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The Cosmic Joke
    #3999797 - 04/01/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

In order to cut through the ambitious processes of ego, we must understand how we use our projections as credentials to prove our existence. The source of the effort to confirm our solidity is an uncertainty, we seek to prove our own existence by finding a reference point outside ourselves, something with which we have a relationship, something solid to feel separate from. But the whole enterprise is questionable if we really look back and back and back. Perhaps we have penetrated a gigantic hoax?

The hoax is the sense of solidity of 'I' and 'other'. This dualistic fixation comes from nothingness. In the beginning there was open space, zero, self-contained, without relationship. But in order to confirm zeroness, we must create one to prove that zero exists. But even that is not enough; we might get stuck with just one and zero. So we begin to advance , venture out and out. We create two to confirm ones existence, then we go out again and confirm two by three, three by four, and so on to infinity. This is what is called Samara, the continuous vicious cycle of confirmation of existence. One confirmation needs another confirmation needs another........

The attempt to confirm our solidity is very painful. Constantly we find ourselves suddenly slipping off the edge of a floor which has appeared to extend endlessly. Then we must attempt to save ourselves from death by immediately building an extension to the floor in order to make it appear endless again. We think we are safe on our seemingly solid floor, but then we slip off again and have to build another extension. We do not realize that the whole process is unnecessary, that we do not need a floor to stand on, that we have been building all of these floors on ground level. Their was never any danger or need for support. In fact, our occupation of extending the floor to secure our ground is a big joke, the biggest joke of all, a cosmic joke. :lol:


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: egghead1]
    #4000006 - 04/01/05 01:41 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

child to the other: you are stupid!
other child:yes you are!

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:smile:


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: egghead1]
    #4000038 - 04/01/05 01:46 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

In order to cut through the ambitious processes of ego...

And have you cut through?


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: egghead1]
    #4000059 - 04/01/05 01:51 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)


:wink:

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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: Swami]
    #4001042 - 04/01/05 04:50 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

This cutting through is a practice. You don't just cut through once and that's it. The processes of ego has both gross and subtle characteristics, it takes alot of time, patience,perseverance and mindfulness to be totally free from them. I see the cosmic joke in moments of clarity and insight, and in those moments i am free. Of course their are times when I'm completely  caught up in the dualistic processes of ego,  so to answer your question, No the final, complete and thorough cut is yet to come.  :wink:


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: MAIA]
    #4011724 - 04/04/05 07:02 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thats an entriely different kind of cosmic joke :lol:


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train station to zero G (pa russkya pravda) [Re: egghead1]
    #4011886 - 04/04/05 09:32 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

when the kenya beanpole & the quito skyhook are up & running, i will gladly take a cablecar to a geosych upstation...
howzabout u?


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: gnrm23]
    #4011898 - 04/04/05 09:39 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:lol: Wild Fanatasies :lol:


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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: egghead1]
    #4012557 - 04/04/05 02:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

egghead1 said:
Thats an entriely different kind of cosmic joke :lol:




Don't laugh yet, take a look at this :wink:
http://flightprojects.msfc.nasa.gov/pdf_files/elevator.pdf

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Re: The Cosmic Joke [Re: egghead1]
    #4012592 - 04/04/05 02:24 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Wouldn't attempting to be cutting through an ego which exists for a purpose be another part of the Cosmic Joke?

I hear it referenced so often... as if it is such a bad destabilizing notion.

If an individual's eyes have the propensity to look at women's breasts all day... we most certainly don't blame it on the individual's eyes, nor do we endeavor to cut them out. The individual and thus the mind is at fault, they need to correct their view (if harmful). Perhaps we should just learn to work with it, rather then hope to eliminate it.

-I do agree with you though, that people don't need a role-model/guidline as to how they percieve themselves... but attempting to eliminate something that has existed throughout our history... is among one of the largest cosmic jokes. We might as well attempt to end all wars, in live in full equality (great ideal... but so far due to resource limitations, and ignorance, it isn't going to happen anytime soon).


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