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While doing some internet searching i stumbled upon this video, and it changed the way of how I thought the world works.

When Mooji says

All these things are in your head.The water is wet. The air is fresh. All these things can happen in your dream. So, what makes this one more real?

After I heard that I kinda just thought to myself “Aha well, okay then.” I’ve never looked at my dreams in that way before. I always believed that it was just a normal occurrence, not as a separate state. I don’t know if I heard this guy speak and I just wanted to believe the things he said, because I like the way it sounds or what. But I’m compelled now to think this is what happens.

My original thoughts on this subject was that everything is in your head. Just because it makes sense. Because no two people will live the same life, or experience the a event the same. It’s thecat little things in life that makes us different from other people, or even other peoples perceptions of the world. I’m glad I found this video of Mooji talking because it not only described what I thought but added so much more to it.

And for the picture of the cat, I had a dream about talking cats so maybe I was in a world where cat’s and humans could interact, and that would be the best kind of world ever.

I can’t not think about the idea of us living in more then just one state. How do we know that what Mooji said isn’t true? What if day in and day out we are always in some world, buts its not always the same world.

How do we know when we go to “sleep” were not drifting into another dream state? or is that us actually waking up?

 

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  1. bryanjack says:

    Hi Devin,

    Thanks for the introduction to Moojiji’s ideas on experience and the imagination – I don’t know if he’s come up before in the Philosophy course, but many of his ideas have run across popular discussions, especially in metaphysics.

    I have a few questions, though. Do you agree that because a statement like “the water is wet” can exist both in the mind and in an external reality, each occupies an equivalent status of existence? In other words, is there any difference between perceiving something (or witnessing it) and imagining something (and thus creating it in our minds?)

    Something that may come to bear on the discussion you are having is the degree to which anything we believe exists actually does. Whether in the mind or our surrounding environments, there are limitations to what we can ultimately know, something a few of your classmates are similarly wrestling with. Avery’s post makes a distinction by way of mathematics that I had never considered, that “that mathematical objects (such as 3 and π) exist, are non-spatiotemporal, and were discovered as opposed to created by humans” (http://philosophy.talons43.ca/2014/11/03/mathematical-platonism-eat-some-delicious-pi/).

    Following with this theory, we might envision a boundary between distinct classifications of ‘things’ at this juncture: that mathematical objects could be “discovered, as opposed to created by humans.” The world we hold onto in our minds – or experience in dreams – is something apart from things we might discover in the world, is it not?

    Thanks for your post!

    Mr. J

     

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