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by Roncooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism
Replies: 416
Views: 18042

This is from Kabir Seekers, what comes and goes is Maya. The guardian knows no time, never went anywhere, never came. The beloved -- could he be a turtle or a fish? Does he go around killing goblins? He is kind, he knows no rancor. Tell me, who should he kill? Don't call the master a boar, he never ...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8896

I remember Elizabeth Taylor portrayed you with a southern accent. Was that accurate?


Ron
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 41225

I would like to represent the mystical side of the argument. When I want to learn about a subject I study the lessons from the experts, or the awakened ones in this case. These sages say that consciousness is like water that takes the shape of the vessel it is in. I'm sure you have heard this many t...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism
Replies: 416
Views: 18042

I just completed an excellent book by Swami Vivekananda. It is called "What Religion Is," from Vedanta Press. It is a summary of his writings. He is a Hindu but he fully embraces the Buddhist path with the exception of the anatman philosophy. Another comment I enjoyed about Hinduism and Buddhism cam...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8896

Last Saturday we went to a local movie theater to see a simulcast of an opera. During the intermission the hostess was interviewing the two leads for the next opera coming next month. One lead was a female soprano playing Cleopatra and the other was a male tenor playing Julius Caesar. When answering...
by Roncooper
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8896

AJ Thank you for the reply. I think we are in agreement that our society devalues those who follow their heart. In fact I agree with almost everything you wrote. I am just worried that labeling attributes as masculine or feminine is problematic for about half the human race. I have worked with brill...
by Roncooper
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8896

Here I am a year late as usual. IMHO the masculine/feminine stereotypes have outlived their usefulness. I would guess that only half of the women today come close to fitting the female type, and the same 50% would hold for men and the male type. Of course there are physical and reproductive differe...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Story
Replies: 324
Views: 18530

I would like to say a few words about our white blood cells. These poor fellows typically live for only a few days and yet they save our lives on a daily basis. I wonder if they have any sense of the whole body, or whether they are athiests. It is an interesting example of the relationship between t...
by Roncooper
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 11227

Here is link to time dilation experiments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafele%e2% ... experiment

Please explain where they went wrong. I have an open mind, but these experiments are pretty convincing.

Ron

Ron
by Roncooper
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 30503

Al, Thanks for the link that shows the power of the scientific method to debunk theories. I am convinced by the author of the article. Perhaps I shouldn't be. Rom Isn't mathematics wonderful? The transcendent reality unsoiled by nature. I dare say nothing we do has infinite precision, which by your ...
by Roncooper
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 30503

Rom,

You threw me a curve. Gravity isn't one of Newton's laws of motion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion

I don't have anything else to say about the wave particle duality. It would be repitition at this point.


Ron
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 30503

Rom posted Here are couple of questions for you Ron: 1) When examining quantum phenomena does the method of observation/measurement affect the observed result: wave or particle? Or is it the otherway around? 2) Have Newton's laws of motion ever been proved? In response to question 1, there are some ...
by Roncooper
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 30503

Rom, For me the important part of the wave particle duality is the fact that it takes two stories to describe the behavior of the simplest thing there is. To answer your question: If one defines a thing by its attributes, (for instance, if an animal looks and smells like a cat, and lives and dies li...
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Story
Replies: 324
Views: 18530

Clemsy wrote: We don't appreciate the power of story. Story, after all, is how humans make sense of the world at every level: from the personal story inside your head (and don't we like to make up stories in there! lol!) to the story of your home, family and circle of friends, to the story of your p...
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 30503

In 1972 I took an anthropology course and did a report on that book. My interpretation was that he blamed drugs for their behavior, and not some ingrained physical reason.

In any case, he attacked the noble savage myth and should be condemned.

Ron