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"A finger is needed to point at the moon, but once the moon is located the finger can be forgotten"

November 24, 2011 at 4:43 am

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

@ devon, Under my understanding yes, definitely true. Look at the two prime forms of meditation as a perfect example, Shamatha and Vispassana. They are the strengthening of the Male and of the Female energies respectively. Shamatha is focus on exactly something and Vispassana is focus on exactly nothing. The present moment is where one will find nothingness.
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Train the powers of focusing on subtleties through Shamatha and truths will begin to manifest themselves to the observer during Vispassana. Train in letting go of perception through Vispassana and your Shamatha meditation will be more immersing and therefore more beneficial. These two forms are a feedback loop. Just like Male and Female are. Figured this out last night.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Train the powers of focusing on subtleties through Shamatha and thoughts will begin to manifest themselves to the observer during Vispassana. Train in letting go of perception through Vispassana and your Shamatha meditation will be more immersing and therefore more beneficial. These two forms are a feedback loop. Just like Male and Female.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Train the powers of focusing on subtleties through Shamatha and thoughts will begin to manifest themselves to the observer during Vispassana. Train in letting go of perception through Vispassana and your Shamatha meditation will be more immersing and therefore more beneficial. These two forms are a feedback loop. Just like Male and Female.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Females have more chemical reactions in the brain, whereas men have more electrical reactions in the brain. The end result is basically, guys are more rational and girls more intuitive. Obviously this is just in general and changes from individual to individual.

Chemical reactions= feeling
Electrical = reasoning

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Females have more chemical reactions in the brain, whereas men have more electrical reactions in the brain. The end result is basically, guys are more rational and girls more intuitive. Obviously this is just in general and changes from individual to individual.

Chemical reactions= feeling
Electrical = reasoning

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

That’s really interesting, I had never heard that. It’d be interesting to see the electrical activity in my brain

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

That’s really interesting, I had never heard that. It’d be interesting to see the electrical activity in my brain

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

@ Alex, I disagree. Yes, guys tend to be more rational and girls more intuitive; but, all thought, whether conscious or not, is electrical. It’s all synapses. Chemical reactions by themselves can’t derive intuition, they are chaotic. I think you mean emotions are chemical reactions, which are not to be confused with thoughts. And yes girls tend to be more emotional but it isn’t because they have more chemical activity, they only tend to associate with their emotions more.

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Profile photo of Kaysea Kaysea (@kedukc) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Thread Derailed…smh.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

It’s all relevant but yeah this is getting pretty off track LOL. But this is what happens when you essentially name a thread: god.

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Profile photo of L.T L.T (@1love) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

It’s all good talk. It was interesting reading all you guy’s arguments and the subject of god does relate to the thread. I was wondering, if god is supposedly be this all mighty being, than is god the same thing as the larger organism that we all are part of? Or is god supposedly the one who rule all including the larger organism? It would be crazy to think if our universe is the tiny cells in god’s “body” and that we all serve a small role.

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Profile photo of Brent Brent (@bhale) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I just stumbled upon this conversation in google search and wanted to throw in my own two cents.

Ray Butler has it right when he makes the “Men in Black” comparison. If we are going to consider that we are an organism inside of a larger organism, then we should consider if the organism we are inside of is part of an even larger organism… and so on and so forth.

This seems completely logical, because as science progresses we are finding out how infinitely vast the Universe is and how vast and infinite each one of our individual bodies are. So, it would seem as if all life is balanced right in the middle.

I think the more important question to ask is whether or not we will ever be able to establish some kind of harmonious communication with that which we perceive as being larger than us, and that which we perceive as being inside of us. If we could do that, then our understanding of the Universe and our role in it would grow exponentially.

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Profile photo of Brent Brent (@bhale) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I just stumbled upon this conversation in google search and wanted to throw in my own two cents.

Ray Butler has it right when he makes the “Men in Black” comparison. If we are going to consider that we are an organism inside of a larger organism, then we should consider if the organism we are inside of is part of an even larger organism… and so on and so forth.

This seems completely logical, because as science progresses we are finding out how infinitely vast the Universe is and how vast and infinite each one of our individual bodies are. So, it would seem as if all life is balanced right in the middle.

I think the more important question to ask is whether or not we will ever be able to establish some kind of harmonious communication with that which we perceive as being larger than us, and that which we perceive as being inside of us. If we could do that, then our understanding of the Universe and our role in it would grow exponentially.

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