Monday, August 26, 2019

Sense and

Significance

What is the sense and significance of life
on Earth, and human life in particular? *

Gurdjieff's question (aka the meaning of life) has a large number of proposed answers from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds, and has produced much philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history (to no avail).
The Simple answer: Evolving from Unconscious Procreation to Conscious Procreation.


Unconscious vs. Conscious Procreation
Word Analysis: Procreation


Procreation describes a basic function common to all forms of life — reproduction.

For all practicable purposes, the word, Procreation, has the same meaning across all classes of living organisms — from protozoa to modern man.

There no distinction made / no alternative word (or phrase) available to differentiate the process of procreating by the only conscious living being (Man) as opposed to all other forms of (non-conscious / unconscious / instinctive) living organisms.

For example if the noun phrase "Unconscious Procreation" is also a pleonasm, (redundant phase), that fact in and of itself indicates no distinction made with "Procreation" within the English language.  (See: Google search to verify that  Unconscious Procreation" is virtually unused in the English language.)  Also indicating redundantcy is the lack of evidence for "conscious procreation".

Word Analysis: Unconscious procreation



Unconscious procreation — a noun phrase that is virtually unused in the English language. (try your own Google search for Unconscious procreation: Google search)

It is probably by definition a pleonasm (redundant phase). Redundant due to the lack of evidence for "conscious procreation".

Quoting from the Meriam-Webster definition of procreation: "Animals have a natural instinct to procreate".

Given that animals (excluding humans) are not conscious (under the generally accepted definition of the word) the usage of the noun phrase (unconscious procreation) would be an obvious pleonasm if it was used in any context of the animal kingdom.

Not to belabor the point, but it's again quite obvious that, again excluding humans, that the only kind of procreation is in fact also unconscious or instinctual — and again, therefore it is unnecessary to be described as such. How often is the noun phrase, "instinctive procreation" used?

Universally Accepted Fact of Life

There is scant information regarding how children become slaves at birth, and the central role this plays to the continuation of the status quo.

  • The Powers That Be need slaves to power the system (the Matrix), and have surpressed this information.
  • Also due to the confirmation bias that the great majority of people hold regarding having children.

Becoming a parent is almost universally accepted as a fact of life (something that cannot be avoided), and thus little thought is ever given to the consequences of creating a new human being.

  • What the child may wish for does not exist.

Becoming a parent is never equated with also becoming a slaveholder.

  • Children are the last of the slaves to be freed. Why is this?
  • Is it because they are ubiquitously seen as anything / everything but slaves?

Children's Liberation has no lobby, there is no agency seeking to free kids from parental and societial conditioning and slavery.

  • In fact, there are powerful forces / groups / organizations aligned to keep children in their place — as slaves without rights, chained first to their family, and if that fails, chained to a foster home.

As minors by law children do not have autonomy or the right to make decisions on their own for themselves in any known jurisdiction of the world.

Only a few 'causes' result in the great majority of new births.
Below are examples of unconscious and/or selfish purpose on the part of parents.

  • A means to an end.
  • Emotional satisfaction.
  • Scarcity.
  • Provide extra work force for the family.
  • Transmit the family name.
  • Guarantee support in old age.
  • Preservation of a race.
  • Obey God's commandments.
  • Gain self-esteem or reputation for virility.
  • Vehicle of status and conspicuous consumption.
  • Source of consumable entertainment.
  • Mere emulation of others.
  • An illusory sense of immortality.
  • Service to self instead of service to truth.
  • Unintended consequences of decisions
  • Also note the extremely common case in which conception is not intended at all, but is the greatly regretted (but ultimately accepted) by-product of sexual activity undertaken for its own sake.
Procreation Details
Primary Specification of Life

Specific, enumerated traits defining life:


  • Growth
  • Feeding and metabolism
  • Motility (physical movement)
  • Responsiveness to environmental stimuli
  • Reproduction with adaptation

Reproduction is probably the most frequently cited
"essential" defining characteristic of living systems.

     – Robert Freitas, Xenology, chapter 6.2.1



Procreation [Reproduction with adaptation] is:

  • Most essential defining characteristic of life.
  • Biological imperative developed over billions of years.
  • Instinctual-level program embedded within any/all living organism.
  • Human Right – recognized by the United Nations (UN).

That is a formidable combination of denying force for any so-called 'Children's Liberation Movement'.

Human Progeny are Neotonic   [LINK]

“The truth is, children can resist with determination what they are told to believe, but with no one to confirm their resistance and support their dissent, they gradually comply and come to forget their objections, stifling the feelings that came with them.

“In adopting beliefs, children naturally identify with those who share those beliefs, and who insistently impart them. The transmission of belief, hugely celebrated in high-toned rhetoric about spiritual and cultural "tradition," is actually one of the great, unadmitted tragedies of the human condition.

“Unlike other animals, human progeny are neotonic, taking a long time to mature. When we are born, the brain is not yet developed as an organ. It takes many years to ripen a brain. While it accounts for the exceptional scope of learning and innovation of our species, this neotonic handicap makes offspring excessively dependent upon what is inculcated in them by adults.

“The sight of children cramped in a madrasa, an Islamic kindergarten, nodding like zombies and repeating the Koran eight hours a day is only one example (an obviously flagrant one) of how children are programmed to believe. Such practices, which exist in many forms in diverse cultures and religions, ought to be regarded as child abuse.

“Neotony offers to our species the unique advantage of a reverse transmission of generational assets, from younger to the older members of the tribe. (This is the theme of my book, Quest for the Zodiac.) In other words, nature requires the long-term maturation of human offspring so that the evolutionary potential to learn and innovate embodied in the new generation can be shared with the older generation. Children come into the human tribe for us to learn from them, not for us to tell them what we believe. We are all tulkus.”
(From: http://www.metahistory.org/guidelines/HowMetahistoryWorks.php)


“…because breeding happens for the wrong reasons and continues unabated, without conscience or foresight. I object to unlimited procreation of our species, as did Gnostics who condemned human breeding habits as ignorant, joyless, and irresponsible. Those ancient seers and guardians of the Mysteries were dedicated to fostering the genius of our species through education, vocational training, and visionary practices aligned to the living earth. In that role, they opposed the breeding of future generations merely to serve the existing one. In short, they objected to human use of progeny as a means to an end. Sadly, this is just how it goes with almost all breeding in the human population. But no solution to this problem can be achieved through eugenics programming or a geopolitical mandate, only through individual accountability.”
(From: http://www.metahistory.org/GAIA%20SOPHIA/visionperverted1.php)

The Most Important Programs   [LINK]


(3) video clips from "Athene's Theory of Everything"

When you purchase a computer from the store, it comes with the operating system pre-installed.

The same way when a child is born, the child comes into the world with their operating system pre-installed.

  • You do not teach the child to breath, nor do you teach their heart to beat.
  • Our operating system is pre-installed by our DNA.

When you bring that computer home with the pre-installed operating system, that same operating system allows you to install new additional program/software that did not come with the computer.

With humans, after the child is born and brought home, the child has new programs installed by the parents and others close to the child.

  • Language is an example of a program.
  • We also install programs in the child such as fears, phobias, and behaviors.

The most important and long-lasting programs are installed in children in their first 6 years of life.

  • These programs include everything from language to social interactions.

Many things that we as adults suffer from often have their roots in programs that were installed in us during these first 6 years of life.

Just like with computers, these programs tell us and our bodies have to act or react to others, and our environment.

  • These programs also dictate our abilities and limitations.
Computer Science: the Best Analogy

The mere existence and rapid evolution of computer science is a sign that the maturity of man is at hand.  The universe operates on principles analogous to a vast computer.  This could not be discovered until the computer and computer science developed to a certain level.  It is as if a highly advanced intelligence designed the universe to withhold its secrets from plain site until man developed to a certain degree.

Computer Science is the best analogy we can us for Man, God and the Universe.  Computer terminology supplies us with the best words and concepts to describe the nature, functioning and inter-relationship of Man, God and the Universe.

Computer Science Analogy of Man, God and the Universe

I will begin with some basic definitions and concepts in computer science and show the analogous aspects of man, God and the universe for each term and/or concept.

Let us begin with a basic definition of computer.

Computer – A computer is a programmable machine designed to sequentially and automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations. The particular sequence of operations can be changed readily, allowing the computer to solve more than one kind of problem.

Conventionally a computer consists of some form of memory for data storage, at least one element that carries out arithmetic and logic operations, and a sequencing and control element that can change the order of operations based on the information that is stored. Peripheral devices allow information to be entered from an external source, and allow the results of operations to be sent out.

A computer's processing unit executes series of instructions that make it read, manipulate and then store data. Conditional instructions change the sequence of instructions as a function of the current state of the machine or its environment.”

Let us break this definition down piece by piece. First off, notice that is says that the computer is a “programmable machine.”

The definition of a “machine” is:

“A machine manages power to accomplish a task, examples include, a mechanical system, a computing system, an electronic system, a molecular machine and a biological machine.”

Therefore, we see that a “biological machine” or body is included in the definition of machine. The body manages power to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.

Programmable Machine

Returning to the definition of computer, it says a computer is a “programmable machine”. Programmable means something that can carry out the commands and instructions of a “program”.

A computer program (also software, or just a program) is a sequence of instructions written to perform a specified task with a computer.

The human body is also programmable and carries out the tasks as commanded by certain programs. The same way a computer program instructs a computer what task or activities to perform, humans have certain programs that tell our bodies what to do.

Operating System

Every computer has an operating system, which is a program or series of programs that give the computer its basic functionality.

“An operating system (OS) is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on computers, manages computer hardware resources, and provides common services for execution of various application software.”

Many of a computer’s programs run in the background yet control vital functions of the computer. Similarly, there are programs, which run in the background of the human body, yet control vital function of the body. For instance, there is a program (a set of instructions) which tells your heart to beat. Also another program tells your body to breath. These programs run in the background, you do not consciously tell your heart to beat or your body to breath. Thus it obvious that the body is not just like a computer, it is literally a computer. The body is a biological computer, or bio-computer. Just like every computer, the human bio computer has an operating system, which controls the main operations of the body.

When you purchase a computer from the store, it comes with the operating system pre-installed. The same way when a child is born, the child comes into the world with their operating system pre-installed. You do not teach the child to breath, nor do you teach their heart to beat. Our operating system is pre-installed by our DNA.

Individual custom software (programming)

When you bring that computer home with the pre-installed operating system, that same operating system allows you to install new additional program/software that did not come with the computer.

With humans, after the child is born and brought home, the child has new programs installed by the parents and others close to the child.

Language is an example of a program.

We also install programs in the child such as fears, phobias, and behaviors. The most important and long-lasting programs are installed in children in their first 6 years of life. These programs include everything from language to social interactions.

Many things that we as adults suffer from often have their roots in programs that were installed in us during these first 6 years of life. Just like with computers, these programs tell us and our bodies have to act or react to others, and our environment.

These programs also dictate our abilities and limitations.

The Task Manager

In computers, you can see these programs running in the background if you press simultaneously the keys: control, alt, and delete. This will open up the “task manager” which not only shows you what is running in the background, it also shows how much resources that program is consuming while it is running.

You can also stop the processes of certain programs.

For humans, through meditation, we can access our “task manager” and be able to see what programs are running in the background.

The definition of “computer” also said that:

“Conventionally a computer consists of some form of memory for data storage, at least one element that carries out arithmetic and logic operations, and a sequencing and control element that can change the order of operations based on the information that is stored.”

The operating system and additional programs installed in a computer are stored in a computer’s memory.

The memory of the human bio-computer consists of the DNA and the nervous system.

The nervous system handles both short term and long-term memory and ultimately stores long-term memory in DNA.

This long-term memory stored in DNA thus can actually be passed down to future generations. This is where ancestral/family memories and tendencies come from.

The definition of “computer” also said that:

“The particular sequence of operations (contained in a program) can be changed readily”

Aspects of the operating system and programs of computers can be modified or altered. The same way programs in computers can be installed, modified and uninstalled, programs in humans can also be installed, modified and uninstalled.

Every computer has an operating system, just as every human has one. Well guess what, so does the universe. Like man, the universe is also a “programmable machine”. Not only is man a computer (bio-computer), the universe is a computer as well. Let us now make the same comparison as we did for the human bio-computer.

Let us recall that the definition of computer said that the computer is a “programmable machine”. We also observed that:

“A machine manages power to accomplish a task, examples include, a mechanical system, a computing system, an electronic system, a molecular machine and a biological machine.”

Well the universe is both a “mechanical”, “electronic system” or rather “electrical system”, and “biological”.

The “mechanical” aspects of the universe involving the rotation and revolution of planets and celestial bodies is plainly evident,

Less evident is the “electronic” and “electrical” aspects of the universe.

Space does not permit me to go into detail here regarding the new finding regarding the electro-magnetic foundation of the universe, but I plan to in future books and on the website (www.secretofsecrets.info [dead link]).

Brain Systems

Diagram Eight



Excerpted from: Brain Systems

The brain of every successful organism models the environment of the organism with sufficient accuracy to provide the decisions necessary for its life.  This is true of every living organism from the most primitive protozoan to the most complex.  This is true of plants and it is true of microorganisms such as bacteria.  It prevails in brave Annelida (earthworm), but it doesn’t mean that every robin isn’t a surprise!

If this part of the human organism functioned perfectly, every human would be Conscious.  However, even the idea of perfection of this system in a human organism betrays its lack of proper functioning.  The idea of a system operating perfectly as it receives impressions from the world appears to us as an intellectual center performing without bias.  As usual, our idea of a mind which is not “playing tricks on us” seems to be defined by a purposeful and accurate thinking center.  Being rid of this is the first of many hurdles.

To those seeking Consciousness, a new and objective understanding of the centers and a functional and comprehensive model of the apparatus of thought must become fully integrated into the identity.  Both must become deeply held points of reference which are constantly used in self-observation.

Referring to Diagram 8 the general process of human thought can be described, in summary, by examining the components shown and the flow of information between them.

The sense organs (1) are generally those physical parts of the organism associated the registration of the exterior world.  Although an infant may need to mature for a few days before enjoying accurate vision, no learning is involved, hence, the sense organs are included with the Instinctive Center.

In fact, all the components of the brain as modeled in these symbols are associated with the Instinctive Center.  No child is ever taught to remember or recall, these functions are Instinctive Center operating routines which were in place at birth.  What has been added since birth is the intangible.  The contents of memory, its organization around “topics” and its incredible system of forward addressing (for good or not) are all edifices of the organism’s life.  They were built up through the sensations of a lifetime.  This may be what P. Ouspensky meant when he spoke of the intellectual part of the Instinctive Center.  “The intellectual part of the instinctive center is the mind behind all the work of the organism, a mind quite different from the intellectual mind.”

Unconscious vs. Conscious Procreation

Primitive Unconscious Procreation:  The same as any animal — any male/female couple procreating instinctively, and without conscious determination. Procreation without being fully informed as to the consequences — to themselves and the child. Unaware of the unconscious forces ensuring survival of life — forces without regard for the child's best interest.

Civilized Conscious Procreation:  Difficult to define because it is unknown. Something along the line of a decision by two fully informed individuals who are able to provide, fully, for the child's life from pre-natal stages of life to the age of personal responsibility; and who also are able to commit to the child's best interest.

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