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What is Consciousness

What is consciousness?  Does matter produce consciousness?  In other words, does the physical brain produce consciousness or is consciousness an attribute that is separate from matter?  In this video Brendan Hughes presents a view of holism…Read More

Started Dec 21, 2014

BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI_F4nOKDSMRead More

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kernel John Dec 20, 2014.

Question More - Dare to Know
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What do you think?Read More

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kernel John Nov 29, 2014.

Do We Live in a Computer Simulation?

As mentioned previously, in this framework, there are two domains:The Physical (sub-light speed universe of matter) andThe Metaphysical (beyond the speed of light [time-space]).The second assumption (working premise) here is that I am a Soul - a…Read More

Tags: simulation, Computer

Started Oct 16, 2014

Metaphysics of Quantum Vacuum
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JUST IMAGINE  - from www.SpeakingTree.in  Mar 09, 2014There’s a hidden reality out there that is waiting to be experienced, write DEEPAK…Read More

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kernel John Mar 12, 2014.

Compassion

"Compassion in action is to stay in a positive emotion whilst understanding where the other person is at.Compassion in action is to help others move from pain or suffering to joy or happiness, without absorbing their pain."…Read More

Tags: Spiritual, University, World, Kumaris, Brahma

Started Mar 5, 2014

What is the Self?

What is the Self?  What am "I". Is the self a temporary phenomenon that exists for a period of time, In your opinion - or is it a permanent constituent that transcends time.  Do you think of the self as something that is physical in nature (a thing…Read More

Tags: habit, self, life

Started Feb 22, 2014

Where Do Thoughts Come From?
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What is Consciousness?  Where does it come from?  Either matter produces consciousness (thoughts) or the illusion of consciousness else consciousness is a function of the soul.  The first paradigm is rooted in a materialistic view that all that…Read More

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kernel John Mar 6, 2014.

Moral Relativism
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The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, spoke yesterday to the Parliament of Israel.  He offered undying support to the State of Israel.  Evidently he was speaking on behalf of his political party because two thirds of Canadians object to…Read More

Tags: relativism, absolutism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kernel John Feb 9, 2014.

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN . . .

Ecclesiastes 1 (New Living [Bible]Translation)1 These are the words of the Teacher, King David's son, who ruled in Jerusalem.2 "Everything is meaningless," says the Teacher, "utterly meaningless!"3 What do people get for all their hard work?4…Read More

Started Dec 27, 2013

Gifts Received (2)

 

Consciousness is being open to receive the invisible things of God, of which all things visible are made - Joel Goldsmith

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Confucius says: The Top 10 Quotes by Confucius

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 7:36pm

Do We Live in a Computer Simulation?

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:16pm

On Learning And Knowledge - J. Krishnamurti

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:49pm

What is Religion

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 1:00am

Hinduism as Ancient Form of Open-Source Faith?

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:00pm

Don't Worry - Be Happy

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 5:18pm

Belief Modules - Raja Yoga Meditation

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

BK-00.00 Eternity

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 6:30pm

The World Genealogical Tree (Kalpa Tree)

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 8:30am

Awaken Your Potential

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 8:30pm

New Beginnings - Table of Contents

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:30pm

THE 8 SPIRITUAL POWERS

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 8:57pm

WHAT GOD TEACHES US

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 8:00am — 234 Comments

Faith

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 7:30pm

Difference Between Human Souls and the Supreme Soul God

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

About The BKs

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 9:00am

Who is Dadi Janki?

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Is Bart D. Ehrman a Putz?

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At 12:54pm on December 23, 2014, Randal Ott said…

Sorry, in the second paragraph, I meant to say "We share this acceptance of multiple paths to the divine/truth/reality (the spirit of universalism) with many other paths, including mystical traditions from most world religions (Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Druze, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and countless others)."

At 12:52pm on December 23, 2014, Randal Ott said…

Hi, John, sorry for the delayed response. Unitarian Universalism is a faith based not on a common creed, but rather on a set of common principles. We hold uphold each individual's right to accept or not accept any dogma, cherishing their doubt as a tool to sort through their personal beliefs in order to find that sacred balance between reason and faith that works for them. Here's a quick overview of the seven "principles" our congregations generally agree on:http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/index.shtml

UU acknowledge six types of sources, which you can see below the principles at the URL above. We accept multiple paths to the divine/truth/reality (the spirit of universalism) with many other paths, including mystical traditions from most world religions (Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Druze, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and countless others). All of these traditions, some of which affirm unitarianism or are called "unitarianism" in their native languages, inspire me profoundly.

It is true that some find Unitarian Universalism lacking because it does not spoon-feed spiritual teachings or practices to its members but rather trusts us to explore our spirituality responsibly on our own. My exploration takes me deep into the teachings of many faiths, and my UU community upholds my personal experience of the Divine as sacred whether I find it in a Catholic cathedral, a Hindu temple, a serene lake, or a science symposium. Some of my fellow UUs may call something God that I don't call God -- and many are even self-proclaimed atheists, as I once was -- but this is fine with me, as their experience of reality is just as valid as mine, a result of their personal experiences. The important thing is that we all share a community that supports our exploration, without which I would be constantly trying to find new faith communities to call home, unable to establish long-lasting relationships. Our UU community also allows us to work together toward the common good in many ways that we regularly agree on through the democratic process, proving that we need not think alike to love alike. In other words, love is more powerful than any divisions we construct between each other.

I'm sorry to hear that this site has been so slow lately. I love the concepts, even if the execution is a work-in-progress (quite the same as my attitude toward my UU faith).

I'll certainly post the above overview in a discussion forum as well (at some point) in case anyone else is interested!

At 12:52pm on September 4, 2014, Randal Ott said…

Hi, John. I'm curious -- Do you know how this project is going? Are there any plans to pick it up again at any point? I see that there's been a significant drop in activity since the beginning of last year, which is disheartening but understandable considering the ambitiousness of it.

Just so you know, I'm a Unitarian Universalist and a student of many world spiritual teachers, and I am a professional software tester, so this project appeals to me for many reasons. :)

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What is Consciousness

What is consciousness?  Does matter produce consciousness?  In other words, does the physical brain produce consciousness or is consciousness an attribute that is separate from matter?  In this video Brendan Hughes presents a view of holism that considers the emergence of universal consciousness based on new theories of particle behavior, genetic mutation, and social media.Hughes is a lawyer, technology entrepreneur and author of …See More
Dec 21, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Dementia? You want me to explain how a diseased brain causes behavior change.  What's your point? Yes thinking does not necessarily impose limitations.  It is the individual who imposes limitations based on their beliefs and…"
Dec 20, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Again Alex, your thinking includes self-imposed limits and assumptions.  When you say "You" have no consciousness without matter you suggest that "You" are matter.  The underlying question then becomes who or what am…"
Dec 19, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Geez Alex, of course a bat is intelligent. However, I asked:   "Show us evidence that matter is intelligent in and of itself to produce intelligence that expresses as life." So could we try this again?   Can you show…"
Dec 18, 2014
Alexander replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
""Show us the evidence that matter is intelligent in and of itself to produce intelligence that expresses as life." Is a bat intelligent if can avoid pray and catch food in mid flight. Would humans be more intelligent if we could…"
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Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Alex, it would not be difficult to argue that religion was humankind's earliest attempt at explaining the cosmos and man's place within it. Today, science is doing the same. So go ahead and propose the noble notion of a new religion based…"
Dec 18, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Video of cosmic memory at work"
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Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"             " I regard matter as derivative                    from consciousness.                   We cannot get behind               Consciousness. Everything              that we talk about. Everything                that we regard as…"
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Alexander replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
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Dec 17, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Alex, I am a dualist. I believe that I am not my body and my body is not me.  I believe my body is an expression or projection of me.  I use this and other basic assumptions to make sense of the world around me. I think of my…"
Dec 17, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"No Alex, putting theories into models/logical frameworks is not about speculation, it's about providing coherent ways for others to understand what is being proposed or presented.  You have balked every time I've asked for you to…"
Dec 16, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Alex, I'm not suggesting that the storage of memories is not important.  It is!  I'm saying that memories are part of a more complex process.  I am therefore more than "my" memories - UNLESS I were to adopt a…"
Dec 16, 2014
Alexander replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"I know you understand that this conversation would not be possible without your memories. What are you without memories? What is a child unable to tie shoelaces going to do without retaining memories? Our opinions are the result of them, without…"
Dec 16, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Alexander, you propose that consciousness is built on our memories. You've mentioned this in the past (click here) and I can appreciate that you believe this makes sense but I'm not sure that I understand why you believe this to be…"
Dec 16, 2014
Kernel John replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"Had some proposed, 5 or 6 hundred years ago that the world was a sphere and not a flat disk, people would have responded that his was a ludicrous notion.  Rather than seemingly brush off the idea why not do a little exploration, ask a few…"
Dec 15, 2014
Alexander replied to Kernel John's discussion BIOCENTRISM - Emerging Paradigm
"To consider the reality that I am perceiving around and in my mind is just  a construct of my thought process, and at the same time exactly in line with the same reality that everyone else in the world is perceiving, sounds ludicrous to say the…"
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