The opposite of solipsism.

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The opposite of solipsism.

Postby ChrisC » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:52 am

There are many minds out there. Not only on this plain of existence but elsewhere in the universe and other dimensions yet to be discovered. All mind arises from the source and when the organic mind perisheses it returns to the source or Tao. No I and you are not alone, we are surrounded by consciousness in all forms and existences. This information I gained on one of my kinder psychotic episodes. Not all consciousness is good, not all evil. But both sides of the coin exist.

Whats the point in all this? The is no point. There is existence and source. Both everlasting the first as a cycle and the other as a permanent state.
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts."

Buddha in The Dhammapada.

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Tao

Postby admin » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:54 pm

The road that can be followed is not the true road, the word that can be spoken is not the true word.
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Postby Stinky93 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:13 pm

You might want to start back on the meds there dude.
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meds

Postby admin » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:26 am

I have no reason to think ChrisC has gone off his meds. I hope, of course, that he hasn't; and that if he has he gets back on them right away. There is no essential difference between meds the mind needs and meds the body needs -- diabetics shouldn't go off insulin. The mind is an organ, just as the heart is an organ, not some mystic ball of pure light.

On the other hand, reading the Tao is no sign that someone needs medication. The Tao is not religion, just good common sense.
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Postby ChrisC » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:51 pm

I was off the meds for awhile when I came up with that. I found it written on a piece of paper in my cupboard. I am on meds now.
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts."

Buddha in The Dhammapada.

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good

Postby admin » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:10 am

Good!
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Re: The opposite of solipsism.

Postby John Thiel » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:06 pm

A very good little essay. All these people who are concerned with your health and well-being are just exactly what you were talking about. They're what's out there, beyond the self. However, I think they would prefer to be described in some other way than you described them--as kindly and solicitous friends.
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Re: The opposite of solipsism.

Postby John Thiel » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:42 pm

Maybe the opposite of solipsism is megalomania.

Timothy Leary said "You have to go out of your mind to find your mind."
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Re: The opposite of solipsism.

Postby HAL Jr » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:29 am

I exist so therefore I must do!
Would you like a stress pill Dave?
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