Life without a centre.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:23 pm

Monster wrote:placid, I just made this up, and I want to know if this makes any sense to you:

"There is no you. There is only you."


Perfect!

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:25 pm

OutOfBreath wrote:...to which you respond with a blank. That's it, you made my ignore list.

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Raining again in Bergen again?

I didn't leave it blank, go back and have another look.

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Postby Lausten » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:11 pm

placid wrote:
OutOfBreath wrote:...to which you respond with a blank. That's it, you made my ignore list.

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Raining again in Bergen again?

I didn't leave it blank, go back and have another look.

Cute. But just another way of saying that if everyone thought a certain way, then no one would fight. We all might die because we wouldn't think it was necessary to till the ground to plant food, but at least we wouldn't be fighting.
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Monster » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:37 pm

placid wrote:
Monster wrote:placid, I just made this up, and I want to know if this makes any sense to you:

"There is no you. There is only you."


Perfect!

What I said was nonsense. How is that perfect?
Listening twice as much as you speak is a sign of wisdom.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:45 pm

Monster wrote:
placid wrote:
Monster wrote:placid, I just made this up, and I want to know if this makes any sense to you:

"There is no you. There is only you."


Perfect!

What I said was nonsense. How is that perfect?


Because nothing is perfect.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:47 pm

Lausten wrote:
placid wrote:
OutOfBreath wrote:...to which you respond with a blank. That's it, you made my ignore list.

Peace
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Raining again in Bergen again?

I didn't leave it blank, go back and have another look.

Cute. But just another way of saying that if everyone thought a certain way, then no one would fight. We all might die because we wouldn't think it was necessary to till the ground to plant food, but at least we wouldn't be fighting.


There's only the way - which ever way it want's to weigh itself.

Balance is the key.

Have you read this Lausten? ..... The Great Way is not difficult .....http://www.mendosa.com/way.html

It's good isn't it?

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:49 pm

Philosophy 101, gotta love it.
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Materialgirl » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:09 pm

LIFE IS-

Complex.
Impermanent.
Meaningful.
Fun.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Materialgirl » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:10 pm

I think the 1st three are universally true. Not everyone gets to experience the 4th.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Materialgirl wrote:I think the 1st three are universally true. Not everyone gets to experience the 4th.


The 5th is even more rare to experience.... the light is blinding here.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Gord » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:52 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Philosophy 101, gotta love it.

Placid would fail Philosophy 101 with the answers he's proposing. It requires critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Here ya go, Placid: http://existentialcomics.com/comic/27
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:03 am

This {!#%@} is getting spammed all over the 'net.
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:39 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:This {!#%@} is getting spammed all over the 'net.


The net is in your mind, it is everywhere and nowhere. Don't worry no one is looking..

Don't get snagged by your own mind. Cut loose and laugh out loud.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:44 am

Materialgirl wrote:LIFE IS-

Complex.


That which is complex is actually very simple. The which is simple is complex.

Love being a simpleton.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Poodle » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:05 pm

That which is simple is placid. That which is placid is simple.

This stuff's easy.

("Easy this stuff is" - Yoda)

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:47 pm

placid wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:This {!#%@} is getting spammed all over the 'net.


The net is in your mind, it is everywhere and nowhere. Don't worry no one is looking..

Don't get snagged by your own mind. Cut loose and laugh out loud.

Your head is in your ass, which is everywhere, every {!#%@} where. Don't worry, everyone is laughing.

Don't get snogged by your lack of mind. Cut farts and sniff them.
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby TJrandom » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:30 pm

Unfortunately, placids farts are his posts, and we are downwind....

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Poodle » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:50 pm

This thread has descended into farce. Do something, placid (preferably by not-doing). Know what I mean/unmean?

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37 am

:roll: You had to say something that rhymes with...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-JQsEmPjUE
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:03 pm

Nice to see you're all enjoying the farty party that is my thread .

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby placid » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:06 pm

Poodle wrote:This thread has descended into farce. Do something, placid (preferably by not-doing). Know what I mean/unmean?


Know what I mean eh, know what I mean, a nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat, good evening squire nudge nudge, say no more, say no more .....doing is done-no doer thereof :mrgreen:

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Monster » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:10 pm

The meaning of life can be summarized as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Z77BMm2X0
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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:06 am

placid wrote:Nice to see you're all enjoying the farty party that is my thread .


....but Placid, in the other thread you say we can't own anything......yet you "own" this thread? That's very funny. :D

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Postby Gord » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:11 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
placid wrote:Nice to see you're all enjoying the farty party that is my thread .

....but Placid, in the other thread you say we can't own anything......yet you "own" this thread? That's very funny. :D

We can't own anything, only placid can own things.
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Re: Life without a centre.

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Matthew Ellard wrote:
placid wrote:Nice to see you're all enjoying the farty party that is my thread .


....but Placid, in the other thread you say we can't own anything......yet you "own" this thread? That's very funny. :D


The dreamer owns the dream but no one owns the dreamer...it's tricky :mrgreen:

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Poodle » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:16 pm

It's tricky wicky woo.

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Re: Life without a centre.

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Poodle wrote:It's tricky wicky woo.


Wiki!

It's a trickless trick.

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:54 am

placid, the comedian wrote:The dreamer owns the dream but no one owns the dreamer...it's tricky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKGX9tdPeN0

You do realise this is a comedy film about you? No?

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Postby Dubious » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:57 am

TJrandom wrote:
placid wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
placid wrote: ... Going back to my post about Adolf Hitler which I still stand by.

I said Adolf Hitler acts were an act of Love ...


Despicable, simply despicable.

Consciousness acting as and through the character Adolf Hitler - is acting upon itself only.


Adolf Hitler was not a character. He was a man - a brutal murderous man who was responsible for the greatest number of humans killed ever.


Don't know if it was mentioned or not but that dubious honor historically belongs to Mao.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/08/03/giving-historys-greatest-mass-murderer-his-due/?utm_term=.443bf5dd577f

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Postby daramantus » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:13 pm

placid wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
placid wrote:I am my own guru, meaning there is no such thing as a guru.


You're on the road.


No, I'm not on the road, I am the road.
I'm not posting. I am the posted.


Could someone tell me what does that mean in clear english?

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Postby Aztexan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 pm

placid is batshit crazy
trump is Putin's bitch

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Postby mirror93 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:15 am

placid wrote:
Poodle wrote:All these changes are taking place while the consciousness you are is not moving anywhere, or changing, it is the same consciousness you've had all your life.

What do you mean by your consciousness do not move if your consciousness is in your brain it clearly moves when you do... and how do you explain babies not talking like an adult if their consciousness will be the same as when they are adults? :lol: where do you read all of this placid? this is complete nuts :lol:
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Postby mirror93 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:27 am

placid wrote:The only place Adolf Hitler exists is in your mind.


You just contradicted all your previous statements that you said what Hitler DID (past) was an act of love. Which you are clearly affirming that he existed in the past, outside your mind and you are showing a love for for a murderer killer of millions of jews that existed outside your mind.
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Postby Poodle » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:11 am

Placid can do all of those things three times before not-breakfast.

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Postby Dimebag » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:50 am

mirror93 wrote:
placid wrote:
Poodle wrote:All these changes are taking place while the consciousness you are is not moving anywhere, or changing, it is the same consciousness you've had all your life.

What do you mean by your consciousness do not move if your consciousness is in your brain it clearly moves when you do... and how do you explain babies not talking like an adult if their consciousness will be the same as when they are adults? :lol: where do you read all of this placid? this is complete nuts :lol:

I think he is referring to the fact that it seems to us as if our consciousness is one continuous and unbroken stream, even though our brain changes along the way, the first person point of view appears to be a singular, seamless chain. In actuality, we know that our brains change continuously, as does our experience. There is an illusion of a continuous first person perspective, when in reality it is actually cobbled together, moment to moment, memory allows us to feel like the past is still part of our present body and brain, and in some latent way, it is, but only as a representation of the past. If we had no access to our past memories, we would feel somehow fresh and newborn, although not totally, as implicit memories would still remain.

The idea is tied to that of identity. I identify myself as the same person as the 6 year old me, and now, 28 years later, that child is no longer present. The world has changed the way I am, my personality, my behaviours, and so even though I still identify as that same child, I am no longer that child, and in reality, feel nothing like that child felt, with no cares in the world, and all the hopes and dreams of possibilities, and irrational fears. We are different organisms, and yet who I am now came from that child.

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Postby Gord » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:35 am

daramantus wrote:
placid wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
placid wrote:I am my own guru, meaning there is no such thing as a guru.

You're on the road.

No, I'm not on the road, I am the road.
I'm not posting. I am the posted.

Could someone tell me what does that mean in clear english?

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Re: Life without a centre.

Postby Poodle » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:55 am

Succinct, Gord, as always.


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