advaitam and Kashmir shaivam (Idealism and Realism)
marting at NSWCC.ORG.AU
Tue Aug 19 03:14:37 CDT 1997
At 05:24 AM 18/08/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Here's a simple experiment. 1. Find a tall building. 2. jump off it.
>In the few seconds before you splatter all over the ground, try and
>mentally adjust the law of gravity. Oddly enough it doesn't seem to work
>does it? No matter how many people will try this experiment, gravity and
>the way it works will remain the same to each observer. Because they are
>_completely_ independant of the observer.
>The idealist might reply that this mental creation of the world is
>unconscious and not subject to such direct manipulation. Already this is
>a dilution of the idealist concept but even with this admission the theory
>is implausible. There are what 5-6 billion people in the world today?
>Even on a subject as vague as the interpretation of a sunrise, there are a
>lot less than 5 billion opinions. If all these people are out there
>creating their own realities, why do so many of them agree with each
.......Yeah, but as I said, you have to believe in their existence first.
Which means you think you are infallible. Any second things could change and
your whole 'reality' will be blown. Fingers crossed.....
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