神的旨意 2.1

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 18 日的對話。

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(問:你閱讀過很多有關「瀕死經驗」的文章?)

可以這樣說。

如果你閱讀那些文章的話,要小心一點,因為那類文章良莠不齊——當中有些文章發人深省,有些則謊話連篇。

(問:那你怎樣分辨,「瀕死經驗」的文章之中,哪些是真,哪些為假?)

看看文中所說的,合不合理。

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例如,你怎樣知道,我說的話,是真還是假?

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合情合理,自圓其說的,就有機會真;無情無理,自相矛盾的,則必定為假。

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又例如,如果現在神明顯靈在你面前,你怎樣判斷,那真的是「神明」?

「祂」既可能其實是「邪靈」,亦可能只是你自己的幻覺而已。

— Me@2018-06-28 10:23:28 PM

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2018.06.30 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Twelve-step program

A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. The method was adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs.

As summarized by the American Psychological Association, the process involves the following:

– admitting that one _cannot_ control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;

– recognizing a higher power that can give strength;

– examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);

– making amends for these errors;

– learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;

– helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.

— Wikipedia on Twelve-step program

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We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

— Carl Jung

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2018.02.17 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

I AM

無額外論 5
 
 
“God” is your self at the farthest future.

That’s why we are all becoming gods.

— Me@2018-01-12 7:08 PM
 
 
Cooper : Did it work?

TARS : I think it might have.

Cooper : How do you know?

TARS : Because, the bulk beings are closing the tesseract.

Cooper : Don’t you get it yet, TARS? They’re not *beings*… they’re us! What I’ve been doing for Murph, they’re doing for me, for all of us.

TARS : Cooper, people couldn’t build this.

Cooper : No. No, not yet. But one day. Not you and me, but a people, a civilization that’s evolved beyond the four dimensions we know.

[the tesseract closes around him in a brilliant flash of light]

Cooper : What happens now?

[he sees the Endurance on its flight through the wormhole, touches Brand’s hand through the space-time distortion]

— Interstellar (film)
 
 
 
2018.01.14 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

馬後炮

注定外傳 2.3.4 | Can it be Otherwise? 2.3.4

或者說,到頭來,你也是要根據「有沒有道理」這個原則,去判別一個想法,是不是「神的旨意」。

如果沒有「神的旨意」,你就要靠自己,判斷是非明白,決定行事策略。如果有「神的旨意」,你也要靠自己,判斷哪些意念想法,真的是「神的旨意」,應該跟隨執行。

換言之,即使有「神的旨意」,你並不會在一件事發生之前,(在毋須自己判斷的情況下,)就知道那是不是「神的旨意」。

你至多只可以在,該件事件發生後,根據它的結果好壞,把它歸類為「神的旨意」或否。

但是,那又會令我們回到,今天討論的起點:

以往的事是注定的;未來之事不完全注定。

即使有些未來之事是注定的,你也不會在事前,百分之百肯定地知道,那注定的結果是,眾多可能性的哪一個。

既然就算有注定,你也不知注定為何;事情注定與否,對你又怎會有影響呢? 

— Me@2017-02-03 04:15:54 PM

2017.02.03 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

注定外傳 2.3.3

Can it be Otherwise? 2.3.3

對於未來之事,究竟注定與否,並不會指引到你,如何做決定。世事「必然」與否,對你的日常生活,不會構成影響。

彷彿是「神的旨意」一樣 — 即使有「神的旨意」,它並不能指引你,去做最佳的決定。

(問:為什麼呢?

如果知道「神的旨意」,而我又跟著「神的旨意」去行事的話,那不就是「最佳的決定」嗎?)

你試想想,你怎樣可以知道,「神的旨意」是什麼呢?

(問:如果有神明存在,神明可能透過我的靈感,去指引我。)

那樣,當你有靈機一觸的感覺時,你怎樣可能知道,那是真正的靈感(神的指示)、魔鬼的誤導、自己的創意,還是隨機的幻覺呢?

(問:如果有道理的,那就可能是「神的旨意」。

如果那些道理十分深刻,深刻到在自己在一般狀態下,也很難想到的,那就極有可能是「神的旨意」。

相反,那個所謂「靈感」,其實指示著我去做壞事,那就應視為「魔鬼的誤導」。)

在靈感有道理時,你怎樣知道,那是來自「神的指示」,還是「自己創意」呢?

依照你的講法,你是根據那個靈感想法,有沒有道理,去決定是否附諸實行,而不是那個靈感想法本身,是不是「神的旨意」;因為,你並不會在毋須任何判斷的情況下,就知道那個靈感,是不是「神的旨意」。

或者說,到頭來,你也是要根據「有沒有道理」這個原則,去判別一個想法,是不是「神的旨意」。

如果沒有「神的旨意」,你就要靠自己,判斷是非明白,決定行事策略。如果有「神的旨意」,你也要靠自己,判斷哪些意念想法,真的是「神的旨意」,應該跟隨執行。

— Me@2016-12-30 03:37:35 PM

2017.01.01 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Prayer 5

The uses of prayers:

1. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect a private end is meanness and theft. It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. As soon as the man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Align yourself to reality, help you to accept reality, so that you can take actions based on objective reality, rather than expected reality.

3. Slow down your conscious thoughts, so that your unconscious minds (higher-selves) can be released.

— Me@2011.07.14

2014.08.29 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

無額外論 4.3

Onion self 6.3 | Cosmic religion 3.2

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十誡中的第一誡,原文(的一部分)是:

「除了我之外,不可有別的神。」

一個特別的詮釋是,摩西領悟到:

「除了『我』之外,不可有別的神。」

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摩西面見神時,詢問神的名字。

摩西:你是誰?

Who are you?

神:雅威。

I AM.

一個特別的詮釋是:

摩西:神呀,你是誰?

Who are you?

摩西領悟到:我就是。

I am.

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— Me@2014-07-05 09:38:36 AM

2014.07.26 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

假名定律 1.2

反白論前傳:冠名篇 2.2

Jesus, Buddha, Einstein 3.2

這段改編自 2010 年 4 月 10 日的對話。

(安:經濟學家張五常先生提過,有一篇經濟論文指出,凱恩斯(John Maynard Keynes)的經濟理論,和「凱恩斯學派」的經濟理論,不盡相同,雖然整個學派是以「凱恩斯」來命名。)

那不算出奇,因為有很多類似的現象,例如,甘地講過:

我認同基督。我不認同基督徒。

很多「基督徒」的言行,也和「基督」太不相像。

又例如,「機會率」有兩大學派,「頻率學派」和「貝葉斯學派」。「貝葉斯學派」雖然以數學家貝葉斯(Thomas Bayes)來命名,但是,貝葉斯並不算是,「貝葉斯學派的成員」(Bayesian),因為,「貝葉斯學派」中有很多理論,例如,「貝葉斯學派」對「機會率」的詮釋,也不是貝葉斯本人的意見。

Bayes himself might not have embraced the broad interpretation now called Bayesian. It is difficult to assess Bayes’s philosophical views on probability, since his essay does not go into questions of interpretation.

— Wikipedia on Thomas Bayes

— Me@2014.04.11

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it’s not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time.

– Mohandas K. Gandhi

2014.04.11 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Light

Onion self 7

神明輕光速 自我虛級化

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their [own] gravity.

– G. K. Chesterton

You are the Light, so you have to be light (in weight) and work at the speed of L/light.

若要化成神明,

必先自我輕盈,

繼以光速馳騁。

— Me@2011.08.27

— Me@2013.06.07

2013.06.07 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Prayer 2.3

二十八

子曰

吾十有五而志於學
三十而立
四十而不惑
五十而知天命
六十而耳順
七十而從心所欲不踰矩

The Master said, “At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning.

“At thirty, I stood firm. “At forty, I had no doubts. “At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven. “At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth. “At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without transgressing what was right.

2008.03.06 Thursday CHK_2 2013.05.29 Wednesday ACHK

Prayer 2.2

Spinoza

Wikipedia:
在倫理學上,斯賓諾莎認為,一個人只要受制於外在的影響,他就是處於奴役狀態,而只要和上帝達成一致,人們就不再受制於這種影響,而能獲得相對的自由,也因此擺脫恐懼。

斯賓諾莎還主張無知是一切罪惡的根源。

Wikipedia:
斯賓諾莎還認為上帝是每件事的「內在因」,上帝通過自然法則來主宰世界,所以物質世界中發生的每一件事都有其必然性;世界上只有上帝是擁有完全自由的,而人雖可以試圖去除外在的束縛,卻永遠無法獲得自由意志。如果我們能夠將事情看作是必然的,那麼我們就愈容易與上帝合為一體。因此,斯賓諾莎提出我們應該「在永恆的相下」(sub specie aeternitatis)看事情。

Russell’s History of Western Philosophy, on Spinoza:
Only ignorance makes us think that we can alter the future;
what will be will be,
and the future is as unalterably fixed as the past.

2007.07.05 CHK2

2013.05.27 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Prayer 2

In what prayers do men allow themselves! That which they call a holy office is not so much as brave and manly. Prayer looks abroad and asks for some foreign addition to come through some foreign virtue, and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural, and mediatorial and miraculous. Prayer that craves a particular commodity, — any thing less than all good, — is vicious. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect a private end is meanness and theft. It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness. As soon as the man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action. The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true prayers heard throughout nature, though for cheap ends.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

2008.03.12 Wednesday CHK2

Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Cosmic religion 2

Whatever the nature of life and universe is, doing good is good.

— Me@2010.12.12

But be careful. By “doing good”, I refer to long-term good. Sometimes, short-term goods would create long-term evils. You should avoid doing such kind of goods.

Also, even for long-term goods, you should consider the opportunity costs. As your time is limited, you cannot do them all. You have to prioritize.

— Me@2013-01-28 11:33:24 AM

2013.01.28 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Cosmic religion

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

— Not Albert Einstein

It may or may not be the present state. But it should be the goal.

— Me@2013-01-22 09:04:25 AM

2013.01.22 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK