Brown pill - focus on one's own enlightenment; no Illuminati and tinfoil hats. Links related to spirituality, philosophy, psychology, meditation, cognitive science, etc.
James H. Austin's "Zen and the brain" series:
Countering the tricks played by our own minds:
Some Jung books (check the menu on the left):
https://archive.org/details/MemoriesDreamsReflectionsCarlJung (and the rest of this site, for all kinds of free old books)
Bentinho Massaro's "Insights into awareness"
>brown will put people off automatically
yeah that precisely the point.
Brown is the color of dark wood or rich soil. It is a composite color made by combining red, black and yellow. The color is seen widely in nature, in wood, soil, and human hair color, eye color and skin pigmentation. In Europe and the United States, it is the color most often associated with plainness, humility, the rustic, and poverty. It is also, according to public opinion surveys, the least favorite color of the public.
thank you for the books Op.
Focusing on my enlightenment doesn't put me off automatically, so I don't know why pill color should. Just because self-righteous faggots wore shit brown robes doesn't mean it should be the color of this online philosophical movement. In addition, the fact that it is common in nature and phenotype should further distance it from its meaning, as enlightenment is supposedly revealed from within, not through any external stimuli. Out of all the colors to choose from, too.
Brown pill won't attract many new people to the movement, why not call it gold pill instead.
Would make much more sense form a marketing perspective, also from an alchemist perspective, a pill that turns lead into gold, a metaphor for something that helps turning your inner mud into something divine.
Seriously, brown pill.. why not just call it diarrhea pill..
The christian monk thing was my personal interpretation. I'll give you that.
I just wanted to point out that brown is a humble color, that's all.
>Claiming to be brown pill
>Bitch about aesthetic colors
You fucking plebs are imposters. Get the fuck out.
Brown is modest. Just like Brown pill.
>brown pills made the comic
Go be a flashy faggot somewhere else.
You aren't Brown pill, thats for sure.
Brown pills are delusional hobos, get over it.
So I can't become a super enlightened wizard with powerful mind shields that's super wise and above anyone because I show some critical thinking..? what a shame.. I'd really wanted to be brown pill and super awesome like the jedi..
But you know what.. I think brown pill is just the right term for people thinking in such categories like different colored pills.. at least it's not black and white thinking but has a whole of six drawers to put any human with his very own individual strive for spirituality into.. yeah, brownpill for shitheads, seems fitting.
Brown pill is like a monk. He doesn't give a fuck that his brown robes are fugly. He's not concerning himself with such worldly things. He's dissociating from all that and separating himself off into his inner world with meditation and exercising his spiritual powers in the pursuit of enlightenment. In the process, he is not even moved by the world.
Indigo Pill is selfish and arrogant.
Except someone points out to him that the brown pill sounds like a used suppository, then he get's super offended and point out how you'll never become a brown pill ever and as awesome as he cause he's super enlightened and you're not. But that's the only time really.
>implying green pills aren't the ones replying.
So what are you brown pills up to then?
Looking at this pic
I'd put myself into the brown pill category.. although I wouldn't call myself enlightened or brown pill ever, also I don't own a walking stick. but meh, whatever floats your boat.
But to answer you question, I've baked a very delicious strawberry cake today.
Oh, if having this knowledge and awareness is being a brown pill rookie, then I am a brown pill rookie.
But I don't have a walking stick :/
Also, I think brown pills know a lot more than just this :P
(OP here) Oh for fuck's sake, I intended this thread to be first and foremost a place to share interesting info (Got the idea while reading the green pill thread: http://archive.4plebs.org/x/thread/14854885/#q14854885 ; I just didn't find most of the links posted relevant to my interests. Though the first three links in my first post are reposted from there). I've only used the brown pill character as a convenient metaphor, I thought that my choice of pic would make it clear that it's not meant to be taken too seriously. If you guys want a "movement", I'd recommend finding one IRL (for example, joining a local Zen school).
> In addition, the fact that it is common in nature and phenotype should further distance it from its meaning, as enlightenment is supposedly revealed from within, not through any external stimuli.
> He's dissociating from all that and separating himself off into his inner world with meditation and exercising his spiritual powers in the pursuit of enlightenment.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I've always thought that separating oneself from reality is kind of the opposite of enlightenment.
>Maybe I'm wrong, but I've always thought that separating oneself from reality is kind of the opposite of enlightenment.
Well, he is a hobo in the comic. So yeah, kind of like how indigo pill's an edgyteen suffering from chuunibyou.
> You die.
Only after decades of suffering.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable":
Sort of related, about the impact of randomness and human tendency to over-rationalize past and find patterns where there are none.
But alas, there's always a reason why the mind recognizes a pattern when it does. A psychological one. Perhaps nobody should interfere so uselessly with someone's free will that they resort to this. Maybe a God exists and made their free will what it is. Or perhaps there IS a pattern and that's WHY it is being recognized, to reinforce the free will that none other than any-God-to-exist programmed there. But perhaps it's incidental. Kind of like the pattern on wallpaper, it's a bit of a decoration. Such patterns.
Well, but there's no gain in analyzing past from today's perspective, coming to a conclusion that the important event were easy to predict, and then deluding yourself that your're prepared for whatever the future brings. A similar effect is described here:
I'm not going to read either one because fuck you, and I don't even care if I die, I'm either going to have my way eventually or I'm just going to deal with death when it embraces me. What's your point?
What is your stupid goddamned point? You are fucking annoying me. I am tired of people trying to stab the same fucking retarded splinter into my brain over and over. Fuck people.
I have swallowed the black pill.
Black Pill: 'I have both a theistic and atheistic argument for doing whatever the fuck I want and not doing what I don't want to do, and anyone who wants to argue with me about what I should be doing will have their opinion trashcanned somehow'
Individualism and self-determination taken to it's logical extreme over fuck knows what sort of trainwreck of things wasting the person's time so that they're not doing what they want to do right now.
Listen up you faggots
Brown pill didn't become brown pill by reading fucking books.
Real guide to becoming brown pill.
Guide to becoming brown pill.
Go to a fucking forest/cave and meditate for 18 hours a day every day for the rest of your life.
If there was to be a brown pill read list however it would be
The science of breath - Yogi Ramacharaka
The Art and Practice of Astral Projection - Ophiel
Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism - Yogi Ramacharaka
Christian Astrology - William Lilly
And emphasis is put on meditation not reading, 1 hour of reading for every 8 hours of meditation would seem about right.
You don't achieve enlightenment by reading the words of dead faggots that have been dead hundreds of years, you do it by PRACTICING what those dead faggots did.
Oh and did I mention to brown pill you need to go celibate.
This doesn't mean you can't fuck and wank it means you need to have alot more self control, if you cant best your own body and the desires of the flesh just give up now you have no chance of transcending.
Your average brown pill would orgasm every 3-12 months.
ps. All you faggots arguing over what colour brown pill should be, shouldn't bother brown pill doesn't give a fuck what colour you call him, call him shit pill it doesn't fucker matter in the slightest
maybe white pill...too racist to some
grey pill...too aliums!
golden pill...ehhh not bad
crystal pill...kinda rhymes..kinda drug
clear pill...can't see anything wrong here
golden or clear
>Brown pill won't attract many new people to the movement
Brown pill isn't involved in 'the movement'.
And not because it's simply about focusing on yourself, but because evil always carries the seeds of its own destruction, so there is no need to fight it. Just let the Tao play out.
a certain segment of monks
no1 can claim the monopoly on spiritual progression
everything should only be used/considered as far regarding your own personal circumstances
you can learn something from everyone but you cant learn everything from someone
I do know the sexual super powers of monks, one of the reasons behind this is there control over there entire body.
Jacking off every time you feel a little tingle in your balls isn't exactly you controlling your sexual urges more they have control over you.
If you have no argument, then feel free to insult me and suggest you know some grander answer that you choose to withhold. I really don't give a shit about your definition of enlightenment. Brown is not a good color.
Hope these are just summerfags shitting up /x/, but why isn't there any discussion (except a few posts) about the nature of the topic? All I'm seeing are a bunch of idiots arguing about colors rather than an actual discussion of ideas.
Every post in /x/ that has potential gets ruined by a bunch of shitposters derailing the threads.
Ignore the pre-pubescent teens arguing over colours.
We thought the design your own /x/ ring so you can be identified as an /x/phile would contain the current masses of 14 yr old shitposter boys but unfortunately they are to many! And they continue to spill over into all the good topics, read between the lines the people with something to contibute will do so from time to time
There is only one definition of enlightenment and that is awakening kundalini and having kundalini rise up your spine to your ajna.
It has nothing to do with colours, tell me how you think you can sit and meditate in silence.. When you cen't even let go of what fucking color someone decided to make a fictional meme character based on real life people who literally gives zero fucks about anything in this physical world.
I don't meditate because it's a waste of time.I accept my current reality because that is the only thing there to accept. I'll find out if I was wrong in the grave. Saying spiritual mumbo-jumbo does not make brown any less of a terrible color.
It's all good brother, I see strong brown pill traits in you.
Even now you just went within and found an answer to a problem, and accepted you are not a perfect being, yet.
And even better you have a desire to change these things now that you have recognised them.
Most people would of continued to blindly argue there point
Oh my gosh, we aren't really taking these "brown" or anything other then traditional red and blue pills seriously, are we?
haha if you don't meditate then what are you even doing in this thread?
How can you possibly think you can argue against people with experience, when you have none of your own?
I just realised what is ITT
Brown pills who never even looked at what colour they were apparently catagorized in, discussing brown pill topics.
Non-Brown pills arguing that the meme should have a prettier colour
>thinks he'll find out about brain benefits of meditation after brain death
can someone help me pick up all these lols i just spilled everywhere
>there are people arguing about brownpill's robes
>they don't know that he is like a monk, has a certain stoicism and isn't concerned with the material world, but about his spirituality
>monks wear robes like that as part of their asceticism, they're abstaining from, amonst other luxuries, wearing fancy clothes
Whoever designed this character did a great job.
Call me what you will, but I could not care less about your "experience", my meaning of value comes from myself alone. And I value a more attractive pill color.
I would rather be naked than wear brown robes.
Correcting spelling on the internet.
Let me guess you saw that a picture on facebook that taught you the differences between there, their and they're and know you go around on the internet correcting what little spelling you know?
Congratulations, you are literally the biggest wanker on 4chan, they're are people in furry threads on /b/ right now that have more of a life then you do, their do you see how much of a fucking faggots you are for correcting the spelling... ON THE INTERNET?! You do realise this is the internet right? You didn't stumble into an English exam there buddy so fucking calm down
If your not a brown pill then why does the colour have anything to do with you?
I havn't looked to closely at the color but your the faggot drinking the aspartame, convinced your 5 limited tactile senses are showing you the entire reality.
You couldn't brown pill if you tried m8
Tell me, hows being a self conscious, consumerist working out for ya?
Are you happy, every second of the day?
Brown pill is, he knows he is not the clothes his wearing, he is not the name people call him, he is nothing more then a soul with a body and nothing you say or do can hurt a soul.
You are powerless here shitposter
Grey pill is already taken: iron pill
I think that the brown is a good color for brown-pill character. It reflects how little he cares about fashion, seeing it as a triviality. Which it is.
I'm one of those who you replied to, and >>14910642
I'm not complaining. I'm just being honest with myself: yes, brown is an ugly color
Really, you want to see me complain? An even plainer color for his robes would be a sort of beige. Like that of unbleached muslin.
Surprising you could glean so much from me over my apparent dislike of a single color. Your quickness to assume certainly is your strong point. Anyway, this argument is quickly becoming boring. Good day, brown pill.
>fug u mom :DDD
>HAIL SATAN HAIL SATAN HAIL SATAN
>death metal must play loudly at all times
>do rituals just to be edgy
>declare yourself the one who must rule over all, and actually begin to think that way
>when people try to exert authority over you, remind them you're the boss
>watch everyone go crazy
Kind of like discordian popes: erryone's a pope
Nothing would decentralize power in society faster than if random people just started acting like they're the boss when other people try to act like they're the boss of them. It takes a certain type, though.
>but indigo pill's really another blue pill because they either support the nwo
>or they want their own nwo which is exactly like the nwo people are afraid of
This thread is seriously making me want some M&Ms
>read zen texts
>pineal gland goes fucking crazy
>starts burning the fuck out of my brain
>back off from reading for awhile
>goes back to normal
I seriously think the easiest way to enlightenment is reading zen. Not the buddhist teachers that just talk about meditation, that everyone does. The real zen masters only talk about cutting off all conceptual thoughts in this very moment. No praying required.
If you've opened all your chakras up to your throat, I think you might be ready to read real zen. If you haven't, probably not a good idea.
define "going crazy" for me
I've never experienced "crazy" pineal gland activity while reading, but I have felt it pulsing slightly when reading the yoga sutras but I thought this was only because I had so much focus on ajna while reading the sutras
First time posting in a 'pill' thread
But if Brown pills are suppose to had material objects.
Why does this site:
A site in the OP, one that is suppose to 'enlighten' me. Have a merchandise section?
Well, I do know that this is not a particularly reading- and discussion-friendly topic (like this anon >>14910377 said), but I still hoped that it would come out more interesting than tarot reading, Berenstein bears, and Morgan Geyser faggotry.
>have more of a life then you do, their do you see how much of a fucking faggots you are for correcting the spelling...
>their do you see
>how much of a fucking faggots
>a fucking faggots
You're doing it again.
i'm so humble I identify with the color brown to show how humble i am...
it should be emptiness pill or infinity pill if anything at all.
something that points to all or nothing
this is the point of brown pill, no?
if you really didn't give a fuck, you'd be wearing a magenta robe. it's a high vibration color. plus other people will judge you. perfect for acceptance and surrender
There's a bunch of stuff in the archived Green Pill thread, just ignore the NWO type stuff:
THE PILL OF EVERY COLOR AND NO COLOR AT THE SAME TIME
Physicist Russel Targ - All I know about ESP:
From Holistic Physicist F. David Peat:
Towards a Process Theory of Healing: Energy, Activity and Global Form
F.David Peat on Bohm, the eminent physicist who came up with the idea of a Holographic Universe:
"nterview with Dr David Peat about 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order' which was authored by Dr David Bohm who did some extraordinary work on plasma."
SHAVING SCIENCE WITH OCKHAM'S RAZOR
'There are no scientific findings which preclude considering consciousness as a causal factor in the universe. Nor are there findings in any area of science—including quantum physics, parapsychology or near-death experience research—which require the consideration of consciousness as a causal factor (both of these statements are in regard to current scientific methodology).'
"This article points out a nonlocality of quantum mechanics that is significantly more radical than that implied by violations of Bell locality or Einstein locality. It consists in the fact that the spatiotemporal differentiation of the physical world is incomplete. The so-called parts of space only exist to the extent that they are physically realized, and arbitrarily small parts cannot be physically realized. Further it is shown that intrinsically all fundamental particles are identical in the radical sense of numerical identity. Hence it is impossible to model reality "from the bottom up," whether on the basis of an intrinsically and completely differentiated space or spacetime or out of a multitude of intrinsically distinct building blocks. Quantum theory's explanatory arrow points in the opposite direction — from unity to multiplicity. In addition to establishing these conclusions, the article examines their implications for the enterprise called physics, illuminates these conclusions and their implications in a quintessential Indian philosophical context, and points out that while the radical nonlocality of the quantum world renders intelligible the possibility of paranormal correlations, quantum mechanics offers no help in explaining how paranormal phenomena come about."
The Dhammapada (Sayings of the Buddha)
Wakefulness is the way to life.
The fool sleeps
As if he were already dead,
But the master is awake
And he lives forever.
He is clear.
How happy he is!
For he sees that wakefulness is life.
Also on that channel
Tao Te Ching
that was my only post ITT.
don't you see how identifying with the colors (some) monks have worn to show that you are humble is the least humble thing you can do? and that getting offended shows how attached you are? you should be able to laugh at this. it's funny
also I found this video. I think it's perfect for seekers everywhere. ignore the first 30 sec or so that was animated by spirit science (it goes away when she starts talking)