I’m still seeing Buddhas everywhere in almost every thing I look at. A side effect of the hour long meditation I did yesterday. I feel a bit euphoric, perhaps even a wee bit trippy – I am trying not to get attached to this pleasant mental state, as I’m guessing it is also part of the Maya self. It could be the ego trying to distract me from meditation practise with nice hallucinations. I watch, without thinking, It is insane that a part of my mind is working against me like this, I don’t fight it though, it isn’t really my enemy, it is a mental illness that I can hopefully sort out if I just keep walking this path…
This planet is unique, the universe may well be teeming with life, but the life on this planet is unique to this planet. What we have here on earth is special, but we are too caught up in childish wars, advertising and greed to really appreciate and notice the wonder of the natural world around us, that we are standing on a planet in a massive universe, within this vacuum of space, cosmic radiation, meteorites, asteroids, we are on this planet with just a thin vulnerable atmosphere and the Earth’s magnetic field to protect us; and there is so much life on it, this planet has so much life on it everywhere. That is our heritage, that is the real treasure.
Not sure what I am, I’m neither a theist or an atheist. There’s a lot of stuff in this universe that is a mystery to us. We base everything on a tiny fraction of the light we observe.
I don’t know if any of this is real.
Quantum mechanics is fascinating stuff. Recently learned our sense of smell uses quantum mechanics, and I’m still trying to get my head round how that works.
There’s lots of mysteries out there, we are only really looking at a tiny part of the universe; in the tiny part we look at, a lot of stuff happens that can’t be explained.
Who knows if there’s a God or not. We have no evidence either way. All we have is faith, whether it’s faith in science or faith in something supernatural.
If there is a God, then one question is, where did God come from?
If there is no God, then where did quarks come from?
If both answers are the same, that they just are, & they’ve always existed & nothing created them, then that isn’t a satisfying answer to either question imo.
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you don’t force your beliefs onto others and try to make them conform to your way of thinking.
You don’t have to believe in God to show compassion, empathy or kindness.
The world is a better place when we’re nice to one another, you don’t have to follow a religion to do that.
In a completely random fashion; my thoughts turned to the topic of reincarnation.
I tried to find in my limited CPU of a brain, a theory that sounds at least quasi possible and perhaps a wee bit believable.
Nobody knows what happens when we die. People have had near death experiences, but from what I gather the brain can continue to function even after the heart has stopped beating, and if that person is being given artificial resucitation, then the brain will still be alive.
So the different experiences people have after their heart stops beating for a short time, even the ones where people experience a sudden blackness then nothing, these are not necessarily what happens. The only way to really know is if the brain dies, but if that happens you’re not going to be coming back to tell anyone anyway. So what happens when we die is a complete mystery.
The hadrons that have come together to make our bodies don’t die, they carry on. Our matter will decay but the hadrons will be dispersed into the universe.
So I was thinking maybe what happens is, when we die it feels like going to sleep; & maybe we wake up again but as a different person or organism with no memory of any life we may have lived previously.
Hundreds, maybe thousands of years could pass by from our death, and by some unexplained mechanism (yeah this is the dodgy part of the theory,) those hadrons that were scattered after our death somehow reunite again to form a brand new living organism and we wake up and become conscious again.
Even though hundreds, thousands, perhaps even millions of years have passed, for us it will feel like no time has passed at all, it will feel exactly like going to sleep and waking up again. The difference will be we are waking up this time with no memory of who or what we were before we fell asleep (died.)
A bit deep for a Thursday, but I don’t care, I like thinking about this sort of stuff (: