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    Enlightenment in one sentence so brief it's almost an insult

    Enlightenment is realising you are not a cell, you are not even the body of the organism of which a cell is a constituent, but you are the holistic consciousness of the body.
    I fucking hate the cold! - Wim Hof

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    An actor especially must understand this, since their job is to live out artificial egos!
    I fucking hate the cold! - Wim Hof

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    Using other peoples heads as stairs to walk up the steps of knowledge to the party of wisdom.
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    Society and all it's laws and customs are a consensual hallucination most are too terrified to wake up from.
    For some, "how", not "why", is the fundamental unit of measure for curiosity. This divergence is neither parallel, nor straight. Where one might have a "why?-5" problem, it might only be a "how?-2" question. But then, there are also many things where the "why?" is immediately obvious but the "how?" is best measured in centuries of perpetual wonder. Both approaches have their drawbacks.

    If one is superior, the other is unaware of it.

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    ok this thread is embarrassing now.
    I fucking hate the cold! - Wim Hof

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    All things radiate forth an intense aliveness.
    ...the origin of emotional sickness lay in people’s belief that they were their personalities...
    "The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~Carl Jung

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    Quote Originally Posted by kali View Post
    ok this thread is embarrassing now.
    Nah. Ok, maybe. But!

    I get what you're saying in the OP. I've had the same thoughts way too many times.

    Evolution, cells cooperating with cells eventually leading to "us". Us? What is us? What is me? A colony of cooperative cells? What is my consciousness given all this? What is "my" in the first place? It's confusing, so I can understand the joking atmosphere in this thread. I don't know where else to go with these thoughts.''

    I could turn this into a run-on sentence if you like.
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    I don't find you a potential threat to human society, you're not crazy. Feces.

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    Empty your mind. Be formless. Shapeless. Like water. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

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