personal reflections on the topic of today's Philosophy Talk
a list of wise thoughts:
1)kwuteo: i.e. knowledge, wisdom, understanding, truth, enlightenment, and omniscience
a wise person knows the distinctions!
2)the more you know, the more you know that you don't know.
ignorance is bliss, with knowledge comes suffering?
3) bible, secret, mormons, scouts:
the bible has a book of wisdom, although some might say the entire thing has wisdom, and I would add The Secret as a second book of wisdom, just as Mormons might lay claim to it on mormon.org, or boy scouts teach the scout law: Be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
4)Happiness: discover what makes you happy, and what makes you unhappy, then cultivate and eliminate. that's from the Dalai Lama.
5)Jail or Prison might definitely be seen as a stepping stone on the path of wisdom, as a)be good, and b)don't be bad!
6)adi da said "Reality is all the god there ever is." And since you are your only reality, you should think about the premise of this blog, which is You are God. And if only god is good, then you Should be God, too. Although there's that quote, by a japanese buddhist, which I think is wise, that says, "it is the fundamental delusion of humanity to think that you are in here and I am out there" (or something to that effect) - which might be restated as Kurt Cobain's adage, all in all is all we are. We interpenetrate. Our minds meld. I believe in godco (communities of prayer and shared wisdom), voices, and telepathy, too. Humans are one family on spaceship earth, we should learn to get along.
7) small, fleeting, and only animals:
impermanence, death, oblivion: all we are is dust in the wind. We are infinitesimal in an infinite universe. You and me baby ain't nuthin' but mammals...
8)and, of course, the purpose of our lives, encoded in our dna, honed by evolution- Survival and Reproduction. Live long and prosper! Be fruitful and multiply! 42!
hope that helps!
1 year ago