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    To be able to afford a life of peaceful meditation while still taking care of the financial situation of the other members of the family who have not yet reached Nirvana.

    The need would stop for a person who did not have family, and who has reached this place, since that person would be free from all earthly desires, including the need to purchase things from markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibiru View Post
    ..another brief contemplation concerning the concept of the more mundane aspects of a physical transmutation. If an Artist were ever to actually reach a Level capable of performing an evolution of the metals, One would think any need to do so would actually Vanish. If we had been Gifted with such access to abundance, why the need to create valuable metals with so many other sources of wealth available? Other than as a mileStone of progress it would seem to be unessary as far as material Abundance is concerned imo.
    These are all romanticized ideas, with little to do with cold & hard reality and how people really are and think. The fact is that the alchemists did not want anybody but them to take advantage of this knowledge. These are examples of the best reasoning they could come up with to keep alchemy a secret from the majority of mankind:

    http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showt...5336#post45336

    Plus I can tell you from personal experience that being successful at obtaining artificial precious metals (through "chymical" methods), far from making you want to quit doing it in fact only keeps on encouraging you to succeed in this endeavor even more! The more you succeed, the more real processes you want to discover & investigate. It's addictive as hell! There is also a great feeling of intellectual satisfaction for having succeeded where so many have failed. So, finding the Stone and its much more powerful transmutational properties is pretty much the ultimate intellectual "high". The only people who try to convince themselves that they somehow will want to "quit" making precious metals if they find the Stone are in fact those who don't have it, so it is no wonder that they can afford to be so pious-sounding. Once they have it things change very drastically, though. The healthy & natural instinct for self-preservation and personal advantage kick in and take over the romantic notions. Cold, hard, objective, empirical, factual reality triumphs over romanticism/idealism/dreams/utopias/fairy-tales. It's the true natural order of things, the unapologetic, in-your-face, no "ifs" or "buts" reality of our world and society. He who has the Stone will want to take as much advantage of it as possible, unless he is insane and suicidal and instead chooses a life of unnecessary misery and hardships.

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    So by that logic:

    Money = Happiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiorionis View Post
    So by that logic:

    Money = Happiness
    Money = one of the several things that helps Happiness

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    The way you speak JDP shows how little you know of others. If that is how you feel yourself then fine
    but don't judge everyone with your own disappointments, it just isn't the case.

    You'll get there, just keep searching and look out for what the universe is trying to tell you if you
    just stop and listen for a while. It will mess with your head if you ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghislain View Post
    The way you speak JDP shows how little you know of others. If that is how you feel yourself then fine
    but don't judge everyone with your own disappointments, it just isn't the case.

    You'll get there, just keep searching and look out for what the universe is trying to tell you if you
    just stop and listen for a while. It will mess with your head if you ignore it.

    Ghislain
    Just "keeping it real, yo!", as the kids say. But if you want to fantasize about how people, society and the world really are, go ahead and do so. When you finally (if ever) get the Stone, then you come back and tell me if you are really going to entertain those romantic notions for much longer instead of taking advantage of this "goose that lays golden eggs" that fell into your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP View Post
    When you finally (if ever) get the Stone, then you come back and tell me if you are really going to entertain those romantic notions for much longer instead of taking advantage of this "goose that lays golden eggs" that fell into your hands.
    It might not occur to you, since you are deep into your own viewpoint... but just because you are a certain type of human being doesn't mean everyone else is... and thank god for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDP View Post
    Money = one of the several things that helps Happiness
    This only shows to me that you don't have that much money... From my experience money is never part of what makes anyone happy, and I know you do not agree to this, and you will probably say something along the lines of "tell that to the starving in Somalia". Sad to say your tunnel vision of the world, of happiness and of life in general might serve you good and make you happy. Live your life anyway you wish, but imagine - for fun - that there are other ways to look at reality... I do hope one day a trillion dollars land in your lap. I am sure they will comfort you on your death bed.



    However I don't take your statements seriously, since you are a trickster of sorts... otherwise why would you have a 100 % baloney face?

    Last edited by Awani; 03-04-2018 at 12:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP View Post
    These are all romanticized ideas, with little to do with cold & hard reality and how people really are and think.
    JDP, if you're right the rest of us are screwed... hoping it's the other way

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    Have you ever wondered how the mechanics of transmutation work? If we are transmuting Lead into Gold then we are talking about fission but if we are transmutimng Silver into Gold then this is fusion. Can the Stone work in both ways?

    Alchemists of old usually made use of fission which means that the Stone must have been radioactive in some form.
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    The fact is that the alchemists did not want anybody but them to take advantage of this knowledge. These are examples of the best reasoning they could come up with to keep alchemy a secret from the majority of mankind:
    Damn skippy

    Plus I can tell you from personal experience that being successful at obtaining artificial precious metals (through "chymical" methods), far from making you want to quit doing it in fact only keeps on encouraging you to succeed in this endeavor even more! The more you succeed, the more real processes you want to discover & investigate.
    with your investigative spirit so far

    This is a projection of your character
    It's addictive as hell! There is also a great feeling of intellectual satisfaction for having succeeded where so many have failed.So, finding the Stone and its much more powerful transmutational properties is pretty much the ultimate intellectual "high".
    The only people who try to convince themselves that they somehow will want to "quit" making precious metals if they find the Stone are in fact those who don't have it, so it is no wonder that they can afford to be so pious-sounding
    conjecture, some of us have abundant sources of precious metals already and have no need to

    Cold, hard, objective, empirical, factual reality triumphs over romanticism/idealism/dreams/utopias/fairy-tales.
    Its not a competition

    It's the true natural order of things, the unapologetic, in-your-face, no "ifs" or "buts" reality of our world and society. He who has the Stone will want to take as much advantage of it as possible, unless he is insane and suicidal and instead chooses a life of unnecessary misery and hardships.
    People do take advantage, how wise they are about doing so though ?

    Last edited by Kibric; 03-04-2018 at 01:59 AM.

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