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    Default Marty's Excalibur published: all human knowledge distilled into one sentence.

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    Marty's Excalibur

    "You are what you think."

    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/truth/


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    To be fair, Marty did not come up with the quoted sentence, but instead attributes it to the Buddha, as well as a similar sentence to the Bible:
    The single most fundamental, sweeping and powerful truth in all spiritual study, contemplation and practice was probably best summed up in a single sentence. It is an aphorism that has been popularly attributed to the Buddha:

    You are what you think.

    The Bible (Proverbs) succinctly echoes the same idea:

    For as he thinketh in his heart, so he is.
    In addition, Marty says much more in that post than "one sentence," including but far from limited to:
    Virtually any practice or ism that overtly or covertly requires continued membership, obligation, participation, or belief becomes anathema to truth and all of the salutary effects that spring from it.

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    Default Re: Marty's Excalibur published: all human knowledge distilled into one sentence.

    . . .
    To be doubly fair, Hubbard didn't come up with his "Excalibur moment" on his own either.

    Its basic premise was lifted from other earlier philosophers, AFAIK.

    Or if you prefer . . . gleaned from that repository of all knowledge with the golden gates that he
    traveled to in spirit form during his 1938 operation.

    Hence, the humorous irony that many ESMB readers will appreciate.

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    Default Re: Marty's Excalibur published: all human knowledge distilled into one sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILove2Lurk View Post
    . . .
    Marty's Excalibur

    "You are what you think."

    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/truth/


    .. . . .. . .
    Thank God, I've been waiting most of my life for Marty's philosophical musings.

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    Okay, but I'm thinking it was after he loaded up on a few fatty ribs and beers and his wife said, "You are what you eat" and pointed at his widening waistline and he thought he'd be witty and said, "You are what you think" and now he's all impressed with himself.

    Oh dear that's sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILove2Lurk View Post
    . . .
    To be doubly fair, Hubbard didn't come up with his "Excalibur moment" on his own either.

    Its basic premise was lifted from other earlier philosophers, AFAIK.

    Or if you prefer . . . gleaned from that repository of all knowledge with the golden gates that he
    traveled to in spirit form during his 1938 operation.

    Hence, the humorous irony that many ESMB readers will appreciate.

    To be triply fair, Marty, unlike Hubbard in his "Excalibur moment," didn't pretend that he came up with the insight on his own, and not only cited his sources and predecessors, but also quoted them.

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    "Pretty sure I never said that." - the Buddha

    " “What you think, you become,” or sometimes “The mind is everything; What you think, you become,” is commonly attributed to the Buddha, but doesn’t seem to be scriptural. At best an overly-free — well, inaccurate — paraphrase...."

    http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/what...nk-you-become/

    There seems to be a lot of sites that carry that Buddha "quote".
    Sounds like Buddha shoved through a new age looking class to me.
    But I am no expert.
    I was in a Space Alien Cult called Scientology. Scientology: the prison of belief.

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    Yes, you can fly, but first you have to break out of that cocoon. You are capable of self rescue at all times. "Every blade of grass has its own special angel watching over it and whispering, 'grow...grow'." -The Talmud "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be, for I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our disposition, and not upon our circumstances." -Martha Washington

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    Default Re: Marty's Excalibur published: all human knowledge distilled into one sentence.

    Marty thinks his thoughts are completely independent of his family experiences, his societal context, his cult involvement, his history, etc.?
    Or have I misunderstood something? (read my sig line)
    The emphasis on finding and describing "knowledge structures" that are somewhere "inside" the individual encourages us to overlook the fact that human cognition is always situated in a complex sociocultural world and cannot be unaffected by it. - Edwin Hutchins
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Hutchins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little David View Post
    Thank God, I've been waiting most of my life for Marty's philosophical musings.
    Reading his "musings" made my head hurt.

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