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October 2009

Krishna and Envy

Submitted by blogmeister on Sun, 25/10/2009 - 12:55

I have been thinking, perhaps Krishna is a myth and has never existed at all. There is no Krishna and there has never been any Krishna. There is only Brahman. Brahman is what we worship.

The sages and seers of ancient India wanted to express their thoughts about the nature of human consciousness, so they came up with a story with a boy named Krishna as the central character in that story.

Inner Light Revisited

Submitted by blogmeister on Fri, 23/10/2009 - 22:23

I have been thinking about Picard in The Inner Light and wondered what it would be like if the event happened in his infancy.

Imagine he is less than a year old. The probe transports him into another life where he is the same age, and has a new mother and a new family. He grows up into adulthood, has a family and becomes a grandparent. He dies, the whole event took all of 20 minutes and his consciousness returns back to his original consciousnesss, back to the same age and same family.

The True Story (Revisited)

Submitted by blogmeister on Sat, 17/10/2009 - 17:55

I have been thinking about the True Story , about how Krishna concluded that it would be better to simulate creatures' experience of the world, than expending a lot of material resources creating a real physical world, with all the logistical and organizational issues of putting creatures in it.

Something had me thinking - it was God who created Krishna and gave Krishna his intelligence, creativity and discrimination. God conceived of Krishna's mind, so if Krishna could conceive of simulation, why couldn't God have conceived of it Himself?

Jill Bolte Taylor - My Favourite Guru (press-ganged, of course)

Submitted by rchurch on Sat, 17/10/2009 - 13:21

I guess I can't say much about this lady, a number of you may already know about her, except that I have press-ganged her into service as my number one guru.

Whenever I listen to her I found myself along trains of thought I haven't considered before, considering her choice of words and wondering why she chose those words in particular, those phrases.

I also find myself returning to verses in Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, which although I did not gloss over, whose significance I don't quite understand until I hear her repeat them in a different way.