Scene and Setting In a research organisation, somewhere in the states, the scientist Brian is going about his day. He pours chemicals in beakers, measures stuff on a scale, writes down numbers he reads off of metal boxes with red numbers on them.. you know, sciencey stuff. Brian wears a white lab coat and protective … Continue reading Play: The ultimate scientific endeavour
Have you ever heard of the "Hard problem"? The Hard problem is a popularized name for the struggle it is to fathom how conscious reality emerges from the physical world around us; It specifically comes down to how electrons moving around in our brain can give rise to our subjective, phenomenal experiences of taste, touch, … Continue reading The Hard Problem Is…Soft And Upside Down?
Time is considered a linear, constant, fundamental, physical parameter that we so obviously can observe. And we feel very certain about what time is; we feel like we really, truly know what time is. Right? But when one really investigates it, time can show itself to be totally illusive, lending itself to being all kinds of things which … Continue reading Time = Movement (Ft. Einstein’s Dream)
The Scientific Meditator has one special goal in mind, one which he wishes to obtain with all the hours he spends on the meditation cushion. This goal is simply to become truly happy! In order to be successful on this quest towards happiness, it seems necessary to ask the question: "What is happiness?" Only then … Continue reading Understanding Happiness Fully: And How To Get It!
[Image taken from DailyGalaxy.com] Finally! The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived. It's time to reveal to the world what exactly the Scientific Meditator works so hard for: Insights! In the previous posts in this series, Scientifically Spiritual, it was made clear that our experience of life is clearly different whether we observe … Continue reading The insights of a Meditator | Scientifically Spiritual 4
[Image from MagicJournal.ru] The Fundamental units of science So far in this series of posts we have looked at what the meditator does, which is to investigate life at the level of the most basic awareness of sense-door phenomena in order to understand himself, his mind and his mind-body interaction better, so that he can … Continue reading The fundamental units of reality | Scientifically Spiritiual 3
[Image taken from TuMadre] In my previous post, Science and spirituality 1, I tried to make clear what the scientific meditator does: He observes reality objectively at a very basic level of observable reality, namely where consciousness comes into contact with phenomena at either of the six sense-doors of feeling, seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and thinking. … Continue reading Subtle and gross reality | Scientifically Spiritual 2
[Featured image by Bob21 at Pixdaus] With a series of not too long posts, titled Scientifically Spiritual, I'd like to clarify a bit about what it's like to be a "scientific meditator" - after all, what's scientific for a meditator? Isn't he just a day dreamer or what? As it turns out, this meditator's science is highly dependent … Continue reading Inner and outer realities | Scientifically Spiritual 1
Exactly this question, was what initially triggered me to start investigating my mind through daily meditation, philosophizing and contemplating seriously. I had been thinking a bit about it for a few days in a row, which resulted in an all night long discussion with a friend when I came over for dinner during those days. After … Continue reading Do I have free will?