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by encode_decode
Sun May 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

A.R._LaBaere wrote:Perhaps there is no infinite, and no wisdom.
Dan Rowden wrote:What argument would you propose for there being no infinite?
I would also like to see the proposed argument for there being no infinite.
by encode_decode
Sun May 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why do people have the desire to talk?
Replies: 55
Views: 3672

Re: Why do people have the desire to talk?

Perhaps for some, becoming a monk as did Hukuin is perceived to be the 'fast track' to extinguishing the fire of desire, but for most, especially those who have a family at the time of their awakening, a less-intense path to liberation would seem to be the more reasonable path/choice. Obviously the...
by encode_decode
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Even forever is a creation of causation.
What causes forever?
by encode_decode
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Physical Creation Consider the birth of a human being, for example. the parents would constitute the main "cause" of the child, while space would merely be a "background condition". The latter would be relegated to its lowly status because, although it is necessary for the child’s existence, it lac...
by encode_decode
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Existence is always dualistic in nature. Just as "up" can only exist in relation to "down", and "big" in relation to "small", so too an existing object can only exist in relation to what is not that object. In more formal language, "A" (which stands for any object or event in the Universe) is alway...
by encode_decode
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Space - this could be fun. So in my universe of ones - totality is already there - the universe contains everything necessary to create a total of x amount of ones; x being a very large number. Now lets say it is not a universe of ones but instead a universe of any numbers. A certain amount of ones ...
by encode_decode
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Speaking of mathematical examples - I have used this example before elsewhere in life, when chatting with people on and off the internet - it is not necessarily causal the way I have written it but it could possibly be picked apart to make it causal in nature. I imagine the number one - lots of ones...
by encode_decode
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

I turned 42 today - I will be back - I have to go help a friend dig a trench to run some cables through. Please excuse my absence - I have still been reading all the posts. @ David - yes I am certain I can provide a couple of examples with space and mathematics. I should not be any longer than 12 ho...
by encode_decode
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

David Quinn wrote:What about space? Or a mathematical point?
Would you be by any chance, referring to:
David Quinn wrote:Objects are not only dependent on internal factors, but they rely on external ones as well, which now leads us to the second proof.
or have I missed something entirely?
by encode_decode
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

My favorite sentence in the whole section called "The Logical Proof of Cause and Effect" is:
David Quinn wrote:We are like the fist that vanishes as soon as the hand is opened.
Fist being dependent on the hand being configured(arranged) in a certain way.
by encode_decode
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

I am going to quote the whole second paragraph even though I have quoted the first. It is easy to see that an object cannot exist without its constituent parts. A car, for example, cannot exist without the engine, wheels, doors and windows which comprise it. Eliminate these things and the car automa...
by encode_decode
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

The Logical Proof of Cause and Effect There are two ways of proving that things cannot arise without cause. The first involves recognizing that a thing cannot exist without its constituent parts, while the second involves recognizing that a thing cannot exist in the absence of an external reality. ...
by encode_decode
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Something caused the following discourse and I am not certain it was the ego. This might sound sarcastic and please I do not want it to come across this way. Just to be illustrative I want to make a pointless statement: I wonder where the English language came from. You will notice a few additions t...
by encode_decode
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

"Philosophic truth" is as good a label as any. I agree. I don't see any point to over complicate the matter. Yes, in a sense. It is utterly impossible for anything to arise that could overturn these philosophic truths. At the same time, everything that we experience authenticates them. I am glad yo...
by encode_decode
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Thank you David, Dan, Russell and Pam :) There is a particular class of logical truth, specifically in the realm of philosophy, which is very meaningful as far as the empirical world is concerned, and yet whose validity is solely garnered by the sheer logic underpinning them and not on any empirical...
by encode_decode
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Great. "In cultivating your mind, know how to dive in the hidden deeps." Translated by John C. H. Wu, 1961 - From Ch. 8 I just wanna backup to chapter one before I move on, and ask the remaining questions that you mention in the section called 'The Will to Unconsciousness' at paragraph one. Why isn'...
by encode_decode
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

I find your answer regarding science to contain a more balanced perspective, as opposed to the one sided perspective that I offered, which came from the question asked: What is an example? As you are already aware from your comment: I’m not saying you are doing this. You would also notice the extend...
by encode_decode
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

@ Russell Parr - That clears things up in my head - I appreciate that. Now, the ego isn't bad in itself. It is a necessary part of our being. But as far as perspective goes, it is severely limited. To be enlightened is to have the ability to see through one's ego, to put it in its proper place withi...
by encode_decode
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Indeed. It is kind of freaky I think. I also think science strips a way at us more than just the ability to think beyond it. I noticed a whole bunch of questions I can answer without the help of science, and these answers are more important to me than all of science put together. What is an example...
by encode_decode
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Dan Rowden wrote:The issue of how enlightenment engages with the world is a secondary matter to what enlightenment actually is. I don't think the latter point is meaningful without the former having been first determined.
Would you mind elaborating Dan? I think I might have missed something there.
by encode_decode
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Entering the Logical Realm "Some people try to peep at the heavens through a tube, or aim at the earth with an awl. These implements are too small for the purpose. You will find many like this." I noticed you quoted Master Chuang at the beginning of the chapter named "Entering the Logical Realm" an...
by encode_decode
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

@ David - Before we start exploring chapter two "Entering the Logical Realm" I just wanted to ask a couple of general questions. What are your thoughts on science in general? What do you think of artificial intelligence? And a less general question . . . Do you think we can improve our lives and wor...
by encode_decode
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Magnificent David . . . Magnificent. :) It is at this point that we can finally begin to understand the spiritual concept of faith. The genuine faith of a spiritual man has nothing to do with blindly clinging to an unprovable belief, as the Christians would have it. On the contrary, it involves purs...
by encode_decode
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

That makes sense - I can imagine eternity from what you say. Now I move on to the last section in the chapter of cause and effect entitled "The Will to Unconsciousness". I quote the entire first paragraph: It is sometimes said to me, "It all sounds too simple and convenient for my liking. If cause a...
by encode_decode
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 7202

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Your previous answer to my previous question is quite interesting to me David and I would like to revisit that one day but for now I want to move on to my next query which is: In the chapter on cause and effect - In the section The Eternal Nature of Cause and Effect - I quote the fifth paragraph: A ...