|02-19-2010, 11:15 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Is the ultimate nature of reality based on the mind?
Does the external world have an absolute existence?
Are you a idealist or a realist? And why so?
What do you think of the sentence: "Time is a thought or a measure, not a substance.", given that space and time are part of the same continuum rather than separate entities.
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|02-21-2010, 05:27 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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|02-21-2010, 05:27 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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The external world has an absolute existence in that we have created it with our mind, and creations of mind are all in this current dimension of existence.
I am an idealist because I don't take reality at face value, I decide the ideal reality I would like.
I accept that time and space are linear concepts of mind developed for our survival. I have also always accepted that time and space can not exist without each other. You can not have space to traverse without time as a factor and there can not be time if there is no space.
All is mind all is now and all is projection.
One day we will evolve enough to break down the linear conception of time and space and we will see the truth about reality and its formulation, I look forward to such a time.
|02-21-2010, 05:47 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: earth, everywhere and nowhere
i'm an idealist because i know it's realistic to expect the extraordinary. speaking in terms of what is actually possible, regardless of the odds. and speaking of what i consider to be a higher understanding of realism. if the external reality is the side effect of illusion, then it's realistic to focus on the possibilities of stretching the illusion.
the sentence you offered is interesting. i can manipulate time, which makes it seem more like a substance or force if it can be altered, but i could just be manipulating the thought that is time. interesting idea. oh, and somehow i manipulate my experience of time without affecting the physical space, which seems a little weird. maybe the space is affected but it's more subtle than what i would tend to notice despite being fairly observant.
|02-23-2010, 04:29 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern California
We co-create the reality we experience. We cannot experience reality without inputs (that we're not aware of), and without our mind.
That's why the idea "reality is subjective" is such a compelling idea. Namely, we know nothing outside of our own minds with any certainty.
The "ultimate nature of reality" is whatever you decide it is.
LOL, sorry for the big font size but I felt strongly about it
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