Why?

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  1. mischeviousme profile image57
    mischeviousmeposted 6 years ago

    If anyone can tell me why this is, without science or religion, I'll say then you deserve to be heard. So then. Why does any of this exist? To further refine this question, I shall ask this. How do any of us know that this is at all and that the illusion of it is not just a dream we are having?

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It exists, it doesn't need a why.

      1. mischeviousme profile image57
        mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That is logical and rational, though the question requires much thought to answer honestly. I know that it is, but I will never know why. To release the preconception that this exists at all, is to be free of the illusions of why, in our own minds. The best way to answer questions like this, is to ask me why I asked it.

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          Muldaniaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          You're right that you will never know why.  None of us will ever know why, and that is something difficult for the human mind, which is used to asking why to understand.  That is why we create explanations, whether spiritual or scientific.

          1. mischeviousme profile image57
            mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            It is only a truth, but it has ever released my heart and mind. It is this letting go that has brought me peace. Let go of the idea that my way is right and your way automatically becomes wrong, but we are the same.

    2. manlypoetryman profile image75
      manlypoetrymanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Because it's "there"!

    3. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      'Cos?

    4. kess profile image61
      kessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is because this is It! and the the It is Life.

      We are experiencing the phase where Life is mixed with its own illussions.
      When the illussion is identified and separated, we now see Life in all its glory...

      all serving ONE GOOD PURPOSE

      At that point they would know Life and Life is all of which is worth Living.

  2. couturepopcafe profile image59
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    This (any association with Creation) is here for the sake of the seer; for the distinct recognition of the objective world as well as for the recognition of the distinct nature of the seer.

    1. mischeviousme profile image57
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The observer only exists in the ego and is influenced by the illusion of self. Because I am an "I", my eyes will only ever see what I want them to.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image59
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That's the theory.  At least until one can create dissassociation from the seen whereby we gain independence through desirelessness.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    When you attempt to resolve the why you have no choice but to turn to science or philosophy. Without those, there is no question. It simply is. Philosophy will always lead to religion if it doesn't turn to science. The why is too big  and unanswerable through any other means.

    1. mischeviousme profile image57
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In zen, this line of thinking brings about an even greater question. Why does it matter?

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        Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Does it?

        1. mischeviousme profile image57
          mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It shouldn't.

  4. bloggernotjogger profile image58
    bloggernotjoggerposted 6 years ago

    Existance is random and thoughtless. There is no why. A better question would be How?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agree. How: By self-control over single moments there is wisdom born of discrimination which leads to recognition of intuition (discriminative knowledge). Taken to the highest power (in theory) association with awareness ceases. Only pure consciousness remains or absolute freedom.

      1. mischeviousme profile image57
        mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        See how easy it is. One does not need religion to find liberation. Liberation comes from within, not without. We all have the light, we just can't see it nor can we feel it. But the light has no name and is eternal in that sense. We could guess for an eternity and fling names at it, but will never understand it and in accepting the unknowing, we are able to move with it. The light is the illumination of the mind and is yet an illusion of self.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image59
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Might have to disagree with some of this, maybe just on a technicality. 

          We can see and feel the light, we just don't (want to, know how to, try to).

          At some point, we will understand it.

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    It exists because existing is good, or it just exists for no reason and we got lucky that it's good--makes very little difference either way.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We are here to continue the journey. What journey? The struggle towards full civilization. We are here to build upon what has already been done before us. We are here to cut, dress, and push the stones into their proper places. Peel back the layers of the glass onion to reveal the secrets...all of them...and if possible, to know all that is knowable. Once we have the answers we seek, we will acquire new questions.

      1. irishexaminer profile image58
        irishexaminerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Decarte said  'I exist therefore I am'. 

        Why am 'I' ?

        Because I exist.

        All these posts are searching.  Yes it is true, I believe that we cannot as we presently exist fully comprehend the fullness of the mystery, that somehow we recognize is yet to be discovered.

        What is this mystery, light, knowledge, fullness, completeness?  I believe we discover little snippets of what this mystery is. It could be when we sit by the sea and something within us feels overpowered by its beauty.  Or perhaps when we feel a deep sense of love for somebody, or maybe it is being loved by somebody else.

        Whatever it is, it is not complicated - it is simple and it is discovered ,not taught.  There are some questions that cannot be answered and its ok.  Acceptance leads to greater enlightenment deeper  understanding and peace.

        1. mischeviousme profile image57
          mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          smile

 
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