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The Cosmic Joke behind Enlightenment

By Chad Foreman on Thursday March 17th, 2016

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Is seeing the Humour in Enlightenment the key to finding it?

The great cosmic joke is that you are what you are seeking. All the religious and spiritual seeking on this planet and you end up back where you started. If that’s not a fantastic joke worth a good belly laugh I don’t know what is. We all look for happiness, peace and fulfilment in the things of the world, yet all along these things are our very nature – our very own centre of being. Meditation masters and mystics throughout history have seen the joke of it as Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains:

I laugh when I think how I once sought paradise as a realm outside of the world of birth. It is right in the world of birth and death that the miraculous truth is revealed. But this is not the laughter of someone who suddenly acquires a great fortune; neither is it the laughter of one who has won a victory. It is, rather, the laughter of one who; after having painfully searched for something for a long time, finds it one morning in the pocket of his coat.

Alt text hereThich Nhat Hanh

Have we been taking enlightenment too seriously?

The Buddhists have been onto the joke for a while, their main training is to not take things seriously. What else is being unattached than a great sense of humour? Buddha realised that all conditions of the world are temporary and taking any of it too seriously creates suffering.

I’m not sure how humans made such a big a deal out of this simple truth but it’s because everyone else was taking things seriously and causing a lot of problems for themselves they held up Buddha to be all enlightened, worshipped him, created another religion and over the years have mostly missed the basic point. Another Buddhist meditator, Longchenpa, realised this simple truth again some two thousand years later and said:

Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Alt text hereThe Buddhists have been onto the joke for a while

What about the warning from spiritual teachers that every single thing you imagine yourself to be is a clever lie constructed by a psychological defence mechanism against the existential truth of transiency.  In other words you are not who you think you are. That’s pretty funny isn’t it? However laughing about it, not taking yourself seriously, is another wonderful coping mechanism to be able to digest such seemingly harsh truths. As Longchenpa says, you may as well burst out laughing,  or as a modern Zen master Adyashanti explains:

We realize–often quite suddenly–that our sense of self, which has been formed and constructed out of our ideas, beliefs and images, is not really who we are. It doesn’t define us, it has no centre.

I have watched hundreds of spiritual teachers and the best ones have a common trait – they giggle a lot. Even my main Buddhist teacher, an intellectual giant in the Gelug-pa Tibetan Buddhist tradition, would consistently forecast his arrival into the temple with bouts of laughter. Another favourite teacher of mine is Alan Watts whom you can’t watch for 5 minutes without getting to hear his infectious cackling and the current Dalai Lama is almost famous for his warm giggle. Alan Watts once remarked:

People suffer only because they take seriously what the gods made for fun.

Alt text hereThe humour of Alan Watts

Laughter and humour are not just frivolous. They can be a sharp tools to cut through the bullshit. Sometimes in society it’s the comedians who are the only ones telling the truth. Not the politicians, not the priests and not even the school teachers but the people who can step back and see the ridiculousness of current affairs. In fact more and more people are getting their truthful political information from The Late Show and from comedians like the late Bill Hicks and George Carlin, who would deliver sobering doses of reality which was actually very true and therefore very funny. Comedians often point to the discrepancy between how we think things are and how they actually are, fortunately that evokes laughter, unfortunately people tend go back to living a lie after the laughter subsides.

The enlightened fool is the one who sees the ego trips of society and can still find joy and laughter in its midst. The fool is often the enlightened one, the one with crazy wisdom, with laughter and jokes as their weapon, they cut through the mundane conformity and bring to light the latent child like bliss bubbling just beneath the surface of all seriousness. The fool possesses a wisdom that is out of reach of the conformist. A playful attitude in touch with enormous amounts of creativity.

Alt text hereA young George Carlin

Humour is also extremely healing, they say laughter is the greatest medicine and it’s true. It can also ease the stress and tension of daily life, reduce boredom at work and unite people of different backgrounds. Everybody takes themselves and others too seriously.

So if humour can heal, relax, unite people, undo the ego and entertain all at the same time that sounds enlightening enough for me.

Which brings me to the laughable way most people understand enlightenment, that is an enlightened person is a perfect person. Perfect virtue, perfect love, perfect knowledge and as a meditation teacher jokes even perfectly smelling sandalwood farts. This ideal of the perfect person is a joke and does not exist in reality. It creates cults of worship around people who are seen as perfect and just stresses the rest of us out with guilt for not living up to these idealistic fantasies.

Alt text hereHumour is so healing many are turning to Laughter Yoga classes

If Nietzsche declared ‘God is dead’ and Zen Buddhists urge us to ‘kill Buddha in the street’ I would like to add if you believe in a perfect Guru – slap yourself across your face, and see if it doesn’t hurt. That’s reality. Reality is perfect because it can deliver all range of human emotions from sadness and despair to elation and joy. Trying to just have perfect emotions and a perfect life only invites a massive come down of disappointment. As Alan Watts says, you cannot have up with down or even right without wrong.

All you have to do is be yourself

So all that’s left is to just be your natural self. As someone once said if you can laugh at yourself you will never be short of material. Or as one of my favourite Zen teachers Brad Warner says:

The state of ambiguity – that messy, greasy, mixed-up, confused, and awful situation you’re living through right now – is enlightenment itself.

Alt text hereHow enlightening it is to be yourself

Another cosmic joke is that we will all die. This is not scary it is reality. Of course religions have made a business out of promising you that there is life after death and there are consequences to all your actions after death, the fear of fire and brimstone or the desire for virgins in heaven are potent motivators to act responsibly in our lives and also a powerful invocation to take the priests, churches and traditional lineages seriously. It’s the oldest trick in the ‘book’. But it’s time to grow up and be able to act responsibly without the need for fairy tales. We live, we love, we grow, we die. That’s absolutely beautiful and enchanting enough. As Osho says:

Life as it is should be enough of a reason to laugh. It is so absurd, it is so ridiculous. It is so beautiful, it is so wonderful. It is all sorts of things together. It is a great cosmic joke.

So where does the cosmic joke lead us? Back to where we started; to the unadulterated pure joy of just being alive – laughing for no reason and grinning like a mad hatter. Life becomes play instead of a chore, a cosmic dance on the needle head of eternity.

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Words By Chad Foreman

Originally posted on The Way of Meditation

 

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  • I live my life like this. I look for the joy in each moment and that means I mainly find joy and don’t dwell on the negative. My mantra is that i see life as a series of lessons about life. That way I don’t take anything personally. Things happen, it is how we deal with it that matters. I have unconditional love and joy, I share it all the time because love and Joy is something we can never deplete, the more we give it away the more we have.

  • simplysimon2

    The end of all our exploring will be to arrive at where we started and know that place for the 1st time! TS Eliot

    • Ben Ihloff

      Exactly! And the fact that you did not know it when you started the journey makes returning to the starting point in an awakened state well worth the trip! 🙂

  • Dayanand B Saxena

    Cricketer Mr Gayle born in a poor ffamily says that his mother taught him to laugh thro adversity

  • Ben Tousey

    I tried being serious once… but everybody laughed.

  • Baldeep Singh

    Those that say they know do not. “I don’t know” is a statement of truth. “I don’t know shit” is even better!

    • friendlyprogrammer

      Speak for yourself please.

      • Baldeep Singh

        I did, my friend. Ego is limited, by definition. Truth is very quiet, I think. I like your cloud visalization. It seems quiet and peaceful.

        • friendlyprogrammer

          The cloud thing was not meant as a visualization. You are meant to try this on real clouds floating above your house. I just wrote a long comment for someone else.. let me re-edit it and try to explain magik in easier terms… THIS COMMENT WILL TEACH YOU REAL MAGIK…

          Judeo-Christianity is nonsense. Science has proven we live in a simulation and that our past can be altered (Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser experiment).

          The Buddhist and Hindus and ancient Egyptians all say we live in a perfect and high definition imagination in which we are all a portion of..

          This is easy to prove.

          Simply walk outside and pick two fluffy white clouds.. Then paint one of them blue with your mind..

          The cloud will vanish completely and the control cloud will remain completely intact.

          This works because nobody has any notions about the solidity of a cloud… try to dissolve a brick using the same method and you will be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick.

          If you invite a friend to watch your new magik then they could pollute and/or cancel your magik.

          You may think this is too silly to even try… no skin off my nose… but it will work every single time … just make sure you do it alone to avoid skeptic pollution..

          If you do this 20 times in a row then you have performed 20 miracles/magik… How many miracles do you need to perform to convince you my words are true? Do that many…

          We do live in a giant imagination…

          Even our time is not constant… If you are drowning in the ocean and are skeptic … you will drown… If you are drowning and believe in your own magik or a deity then your FAITH,EXPECTATION,BELIEF can cause a rescue…

          Suddenly three days ago (IN THE PAST)(IN THE PAST) a cruise ship and 3000 passengers get a “newer” weather report and alter course to rescue you… You could still be at home packing for your sailing trip the following day… and yet a cruise ship has already altered course to save you..

          Effect can and often does precede cause…. This is the basis for Hermetic magik (Which I teach).

          My book “The Savvy Sorcerer” has many lessons like these… try to do them and still doubt religion…

          Feel free to diss Judeo-Christianity because that is hard hosewallop for anyone to swallow, but when the Buddhists and Hindus (you know the blokes who brought us meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.) tell us we live inside a giant imagination for the past 9000 years… they were right..

          If you do the cloud busting experiment alone… then you will a) perform an authentic miracle/magik… and b) you prove that you are living inside an imagination where your imagination has influence.

          I was raised by freemasons and taught magik my entire life. I have seen more authentic miracles than most anyone.

          I have offered you proof… It is up to you to try or not try.

          If anyone says they tried it and failed while alone I will not believe it. It is so easy to melt a cloud, and even the worst novice should be able.

          I teach REAL magik… and you have just learned enough to alter your religion forever (unless you are Buddhist, Hindu, Hermetic, Wiccan already…)

          So… when you say people are ‘full of [poop]’… I have shown real proof. Just try it. The cloud thing is not ‘peaceful’… it is novice magik meant to demonstrate our powers over this ‘mental’ universe.

          If I give spiritual advise it is not because I am full of poop. It is because I understand the mechanisms of the universe… If you meditate on this comment you will learn much.

          Wayne Hilborn (author of “The Savvy Sorcerer”)

    • Jim Martens

      “i don’t know shit” is my personal mantra….lol. Camus paraphrases Nietzsche by saying “The innocence of the ceaseless change of things, as soon as one consents to it, represents the maximum liberty. The free mind willingly accepts what is necessary.” Thanks for sharing your truth:)

  • Mark

    I enjoyed the overall article, but when the author states that “. . .it’s time to grow up and be able to act responsibly without the need for fairy tales. We live, we love, we grow, we die… death is death and to believe otherwise is fantasy is just silly.” This statement silly. You don’t ‘know’ there is nothing after death any more than I ‘know’ there is.

  • Hawk620

    ‘Enlightemment’ is a fraud and taking it at the fork in the road will lead to misery. ‘Enlightening’, ‘awakening’, ‘evolving’, ad infinitum is what is really ‘happening’…and the human collective experiment is a microcosm of the macrocosm…eternally ‘spiraling’…

    • Frank Burton

      I can relate to this also, taking our cues from nature there is never an “enlightenment” but a continuous journey of evolving and growing. After all, we are a part of this wonderful creation, all is ONE.

    • friendlyprogrammer

      Many describe enlightenment as some kind of knowledge. It is an aspect of spirituality that everyone should try to surpass. Astral projection is close to enlightenment, but maybe you think that is also fraudulent. I do not grasp how enlightenment can be fraudulent when it is the pinnacle of spirituality among humans.

      • Hawk620

        You believe the state of cosmic consciousness is a noun, that it is static. Hardly.

        • friendlyprogrammer

          How can you argue a negative with a straight face? Science does not preclude the notion of a god-consciousness. The atomic model still in use to this day was postulated by a man (Niels Bohr) who went to his grave believing wholeheartedly that when you close the refrigerator door everything inside literally ceases to exist.

          I will go farther and tell you that I presume to have had enlightening out of body experiences. The kind you say is a fraud. I also teach meditation, lucid dreaming, remote viewing, etc.

          If you want to understand the science behind religion then try “The Simulation Hypothesis – Documentary 2015” (I’m not affiliated).

          I teach real magik… You may find that hard to believe. In fact; I would say that you would argue against this being possible… So I shall prove it.

          You seem like a worthy skeptic so I will now turn you into a pseudo-scientist full of woo… WARNING: reading below might make you religious…

          Judeo-Christianity is nonsense. Science has proven we live in a simulation and that our past can be altered (Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser experiment).

          The Buddhist and Hindus and ancient Egyptians all say we live in a perfect and high definition imagination in which we are all a portion of..

          This is easy to prove.

          Simply walk outside and pick two fluffy white clouds.. Then paint one of them blue with your mind..

          The cloud will vanish completely and the control cloud will remain completely intact.

          This works because nobody has any notions about the solidity of a cloud… try to dissolve a brick using the same method and you will be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick.

          If you invite a friend to watch your new magik then they could pollute and/or cancel your magik.

          You may think this is too silly to even try… no skin off my nose… but it will work every single time … just make sure you do it alone to avoid skeptic pollution..

          If you do this 20 times in a row then you have performed 20 miracles/magik… How many miracles do you need to perform to convince you my words are true? Do that many…

          We do live in a giant imagination…

          Even our time is not constant… If you are drowning in the ocean and are skeptic … you will drown… If you are drowning and believe in your own magik or a deity then your FAITH,EXPECTATION,BELIEF can cause a rescue…

          Suddenly three days ago (IN THE PAST)(IN THE PAST) a cruise ship and 3000 passengers get a “newer” weather report and alter course to rescue you… You could still be at home packing for your sailing trip the following day… and yet a cruise ship has already altered course to save you..

          Effect can and often does precede cause…. This is the basis for Hermetic magik (Which I teach).

          My book “The Savvy Sorcerer” has many lessons like these… try to do them and still doubt religion…

          Feel free to diss Judeo-Christianity because that is hard hosewallop for anyone to swallow, but when the Buddhists and Hindus (you know the blokes who brought us meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.) tell us we live inside a giant imagination for the past 9000 years… they were right..

          If you do the cloud busting experiment alone… then you will a) perform an authentic miracle/magik… and b) you prove that you are living inside an imagination where your imagination has influence.

          I was raised by freemasons and taught magik my entire life. I have seen more authentic miracles than most anyone.

          I have offered you proof… It is up to you to do or do not.

          It is so easy to melt a cloud, and even the worst novice should be able.

          I teach REAL magik… and you have just learned enough to alter your religion forever (unless you are Buddhist, Hindu, Hermetic, Wiccan already…)

          You can leave this comment wanting to “prove me wrong” or denying enlightenment is possible… Maybe you want to prescribe me crazy pills. The truth is that I gave you easy proof that you are living in one giant imagination of sorts. This only takes 10 minutes to try…. 10 minutes to convince yourself that you will live forever and that enlightenment is merely a small step.

          If I have not convinced you then your skepticism is strong, as I am one of the better teachers of these topics.

          Being a part of god is not that bad… You say grace a lot more…

          Wayne Hilborn (author of “The Savvy Sorcerer”)

          • nhr215

            These are all games. With true enlightenment there is no need for interest in tricks and games. Reality is what it is and you are completely at peace with that so don’t spend your time trying to convince people to imagine clouds turning blue.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            My job description seems to be “Spiritual Leader”. I teach these “tricks and games” to a planet that currently has fear based religions ruling over 50% of the global population…

            I am not at peace with reality as it is. I aim to convert as many people towards Hermetic Buddhism as I can in my lifetime. Reality as it is is constantly being poluted by Christian mentalities which are evil.. Christians do not realize their every thought has power and a christian mother fearing her daughter is living in a dangerous neighborhood could cause her daughters attack or murder….. SO I AIM TO TEACH OTHERS….

            I have a full Quantum Understanding of our world… If you want to read my work on this then here….

            https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-God-chapter-Sorcerer-ebook/dp/B01A3G30HA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1468605304&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AWayne+Hilborn#nav-subnav

            If you want to read on how to use real magik safely and with full understanding of the mechanic the here… https://www.amazon.com/Savvy-Sorcerer-Wayne-Hilborn-ebook/dp/B0195P6KS6/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1468605304&sr=1-2&refinements=p_27%3AWayne+Hilborn#nav-subnav

            So it is my JOB to try to convert people to Hermeticism…. It is my life purpose.

            What I teach is not what I practice. I cannot tell you the last time I did cloud bursting but it is a good exercise to teach anyone that this world is imaginary (in essence) and even your past is not carved in stone.

            Reality will improve the more people that steer clear of fear based religions….

            Christianity is the largest evil of our time. They do not realize they are powerful gods each and every one. As are you.

            My job is a spirit leader… I do not know how else to do my job except to teach… If you know how I can teach without using examples or “games” then feel free to teach others with your techniques of choice… I convert people away from Christianity daily… I teach real magik… I understand the full mechanics of our universe… It is really quite simple… We are essentially all separate portions of the same divine consciousness

          • nhr215

            Almost every word you have written is loaded with the energy of aversion, attachment, and judgement. Seems like if you are interested in spreading buddhism you might want to look at yourself first before seeking to teach others.

            Personally, I don’t seek out people to teach. They come to me asking for help. That is the doorway to open their minds. Pushing your beliefs about the universe on others without invitation isn’t much different than what the Christian evangelicals do.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            First. I am Hermetic. It is similar to Buddhism and Hinduism at the core but it is not the same. You are trying to push your beliefs upon me at this moment and you seem to think it is good for the goose and not the gander.

            I have not invited your opinion… and yet I will respond.

            So what do you think I should do? (rhetorical) … Work at Starbucks and hope that in my lifetime I am able to steer a single person away from the evils of Christianity. Then I could accomplish my lifes purpose in a few billion lifetimes…

            I have unique experiences and knowledge that many thank me for. I have students in many countries including Buddhist Monks.

            I do judge. That is a part of teaching.

            I am unconcerned with your opinions however they do seem childish. How can you teach without knowing the understanding those around you have…

            If you want to understand reality then read one of my books…

            or write a few of your own and then I will tell you if you are on the right track…

            https://www.amazon.com/Savvy-Sorcerer-Wayne-Hilborn-ebook/dp/B0195P6KS6#nav-subnav

            https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-God-chapter-Sorcerer-ebook/dp/B01A3G30HA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1468724342&sr=1-2&keywords=quantum+mechanics+of+god#nav-subnav

            I have a FULL understanding of how the universe works on both on a scientific and spiritual level…. Maybe I’ll try your Starbucks approach in another life. I have many students come to me because of my books and writing and even comments you may not agree with bring me students.

            My students learn how reality works from the top down.

          • nhr215

            You did invite my opinion. You asked me directly. This was my response.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            I cannot recall seeking your opinion directly or indirectly unless rhetorical as your opinion does not seem to be of value to me and I found your comments made little or no sense. You speak as if a teacher should not judge which makes me think you have never taught a willing person… (see I judge)… I try not to judge evil or too negatively but no teacher can see where their student lies without some insights. You speak of Buddhist concepts such as detachment which is fine for pursuits such as Astral Travel or attempting Enlightenment but there is a global movement of consciousness away from Christianity and it appears needed during this era.

            You can try to enlighten fellow buddhists with your rudimentary understanding of life or simply work in a restaurant if that is your lifes purpose, but you have been full of judgement towards me since post # 1 despite your preaching how I should not do the same.

            Here is your first line from a previous posting…

            “Almost every word you have written is loaded with the energy of aversion, attachment, and judgement.”

            A clever person could look at that sentence and see you have judged me throughout that sentence and then condemn judging people…

            Does that sound clever (or sane) to you?

            How about you teach your students (if you get one) your way… and I will teach the truth.

            Namaste

          • Lev Lafayette

            > Reality is what it is and you are completely at peace with that <

            Good comment. I take it you're familiar with the Stoics then?

          • Lev Lafayette

            > Simply walk outside and pick two fluffy white clouds.. Then paint one of them blue with your mind..

            The cloud will vanish completely and the control cloud will remain completely intact. <

            Hahaha… Oh my.

            Maybe it will change for a person with "a very special mind".

            But outside of that sad mental landscape the cloud will not turn blue and the control cloud will not remain intact.

  • Jaret Blidook

    Cool article! 😄

  • Sudhir Desai

    Even though that is where you might end up at the journey – realizing that it is silly and not to be taken seriously, something has changed. You are now a much more conscious and aware person, and that cannot be achieved by laughing. In that sense this article is a joke. The journey is an important part of arriving at laughter.

    • Brokenprototype

      The main joke here is the concept “journey”. If one considers that we’re consciousness, one will be able to notice intuitively that there’s no such thing as “a journey”. This so called “journey”, is made by the ego, or false personality or whatever you wanna call it.

      • nhr215

        Journey implies a purpose. Unless you are omniscient, you cannot possibly know if there is a purpose to existence or not so you cannot definitively claim that there is no such thing “is a journey” without speaking delusion.

    • Ben Ihloff

      I agree Sudhir. I do believe that joy is our natural state. And it is not a joke to arrive back where you started because you had to undertake the journey in the first place to realize it’s destination. Then when you’ve arrived you can have a genuine laugh while those laughing at those who dare to take the journey are laughing from their egos. The difference when you return to where you’ve started after the journey is that you’ve awakened to the truth of where you’ve been all along.

  • DetroitBertha

    great article ~ HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • irv

      And one more HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA too !

  • Lev Lafayette
    • friendlyprogrammer

      A simple way to describe the Buddhist, Hindu, Hermetic (ancient Egyptian), and Wiccan faith is to imagine the entire universe is a giant imagination and we are inside a dream. Every thought from every person contributes to our group reality. An atheist or Christian could happily flip-off a fellow driver on the way to work not realizing that hate is polluting our collective shared imagination. If you THINK your mother has moved into a bad neighborhood then she could be attacked just to satisfy that belief. Our world can be cruel, and it will continue to be as long as people continue to have cruel thoughts. Namaste (means I know you are god so wisen up)… actually it means “I bow to the divine [god] in you”… which is the same thing really. I will quickly prove this is true since I wrote this much… Walk outside and paint a cloud sky-blue with your mind and it will soon vanish… this works because your imagination can control the group imagination to a degree.. It must fit belief. Do this alone or risk skeptic pollution. That is 100% proof that a) you are imaginary and b) that you can control our group imagination with your imagination (we call it magik). Good luck though… 10 minutes to prove you are a powerful god is pretty fair..

      • levlafayette

        You’re saying that if starving kids imagine that they’re not starving that everything will be OK?

        Look I’m all for an agnostic approach to metaphysics and maybe life really is a dream, but for some people within it it’s a nightmare. Your lack of moral engagement with such experiences is less than helpful.

        • compsult

          Here’s my philosophy. I do my best, I try to be kind, I try to help every one I can. I would suggest that it is wise to be slow in judging because judgment is the first step in breaking up the world into ‘us’ vs ‘them.’ It can lead to the dehumanization of others you deem “wrong.”
          Yes, it is obviously painful to live like those children but internalizing their pain doesn’t feed them. So, by all means, do what you can. And when tempted to judge and cast dispersions onto others, ask yourself – do I want to engage in spiritual pride and judge others as lesser?

          • friendlyprogrammer

            I want to comment on you Christian use of the word “Judgement”. I am not saying you are Christian… but it is a common mistake to think judging is a private thing.

            Imagine you judge that your daughter lives in a dangerous neighborhood. That opinion/judgement/belief/knowing/intent/focus is enough to cause her to be in danger.

            A Christian parent judging that their own daughter is living in a dangerous neighborhood could cause her to be attacked or even killed to satisfy that belief. That is how a Christian could kill their own child…. without ill will or knowing intent.

            We live in a mass-consciousness collective where our every thought contributes to reality and every thought is a prayer…

            You cannot pray for a happy love life for 5 minutes and then sing heartache songs for the next 4 hours…. That is insane to me. However; that sums up Christian mental training (they have none).

            Your every expectation factors into the lives of everyone you know…. If you think about having dinner with your family on the way home then that helps manifest that reality even if your teenage son was already planning a dinner elsewhere it revamps the timeline… um… im getting in too deep for this comment….

            Here is a simple test…

            Simply walk outside and paint a small cloud sky blue with your mind and it will vanish in about ten minutes….

            This works because nobody has opinions about the solidity of a cloud. IF you tried to dissolve a brick in the same manner then you would be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick.

            This is an authentic miracle (Buddhist Magik) I am showing you. This is easy to do and should work every time.

            We are ALL god. This is a collective dream that we all share and now you have proof that you can alter this reality with your mind.

            The Buddhist, Hindu and ancient Egyptians (Hermetics) NOTE: Jesus Christ lived over 80% of his life in Egypt according to the new testament… so he was teaching Hermeticism… and not whatever convoluted crap the church has made up… Jesus said we are reincarnated and they turn it into being born again by being dunked in a vat of water…. Jesus says we are created in gods image and Christians assume god must be a man… in truth all men are god….

            Do NOT do your cloud busting miracle/magik in front of another… If you invite a friend to watch your new found magik skills then their skepticism could pollute your own intent and reverse your magik as quickly as you do it…. In other words you can negate your magik by allowing others to view or videotaping…

            It will work every time by yourself and with practice you should be able to dissolve most any cloud within 10 minutes…

            I could also tell you that science agrees now with Biddhism but they call it “The Simulation Hypothesis”… and even our past can change has been proven with The Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser……

            This is how a prayer works….. We do live in a giant imagination… NOW ABOUT PRAYER/TIME

            Even our time is not constant… If you are drowning in the ocean and are skeptic … you will drown… If you are drowning and believe in your own magik or a deity then your FAITH,EXPECTATION,BELIEF can cause a rescue…

            Suddenly three days ago (IN THE PAST) (IN THE PAST) (THE PAST CHANGED TO FIT THE PRESENT) a cruise ship and 3000 passengers get a “newer” weather report and alter course to rescue you… You could still be at home packing for your sailing trip the following day… and yet a cruise ship has already altered course to save you..

            Effect can and often does precede cause…. This is the basis for the mechanisms behind Hermetic magik (Which I teach). The delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment also shows science now understands effect can precede cause.

            My book “The Savvy Sorcerer” has many lessons like these… try to do them and still doubt religion…

            Feel free to diss Judeo-Christianity because that is hard hosewallop for anyone to swallow, but when the Buddhists and Hindus (you know the blokes who brought us meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.) tell us we live inside a giant imagination for the past 9000 years… they were right..

            If you do the cloud busting experiment alone… then you will a) perform an authentic miracle/magik… and b) you prove that you are living inside an imagination where your imagination has influence.

            I was raised by freemasons and taught magik my entire life. I have seen more authentic miracles than most anyone.

            I have offered you proof… It is up to you to do or do not.

            It is so easy to melt a cloud, and even the worst novice should be able.

            I teach REAL magik… and you have just learned enough to alter your religion forever (unless you are Buddhist, Hindu, Hermetic, Wiccan already…)

            Wayne Hilborn (aka “The Savvy Sorcerer”)

        • friendlyprogrammer

          So if I make my mind focus on pain and suffering that will help our combined group consciousness how? My moral engagement comes from teaching Christian idiots about the suffering they cause with their everyday thinking. I am the author of “The Savvy Sorcerer” and other books upon creating reality. You can think that suffering is a part of life… that will only serve to create more suffering… You manifest it… That is why fear is the worst thing a Buddhist could do…. Even the fear of death can lower your vibration enough to bind you to this plane… Yet over half the planet still belongs to fear based Christianity… Fear of hell, having every kitten, puppy, and baby drowned in another flood out of vengeance (The christian gods (father and son as apparently god is some sort of man) are all about fear, hate, and vengeance apparently)…. Maybe he will only turn you into a pillar of salt… Beats Hell… I mean think of a long bank line up and then add FOREVER TO IT….. for revenge on the way you lived your life…

          TRUE OR FALSE…

          If this world is a collective imagination then believing in poverty creates poverty… By teaching you to think correctly I am helping the world. By authoring books that teach everyone interested I am helping the world.

          You can feed a starving child every day of your life and yet if you always expect to find a starving child the following day then you will certainly help create that reality… So I must question your own morality and moral engagement… You are part of the problem… You are just too blind to see.

          • Lev Lafayette

            > So if I make my mind focus on pain and suffering that will help our
            combined group consciousness how? If this world is a collective
            imagination then believing in poverty creates poverty By authoring books that
            teach everyone interested I am helping the world. <

            By spreading lies you're making money off people simple enough to believe you.

            If your ideas were so good and your speculations true you'd give your books away, and you could dream your sustenance, clothing, and housing into existence.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            I do give my books away to many. I am already well off and have a Mercedes in my driveway… I have YouTube Channels that display my home as I make many videos with my family.

            I really dislike Christians and their ways of thinking. You only spout what your momma told you was real…

            Was David better than Goliath … ??? Well Davis grew up to become a rapist (See Bethsheba) and to murder over 10 000 men, women, and children….

            Yet your momma probably told you David was the good guy…

            Dd you know a POPE caused the Plague… A pope declared cats were evil so everyone got rid of their cats… then rat populations brought a disease that wiped out 1 out of every three people….. Then the Catholics liked cats again….

            Did You know a pope once murdered 20 000 Catholic because their town hid 400 Christians…. The town was Called Beziers France.. The military slogan .. “KILL THEM ALL AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT” is now on many army t-shirts… but it was from this Catholic murderous rampage….. TRUE STORY…. Imagine if your own pope murdered your family…. Crusaders smashed babies heads into walls.. and then their mothers…..

            Look I understand that all Christians are moronic idiots… in fact I just published a video saying exactly that merely hours before your dumb comment above….

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4_SccLsEIs&feature=em-upload_owner

          • Lev Lafayette

            > I do give my books away to many. I am already well off and have a
            Mercedes in my driveway I really dislike Christians and their ways of thinking. You only spout what your momma told you was real… <

            Excellent proof your inability to even engage in a modicum of research and your "quantum understanding".

            Still… Maybe you're not actually dishonest. I should be charitable and just assume there is a different sort of illness between your ears.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Hi… Someone has been busy while I was on vacation… It appears you not only responded to my comment, but you have also psyber stalked me and lied and fraudulently claimed to have purchased some of my work… and then reviewed it without reading a word…. I know this because none of my work was sold between our meeting in this comment section and your “review” of my work… and none of my works have been sold to Australia.

            Look… I EXPECTED Christians to leave a bunch of bad reviews… You do not write frequently about Christianity being evil without expecting bad reviews, but I did not expect a christian to lie about a purchase though…

            You obviously make some of your living online? Your Discus Profile and Your Facebook pictures match up and I have copied and pasted your words throughout here accompanied by your friends list etc…

            Is this how we are supposed to spend our time now attacking each other online…. I have over 1400 Subscribers on YouTube… maybe you should go and thumbs down all those videos without watching them… That is about your integrity level…

            You want to attack my livelihood (even though I am also a programmer (notice my monicker… I guess you are “Unfriendlyprogrammer” and this was a side job)… I guess fair is fair…

            Your actions here are disturbing. I have never had someone track me down for the purpose of insulting me before. It might be flattering if not indicative of mental imbalance…

            If you lived in North America I might even be concerned… Are you really this nutter jerk you are portraying… You have me fooled (if you are not)..

            The book was written for my children.. and your obvious fraudulent reviews of my work shall not stop them from reading it…

            Your article on Supercomputers was a bit anal and full of boring shiite…. No wonder it had so many haters…

            These companies keep track of who actually buys these things…. and Australia was not on the list recently….

            So you are a lying Christian Bullshitter… Same old.. same old…

            What next…. You gonna tell my children I am the devil…. Oh Yeah… their names are not listed anywhere because I expected evil from Christians..

            Estalking… seriously.. fraudulent reviewing my work… Maybe I should start commenting on all your facebook postings and work related programming stuff…. See how you like it when the same is done to you. At least mine would be honest reviews as I might even read what you write…

            Fine.. Whatever… I live online as well….

          • Lev Lafayette

            > and your “review” of my work… I have over 1400 Subscribers on YouTube Your article on Supercomputers was a bit anal and full of boring shiite…. No wonder it had so many haters… I EXPECTED Christians to leave a bunch of bad reviews So you are a lying Christian Bullshitter Maybe I should start commenting on all your facebook postings and work related programming stuff… A pope declared cats were evil so everyone got rid of their cats<

            OK, this is a good opportunity for you to display your "quantum knowledge".

            Which Pope?

            Also, bonus question, what were the effects of said Pope's edicts in Constantinople?

            Your intellectual cowardice is noted.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Your actions are funny under your pretense of being a good person/christian.

            The comments I have written are designed to awaken people to a reality that no Christian can understand. I joke about reviewing your work but in my way of thinking in a karmic sense (a Buddhist thing) is that I must some day live your lifetime or vice-versa because we are all of the same divine mind. So I am not capable of such evil although I will say that did people really need to know supercomputers days are numbered. I hope they had an open bar.

            I did find your behavior a tad creepy but I am more used to speaking with students than religious fanatics. I am glad I have taken precautions with my Savvy Sorcerer Youtube Channel I have started (be sure to visit to thumbs them all down) to hide my identity from Christian weirdos. I am not saying you are a weirdo… but some might be more extreme… You are like a nice warning flare telling me to watch out for nutters.

            Well I’m all for continuing this conversation in a few years. Your religion is dying… Nobody believes in Adam and Eve… everybody and their mother believes in reincarnation….

            Everybody and their mother meditate

            Everybody and their mother do yoga

            Everybody and their mother believe in acupuncture.

            Yet You will tell your children that the raping murderous King David from the David and Goliath story was gods chosen…. and a million other stories rooted in horror and evil. I mean King David killed over 10 000 people and raped his loyal soldiers wife.

            Had it not been for the Fraud involving constantine giving the Catholics the largest army in the world … nobody would even know the name Jesus… and the bible was written 20 generations after Christ died.

            History tells us Egypyt had Mystery Mind Schools and taught Hermeticism. PLATO studied in Egypt and returned to Greece to found his own University. So we KNOW Egypt was Hermetic.

            Jesus Christ lived over 80% of his life in Egypt according to your bible.

            80% of his life in a land that teaches exactly what I teach.

            You are too obstinate to actually try the experiment I outlined even though it would only have taken you 10 minutes to realize your divinity.

            You could walk outside now and paint a cloud blue with your mind and it will vanish.

            That is not quantum proof, but if you can do that 20 times in a row or even a hundred times in a row then it may prove to you something.

            Just remember… You must do it alone or skepticism from others can pollute your result.

            I do not profit from your realization of this. This is something you can do from your bedroom windows. It takes a whole ten minutes.

            You can go through life believing that everything is random and nothing is steered by your own thoughts. That to me is sad.

            When the proof is right in front of your face.

            literally….

            Now. I EXPECT you to say either a) “It is too silly to try” or the one that might hurt my feeling the most is b) “I tried it and it did not work”.

            It is SOOOOO EASY to do this. It is the simplest thing to do. I probably would not believe you gave it an honest attempt.

            I think you should be able to do it 100 times in a row if you tried and followed the rules. You could even pick two clouds each time and let one remain. Make the larger cloud vanish to make it fair. Then you know it was not the wind.

            The cloud you focus on will vanish completely… not a single speck of white. All in about 10 minutes and with practice even less time.

            It is baby magik.

            If you do not realize your own divinity then that is on you.

            When proof is only 10 minutes away.

          • Lev Lafayette

            > Your actions are funny under your pretense of being a good person/christian. The comments I have written are designed to awaken people to a reality that no Christian can understand. I did find your behavior a tad creepy but I am more used to speaking with students than religious fanatics. Well I’m all for continuing this conversation in a few years. Your religion is dying… everybody and their mother believes in reinca rnation…. Everybody and their mother meditate… Everybody and their mother do yoga.. Everybody and their mother believe in acupuncture. You could walk outside now and paint a cloud blue with your mind and it will vanish. <

            Nope, it doesn't. Except in imagination (which is kind of fun if you have hyperphantasia).

            The mind can engage in some amazing control over the body, down to slowing heartbeat and metabolism. But it cannot change external reality. There is absolutely no evidence of this occurring, anywhere.

            And anyone who claims otherwise is either a liar or mentally ill. Which one are you?

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Niels Bohr told Albert Einstein that if nobody looks at the moon then it does not physically exist.

            Albert Einstein thought this idea was ridiculous and him and his friend Erwin Schrodinger laughed and laughed. The idea that the moon does not exist unless observed is very silly.

            Albert Einstein made the famous quote “I like to think the moon is there even when nobody is looking at it. It appears you feel the same way.

            So you are in good company. Congratulations. You agree with Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger.

            The even designed a thought experiment to make fun and ridicule Niels Bohr some more. I mean Niels Bohr is running around telling everyone that the world is essentially an imaginary thing and that matter required consciousness.

            Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger even invented a thought experiment where the matter in question was a living thing. A cat was chosen for this thought model although the extension to Wigners Friend includes people.

            Surely even Niels Bohr would not still insist that this cat exists in non-physical state while the door to the box is closed. Yet he did.

            Niels Bohr designed the atomic model we use now in 2016. Yet he went to his grave believing wholeheartedly that if you shut your bathroom door when it is empty then everything inside cease to exist.

            I apologize for thinking you were Christian.

            So now we have have two Nobel Prize winning scientists arguing over whether the moon exists without consciousness.

            These men were best of friends but argued this to their dying days. They are known as the Bohr/Einstein Debates.

            So the man who designed our current atomic model believed wholeheartedly that if you look at any cloud in the sky … You only see it because of consciousness.

            So far everything in this comment is 100% scientific fact.

            That cloud is made of atoms that are 99.9999999999% empty space (and thats a conservative number).

            This means that that cloud is only 0.0000000001% as real as most people think (at best).

            So far everything I’ve said in this comment is not contested science.

            Idealism vs materialism is an age old discussion that you are not inventing for the first time.

            You are using the Russell’s Teapot argument (when not ad hominem).

            It is okay to have opinions but it is never scientific to say something is impossible.

            For example: You made the claim “[The Mind] cannot change external reality. There is absolutely no evidence of this occurring, anywhere”.

            That is a good observation and a good Russell’s Teapot, but it cannot be used as science.

            Using the same logic you could easily have “proven” radio was impossible 200 years ago. Simply because there was absolutely no evidence of this occurring anywhere as you used for your argument above.

            The reason is because “You cannot prove a negative”. This is widely known although I will accept your Russells Teapot… just to continue.

            If you are an Atheist with an Interest in science then why only side with Albert Einstein.

            Perhaps you are not aware of what science has been up to only the past few years but the simulation/virtual/and Holographic world Hypothesis are seeming more plausible.

            You think a Big Bang is plausible. I am saying that the big bang was just an influx of information like every time you boot your computer.

            Have you never had a dream so realistic you thought it was real? If so then how do you know this isn’t a dream.

            Use Occam’s Razor. The simplest answer to the big bang is that this IS a dream… Occam’s razor even agrees.

            The Nobel Prize Laureate Niels Bohr truly believed your cloud is imaginary. That is scientific fact.

            The ONLY … The ONLY… change I made to what I think occurs is that collapse is not based upon probabilities. I think the probabilities are mental constructs similar to bricks and everything else.

            If quantum collapse is based upon expectation instead of probabilities then it would make every nutball religion on the planet have some real merit. It would mean we can alter the world with expectation.

            However…

            Unless you want to wait for another Tesla to invent a mind radio then you will have to suffer with Buddhist Proofs..

            It is sad that you would rather spend 10 minutes arguing with me than honestly trying to melt a cloud with your mind.

            I bet Niels Bohr would have tried.

            That very famous quote ” I like to think the moon is there even when nobody is looking at it” sums up your attitude towards this, but you are rehashing the Bohr/Einstein debates all over again.

            They were rehashing the Plato (idealism) vs Epicurus (materialism) argument from ancient Greece.

            This is not an issue we are going to resolve at this point in history without a fresher perspective.

            That is where both telepathy and cloud busting come in.

            You can call this a lie or me a charlatan for saying this… and I have a non profit video describing same….

            When I was 17 I stayed up late to use a one hour technique of contacting a friend using telepathy. So I sent the message “(her name), (My name) misses you very much.. get in touch.” and repeated the message for an hour.

            Five days later I got a letter from another country with clues as to how we knew each other.. Toga Party .. etc…

            The letter had the words “Last night I had a dream that prompted me to write”….

            This technique was used by me with no practice or training and I am sure it would work for any skeptic if they actually tried.

            The technique comes from Hollywood Playwright and psychic researcher Harold Sherman in a book entitled “How to Make ESP work for you”… Im not affiliated, and he once conducted Arctic experiments with Sir Hubert Wilkins.

            If you are a smart person and you are aware of the conscious creation concepts then it is already too late for you. You will NOTICE your mind affecting your life. You will notice worries manifesting and confidence ruling the day.

            If you talk about things they can occur and if you actually started to pray and or ask your higher self for guidance then you might be surprised.

            Any scientist that says Telepathy is impossible should be working at McDonalds because as we know. Nobody can prove a negative. It is not science.

            So Niels Bohr thinks that the cloud is imaginary and you know yourself that it is only 0.0000000001% real (at best)… actually much less.

            Try picking any movie on Simulation Hypothesis… Heres one.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqULEE7eY8M

            If you like science then you may enjoy that link.

            All science was at one time woo. The only woo I see is Albert Einsteins(Determinism)/Epicuris(Materialism)…

            Albert Einstein Determinists say the “consciousness” explanation of collapse is caused by the measurement devices in the double slit and thus debunked.

            If you believe Einstein.

            There are many Quantum Interpretations, Theories and Hypothesis.. None have been proven correct.

            So I do not understand how a person thinking scientifically would rather argue over several comments that cloud busting is too silly to even try than spend less time and honestly try.

            I have seen this work in many ways. The telepathy and cloudbusting techniques are very novice.

            Perhaps research Manifesting and Law of Attraction and Conscious creation. There are many realizing that mind power truly does work and sadly the only way to know this is to try.

            I honestly think I am a part of god.. but I also think you are as well. You think this makes me delusional because I have seen more than you on these topics.

            I have had power of the mind websites for most of my life and have been involved in psychic research.

            I INVENTED a method of retrieving subconscious thoughts that required no telepathy or psi… just getting ideas out of your subconscious like where you left your keys and things like that.

            It involved using autostereograms to hide subliminal answers and the person would make their repetitive and random choices from a computer screen.

            Although this is a subconscious test… it was used for psychic research.

            You disliked my theories and yet Nobel Laureate (for quantum mechanics) Professor Brian Josephson of Cambridge University sent me an email telling me that he liked my idea and would put it to a discussion group. I valued his opinion more than yours in this matter, but Atheists dislike him because he is very outspoken about science prejudice towards what seems like obvious truth.

            I do not want to know your results. But if you cannot spend ten minutes trying to dissolve a cloud despite all the scientific reasoning I have put forth here. Then I think that makes you the silly one.

            Do you think I am sitting here all chagrined from your “proof” that Einstein was right?

            It is more likely I am feeling sorry for you for your wrongful beliefs about life. I think even worrying about people can harm them… I mean if this is a mental world then manifesting fears and worry is not the best for our anything.

            Ten minutes in private is far too silly.

            I do not want you to respond that you tried. You would need to do this for yourself and not for anyone else.

            I would not expect an honest review of the experiment anyways (we have a history of false reviews.. lol). It is an experiment. It can give empirical evidence and that may be all you will see in this lifetime.

            I only make the change of one single “WORD” in what Niels Bohr told us. I changed the word probabilities to expectation (which also means faith and is why its central to every religion). Yet you make it sound like I’m a lunatic for agreeing 90% with the man who designed our atomic model.

            Your scientific reasoning for skepticism is “it sounds silly”. Yet nobody can prove a negative. So it was not scientific to reject the cloud busting out of hand.

            So maybe you should tell your skeptic society that they have all been wrong all these years…

            Imagine you live to 100 years of age and then try cloud busting, telepathy, and conscious creations… for shits n’ giggles.

            Imagine if it all worked uncanningly well just as I have stated it does. Imagine you can cloud bust 100 clouds in a row. Imagine if you cannot even imagine being a materialist/determinist.

            Wouldn’t your life seem like a waste getting up in front of all those skeptics telling them lies for the past 20 odd years.

            Wouldn’t you rather at least try to dissolve a cloud now during a commercial break during your favorite soap opera…. I’m not asking you to commit much time or a single nickel. (yet I’m a charlatan to you.. lol)

            I do have a complete quantum understanding of quantum mechanics and how it affects our lives and I have described it here. It is sad that you do not wish to know the truth enough to invest ten minutes.

            That book was written for my children more than anyone as my eldest turned 18 this march and it looks like it will be selling quite well for many years to come. Be honest to yourself… you know you never read my quantum mechanics chapter or your would know what Ive said in this comment.

            Your Superposition comment like some warp 10 star trek theme was amusing but how could anybody be in superposition with everything at once? Collapse follows rules when we measure with light but we have never been able to get it to collapse everywhere.

            I think you might be mistaking my comment on how I perceive things karmically. I believe we could look at it similarly to one spirit living the life of every tree, frog and person throughout time. That does not mean a human will recall living the life of a tree…

            It is only a “CONCEPT” to think of karma which is a religious term. It has nothing to do with Quantum Collapse or even science..

            “Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.” – Niels Bohr.

            Determinsim vs Idealism… Just pick a side and use your own “judgement” (still not scientific).

            but I’m sure we shall not decide on the truth as long as you are not willing to try.

            I know you could easily reply.. ” I tried that batshiiit crazy idea and it did not work.. In fact; the sky filled with clouds and I got soaked”…

            As I said. I would not expect you to give an honest review.

            But some day when you just happen to be outside looking at the sky try it for real. If you can do it every time then it proves (probability with empirical evidence) that a) that cloud was essentially imaginary.. and b) that your mind affected our group imagination.

            It is baby magik. This is a miracle you could do every day for the rest of your life.

            But you have to honestly try.

            You must realize everything I said about the science is true. You can deny that Bohr was right and deny I am wrong with replacing expectation… but that is only an “opinion” and not a very scientific one.

            Good luck.

          • Lev Lafayette

            > Niels Bohr told Albert Einstein that if nobody looks at the moon then it does not physically exist.<

            Actually that's not what he said at all.

            Bohr and Heisenburg provided an interpretation ("Copenhagen Interpretation") which suggests that physical systems do not have definite properties until they are measured.

            It is the act measurement itself that affects the system, causing the set of probabilities to reduce to only one of the possible values immediately after the measurement. This feature is known as wavefunction collapse.

            It is not changing external reality with your mind. It is the measurement that collapses the wave-function.

            And it is only one of several interpretations of quantum phenomena

            For others look up ensemble intrepretation, consistent histories, many-worlds interpretation, de Broglie-Bohm theory, relational quantum mechanics, transactional interpretation, stochastic machanics interpretation etc).

            Einstein rejected the Copenhagen Interpretation because he was a radical determinist who argued that past, present, and future are an illusion. This non-determinsm of the the Copenhagen Interpretation irked him and he commented:

            "I, at any rate, am convinced that He (God) does not throw dice."

            Bohr, in response, said, "Einstein, don't tell God what to do."

            (N. Bohr, "Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics", in Albert Einstein, Philosopher–Scientist, ed. Paul Arthur Shilpp, Harper, 1949, p. 211)

            Niels Bohr did not support your "cloud bursting" theory of the mind.

            The moon quote you refer to is:

            "We often discussed his notions on objective reality. I recall that during one walk Einstein suddenly stopped, turned to me and asked whether I really believed that the moon exists only when I look at it. "

            (A. Pais, Einstein and the quantum theory, Reviews of Modern Physics 51, 863–914 (1979), p. 907.)

            He wasn't talking to Bohr at all. He was talking to Abraham Pais. Who readily acknowledged that yes, the moon did exist independently of observation.

            You're wrong, again. Not just on the person that Einstein was referring to, but on the entire relationship between thought, observation, and quantum mechanics. You have read some popular culture misconceptions on the idea and with an overly fecund imagination you come to erroneous conclusions.

            Of course, I don't expect you to admit this at this stage because it would undermine your entire metaphysical speculation from which you've built your life on.

            It would take a particularly strong sense of self to realise that the entire construction they have built is based on a misconception arising from their own ignorance. I don't think you're that mentally strong.

            But seriously, before throwing pretending that you understand quantum mechanics, when clearly you don't, at least school up on it first.

            Get a degree in physics or even philosophy; because at least then you will will have a better idea of the onus of proof is on positive statements, and why materialism/idealism are both metaphysical propositions and are different to rationalism and empiricism, and different again to determinism and non-determinism.

            Avail yourself of an education. It should clear up a few things for you, and you'll be less prone to embarrass yourself on public forums.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Interesting.

            You should have just tried it for ten minutes.

            No skin off my nose.

            If you do not know that Niels Bohr believed the moon actually did not exist then it is your education here that is in question. Perhaps speak to your college science teacher and refresh.

            I think this topic is wholly new to you and that you just looked up everything you just stated as your entire stance on this is wrong.

            Niels Bohr did believe that matter does not exist unless observed and yet you say he never made such a claim to Einstein or anyone. Maybe they never talked despite being best friends…

            Bohr did not believe consciousness influenced the collapse as I do, but he certainly felt consciousness was necessary for the collapse. If you do not realize this then it is you that must refresh your education.

            Again.. You are rehashing an argument that has gone on for millennia although I think your understanding is weak.

            Example: You said “Einstein rejected the Copenhagen Interpretation because he was a radical determinist who argued that past, present, and future are an illusion. This non-determinsm of the the Copenhagen Interpretation irked him and he commented:”

            This sentence for example: A determinist would never argue that the past, present and future (a cloud) is an illusion. A determinist would argue the opposite.

            Your sentence there seems to say that a determinist would argue that past, present, and future are an illusion… I think you reversed your intended meaning there as it would be a determinist that felt the opposite. But I think you are calling Bohr a radical (not Einstein)… even though that radical designed the atomic model mankind still uses in 2016.

            So yes. You are right that it “irked him”.

            That was his entire scientific reasoning for rejecting The Copenhagen Interpretation.

            I think I said he thought it was silly… however you corrected me. Yes. ” Irked” is a much better word and makes the whole conversation entirely different.

            So yes. By saying “irked” instead of ‘silly” you changed the whole meaning… Seriously?

            Being “irked” is not scientific. Rejecting science you think is silly is a russells teapot.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot

            Had this conversation taken place 200 years ago and we were discussing radio waves instead of mind waves then you would be telling me how Radio is impossible because no evidence for radio exists.

            Instead of spending 10 minutes and trying a radio you have with you.

            Anyways. I think your science education is the problem here. Show my last comment to any physics professor at any college.

            The opinion of Bohr was well known and if you think for a second he did not believe matter really did not exist, or if you think he really did not believe the moon was not there unless observed… Then it is you that is not getting it.

            You can call him a radical or laugh at his theories. Meanwhile the electricity powering your computer probably comes from a nuclear power plant built using the Bohr model of our atom.

            Bohr designed our atomic model. Einsteins just realized speed required two points. I think Bohr is the smarter of the two..

            Anyways. I’m sure you will google some more “proof”. I have told you that a Quantum Mechanic Nobel Prize winning scientist alive today enjoys my theory and I’m guessing you think you know better.

            One day you will learn the truth. Either you will be bored one day and actually try cloud busting…

            Even George Clooney tried cloud busting in a parody “men who stare at goats” so it is not a test I made up.

            I tried.

            Maybe you are not ready for awakening in this lifetime.

          • Lev Lafayette

            > If you do not know that Niels Bohr believed the moon actually di d not exist then it is your education here that is in question. Perhaps speak to your college science teacher and refresh. Niels Bohr did believe that matter does not exist unless observed and yet you say he never made such a claim to Einstein or anyone. Maybe they never talked despite being best friends… Bohr did not believe consciousness influenced the collapse as I do, but he certainly felt consciousness was necessary for the collapse. If you do not realize this then it is you that must refresh your education. This sentence for example: A determinist would never argue that the past, present and future (a cloud) is an illusion. A determinist would argue the opposite. Being “irked” is not scientific. Rejecting science you think is silly is a russells teapot. Had this conversation taken place 200 years ago and we were discussing radio waves instead of mind waves then you would be telling me how Radio is impossible because no evidence for radio exists. Anyways. I think your science education is the problem here. Show my last comment to any physics professor at an y college. The opinion of Bohr was well known and if you think for a second he did not believe matter really did not exist, or if you think he really did not believe the moon was not there unless observed… Then it is you that is not getting it. Meanwhile the electricity powering your computer probably comes from a nuclear power plant built using the Bohr model of our atom. Bohr designed our atomic model. Einsteins just realized speed required two points. I think Bohr is the smarter of the two.. Anyways. I’m sure you will google some more “proof”. I have told you that a Quantum Mechanic Nobel Prize winning scientist alive today enjoys my theory and I’m guessing you think you know better. Even George Clooney tried cloud busting in a parody “men who stare at goats” so it is not a test I made up. I tried. Maybe you are not ready for awakening in this lifetime. <

            I think I have found yet another confirmation of the Dunning-Kruger Law. You're an individual who thinks that they understand quantum mechanics when it is demonstrably clear that you don't. However, lacking the sufficient intelligence and humility to realise when you are incorrect, you continue to argue the error.

            It's not just that you're ignorant. I don't mind ignorant people who at least know that they are ignorant. It's not just that you're arrogant. It can tolerate arrogant people when they actually have knowledge of a subject. It's the combination – your simultaneous ignorance and arrogance – and the utter dishonesty of these in combination – is what I loathe.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Yes. Well I have already placed myself in a position where I have claimed to have improved the Theory of Niels Bohr. So I obviously feel a tad more clever than your cronies.

            You are the one refusing to turn on the radio and listen.

            I would be a retarded fool only if I were to ignore what i can do and have seen. I think you are a retarded fool for not even exploring the possibility even though it would only have taken ten minutes.

            Your friends are “skeptics” … you said so yourself… Try talking to a real scholar like Brian Josephson. Not a bunch of computer nerds. I bet half of them subscribe to Christianity in some form as well.

            The Big Bang is nothing more than a computer program becoming active where we are the program… Although you would have to refute The Virtual Reality Hypothesis for that.

            Anyways.

            This shall be my last response. I will not try to convince you any more. You obviously have no intellectual curiosity or you would have an open mind at least enough to try.

            You think you are admonishing me and yet I only feel sorry for people like you. It must be sad to believe that this is your one life and that when you die that everything is over.

            It must also be sad to let your life be controlled by the willy nilly expectations of everyone around you.

            C’est la vie.

            Namaste

          • > Yes. Well I have already placed myself in a position where I have claimed to have improved the Theory of Niels Bohr. So I obviously feel a tad more clever and probably have a higher IQ than your cronies or at the very least know more on the topic. I would be a retarded fool only if I were to ignore what i can do and have seen. I think you are a retarded fool for not even exploring the possibility even though it would only have taken ten minutes. Your friends are “skeptics” … you said so yourself… Try talking to a real scholar like Brian Josephson. Not a bunch of computer nerds. I bet half of them subscribe to Christianity in some form as well. The Big Bang is nothing more than a computer program becoming active where we are the program… Although you would have to refute The Virtual Reality Hypothesis for that. I will not try to convince you any more. You obviously have no intellectual curiosity or you would have an open mind at least enough to try. It must be sad to believe that this is your one life and that when you die that everything is over. Then laugh at him for his “limited understanding”…. Then you can take over his class (he’s retiring) and teach Quantum mechanics yourself. This is how you consciously create according to a leading Quantum Physicist of today. Notice the name of HIS (NOBEL PRIZE WINNER IN QUANTUM MECHANICS) paper is entitled “How Observers Create Reality”. I understand Quantum Mechanics seems funny. It is also the way the world works. He is forced to carve out a path towards this way of thinking in a pool of skepticism even though skepticism is ANTI-SCIENTIFIC. So you and your friends are wholly unscientific if they laugh at possibilities. Anyways… sorry for the long postings .. I am a writer and tend to type faster and longer than intended.Namaste<

            Moomba.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Yesterday morning after I wrote that response I was sitting outside with my dog and I dissolved a fairly large cloud with my mind. There was no hint of white left in the sky when I was complete.

            I laughed at how simple it is and laughed again at how hard it is to get a skeptic to even try.

            That is why I think I am the winner in this debate.

            I understand reality.

            If you are going to review the experiment however it would be nice if you gave it an honest go this time.

            I did not choose a dozen clouds and only one vanishes. This works EVERY time and with every cloud. What would that prove to you if YOU had the same abilities? (Hint: You Do.)

            I honestly believe that f you could lower your pride enough to admit being wrong (probably never occurred in your lifetime) and actually give it a go you would have astounding results (to you) every time.

            Mankind cannot prove telepathy exists at present although also gave you an experiment that would work most (unlike cloud busting which works every time) every time although when friend telepathy works it is very convincing.

            If you are waiting to read about this in Nature then you will have a long wait. Perhaps another 100 years even.

            Plato started a University and yet if you tried to tell him you think the Universe has radio waves that can carry sound and pictures he would have you locked away.

            Yes. You are convinced science knows everything or you wouldn’t use Russells teapot although you do use it less than ad hominem,

            Yes. I can sit and look up at the sky and dissolve clouds with my mind. You cannot even try.

            I can do much more. That is meant as a teaching aid for novices. Children can do this with ease.

            Pick two roughly equal sized fluffy white clouds in the sky…. Now pick the larger of the two (make it fair). Now use your mind to make it vanish. There are varying techniques… Some imagine lasers coming from their heads… Some just paint it blue with their minds. The cloud you choose to vanish will and the cloud you chose to remain also will. Every single time you try.

            This works because nobody has any notions about the solidity of a cloud. If you tried to dissolve a brick in the same manner then you would be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick.

            If you bring a friend to watch your new found cloud busting magik then that friends skepticism could pollute your intent and cause the cloud to remain…

            With practice this can be done in under 5-10 minutes depending upon your belief and cloud size.

            Believe it or not………

            (I know you are on the not side)

            When you get that down… try telepathy… or actually reading my latest book.

            It would be ridiculous to try to convince Plato that a television can exist. I mean where is your proof. Extraordinary Claims says Carl Sagan…..

            Yet I have shown you a television that can prove this all. The cloud right out your window.

            What if you had a working television and plugged it in right in front of Plato. Would he be wise enough to turn it on?

            Maybe he would rather argue about it in half a dozen letters that took him an hour to write.

            The truth is at the end. I can influence my reality knowingly and you do it unknowingly.

            I feel sorry for you.

            maybe one day you also will invest in a lawn chair and actually try.

          • > This shall be my last response. I will not try to convince you any more. I dissolved a fairly large cloud with my mind. There was no hint of white left in the sky when I was complete.That is why I think I am the winner in this debate. I honestly believe that f you could lower your pride enough to admit being wrong (probably never occurred in your lifetime) and actually give it a go you would have astounding results (to you) every time. If you are waiting to read about this in Nature then you will have a long wait. Perhaps another 100 years even. Plato started a University and yet if you tried to tell him you think the Universe has radio waves that can carry sound and pictures he would have you locked away. You are convinced science knows everything or you wouldn’t use Russells teapot although you do use it less than ad hominem, I can sit and look up at the sky and dissolve clouds with my mind. You cannot even try. It would be ridiculous to try to convince Plato that a television can exist. I mean where is your proof. Extraordinary Claims says Carl Sagan….. You “corrected” me in your last comment saying it was not called the virtual reality theory. This is obviously false as I have stated that it is also called the Holographic Theory as well. Example of Virtual Reality Theory which you just claimed does not exist even as a theory. You had said, “It’s called the Simulation Hypothesis by the way”…. Holographic Universe is another.. String Theory another… etc. etc.. But they are only the science. I feel sorry for you.<

            Yeah, I feel sorry for spending my time debating with a professional charlatan. But duty calls.

            https://xkcd.com/386/

            Problem is, I've never understood why people feel the need to lie and misrepresent in such a manner. I am constantly surprised when people can't admit when they've made an error or cannot learn from it.

            But I feel more sorry for those people who you've ripped off through your lies. I feel sorry for Bohr et al for your wicked and defamatory misrepresentations of their work.

            You're a bad person.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            Yes. My last comment was only meant to be a few lines but It is fun to hear your opinions.

            I think creating a moon might not fit into our collective consciousness reality because YOU are also part of the same god as me and your doubts might stop me from creating an “actual” (there is no such thing as actual) second moon. This may become possible in the future as people learn the truth and mass expectations change.

            You will learn the truth. If not sooner then later.

            You might be surprised to see where science takes us in the decades to come.

            Looking at the evidence you have seen I must wholeheartedly agree that your assumptions fit your experience.

            I had not meant to keep commenting but you seem like a king skeptic and I am having fun. This is practice for converting skeptics.

            I guess in your case I have failed… but I do think some day you will look at a cloud and think “what the heck”….

            You suggest I make a moon when I have told you even showing your friend your cloud busting magik could pollute the intent.

            You are a determined determinist at any rate.

            If I am right and you are wrong then it could impact your entire life… so I tried.

            On the other hand I have used Telepathy. I have been involved in Telepathy research. I have spent my life trying to explain how simple telepathy works because of my experiences as a teenager with it.

            Pick a random friend that would never call you. Then spend at LEAST one full hour sending the message for them to phone you. Then see what happens.

            Then try to explain that off as delusion…

            OR

            Ask a friend to look at a cloud… Then go out and vanish the cloud… Then ask your friend if it is still there. I’ve never had to resort to this as I have influenced many aspects of my life through real magik and I know better.

            Telepathy by its very nature has built in witnesses. You can deny this by pointing at studies and even they show more proof than what you would like, but I have explained why showing cloudbusting to friends will not work if they are skeptical… The skepticism of all must be worked into any current magik and you have more control over portions of your life.

            Maybe you can learn something real instead of knowing 750 ways to write an if/then statement which sums up about every line of code in the world.

            As I said.. Buy a lawn chair. It could alter your life forever.

          • Lev Lafayette

            > and then reviewed it without reading a word<

            You do realise that massive excerpts of the text are published online, right? It's full of utter nonsense claims about being able to change objective reality through thought, which is demonstrably false.

          • Lev Lafayette

            Your history lesson is trite and the actual content well known to anyone who has studied such things.

            > A pope declared cats were evil so everyone got rid of their cats<

            OK, this is a good opportunity for you to display your "quantum knowledge".

            Which Pope?

            Also, bonus question, what were the effects of said Pope's edicts in Constantinople?

    • Percy Anun Ra

      This is VERY, VERY OLD. Always witht he same african starving kids.

      Do you want to make a diference? Sell all your stuff and go to Africa to help the hungry kids. Otherwise, you are being completely cynic. Is very old to always use these photos as a weapon… sell your iphone, or whatever decide you uploaded this photo and fly yourself there and become a missionaire.

      • levlafayette

        Already spent a year working in the poorest country on the planet.

        I guess that’s part of the reason why I find the entire “don’t take things too seriously” cosmic joke approach to be only for those with a full belly who know where their next meal is coming from.

        • Percy Anun Ra

          I assume you mean you volunteer, as “working” means getting paid.

          A kid does not melt my heart more than an adult, who could me in the same misserable conditions. I care the same for kids in poverty that adults, and the whole “look at this poor kids” it is just a way to receive more donations, as main stream teaches that is sadder when a kid suffers… both the kid and the adult, do have a soul, and many adults (like kids) probably have the same resources. The kid is an innocent sufferer, hoping for the best, the adult, it is a realist suffered, who believes he is screwed for life, hence no hope.

          Both do have a soul as well.

          Sorry, usings kids is cynism. Show the country as a whole, with ALL living beings, not just human kids.

    • friendlyprogrammer

      If you focus on the bad you create bad. That is the evils of Christianity… they simply do not realize their every thought carries powers beyond their understanding…. If you think your daughter has moved into a dangerous neighborhood then that one thought (belief/focus/FAITH) can cause your daughter to be attacked or murdered…. You do not comprehend this.. that is sad… Everybody is a portion of the same god and we all live in the same collective mass consciousness…. Except Christians pollute our shared fishbowl imagination with hate. …..

      Tell me… When you see these childs do you imagine them growing up well educated and well fed? Chances are you do not and that is your folly. You do not realize our combined thoughts create reality…..

      If one of these children knew enough (or their parents… or YOU) chanted repeatedly “I have too much food”.. then they can create that reality….. You on the other hand are helping to create their impoverished reality based upon your own expectation/magik.

      Buddhism and Hinduism are now supported by science although they call it “The Simulation Hypothesis”

      You live many lifetimes… This is a group imagination and you are an idea or portion of that with your own identity and ego and as such will live forever…

      You choose your lifestyle prior to birth and some karma is satisfied by being born in unfortunate circumstances…. They can many obstacles with thought as magik does exist…

      PROOF: To prove what I just said walk outside and paint a cloud sky blue with your mind and watch as it slowly vanishes… it takes about 10 minutes with practice…

      This works because nothing is real and nobody holds expectations of a cloud..

      Try to dissolve a brick in the same manner and you will be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick….

      If you do that then you have performed a genuine miracle according to many… I’d call it simple magik… but you now know how to perform a miracle every day if you like… When you want to start moving past clouds… Then stop with the negative imagery and negativity….

    • monica

      Life as cosmic joke is a hard pill to swallow when you stare the harshest of this existence into face ! It’s hard to justify poverty !
      There comes a point in one’s life when we realize there is a higher Reality than this life, and this is a transient state only (birth, death, dreaming, waking, etc) this all passes, but Truth must be eternal and unchanging.
      Meditation is the door to this realization.

      We take life seriously (and do the work we’re called to do) while at same time, we must keep in mind that it is all passing, and that’s where the lightness of being comes in. Also, how can we expect to see the Whole picture, when we are caught in this play ourselves??
      Peace and compassion

      • zoe

        Exactly Monica, I have been a spiritual seeker and have learned much on my life journey, mostly through severe suffering. I found that God/ Consciousness/ Holy Spirit (whatever) IS there to guide and comfort with amazing signs and miraculous events. Now, at age 50, having survived (barely) and worked hard to overcome and trust God and build a safe, stable life for myself; I am able to look around and laugh at the absurdity of it all, but I can never forget the abject horror and fear that I went through and survived from childhood and young adulthood. And it was ONLY through hard work and seeking the TRUTH that I survived and overcame it all. The author of this article has a huge blind spot and is choosing to totally disregard this aspect of life, perhaps because he has never lived it. He should know that part of this life experience is that sometimes true HORRORS and NIGHTMARES are visited upon you for no seeming reason and can lead you to insanity and utter terror. The only way out is the HARD WORK of seeking TRUTH.

  • Maia

    I would say that Enlightenment is not a ‘joke’ at all. It is a serious change in a human’s Being and it is a renewed connection to Source which may cause someone to take one’s own life. And I for one have not been taught by any religion or human being on this subject but have been guided by an inner knowing from birth and connection to Self. And life as a ‘consciousness’ is ongoing.

    So if not to be taken seriously why to monks and others take their Selves into a ‘life of solitude’ instead of being in a family environment having a good laugh????

    • nhr215

      You missed the point. This article was meant exactly for people like you.

  • friendlyprogrammer

    Dang! This article is pretty bad. You think there is no life after death… I WILL PROVE TO YOU THAT YOU ARE IMMORTAL IN THIS TINY COMMENT….. YOU NEED TO STUDY THIS COMMENT AND LEARN FROM IT. Judeo-Christianity is nonsense. Science has proven we live in a simulation and that our past can be altered (Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser experiment).

    The Buddhist and Hindus and ancient Egyptians all say we live in a perfect and high definition imagination in which we are all a portion of..

    This is easy to prove.

    Simply walk outside and pick two fluffy white clouds.. Then paint one of them blue with your mind..

    The cloud will vanish completely and the control cloud will remain completely intact.

    This works because nobody has any notions about the solidity of a cloud… try to dissolve a brick using the same method and you will be up against the minds of everyone who has ever seen, heard of, or touched a brick.

    If you invite a friend to watch your new magik then they could pollute and/or cancel your magik.

    You may think this is too silly to even try… no skin off my nose… but it will work every single time … just make sure you do it alone to avoid skeptic pollution..

    If you do this 20 times in a row then you have performed 20 miracles/magik… How many miracles do you need to perform to convince you my words are true? Do that many… 100% PROOF YOU ARE IMMORTAL… from a single comment.

    We do live in a giant imagination…

    Even our time is not constant… If you are drowning in the ocean and are skeptic … you will drown… If you are drowning and believe in your own magik or a deity then your FAITH,EXPECTATION,BELIEF can cause a rescue…

    Suddenly three days ago (IN THE PAST)(IN THE PAST) a cruise ship and 3000 passengers get a “newer” weather report and alter course to rescue you… You could still be at home packing for your sailing trip the following day… and yet a cruise ship has already altered course to save you..

    Effect can and often does precede cause…. This is the basis for Hermetic magik (Which I teach).

    My book “The Savvy Sorcerer” has many lessons like these… try to do them and still doubt religion… You will live forever.

    Feel free to diss Judeo-Christianity because that is hard hosewallop for anyone to swallow, but when the Buddhists and Hindus (you know the blokes who brought us meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.) tell us we live inside a giant imagination for the past 9000 years… they were right..

    If you do the cloud busting experiment alone… then you will a) perform an authentic miracle/magik… and b) you prove that you are living inside an imagination where your imagination has influence.

    I was raised by freemasons and taught magik my entire life. I have seen more authentic miracles than most anyone.

    I have offered you proof… It is up to you to try or not try.
    It is so easy to melt a cloud, and even the worst novice should be able.

    I teach REAL magik… and you have just learned enough to alter your religion forever (unless you are Buddhist, Hindu, Hermetic, Wiccan already…)…. Please consider this comment well. I have given proof that you are a god which is not so bad once you get used to it. You can consciously create your reality.

    Wayne Hilborn (author of “The Savvy Sorcerer”)

    • PopaTheDudeAlex

      ehm, dude.. you might be right, but we are immortal simply because we are not meant to die. all that religion is, is the fear of something that does not exist, making it real and reaching out to it. this “God” is our greatest enemy, the only concept that can ruin our species. also, the fear of dying projects your mind into a pre defined future at the end of which you (you guessed it) DIE. =)) lmao

      • friendlyprogrammer

        Yes. Worry and fear cause all the things to worry and fear about. This is conscious creation 101. However; this also means every old lady worried about her grandchildren is committing evil against them in a psychic attack… Our natural instincts are not compatible with our reality. Yes. Fear based religions are very bad for this reason. A good way to think of yourself in spiritual terms is to think of yourself as totally imaginary like a cartoon person. Even your past and memories can change to fit the present. Namaste

      • James Herschell Gilbert III

        Every religion says we are immortal and can’t die. Every religion speaks of what happens when we leave this world. This is the common ground that all religions share.

        • PopaTheDudeAlex

          Yes ’cause otherwise we’d get overpopulated by idiots so they had to find a joke about other worlds that could be unlocked when we die.. We can transcend through realities while still alive, I don’t see any reason not to connect my brain to a larger system and try that instead of killing myself.
          [……..] Behold, the unknown power of the right hemisphere….
          Religion is, oh my god, rather futile.

    • Brokenprototype

      We do not live in a simulated world,
      We are the simulator! Hence, we are the simulation and the simulator, simultaneously.

      Let’s imagine that consciousness is a child -which represents all of us- and energy is the child’s toy. In practice – not theoretically- both are inseparable.

      – Joystick

    • Tyagi

      Gosh. For the immortal magician, you, it’s taking load of words to try to make your magik work! And it still seems far away 🙂

      Boy…why are folks taking the article too seriously! Hehe…

      It does hit the core, and that doesn’t mean that the pain of life is going away or it will vanish. Just. Be. Who. You. Are. And…take it easy.

      • friendlyprogrammer

        My magik works fine. I teach it. You can learn it for free as I teach it for free. My books cost money out of necessity as Amazon does not like publishing free books for some strange reason… I may argue about the science of how it works, but I have NO problems getting magik to work… In fact you are magik now. Your every thought dictates your reality.

        I teach this for free and am starting a Youtube Channel and other various venues including blogging.

        Conscious creators realize that worry and fear is what is causing all the evil in the world.. simply by giving them thought.

        If you are simply against Conscious creation then my facebook post below might be of interest… I am not going to argue here further as I was having fun with a mad skeptic, but I normally deal with students.

        Even Oprah Winfrey quit her show to teach moden magik mostly full time. She tells how she has known of conscious creation since the 80’s … See her interview on larry king (youtube – secret/oprah/larry).

        I would not expect a skeptical person to understand or even bother to try or research. So I really do not know why Im responding… except to say my magik is fine.

        https://www.facebook.com/The-Savvy-Sorcerer-Book-925558560893290/?fref=nf

        • James Herschell Gilbert III

          Add I said earlier. I spend much of my time looking at clouds. ..hours on ends. Not once have I ever caused a cloud to become nonexistent. The flow of air all around them will manipulate a clouds shape, but that’s science. Nothing on earth can just simple make one vanish without a trace you lunatic.

          • friendlyprogrammer

            It should be fairly clear that my belief is opposite to yours so I can truly say without a single doubt that it is you who is the lunatic. I must actually pity you for your weak understanding and ability. Maybe your soul is too immature and you are not meant for awakening. I feel sorry for you because you think you will die and your story will end. How sad your life must be.

            Honestly; how could I view it any other way?

          • Ricky

            Wow how could u right that

    • James Herschell Gilbert III

      Tried it a dozen times over. I stare at clouds as often as possible and never once have I been able to make a cloud disappear. Maybe if I tried the drugs you’re on I’ll imagine that I can manipulate the heavens, but only then.

  • DemonSeedius

    A few years ago, I took 2C-T-2, a psychedelic drug, with a friend. It was the first time for my friend and I told him he would laugh a lot because he would realise about “the cosmic joke”. We laughed, laughed and laughed. That cosmic joke is so much fun!

  • RonInToronto

    I’m 60+ and people around me tell me that I need to start thinking about what I’m going to do when I grow up. They say that I can’t keep treating the world as an ongoing joke, and I’ve got to start taking it seriously.
    Oh, I don’t know. I see no rush. Maybe in another 20 years I’ll be closer to having to start thinking about being a grown up… but until then, I bask in the fun & ridiculousness of this planet/universe with childish joy.

    Maybe I learned a while back that the sound of Om is the universe laughing at me behind my back….

  • Brokenprototype

    All things and situations in the world are subject to change and transformation,
    and so are their images.

    It is only change that is at work here!

    ~ The Cyborg Cat

  • irv

    Fucken Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nhr215

    Laughter is great, but this article is not. The blogger stresses repeatedly that “all traditions” and “all teachers” share this viewpoint and exclusively cites buddhist teachings. This is truly on article on buddhist philosophy. As a result its a simplistic and trite.

  • Kathleen Koblensky

    yes its a laughing matter………i am laughing my ass off….at the clown fest of our governments….and all of their HIGH TREASON PLAYERS……i am rolling on the floor with laughter……and i am serious…….the joke is LAYING HEAVY ON THE LIARS——–I THINK I WILL SING IT…….LIARS LIARS YOU PANTS ARE ON FIRE…….YOUR TONGUES ARE LONGER THAN THE TELEPHONE WIRES FEEL THE VIBE?????????????

  • zoe

    I am tempted to agree with the author, however I cannot forget MY LIFE journey, which has taught something slightly different. I have been a spiritual seeker and have learned much on my life journey, mostly through severe suffering. I found that God/ Consciousness/ Holy Spirit (whatever) name you want to use) IS there to guide and comfort us with amazing signs and miraculous events. Now, at age 50, having survived (barely) and worked hard to overcome and trust God and build a safe, stable life for myself; I am able to look around and laugh at the absurdity of it all, but I can never forget the abject horror and fear that I went through and survived from childhood and young adulthood. And it was ONLY through hard work and seeking the TRUTH that I survived and overcame it all. The author of this article has a huge blind spot and is choosing to totally disregard this aspect of life, perhaps because he has never lived it. He should know that part of this life experience is that sometimes true HORRORS and NIGHTMARES are visited upon you for no seeming reason and can lead you into insanity and utter terror. The only way out is HARD WORK of seeking TRUTH. I would propose the ultimate reality of Life/ Existence/ God/ Consciousness and the PRECURSOR to all beauty, creatiivity, reason and yes, LAUGHTER is LOVE.

  • twittetr

    Its called Mindfulness. This article is filled with generic hippie drivel. Look up Search Inside Yourself. There is a system to this.

  • Deepak Soni

    What is left to say except HA HA HA….love you all

  • Charmane DuPree

    Hail Eris 😉

  • Ben Ihloff

    To laugh AT those on a spiritual journey of awakening to themselves is the unconscious, insecure ego reinforcing its enormity by comparing itself to the perceived littleness of others (duality). To laugh WITH those that have arrived in an awakened state back where the started is pure joy and the meaning of awakening to Love. This laughter illuminates the darkness.

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