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[DDJ Meaning] Chapter 42

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Enjoyed the Feynman lecture ... being a minor aficionado of quantum mechanics ... and will likely visit the imaginary numbers thread ... being a minor aficionado of mathematics. 

 

I often sit in wonder of all the fine and detailed knowledge we gather in various technical pursuits ... and at how little it seems to affect our everyday lives.

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1 hour ago, OldDog said:

Enjoyed the Feynman lecture ... being a minor aficionado of quantum mechanics ... and will likely visit the imaginary numbers thread ... being a minor aficionado of mathematics. I often sit in wonder of all the fine and detailed knowledge we gather in various technical pursuits ... and at how little it seems to affect our everyday lives.

 

That is called being unconscious.   Living without purpose.  Being unable to comprehend how to live.   Lack of integration of conceptual knowledge and being.   Lack of being.
Many "scientists" today are human beings who have no being, and live in a souped up brain that processes data on steroids, whilst the soul is slowly dying.
Science used to mean something else in the days of Ancient Greece.   It was a way of being, of individual being, of tradition of learning, it had soul.
Today ... some science speakers you can look straight through them, all that is there is data, soulless high speed mouths.

 

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The best part of quantum physics is that we can observe it and change the outcome of the experiment. If science is in the self interest of science and not for humanity it is a waste of time. The best part of science is the attempt to explain something that has already happened.

 

The knowledge of energy and the non physical world allows us to use the information to change the outcome of the experiment, change karma ,change our future, change DNA itself. That is some weird shit. 

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The study of electricity and magnetism was not done in the interest of humanity but out of pure curiosity and its practical utility at the time was as good as absent. One simply cannot foresee what kind of fundamental research will or will not prove useful in the future.

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Just like penicillin being an accident discovery that benefited humanity by mistake. What if we put our minds on humanity or actually had a unifying force to connect all branches of science, Each department of science would be able to talk to each other and have great advancement for humans that would be cool. 

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The problem with fundamental science is that it concerns itself with things we don't yet understand, and that's why we can't predict whether or not a certain form of fundamental research will be of benefit to humanity.

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Lets go back

 

 

The Dao begot one,
one gave birth and then there was two.
Two begot three.
And so the Ten Thousand Things were formed.

 

What is the one? The very first cell to come alive. As we know, cells can multiply, so then we have two. etc etc life begins:)

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On 8/25/2018 at 5:16 PM, rideforever said:

 

These don't seem to be correct, this is about the creation of the universe.

Way gave birth to One > source of the universe.
One gave birth to Two > fundamental polarity, yin-yang
Two gave birth to Three > ?
Three gave birth to 10,000 > all the myriad things here

 

Cannot be Heaven, Earth, Man .... because Man does not precede the 10,000 things
Cannot be Movement, Energy, Qi .... because One does not Move, Two moves, and Qi is Energy ... this is also a bit vague

 

So I can only assume that Two gave birth to Three means simply that Yin-Yang creates.

 

Tao gave birth tot the Source of the Universe
Source manifested through a pair of fundamental alternating polarities YinYang

YinYang is creative

What was created was 10,000 things.

 

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I always read it as creation. 3=creation. For example, man+woman=baby. The baby can't survive on it's own, so now you have something new, a family of three. I guess all life and probably all of the universe is the same.

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That equation would be 1Y+1X=1( X or Y)+(1Y+1X)

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Meaning that all the universe isn't the same, that is a false presumption which you inadvertently added. 

If it were true , then 2y or 2x would also yield a baby. 

Additionally , one should ask how the hell would some old Chinese guy know about cells ,2200 years before they were discovered, or the beginning of the Universe for that matter. 

The reasonable answer is that he didn't ,, though you may , and you are now inserting your knowledge into the brain case of someone else ,and are attributing godlike powers to mere mortals, to account for it.

>> and why would anyone make THAT choice?  

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"two gives birth to three"

I think this is best portrayed by the vesica pisces

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the area where opposites find common ground and creation takes place; and maybe the opposite is the masonic checkerboard,where the opposites never find common ground and just succeed each other in a state of oblivion; and maybe these two states are phases of the cycle like inhalation exhalation

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There is never just one, it is a manner of talking indicating that the two come from the same place.   

 

Ugh just had a really awful thought that all existence is a cyclical thing where beings are created who are confused, run around helplessly, then finally find out that they aren't separate and then vanish.   Rinse repeat, endlessly.  Ugh.

 

But ... I suppose we have to trust that something important is happening and it's worthwhile .... hmmm

 

But enlightened beings are real, so they seem to become permanent structures ... perhaps in a different universe

 


 

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12 hours ago, rideforever said:

Ugh just had a really awful thought that all existence is a cyclical thing where beings are created who are confused, run around helplessly, then finally find out that they aren't separate and then vanish.   Rinse repeat, endlessly.  Ugh.

 

Ah... then read the Tai Yi Sheng Shui :

 

https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/18957-the-water-book-taiyi-sheng-shui-太一生水/

 

https://terebess.hu/english/tao/taiyi.html

 

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