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How do we define existence?

What is existing?

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    Mar 23 2013: Cogito ergo sum.
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      Mar 27 2013: Even if your mind is in the matrix, lol, we still have to be conscious even if we are just pulled in and aware of what reality is...
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        Mar 27 2013: There is no other logical way but to recognize that consciousness is a differentiating process, the first ever difference being that between self and the external world.
        I'd argue if everything is essentially One, that ONE will have no consciousness. This is simply because there is just nothing outside of the One for the differentiation to work on.
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          Mar 27 2013: I get it.

          But I would rather waste time arguing that the first step/stage of enlightenment will come from realizing that the self (humans) is a dependent creature - relies on nature, others and self awareness. Communication inspection, to me, is the difference between realizing you exist or not.

          Screw ONE lol, we are THREE - body, mind and brain. We will never know ONE, why bother saying "we are all the same, but different" - it's obvious!

          The universe is conscious aye! But, all that means to me is there are degrees and plateaus of consciousness, and in extension reality. To assume we can know the singular thread of 'cosmic consciousness' is absurd! Lol, we're being philosophical playwrights with the very question of existence, let alone "what is singularity!?" The oneness of all.... Crazy to conceptualize! Fun to debate. Like the question of exist, effort can be put else where with 'existential dissection' perhaps towards one of the many sciences!

          My point is, I love to talk existence, but at the same time - you got to exist. We hardly understand our individual minds in objective terms, who is to say what 'one' is that is human? Because, without other humanoids, we cannot know if our absolutes are overlapped at all with any other collective objective species...

          There are people who deny aliens and insist we are a creature of divine design... While we are as one species not in sync with each other collectively. So, while you can talk about ONE or the ONENESS, you shouldn't. Because we aren't even one species yet in every individuals mind. We are still a divide planet, even our knowledge. How can any human honestly suggest they understand the unifying thread of the universe? We can have GREAT guesses, but we may never know, even if/when we begin to exchange intelligence with other species... IF we do not blow ourselves up first.
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        Mar 28 2013: Dear Nicholas. There is no time, there is no place, there simply is no last word.
        The same human consciousness that perceives reality by differentiation also integrates. We are keen to see oneness too. First between two persons, then between families, then societies, nations and in world. The consciousness makes us feel oneness and otherness as two sides of reality. I can jolly well see everything in a continuum, as energy and matter flows in physical world, see all of civilization as an unbroken continuous process and science looking for that ONE force field, that ONE particle that gives rise to everything. But I can see everything in discreteness, all time as moments in suspended animation, all things distinct and different from other from cosmic to quantum scale, from humanity to beautiful ways that make Nicholas and Pabitra different.

        Can it be so that we are ONE and MANY simultaneously? We exist and not exist at the same time?
        I mean if the same electron can be there in two slits at the same time, why not?
        I loved and hated the same person simultaneously once. I made mistakes and did things correct. I went away and came back. :)
        Does any of it makes sense to you Nicholas? :)
        Cheers!!
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      Mar 28 2013: I abslutely love this quote.

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