Some snippets from our Garden Of Friends meeting, this morning:
“A serious and good philosophical work
could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”
An Irish man and a Scott’s man walk into pub…
Be without leaving yourself.
“What you let be, lets you be.”
… I asked ChatGPT: Does this make sense?
Yes, the sentence appears to be both grammatically correct and sensible. It conveys a simple yet profound message about the power of acceptance and non-resistance in life. Essentially, the sentence suggests that when you accept things as they are and let them be, you also allow yourself to be at peace and free from the stress and turmoil that often accompany the desire to control or change things beyond our control.
Thoughtless cannot be wrong.
Podcast: Rupert Spira and Donald Hoffman
Consciousness Is the Ultimate Reality That Defines Everything Else
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
“Although awareness is eternally aware of itself,
it is not always aware of the body.
The body is an appearance in and of the finite mind,
and the finite mind is itself a modulation of awareness.
But, the body is a temporary modulation
of and an appearance in awareness;
awareness is not an appearance in the body.
Awareness itself is not intermittent.
It is a continuous, or, more accurately,
ever-present, non-objective experience.”
Sorry, I for God.
Until the mental activity is seen,
you will appear to be looking from it.
I once heard a story of a man who found a brick of gold
and complained it was too heavy.
“Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled;
do not be afraid.”
Subset or upset?
“While information from our sense perceptions is what we need to survive, to play the game of life, we play it without knowing what it is that we’re really doing. If you want to stay in the game, you have to respect its rules, which is why, although a train’s ultimate reality may well be illusory, you do not just step in front of it.”
“Dark Matter fills the universe;
We know nothing about it!”
“A fool is known by his speech;
and a wise man by silence.”
“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden;
he says again and again ‘I know that that’s a tree’,
pointing to a tree that is near us.
Someone else arrives and hears this,
and I tell him:
‘This fellow isn’t insane.
We are only doing philosophy.”
I is just too many words…