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Art and beauty

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“Beauty doesn’t have any meaning whatsoever.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“If you go in the direction of what you think is beautiful, your life will become narrower and narrower.” — John Cage

 

 

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March 11th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

a tremendous waste of human potential

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundalini_syndrome

Bentov went so far as to speculate:

The psychological symptoms tend to mimic schizophrenia. It is very likely, therefore, that such individuals may be diagnosed as schizophrenics and be either institutionalized or given very drastic and unwarranted treatment. It is ironic that persons in whom the evolutionary processes of Nature have begun to operate more rapidly, and who can be considered as advanced mutants of the human race, are institutionalized as subnormal by their normal peers. I dare to guess, on the basis of discussions with my psychiatrist-friends, that this process is not as exotic and rare as one would like to believe, and possibly 25 to 30 percent of all institutionalized schizophenics belong to this category – a tremendous waste of human potential. It is my hope that as the material presented here gradually reaches the more open-minded physicians and psychotherapists, and as the syndrome described becomes more widely known, nontraumatic methods of dealing with these symptoms will be developed, methods that will not stop but slow down and control the rate at which the evolutionary process is progressing, thus allowing the patients to develop at a safe, acceptable rate and to function normally in everyday environment.
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October 24th, 2012 at 8:27 am

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symptoms of having lost one’s sanity

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Atheism in Hinduism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dharmakirti, a 7th century Buddhist philosopher deeply influenced by c?rv?ka philosophy, wrote in Pramanvartik:[13]

Believing that the Veda are standard (holy or divine), believing in a Creator for the world,
Bathing in holy waters for gaining punya, having pride (vanity) about one’s caste,
Performing penance to absolve sins,
Are the five symptoms of having lost one’s sanity.

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April 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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