ipirate2Re: There were cross-ocean communications ...Sun Jul 8, 2012 08:5318.104.22.168Every hero has to have something to overcome.
"and we no longer regard one side better than another."
It may be that I will never reach a higher consciousness then as even as I recognize the worth of both sides, I do cannot make them equal in my mind. Evil is necessary in many cases but our human instinctive choice, when we can do it, is to the good. For survival and evolution, it is the best choice and superior to the evil.
I see this baby as having a higher consciousness and will follow it's example when I can.
- There were cross-ocean communications ... Baruch, Thu Jul 5 22:08long before Columbus. But on the more metaphysical point ... this is why people like Jung believe in a collective unconscious ... though he stole the idea from Buddhism ... where it is the... more
- Re: There were cross-ocean communications ... ipirate2, Sun Jul 8 08:53
- Self-transcendence .... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 09:40http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_gene Well this may account for the ability of children to see circles and squares as personalities ... but not why adults loose the ability to fantasize or empathize. ... more
- Re: Self-transcendence .... ipirate2, Sun Jul 8 09:47I do not think we lose it. We just choose to compete instead of cooperate. That may be tied to our greed or insecurity. Regards DL
- Great disappointment ... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 09:30nobody ever asked me what my line of classical Chinese verse meant ;-( Philistines, surrounded by Philistines! Shalom
- Several ideas ... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 09:281. The goal is equanimity, to not be overly motivated by good and overly turned off by bad 2. It takes parents several years to corrupt their preschoolers 3. Replace all the bankers and politicians... more
- Re: Several ideas ... ipirate2, Sun Jul 8 09:58I do not dislike God either but as a Gnostic, it is my duty to set the God I found aside, raise the bar of my expectations and try to find a better one. To not do so is idol worship. Regards DL
- For me at this stage of my life ... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 13:12I have gone from better to better in my conception of G-d, ever since I first seriously thought about the subject over 40 years ago. But the highest I have gotten so far, is to try to do good, even... more
- Re: For me at this stage of my life ... ipirate2, Sun Jul 8 13:49We walk in the same direction my friend. Regards DL
- It may be a platitude ... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 17:21but we are walking toward the light, not the darkness. We may have to put up with a few clouds, even thunderstorms, awhile yet. Shalom
- Re: It may be a platitude ... ipirate2, Sun Jul 8 19:57I agree. Statistics are showing us how good we are actually doing even as many of those out of the loop still think the sky is falling. I think this site is excellent if you have time to check their... more
- This TED is factual ... Baruch, Sun Jul 8 22:30though the underlying agenda of TED is globalism/imperialism. Notice that all countries where they don't have extreme poverty/high child mortality ... they are reducing how many children each,... more
- Re: This TED is factual ... ipirate2, Mon Jul 9 13:44No argument. I E. The church against science. Regards DL
- Try tell that to the Europeans re M.E. migration!! (nm) Kasey, Mon Jul 9 05:39