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by adirondack
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

adirondack Wrote: ah, nice. And that existence is not my experience. I realize, but am not such an essence. Same as I am not the tree, but can reason and feel and using my spirit, discern what it is like to experience the tree as a man. Now in the reverse, I am nothing but this essence. I am nothin...
by adirondack
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

Spiritual discernment of what? Not sure how to handle your statement; looking to pry open more of what you might have meant. Today's definition of philosophy dooesn't include a metaphysical aspect. If we want to talk about "Divine Wisdom" then we are assumming that some sort of "power" that is tran...
by adirondack
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

I'm not going to give a murderer the honor of possessing excellence. That's the sense I mean. Of course a Samurai might think otherwise about honour,... [edited]Not sure what you mean, because my faint idea of what a samurai is consists of any aggression against the earthly established order to whi...
by adirondack
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

Neoplato wrote:So it sounds to me that "Spiritual Discernment" may be the word that includes the metaphysical aspect of philosophy.
Spiritual discernment of what? Not sure how to handle your statement; looking to pry open more of what you might have meant.
by adirondack
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

We might disagree here, Adirondack, if doing some task well is what excellence is then why can’t a professional killer be excellent? A professional killer may not be adorable but can be pretty good at doing the task of killing, no? :?: I'm not going to give a murderer the honor of possessing excell...
by adirondack
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

Some people might appear jaded in their faith , right Adirondack? I/d say it is quite possible to boil down governance to the act of taking care of families and within the families to take care of one’s own conduct in order to take care of people everywhere. The only overarching external governance...
by adirondack
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 140020

The question remains do we freely choose the course of action we take? I've been mulling this conversation over waiting to see if anything would sprout in my mind as to what I think. I think I might know what you mean romansh and even agree. Correct me if I'm wrong as to what you mean exactly, but ...
by adirondack
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Art of Discourse II
Replies: 281
Views: 31949

Adirondack, you last post is: Oh, it is my favorite. Anyway, I won't belabor the point... Maybe it will help you to think of this conversation between you and I as a work in progress. I am and it is helping me when I think that way. It's fluid, not static. It's dynamic and spontaneous. That's why w...
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

Oh, it is my favorite. Anyway, I won't belabor the point... Maybe it will help you to think of this conversation between you and I as a work in progress. I am and it is helping me when I think that way. It's fluid, not static. It's dynamic and spontaneous. That's why when I gave my response of [A] ...
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

Okay, Dack. The point is, back when you said you thought there is a unifying myth. I responded, "Okay, what is it?" You answered with "I guess you don't know." That wasn't an answer. It reads like a hedge and feels like a game. This similar to the 'game' you played with the 'evil buddhists' posts. ...
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

I knew you knew. Hah! Saying you 'knew I knew,' Dack, doesn't necessarily mean you knew what I know and I still don't know what you meant by I think there is a unifying myth. You gave an answer as to what the unifying myth is. If you don't believe in what you linked me as what came to your mind as ...
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Republic of Fools
Replies: 336
Views: 12795

good quote Neoplato

"spiritual understanding" - sweet phrase.
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

But very few consider these "things" as interrelated or part of a network that cannot be seen or interpreted through the lens of science. And psychologically, the view is similar. I wouldn't incline the mind on what you assume others think. Though I personally find it fruitful to assume other peopl...
by adirondack
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

I knew you knew. Hah! Saying you 'knew I knew,' Dack, doesn't necessarily mean you knew what I know and I still don't know what you meant by I think there is a unifying myth. You gave an answer as to what the unifying myth is. If you don't believe in what you linked me as what came to your mind as ...
by adirondack
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is a Myth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6093

What are your thoughts on this example? No unifying myth in that room! I think it's present. To go along with your example, it would appear that nobody in that room realizes that though; especially if whomever said there wasn't (referring to your comment) was also in that room and everybody else in...