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by Ryan Rudolph
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Statement about Solway and Trump
Replies: 744
Views: 17379

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

Hey Guys, I couldn''t help myself with this one - I know its been awhile - It seems to me that this whole issue between Kevin & David boils down to the following question – What is more of a threat to wisdom/survival of the species? 1. An unstable narcissist being the leader of the most powerful cou...
by Ryan Rudolph
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Purpose & Purposelessness
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Purpose & Purposelessness

I have had quite a bit of anxiety as of late due to precarious living conditions, and I notice that is not something you can think your way out of. On the contrary, ones thoughts have the potential to entangle into a deeper web of anxiety because the thoughts are a reaction to the anxiety. This stat...
by Ryan Rudolph
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Anxiety & Docility
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Anxiety & Docility

I think the key with anxiety is rather than reacting to it by clinging onto finite concerns with more intensity, which becomes a negative cognitive feedback loop, one needs to learn how to ease away in solitude, or perhaps use that disruption as an opportunity to learn some new skill. Sometimes anxi...
by Ryan Rudolph
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: New blog site: Genius Realms
Replies: 30
Views: 17225

Re: New blog site: Genius Realms

I think this article based site is a good idea. Blogs are good for addressing a particular focus of thought as a comprehensive whole all in one shot.
by Ryan Rudolph
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus
Replies: 81
Views: 8991

Re: Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus

David Quinn, As much as I dislike Osho, he looks like an utter genius with his comments on Jesus compared to the way you reduce Jesus to a mere cog in Jewish cultural history. Talk about misreading the Gospels ..... originally, hearing Osho speak on videos turned me off of him as a philosopher due t...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus
Replies: 81
Views: 8991

Re: Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus

Diebert, History shows that the transaction based religion prospered (Jesus the Lamb died for atonement, evolving into mainstream banking econonomy) while the puritan die-hard branch died out. It was like sowing seed on a rocky patch there though. Buddha might not have survived three days! So you ar...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus
Replies: 81
Views: 8991

Osho - Comparing Buddha And Jesus

I thought this is was interesting. Osho is suggesting that Jesus was far more fiery and less refined than Buddha because was had died so young, and didn't have the chance to mature fully into enlightenment. I think there was a story of Jesus where he whipped moneylenders in the town square. This is ...
by Ryan Rudolph
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Synchronicity: Fact or Fraud?
Replies: 106
Views: 23134

Re: Synchronicity: Fact or Fraud?

It is odd that Tomas picked this one because Cory recently brought up the subject of Synchronicity the other day to David, and now this post has been raised from the dead so to speak. Do not ban Tomas Dan, he means no harm. He is just a playful joker. Here is an example of Synchronicity taken from t...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Toolbox of the Master
Replies: 21
Views: 2523

Re: The Toolbox of the Master

Cory, That is an aspect of Kierkegaard I didn't fully understand. Another thing to mention is that each philosopher creates a sort of personality meme, and some of the traits are inevitably transferred into the general population by those who are inspired. I now see your motivation for devaluing guy...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Toolbox of the Master
Replies: 21
Views: 2523

The Toolbox of the Master

There are many approaches to inspire an interest in philosophy in others, which depend on ones personality, ones personal interests and ones overall temperament compared to who you are dealing with at the time. After a discussion with Cory, and things he has brought up, I have given more thought to ...
by Ryan Rudolph
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Parenting through the lens of non-duality.
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Parenting through the lens of non-duality.

On Parenting - In my opinion, parenting is about passive and active techniques. I view the passive techniques as a bit more submissive, the passive is about listening, acceptance, unconditional love, and just giving the space, freedom, comfort and security necessary for your child’s unique personali...
by Ryan Rudolph
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Bob Dylan and genius
Replies: 98
Views: 34207

Re: Bob Dylan and genius

yes, in judging Dylan's level of consciousness, I am assuming his lyrics are indicative of his own self-referential mind state at that moment, and this is indeed an assumption, and could be false depending on whether he was merely acting out as a persona, or his former self at an earlier time. Befor...
by Ryan Rudolph
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Bob Dylan and genius
Replies: 98
Views: 34207

Re: Bob Dylan and genius

talking ass, All labels are limited, but Dylan did have a rare ability to present metaphor, vivid imagery, persuasive argument and heart-felt experiences through the genre of story telling folk music. That is why he did possess some genius in many of his observations. However, like many of us, I thi...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Bob Dylan and genius
Replies: 98
Views: 34207

Re: Bob Dylan and genius

hey talking ass, this is another one of his later songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9EKqQWPjyo Some of the lyrics are okay - Here is more of an artist though, not a full blown philosopher, he doesn't perfect his craft, he only presents what is happening what is within him or others. His lyrics ...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Jean Meslier (1678-1733)
Replies: 18
Views: 2463

Re: Jean Meslier (1678-1733)

Bob, Which is to live a lie for the sake of the almighty buck (venting or not) and suffer the consequences. "All instincts that cannot be released outwards will turn inwards." (Nietzsche) "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Christ) "To thine own self be true." (Shakespeare) hey Bob, I actually agree ...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Bob Dylan and genius
Replies: 98
Views: 34207

Re: Bob Dylan and genius

this post is an oldie, but I can't help but comment. I probably have a bit of a bias towards Bob Dylan because he was one of the major musical figures I used to rebel agaisn't pressure to be listen to nothing but the Beatles in my home. His lyrics are decent in the sense that they provide vivid imag...
by Ryan Rudolph
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Jean Meslier (1678-1733)
Replies: 18
Views: 2463

Re: Jean Meslier (1678-1733)

interesting fellow indeed. I can actually sympathize with his inability to come clean about his real feelings towards the church. Back then, the church was one of the biggest 'corporations' in town, and there wasn't much opportunity for survival, as I do not believe Europe had much of a safety net b...
by Ryan Rudolph
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: LSD and group mind experiences.
Replies: 22
Views: 4441

Re: LSD and group mind experiences.

Diebert,

I don't have a strong desire to use LSD either. I actually never have, but some of the claims give rise to wonder. Especially on the subject of permanent altering of biological conditioning.
by Ryan Rudolph
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: LSD and group mind experiences.
Replies: 22
Views: 4441

LSD and group mind experiences.

What I read over the years from many sources is that users of LSD report that this drug can result in what is called telepathic group mind experiences. Personally, I have never taken the drug, but I am a little curious about this. My intellectual curiosity is not so much on the experience itself, bu...
by Ryan Rudolph
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom
Replies: 17
Views: 4745

Re: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom

Diebert, It might become a wise thing to increasingly unplug from the stream of updates and chatter, even when filtered for "quality". The mind might get hooked on these subtle forms of "small excitements", the glowing screen, the control of the keyboard and mouse, the fast pacing, sharing the space...
by Ryan Rudolph
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Mistakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Mistakes

Being on disability has its merits, it creates a certain fearlessness, one doesn't have to worry about the consequences of ones actions as much because ones survival isn't dependent on a corrupt system of imperfect judgmental individuals.. However, I'm going to become a bit more fearless on facebook...
by Ryan Rudolph
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Mistakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Mistakes

Elizabeth, The biggest problem I see with work contacts being exposed to ones truth-based philosophy is that if individuals who are your supervisors misinterpret or even somewhat comprehend what you say, they can quickly conclude that you are crazy, and if you offend them with truth-based values, th...
by Ryan Rudolph
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Mistakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Mistakes

Since we are on the topic of mistakes, I will openly reiterate again as I have done previous that I do not believe I am living the full ideal of enlightenment, due to attachments in my life, and also my dependence on working for a ‘questionable’ company, which does create a self-protective vice, or ...
by Ryan Rudolph
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom
Replies: 17
Views: 4745

Re: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom

Cory, Most people have the intelligence required to realize wisdom, so don't talk as if people are too dumb to understand you. What humanity lacks is pain tolerance, a rebelliousness against the reality of submission, and the ability to love reality. What I mean is that they do not have the emotiona...
by Ryan Rudolph
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom
Replies: 17
Views: 4745

Re: "Intellectbook" Undermining facebook to promote wisdom

And thinking back, I believe this has happened numerous times before in our epic philosophical quest...lol...

I have always had difficulty remembering the origin of ideas...whether it was an original thought, read, or spoken by another.