Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Selected Quotations of Kedar Joshi

This is a list of my selected quotations, most of which are quoted at several places, including newspapers, journals, books, magazines, blogs, quote repositories, etc. All of these quotations are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For a more comprehensive list of my quotations, please visit my blog "Quotations of Kedar Joshi".

"I am 99% a theist, 1% an atheist, and 100% an agnostic."

"The worst of all superstitions may be that astrology is a superstition."

"They often say, “What’s the point in astrology if you can’t change your destiny?”. Well, it’s true that you can’t change your destiny, but still it helps knowing about gravity."

"An atheist is as religious as a theist."

"Moral certainty is intellectual immorality."

"Certainty is the most vivid condition of ignorance and the most necessary condition for knowledge."

"I am philosophical Christ, crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake of divine vanity."

"Christianity would be helpless without the idea of freewill and the idea of freewill would be helpless without incongruity."

"That ‘consciousness is non-spatial’ is self-evident."

"The real matter is consciousness and the real mechanics is non-spatial."

"Life is too meaningful to die."

"The real doubt is the doubt that doubts that it doubts."

"If knowledge is my God, doubt would be my religion."

"We have done too much ‘spatial engineering’; the real thing is ‘non-spatial engineering’."

"The mechanics of free will is inconceivable to mankind."

"I am born to answer the ultimate question, the question about the nature of the ultimate questioner’s existence."

"God is a philosophical black hole, the point where reason breaks down."

"The Lord is malicious in order to be subtle."

"Gravity is neither a force nor a consequence of spacetime curvature. It is simply an orderly spatial illusion given to non-spatial observer/s."

"Most of the history is a divine work of fiction."

"Humanity is the crime; God is the criminal."

"It is impossible to imagine existence void of intelligence."

"The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge."

"The meaning of life is ‘the ultimate questioner’s vanity’."

"Life is a question asked by God about the way He exists."

"God alone is not a machine."

"Man is programmed to find the programmer."

"Man exists to answer how God exists."

"Knowledge is mathematics."

"Probability is probably a matter of ignorance, not truth."

"Matter is non-spatial feeling/s and Energy is the inherent capacity of the universe to make matter exist."

"Meditation should be the foremost technology of the 21st century, the technology of reprogramming the non-spatial universal computer."

"The world is a contradiction, the universe a paradox."

"Man is a contradiction, God a paradox."

"Man’s greatest battle is being a true philosopher."

"The failure of previous philosophy is essentially the failure to see the self-evident."

"Philosophy is the only excuse God has for His cruelty and vanity."

"The physics of the 21st century shall deal essentially with non-spatial matter and non-spatial mechanics."

"I can’t talk physics to a man who does not understand that ‘consciousness is non-spatial, is self-evident’."

"The world is a philosophical prison and Man is the philosophical prisoner."

"He, and he alone, who suffers is a prisoner."

"In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find ‘the ultimate questioner’, that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question."

"The question is how the questioner exists."

"I feel I am, but I think I am not."

"Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bound by his selfish vanity."

"A fundamental condition of being is slavery. Man is the slave of God and God that of his vanity."

"It is profoundly tragic that I am a slave, but it is profoundly joyous that I am God’s slave, not that of a devil."

"How miserable a solipsist is! It is rather senseless for him to even assert his belief in solipsism, for, on the one hand, if his belief is false it is like committing intellectual suicide, and, on the other hand, if his belief is true it is an act of intellectual insanity."

"Space is really non-spatial."

"Human suffering serves divine vanity."

"The goal of science is to understand the fundamental reality and the goal of technology is to change that reality."

"It is human to search for the theory of everything and it is superhuman to find it."

"The most fundamental tragedy of my life is that the ones who I see do not exist and the one who exists I do not see."

"Truth may have been found but might never be known."

"Truth is orphan without matter and matter is impotent without truth."

"In reality the universe has no geometry."

"At the heart of my metaphysics there is the ultimate question and at the heart of the universe there is the ultimate questioner."

"The universe is a gigantic non-spatial computer."

"The worst of lusts is vanity."

"God's greatest thirst and his greatest sin is his ultimate vanity."

"The world is truly beautiful solely in the eyes of a true philosopher."

"The world exists to let Man philosophize."

"I know what the world exists for but I know not how it came into existence. I see the design but not the designer. I understand the question but not the questioner."

"The world is a garden of philosophy. God is the gardener. Man is the visitor. And any tree that does not bear fruits of philosophy either does not belong to that garden or is yet to be grown."

"The world is not made to be changed; it is made to be observed. It is in fact less like a battlefield and more like a museum. The world is a philosophical museum, in which the philosopher-guest is ultimately challenged to find its most treasured object, which is no other than the curator of the museum, who is also its creator."

"The world is the court of God. The criminal is God; the punisher is God; man serves the sentence."

"The best thing about the world is that it has a mysterious structure and the worst thing is that it has a grievous structure."

"I am not Kedar Joshi; I am God; I am asleep; Kedar Joshi, and Kedar Joshi alone, is my dream."

"I'm not man. I'm God. I'm asleep. Man is nothing but my dream."

"Brain is a saintly organ. It never feels for itself; it feels only for others."

"A child is the devil in adorable form."

"In hell, the Devil is God."

"In Europe it appears to be an etiquette to be white."

"Man is a born slave, the slave of his necessities."

"Intellect is intellectual at analysis; genius is genius at synthesis."

"I can walk without faith in God, but I can’t take a leap."

"The stem of greatness sprouts from the seed of sacrifice."

"History is an orphan. It can speak but cannot hear. It can give but cannot take. Its wounds and tragedies can be read and known but cannot be avoided or cured."

"History is like a ghost. It is as dead as alive."

"If you do not understand me, you are mediocre. If you do understand me, you are intelligent. And if you disprove me, you are a genius."

"The language of sword is less powerful than the language of word, but most of the people understand the language of sword with greater power than the language of word."

"The sound of life has divine silence."

"Love is like religion; it is full of devotion and free of doubt."

"He is man whose heart is spirited and eyes are wet each moment on account of the sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, and nobility that decorate this world."

"Every man should possess the heart of a saint and the brain of a politician."

"The worst insult I can inflict on life is that I do not reflect on its meaning."

"Nature, by its very nature, is very brutal and unequal. However, Man has somehow managed to transform the nature of its brutality and inequality."

"Painful life is brutal and painless life is superficial."

"Pain is a poison, pleasure an intoxicant."

"Ask a scientist a very profound question on his science and he will be silent. Ask a religious person a very simple question on his religion and he will be frenzied."

"The difference between religion and science is the difference between thoughtless certainty and thoughtful doubt."

"The time has come for the greatest revolution of all times."

"The history of science is the saga of nature defying common sense."

"The worst mockery God can make of a moralist is that He compels him to be a solipsist."

"Knowledge is the end; wisdom is the means."