one of the best dialogues ever written! ever! the egg. | spirit science

  .... shared by Nathan


Incidentally this is pretty much the same story told by Alan Watts in this video ... perhaps a bit less fictitiously.

source: Alan Watts

"What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call 'here and now' " -- Alan Watts

"the real you is not a puppet which life pushes around.  the real deep down you is the whole universe ... so then when you die your not going to have to put up with everlasting non existence

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 after people die other people are born ... and they are all you ... only you can only experience it one at a time" -- Alan Watts


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Comments


Eiamyme says
http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/05/one-of-the-best-dialogs-ever-written-the-egg/
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cute fairy tale!

Eiamyme says
seth 2015-02-08 14:11:06 18115
Eiamyme 2015-02-08 13:45:09 18115
seth 2015-02-08 13:34:29 18115
it might be interesting to correlate this with what RS said about what survives the threshold of death.  if my memory serves, his words were quite different, though they told principally the same story.  The salient point being that the ego does not survive.
RS distinguishes The Ego between a higher and a lower ego; the latter being somewhat like the personality. The higher being the Spirit. The Lord's Prayer gives the diagram - the triangle moves on.


that wasn't the lecture i remember encountering it ... though it is probably in there too.  i remember you posting a different lecture rather recently which dealt specifically with what survives after death.  i would like to access his specific words ... he described that which survives in a very specific way ... not just "higher" and "personality".  i'm trying to compare it in detail to how Watt described it and what the story is telling.
Yeah, I do not recall such a thing.


Eiamyme says
Like I said elsewhere maybe - any mythos is good for the believer & will lead one in whatever direction the storyteller & one's mind chooses.


Seth says
Eiamyme 2015-02-08 16:23:01 18115
seth 2015-02-08 14:11:06 18115
Eiamyme 2015-02-08 13:45:09 18115
seth 2015-02-08 13:34:29 18115
it might be interesting to correlate this with what RS said about what survives the threshold of death.  if my memory serves, his words were quite different, though they told principally the same story.  The salient point being that the ego does not survive.
RS distinguishes The Ego between a higher and a lower ego; the latter being somewhat like the personality. The higher being the Spirit. The Lord's Prayer gives the diagram - the triangle moves on.


that wasn't the lecture i remember encountering it ... though it is probably in there too.  i remember you posting a different lecture rather recently which dealt specifically with what survives after death.  i would like to access his specific words ... he described that which survives in a very specific way ... not just "higher" and "personality".  i'm trying to compare it in detail to how Watt described it and what the story is telling.
Yeah, I do not recall such a thing.



well it seems that what he says around this diagram is primarily the same as what i remember from a different point of view.

how that related to the story in this item is what bubbled up in my mind.

the way nathan talked in these sentences reminded me a bit of this context
source: NSB

Why do you need a separate need for humans? Isn't that you are one enough? As a human, as you are, what do you want?
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Seth says
 
it's kind of a variation on the 'eat local' meme.

... and even perhaps within the  specificity train of thought.

Mark de LA says
seth 2015-02-17 09:24:06 18115
M 2015-02-17 08:50:35 18115
Logical or scientific evidence, please to answer the question how is Betelgeuse participating in my NOW each day of my life? ... & all the rest of the billions of stars.  Take your time! Don't #MakeShitUp Using the movie The Butterfly Effect is specious.



well the belief that "what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call 'here and now' " in no way implies or requires that Betelgeuse even affects you now.   Strange that you thought it might support or disprove Watt's claim. 

But the closer we get to home ... and contemplating just humanity ... we see that a person's interaction with the rest of the network of humanity becomes undeniable ... and any particular person's node is always doing just what they are doing in their local here and now, affecting what the network is doing.  That a merchant in India, who you will never see and is not affecting you, just means that his here and now is quite remote from yours ... humanity being a gigantic network after all. ... er, just like the Universe, but not quite so very big.
Yeah, I don't subscribe to that - that's why I posted. Betelgeuse is not in any network - even if it just IS. You must be confusing the Internet as a metaphor of reality. Often you declare things as "not in my network" - what about those?


Seth says
source: Alan Watts

 "What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call 'here and now' "

this rings true to me

however i was thinking ...

source: me thinking

"What i do is what humanity is doing at the place i call 'here and now' "

and surprise surprise , that rang true even louder .

The surprise was not that what i do is humanity doing it right here, but that it was so much more obvious than the universe doing it here. 


Seth says
M 2015-02-17 08:50:35 18115
Logical or scientific evidence, please to answer the question how is Betelgeuse participating in my NOW each day of my life? ... & all the rest of the billions of stars.  Take your time! Don't #MakeShitUp Using the movie The Butterfly Effect is specious.



well the belief that "what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call 'here and now' " in no way implies or requires that Betelgeuse even affects you now.   Strange that you thought it might support or disprove Watt's claim. 

But the closer we get to home ... and contemplating just humanity ... we see that a person's interaction with the rest of the network of humanity becomes undeniable ... and any particular person's node is always doing just what they are doing in their local here and now, affecting what the network is doing.  That a merchant in India, who you will never see and is not affecting you, just means that his here and now is quite remote from yours ... humanity being a gigantic network after all. ... er, just like the Universe, but not quite so very big.

Seth says
M 2015-02-17 09:55:11 18115
seth 2015-02-17 09:24:06 18115
M 2015-02-17 08:50:35 18115
Logical or scientific evidence, please to answer the question how is Betelgeuse participating in my NOW each day of my life? ... & all the rest of the billions of stars.  Take your time! Don't #MakeShitUp Using the movie The Butterfly Effect is specious.



well the belief that "what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call 'here and now' " in no way implies or requires that Betelgeuse even affects you now.   Strange that you thought it might support or disprove Watt's claim. 

But the closer we get to home ... and contemplating just humanity ... we see that a person's interaction with the rest of the network of humanity becomes undeniable ... and any particular person's node is always doing just what they are doing in their local here and now, affecting what the network is doing.  That a merchant in India, who you will never see and is not affecting you, just means that his here and now is quite remote from yours ... humanity being a gigantic network after all. ... er, just like the Universe, but not quite so very big.

Yeah, I don't subscribe to that - that's why I posted.
Betelgeuse is not in any network - even if it just IS. You must be confusing the Internet as a metaphor of reality. Often you declare things as "not in my network" - what about those?



ok ... it is easier to see it when we talk about human people, rather than geographic impersonal processes or manifestations.  but me thinks it applies to both.  just that humans are closer to humans.

ok ... so i get that you do not believe that things remote from you affect you, therefore they are not in your network, nor can they be "doing you" (or you doing them)  in your here and now.  did i say that right?

the thing is, consider the things that are around you with which you are interacting.  can you believe those direct connected cause and effect networks do shit?  and that your node in those networks is what that network in doing in your here and now?

then when you believe in those directly connected interactions with your immediate peers ... consider their peers ... and then the peers of those peers ... and can you know that does spread out into all of humanity.

me thinks the same goes for the universe at large.  you may not think you are affected by what happens in a remote place like Betelgeuse but you are affected by our Earth which is affected by the Sun ... which affects and is affected by the milky way galaxy ... which is affected by and affects Betelgeuse.   So no remote action necessary to explain it ... just direct connections spreading out in waves.

Mark de LA says
seth 2015-02-18 09:39:49 18115
choy 2015-02-18 09:21:25 18115
I am NOT a node in a network - maybe your essence & being are just a node in some electro-mechanical-chemical network, but not me.  When the lightning strikes near you ... enjoy the buzzzz...

a node in a network is just a way to talk and think about this kind of stuff.   apparently you have some nasty feelings associated with networks or nodes.  you like to think in the spiritual things of RS.  but me thinks what i am talking about is just a different metaphor for the exact same stuff that you are dealing with there. 

networks are not just electro-mechanical-chemical. 

they happen whenever you have independent elements interacting.  the elements can be spirits or souls or egos or people or institutions or yes electro components. 


YEP ... networks are not just electro-mechanical-chemical.  MOSTLY IMAGINARY shit in some people's mind. Bozo seems to have nasty feelings about RS spirituality, & thinks he is solidly in the real physical world but seems to live in the imaginary world of his own mind.  Enjoy the lightning!
PML

Seth says
choy 2015-02-18 09:21:25 18115
I am NOT a node in a network - maybe your essence & being are just a node in some electro-mechanical-chemical network, but not me.  When the lightning strikes near you ... enjoy the buzzzz...

a node in a network is just a way to talk and think about this kind of stuff.   apparently you have some nasty feelings associated with networks or nodes.  you like to think in the spiritual things of RS.  but me thinks what i am talking about is just a different metaphor for the exact same stuff that you are dealing with there. 

networks are not just electro-mechanical-chemical. 

they happen whenever you have independent elements interacting.  the elements can be spirits or souls or egos or people or institutions or yes electro components. 



Seth says
choy 2015-02-18 14:26:16 18115
seth 2015-02-18 12:53:57 18115
choy 2015-02-18 12:40:16 18115
seth 2015-02-18 12:21:22 18115
networks are not just imaginary.   you are dead wrong on that one.  maybe rethink.
I didn't say that. Just yours are mostly currently.!

oh , so my social network is imaginary ... er my mind is imaginary ...  the network of companies and resources and customers through whom i make a living are imaginary ... all of the supermarkets and farms and people publishing recipies that dovetail into me feeding my family are just figments of my mind.

you're not making any sense here, unless you're just trying to insult me personally .
Here is the thing (mememes) you ignored but will continue to argue anyway:
  • there are networks but anything beyond things like the internet or telephone networks with physical basis or agreements between individuals they are imaginations based on metaphor.



well that is exactly my point ... and sorry if it disagrees with your opinion .... all the things i mentioned above [now in blue] are networks.  A network does not need to be connected by wires.   Any collection of independent entities that interact via cause and effect is a network ... and the behavior of that network can be Gestalted.  The entire network itself becomes a being which supervenes on the independent entities ... and that being can be recognized.  Hence Watt's wallaby about the entire universe ... and mine, which can be more easily felt, about humanity. 


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This story totally #RingsTrue   

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