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Why are we not putting all of our efforts into discovering our universe and our place in it?

Most of us have what we need, so why are we so absorbed with things that lose value quickly and in our mortality which can best be understood with discoveries that have yet to be made.

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      Aug 6 2013: maybe because the material world exists in a way we can reasonably test and verify and magical souls and supreme souls are not verifable.

      also because we evolved in a way reflecting our survival depends on the material world.

      these biological drivers still influence. but even our evolved intellect and reason support focusing on life and the universe we reasobably know to exist and not concepts with no evidence or reason to support anything more than they may be true.
      having said that, a lot of people spend a lot of time on conflicting subjective xspeculative msgic beliefs,spirits, gods etc.

      as far as we know this life is all we have and it seems reasonable to make the most of it and not get too bothered about hell, hades, vagalla, or joining the supreme ju ju after we die.
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          Aug 7 2013: I would very much like to visit India one day, in this life.

          I am open to new evidence. however I would need more than subjective personal experiences to be convinced. It would need to be something more than different mind states or intuitive conclusions or scriptures.

          At best the kind of magical soul and spiritual beings and reincarnation is unverifiable.

          I think we would have heard if there compelling evidence.

          But before I jump to conclusions what sort of evidence would provide?
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          Aug 10 2013: I don't know deepak, but I wouldn't jump to believing in gods and spirits etc.

          I guess I would need better evidence than mysteries and meditationasl experiences.
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      Aug 8 2013: I believe we are supposed to be here, the question is what is here?
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          Aug 9 2013: Sorry I don't understand your intentions.
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      Aug 8 2013: Deepak,
      I respect the fact that you have certain beliefs, and it is apparent that your mission is to teach and promote your beliefs and the facility at which these beliefs are taught, as your profile said when you first came on TED.

      I do not think you can realistically speak for everyone. You write...
      "We do not belong to this place."

      I personally, believe that wherever I am, is where I "belong", so when you suggest that "we" do not belong, perhaps you are speaking for yourself......after all......you can ONLY speak for yourself and not for others. I honestly don't care how many conversations you have with your god....you still cannot speak for everyone.
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          Aug 9 2013: Deepak,
          When it comes to a religious or philosophical belief and practice, it is not a matter of being "right" or "wrong" for me. It is a matter of preference.

          I was born into a religious family, lived with religion, studied, researched and practiced various religious and philosophical beliefs for 60+ years, and in each and every moment, I make a choice regarding how I want to explore the universe and my place in it, which is the topic of this conversation.

          I respect YOUR beliefs as YOUR beliefs, and I am aware that you are here on TED to promote YOUR personal beliefs. What part of "I am not interested" do you not understand? Perhaps YOU need to get to a certain "depth" of consciousness to understand what another person is expressing.
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          Aug 10 2013: Deepak,
          We each have, what we believe is our "truth".

          The topic question is..."Why are we not putting all of our efforts into discovering our universe and our place in it?"

          If you believe that a god is part of your universe, fine. That is not what everyone believes, and your insistence to bring god and your beliefs into every single conversation is an attempt to promote and preach your personal beliefs, which you said was your mission when you first appeared on TED. I AM NOT INTERESTED. Apparently, there is some part of that statement which you do not understand.
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      Aug 8 2013: if where we are is our temporary stay,then where is the ultimate residence? Because we live in this material world,we can never retreat unless we die.
    • Aug 13 2013: so i tried hard to read the all coversation but i believe that it wont be possible for me or anyone to convince mr.Deepak about his beliefs or experiance or whatever it is ........
      I have only a question that is why we are discusing this 'coz if a man thinks that "a MOJO is making world and universe work and dont give a crap about the time-space,multidimentional world ,or whatever work that is being done by some open minded freaks(we call them scientists!) " plus everyone is losing the actual topic to be discussed & trigerred by mr.Raymond

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      it wont surprise me if mr.Deepak would succefully convience us about rotation of whole universe around us and there is hell underneath us and heaven exists somewhere in the clouds and GOD will show me his wrath if i question his very existance!!!!

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