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3 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2014 - 5:40PM #1
dovid
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Of all the questions to be asked, the most important question by far is, How big is the universe? This seemingly unanswerable question has major ramifications to our modern day reality because: if the universe goes on forever, as science maintains, then all actions, feelings and thoughts will be repeated endlessly––life becomes completely pointless. Based on the Big Bang Theory, where nothing came out of something leading to infinite chaos in an unending clutter of time, life just happening and happening. However, there is ancient information with a good deal of corroboration from science as to the limits of creation.


According to the ancients, creation happened by engraving into the Hard Light to create a space of nothing to house creation––nothing out of something. Within this space everything only happens once and every moment is unique. The question, How large is the universe implies a limit on space and time. The reason, How large is the universe, is the most important question is because there is a philosophical component built into the answer propelling all thoughts, feelings and actions––the way we perceive creation ingrains a philosophical view into the eyes of the beholder. 


If a person thinks life is pointless, since his reality only includes scientific fact mixed with a lot of speculation, his moral code will be skewed. On the other hand, if a person knows the confine of creation and how every action only happens once within the cycle of being then the person will become curious concerning the nature and design of creation. The design of creation is a direct communication from the Creator. It is no coincidence that the Sun and the Nine Planets, the seven continents and the three oceans and the human being built in three triangles with a soul have a common link as reflected in our ten fingers and ten toes. 


There are endless examples of cosmic symmetry belying cognition from beyond creation––the hand of the Creator. Calendars, like the six thousand year Hebrew calendar and five thousand year Mayan calendar, having an exact beginning and exact end, give acknowledgement to the profundity of this most important time. The year 5777 is only a few years off; there are already abundant signs and endless ancient information and knowledge being revealed because now is the time when only wisdom will correct the world. Wisdom is not a doctrine or a dogma; wisdom is what effectuates a new and productive perspective is the world.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 13, 2014 - 5:22PM #2
Namchuck
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Jul 11, 2014 -- 5:40PM, dovid wrote:



If a person thinks life is pointless, since his reality only includes scientific fact mixed with a lot of speculation, his moral code will be skewed.




Outside of the biological imperatives, life has no obvious psychological meaning, which enables sentient creatures like human beings to create their own, which is exactly what most of us do.


There is no 'one meaning fits all'. That's the dream of the religionist, who then wants to impose that meaning on everyone else. 


The question, "how large is the universe?", is a scientific question best left to science and its methods of discovery. We don't have to pretend that it's all about us. There is nothing more obvious than that it is not.


Most mammals are endowed with two ears, so I suppose it is not a coincidence that Mars is orbited by two moons and that the Earth and the brain has two hemispheres? I have two children and, oh look, there are two birds sitting in a tree outside my window. Isn't it all so marvelous!? 

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 30, 2014 - 5:06PM #3
williejhonlo
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Jul 11, 2014 -- 5:40PM, dovid wrote:


Of all the questions to be asked, the most important question by far is, How big is the universe? This seemingly unanswerable question has major ramifications to our modern day reality because: if the universe goes on forever, as science maintains, then all actions, feelings and thoughts will be repeated endlessly––life becomes completely pointless. Based on the Big Bang Theory, where nothing came out of something leading to infinite chaos in an unending clutter of time, life just happening and happening. However, there is ancient information with a good deal of corroboration from science as to the limits of creation.


According to the ancients, creation happened by engraving into the Hard Light to create a space of nothing to house creation––nothing out of something. Within this space everything only happens once and every moment is unique. The question, How large is the universe implies a limit on space and time. The reason, How large is the universe, is the most important question is because there is a philosophical component built into the answer propelling all thoughts, feelings and actions––the way we perceive creation ingrains a philosophical view into the eyes of the beholder. 


If a person thinks life is pointless, since his reality only includes scientific fact mixed with a lot of speculation, his moral code will be skewed. On the other hand, if a person knows the confine of creation and how every action only happens once within the cycle of being then the person will become curious concerning the nature and design of creation. The design of creation is a direct communication from the Creator. It is no coincidence that the Sun and the Nine Planets, the seven continents and the three oceans and the human being built in three triangles with a soul have a common link as reflected in our ten fingers and ten toes. 


There are endless examples of cosmic symmetry belying cognition from beyond creation––the hand of the Creator. Calendars, like the six thousand year Hebrew calendar and five thousand year Mayan calendar, having an exact beginning and exact end, give acknowledgement to the profundity of this most important time. The year 5777 is only a few years off; there are already abundant signs and endless ancient information and knowledge being revealed because now is the time when only wisdom will correct the world. Wisdom is not a doctrine or a dogma; wisdom is what effectuates a new and productive perspective is the world.

www.JewishBohemianPress.com 



"If a person thinks life is pointless,since his reality only includes scientific fact mixed with a lot of speculation, his moral code will be skewed." I agree, I believe a sense of the sacred is needed.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2014 - 3:50AM #4
Namchuck
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Jul 30, 2014 -- 5:06PM, williejhonlo wrote:

 


"If a person thinks life is pointless,since his reality only includes scientific fact mixed with a lot of speculation, his moral code will be skewed." I agree, I believe a sense of the sacred is needed.





Most scientists have a sense of the "sacred", they simply don't pretend that the "sacred" has anything to do with the sort of mumbo-jumbo one hears from those who have embraced superstition and elaborate assumptions about God, and gods.


And it's likely that only nihilists think that life is pointless.


Most rational people know that there is not a "one-size-fits-all" meaning to life, but, rather, that we are free to create our own meanings. And that's exactly what everyone does. 


There is the arrogant assumption held by many of the pseudo-spiritual devoid of any real capacity to think that, unless one believes in all kinds of insupportable nonsense, such people can't have any real meaning in their lives. That's not just not arrogant, its utterly stupid.  


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2 years ago  ::  Oct 19, 2015 - 2:24PM #5
etoro
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There is another heritage of universal wisdom that has coursed through mankind historically and continues to course through mankind as we speak today. This heritage is the awakening and practices of the Buddha ( the awakened one) and the culture of wisdom and practice that is the Buddhist philosophy and the profound knowledge and wisdom of reality that is percieved and embraced through the Buddha's wisdom. 


The profound knowledge and wisdom that is embraced through the Buddhist philosophy concerns the true nature, meaning, significance and purpose of life. This true nature, meaning and purpose derives from the observation and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern our lives and upon which compel all living beings to take consistent daily action on the basis of perpetuating one's own existence ever endeavoring to bring about a state of joy and inner fullfillment. This law is known as the mystic law of cause and effect and it is the principle which governs the moment by moment experience of living beings. The Buddha himself came to percieve this fundamental law within his own life and the life of all living beings and awakened to the realization that the life experience of all living beings is governed by a wonderous and mystic law of cause and effect and this law determines all outcomes, life experiences and the amount of life force and merit (fortune and misfortune) that accrues to the life of all beings and the degree to which an individual will experience various levels of joy and happiness versus suffering, incompleteness and unfulfillment of one's life. 


The Buddha also percieved that reality operated on three levels simulataneously and all life is grounded in these three truths and these three truths actually represent one fundamental essential truth. The Buddha taught that the reason why living beings suffer tragedy and unfulfillment is because of their dullness of awareness and the inability to percieve the simultaneous functions of these three truths. 


The simplest way to express these three truths is to say that there is an inner aspect, an outer aspect and there is the simultaneous presence of these two aspects at all times. In other words life and evironment are a simultaneous universal and eternal truth of reality.  The oneness of these two truths is a third truth and is considered the actual true entity of life itself. In other words the true entity of all phenomena consist of these three truths simultaneously. When one has acquired a perfect awareness of this nature and function of reality this is called the perfect middle way of wisdom.


In the final analysis the purpose of life is to achieve the highest state of awareness and to enjoy life on the basis of this state of being. In this respect one will come to enjoy completely the wonders of the body, the mind and the environment and the cycle of birth and death throughout eternity itself will be manifested a wonderous state of wisdom and joy. This derives from a mastery over one's own mind / heart and of the mystic law of cause and effect which governs our moment by moment life experiences.  


The point of these truths or fundamental laws of reality is that they are not created by anyone actually but simply display how the universe itself makes appearance and how all things make appearance simultaneously with the birth or appearance of a universe. The Buddha taught that there an infinite number of universes or major world systems that make appearance in accordance with causes and conditions and that all things or phenomena within universes also make appearance on the basis of causes and conditions. The Buddha also taught that life and environment are mutually inclusive phenomena derived from a single universal eternal law or mystic law of cause and effect. The Buddha also taught that the purpose of being born a living being is to awaken to the eternal law or wisdom of life and to base your own life and activities on the basis of this eternal law whereby the individual will experience eternal happiness right where they are and forever more throughout the eternal cycle of birth and death. This is known as the true or universal self. 


The universal self of all beings possess a collective and individual aspect. This means that even after the apperance of an awakened community of believers each individual will display their own unique attributes and each making their own contribution to the greater good of the community and of life and environment itself. 


There is no origin to the universe itself, merely universes making appearances on the basis of the mystic law of cause and effect. Each of our lives are also governed by the mystic law of cause and effect and each possesses the inner potential to awaken to the original state, the state of life which originated in the infinite past and which embodies all of time and space itself.  This is the true inner hidden and mystic nature of the mind or the inner aspect of life wisdom which we all inherently possess.  It is because of the very functions of time and the birth and death of a conscious mind that such an inner truth can be uncovered through the practice and study of true Buddhism.   





  

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