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  1. Free Will/Choice?

    In order for something to happen there must be a subject and object. There is no such thing as subject and object, you are most certainly the totality manifesting itself here and now, therefore nothing happened. And even if we were to ignore the context, even then the question would still arise: When did you make the conscious decision to be at this point in the way you are right now! Is the limited reasoning faculty you call you really you?? Is that artificial compartment of a few cognitive and physiological functions which were abstracted from the whole, really in control? I can choose to drink pepsi instead of water, but I can't chose to drink or not. I can choose to take a walk instead of playing a video game, but I can't choose to not get bored. And even those choices are totally determined by unconscious patterns resultant from the specific genetic code and specific life-experience. What you call I is actually an extremely superficial phenomena that worships itself in total ignorance of the infinite primordial forces which underlie it and totally determine both it and its circumstances. Existence is indivisible.
  2. Stages of Progression/Enlightenment

    Void probably means not thought, void is not non-phenomena. "The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty space , that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends. The door and windows are cut out to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space, that its use depends. Therefore, what has existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that, for usefulness." Tao te Ching, Legge translation A Cup of Tea Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?” Who cares about what other people say the steps are?? If you follow the path you don't need other people telling you what you experience... I am not enlightened, I actually suffer from social anxiety lol, but it seems to me that playing with thought patterns is not the right thing, and that the right thing would be to just go. Here is an example: when cattle defecate, they do it without trying.
  3. How do we know what's yin and what's yang . Really.

    I get it, you mean negative space is like a void (that needs to be filled?)..but what would then differentiate void from plain nothing? The void is plain nothing. -1 would be more than a void, "emptier than void"... I mean, in that book the guy is bewildered by the loss of his wife who wants to leave him, and the subsequent desire that her confession arouses in him amplifies that feeling of loss, and that intense feeling of loss which he felt because of unfulfiled desire is what is refered to as "negative space".
  4. how to give up on life without giving up on life?

    Without trying... Who gives up on what? maybe a butterfly was crushed 10.000 years ago by the buttcheek of a primitive man and the chain reaction will ultimately result in a jet plane falling on my house and killing me while I am on the toilet reading the weather forecast.
  5. How do we know what's yin and what's yang . Really.

    I would argue that beyond being and non-being means beyond abstraction. Non-existence cannot be so it would be ridiculous to say that it is beyond non-existence. This would also fit into the general context... I have never witnessed such a thing as -1 in my life, it also seems illogical for there to be such a thing as -1...but maybe I am wrong
  6. Qi cultivation and before that

    I am not saying that women are inferior. Women are wonderful! It would be ridiculous to denigrate would be like denigrating the flesh and upholding the bones. Edit: About the vital substance, maybe it is more than one substance, maybe it is a chain reaction. Maybe it is a complex bio-chemical and implicitly bio-energetic chain reaction and not simply one substance. But it still seems to me that testosterone probably plays a primary part in this.
  7. Magic and occultism

    Ok man....if you say so. Although it seems quite uncanny...
  8. Qi cultivation and before that

    What is Qi. Jing, Vijnya, Mana or whatever name everyone calls it? Could it be something more down-to-earth than some secret substance which no one knows except by speculation? Maybe it is testosterone. Let's look at this clearly...are there any reference to women cultivating chi (or vital energy whatever anyone calls it) in any *ancient (pre 1000 ad) texts anywhere in the world? If not then we can argue that it is the cultivation of something specific to men. It also involves semen retention (or are there references, in ancient texts <1000 AD, that deny it?). Semen retention is clearly linked to the raising testosterone levels. And why would men cultivate such a thing? What practical* (or 'not related to fashion') use could it have? Cultivating testosterone would be something extremely practical for many reasons. And testosterone is also linked to the effects that are said to result from the cultivation of "vital energy", namely bliss, sharpness of mind, awareness, strength, presence, dominance...etc etc And then the sexual ankhing would also make sense, since the system drastically increases the flow of testosterone when you are strongly sexually arroused and such.
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  10. How do we know what's yin and what's yang . Really.

    Hmmmm, yep. If there can be degrees of non-existence then yes _______________ Fun irellevancy: I have read a long time ago that Lewis Carroll actually wrote alice in wonderland as a satire about abstract mathematics or something of that sort. edit: I think the correct term is "symbolic mathematics"... anyway, found an article about it:
  11. How do we know what's yin and what's yang . Really.

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  12. Certainly this can't be good for the baby?

    ROFL!!! Damn existential nazis man....they always wanna be specialz...
  13. How close are you of being a Taoist?

    So the tao is like....literature?