Reality...

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  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    Some say that reality is based on evidence…

    BUT IS IT?

    It seems more accurate to say that reality is, essentially, based on what is unseen!

    1. janesix profile image62
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have to assume reality is something I can explain (or potentially explain with enough evidence) if I want to retain my sanity:)

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Not a bad answer if you are willing to accept that our knowledge is tiny and always will be.  That there will be a great many things through our lives that we cannot explain, but that they still constitute reality.

        1. Cgenaea profile image61
          Cgenaeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Uh...yeah!!!
          I knew you were listening. wink

        2. janesix profile image62
          janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I'm hoping I at least get a few things figured out in my lifetime. You never know, I could be wrong about reincarnation or an afterlife, so this may be my only chance:)

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It appears that you may be correct; something like 95% of the universe is now thought to consist of "dark matter" and "dark energy"; two unseen things to date. And at that percentage, probably the "basis", depending on what you mean by the word.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        ...and yet dark matter/energy are measurable.

    3. Cgenaea profile image61
      Cgenaeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! The unseen is what drives each of us. Not many people will agree. The mindccannot be seen with the most serious of equipment.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        The essence of reality needs very a subtle detecting mechanism…our own intuition.

        1. Dr Lamb profile image57
          Dr Lambposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          And my intuition is telling me that if something can't been seen or detected in some way it's the product of imagination. Find me something other than your creator that you think is there but can't be detected in some manner.

    4. Raynecke profile image57
      Rayneckeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Reality is different for every person. I believe each persons reality is based on circumstance, attitude, personality, and environment

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    "Plato's Socrates held that the world of Forms is transcendent to our own world (the world of substances) and also is the essential basis of reality."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Forms

    1. janesix profile image62
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think along those lines too.

      I don't think anything will exist in the material world unless it follows a specific form, that is undetected here. When conditions are right, they will come into being, through physical processes like evolution.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    "Einstein would write that two “wonders” deeply affected his early years. The first was his encounter with a compass at age five. He was mystified that invisible forces could deflect the needle. This would lead to a lifelong fascination with invisible forces. The second wonder came at age 12 when he discovered a book of geometry, which he devoured, calling it his 'sacred little geometry book.'"
    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top … t-Einstein

    1. janesix profile image62
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure that when we find it, it will be based on geometry, specific numbers, ratios, cyclic patterns.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You mean, when we find Reality, it will be based on geometry, specific numbers, ratios, cyclic patterns. Thats what Plato thought, too. He thought all forms of matter: earth, air, fire, water (later, aristotle added ether,) were based on geometric configurations.

        1. janesix profile image62
          janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that's what I mean:)

          What are your thoughts on this?

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
            Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for asking!


            I feel that Reality is beyond Evidence.
            It is so huge...
            So very vast…
            And we are part of it.
            And we,
            In our smallness,
            Are as vast
            As the infinite.

            (...feeling poetic about it right now.)

            1. janesix profile image62
              janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              The microcosm and the macrocosm

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    "Use of Platonic solids
    The creator gave fire, air, earth, and water forms that make
    them as perfect as possible.
    The regular polyhedra are the best shapes, so he gave the elements those shapes. See diagrams.
    Tetrahedron: fire Octahedron: air Cube: earth Icosahedron: water"
    http://patrick.maher1.net/317/lectures/plato3.pdf
    

    1. janesix profile image62
      janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY74AFQl2qQ

      This might be interesting to you.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Very interesting!
        Four hundred and thirty two to u 2!  smile
        (-maybe John Lennon knew what he was talking about when he recorded, "Number 9, number 9, number 9…"

        1. janesix profile image62
          janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          3x3x3=27
          54
          108
          216
          432

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
            Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            -what tone is the sound of Aum?  Is it A?
            I believe Aum is the sound of love.
            (Aum and love pull us inward toward the source of our beings.)

            "Chanting Aum allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves–the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Aum, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing." Sacred Funk

            1. janesix profile image62
              janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I don't know enough about music yet, so I'm not sure.

              I've heard it though:)

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
                Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Understand music in terms of the chromatic scale and refer to Pythagorus.  If you get a keyboard you can compose stuff very easily in the key of A or C.  Play around with thirds, fifths and eighths in the chromatic scale. Transfer your tunes to the guitar. It is very easy and very fun. The melody is revealed through the lyrics. The rhythm is revealed in the supporting base notes or chords. All children should learn to read music when they are learning to read words.
                why not?
                Music is reality.

                1. janesix profile image62
                  janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  I know it, but I've never been musically inclined. I've known for a while I need to understand music if I want to move forward in understanding things. I've been reading about it, but I don't own an instrument. I think a piano or keyboard would be best for me to learn, because I can at least get an idea visually.

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes.
                    Also, I believe the musical notes relate to colors: (Which is why this is called the chromatic scale. (Use the half steps, in other words.)
                    Key of C:
                    C = red, C# = red-orange, D = orange, D# = yellow-orange, E = yellow, F = yellow-green, F# = green, G = green-blue, G# = blue, A = blue-violet, A# = violet, B = violet-red and C = red…

                    Note:
                    Scorpio, (red,) Libra, Virgo, (orange,) = FALL.
                    Leo, Cancer, (yellow,) Gemini, = SUMMER.
                    Taurus, (green,) Aries, Pisces, (blue,) = SPRING.
                    Aquarius, Capricorn, (violet,) Sagittarius, (magenta,) = WINTER.

              2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
                Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                By the Way, janesix…you inspired this Forum post.
                So, thanks for your input.
                - and for your previous Forum posts regarding this topic.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    "The Aum symbol design can be seen as a symbolic representation of the various psychological compartments of the psyche; an inner dimensional map of the various compartments of human consciousness and the relationship each has to the divine within.

    The long lower curve represents the dreaming state.

    The upper curve stands for the waking state.

    The curve which emanates from the center represents deep sleep, beyond dreams.

    The crescent stands for the veil of material illusion.

    The dot is the transcendental self."
    http://www.sacredfunk.com/the_breathing … hat_om.htm

 
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