Yielding is the way of the Tao.
The ten thousand things are born of being.
Being is born of not being.
Naturally, blindsided, or hypocritically. they also bring the song of:
“One consequence that is inherent to solipsism is an Atomic individualism view of the world and nature. If only I matter, then other people, animals, environments only matter insofar as they affect me. This may be an antisocial philosophy. Language and other social media are taken for granted as self-conceived and inherent. Maintenance of these social tools is not required, the individual need only exist, not interact with the world. Sincere solipsists are unlikely to be persuaded by such considerations; believing society to be non-existent, there is no question of being “antisocial” for them.”
So in other words if you are a Solipsist you are selfish, and likely to be antisocial, and a bad element for society, of course there is no reason as a member of society if you are an Atheist, the fact you do not need a God to watch over you, still can be ethical, and even profoundly a ‘Humanist’ (read Moral individual) My question why deny the Solipsist the same right? You can deny the existence of a Consciousness beyond yourself, but the experience of waking up one day and decide to act like if others do not exist, can bring ‘illusory’ but nevertheless unpleasant experiences to the self, like punishment, jail, or worst! The same as for those who denying the existence of God one day may decide not to observe any Moral, or Ethical code of conduct.So much for the selfish argument, what is good for the goose is good for the gander… Next!
Metaphysical solipsism is the variety of Idealism which maintains that the individual self of the solipsistic philosopher is the whole of reality and that the external world and other persons are representations of that self having no independent existence.
The very Western discourse of thought, with it’s mania to compartmentalize ideas, and rapidly label them, in this way to catalog them, and promptly discarded them, rater than give them serious consideration as Eastern Ways of Life do. I do not like to name then Eastern Philosophies, since this automatically in our Western mind make them an speculative thought with no more valid reality than a game of words! Were language, and ideas are the substance of inquiry, rather than the praxis through a life style, that result in positive experience, by contrast our Western approach of words as logical discourse based on ideological grounds of speculative intellect, post-modernism has rendered this method of inquiry turn against itself! Everything, Knowledge itself a product of language rendering fixed meaning a construct, and therefore subject to deconstruction, and consequently subjective!
The nun Wu Jincang asked the Sixth Patriach Huineng, “I have studied the Mahaparinirvana sutra for many years, yet there are many areas I do not quite understand. Please enlighten me.”
The patriarch responded, “I am illiterate. Please read out the characters to me and perhaps I will be able to explain the meaning.”
Said the nun, “You cannot even recognize the characters. How are you able then to understand the meaning?”
“Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?”
The article in Wikipedia about Solipsism covers briefly the view of some Eastern Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoga, Advaita Vedanta
Some philosophers hold the viewpoint that solipsism is entirely empty and without content. Like a ‘faith’ argument, it seems sterile, i.e., allows no further argument, nor can it be falsified. The world remains absolutely the same — so where could a solipsist go from there? Viewed in this way, solipsism seems only to have found a facile way to avoid the more difficult task of a critical analysis of what is ‘real’ and what isn’t, and what ‘reality’ means. The solipsist might hold in response that further argument is meaningless and there are limits to what can be known about ‘reality.’
My answer is what “Critical Analysis” can add? It is not Rational materialism a close system that admit no argument in to what is the nature of the composition of the World that is not based in a Rational Materialist view? And furthermore what conclusion you can draw from there that will contribute anything new that this Philosophy has not already establish? So, where Rational Materialism can go from here? It is not hypocritical to say you do not have all the answers, but stubbornly deny any other possibility, because doesn’t fit your established Cosmology? Have this people not been aware of the collapse of Logic Positivism?
Therefore, know your self, who you are, what is your identity. … Consider well in what way you are Haqq, (Truth, Reality) and in what way Khalq,(Creation, Otherness) as being separate, other.
He who knows himself knows his Lord; … indeed, He is his very identity and reality.
In one sense the Reality is creatures; in another sense, It is not. … Whether you assert that It is undivided or divided, the Self is alone. The manifold [universe] exists and yet it does not exist.
It is none other than He who progresses or journeys as you. There is nothing to be known but He; and since He is Being itself, He is therefore also the journeyer. There is no knower but He; so who are you? Know your true Reality. He is the essential self of all. But He conceals it by [the appearance of] otherness, which is “you.”
If you hold to multiplicity, you are with the world; and if you hold to the Unity, you are with the Truth …. Our names are but names for God; at the same time our individual selves are His shadow. He is at once our identity and not our identity … Consider!
Know that whenever something permeates another, it is assumed into the other.
That which permeates, the agent, is disguised by that which is permeated, the object.
In this case, the object is the manifest [universe], and the agent is the Unmanifest, the Hidden.
On Him alone we depend for everything; our dependence on other things is in reality dependence on Him, for they are nothing but His appearances.
The eye perceives nothing but Him; only He is to be known.
We are His; by Him we exist, and by
Him we are governed; and we are, at all times and in all states, in His presence.
There is no existence save His existence. … This means that the existence of the beggar is His existence and the existence of the sick is His existence. Now, when this is admitted, it is acknowledged that all existence is His existence; and that the existence of all created things, both accidents and substances, is His existence; and when the secret of one particle of the atoms is clear, the secret of all created things, both outward and inward, is clear; and you do not see in this world or the next, anything except God.