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
My nose is cold. I am certain of that. and to quote abraham
And I know this Quote feels right to me
answered 09 Dec '10, 11:36
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 10 Dec '10, 08:58
My own livingness.Its the only thing i know for sure.
answered 09 Dec '10, 09:42
Are you sure to fully understand the word "sure" ?
answered 09 Dec '10, 11:23
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
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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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
what if all the above thoughts become thought-forms,
answered 06 May '11, 02:53
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
What do I know for sure? Ask a philosophical question and you will get philosophical answer.
answered 09 Dec '10, 17:10
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
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
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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