Know Thyself

The origins of the imperative, "know thyself", are lost in the sands of time, but the age-old examination of human consciousness continues here.

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Know Thyself

Postby mannequin01 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:12 am

Who are you, or what are you, or how do you see yourself?

Feel free to tell all about yourself in relation to the above title, your history, bloodline, your mentality, your whatever..what makes you you?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby surreptitious57 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:49 am

I am no one and I know nothing either and am simply passing through like a white cloud in summer
I have no desire to be remembered nor will I since I have not done anything to be remembered for
So come now o insignificant one come and sleep the eternal sleep of deep death now and for ever
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby mannequin01 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 am

well, that was rather depressing...

anybody have anything slightly more uplifting?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby surreptitious57 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:12 am

It may be depressing to you but more importantly it happens to be true. There will come a point in time when the human race will simply
be no more. That does not bother me because I just accept it and neither will it bother anyone else because by then they will all be dead
Free from all suffering forever more. And anyone who thinks that is depressing needs to explain to themselves why exactly they think this
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby UrGod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:38 am

"Someday the sun will explode and wipe out the earth therefore everything I do right now is meaningless. "


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Re: Know Thyself

Postby surreptitious57 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:55 am

Void wrote:
Someday the sun will explode and wipe out the earth therefore everything I do right now is meaningless

Meaningless in the grand scheme of things most definitely. But not meaningless in the here and now
However being aware of the inevitable allows me a greater sense of detachment and peace of mind
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby UrGod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:01 am

Right. Namely you use the fact that a star will blow up 100 million years from now as an excuse to not have to try so hard at stuff.

Sounds.... unfortunate.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby James S Saint » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:18 am

mannequin01 wrote:well, that was rather depressing...

anybody have anything slightly more uplifting?

Throughout the infinite universe, there will always and forever be a person exactly identical to you, down to every atom.
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby surreptitious57 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:54 am

Void wrote:
Namely you use the fact that a star will blow up 100 million years from now as an excuse to not have to try so hard

No that is your false interpretation from what I said which has no bearing at all on what I think I should do with my life
Which is to have some purpose and pursue it as much as possible and also try to be the best human being that I can be
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby MagsJ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 am

..and on the 3rd day, I arose.

Biblical or what.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 pm

That one day, one blue and freshly lit day you will discover that you need to try. so hard to be you because by that time you will discover that you are everybody else and that makes you unique. In every situation it is you over and over withstanding the cathaclisms of time of.all the stars always dying, because you will be there either there, or here, bearing witness, but you must have a distance to maintain between the living and the dead in order to prevent the all inescapable loneliness that creation was meant to prevent. How then can you be not but lonely in a crowd and feel amused by what has been done and written down.so that you can learn who you are?
Without the living word, you are no one, and if your gene pool tells you, that they found this all by themselves for your edification then they are lying, in fact they are just reacting to the injustices of not being some one else blaming themselves for having made some.bad choices acquiring more interesting and and challenging choices . Or the choices were ok eons and eons ago, but couldn't be taught you and you did not know whose fault you do not know ,you or the teacher's, but there was a wrong turn sometime , somewhere ,and then the direction was lost and so were you. And now you blame you, me, us,them,they,we,him, for not being them, or me for that matter, and hope that someone will.deliver you now, instead of having to wait those additional trillions of years, when you can be you just the way you are. If you wait it it will happen, but then will you really learn who you really are or have to wait again over and over again other trillions of years?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby WendyDarling » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:47 pm

You are as designed.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Yes but who designed me as ? Unanswered questions leave open any possibility AS to anything related anything else that may be a transcendent. So the statement ,as you were designed is infective, not reflective as to who you are. It leads to a truism Gertrude Stein would make, or Popeye, I am who I am. It really makes no difference who, or even what I am. Even if, I am programmed to receive.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby WendyDarling » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:07 pm

The Big Sky Daddy of course. Your soul (human souls) was designed right after the solar system (and all systems in the Earth realm) was finished. The story's in the Old Testament. You are nearly as old as the entire solar system (all Earth realm systems), but don't look a day over 30 yrs. old. :evilfun: How old is the Earth realm? Millions of years old or older?

Meno...your soul is an ancient immortal design made of God matter. Lifetime after lifetime you have been reborn to discover who you are and who designed you. Astral projecting is your easiest route to discovery. :-" :wink:
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:27 pm

But then its all one grand design in the American Indian Sense of.the All Big Spirit, there is a continuum of indiscreet selves that are not themselves making themselves discreet, therefore.the soul can never be discovered as God making each one unique each into themselves. So you blend into me inseparable and unrecognizable to each other for ever and ever. Then the next phase is if you can never really recognize me, then how can I ever know myself, right?

Of course this 'right'? Is the tickler, because of that irritating uncertainty, right? That can never be an absolute, in that sense, so the anomalie will always stand in the way of true self knowledge. The creator will always be a part of.the creation. Therefore he will become suspect in his participation and.create a mystique, a mystery in his alleged motive to abate loneliness.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby UrGod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm

surreptitious57 wrote:
Void wrote:
Namely you use the fact that a star will blow up 100 million years from now as an excuse to not have to try so hard

No that is your false interpretation from what I said which has no bearing at all on what I think I should do with my life
Which is to have some purpose and pursue it as much as possible and also try to be the best human being that I can be


Ok, so then what does the sun blowing up in 100 million years have to do with "to have some purpose and pursue it as much as possible and also try to be the best human being that I can be" ?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby James S Saint » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:39 pm

All it means is that you missed the guess at your purpose.
If you can see the futility of your proposed purpose, that wasn't your purpose, try again.
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby WendyDarling » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:55 pm

Meno_ wrote:But then its all one grand design in the American Indian Sense of.the All Big Spirit, there is a continuum of indiscreet selves that are not themselves making themselves discreet, therefore.the soul can never be discovered as God making each one unique each into themselves. So you blend into me inseparable and unrecognizable to each other for ever and ever. Then the next phase is if you can never really recognize me, then how can I ever know myself, right?

Of course this 'right'? Is the tickler, because of that irritating uncertainty, right? That can never be an absolute, in that sense, so the anomalie will always stand in the way of true self knowledge. The creator will always be a part of.the creation. Therefore he will become suspect in his participation and.create a mystique, a mystery in his alleged motive to abate loneliness.

Your essence lives each life unchanged. Your soul doesn't change but your memories are wiped and I wish I knew why. Immortality may be too much to ask of a human soul. We can't handle knowing it, knowing that we will never end. Maybe God's lonely so to be merciful to us, we live different human lives throughout eternity. Can a soul ask for death...obliteration...I don't know?
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:14 pm

Have you or anyone be experienced having an obliterated soul? Did they ask for it, or were they condemned to loose it like Faust? Did his deal consisted of knowingly bartering it?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby WendyDarling » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:17 pm

God may not give anyone the choice. He may not believe in killing his offspring even it they beg for it.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

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Re: Know Thyself

Postby UrGod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Knowing yourself requires not following these silly thousands years old superstitions that cannot even be meaningfully articulated, much less argued for or demonstrated.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:19 pm

Void_X_Zero wrote:Knowing yourself requires not following these silly thousands years old superstitions that cannot even be meaningfully articulated, much less argued for or demonstrated.



Did you notice the Faustian allusion?
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby UrGod » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:20 pm

Maybe you can be more specific.
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby surreptitious57 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:40 pm

Void wrote:
surreptitious57 wrote:
Void wrote:
Namely you use the fact that a star will blow up 100 million years from now as an excuse to not have to try so hard

No that is your false interpretation from what I said which has no bearing at all on what I think I should do with my life
Which is to have some purpose and pursue it as much as possible and also try to be the best human being that I can be

so then what does the sun blowing up in 100 million years have to do with to have some purpose and pursue it as much as
possible and also try to be the best human being that I can be

I think that it is important to have a sense of perspective and understand that life will not last for ever as we are just passing through
That in no way means one should not strive to make the most of ones own life in the meantime while one still has the chance to do so
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Re: Know Thyself

Postby Meno_ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:49 pm

Then unlike me, perhaps ,You don't read widely on ILP ,but don't worry that consists of no more then 2 or 3 forums.

Faust was much more then bartering wisely, betting on being able not to come up with his side odnthe bargain.
He was more , therefore filling his persona with much more, defining a whole historical essence of MAN. That he bet right ,has become a historical venue of epic proportions.

His persona posits hope to all big time gamblers of the spirit, and it defines an age, within which battle lines are drawn on the battle ground between good and evil

How bold those lines are depends on the nature of barter and negotiation. We are the products of those exchanges, and whereby the threat remains undiminished , the results can be viewed as predictably for the better in any case. Just because third world countries have not developed Faustian conscience, does not mean they cannot learn.

Conscience is not.based on superstition, within unlearned people a mystical participation develops out of sheer necessity.

We can not afford to examine a life worth living apart from early social bonding, it is too late in the day for that.

Not in an age where reality and meta reality are being re-integrated

I know You did not bargain for a long narrative, but Faust is a big page turner.
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