f we agree that there are eternal mathematical truths then the question... moref we agree that there are eternal mathematical truths then the question arises how many are there..the answer will be either some finite number or infinite.A sum such as 1+1=2 is an eternal truth and there are an infinite number of such sums.If you study the diagram closely, it may take a while to appreciate it but there are 27 possible trinary permutations over 3 places.:
Look closely:there are 27 geometric features of the cube: 8 corners, 12 edges, 6 faces and 1 center, 27 in total.Of the 27 permutations there are exactly 8 with no 'dot' (in this case). There are exactly 12 permutations with one dot and there are exactly 6 with 2 dots. Then there is only one with all dots.So we can see that interestingly there is a direct one to one correlation between the 27 permutations and the 27 geometric features of the cube.Now the same relationship holds true for each of the infinite series of n-dimensional hypercubes with a corresponding set of trinary permutations.There already we have 2 examples of... less
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Beliefs are somewhat hierarchical in that slight errors in very abstract... moreBeliefs are somewhat hierarchical in that slight errors in very abstract concepts can be the crooked foundation for more concrete everyday beliefs.Although most people like to think they are rational there are often personal blind spots and inner biases.It can be hard to convince people of certain truths when those truths seem to be contradicting more abstract semi-conscious beliefs.So to help align people towards truth I put an initial focus on the transcendental nature of mathematical truths.Once understood this then becomes a sound foundation for later stages.The infinite number of mathematical truths was not created by any god, big bang or human mind. Such truths cannot be any other way and are intrinsic to Reality.Some people confuse our mathematical conceptual language 'maps' with the pre-existing mathematical 'territory'.Mathematical and geometric truths such as that there can only be 5 platonic solids etc determine how atoms can be arranged in space for example and was clearly true before... less
2 qualities of advanced spirituality: to have unshakable peace but also to... more2 qualities of advanced spirituality: to have unshakable peace but also to be merciful and compassionate.
I think that the virtues are a very important subject. The many problems... moreI think that the virtues are a very important subject. The many problems and evils in the world are like branches. When some are tackled and cut down they keep growing back in some form or another. Why? It is because the root is missed. The root of all the problems/evils is in the character of individuals.Many years ago I made some discoveries about the virtues and I wondered if the esoteric schools had this knowledge in their later degrees for example. In my understanding we should not just accept the various lists of virtues around the world as having intrinsic logic and truth. Do they reveal the inner structure and nature of the virtues or are they little more than random lists? This needs vigorous investigation.Imagine if we were talking about the chemical elements. Would a scientist be satisfied with an incomplete or random list of the chemical elements? Would he be satisfied with saying that the number of substances are countless?Or that all is one energy in different patterns?Yes there is some... less
Thanks Andrew, wise and helpful words.I agree with pathlessness and that... moreThanks Andrew, wise and helpful words.I agree with pathlessness and that we are already and ever the unborn. This is a profound teaching. However I have spoken to some individuals in the past who claim that they are enlightened and are clearly under the sway of ego. As they believe this teaching on an intellectual level they believe that they do not need to do do any spiritual work for example. They will even be happy to eat meat or turn a blind eye to cruel conditions because 'everything is an illusion' or empty etc. So it seems to me on one hand that there is a kind of spiritual trap whereby the ego tricks people into a kind of spiritual laziness whilst still craving/having defilements/false ego.On the other hand there are people who fall into the opposite spiritual trap of 'ever improving'/'ever evolving'. Again the ego has ticked the person into an attitude where it will continue on unchallenged.
In my view these 2 spiritual traps are caused by a bias/misunderstanding regarding... less
Thanks JD, I appreciate your contributions to the forums. I agree we... moreThanks JD, I appreciate your contributions to the forums. I agree we should be prepared too defend ourselves or others. I reccomend even those who consider themselves complete pacifists to at least train in evasion and blocking for example. I also argue that great skill can defeat someone without injuring them. Greater mastery equals greater control. We must keep our motives pure and only fight when necessary. My motto is that good people should become more powerful and powerful people should become more good. Namaste JB less
Good work Skip. I like the sound of your range of services. Feel free... moreGood work Skip. I like the sound of your range of services. Feel free to post some articles here if you get the chance as well as responding to others. JD is Native American also hopefully you can connect up and have a chat. Cheers, James
Hi JD,A great post cheers. I think this short article is in harmony with... moreHi JD,A great post cheers. I think this short article is in harmony with some of your insights:
https://www.virtuescience.com/meaning.html
what do you think?
I would say that although experiential truth is changable and has to do with our own projections from within actual and absolute truth is unchanging. For example 2+2 will always equal 4 and that is not reliant on our thoughts about it, rather it is transcendent/pre-existent.
My work is to uncover how many 'elemental' basic projections there are from which all other such projections are generated via combination just as a small alphabet of letters can form countless words.
How to people become entrenched in belief and have a resistance to truth?Best Wishes,JB less
Hi JD, I do not think there is any question of the native culture being an... moreHi JD, I do not think there is any question of the native culture being an evil cult. The native way is much morenatural and in harmony with the Earth. It is the Western factory farming that is depraved and evil putting profit ahead of the animal's wellbeing. As you may have seen from the hidden videos bravely smuggled out of slaughter houses by animal rights activists.. we see many cruel practices taking place on top of the inherent cruelty in say taking a young animal from its mother and murdering it.As I have heard from certain psychics such places are like dark energy generators that pollute the psychic atmosphere. Such areas attract predator/astral extities that feed off the fear and life energies emenating from the animals before and during their death.
To hunt in the wild for survival of self and family, honoring the animals as much as possible has often been necessary and so is quite justified in such circumstances.
However do we know the *really ancient history* of the peoples of... less
This Forum is especially for those passionate about the truth and are... moreThis Forum is especially for those passionate about the truth and are willing to debate it. Whist each individual should be respected: beliefs can and should be challenged.
Showing someone where their belief is contradictory/in error is an act of compassion. To get the best use out of this Forum we should be humble and somewhat open minded so that we can at least entertain the idea other viewpoints may be currently more accurate than our own.
Be patient with those who you explaining your points, evidence and examples to but on the other hand it is alright to point out if they are ignoring or otherwise dodging. Patience is needed on both sides as it can take time to find a shared terminology and agreed upon definitions.Those who have debated with people in the past are aware of the many slippery distraction tactics that people use to avoid what they may (consciously or deep down) consider as defeat in an argument. Actually we benefit greatly if we are helped to a more accurate view of Reality... less
f we agree that there are eternal mathematical truths then the... moref we agree that there are eternal mathematical truths then the question arises how many are there..the answer will be either some finite number or infinite.A sum such as 1+1=2 is an eternal truth and there are an infinite number of such sums.If you study the diagram closely, it may take a while to appreciate it but there are 27 possible trinary permutations over 3 places.:
Look closely:there are 27 geometric features of the cube: 8 corners, 12 edges, 6 faces and 1 center, 27 in total.Of the 27 permutations there are exactly 8 with no 'dot' (in this case). There are exactly 12 permutations with one dot and there are exactly 6 with 2 dots. Then there is only one with all dots.So we can see that interestingly there is a direct one to one correlation between the 27 permutations and the 27 geometric features of the cube.Now the same relationship holds true for each of the infinite series of n-dimensional hypercubes with a corresponding set of trinary permutations.There already we have 2 examples of... less
Beliefs are somewhat hierarchical in that slight errors in very... moreBeliefs are somewhat hierarchical in that slight errors in very abstract concepts can be the crooked foundation for more concrete everyday beliefs.Although most people like to think they are rational there are often personal blind spots and inner biases.It can be hard to convince people of certain truths when those truths seem to be contradicting more abstract semi-conscious beliefs.So to help align people towards truth I put an initial focus on the transcendental nature of mathematical truths.Once understood this then becomes a sound foundation for later stages.The infinite number of mathematical truths was not created by any god, big bang or human mind. Such truths cannot be any other way and are intrinsic to Reality.Some people confuse our mathematical conceptual language 'maps' with the pre-existing mathematical 'territory'.Mathematical and geometric truths such as that there can only be 5 platonic solids etc determine how atoms can be arranged in space for example and was clearly true before... less
2 qualities of advanced spirituality: to have unshakable peace... more2 qualities of advanced spirituality: to have unshakable peace but also to be merciful and compassionate.
I think that the virtues are a very important subject. The many... moreI think that the virtues are a very important subject. The many problems and evils in the world are like branches. When some are tackled and cut down they keep growing back in some form or another. Why? It is because the root is missed. The root of all the problems/evils is in the character of individuals.Many years ago I made some discoveries about the virtues and I wondered if the esoteric schools had this knowledge in their later degrees for example. In my understanding we should not just accept the various lists of virtues around the world as having intrinsic logic and truth. Do they reveal the inner structure and nature of the virtues or are they little more than random lists? This needs vigorous investigation.Imagine if we were talking about the chemical elements. Would a scientist be satisfied with an incomplete or random list of the chemical elements? Would he be satisfied with saying that the number of substances are countless?Or that all is one energy in different patterns?Yes there is some... less
This Forum is especially for those passionate about the truth... moreThis Forum is especially for those passionate about the truth and are willing to debate it. Whist each individual should be respected: beliefs can and should be challenged.
Showing someone where their belief is contradictory/in error is an act of compassion. To get the best use out of this Forum we should be humble and somewhat open minded so that we can at least entertain the idea other viewpoints may be currently more accurate than our own.
Be patient with those who you explaining your points, evidence and examples to but on the other hand it is alright to point out if they are ignoring or otherwise dodging. Patience is needed on both sides as it can take time to find a shared terminology and agreed upon definitions.Those who have debated with people in the past are aware of the many slippery distraction tactics that people use to avoid what they may (consciously or deep down) consider as defeat in an argument. Actually we benefit greatly if we are helped to a more accurate view of Reality... less
When I was a child I thought that ancient pyramids where... moreWhen I was a child I thought that ancient pyramids where exclusively of Egyptian origin.
Now I realize that that there are many pyramid structures around the world in places like China and maybe even in Europe although some of these claims have a question mark over them.
Personally I am a believer in sacred geometry and 'shape power' and am open minded about many possibilities.
I would be interested in your theories on the nature and purpose of the ancient pyramids.
Many Thanks, James
I recommend this book as a "cure for lean purses" and as an... moreI recommend this book as a "cure for lean purses" and as an interesting read also.
Here is the full audiobook free on youtube and a link to the paperback book on amazon.
The Richest Man in Babylon (Amazon Link)
It is written mainly in story form set in ancient Babylon. The principles still apply just as much today.
Another example of timeless principles which are based on the unchanging laws of nature. Great
Hi everyone, I am researching martial art/self defense moves... moreHi everyone, I am researching martial art/self defense moves which are simultaneously attacking and defending.
Do you have any insights/info on this? Which martial art focuses on this tactic the best?
Both these videos are Wing Chun based:
This video seems to focus more on the potential short comings of the 2 handed variations:
which are a start but not exactly what I am looking for.
I have also heard that original Okinawan Karate employs simultaneous attack and defense moves in real combat. Any other martial art that has gone indepth with this?
I love to put things into categories to help me understand them and to make sure I have not missed anything. So when considering simultaneous attack and defense moves I separate one arm techniques from the 2 handed variations. So now we have narrowed down the category we can ask questions such as: how many such one armed attack and defense moves are there? I have discovered a few myself and am working on more and to refine the ones I am already aware... less
Check out myDatabase of Number Meanings
I have created a... moreCheck out myDatabase of Number Meanings
I have created a separate page for each of the first couple of thousand numbers and have collected and organized mathematical, esoteric, other facts and trivia for each one.
Do you have any number facts or trivia to add to the database? Or maybe some other comments or suggestions about the database?
Best Wishes,
James
Courage is one of the most fundamental virtues for developing in our inner life, as it allows us to live fully and accomplish our purposes in the world. Courage is what enables us to move through our fears and achieve our aims with determination. Wi...
How many times have you thought “Its hopeless”, “Im ugly”, “There is no point”? If as I suspect it is often, then you are among the majority that have suffered or are still suffering from negative thoughts.&...
James BartonStill working on the site, trying to resolve some software bugs with the developers. Things seem to be progressing bit by bit. Thanks everyone for joining.
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Thanks for the welcome and yet another place of sharing of positively focused views and wisdoms. And congratulations Enchanted Grove has shown to be very kind caring and informative.
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Thanks for the welcome and yet another place of sharing of positively focused views and wisdoms. And congratulations Enchanted Grove has shown to be very kind caring and informative.
Dare to see ME as I AM – infinite – unfathomable – unimaginable – indefinable! Can you see ME? Or will you create yet another finite form – an idol – an image – a symbol – a living Guru – a deity – a name – a concept? Right from the ancient magical era of stone age to post-modern world; concepts after concepts have been created, ideas and idols have been created to ‘represent’ THAT I AM. But none – none can come even closer to who I AM in reality. None can ever fathom ME – nor even imagine ME.
But that doesn’t stop you from daring to keep your eyes wide open and trying your best to see ME as IT IS, as seen by the ‘lens’ of a tiny ME. It is not only very interesting and exciting, but also very evolutionary to dare to see ME naked – with no pre-defined forms or concepts in the mind – as if a child looks high above into the vast empty sky for the first time and trying to ‘get it’. How big – vast – infinite and beautiful IT... less