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Consciousness in Mind

I took a walk in the park today, enjoying yet another day of record-breaking warm and dry weather. Passing a man walking his dog, I casually commented, “It’s a glorious day.” To which he replied, “Yeah, but we’re gonna pay for it.” Meaning, quite pragmatically, that although we’ve had the usual amount of rain this winter season, the amount of snow, and therefore snowmelt, is paltry. 1,023 more words


Praying, Thanking and Appreciating

The greatest opportunity that Life offers is right now. There is no other timing for the one who is aware of impermanence, change, newness and therefore, appreciation. 579 more words


Getting What You Want The Big Joke

If you really want to have it all, then you must want “nothing.” To have everything, is to live in the oneness of God. Desire is lack in it’s simplest form. 28 more words

Angel Wisdom

Learning machines. Unlearning humans. Void. Arkanoid.

“We present the first deep learning model to successfully learn control policies directly from high-dimensional sensory input using reinforcement learning. The model is a convolutional neural network, trained with a variant of Q-learning, whose input is raw pixels and whose output is a value function estimating future rewards. 179 more words


The Highest State of Consciousness by John White (Author)

What is the highest state of consciousness? St. Paul called it “the peace that passeth understanding” and R. M. Bucke named it “cosmic consciousness.” In Zen Buddhism, the term for it is satori or kensho, while in yoga it is samadhi or moksha, and in Taoism, “the absolute Tao.” Thomas Merton used the phrase “transcendental unconscious” to describe it; Abraham Maslow coined the term “peak experience”; Sufis speak of fana. 301 more words


Creative Insight Journey

Ever ask the questions “who am I”, and “what is my purpose?” First off, thank yourself for asking those questions, and continue to ponder your search for meaning in this life because we are always growing and evolving so our focuses will change as well. 474 more words


Must We Quine Qualia?

George P. Simmonds
Oxford Brookes University



It is beyond doubt that qualia retain a number of enemies within philosophy, and that the lion’s share of these enemies advance from a materialist position averse to that which resists the methods of scientific reduction. 3,103 more words