after a passage from
The Mirror Of Relationship
It's also usually impractical
Posted by Cam on 1/17/2010 3:55:23 AM
Yes that was rather stupid.
Posted by Michael on 1/18/2010 2:08:18 AM
awesome, so get that. not impractical at all. thanks
Posted by lian on 1/20/2010 3:19:47 AM
i think this is very inspiring. Too often we are closed minded because we are conditioned to act or react in a certain way. Its always better to look beyond past judgements.
Posted by sasha on 1/20/2010 9:53:19 AM
So prior experience (and therefore all science) is false? I don't understand my best friend as well because I have thoughts and memories of her? My years of carpentry experience make me LESS able to see a chair for what it is? Au contraire, my thoughts and knowledge allow me to see MORE in the construction of the chair and the qualities of the wood it is made of and the design of how it interacts with and supports a person sitting in it. This philosophy is based around false assumptions. It needs work.
Posted by Adam on 1/20/2010 10:42:19 AM
what the frick dude you put out a bad name for me. it is a very simple explanation of why you dont understand what it is sayong
Posted by Cam on 1/21/2010 3:26:32 AM
Yeah that work..is called semiotic theory...go look and see!
Posted by Chuckler on 1/21/2010 6:58:09 AM
what if that 'flower' is poison ivy? sometimes lessons from the past are what save us from pain in the future
Posted by jamie Bolley on 1/22/2010 11:16:59 PM
no adam, i think the point of this is don't let past memories and thoughts about the person bias you and keep you from seeing them as they really are, not to completely disregard every single memory you have ever had. also it never mentioned anything about carpentry.
Posted by chellebelle on 1/23/2010 1:59:19 AM
It's called phenomenological thinking. Interesing as a creative tool, perhaps, but not practical in day to day life. Peace x
Posted by Bob on 1/26/2010 11:56:46 AM
Is it a wonder that someone whose career training ceases in high school wood shop is unable to have deep philosophical thoughts? Oh, did I just make a judgment that prevented me from fully seeing him for what he is? (or did I truly see him).
Posted by think on 1/29/2010 5:45:15 AM
Buddha once gave a sermon where he stood in front of a large crowd for hours and didn't say a word. Only one in the massive crowd began to smile and understood His lesson. To abide in impassive observation is to be enlightened. There is no point to this message, other then to shut up and enjoy the beauty that is and always will be right in front of your face. Love is Truth, Truth is real, anything real cannot be threatened, and anything unreal does not exist. Therein lies the peace of God.
Posted by peter on 2/4/2010 6:55:01 PM
Pretty sure survival of the fittest doesn't work if you're open minded about the saber-tooth tiger that maybe will let you pet it, even though the last one ate your cave-baby. It's easy to call people out as being closed-minded when we're in a society where everything is catered to you. Taken out of this society, and I'd like to see how you'd fare without looking at danger and acknowledging it for what it is, rather than giving it equal treatment to daisies.
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Posted by anon on 2/12/2010 11:05:47 AM
c'mon everyone if by paying attention to the eloquence of these passages, we can mold them to our own desires and throw the faults to the wind :)
Posted by lindsaybrooke on 2/14/2010 6:34:01 AM
Jesus wept, so this states that to see a thing fully is to not see it, to see it as a fleeting sensation. It takes memory to recognise it is a seperate thing from the rest of the world, thought to distinguish it is a flower and judgement to integrate these thoughts and recall it is a flower. So really to see something is to not see it. The fact we have a mind, prevents us from experiencing the world with it. Hopeless
Posted by Common Sense on 2/17/2010 7:36:41 AM
All I can think about is Kraemer from Seinfeld when he said, "Don't look at me. I'm hideous." It still makes laugh. Smile more. Judge less.
Posted by Susan on 2/24/2010 12:18:08 PM
1st all,i think it only applies to humans n says as much as we a memory bank that aids our present judgment,we should still be open minded and attentive enough to observe new things-if any-from them
Posted by anonymous on 7/26/2010 3:58:59 PM
Looking without thinking remembering or judging is not only rare, it is impossible, undesirable and pointless. The only faculties by which we can recognise anything or find it beautiful are the very faculties this bozo is telling us not to use. Boring, empty platitudes that appear meaningful but are in fact empty of meaning. Too many of these on the internet!
Posted by mark on 5/6/2011 8:14:51 AM
Actually, Mark, it is not impossible nor meaningless.
Posted by Eric on 4/19/2013 4:16:44 PM
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