Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Rational: Having the faculty of reasoning; endowed
with reason. Using the faculty of reasoning; having sound judgement. Existing (only) in the mind, not real. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: The major problem with rational thinking is that it is more often
than not applied to beliefs rather than facts. Thus in philosophy, religion, spirituality, theoretical science, ethics and the likes, vast and
complex extenuated webs of thinking and argument have been based on initial premises that are usually some spurious form of Ancient Wisdom or
demented, passionate imagination. Just because someone is rational does not necessary make the person sensible. Just because an argument or
train of thought is rational does not necessarily make it sensible or factual in conclusion. As the definition points out, rational thinking
and reasoning is a cerebral exercise – existing (only) in the mind, not real – and has nothing to do
with what is actual and sensately experienced. Only an intelligence freed of ‘self’-ishness and the chemical influence of instinctual
passions can operate with sagacity and sensibility. It is our fellow human beings, the practical scientists, chemists, engineers, explorers and
the like that have given we humans very useful things.
The Gurus, philosophers, theoretical scientists and the like have given us nothing but theories,
beliefs, concepts, ideas, scenarios, dreams, nightmares, hope and hopelessness. As I began to abandon the spiritual world, I serendipitously
discovered someone who had abandoned Enlightenment and had worked out a ruthlessly effective empirical method for eliminating one’s social
identity and all of one’s instinctual passions. Give me something that works over an ideal or a theory any day.