What do you do when you encounter unequivocal first hand proof that you do not actually exist?
You stop believing. You stop playing the game and begin living.
If that is non-sensical to you, then you need to check and see if the evidence put forward to prove your non existence is in fact legitimate.
When that evidence is the structure of your own perception, it requires you to dig deep.
No this isn’t. Religion.
No, it’s not philosophy.
No it’s not a belief system.
It’s the rejection of belief based on direct evidence of the selfless structure of reality.
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@Ray Butler, no that’s the mental comprehension of nothing. Blankness, blackness, darkness, emptiness. It’s beyond the brain and what you think nothing to be. If you’re brain was taken out, would you still have any existence or awareness? Awareness is not something produced by the brain from what I’ve experienced. You can’t explain or think your way into it… and congrats on your experience man. I really could care less what you can experience and I’m unaware of or whatever. Think what you want, this argument is pointless because again it’s not something I can even describe so I’m not sure why I’m trying. I really have to stop getting into petty arguments on this site. Nothing good comes out of them. The real information comes when you stop pondering and thinking all the time and developing theories.
@wesker53r86, God and religion are irrelevant, there are 2 things only that are important enough to commit to memory 1) The choice to love or hate, because the sake of everything depends on it and 2) your passion in life, because it doesn’t nessecarily make life easier but it makes life worth it. That is what keeps you sane.
@Mikey W, (no not necessarily YOUr words as paradox… I think you guys are talking about the same thing, you’re just talking about it with different words, and from different perspectives.)
(Everything anyone EVER says is paradox.)
You may be right about where they come from, I did say it is a theory. But the brain is what we use to translate it into an order that we can then communicate. Our thoughts are a product of experience/memory, emotion and imagination, but the end product of thought is after it has been through those 3 things, the original thought is from the consciousness of all things.
@wesker53r86, The inter-page Black hole!!!
We’re discussing selflessness.
Sounds crazy right? It’s not. in fact. I’ve collected a few Academic/mainstream sources on the topic:
Yeah totally agree the brain does all of those things and does them well. I just don’t see how we are the brain. Are we the brain?
If you take very seriously the idea that the brain does all these things, but the brain is not the self what kind of conclusions do you come to?
@Ray Butler, but this isn’t something I’m trying to debate. It’s beyond debate for me. It’s not a theory or what I believe to be true. Something can’t be confused with nothing, because I can’t “think” about experiencing nothing. It’s not a concept I can think myself into knowing, and isn’t a concept in itself. It’s pure awareness, which must be experienced.. no philosophy involved.