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Does the 'International Date Line' Really Exist?

  1. God shet profile image59
    God shetposted 2 years ago

    "All presenting in manifestation was created by you, and it will be destroyed by you, on transcending mind. Both mind and world rise and fall within Reality that never moves."

    ~ Jac O'Keeffe




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    Here is a very good example of what Maya really is.  First off I need to clarify that 'Maya' is a concept from Indian spirituality: it says that human beings, for the most part, dwell (spend their lives) in a temporal (i.e. constructed by them in their 'minds', and having no absolute or objective existence) world of 'illusions'.


    The phenomenon of the International Date Line is a very good example of how a 'Maya' may get so popular as to dictate the consciousness of the entire world.

    First off, it must clarified that there is no such thing as a physical 'date line' ~ the whole thing is an elaborate imagination. Because we all have been taught this piece of imagination in schools - we now take it for granted as a reality.


    No one was there when the Earth ('first') started to spin. Without that knowledge, all our efforts at counting the number of its (Earth's) rotations, becomes a futile business. The reality is: there are Sunrise, noon, afternoon, morning, Sunset, Night, Midnight etc. all happening on Earth at the same moment. This is the true reality. But we shall never know it.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The date line; about the same as lines of longitude and latitude.  Or summer, fall, winter and spring.  Or the concept of sea level or continents.  Not sure how any of the customs of description have anything to do with living in a dream world instead of reality.

      1. God shet profile image59
        God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Exclude this part from your reply:   "The date line; about the same as lines of longitude and latitude. "

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          ??

          1. God shet profile image59
            God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Real = 'summer, fall, winter and spring'

            Semi real = 'sea level', 'continents'

            Unreal = 'The date line', 'lines of longitude and latitude'

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Yet all the seasons denote the beginning of a defined period of time; a period that varies across the earth just like "sunrise" does.

              Continents are simply the top of mountains, separated by that "sea level" that again varies with place and date.  They are all connected at the bottom - nothing but an arbitrary location definition such as the date line.

              1. God shet profile image59
                God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                As I said earlier, the reality is that there are Sunrise, noon, afternoon, morning, Sunset, Night, Midnight etc. all happening on Earth at the same moment.

                Likewise, the reality is that there are Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn, Rainy season, etc all happening on Earth at the same moment. You have to look globally.

                1. wilderness profile image94
                  wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Exactly!  None are correct except locally; the date line is a method of eliminating that problem and making "sunrise" fit (fairly close) to a global definition.  Making a definition of clock time, then, that fits closer to the part of reality that we use daily.

                  And as a definition only, not a physical line drawn in the sand, it is useful and as real as any other definition used to measure with.  As real as a mile, for instance.  A device used for communication and convenience, nothing more.

                  1. God shet profile image59
                    God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, the basis of the 'international dateline' is an illusion. It invokes the 'perception' in the 'mind' (of those who naively accept that concept) that something begins earlier in a certain place than the rest (ie. "Japan is facing the Sunrise while we still have to wait for 8 more hours to see the Sun here"). But it's not at all like that. Sunrise, Sunset etc ~ all these are happening on Earth at once and there is no known 'starting-point' as such.


                    It's a Maya.

 
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