Wise

a curated collection of answers...

Answers that light up our lightbulbs and make us see the world in new light.

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What question is missing?

What happens to God next?

October 19, 2019
12

Who or what is God?

The force that governs all. No need to make it more complex than that.

March 28, 2019
4

What is the origin of evil?

Evil is the other side of the coin in that instead of serving communal survival, it serves individual interests. In hard times animals and early humans had to scrounge for sustenance, and hoard if possible for the harsh winter months. The more you have, the higher the chances you will survive to see another day. Steal your neighbor's bread and they might not survive, but you will. We have this inherent drive for more, no matter what period in history. More money, more things, more entertainment. Greed and power offer security, theyre the warm blankets that protect us from cold struggle. It doesnt matter how much "progress" we claim to make as a society, our core primal instincts will show one way or another. Today we can call a loved one on the opposite side of the world from a small handheld slab, transmitting the signal through satellites floating in space. We are so advanced, such progress. At the same time, in the same world, some bankers embezzle millions from others, there's genocide, murder, theft, even entire economies ruined to fill someone's pockets. The same story has repeated itself through history and we dont seem to get any better at getting rid of it, so I dont think we ever will. Evil is part of our DNA in the same way Good is.

2

What is the Universe made of?

I defer completely to scientific data on this one. Atoms, molecules of elements, matter. The big question in my mind is, have we discovered all (or most) of the elements in the universe, or are there hundreds more with different properties in other galaxies? I dont think our little spec in the universe called the Milky Way holds all that is to be discovered. There must be more out there that we can only imagine.

March 15, 2019
1

How did the Universe begin?

I'm not sure this is something we can answer. . . but I do imagine that whatever the answer is, it would amount to a great knitting together of all the fables and scientific versions we have so far. There is something in us, deep in our souls, that might know or remember in some way and I think that creeps out into our stories.

March 12, 2019
10

What is the role of evolution?

Biological and (possibly its subset) behavioral evolution have the role of ensuring life's endurance.

March 12, 2019
9

What is the meaning of life?

To exist. We were not put here for any specific reason but the obvious answer is to live life to the fullest. Also 42.

March 12, 2019
5

Is there free will?

There is free will and it is constrained by social contexts. With the exception of those with mental health problems or whose social situations (privilege or deprivation) have profoundly damaged them, humans are socialized to take responsibility for our actions and we should.

February 11, 2019
12

Who or what is God?

Maybe God is a voice in our head

February 6, 2019
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The mind may be a matrix of past experiences and future projections making decisions in the present. Mostly how to move our body and what sounds to sing.

February 6, 2019
9

What is the meaning of life?

To eternally chase this question and once we find something that we connect with, to create. In life things grow or erode. Therefore we can create or destroy. We all have the capability of both, but creation is the only way to leave a mark. For many of us that will mean family and kids for others it'll be bringing the fruits of our thoughts into reality.

February 26, 2019
14

What question is missing?

Why do we make it so hard on ourselves and miss the beauty right in front of our faces?

January 4, 2019
10

What is the role of evolution?

Everything always changes. We evolve because we learn because we are always experiencing, and those experiences will always change us, even if it is a microscopic change. Those changes get passed down through our genetics and behaviors.

January 4, 2019
6

What is the nature of the mind?

What is that Cherokee legend? There are two wolves inside you fighting, one is good and one is evil. The one who wins is the one you feed...

January 4, 2019
12

Who or what is God?

God is the energy in all living things that allows something as crazy as the human race and consciousness to exist.

July 15, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

Selfishness-- people wanting something that benefits themselves, without being able to understand someone else's wants, and not being able to compromise on that discrepancy

July 15, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Age is simply a matter of mind, If you don’t mind my friend, it doesn’t matter. Be careful like a little baby.

December 10, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

July 24, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ... When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

July 24, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

July 24, 2018
5

Is there free will?

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

July 24, 2018
10

What is the role of evolution?

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.

July 24, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

July 24, 2018
11

What happens after death?

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

July 24, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

July 24, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

July 24, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

July 24, 2018
14

What question is missing?

What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?

July 24, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.

July 24, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

We all need one another; much and often.

July 24, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

July 24, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

July 24, 2018
11

What happens after death?

All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.

July 24, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strenth alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

July 24, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

July 24, 2018
10

What is the role of evolution?

Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.

July 24, 2018
13

What is going to happen to humankind?

Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.

July 24, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.

July 24, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Light patterns on our eyes, nerve tingles on our fingertips, soundwaves in our ears, chemical reactions on our tongues and in our noses.

July 15, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

July 15, 2018
5

Is there free will?

I say that man is condemned to be free. Condemned, because he did not create himself, yet he is nevertheless a liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does. Man is responsible for his passion.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

July 15, 2018
11

What happens after death?

A great deal, but all external to the extinguished consciousness.

July 15, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

We make our own meaning, as individuals, and to me it is intrinsically meaningful.

July 15, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

To borrow again, and not reuse, truth may well be a subjective experience. However, the perception of experiencing objectively is a way of achieving common understanding of that experience. The question becomes, does that have intrinsic meaning?

July 15, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is to perceive and shape itself and others.

July 15, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

I think fear is the source of evil though it is not inherently evil. It is the failure to utilize fear productively.

July 15, 2018
10

What is the role of evolution?

Physical evolution is a material manifestation of the same reality on the spiritual level.

July 15, 2018
5

Is there free will?

Yes, but only in the sense that through attainment of true freedom, all spontaneous thought and action is rooted in harmony with the cosmic.

July 15, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Selflessness winning out.

July 15, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

My focus is on what I do in life, not knowing everything. The is key to find a purpose, whatever it is that God wills me to do, to find a truth which is true to me, to find the idea which I am willing to live and die for.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

July 15, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

July 14, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

July 14, 2018
11

What happens after death?

Of cause there is something after death. The energy does not disappear. Energy can not be created or destroyed, it can change form though.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

There is no happiness. There is joy, satisfaction, laughter or feeling happy. All we can do is to concentrate on situations in which we react with such emotions. Happy emotions are our brain rewards for ourselves. This could be destructive.

July 14, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

We need to first answer, "how does the brain work?" How does consciousness appear in an organ which evolved for aiding perception? Mind is a memory, neuronal paths with electrical current running through reigniting associations. Why mine is so fuzzy?

July 14, 2018
5

Is there free will?

Yes. But it lacks objectivity.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness exists like all components of the universe in itself and it is part of your nature and it just has to express itself and it is found.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is part of the nature of the universe and it is connected to all things so that very imbalance affects the mind and the mind can affect the entire universe.

July 13, 2018
5

Is there free will?

There is only free will because all limits are invented and illusory. Every moment is a free choice throughout time.

July 13, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

Truth can be found in silence. We all have innate knowledge within us that can be found when the mind can be quieted.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Be knowing that happiness is not anything that is to be found. It is, and exists in every moment. The greatest thing that hinders our happiness is our mind telling us that we need something else to be happy.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is primal. It is geared towards survival and self preservation. However, if the mind is mastered it is a tool that can be used to advance the spirit beyond its primal instincts.

July 13, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

A journey of discovery and experience.

July 13, 2018
13

What is going to happen to humankind?

Humankind will continue the futile attempt at making sense of life, love, and happiness, believing it's closer to grasping it, but failing time and again. The good news—there will always be art.

July 13, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

Selfishness and ill intent. 

July 13, 2018
5

Is there free will?

Yes, I believe that we have alternative states to choose from but I also think very little of what we do comes from our conscious free will. I do not think we are like rocks falling off the face of a cliff due to erosion.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Refer to Q3 and Q4. It depends if you are good or evil. You're either full of love or full of greed.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe to me is what I know, and what I know started thanks to my mom and dad. That's how the universe began.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Useful language constructions. Outside of them, a MYSTERY spreads its tentacles.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Human behavior flows from three main sources - desire, emotion, and knowledge.

July 13, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.

July 13, 2018
14

What question is missing?

How do you make love stay?

July 13, 2018
13

What is going to happen to humankind?

Like everything else, God's movie will eventually come to an end.

July 13, 2018
9

What is the meaning of life?

To live and share it fully. 

July 13, 2018
12

Who or what is God?

Everything in the universe resides on a chain. The link on the chain before me is my parents. If you go far enough back on the chain you find God.

July 13, 2018
8

How do you find truth?

Spend 20 minutes alone everyday. Listen to your thoughts.

July 13, 2018
4

What is the origin of evil?

There is no evil. Only fear.

July 13, 2018
11

What happens after death?

Whenever something dies, whether it's a person, a pet, a dream or an idea, a void is created. Sometimes the void can be filled. Sometimes it can't.

July 13, 2018
10

What is the role of evolution?

The role of evolution is to allow things to survive over time. Evolution is not limited to biological things. Good thoughts and ideas also need to evolve over time. If they don't, they will also die.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Each persons universe is a construct of their awareness. The more aware they are and the more they seek to understand things they cannot see, the larger their universe becomes.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

All universes begin with awareness. When one becomes aware of their surroundings, their universe begins.

July 13, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Good is a spark of the divine, that inhabits our minds, and makes us something more than human, if we choose to listen to it.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

With effort and intention of love, curiosity and gratitude, the results exceed expectations. It is transient, subjective and trainable. Practice to become happiable- ready for happiness.

January 15, 2017
4

What is the origin of evil?

Survival instincts and natural selection. We supposed to grow up and transform fear and greed of the caveman into the understanding and wisdom. I guess, we need to work harder on that. Tempus fugit.

January 15, 2017
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe began with a single spark that suddenly exploded into complexity. It's been growing more complex ever since. The question I have - why? And how?

January 15, 2017
2

What is the Universe made of?

Dual nature-spirit and matter

March 1, 2017
1

How did the Universe begin?

I'm not sure this is something we can answer. . . but I do imagine that whatever the answer is, it would amount to a great knitting together of all the fables and scientific versions we have so far. There is something in us, deep in our souls, that might know or remember in some way and I think that creeps out into our stories.

March 12, 2019
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe to me is what I know, and what I know started thanks to my mom and dad. That's how the universe began.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

All universes begin with awareness. When one becomes aware of their surroundings, their universe begins.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe began with a single spark that suddenly exploded into complexity. It's been growing more complex ever since. The question I have - why? And how?

January 15, 2017
2

What is the Universe made of?

I defer completely to scientific data on this one. Atoms, molecules of elements, matter. The big question in my mind is, have we discovered all (or most) of the elements in the universe, or are there hundreds more with different properties in other galaxies? I dont think our little spec in the universe called the Milky Way holds all that is to be discovered. There must be more out there that we can only imagine.

March 15, 2019
2

What is the Universe made of?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

July 24, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Light patterns on our eyes, nerve tingles on our fingertips, soundwaves in our ears, chemical reactions on our tongues and in our noses.

July 15, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Useful language constructions. Outside of them, a MYSTERY spreads its tentacles.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Each persons universe is a construct of their awareness. The more aware they are and the more they seek to understand things they cannot see, the larger their universe becomes.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Dual nature-spirit and matter

March 1, 2017
3

What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Selflessness winning out.

July 15, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Good is a spark of the divine, that inhabits our minds, and makes us something more than human, if we choose to listen to it.

July 13, 2018

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How did the Universe begin?

I'm not sure this is something we can answer. . . but I do imagine that whatever the answer is, it would amount to a great knitting together of all the fables and scientific versions we have so far. There is something in us, deep in our souls, that might know or remember in some way and I think that creeps out into our stories.

March 12, 2019
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe to me is what I know, and what I know started thanks to my mom and dad. That's how the universe began.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

All universes begin with awareness. When one becomes aware of their surroundings, their universe begins.

July 13, 2018
1

How did the Universe begin?

The universe began with a single spark that suddenly exploded into complexity. It's been growing more complex ever since. The question I have - why? And how?

January 15, 2017
2

What is the Universe made of?

I defer completely to scientific data on this one. Atoms, molecules of elements, matter. The big question in my mind is, have we discovered all (or most) of the elements in the universe, or are there hundreds more with different properties in other galaxies? I dont think our little spec in the universe called the Milky Way holds all that is to be discovered. There must be more out there that we can only imagine.

March 15, 2019
2

What is the Universe made of?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

July 24, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Light patterns on our eyes, nerve tingles on our fingertips, soundwaves in our ears, chemical reactions on our tongues and in our noses.

July 15, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Useful language constructions. Outside of them, a MYSTERY spreads its tentacles.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Each persons universe is a construct of their awareness. The more aware they are and the more they seek to understand things they cannot see, the larger their universe becomes.

July 13, 2018
2

What is the Universe made of?

Dual nature-spirit and matter

March 1, 2017
3

What is the origin of good?

I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

July 24, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Selflessness winning out.

July 15, 2018
3

What is the origin of good?

Good is a spark of the divine, that inhabits our minds, and makes us something more than human, if we choose to listen to it.

July 13, 2018