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Behaviour Patterns:Tolerance has its limits, how far is too far?

Behaviour Patterns: Tolerance has its limits, how far is too far? “I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.” Christopher Hitchens The quote is from an outspoken journalist, author and polemicist who challenged the dogmas of religions and politics. I like the quote because in dogmatism, individuals or organisations believe they are right with righteousness in one hand but a synergy of narcissism in the other. The creation of new ideas is the light bearer of truth but …

Acceptance of the authentic self and the ego

“There are four things the master is entirely free. He had no forgone conclusions, no arbitrary predeterminations, no obstinacy, no egotism” Confucius How can we be free in our mental perceptions? Anxiety and other mental states don’t produce a free mind but a troubled one. Our whole universe is a projection of our brain and mind onto our personal reality. Was Confucius right about having no conclusions? What does it mean Acceptance of the authentic self with the ego? Psychology and science say the human brain has two systems that …

Mystical life reduces fear

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”Nicola Tesla The quest for knowledge and learning has been a pursuit of many influential individuals through the centuries sharing their insights and passions of what resonated with them and sharing with us. I have admiration and respect to those who challenged the common philosophies of the time even at the threat of death. …

Religion influence on Art : Part one Christianity Birth

Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso is an irony because he was an atheist despite being baptized a Catholic. There is a book on the topic that I haven’t read yet, but  one of many on my list. There is a review on Goodreads if you are interested.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17739523-the-religious-art-of-pablo-picasso#other_reviews   I am passionate about the renaissance art due to its abundance of prolific artists thanks to the …

The light of Consciousness: Science meets Spirituality

The light of Consciousness: Science meets Spirituality “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Jung     The essence of life can be conceptualised from various perspectives. The interpretation of life can be translated from art, science, philosophy, religions and from personal experiences etc. This is just a limited view because emotional undertones will influence what a person understands and the egoic precepts that the mind projects out before our eyes can filter …

Opening The Mind To Mysticism

“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language. Meister Eckhart Transformation of who we are and what we believe originates with our personal experiences and access of knowledge. The door to open the mind has many locks to discover the real self because of many substrates of biological and psychological systems. This is may appear as a hindrance on the path to enlightenment and personal growth. Thankfully the mind has a built in systems to protect the self because the organism would be in psychosis. The …

Mysticism

Mysticism       Cambridge dictionary defines Mysticism “The belief that there is hidden meaning in life or that each human being can unite with God”     Britannica says “mysticism, the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them.”       Abraham Maslow said mystical experience was a peak experience of a self-actualizing individual or Carl Jung expression was individuation. In today layman terms I would say when a person …

Quantum Consciousness – Personal Consciousness – Collective Consciousness (Part one)

“Either death is a state of nothingness and utter consciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.” ~ Plato “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung “The evolutionary impulse is towards disidentification from thinking and the arising of awareness or presence, but …

Theory of Reality

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination”. John Lennon What we see is different from other people because of many different reasons. Identical twins in case studies show clearly that they are individuals in thier own right with own views, they have their own perception. The brain is another factor on how we see the world around us. Everyone histories includes environment that shapes a person reality from ideologies and concepts imprinted on the child. The debate of nurture or nature is not definite because there is always another anomaly …

Concepts and the scientific viewpoint of consciousness

“Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.” Karl Marx “Ideology has very little to do with ‘consciousness’ – it is profoundly unconscious“. Louis Althusser The definition of consciousness   “The quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself or the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact”  It is linked to the word awareness.  The definition of awareness “The quality or state of being aware and knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists”. In simple …