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Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby existentialinsomnia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:35 pm

What is your opinion on the idea of an afterlife, consciousness after death, and eternity?
Bonus question for those who believe in an afterlife: do you believe in past lives as well?
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby Guide » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:30 am

Except that it is incommodious, I have never seen any objection to the thesis of concurrent life-after-life(s) in life.

This life is already a "afterlife" so far as one can see.

The issue is surrounded by the general opinion that treats the "world" as such as existing apart from one's own radius of experience. This "general opinion" is likely an ontological feature of human life, we, each one, have the "world" as part of ourselves.
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby phenomenal_graffiti » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:49 pm

The issue is surrounded by the general opinion that treats the "world" as such as existing apart from one's own radius of experience. This "general opinion" is likely an ontological feature of human life, we, each one, have the "world" as part of ourselves.


I believe this is true. For those believing that brains create consciousness, the world we experience is an artificial reality or "Matrix" created and generated by the brain. The existence (if they exist) of dreamless sleep and death (the only difference between them being the former is temporary and the latter eternal, for those who do not believe in an afterlife) is proof that consciousness is a "Matrix" not created by artificially intelligent machines but the physical brain (for those believing the brain creates consciousness). For those who do not believe that brains create consciousness, consciousness is still a "Matrix" created by another consciousness, conscious particles, or conscious substance.
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby barbarianhorde » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:32 pm

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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby phenomenal_graffiti » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:04 am

Nice video.
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby bahman » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:10 am

existentialinsomnia wrote:What is your opinion on the idea of an afterlife, consciousness after death, and eternity?

I think that we are eternal.

existentialinsomnia wrote:Bonus question for those who believe in an afterlife: do you believe in past lives as well?

Yes.
The sincerity in mind is the door to divine knowledge.
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby Exuberant Teleportation » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:43 pm

There could be a pool of ideals that we're returning towards, a higher palace of wonders and enchantment. Old themes and archetypes may guide our journeys in the dream worlds, show us the keys to opening the acentric labyrinth. Spirit is a quest to unearth our true nature, what we seek most in life. As ghosts, the adventure must wheel ever further, flooding our portraits of happier days under the sun. So it's sunshine and rainbows forever in heaven, and a rainbow bridge of self fulfillment and discovery.
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The value of a novel is not that it is real or will ever happen but rather it represents reality in an architectural model of how it could be or should be. Similarly, when theoretical physicists dream of a utopian golden age of scientific discovery where humans have evolved to the point of mastering hyperspace and bending the universe to their will, the value of it is not that logical calculations indicate humans are too insignificant for this to be our destiny, but rather the value is in the theory itself of creating a vastly unprecedented and advanced society, the architectural model of how humanity could evolve and what humanity should achieve. Achieving this in the imagination, the world of the mind would be the focus that could manifest itself into a better reality. The value is in the journey of humans becoming the lords of creation rather than the destination.
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Re: Afterlife, Past Lives, Consciousness, and Eternity

Postby phenomenal_graffiti » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:55 pm

As ghosts, the adventure must wheel ever further, flooding our portraits of happier days under the sun. So it's sunshine and rainbows forever in heaven, and a rainbow bridge of self fulfillment and discovery.


I really, really like this.
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