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Today I wondered why I start laughing like a psychopath from time to time. (only when I'm on my own obvs) and I stumbled upon this:

"Crazy Wisdom'' people are accessing the ''genius'' capabilities of the intelligence that they received at the moment of their creation, they just do not understanding the phenomenon.

Einstein described it thusly;

''...there is found a third level of religious experience, even if it is seldom found in a pure form. I will call it the cosmic religious sense. This is hard to make clear to those who do not experience it, since it does not involve an anthropomorphic idea of god; the individual feels the vanity of human desires and aims, and the nobility and marvelous order which are revealed in nature and in the world of thought. He feels the individual destiny as an imprisonment and seeks to experience the totality of existence as a unity full of significance... The religious geniuses of all times have been distinguished by this cosmic religious sense, which recognizes neither dogmas nor god made in man's image. Consequently there cannot be a church whose chief doctrines are based on the cosmic religious experience. It comes about, therefore, that we find precisely among the heretics of all ages men who were inspired by this highest religious experience; often they appeared to their contemporaries as atheists, but sometimes also as saints...'' Albert Einstein, Religion and Science (1930) Originally written for the New York Times Magazine (9 November 1930)

Here's the full question and answer:

https://www.quora.com/Are-you-crazy-if-you-suddenly-start-laughing-for-almost-no-reason

What do you guys think about this? Do you experience this as well?
 

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Never thought of that but Einstein's passage about cosmic spirituality makes a lot of sense to me. I think reality is hard to cope for people thus we have social institutions, systems of checks and balances, order, authority and stability. As far as we know, we have the most evolved brain in the known Universe. Words, at this point, cannot encompass true reality for we only experience a subjective one, and as Einstein points out, it's everyone's 'individual destiny'.

For a very long time I had my suspicions as to who is God, what is Christianity, Catholicism, etc. I realized now that every religion shares some truths and that all are in some level, one and the same -- and yet, nothing alike. The Bible speaks many truths but it is shrouded by mystery and those who are 'blind' -- taking things too literal, subjugated to a master-slave mentality, subject to a binary mode of thinking -- cannot see what is between words.

Now Einstein mentions something that the individual yearns for something higher, something that is beyond or excludes any man-made image. I too feel this way -- trapped, being this individual that has some limited sense of agency and consciousness, aware enough to process information, formulate these thoughts and subsequently write it out as I'm doing right now.

And you, the reader, understands all intents and purposes. You grasp what has been written, but we both do not know the hidden mechanics that created thoughts in the first place. We do not comprehend what is before the beginning. I want to be this totality. But like I said before, we ma ynot be ready for unfiltered reality. It may be too mcuh for us, this perhaps, is God: totality of existence. Not some anthropomorphic deity, not a master, nor authority but total consciousness, that or total nothingness. "To be or not to be", it seems life either is or it is not.

I think some DP sufferers are this way because they realize the potential of reality and its absurdity. They begin to question who they are -- what they are, what is this planet I seem to inhabit, where is space, what is space, why are we here, why can I ask these questions, what is here?

These are fundamental questions that have sprouted many philosophies throughout history. And yet, this current state of existence could, well, be non-existence. IT could very well be a dream...and the most intriguing, most thought-provoking conundrum is: If life is a dream, what happens when we wake up? Who are we when we wake up?
 
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