The Bubble of Thought.

The messenger.

If awareness is a pond, a Thought* is the bubble that rises from the depths and bursts at the surface.

(*For my definition of this see Ians Dictionary/New Words Coined.)

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to The Bubble of Thought.

  1. Parmaatma says:

    Where can I find a link to Ians Dictionary/New Words Coined?

    If: Processed data is information. Processed information is knowledge. Processed knowledge is wisdom.

    What happens to the bubble, once it bursts?

    Is nothing sacred anymore?

    • Ian Gardner says:

      1. Go to the first post here. [Page 5]
      2. Knowledge becomes wisdom only if there is understanding?
      3. When a bubble bursts its contents become available.
      4. No. This is a big problem for most people because for millenia this has been the accepted teaching, except, of course by Sidhartha, the Buddha.
      🙂

      • Parmaatma says:

        1. Thank you. Found the page.

        2. I guess all processing involves understanding. Or perhaps I am being too simple or naive.

        For example,

        My name is XYZ. The name of this town is ABC.

        XYZ and ABC are data.

        I can process the two as, ‘XYZ lives in ABC.’ which becomes information.

        Further, I can remove one or more specifics and process the information into a bit of knowledge:

        People live in places like ABC

        Further on, I can conceptualilze it into:

        Life is worth living longer in these conditions

        4. No? Do you mean nothing is sacred? or everything is? Sorry I did not understand the reference to Buddha… 😦

        • Ian Gardner says:

          2. Someone asked, “What is important, the process or the substance?
          Where neoption is concerned there is, fortunately, no process!
          4. Nothing is sacred. By this I mean in this context,
          “sacred |ˈsākrid|, adjective, connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration“. Of course what is meant by the word means different things to different people and I am not being disrespectful. I am merely stating fact.
          The Buddha (Siddhartha) taught that neither “God” not the “atman” exist. Hence, in the context above, there can be nothing sacred. When you read my writings you will see that I concur with this Buddha. Perhaps my latest TQVFIII entry, admittedly highly abstract, will shed some light on this. Here It Is:
          Realisation.
          We come to realise:
          What IT is.
          What we are.
          The reality of the Illusion.

          With this realisation comes calm.

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