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Forum: General Discussion Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: Certainty

Jack Pine wrote: Can we discuss that certainty, describe it without making a conclusion about it?

Are you looking for a yes or no answer? In which case you are looking for a conclusion.

Are you looking just for the sake of inquiry? In which case you have come to the conclusion that this is the best approach.

Forum: General Discussion Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: Certainty

Jack Pine wrote: If we are "choicelessly aware", giving our whole attention to something, is there certainty or uncertainty?

I would say there is neither. The question of certainty or uncertainty just doesn't come up. There is just the movement of awareness.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

How can an idea "see"? Thought is idea.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

Peter,

Yes. What is it that sees --i.e., senses, is aware? Do we see with the eyes, or do we see through the eyes?

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

I was asking, how can one come to the conclusion that an idea can see. Since thought is nothing but idea, I don't see that thought can see.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

It would seem that awareness operates through the physical senses, but awareness is not of those physical senses.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

Sudhir,

There is no evidence that thought can do anything except influence an individual's reactions. It is the brain that thinks. It is the brain that creates thought, the psychological. The psychological can be made physically manifest only through physical reaction to thought -- the psychological.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: What can thought do?

Mike.

Is it thought that does all of that, or is it the brain that chooses, labels, etc?

Thought does not go to war, physical bodies go to war. Thought did not construct the hydrogen bomb, it was the brain of man that created the bomb.

In the history of mankind, as I see it, thought has acted very much as an influence on what actions or reactions individuals have taken, but thought, by itself, is and has never been anything more than concept and idea.

Until acted upon physically, thought is very much like radio waves without a receiver -- totally without effect.

Forum: A Quiet Space Thu, 12 May 2016
Topic: The Shrinking of the Middle Class

The news today is that the middle class now makes up less than 50% of the population in nine of ten major US cities. The middle class is shrinking, and economists point out that this means that the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.

How long must we continue down this road before we realize that there must be a cap placed on individual income, that there must be a limit placed on individual wealth accumulation? Since we are not wise enough to see greed, avarice and acquisitiveness for what they are, then the government, as usual, must legislate,

Greed and the hoarding of vast and needless wealth is the cause of world poverty.