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Are we able to wrap our mind around infinity?

Infinity. It’s a puzzling concept. Is it real, or a mathematical fiction?
Aristotle believed infinity could only be potential, never actual. To speak of an actual infinity, he argued, is to fall into logical contradiction: “The infinite turns out to be the contrary of what it is said to be,” Aristotle wrote in the Physics. “It is not what has nothing outside it that is infinite, but what always has something outside it.”

Topics: Infinity

Closing Statement from Mohammad Mohammadipour

Dear All
Thanks for your comments;
And, last but not the least:
Arisen to voiceless unattainable peaks
I meet no end, for all is boundless He,
An absolute Joy the wide-winged spirit seeks,
A Might, a Presence, an Eternity.

In the inconscient dreadful dumb Abyss
Are heard the heart-beats of the Infinite.
The insensible midnight veils His trance of bliss,
A fathomless sealed astonishment of Light.

In His ray that dazzles our vision everywhere,
Our half-closed eyes seek fragments of the One:
Only the eyes of Immortality dare
To look unblinded on that living Sun.

Yet are our souls the Immortal's selves within,
Comrades and powers and children of the Unseen.

Sri Aurobindo(October 1939)
Best Regards.
Mohammad Mohammadipour

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    • May 22 2012: the mind is not infinite,,,if it appears that way,thats only perception...the mind has a start point in birth,,,and a an end point at the point if death...there would be no purpose to an infinite mind,,,the mind is a processor,,,so must be accessible,otherwise whats the point...our subconscious is the database that where conscious resides,,,where lost,and forgotten memories stay,,,amongst them is awareness focusing our conscious in what seems infinite,,only because of what we've forgotten...but the mind cannot remember or has no information before life or after death,,,that would be the soul...the brain decays with rest of the body....the mind is a product of both conscious/and subconsciousness...for the mind to be infinite,so must consciousness,,,
      • May 22 2012: I think any physical entity (like brain and all galaxies) is limited and finite.
        On the other hand soul is not physical and is not limited to laws of physics which hold on the physical part of our world. We are not able to discover the laws of metaphysics and non-materialistic part of our world. So when we use the physical parameters like time and space about non-physical entities, simply no physical limits may be attributed to these entities and thus they seem infinite.
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        • May 22 2012: creativity,,is accessed and improved mentally,but art students still study,,,psychology is studies behaviour and what causes it mentally,,,all they need is the mind,,,they still study...doesnt matter what you like to do,,,sure you could mentally analyse it,,and youd prabably,become quite informed,,,if you obssess with it you might become expert,,,but why would you,,,Einstein spent his life doing work,and wrote it down so someone could learn it quicker,and advance it...sir issac newton had no one to teach him the principia,,,he had to work it out from scratch,,,but he passed it on,,because he didnt want it to stay unimproved...ive been teaching myself science,physics for long time,,,started with analytical thought,but till i researched what i knew,,and had something established to base it,,,it was nothing more than idea,,,humanity has been around for a long time,,,before tv,internet ,or even radio,,,where people that wanted to explore their minds did with much fewer distraction,,,instead of spending years to learn what someone before you did,,find out what they knew,,,and use your mind to advance the knowledge...ten years later,,im still learning,,,doctorate would have take 8yrs,,,instead im in construction,,with hobby,
    • May 22 2012: the mind is not infinite,,,it begins at birth,and stops in death...wrap,,is not either though i do understand what you are trying to say,,,no begin,no end just goes and goes,,,but thats only relative to who is observing,,,from inside might appear as infinite,,,but from outside it can be seen therefore finite....many things are relatively infinite,,that does not mean they are,,,infinite,or infinity,is absolute,non negotiable,,,if in time and infinity is discovered where it end that doesnt mean it used to be infinite,it means never was...relative to us the mind can seem infinite,,but a tree can see us and our mind's entire time cycle from birth to death,,,the tree is not infinite either,,,time outlasts all and came before...time is infinite,,,for now

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