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I think it is safe to say that we simply don't understand nearly enough (anything?) about the neural basis of qualia / experience to be able to give a satisfying answer to this question. That said, at least in the case of human experience, most neuroscientists would agree that if there is any centralized locus of experience it is the brain, and although the ...


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I was just wondering how realistic this video was: youtube.com/watch?v=Bsyplaii9p4 – tristo I find the presenter's style very long-winded but I understand precisely what he is talking about. The phrase that struck me most was when he said "... when the psyche dissolves ... what is left is the truth itself". This mirrors my own experience precisely. My ...


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I do have a question though, once you have an awakening, and realize as others have said, that you are in the matrix, aren't you aware of this fact forever? So how can you be not enlightened anymore, but you once were. Question by tristo in a comment to my previous answer I'm not sure about the matrix analogy because in the movie they simply ...


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I can speak from personal experience. I have been on an enlightenment intensive. I could give a very detailed description of the progression I went through. However it is quite impossible to explain the state of 'knowing' that one achieves. In normal life we experience the world through sensation and we have beliefs about what we haven't sensed. The sense ...


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We have all been in this 'state' if it can be called that. It existed before we were conceived. However it is impossible to imagine being something we are not. I cannot imagine being a dolphin and perceiving the world through echolocation. A person blind from birth cannot imagine the colour green. For the same reason, a living person cannot imagine being ...



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