[thoughts from   ~burning woman~   ]

I know now that for a life to have any sort of meaning it has to be experienced from the point of view of having asked one big question. You may well ask, what do you mean by ‘a big question’ and I will reply, I mean such a question which, no matter how you try to find an answer for will remain unanswered. You can watch TV ‘til your cross-eyed, scour the internet, pray, ask whomever, do research, meditate, ponder. You can read philosophy, study all the greatest collected wisdom, watch Ted Talks or even play with algorithms and everything you put in that basket will fall out the bottom.  

That’s it, that’s what real life is: a question bigger than anything a single life can ever answer and no one else has ever asked and given answers to. You see, a big question does not lead you in circles. You’ve all heard the saying, that doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the definition of insanity. So think: isn’t that what our civilization (so called) has trapped the population of an entire world into doing? It’s our endless search using repetitive small questions that is bringing us and our bullshit accomplishments (again so-called) to their ignoble and much deserved end.

You may not agree and that is certainly your prerogative. You may continue to think about your traditional answers to your endless small questions and they will gladly continue to drive you to power society’s squirrel cage with their trite, repetitively useless non-answers.

If you would put an end to your personal contribution to society’s merry-go-round; if you would figure out a way to exercise your mind outside the pointless running with the herd up the forever collapsing side of the squirrel cage, try to ask one really big question.

The answer is always in the question, of course, or there could be no question, but you have to know how to ask the question if you would extract an answer from it. It takes imagination, courage, daring, commitment, dedication and I daresay compassion to ask one big question knowing that eventually an answer will begin to form to hang over your head like the sword of Damocles.

Each big question’s answer will demand your life. No, not your physical life, that is of little consequence to any big question, but your mind’s life. It will demand that you be ready to change your mind completely and endlessly – without ever reverting to simplistic answers given by little questions. Without ever going back to the squirrel cage even if you discover that you are the only one who jumped out and are standing alone while the herd frantically continues to power the spinning wheel that makes all the great evils of this world endlessly possible, or as endless as there is a world to sustain such foolish and enormously wasteful expenditure of finite energy.

Whatever your big question was that propelled you out from the thundering stampede, it now begins to formulate an answer.

You didn’t start out to go on some quest to the top of a mountain, to the jungle or in the deep desert – no, no such romantic idiocy that also brings you full circle. You just asked one big question, your big question. And only you, standing alone “far from the madding crowd” can ever formulate and hear the bits and pieces of your big answer. Only then will you also realize that it is on the formulation of that answer that you will cross the threshold into death and beyond where you will continue from one existential riddle to the next.  

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Inland pond – along the Fraser River, August 15, 2020

 

35 thoughts on “The Big Question

  1. sherazade

    Ciao Sha ‘Tara.
    Ops è partito.
    Non sono completamente d’accordo con te Forse perché non sono in grado di riconoscere una grande domanda ma bensì di volta in volta nella mia vita ho cercato di pormi domande che potessero aiutarmi a capire meglio e a vivere in autonomia di pensiero Pur restando all’interno di quella che tu chiami gabbia degli scoiattoli.
    È stando all’interno che è possibile inceppare il meccanismo.
    A volte ci sono riuscita.

    Un sereno sabato. 🌻

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Comment TRANSLATED: “Hi Sha ‘Tara.
      I do not completely agree with you Maybe because I am not able to recognize a big question but rather from time to time in my life I have tried to ask myself questions that could help me to understand better and to live in autonomy of thought While remaining inside of what you call squirrel cage. It is by staying inside that it is possible to jam the mechanism. Sometimes I have succeeded.”
      My response: I understand your position as we evolve mentally in different directions. As an activist and too public person decades ago I noticed how little I accomplished. I could have created a pretense of much more “success” had I been willing to sell out to the highest bidders for my charisma but I rebelled against that path. The alternative was to jump out of the social squirrel cage and learn to walk my own talk, in my own way. That was a difficult choice. It’s like having always wanted to be a fisherman but standing on the ocean side cliff morning after morning watching the fleets heading out into the open sea and refusing to board because of the innate knowledge (awareness) that there is no edible fish in that sea. I hope my analogy makes sense to you!
      TRANSLATED: La mia risposta: capisco la tua posizione mentre ci evolviamo mentalmente in direzioni diverse. Come attivista e persona troppo pubblica decenni fa ho notato quanto poco ho realizzato. Avrei potuto creare una pretesa di molto più “successo” se fossi stato disposto a vendere ai migliori offerenti per il mio carisma, ma mi sono ribellato a quel percorso. L’alternativa era saltare fuori dalla gabbia sociale degli scoiattoli e imparare a camminare a modo mio, a modo mio. È stata una scelta difficile. È come se avessi sempre desiderato essere un pescatore, ma stando in piedi sulla scogliera in riva all’oceano mattina dopo mattina a guardare le flotte che si dirigevano verso il mare aperto e rifiutando di imbarcarsi a causa della conoscenza innata (consapevolezza) che non ci sono pesci commestibili in quel mare. Spero che la mia analogia abbia senso per te!

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      1. sherazade

        Grazie Sha ‘Tara perfetta analogia. Io continuo a muovermi all’interno perché benché i risultati siano molto miseri mi rendo conto che quel mio poco che faccio può essere utile anche se non mi soddisfa completamente Ma questa diventa anche una forma di egoismo non credi?
        Grazie della tua risposta. Take care 🌻

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Translated: Thanks Sha ‘Tara perfect analogy. I continue to move inside because although the results are very poor I realize that what little I do can be useful even if it does not satisfy me completely But this also becomes a form of selfishness don’t you think?
        Thanks for your reply.
        I am not ‘qualified’ to answer your question about selfishness. When I worked within the system that too entailed much costly personal sacrifice. Depends entirely on individual motivation.

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  2. jim-

    The almighty question is a calculus. Trying to explain a moving universes in a way of fixating it into imaginary points. No question is fully explainable. No point in the imaginary measurement is any more important than the other, they are simply preferences based on familiar stimuli.
    Like we can hold our ground, or something, is futile. The only way to measure regularities is through a staged viewpoint, yet we see no actual regularities or laws of nature. That there are laws governing is strictly hebrew in origin, and writing laws leads to litigious circuity in every field.
    Sorry if I moved off topic there. I got fixated on a point…

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for commenting, Jim. Yeah, I know you’re on your own tangent lately – I’ve been reading your posts and the latest have left me, well, speechless – that’s some accomplishment!!! It is my current awareness that our earliest laws came via Sumeria. Apparently the Anunnaki, our so-called “gods” were still around when the Sumerians were making their clay tablets recordings in cuneiform. I got that from reading much maligned literature, particularly Zecharia Sitchin’s Earth chronicles. The Hebrew clans show up somewhat later carrying already old baggage. It is possible and quite likely that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and later Moses, did have some interactions with some remaining Anunnakis – one in particular who was called YHWH. It is also very possible that these post-deluvian A’s tried to re-establish themselves using their Earthian clones/slaves to re-take the old Middle East lands. There have been some serious internecine wars amongst the A’s, some of whom used proscribed nuclear weaponry, traces of such use still remain, and we have the stories of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. These conflicts had remained largely unresolved and the millions of Earthian clones had formed powerful emotional attachments to their particular “gods,” Enki, Enlil and Inanna in particular, and to their descendants.
      Laws bind us to the social squirrel cage. Laws create superstition. Laws were designed as mass/mob/herd control tools. That people still don’t get this speaks to the long-lasting effectiveness of the programming that the A’s “installed” in their creations/inventions. It is my belief that homo-sapiens will never break out of its programming and will doom itself thereby. It cannot understand cause and effect as it continues to plunder the planet, feeding voraciously off it’s own civilization and off of one-another as other resources dwindle and become more difficult to extract and as it insists on obeying its current crop of psychopathic rulers as if these were the very descendants of the “gods” which in all likelihood that are – as blue bloods or descendants of the ancient Nephilims.
      I can see the pattern of systematic destruction but then I beat the programming years ago and had time to re-create (change) my own mind as regards understanding the world I live in.
      I understand the attraction to thinking of life as nothing more or less than invisible particles in endless motion and accepting that that is all there is to it. It isn’t however! The simple has chosen to become the complex and while not all complex forms are successful, the complex being is what life is endlessly seeking to create and become. The ocean is not H2O or particles thereof, it is the ocean. A human being is a human being, not a fortuitous agglomeration of sub atomic particles. There is reason and purpose behind all of which we are part of and it behooves us to honour that and work to advance it. To what end, Jim? That I will likely never know except it’s a marvellous ride.

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      1. jim-

        Certainly the Hebrews were not the first to structure religion like a legal court, but that is the influence we currently live under.

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Ironic isn’t it that Christianity which hated the Jews more than even the Devil infected the West with Hebraic beliefs, doctrines and legalism.

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      3. jim-

        And to what end? To begin again, just like everything else, functioning in waves. Some long, some short, but the earth and universe are not exempt of natures course.

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      4. jim-

        I think you’ll be disappointed f you think some unordinary reality exists. Like the Taoist says, not even the god of spring knows how the flowers grow.

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      5. jim-

        You actually are the same way. How do you open and close your hand, grow your hair? What is in charge of your body, your brain or your stomach? Is life something you do, or doe it do you?

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      6. Sha'Tara Post author

        jim, I realize your questions are serious, for you, but essentially meaningless for me. Sometimes it is wiser to “accept” something as settled. It’s a matter of observation: it works. It works the way it is, as complexities of life. One can know that it’s all, lowest common denominator, just particles, but these particles need to come together to create a complex structure for purpose of meaningful interaction with other living complexities. I happen to be one of those complexities and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a “miracle” if you will. I don’t want to break it back down to particles again because that would be truly dumb and meaningless. A thing is what it is and it isn’t something else unless (very important point) I have the power and the wisdom to make it something else, something that has to add to life’s meaningfulness. Maybe a correction, maybe an termination, maybe something entirely new. Maybe by myself, maybe in conjunction with a universal movement. Somethings you just know, like opening and closing my hand. It’s how the thing is and all I do currently is exercise that motion so I don’t lose it. Let me put it this way: some “how’s” need questioning, others need accepting as a thing settled. For me body functions, since I do not suffer from any debilitating conditions, are not subject to being questioned. It’s settled, there is no “how” to engage. I also know that this body is a temp event, that it will self-terminate and I will return to a different form of expression until such time as I choose to reincarnate again. That too is settled business. I’ve done it enough times to know. There are legitimate “how’s” but the ones you mention, IMO are not, just a stirring of the pot when the contents were served long ago. The goddess of spring knows how her flowers grow.

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  3. Hyperion

    I like this provocation to think. I Grok this call to ask our own big question. I did that once, and the answer disturbed me. I decided some questions shouldn’t be asked. Most of my big questions are exploratory in nature and usually end up with an analysis of alternatives to which I have no peers to help ground me in the reality of small mindedness. I came to the conclusion that there are different levels of intelligence numbered 1 to 10. Einstein would be a 6 and each number is an order of magnitude more intelligent than the one below. It turns out most people are a size 2 brain and you cannot get size 3 thoughts from a size 2 brain. That appears to be improbable if not impossible. The next lesson learned was a size 1 brain always sees itself as superior to the size 2 through 10 due to ego and healthy imagination. Since size 10 is greatly outnumbered, it’s best to let the others fool themselves into seeing how wonderfully intelligent they are when they find a new way to open a jar that appears stuck. In the mean time, let’s talk about what this means to us if there are uncountable universes moving on their own trajectory. It appears collisions are possible. It’s at this point I realize that all the human minds summed by their energy produced would be 140 billion volts of energy in the radio frequency spectrum. To the size 1 brain that is a butt smokin lighting bolt right there, but to the multitude of universes and the size 10 brain, that doesn’t make it as a least significant digit on the chart. At this point, I realize our big question can only be measured by our individual mind based on our brain size. The size 1 sees universal questions as irrelevant and the size 10 brain sees the size 1 brain as irrelevant. We just can’t overlook that there are a lot more size 1 and 2 brains and they rule the planet but our universe and it’s cousins are free to live as they will without interference from the very greatest this world can produce or destroy. Anyway, you see what happens when I try to think. 🧐🙄. From this, I concluded it was best for me to just focus on my reproductive health in the latter years of life. That has a finite answer that is statistically valid.

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      1. Hyperion

        This is absolutely true and I think supports Sh’Tara’s points made in her post. My biggest thoughts fill buckets but for others, their thoughts fill a universe.

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Yes that is a problem indeed, but only for those stuck in the present reality. “Do not fear those who kill the body and then can do no more.” (Jesus to his disciples) That’s always been an empowering statement to me. I’ve always refused to label myself as a body only entity.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      OK Hype, I’ve stopped laughing now so maybe I can “engage” some of your thoughts. First I had to look up “order of magnitude” then bang my head on the kitchen counter a few times to try and get the information to lock in. What I got was that one order of magnitude is a kind of times ten number so that a 1 with one order of magn. becomes 10, which becomes 100 and so on. From that point of view it sort of makes sense, even to me, but then I’m not at all certain I read that right. Yes the #1 and #2 brains may not actually run the world but by sheer number they certainly facilitate what is going on, especially on the voting thing as George points out and by making it possible for predatory capitalism to spread world-wide. Jumping to the conclusion of the matter in your comment, do I assume that you’re focusing on making babies at the moment, testing your reproductive health?

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      1. Hyperion

        He he he! Well, it seems you Grok my Grokking. I have slowly put all of my preformed notions away to listen to you with a clean mind and I make the connection to your ancient Sumerian life, perhaps as a Priest, Priestess, or Scribe. Your words are not different from the translations of Sumer laments dug out of the sand after 30,000 years of civilization when we as a people fell into the nature of what must be the Predator Race. The Sumerians disappeared from earth as a civilization before the last Mastodon died. We are more familiar with Babylon and Egypt than the City of Ur and the city states. You have rightfully pointed to those very things that destroyed an ancient and superior human. It was the savagery of people with more nature akin to animal predators than humanity. That nature has survived while the golden age of civilizations has long past. We are a Rome long after Rome ceased to exist. Our predator nature disguised as capitalism, greed, baseless aggression, and hate for anything beyond our own unintelligent imaginations we claim to be our truths is our fall from reason to a hell of our own design. You have tried to warn us and show us a door that leads back to the golden age but we are too much a mongrel to understand it and too fearful to try it. And so we must also pass into the dust buried under the nature we so horrendously disrespected. I would say as an aging male in full panic of no longer being a viable earth form, that I return to the only true nature of my past and that wasn’t so much the making of babies as my desire to practice the art to perfection. That too is a lesson that cannot endure in my crumbling physiology, but it is the most pleasant of memories in a faltering mind. You were right. You have always been right. You have always known you were right. I’m assuming that brings some small portion of satisfaction or contentment. My big question is, we’re those ancient gods and goddesses of human belief, that lifted the first great civilizations from the earth, the teachers you refer to?

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Thanks for the comment, Hype. Quote: “My big question is, we’re those ancient gods and goddesses of human belief, that lifted the first great civilizations from the earth, the teachers you refer to?”
        A very difficult question to answer if I go into details. If a yes or no suffices, then the answer is a total “NO.” Just a touch of background which I’ve gone over before: the Anunnaki, responsible for the creation of homo sapiens and our first great civilizations were also “slaves” of the Time Lords and therefore their works were imbued with the evil that accompanies the presence of a Time Lord or any of their puppet rulers (The Lord God of the Bible, YHWH or Jehovah is one of those. Prior to the Anunnaki conquest of earth their had been another civilization which had been established by Lucifer, the female slave who rebelled against the Time Lords (noted in the biblical account), was defeated and cast out of “heaven” to “earth” and subsequently demonized… long, long story, that. You may ask, where is Lucifer now? Well, earth was recaptured by a Time Lord and Lucifer lost again. She is now, I’m quite certain, working with all the worlds that are struggling to defeat the Time Lords. The “Teachers” I mention – YLea, El Issa and Phaelon are also rebels against the TL’s. The first two hail from a hidden world I know as Altaria. Phaelon, well, you could call him a spy. His abode, best guess, probably deliberate misinformation for safety reasons, would be in the Orion constellation. So back to the A’s – it was their own descendants, cross between A’s and Earthian women, called the Nephilim who, with the help of Earthian soldiers, drove the A’s from the planet. YHWH is not an Anunnaki but a lesser Time Lord – it is important to know the difference. He wants total control of Earth and would despise the piratical A’s – they would be as chaff to him. It is more than likely that he was the one who goaded the Nephilim to chase the A’s from the Earth with promises of wealth and quasi-unlimited power. Note: the Nephilims were blue blooded, as were their progenitors, the A’s, hence the term has come down to us as blue bloods = royal rulers. If you want some interesting disinformation, go here: https://theuijunkie.com/blue-bloods-origin/ There’s probably some urban legend ‘truth’ to this but definitely not the origin of the term blue bloods. Thanks for the question. I answered as briefly as I know how.

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      3. Hyperion

        I remember some of this from the Old Testament but I also know that the Old Testament is really a retelling of already deeply ancient stories that evolved out of Sumeria’s first reign. We have excavated enough to know they were quite literate and left tons of clay tablets of daily life, poetry, literature and affairs of state. They speak of the stories of the flood, the ruler found in the river like Moses etc. they also spoke a language that was not rooted in the area and likely came from the area known today as Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Artifacts found in UR are predated by similar artifacts found in the north and the language roots are similar. Strangely they write of a Moses like leader that rose up to lead the Semitic peoples before the first pyramid was built in Egypt. This seems to cast doubt on Moses and the liberation of the Israelites and the 40 year trek across the desert because Semitic people already existed in the area called the promised land by Moses. This can be dated because people mentioned in the Bible were well documented rulers that left historical records. The nephilim are also mentioned in the Bible as the offspring of the fallen angels that mated with human women. Of interest to me in the history of Sumeria where we consider western civilization got its start is the world population was well established and highly organized. The end seems to be as the population grew and the city states became more crowded with the different sub cultures, the seeds of discontent began to grow and in turn conflict, power, and wealth mongering as a form of survival in an ever collapsing environment. Sumeria was brought down by outside “Barbarians” much like history alludes to the invasion of western Rome by the many tribes that lived across the Danube. This appears to be the cycle of rise and fall of civilizations. It’s far more complicated but the rise is brought about by a benevolent and intellectual effort that ultimately stagnates and corrupts leaving it vulnerable to outside predation. So to go around in a circle three times to say, someone has to be the spark of benevolence that binds people to a common cause that establishes the next great civilization. In order for that to work, people must be in such a state of misery that the new way seems the only way and it gains acceptance and ultimately the power to force it’s way in a widening net and this is the very mechanism that then causes the collapse. Even the most devout and radical of any religion have made no difference in the cycle but have exacted a higher toll of suffering and a more violent and destructive end. So I turn over in my mind, what power continuously tries this and accepts that in this near 40,000 year history of civilization on earth each civilization has failed in the exact same way and still tries it again. It seems we need a change and I think that change must start in the human species and in the very DNA. Perhaps we need a new breeding program from our stellar watchers and overlords. I and all my mastodon friends are dated. We’ll not be a part of the future.

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      4. Hyperion

        Okay, I have synced up on blue bloods and the Annunaki. I noticed most references come from the last period of the Mesopotamian city states. The earliest of the Sumer would be about 28,000 years earlier where the Annunaki first evolve in Mesopotamia but were brought down from the people of present day Armenia which is the head waters or source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It’s interesting we think from biblical records that “God” created man in his likeness in the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates which was then a Paradise and not the salt laden desert it is now. What is also interesting is we have huge populations sprouting up elsewhere like in China and the Indus Valley as well as the nomadic hunter gatherers that all have their own gods of heaven and earth. We tend to think of civilization as a linear path but it wasn’t. We had Neanderthals still living in Northern Europe getting their butts bitten by sabertooth tigers at the same time richly advanced intellectual societies are springing up all over the globe. There were mini ice ages and desertification due to climate change that pushed these diversely different groups into one another. It was all love and marriage amongst neighbors until things got tough and resources were few. That began the age of warfare that continues to this day with periods of peace during the die offs followed by those growths and conflicts that ultimately rise with the population. Not to cast a thread of doubt on who the gods were and where their origins point to, the human story doesn’t need a lot of deep investigation or evidence for every year of our existence to see very plainly how it all stays relatively the same in the cycles. This is why I believe we are in another downturn and it won’t matter much if it’s Buddha’s fault or God, or Shiva, only that by our own hand and nature’s revenge will we perish. If that is because of the machinations of godly beings from Nibiru, the results are pretty much the same. Just my thoughts. Not trying to sell anything. I do listen to you Sha’Tara, but as you have noticed, my head elves are always babbling. I’m cursed to live without the beautiful ability to create a reality in my mind that defies my senses. If I could be like everyone else, I could just rave in the wave of chaos and make up any story I choose and believe it, defend it, kill disbelievers with a bloodlust greater than the greatest orgy, and if my make believe reality doesn’t survive the test of time, I could just make up a new one. Sadly, I am deficient in this area. But hey, I’m slow, but I do learn. I just need to see the connections so my constrained thinking can draw the lines that draw the conclusions. It’s all very evil and very fascinating.

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      5. Sha'Tara Post author

        Great comment, as always. There is history and then there is official, “programmed” history. The real history – there has to be such a thing – is what we all should be searching for because it would explain much about our successes and abysmal failures as intelligent, sentient and self aware beings. Programmed history is the fake news we are brainwashed with from day one until we die. Some of it is correct – if you want to sell a really big lie it must contain much truth within it so the liar can point to that truth and claim he isn’t lying. The point for me is not so much to find out what happened back when, but to become equipped to avoid cyclical historical traps. Could an accurate rendition of history explain man’s misogyny, racism, endless warring and the periodic madness of genocides, for example. So we dig and dig and often we dig ourselves into a hole but there’s always a way out.

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      6. Hyperion

        Yes indeedy. I tend to try to rely on reliable sources and those sources must fill in the blanks between the spots of light we find. Much of what was dogma 20 years ago has a new dogma. The thing I see most often is when referencing ancient artifacts as proof, for instance the King James Bible when it was written, we must study the ulterior motives of the historian regardless of the timeline when that history was recorded. For me to know the truth is to free myself from the programming and programmers. First I have to “debug” myself and then set a proper firewall against the code that is sent my way. I have always wanted the truth because it enables my vision without corruption. Today, I see no truth anywhere at any level. My favorite mantra now: the mind always ignores what the senses tell it.

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      7. Sha'Tara Post author

        Indeed where does one go to find truth? You mention the KJV and that is a political diatribe full of misinterpretation and misquotes. It was written to please a totalitarian ruling monarch. The more they pretended to correct it in modern times the more wishy-washy it became. The best we can do is hope we’ve tapped into the lesser big lie when looking for answers or guidelines then build on that using our own intelligence.

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      8. Hyperion

        Exactly and we’ll said. For many, we have embraced a heresy, but the true heresy is this manufactured Monarch’s guide to enslavement. Slavery didn’t exist and laws regarding human rights or lists of demanded virtues were absent from the earth for 90% of our estimated history on earth as thinking beings. It was only in the last part of our history which includes the present that laws, prisons, punishments came into being as a tool to harness the energy of the masses in what you mentioned as a perfect model of entropy. A declared sin has more authority than a secular law. In the Old Testament, God and Humans were in an orgy of whacking humans that didn’t please God or his Human Praetorian Guard of religious rulers. The stories abound with lowly beings dethroning kings to prove the higher power. But it is heresy and huge numbers of innocents lost their lives in the thousands of years of war on heretics or the more popular abused term, Infidel. Somewhere in there is the truth. That little sprinkling of real that is meaningless to someone who doesn’t live in the biblical culture of ancient times. But somewhere in there is a hint and that hint is tied to tangible relics that in their scattered pieces are meaningless. But assembled, the bits and pieces of historical tiles reveal a picture that is both beautiful and horrifying. I have a blue tile and you have a brown one. Together we see a hint of ocean and a hint of land and in our minds we create a world in which our desires are the laws and the truths of life. If someone brings a red tile, we are left to ponder it’s place and if we can’t imagine it’s place, we reject it as irrelevant. But, was it irrelevant or are we just not able to fathom the truth it might represent. Without heresy, we would find the final outcome of entropy much quicker.

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  4. George F.

    I think you start from a false premise. Life “has no meaning” because we arise from the no-thing and return to the no=thing. We start from and return to the infinite stillness. Anything you “do” in this form is impermanent, now matter hjow “great” in the moment, and therefore, ultimately meaningless. I will return later to read the other responses. Nice post tho!

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      If we reason from the ever-present limitations imposed on our minds in this reality then our choices are certainly limited. You can become religious and hope for eternal life kissing some god’s ass. You can believe that physical death is the end of your own life and a case closed. You can believe that no matter how many incarnations you go through to enjoy or endure, it is still bound by time and the only things that mean anything at all is what you indulge in, in the present moment. However you shake the dice, it’s loaded and you always remain the loser. But think what happens when you break through the bounds of the system? When you set your mind free to contemplate endless/infinite possibilities? Endless choices to become whatever you choose to become. To end your life utterly, thus cheating the Matrix or to engage infinity and all that entails. Traditional teaching insists that we arise from no-thing and we return to no-thing (for dust you are and to dust you shall return – the curse of the Lord God to Adam and Eve in Eden) but what if that is the grossest lie ever told? Why do we remember? Why do we try to project ourselves into the future? Why do we “live” as if we were never going to age and die? If life is meaningless, why are you writing a novel that creates an alternate future for mankind? What’s your motivation? If life is meaningless why would anyone, especially older people, care about any happenings within civilization? Why care who’s president or how many people die from wars or viruses? Is it that important to just stay alive when there’s no point to it? You see, if the system can’t have people as brainwashed God-worshiping bigots then it will have them as hedonists. Either way the system wins and the individual loses. A well-kept “secret”: the system isn’t defeated by force – that only gives it more energy. It is defeated by the one who walks away from its clutches into infinity. The system can’t follow there because it is a product of time; it is time-bound, a slave of time and time itself is finite.

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