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OfflineScarfmeister
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If you could receive all the answers, would you want to?
    #3057995 - 08/27/04 02:14 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

What if some higher entity would be able to provide you with all the answers. He wold not only tell you the answers to any question but at the same time modify your consciousness so that you would be able to understand them.

What if the answers wasn't what you would want to hear?


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058076 - 08/27/04 02:29 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

What if some higher entity would be able to provide you with all the answers. He wold not only tell you the answers to any question but at the same time modify your consciousness so that you would be able to understand them.

How is that different than my current state?


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058088 - 08/27/04 02:32 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

If I didn't understand it...it wouldn't be much of an answer to me :smirk:


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: trendal]
    #3058112 - 08/27/04 02:40 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

hence the mind modification


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Swami]
    #3058128 - 08/27/04 02:43 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
What if some higher entity would be able to provide you with all the answers. He wold not only tell you the answers to any question but at the same time modify your consciousness so that you would be able to understand them.

How is that different than my current state?




See Swami, you would actually know stuff instead of pretending to know.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058243 - 08/27/04 03:04 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

To know it all would be "hell" IMHO because then you would have boundaries. To me those boundaries would be prision walls.

However, if the answer to everything was boundaryless then, there would be no knowing it all or a know all to give you any definitive answers.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058251 - 08/27/04 03:07 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Oh, I read that wrong :smirk:

In that case: yes. I would like to know everything. It's what I strive for right now, in fact (though I understand it to be an impossibility) :wink:


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058380 - 08/27/04 03:41 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

For a human? Do you realize how little we know, how subjective all our experience is? This seems very impossible, that a human could ever see beyond this simple perception and ego, if it were to happen "you" would stop existing, your personality, your ego. You would see beyond colors and thoughts and duality and morals and emotions and logic

Would I take it? I would, but I doubt my mind would survive it.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Ravus]
    #3058425 - 08/27/04 03:51 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Id want to know when im like 60 so that if it really sucked, I would die soon anyway. I imagine it would be awesome to know everything but it would be a waste of life if you knew at a younger age.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058866 - 08/27/04 05:56 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I dunno about that one mang...it would kinda suck knowing how to do all this different crap you've always wanted to, but still be unable to do any of it

what good would infinate knowledge do ya if you couldn't apply that knowledge in any way?



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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058884 - 08/27/04 06:01 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I suppose that would be akin to using an Ultimate Cheat-code in a video game with invincibility and all levels enabled, etc etc.

So, yes of course I'd take it.  :wink:



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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3058893 - 08/27/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Well I would because I wouldnt want to limit any possible knowledge.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3059292 - 08/27/04 08:15 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

And miss the joy of finding out as much as i could by myself? Hell no!

Kavafis (A Greek poet) writes in a pome called "Ithaka" (where Odysseus was from) :

"To your way to Ithaka,
pray that the journey will be a long winded one ;
Full of fragrand spices,ebony, vibrant markets..."

The truth is that i would be tempted to be an all knower...but if there is nothing more to find out ,what is the purpose of living? (And this is all without taking into consideration wha will happen if you dont like what you find out.Ignorance can be bliss,and that makes me ORGASMIC)


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3059315 - 08/27/04 08:20 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

No
I like learning through experience. If I knew the answers to everything,my life would be boring.


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    #3059516 - 08/27/04 09:15 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: poke smot!]
    #3059711 - 08/27/04 09:59 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

To be?


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: deff]
    #3060285 - 08/28/04 12:34 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

you cant know everything,
we'll just make up new things and not tell you about them.


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: BleaK]
    #3060290 - 08/28/04 12:35 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I'm sure you already do that :smile:


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Re: If you could receive all the answers, would you want to? [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3060467 - 08/28/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It already happened to me. Just look in the mirror and ask that person those questions. They know the answer.


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