Your limitations, as you describe, are ephemeral, 'imaginary'.Tamminen wrote: ↑December 10th, 2017, 5:55 amYou are not me, so it seems. Your experiences are your own, I am not having them here and now, they are absent. So there seems to be a violation of symmetry here.Namelesss wrote: ↑December 9th, 2017, 7:11 pmWho is I?
~~~ 'I' is a soap bubble, reflecting the entire Universal Self!
When you look at this soap bubble, you see the display on the surface and imagine 'stuff' (spirits, souls, minds...) 'within'.
That is 'me' (as distinct from 'you').
When the bubble of (ego) shifting images pops/dies, what happens to that which is within?
Like the released prisoner who cannot take more than ten paces at a time in the open.
All Knowledge/experience is perceived by the same One Universal Consciousness!
All experience, any and everywhere and everywhen, is available to access Here! Now!
That apparent 'bubble' is no limitation unless one 'believes' that it is.
I understand and live, for the most part, like everyone else, in a 'linear' mind.When the bubble that I am vanishes, what is left? Other bubbles. But what are those other bubbles? If there is symmetry between all bubbles, I must be another bubble after vanishing.
But Reality, although experienced linearly is actually Holistic; all moments of Universal existence exist Here! Now!
"Reality is a synchrony of moments!" - n
We Are all 'bubbles', have access to all as we have access to 'this' experience.
The entirety of the Universe, ever, exists no more than a single Planck moment.
Of insufficient 'duration' for 'motion' or 'time' other than as 'beliefs'.
A Planck moment is a single unit of 'perception', a 'percept'.
The 'life' of a Soul.
So, yes, we are all 'bubbles' united within the same One Consciousness, as water molecules in the ocean; from a certain Perspective, those molecules appear individual and independent from all else, but science/physics admits to not ever finding a definitive place where one 'thing' leaves off and another begins.
(We need a legal system to determine that, for pragmatic reasons.)
It depends to whom you refer when you use words like "I" and "me".So, if there is something after my death, I cannot vanish.
Common notions of 'I' and 'me' refer to the bubble of thought/imagination/ego, and 'death' is the popping of that bubble.
What doesn't 'pop' is all that is 'within/without'.
We come into Being along with the Universe and extinguish at the same moment as the Universe.
There is no 'before', no 'after', just Here! Now!
"For every Perspective, there is an equal and opposite Perspective!" - First Law of Soul Dynamics
Like matter and antimatter self-annihilating when they come into contact, so does the Universe when all opposite Perspectives arise to Consciousness!
We Are 'those Eastern thinkers'/Enlightened'! *__-Those old Eastern thinkers were not stupid.