Activity of the human mind
DSingerny at AOL.COM
Mon Dec 15 20:42:50 CST 1997
In a message dated 97-12-11 12:23:20 EST, you write:
I would like to pose a friendly question to the list-members. Would
anyone deny the following statement ?
"Whatever activity the human mind indulges in, it is unreal. Whether it is
in a dream-state (taijasa) creating its own world, or whether it is in a
wake-up state (vaisvanara) where it tries to discriminate between
unreality and reality, or enjoys the sensual pleasures or suffers the
worldly miseries, all its activities are unreal. Even its activity of
satsangh or attempts to absorb the scriptural writings are unreal."
Certainly I cannot question the veracity of the above statement. However
"whatever activity the human mind indulges in" is merely not eternal, is
conceptual and therefore averts the unutterable presence from knowing itself.
Distinctions such as "real", "unreal", "truth', "not truth" might be arguable,
but I question whether they are the most usable formulation or pedogogical
premise for human possibility. Regards, Daniel
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