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joeontheland
904779.  Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:55 pm Reply with quote

For instance we have a body, it is changing all the time. Our bodies cells are constantly being replaced and this is not an arguable theory, it is fact. It happens, we probably have several bodies in our lifetime. That is, new minerals, carbon, water, protein... All these things are borrowed, used by the body, and then discarded.

So what really are we, because clearly claiming we are the body is like trying to separate a wave in the ocean and claiming that it exists independently

How is the body any different, in this regard, from a wave in the ocean...

And not just bodies, everything in the universe.

Nothing exists, table, chair, mirror, these are concepts and their naming is limited to our thinking... A mirror was once rock and sand... And eventually it will return to its basic composition.

Everything is then just one, because we can not divide a single thing in this universe into something meaningful... All that really exists is one wholeness...

Each thing has a use or function and when this function fails to function, this object is then broken, but it doesn't know that it is broken.

Broken is an observation by the person who knows that object(wave in the ocean)'s use.

Each person, each physical object, from the perspective of eternity, is like a brief, disturbed drop of water from an unbounded ocean.

But how then, is our consciousness, or awareness, kept constant, in a body that is changing.

 
joeontheland
904802.  Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:48 pm Reply with quote

Actually we may have considerably more bodies than what I first suggested..

It depends how you look at it.

It could be that each minute change in the combination of the totality of all cells that make up the concept of the body could be classed as a new bodily order.

In this case we would go through billions of bodies, each one slightly different , but none duplicated

 
joeontheland
904809.  Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:06 pm Reply with quote

Alan Watts - How We Define Ourselves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIdKbnxopeE&feature=related

 
Posital
904876.  Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:16 am Reply with quote

Hurrah!!

(claps)

 
mckeonj
904878.  Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:17 am Reply with quote

<kicks lamppost>

 
CB27
904936.  Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:54 am Reply with quote

Nothing is real, I found it in the dictionary.

 
djgordy
904979.  Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:28 am Reply with quote

Strawberry fields are real.

 
Jenny
905012.  Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:28 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Hurrah!!

(claps)


One-handedly, I assume?

 
Spike
905189.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:35 am Reply with quote

I am real, the rest of you are figments of my imagination.

 
Moosh
905193.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:45 am Reply with quote

My mind is made up, but my body's real.

 
Oceans Edge
905221.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 am Reply with quote

Pink isn't real

 
mckeonj
905225.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:10 am Reply with quote

Real Tennis is.

 
aTao
905241.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:31 am Reply with quote

joeontheland wrote:
cean.

But how then, is our consciousness, or awareness, kept constant, in a body that is changing.

It isnt, not by a long chalk. Just consider how fuddy duddy old farts used to enjoy living it up. There is rarely a defined watershed in behaviour but it changes, so it must be a fluid, ever-changing thing.

 
tetsabb
905256.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:08 pm Reply with quote

aTao wrote:
Just consider how fuddy duddy old farts used to enjoy living it up. There is rarely a defined watershed in behaviour but it changes, so it must be a fluid, ever-changing thing.


Yup, incontinence can strike at any time.
:-)

 
Bondee
905263.  Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:39 pm Reply with quote

joeontheland wrote:
So what really are we


Energy condensed to a slow vibration.

 

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