FrashavanHaving seen the back of the funhouse...Fri May 18, 2012 07:22188.8.131.52...some people think they understand the illusions. But they don't; knowing the people in the "It's a Small World" ride are animatronics doesn't free you from the illusion at all.
As I have often tried to tell my students, me telling them the answer to the "What is the sound of one hand clapping" riddle doesn;t confer even an iota of Enlightnment.
Some people are like those annoying kids, whose older siblings told them that Santa Claus was all made up; They thought they understood the real world... but they were 9, and really couldn't even begin to imagine what the "real world" was.
- I don't live in your subculture ... Baruch, Fri May 18 06:39It took a great deal of effort to escape the myths of adulthood, having spent 30 years learning them. But I haven't believed in Santa Claus for a long time, ever since I caught my father bringing in... more
- Having seen the back of the funhouse... Frashavan, Fri May 18 07:22
- When the Buddha became enlightened ... Baruch, Fri May 18 07:43he had defeated the god of illusion. But reality didn't cease to exist, as Hindus believe when Brahman wakes up from his dream. The Buddha went from being in the Matrix, and not knowing it, to being... more
- I know...I know Frashavan, Fri May 18 07:54I have explained all that, more times than I can count. But youth are impatient of Wisdom. What's worse is that they totally accept the mathematical model: the answer must be defined, and must be... more