Re: New Ways of Thinking

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 21:17:20 MDT


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Corbin" <lcorbin@tsoft.com>
> What is the advantage in not thinking while
> eating a tomato or driving a car?

Those were just examples of incidents where direct experience of reality can
happen. It can happen anytime. Right now is a good time to directly experience
reality. The advantage of direct experience of reality is that it
provides a connection to the ground of being, so that one does not need a
system of thought to relate to existence. One simply knows life oneself, and
does not need to learn about it second hand. So, one can evaluate the
statements of others based on one's own direct experience.

> Our brains are already in great control of our
> lives, and this control must be increased.

Have you read Kevin Kelly's _Out of Control_?
www.well.com/user/kk/OutOfControl/

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.



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