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Forum: Mind Matters

Esoteric and exoteric philosophy of all kinds.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Great Quote Collection

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass...

    Started by Andro, 02-03-2012 10:43 PM
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    quotes
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    03-21-2018 12:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: About Mind Matters

    This forum is intended for philosophical discussions of all kinds. Some examples (but not limited to these): 20th century philosophy Ancient...

    Started by Awani, 04-28-2010 02:17 AM
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  1. Enlightenment is not for you

    Disclaimer: I do not claim to be enlightened by any stretch of the imagination. We have a few threads on enlightenment, but I thought this should...

    Started by Awani, 1 Week Ago 12:23 PM
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    enlightenment
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  2. The Reality of Illusion

    There are two ways to look at the world. One way is to see everything around you as real, but not only real… important. So important that if you...

    Started by Awani, 02-01-2015 01:55 AM
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    illusion, reality
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 11,455
    4 Weeks Ago 01:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Understanding

    I love reading. I love writing. But it seems to me: 1. authors write something with a certain message/meaning, and then quite often in interviews...

    Started by Awani, 01-26-2018 10:34 AM
    language, meaning, understanding
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 704
    04-03-2018 03:52 PM Go to last post
  4. Toilets

    You can find it in the most impressive Cathedral managed by corrupt pedophiles. You can find it in the most beautiful Mosque that even the most...

    Started by Awani, 03-21-2018 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-21-2018 11:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Dealing with stress

    I guess this could be a post in a few other threads of mine, but I'll make it a thread on its own. As they usually do I will be writing about...

    Started by Awani, 03-15-2018 12:54 AM
    illusion, mindset, reality, stress
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 565
    03-16-2018 07:27 PM Go to last post
  6. Kaczynski knew

    When I was a teen I was, for a time, really into the work of Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber... recently saw the Netflix series and it...

    Started by Awani, 03-07-2018 10:37 AM
    kaczynski
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  7. Afterlife vs. nothingness debate

    OFF-TOPIC from here: Physical immortality....on THIS Earth That is not how it goes for any wise and intelligent creature. Death is beautiful,...

    Started by Awani, 02-25-2018 08:57 AM
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    • Replies: 25
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    02-26-2018 01:01 AM Go to last post
  8. Center your Mind

    This is an interesting technique, I've been practicing for awhile. The Mind matters! Step One: Touch your forehead/third eye with your right...

    Started by Kiorionis, 05-28-2017 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,135
    01-19-2018 03:11 AM Go to last post
  9. Degrees of Compassion

    For me real compassion is to help someone and get nothing in return. To do it without reward. Ironically this usually manifests in positive...

    Started by Awani, 11-25-2016 05:18 PM
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    beggar, compassion
    • Replies: 22
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    01-03-2018 07:34 PM Go to last post
  10. The Brain

    The Brain, what is it for,what does it do, how does it work...etc...? We have many questions about the brain and many theories as to its function...

    Started by Ghislain, 08-23-2015 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-17-2017 11:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Stumble the talk

    I am sure you have heard of the concept "walk the talk". I for one no longer think there is any merit in such a concept. Perfect example: John...

    Started by Awani, 02-08-2016 09:41 PM
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    stumble, talk, walk
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    09-04-2017 05:40 PM Go to last post
  12. "In real life"

    So... what do you think about the expression "in real life"? I mean in the context of internet forums like this one... when someone says "I'm...

    Started by zoas23, 08-09-2017 06:54 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  13. Genesis of Narratives

    This is a very interesting concept that I have been exploring for a while. To get started, you're welcome to read the short story 'Putois' by...

    Started by Andro, 07-29-2017 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-09-2017 06:32 AM Go to last post
  14. What makes a Genius?

    Here's an interesting article on Dr. Claus Shannon:...

    Started by Kiorionis, 07-30-2017 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. Half-time monk

    There is a reason why some people go live at a temple and become a monk, or a wandering sadhu: it is extremly difficult to live in such a state of...

    Started by Awani, 04-27-2017 02:10 PM
    monk, rat race, suit, temple life
    • Replies: 7
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    07-17-2017 08:05 PM Go to last post
  16. What Makes Us Happy and Why?

    This is a spin off from the thread Illusion of choice Are you "Happy?" I would like to question why we have emotional feelings when logic may...

    Started by Ghislain, 08-06-2012 04:28 PM
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    • Replies: 106
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    06-29-2017 01:54 PM Go to last post
  17. Synchronicity experiment

    Why not have a fun experiment? * 1. I will post a word and everyone who wants to participate will think or wonder about this word. 2. Then...

    Started by Awani, 05-14-2015 08:58 PM
    chromodynamics, experiment, synchronicity
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,458
    04-26-2017 10:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Post Thoughts on Enlightenment

    This is my current perspective on the human experience. This is a report, not a decree... not a truth that I claim to be the law. So if you disagree...

    Started by Awani, 12-29-2016 01:25 AM
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    enlightenment
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,521
    04-26-2017 10:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Scientist vs Mystic: a conversation about cosmos,brain and reality

    If you watch this video I suggest you focus on the discussion, and not on the people discussing. :) :cool:

    Started by Awani, 04-24-2017 10:56 PM
    brain, cosmos, reality
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 632
    04-24-2017 10:56 PM Go to last post
  20. Avatars

    For those of you who have seen James Cameron's film Avatar you might have, like I did, notice that the indigenous of Pandora had a blue skin very...

    Started by Awani, 04-24-2017 10:52 PM
    avatar, avatars, reality, virtual reality
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 731
    04-24-2017 10:52 PM Go to last post

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