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by zoofence
March 1st, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 0
Views: 32535

Welcome

This is the archive of TZF's Open Forum. By that we mean, most of the original articles are available here for reading, but the forum is "locked", meaning that no new threads, replies, etc. can be initiated. Our plan is to leave these articles here as long as there seems to be interest in ...
by zoofence
May 5th, 2009, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: prayer
Replies: 11
Views: 12172

Re: prayer

I don't know how to say precisely what I mean. You are saying it clearly to me. And I agree with you. only having a lover's quarrel I like that. My experience is that God would much prefer to have a "quarrel" with us than to have us ignore God (however defined) or to be in ignorance of Go...
by zoofence
May 5th, 2009, 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 9134

Re: Movie Suggestion

Intriguing post! Thanks. It is increasingly apparent to me that, quite literally, we observe and experience from where we stand, precisely because our reality is a projection of ourselves. The outer is the inner seen outerly. The only way to change what we observe and experience is to change ourselv...
by zoofence
February 6th, 2009, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "Orthodoxy"
Replies: 12
Views: 13284

Re: "Orthodoxy"

At this point in this thread, the topic split a little to include a discussion of prayer. That part of it seemed to me to be of general interest, not requiring the "protection" provided by The Sand Box, and so I have split the prayer-related posts to a thread labeled "Prayer" in ...
by zoofence
January 4th, 2009, 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open Forum Outage
Replies: 0
Views: 13521

Open Forum Outage

As some of you will have noticed, The Zoo Fence website (zoofence.com and zoofence.org), including TZF's Open Forum, was inaccessible much of yesterday and today (January 3 and 4). Our domain host, OLM, experienced technical problems which took longer than expected to resolve. I regret the inconveni...
by zoofence
November 24th, 2008, 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robotics
Replies: 13
Views: 20558

Re: Robotics

Welcome to TZF. Interesting post. You wrote, "I see Self, the so called "I am" as the operating system software, the basic platform for all other programs". The question that arises in my mind is, who is speaking? Who is the "I" that sees the Self? Where I read Self wit...
by zoofence
October 21st, 2008, 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recognizing the illusion?
Replies: 0
Views: 13784

Recognizing the illusion?

A few minutes ago, ihavesayso sent me the following line discovered somewhere by his daughter ... The one that recognizes the illusion does not act as if it is real. Last evening, before retiring, I happened to read from Yogananda's translation/commentary of the Gita, where I came across his observa...
by zoofence
October 11th, 2008, 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is imaginary?
Replies: 4
Views: 8108

Re: God is imaginary?

Nicely said.

Among my favorite Gospels passages is John 8.21: "Where I am going, you cannot come".

Why not? Because "where I am going" there is no "you"!
by zoofence
October 11th, 2008, 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief in belief in God
Replies: 6
Views: 11106

Re: Belief in belief in God

Extesive studying, lately, in the writings of such amazing persons as Loren Eiseley, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan As I see it, here’s the thing to remember about that. Much as I share your admiration for these writers, particularly Stephen Hawking, the fact surely is that “Stephen Hawking”, like ...
by zoofence
October 2nd, 2008, 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God is imaginary?
Replies: 4
Views: 8108

Re: God is imaginary?

Here are a few lines from Nisargadatta on the subject of what is imaginary: The outer self and the inner both are imagined. The obsession of being an “I” needs another obsession with a “super-I” to get cured, as one needs another thorn to remove a thorn, or another poison to neutralize a poison. All...
by zoofence
September 19th, 2008, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reality, Quantum Physics, and Lanza
Replies: 1
Views: 5204

Reality, Quantum Physics, and Lanza

A couple of days ago, TZF’s good friend ihavesayso sent me an email message sharing some of his reactions to Robert Lanza’s article which appears at TZF’s Ampers&nd . I liked what he said, and how it got me to thinking, so, with his permission, I am posting some of it here, followed by some of m...
by zoofence
September 13th, 2008, 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief in belief in God
Replies: 6
Views: 11106

Re: Belief in belief in God

Interesting stuff. It would never, however, occur to him to discuss the nature of the "god" who controls the crops and demands the goat. He would not sit around the cave discussing it with his peers. It is simply, A --> B; you sacrifice the goat, you get crops. He believes in the god. I wo...
by zoofence
September 7th, 2008, 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane
Replies: 3
Views: 7488

Re: Hurricane

Anyway, I am getting the message: Art, you are kidding yourself about being any distance along a spiritual path at all. When the chips are down, you panic. Art, jenjulian is quite right. Don't judge yourself so harshly; heck, don't judge yourself at all. You don't have the perspective to judge your...
by zoofence
September 7th, 2008, 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This way to nothingness?
Replies: 2
Views: 6113

This way to nothingness?

A while ago, TZF’s good friend ihavesayso called our attention to an interesting conversation about “nothingness” going on here – a conversation in which he plays an intriguing part. I recommend it to all. Coincidentally ... (whatever that word means – the longer I travel this path, the more apparen...
by zoofence
August 16th, 2008, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't Miss this Book
Replies: 1
Views: 5313

Re: Don't Miss this Book

It sounds like a good read. Thanks for the suggestion. I will look for the book. He is … trying in this book to "uncover the origins of this remarkable family of phenomena that mean so much to so many people, and to discuss why -- and how -- they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and...

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