I couldn't find a link among your posts, so I chose this one as representative of his views.
I am by no means surprised. I have spent years engaging in reading "risque" topics. I do believe in a well-rounded education.
What I have been focusing on IS the "hard" problem of consciousness. Here is a tale of deep inner change for a deliberate choice in conscious establishment:
A person grows up with all of the assets of health and family. That person finds that certain family practices are distastful and untrustworthy. As that person grows into a thinking "machine", a term realised through schooling and talking with other students about "what is real". Also, the now teenager applies themself in school and finds science especially exciting and engaging. The questions still plague that persons conscience. Should that person continue with their family's choices, or should that person radically change their entire way of looking at the World?
That person assumes responsibility for their own actions, thoughts and feelings, since the shift to a new lifestyle is both fearful and exhilarating. Why does that person tremble with almost a sickly type of deep inner pleasure by choosing the very opposite of what their family and Church had taught them.
Now the track of life is moving fast and the new sense of freedom is so delicious that the person engages and confides with new friends that think just like that person does.
And so, the meaning of life is completed inside of that person's brain and learns more about their choice as the years go by. Eventually, that person is equipped to handle any opposition that comes their way.
A new and improved lifestyle has become their working advantage over anyone who challenges and tests their resolve.
And, so it is.
I put this short story in here to illustrate how subjective personal choices become the objective means of getting into someone else's head, even attempting to sway their opponents to that person's way of life.
So, what Sheldrake said about compartmentalization involves every one of us. Do we, TRULY, engage with alternative ideologies and opinions? Or are we stuck with our own choices and are attempting to get THROUGH them, one problem at a time?
I myself am continuing to advance each day and I will only SHARE what I've learned. I do know, for sure, that every personal attention to a practice is debatable and I allow myself to learn from it ALL.
The virtue of a highly evolved being embraces all people and things and dispels the darkness which isolates them.
Hua Hu Ching-primary lesson.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27-Apr-19 00:34 by Itatw70s.