--- In gnosticism2@y..., "Gerry" <gerryhsp@y...> wrote:
> Reply to Dave's message #5734:
> >>A brief foray into the world of mind, ego, separation. If we can
> go of our ideas of being someone, a separate self, then we shall
> return to our true nature in a flash. It never went anywhere, we
> wandered off into the maze of the mind and got well and truly
> Amazing how that internal compass works, huh, Dave?!
> Your comments remind me of the struggle a friend had last summer in
trying to grasp certain concepts. He really found Gnosticism's ideas
quite compelling, and yet, saw as utterly disturbing the idea of
ultimately losing his own identity and individuality. If you're
familiar with Star Trek (The Next Generation), you may appreciate
that he likened the process to "being assimilated by the Borg."
> It really struck me as odd, but from my perspective, it seemed as
if the Borg already had assimilated the poor ladeach member of the
collective off doing his own thing, part of the whole, and yet
distinct, but all incapable of free thought, never truly knowing why
they did what they did.
> I don't know which I find creepierReality or Sci-Fi? ;-)
HA. Love your perspective on the borg Gerry.
All asserting their indivuality by trying to stay in fashion with
everyone else. Individuality is so cherished yet as soon as someone
dares to exercise it they're ridiculed (or prosecuted) back into
towing the line by the collective.