Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
If there is any significant point of yours that I have not yet addressed and on which you would like my commentary, please do let me know.
Yes, virtually all of them.
But, you lack the intellectual maturity to have a reasoned, focused discussion. You simply evade the points.
For example, my concern about the solospsism is clear: it is that Steve shifts frames. First he says that only the larger consciousness exists, then he shifts to his personal consciousness as a means of manipulating the remainder of the universe.
You say "Buddhists believe the same thing." But of course, they don't: the notion of nonself is subtle, but in fact they reject the self and discard it. The personal viewpoint is invalid, and the "wants" of the "individual" are illusory. Steve rejects all selves, and then turns around and reifes his self, but not anyone else's.
Because you can't really deal with the fact: Buddhists do not believe in materializing cars or show tickets. The reason is the notion isn't logical, but ridiculous. You need to adopt the perspective that the universe adapts to your whims. But if there is no you, there are no whims.
Based on the emails I've received in my brief period of posting, and replies on other threads, there is a large group of posters here who, when they read about LOA, just roll their eyes and ignore it. I'm not in the habit of being so polite.
And, I will not adopt that habit now. I find you, Mr. Godot, quite disgusting. I attempted to help my friend allievate the suffering of his mother. I did not create her situation. In Buddhist terms, her problem is impermanence. Since you seem to have trouble understanding this, I think you have very little standing to talk about Buddhism.
There are certainly many ways to deal with her situation, and all of them are inadequate, because her problem has no remotely perfect solution. But one way that I would not treat any situation in which another human was suffering by beginning with the premise that they were projections of my imagination. The concept isn't erroneous: it is patholigical.
But you can't deal with the reality that your way of thinking claims victims - among the weak and the old, particularly. You have nothing to offer anyone. For myself, my life and job beckons, and I simply will not be able to keep up with your constant long posts.