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Re: Sentience

Postby Viscid » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:59 pm

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Sentience

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:56 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Sentience

Postby Viscid » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:12 am

Thanks for the recommendation, Ben. I always have lots of books "I need to read."

Given that you have read Metzinger, is there any particular immediately-googlable theory of his which would (really no pun intended) englighten me?
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Re: Sentience

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:41 am

Hi Viscid

I bought "The Ego Tunnel" last year after hearing him on radio regarding his theory of self.
It was a worthwhile investment.
If you search for him on Youtube, you should be able to locate a number of videos of his interviews/talks.
Kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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e: [email protected]..

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Re: Sentience

Postby Viscid » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:45 am

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Sentience

Postby Annapurna » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:32 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: Sentience

Postby Sanghamitta » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:47 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Sentience

Postby kc2dpt » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:53 pm

- Peter


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Re: Sentience

Postby Annapurna » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:29 pm

Also true. ;)
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