padma norbu wrote:futerko wrote:padma norbu wrote:...since it makes some sense as long as you don't think about it too much.
What does make sense is that consciousness is conditioned by things occurring throughout a much wider timeline than our own, and that stuff like; the english language, flushing toilets, nuclear warheads, etc. all have an impact on future generations of consciousnesses indistinguishable from our own for a time far greater than one individual lifespan.
Sure, that makes sense, but the boomerang kablooey does not. Especially when we're talking about realms of torture. THAT only makes sense, imo, if we're talking about OTHER consciousness punishing you for your sins. I can't see any reason why sadistic consciousness would turn masochist. And especially why it would conform to a concept like climbing a spikey tree, for example, with demons nipping at your toes. We've got various hell realms with demon punishers who torture you in various ways.
Isn't it other consciousnesses who have their fingers on the buttons to fire those nuclear warheads?
I remember reading a long time back about the experience of torturers (maybe in a book by Franz Fanon) and about how they were seriously affected by their actions. It was not simply a case of victim and perpetrator being so easily divided into discrete consciousnesses.