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deepstrasz

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I've been listening to Jordan Bernt Peterson's Biblical Series recently and it inspired me to write some incoherent babble on consciousness, dualism and choice.
I've also drawn some drops of inspiration from Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus.

Suns are one of the fundamental forms of wisdom, enlightenment, primitive, material and inorganic consciousness. Stars generate heat, they are the antithesis of antimatter which is the absence of being. It is true that they are not eternal, if we don’t judge by human life span standards, but in reality, they are, even when their fuel runs out and they die, no, forever slumber, remaining as a testament of their role, existential worth, of the universe’s evolution until then and beyond. Sadly, not all stars are like our friendly, yet sometimes radiation burst scorning sun. A star’s journey starts in the unknown and it is a product of a collective force. During its life it feeds on every molecular dust it can get its suction power on. If at one point there’s nothing more to assimilate, it turns into a longing brown dwarf slowly dying out, rummaging its own thoughts, hoping that something will pass by to further its existence. Or perhaps, it is content with the information it gathered over time and lives its last days in involuntary ignorance. Those stars that are born in a rich environment engulf all there is in their way gaining mass. Some, take in all there is around them without any concern to what their gluttony could generate. They grow and grow and become brighter and brighter until one day they become blind to their extravagance and become a burning danger to their celestial neighbours. Furthermore, their pride reaches such heights as their ultimate fate leads to an explosive collapse called a supernova. In their unconscious lavishness, they damage both their integrity and that of the space bodies around. However, their destructive path does not end with that. If they retain part of themselves, they turn into a neutron star, a shallow, smaller shadow of themselves which continues to reassimilate anything in its path and
holds it so egotistically close that, in its unrestrained mannerism, it will eventually fall so deep deteriorating into a black hole, the eternal prison of itself from which nothing curious of it will escape when it comes by, not even the light of the brightest star. This can also be the direct result of a giant star’s explosive degradation. Black holes, as far as the order seeking universe is concerned, are the materialization of destructive chaos, of the return to unconscious primordial unity, nothingness. Unfortunately for celestial bodies, they cannot realize their misdeeds although they would have so much time to do it.
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The universal program is flawless but not perfect. Its rules make sure of its constant and flexibly hardcoded development. The ordering of chaos gives birth to imperfect symmetry. We can see this in the landscape of planets, radiation emissions of stars, shape of meteors, the way celestial bodies are spread out on the sky. Plants of the same species do not look the same, they come in all sorts of shapes and colours. Similarly, animals are made of sides imperfectly mirroring each other. The skin pattern of one palm is not the same with the one of the other. The breast on one side doesn’t have the same shape and size as its pair. One side of the body is better developed than the other depending on the dominant hemisphere. Not everything is mirrored. For instance, the liver and spleen have no counterparts. Their structure might follow the same universal organizing patterns and both have analogous blood vessels but their function is rather dramatically distinct. We could consider them mirroring each other in terms of anatomical position. The pancreas, however, is a singular organ, as well as the heart and duodenum. Unlike the bladder which is centered and basically symmetrical, the pancreas’ position and orientation don’t fit the same criteria as the bladder. But if its orientation was vertical and it had been centered in the upper abdomen, then it would have made the interior of the abdomen a much more symmetrical place. Taken solely, the pancreas is much like any organism or thing by its own, imperfectly symmetrical. The human, and generally any biological body, looks more symmetrical outside than inside. Similarly, planets are almost spherical but their landscape is a mess. The reason for this might be that the ordering happens according to a mix between the Fibonacci sequence, golden ratio and chaos theory. The universe is mathematics and could be seen much like a computer simulation. [...]
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Polytheism might have seemed pluralistic but its cosmogonical foundation was dualistic. Monotheism reduced the number of deities considerably to one or two and put the emphasis on humanity which was regarded as both good and evil, an impure mix between the primordial forces of the universe. The Jainists were possibly the first near atheistic religious philosophy and although they did not believe in a creator god, they were theistic through the arihants, who achieved moksha, transcending beyond the illusory material world to the real spiritual or immaterial world. Those could have been regarded as prophets but Jain texts also spoke of entities called devas living in the Jain heaven which were also seen in Buddhism, and in Zoroastrianism they only took a negative role comparable to pre-Islamic jinni and fallen angels in Judaism and Christianity. As the Buddhists, Jainists also practiced statue idolatry, a thing later spread to Christianity through icons and Catholic sculptures. The karma in Indian religions is analogous to the Zoroastrian druj, the Judaic chaotic deviation from Yahweh’s orderly path and the Christian sin. Mazdayasna texts tell of the dualistic good and evil forces, Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu, which gain power in the universe based on how humans act. Nirvana is reached in Buddhism combating any form of attachment to things regardless of their material or immaterial nature. In Judaism, humanity lost its blissfulness after being informed by the snake on how to gain awareness from
the Tree of Knowledge and thereafter had to struggle on their own, with the guidance of Yahweh however, else they would have lost favour and ceased to exist as a nation. The Judaic God was regarded by followers as all-powerful and there was no other opposing force than that of the disobedience of mankind and that between humans themselves as in the Cain and Abel parable, similar to that of Osiris and Set. The demon Mara, meaning death, tempted Guatama and the devil tempted Jesus while seeking enlightenment and detachment from worldly pleasures, alone in the wilderness. Christ’s 40 days of purification in the desert is similar to the 40 years of exodus that made sure the old generation of impure and slave born Hebrews died out. Like Yahweh created the universe from nothing, so was Jesus born from a virgin mother and as Buddha’s mother Maya, whose name means illusion, died shortly after giving birth and rose to heaven, so was Mary integrated in the Trinity after her passing. In comparison to Judaism, Christianity also gave the symbolic good-evil struggle a godlike form, especially in John’s Revelation, Satan, the brightest of the angels being driven out of heaven and taking a draconic visage but the opposer’s strength being vastly inferior to God’s almightiness. The Taoist opposing Yin & Yang forces are dependent on each other and too much of one can lead to the other in what seems to be an endless cycle.
 

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Was watching a documentary on ancient Egypt and realized I mixed up the Upper Egypt with north and the Lower Egypt with south while in reality it's the opposite.
Also did a bit more reading on the Osiris myth and there are many versions around which part of Egypt was worshiping Set and which Horus. A version mentions that there was an interchangeable duality between the kingdoms, another that they were venerated in both kingdoms and so on. Thus, the part where I wrote it was strange that Horus the sky god was the patron of the south whilst Set the god of chaos, the patron of the north, doesn't have much substance unless we consider one of the Osiris myth versions.
 
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Ha-ha. Went through some old stuff of mine and found a cheesy and cringey movie "script" I wrote in poor English sometime around 2009-2010.
I even tried sending it to Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan back then :grin:
I was really into martial arts movies at the time.

Warning, more pathetic than your common soap opera:xxd:
 

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