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Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business
"Imagine you’re a surgeon about to perform a delicate, difficult, lengthy and ultimately risky operation, and that you could substantially improve your patient’s chances of survival by safely taking a pill that would increase your wakefulness, mental acuity, perceptiveness and ability to stay focused.

If the pill really were that effective, and if it really had so few side effects, would it be a fait accompli that you should take it? Should you now have to take this pill to give your patients the best chance of recovery and survival? And would you be negligent – perhaps even reckless – if you didn’t take it?

When we are asked about whether we oughtto enhance ourselves – and whether we would be responsible for any bad consequences and held responsible under the law if we don’t – it’s much less obvious that the answer should automatically be “yes”."
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9 days ago by dandv
Freedom Is The Only Thing - Siddha Performance
We are imprisoned by our attachment to the self.

Our likes, our dislikes, our thoughts about the way things should be, our demands, our cravings, our beliefs, our opinions, our siding with this group or that, and so on . . .

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Understand this: Your most powerful drive is the drive to be Free.

What we seek first and foremost is Freedom from all problems.

The drive for success is itself a drive for freedom from the problem of being unsuccessful.

All things are reactionary.
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12 days ago by bekishore
Unthinkable - Siddha Performance
Because greater than 99 percent of thought is a tire stuck in mud. It is a spinning of the wheels. It is a circular loop. It is a needle stuck on the record player.
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12 days ago by bekishore
Achieve This. And You Will Become God - Siddha Performance
It is like the cartoon of the man who has destroyed his entire house after numerous failed attempts at swatting a fly.

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Why do those who achieve it, achieve it?

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I will Not enter down the road of modeling the behaviors of successful people. For success is a product of non-negotiable visions more than it is a product of behaviors.

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Thought-Freedom is not freedom of thought. It is the freedom to think only when you want to think. And the ability to have Silence of Mind when you are not thinking.

Thought-Freedom is to have Silence as your default state. And thinking as a voluntary and utilitarian act.

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When you need the car, you drive it. When you don’t need it, it doesn’t drive keep driving around the block. It sits quiet and still in the garage.

If you were to live in Thought-Freedom, you would have thoughts Only when you wanted to have them. Thought would become utilitarian. It would be a tool. And thus you would only Think when you needed to think. Thus you would have all the great thoughts and ideas, without the noise.

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There are great ideas coming at you every minute. But you only hear them once in a blue moon. And this is because they are drowned out by the mental chatter. The noise. The constant stream of involuntary thought. The tape-recorder.

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It has been said, “All of man’s ills arise from his inability to be still.”

But what has not been said is, “The inability to sit still is the result of the greatest disease of mankind: Involuntary Thought.”

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Put succinctly, if you train yourself to achieve Thought-Freedom, you become a living, breathing God.

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What I’ve given you in this discourse is the actual fine print underlying Enlightenment, Moksha, Nirvana, Samadhi, Freedom, Peace, Bliss, and Liberation.

Become trained to do this, and you get all of the above for free.

Simply put . . . This is the only thing we must achieve. For upon achieving this one thing, all needs, desires, pains, and miseries vanish.

And one becomes a living god.

Namaste.
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13 days ago by bekishore
How ATMAMUN Will Awaken You To The Glory Of Existence - Siddha Performance
His existence is such that he lives his entire day within a cocoon of ceaseless thought. The mind rambles endlessly. It produces thoughts. Thoughts produce feelings. And man reacts to those feelings.
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15 days ago by bekishore
LessWrong 2.0
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15 days ago by e2b
Taking the bias out of decisions | SAMI Consulting
By developing a futures model which does not include the problem but
includes the consequences of the problem, in such a context that it is the
potential future outcomes that matter, the model seems to allow a freedom
of  thought  which  is  genuinely  productive. 
18 days ago by gitteheij
知識の伝承より、気持ちの伝染: 心のうち
学問というものは、伝承よりは、おもしろがることで伝染するものだろう
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5 weeks ago by oratnin
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6 weeks ago by Spark

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