Do you know anything for sure? If you say yes, what is it that you know for sure, and how do you know?

It seems relatively easy to know things in context of other things, for example, how to change the brakes on my car, but underneath it all, does anyone really know anything? If so, what do they know?

asked 09 Dec '10, 09:30

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My nose is cold. I am certain of that. and to quote abraham

You are meant to live an expansive, exhilarating, good-feeling experience. It was your plan when you made the decision to become focused in your physical body in this time-space reality. You were born knowing that you are a powerful Being; that you are good; that you are the creator of your experience, and that the Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn) is the basis of the Universe, and you knew it would serve you well. And so it has.

--- Abraham

Excerpted from the book "Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness" #303Health, Wealth and Happiness" #303

And I know this Quote feels right to me


answered 09 Dec '10, 11:36

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i'm pretty sure that no hypothesis can be proven absolutely because to do so would require an infinite number of experiments.

for example, the belief, "all beliefs are false" cannot be proven absolutely because every possible belief would have to be tested for truth content in all possible space-time contexts. you'd have to prove it again for every second that passes.

edit: oh yeah, that particular example also can't be proven because it's very obviously a paradox. :P no more inward quest when i can't sleep................


answered 09 Dec '10, 12:22

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edited 09 Dec '10, 12:32

Do you exist? 8-)

(10 Dec '10, 13:35) Eddie

well, there is existence rather than nothing...but the 'me' part, i'm still not so sure of...

(10 Dec '10, 21:03) riley
  1. I exist.

  2. My knee is gonna hurt in the morning.

  3. Prayer works---BIG TIME!!!

  4. Stuff happens.

  5. A good cup of coffee is the nectar of God.

  6. As long as I live, I will never have enough money (LOL!)

  7. As long as I have cats, I'm gonna have to change litter boxes.

  8. I will never be done learning.

  9. Life is to be savored, for it goes fast.

  10. Everything goes with black.

  11. There is nothing as nice as a comfortable pair of shoes.

  12. Labor HURTS- if they tell you differently, they lie.

  13. Manifesting is a fancy way of praying.

  14. Never take your refrigerator for granted.

  15. Whatever you give, comes back to you.

  16. Life can be sweet if you know where to look.

    Blessings, Jai


answered 09 Dec '10, 17:12

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edited 09 Dec '10, 17:29

  • I know I exist

  • I know I exist here and now

  • I know there’s only here and now

  • I know I’ve always existed

  • I know I’ll always exist

  • I know that brevity is the name of my game 8-)


answered 10 Dec '10, 08:58

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I know I ha to look up brevity :)

(06 May '11, 02:28) you

Brevity is a good word, sure :)

(06 May '11, 03:30) Eddie

My own livingness.Its the only thing i know for sure.


answered 09 Dec '10, 09:42

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Monty Riviera

what do you mean by "livingness" and how do you know it for sure?

(09 Dec '10, 10:09) mr.g

I exist,i think,i feel,therefore i am.

(09 Dec '10, 11:44) Monty Riviera

Are you sure to fully understand the word "sure" ?


answered 09 Dec '10, 11:23

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ok. for certain.

(09 Dec '10, 19:39) mr.g

I know for sure that I am loved and that I love. I know it by looking into my loved ones' eyes and see their hearts mirroring mine.

Thank you, namaste


answered 09 Dec '10, 14:04

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I know for sure that I am a unique human being, and there is no one else on the face of this earth that can be me, not even my twin sister, if I had one! I am special, you are special, and everyone in this world is special, and I also know that for sure!


answered 10 Dec '10, 06:57

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Inactive User ♦♦

That really I don't know... and the great thing is that this leaves me open to wonderful possibilities :)


answered 06 May '11, 01:43

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what if all the above thoughts become thought-forms,
under which do you give most credence,
the one or ones that ring true,
that is what one could know,
our spirit-consciousness,
gaining in individuality


answered 06 May '11, 02:53

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Awesome Fred simply awesome. :)

(06 May '11, 04:16) you

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Several citizens ran into a hot argument about God and different religions, and each one could not agree to a common answer. So they came to the Lord Buddha to find out what exactly God looks like.

The Buddha asked his disciples to get a large magnificent elephant and four blind men. He then brought the four blind to the elephant and told them to find out what the elephant would “look” like.

The first blind men touched the elephant leg and reported that it “looked” like a pillar. The second blind man touched the elephant tummy and said that an elephant was a wall. The third blind man touched the elephant ear and said that it was a piece of cloth. The fourth blind man hold on to the tail and described the elephant as a piece of rope. And all of them ran into a hot argument about the “appearance” of an elephant.

The Buddha asked the citizens: “Each blind man had touched the elephant but each of them gives a different description of the animal. Which answer is right?”

This We know for sure

Pillar, Wall, Cloth,...LOVE



answered 09 Dec '10, 14:23

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jim 10

What do I know for sure? Ask a philosophical question and you will get philosophical answer.


answered 09 Dec '10, 17:10

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Touché Tom! Well played :)

(09 Dec '10, 21:11) Hu Ra

well everything you experiance in a clear mind with out belief or concept is real! anny thing that you can reason is real!(example: only one person go on the roof you ear a scream and something hiting the pavement you did not see it but you can reason that it was the only person on the roof!)everything that means something is real! anny thing that you test and come to the same result is real!


answered 04 May '11, 23:58

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white tiger

Sure do.

My Death.

I know for sure that I will die.

Death/impermanence/non-self is truth. The only absolute truth I know for sure. What is here, won't and can never always be here forever. It's self verifiable, and doesn't take a lot to understand it. Anything besides that, is false. Death is in the present. Anything else is in the past or the future. This goes for anything and pretty much everything. Indestructible souls/spirits/selves that will go on after the physical death? Seriously? It's something in the "future" here meaning it's unverifiable, therefore I claim as false.

I'm quite surprised that I am the first one to post this?... No offense guys, but there's too much false sense of self here. By stating "I..." ANYTHING, you've established the fact that you will last forever. That you're some entity free from the universal law of death. Which... I hope you understand is false right?


answered 05 May '11, 00:22

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I know that we all seek comfort and happiness and we all avoid suffering. Knowing this The choices I make can either help others with these goals or I can make choices that hinder them. If I am mindful enough, I cam make better choices.


answered 06 May '11, 02:26

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