We experience or non-experience nothingness or non-existence every day, you just don’t notice it, I do.
@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.
@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.)
@Mikey W, I am not aware when I’m not aware but when I am aware I am aware that I was not aware.
@Ray Butler, yes so nothingness isn’t experienced when you’re not aware. And when you’re thinking about how you weren’t aware before, you are not truly aware, you’re just more aware than you were before. And to think that you weren’t aware in the past is a thought, which is not awareness.
@wesker53r86, Thats bullshit you’re talking. This stuff may be in some random religions but there is no religion in this stuff.
@Mikey W, We cannot access the beyond we can access the prior though. We don’t need to transcend we need to descend.
@EliseTheAstronaut, Paradox? No such thing.
Even a simple cell has a rudimentary awareness, so yes my body retains awareness, atoms and energy have compulsion, but the imagination is neither of these things, the imagination is not even consciousness so it can exit existence, exit the universe because it is not subjected to the laws of this universe, it is something beyond everything else, the image of God.
@Stephen, what do you mean by descend? When you say access the prior are you talking about thinking about the past? I wasn’t talking anything about ascending or descending or seeing into the future.
But you are right, an impression of nothingness is about as close as we come to experiencing or being aware of nothingness, but it is enough to allow us to imagine nothingness, and that is how you experience nothingness.
If you remember the first moment you came into existence you would know how you felt the moment you realized that moments before…you didn’t exist. Even when you have experienced nothing else you know that not existing was the worst possible state and that fear remains the basis for everything you are, even though moments later you first experienced love.
@Mikey W, No not accessing the past. You said true selflessness lies beyond your mental perceptions. I was saying it lays before them too
lol wut is going on hur?
@IJesusChrist, I got lost somewhere between the first and second page
@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:
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