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PostSubject: What is academia?    Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:24 pm

Academia is joy-taking in the abandonment of mind.

But as it turns out, a mind is needed for joy to exist.

 

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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:14 am

I practice empty-minded meditation.

This is beyond joy and sorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:32 am

I don't believe in "emptying" the mind. But I've done those meditations myself, years ago.

 

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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Thrasymachus wrote:
I don't believe in "emptying" the mind. But I've done those meditations myself, years ago.

I don't force it. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't.
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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:34 pm

I look the minds eye in its eye and it breaks into silence.
But it is within thunder.

 

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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:39 pm

Academia is just breeding.

The Greek notion of an education in different disciplines was simply a way to learn discipline. These fields were means, not ends.
Academia in these early days was a means to hone men out of beasts.

Perhaps one day, when Pezer is back, some shit can be re infused with a vigor that is long lost. But for now let the fever rage until it breaks. Memes are the only language to approach the absurdity.

Memes and cold chicken.

 

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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:38 am

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I look the minds eye in its eye and it breaks into silence.
But it is within thunder.

Yes, the monkey mind is what it is. Hard to tame that beast. But in reality it is only the mind stating that there is still unfinished business.

The less importance we place on our unfinished business the quieter the thunder becomes.

Or. the sooner we can finish our unfinished business the quieter the thunder becomes.

To sleep without dreams and awake without worry. This is a mind at peace.
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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:43 am

Fixed Cross wrote:
Academia is just breeding.

The Greek notion of an education in different disciplines was simply a way to learn discipline. These fields were means, not ends.
Academia in these early days was a means to hone men out of beasts.

I wish I had had a good education when I was young. I quit school in the 10th grade to join the Army. That was my best available option.

But I feel I have done pretty well after having awakened to the importance of having a varied base of knowledge.



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PostSubject: Re: What is academia?    Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:38 am




^ "I was brainwashed by public schools."

 

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