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Sat Jul 12, 2014, 11:59 AM

Food for thought

However, this is very difficult to accomplish but it is something to strive for.


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Quixote1818 Jul 2014 OP
unblock Jul 2014 #1
Quixote1818 Jul 2014 #7
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2014 #2
malthaussen Jul 2014 #3
onehandle Jul 2014 #4
Puzzledtraveller Jul 2014 #6
Puzzledtraveller Jul 2014 #5
angstlessk Jul 2014 #8

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:10 PM

1. if you agree with something 100%, you are being violent.

if you agree with something 100%, you are being violent.

do you see why it is violent?

because you are dismissing any differing views from the rest of mankind.

when you are adamant about any view, you are denying the possibility of a different view.

so when a man who is seeking to understand a view qualifies his confidence to something less than 100%, he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

:snark:

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:16 PM

7. Good point. You got me.

As I said, this is not something probably anyone can accomplish in this day and age. I think it's more about reflection and awareness.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:10 PM

2. One of my favorite philosophers


He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.


suggested reading
The Co-exploration of Consciousness by J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm........... very deep reading

more: http://sulochanosho.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/bohm-and-ug/



David Joseph Bohm was an American theoretical physicist who contributed innovative and unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, philosophy of mind, and neuropsychology. He is considered to be one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:10 PM

3. Yep.

But the temptation to be "patriotic" and stay close to your "isms" is pretty hard for most to deny. Hey, the pressure is enormous.

Nevertheless, a child starving in Nigeria is as much an affront to humanity as a child starving in Appalachia.

-- Mal

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:11 PM

4. McPhilosophy.

So I'm violent because I'm a Liberal? A Democrat? A Kiwanis Member?

Ok...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:14 PM

6. Yep, you are on a roll

I better stear clear of you, so violent and all.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:11 PM

5. *yawn*

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:21 PM

8. I agree totally

but it can never be a one sided application

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