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What does it mean to know thyself?

 
 
Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 04:43 am
Do you know yourself?
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mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 09:09 am
@A Lyn Fei,
Hi A Lyn!

Yes.

Have a brilliant day!
xxx
Mark...
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Fido
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 12:17 pm
@A Lyn Fei,
A Lyn Fei wrote:

Do you know yourself?
What it means is to turn off the lights and get acquainted in the biblical sense... And no; I don't know myself... I know this fat clown pretending to be me, but as long as he pays the bills I don't mind having him around...
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:15 am
To know thyself is to first accept the person that you are. Second, to understand the boundaries of your mind, body, heart and soul. Finally to realize that these boundaries are created solely by you.

When a complete understanding and acceptance of the self occurs, you know thyself.
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fresco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:36 am
@A Lyn Fei,
This adage invites entry to an observation level distanced from everyday relationships. It suggests we can transcend our conditioning, our inconsistencies and our self-deceptions.
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 12:12 pm
fresco wrote:
It suggests we can transcend our conditioning, our inconsistencies and our self-deceptions.

Well, we can try. But when you think you are succeeding, something happens that make you feel like the years you spent at it were wasted.
fresco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 01:12 pm
@Francis,
Correct ! As soon as "the you succeeding" appears, the level has been lost.
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 04:22 pm
@A Lyn Fei,
I think so yes.

But am I prone to forgetting myself?
Yes I am prone to a very bad memory.
My short term is especially terrible,
I wonder if it has anything to do with my dyslexia?


I may know myself pretty well but I still have not finished teaching or learning from or towards myself either.
In terms of scale there may be so much more for my self to become that I may have to say I don't know myself because there is just so much yet to be.

What does it mean to know my thyself?
Predictability, I can rely on myself.
Judgementality, I can trust myself.
Subjectivity, I can question myself.
Objectivity, I can answer myself.
Impressionability, I can doubt myself.
Solidarity, I can believe myself.
Joviality, I can laugh with, at, for myself.
Miserability, I can cry with, at, for myself.
Futility, I can despise myself.
Humility, I can respect myself.
Discriminatory, I can understand myself.
Appreciatory, I can enjoy and like myself.
Dispensatory, I can treat and trick myself.
Reciprocatory, I can feast and fast myself.
Imaginative, I can dream and colour myself.
Conformative, I can dissolution and fade myself.
Distributing, I can follow and Write myself.
Revoking, I can avoid and censor myself.
Alerting, I can arouse and worry myself.
Sedating, I can deflate and calm myself.
Alarming, I can scare and worry myself.
Disarming, I can Shore and still myself.
Instigation, I can enlist and excite myself.
Cessation, I can resist and desist myself.
Sensory, I can feel and numb myself.
Condemnatory, I can hate myself.
Humanity, I can love myself.
Creation;
I can save myself.
I can damn myself.
I can harm myself.
I can heal myself.
I can adopt myself.
I can divorce myself.
I can kill myself.
I can defeat myself.
I can succeed myself.
I can birth myself.
I can succeed myself.
I can defeat myself.
I can win myself.
I can lose myself.
You can love me.
I can love you.

(sorry but not, this got away from me a little)


I would ask also;
Are you the person who knows you best?

Does knowing your self better mean you can know others better?

Can you know other self better than know thyself?
sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 04:28 pm
@Fido,
Fido wrote:

A Lyn Fei wrote:

Do you know yourself?
What it means is to turn off the lights and get acquainted in the biblical sense... And no; I don't know myself... I know this fat clown pretending to be me, but as long as he pays the bills I don't mind having him around...

Do you mean to say you know your self enough to know how little of the self there is to know?
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A Lyn Fei
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 09:13 pm
@sometime sun,
Thanks Sun,

I am not sure if I am the person who knows me best. I would say it is dependent on the me that matters. In my opinion, there are many people within a person. Not in the layer analogy about onions sense. Rather there is one me for every person who sees me, knows me, thinks of me, and of course all of the mes that I know of myself. The essence of all of those "mes" has to be "something" but I don't believe we can know that something as we are so far removed from it.

Which one of these "mes" is the most important? Probably the one that the person who loves me most sees.

*_-

A Lyn
sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 09:40 pm
@A Lyn Fei,
Which is why it is so important to at least attempt to love thy self before loving another for their self.
How will you ever trust their love of thy if you don't trust thyself?

All my best,
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anonymous6059
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2010 09:51 am
@A Lyn Fei,
What is meant seems to be to know the underlying processes of the individuals actions. To know why you do what you do. However, this seems to be impossible in some respects since so much is subconscious.
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