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Old 12-26-2014, 02:05 AM
 
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We humans are not developed to know. I say let's just try new things, explore. Have sex, have fun, etc
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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We humans are not developed to know. I say let's just try new things, explore. Have sex, have fun, etc
That's as worthwhile a meaning of life as any other. In purely scientific terms, there probably is no inherent 'meaning' of life. Like all other natural things, life, including ourselves, just sort of happened; there is no reason for it, at least not in terms humans are inclined to think.

In very general terms we're here simply because our ancestors, both recently and distantly, were capable of and inclined to reproduce themselves. There's no mystical, sublime, or grandiose reason - it just happened.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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Luke 23:34.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I know how this sounds, believe you me ...but by the Grace of God
(I'm not Christian or anything else, btw)
I know exactly why we are here, aka 'meaning of life'...and have experienced
the Divine Presence, the Spirit of God, whatever you may call It, many many times.

And it's funny how simple all 'this' is. Haha, I can just imagine the eyerolls...
I know, I know...I completely understand the mind that has not had mystical experiences...never had the
Doors of Perception opened to another 'state'...
an altered or transcendent state of awareness....coined Cosmic Consciousness in
1894, by Dr. Bucke.

But actually many here on this forum have and do understand.
And believe me I know how few of us and also how many of us are out there.

Oh, and actually the human brain/mind and spinal cord is exactly made to understand and
perceive the Spiritual Realm, unlike any creature on earth.

To Westerners this is a new concept never taught in Sunday school or the Rabbi. Ha!
So I 'get' how it sounds nutty to people. And that's fine ... we each are given
what we are ready for at the perfect time.

What I'm saying may be exactly what one person here needs to explore more...others...not their time.
There is a perfect unfoldment.

Meher Baba sums it up perfectly...but it will take me a minute to find the quote.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Luke 23:34.
So sorry, but personally when people can't just type out a verse for the many here
that don't even own a Bible or make them google it, not even
placing a link for them...I pass over the post.
Just saying...you might not be aware that some here do this...
If you'd like to come back and tell us the verse, please...
I have wanted
to finally speak up about that... with respect...thank you.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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Miss Hepburn,

With all due respect, there are much more plausible explanations for the experiences you describr. In a sense, they often are an intrinsic component of the human experience, but since they're irrational, entirely subjective experiences with little or no evidential basis, there's no reason to think they're indicative of objective reality.

Here are a couple very good books which scientifically explain, and debunk any notions of objective spiritualism:

It's all in your head: a review of The Belief Instinct by Jesse Bering - The Berkeley Science Review

The Believing Brain Science-Based Medicine
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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We humans are not developed to know. I say let's just try new things, explore. Have sex, have fun, etc
A majority of us know. Some of us don't want to admit it.
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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I know there is a God and, therefore, it is easy to understand the meaning of life which equates to "Why are we here?". I have always known God since I was a small child and am baffled by all those that are "lost" but I cannot find the answer for them; they must find their own answer.
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Miss Hepburn,
With all due respect ...
Haha, I get a lot of those, "With all due respect"s....
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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I know there is a God and, therefore, it is easy to understand the meaning of life which equates to "Why are we here?". I have always known God since I was a small child and am baffled by all those that are "lost" but I cannot find the answer for them; they must find their own answer.
Can you tell us how you know God? Did something happen as a small child?
I would love to hear it!

Btw, I don't think people like being called 'lost'...they are on their own path; happy, not
having a question to be answered. This is one of those cases where you are justified to
think it...but better not to write it.
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