Cold facts for the seeker of truth

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin – The first human in space

All that you consider true is false

Who are you?

If you are honest you will say that you do not know, but that you are not your name, not your body, not your religion and so on, until you will remove yourself totally from life and say

“I am consciousness”

or some other non sense

and you will then go further and remove your self even from “I am”, you will be the space between the words, void, absolute, unknowable, “pure consciousness”

clap clap

Try to find the source of your discontent, your unhappiness, you will find it in your belief that you have some kind of separate condition, some special identity, some independent existence.

Where on earth did you get that idea?

Can you survive for more than a few minutes without oxygen, a few days without water, a couple of weeks without food, a second without your heart beating away to pump blood around your body?

Without gravity how long would you last?

Or is a spacesuit “you” as well?

Yet

What is your skin except the outer protective layer of your space suit?

What are your muscles but a way of moving you about?

And what are your organs but the self regulating system of your space suit?

So, why do you believe you are your space suit, when not a single part of it is “You”?

What is your mind but the intelligent operating system of the space suit, the on board computer, designed to keep it functioning and free from harm until the end of the mission?

What is your sense of self but a piece of program code that enables the space suit to function as a whole and to carry out the tasks set for it?

You are a piece of hardware with a software operating system with a sense of its own integrity.

When you get a sense of how the operating system works, a bell rings.

You have no idea how you got here or how long you will stay or what your mission is.

Is there anything else?

That you can be sure of ?

You are not even sure that your whole life is not a dream.

Have I gone too far?

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the naked human is what we are underneath. When we shed our thoughts and look calmly in the mirror upon the light of the soul. Peace and Love.
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4 Responses to Cold facts for the seeker of truth

  1. joeythebuddhist says:

    Intense picture!

  2. tiramit says:

    I like the analogy of ‘self’ being the software. I’ve often thought it was like this… compatability issues, etc. All kinds of meaningful things here. Thanks

    • Hello Tiramit, thank you. It is a rather cold and dispassionate view of the human condition, perhaps what one may think from outer space, I don’t know. In a certain sense it is true I believe. The analogy of the body as a space suit, whilst being correct, aslo serves to rid us of the “I am my body” fallacy, and once that is gone, then the knowing identity is free to recognize itself in everything that is present in/as it. So there is a reduction and a promotion at the same time, I am nothing (code) and I am everything (the material universe). Best wishes, Nemir

  3. Hi Joey, yes I agree, seems to capture what I am trying to explain. The vulnerability and dependence of Gagarin on his spacesuit is total, at the same time the colors and feel of the suit are somehow organic. Thanks for the comment, Nemir

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