Kernel John said:
Ibid? An lame way to deepen or expand discussion. . . or perhaps that's as deep as you can get on a discussion site like this.
Many years ago I stopped finding my own answers to obscure riddles. This approach leads to solutions that seek an problem.
You can refer to The Occult Law of Gravity but when asked to provide clarification it is obvious that you are unable to provide any clarification. Hardly a surprise. The surprise would have been for you to enter into a well reasoned discussion rather than remain in the shadows that are adjacent to the propagation of the myth and superstition that people like you seem to thrive on. People like you? It's called Infantile Omnipotence. Just because you think it, doesn't make it so.
You're stuck. If you provided the requested clarification you would expose the magical/mystical bases upon which you base your cosmology. If you don't respond, you give the vague illusion, to those looking to others for answers, that you might know what you're talking about.
All I'm doing Khem is asking you to explain what you're talking about - a challenge that you persistently balk at. No surprise here.
Kernel John said:
Sid, I read the article. Thanks for sharing it.
Yes, willpower is the name that we give to the mechanisms (most of which involve the frontal lobes of the brain) that prevent us from carrying out a behavior we really want to perform. . . and it's nice to see science studying a facet of the human psyche that religion has tried to address for millennia. The article is informative and supports some of what was previously posted in the BK Belief Module regarding the subject of Self-Mastery.
As we learn to stabilize the mind through the process of Raja Yoga Meditation by first becoming aware of the domain called Mind, we can begin to direct these thoughts in an elevated direction. The Buddhists call this becoming mindful . . . not sure how my Christian friends refer to the process of becoming self-sovereign - like Jesus. Perhaps someone here could inform us how Christians understand and utilize will power. After all, is it not this that separates us from the immediate self gratification of a child?.