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    Sometimes when we perceive the world we perceive without language. We perceive spontaneously. But sometimes when we view the world, first we think a word then we perceive. In other words, the first instance is directly feeling or perceiving the universe; the second is talking ourselves into seeing the universe. So either you look and see beyond language, as first perception or you see the world through the filter of your thoughts.
    -Chogyam Trungpa (edited for context)


    When we experience our environment directly, without the pretense of thought (internal gossip) we have the ability to dissolve into a state of clarity in our awareness of reality, a state of 'flow'.

    Flow is the creative mental state in which the person is fully immersed in their task or environment by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement , accuracy and interest.

    The [individual] feels that the world is naturally full of interest: the visual world, the emotional world. So interest or inquisitiveness manifests as raw delight, delight together with rawness or tenderness.
    -Chogyam Trungpa (edited to condense)


    We are talking about a state of consciousness that often gets forgotten in a world filled with distraction and deception.
    A raw unfiltered, unconditioned state of perception, similar to that of a child exploring the world with a fresh spirit.
    This is curiosity and expression in its purest form. This is the essence of adventure!

    View the world with the curious fascination of a child in all your explorations of reality. This will manifest humor and playfulness in your life and a gentleness towards yourself and others.

    Please, elaborate.



    *Chogyam Trungpa quotes from his book shambhala: the sacred path of the warrior

    Sun, Jan 3, 2010  Permanent link
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         Mon, Jan 11, 2010  Permanent link
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoché
    HelloAlexCL     Tue, Jan 12, 2010  Permanent link
    I was immediately reminded of this quote by the one you began with:
    There are two ways, and can only be two, of seeking and finding truth. The one, from senses and particulars, takes a flight to the most general axioms, and from those principles and their truths, settled once for all, invents and judges of intermediate axioms. The other method collects axioms from senses and particulars, ascending continuously and by degrees, so that in the end it arrives at the more general axioms; this latter way is the true one, but hitherto untried.
    -Francis Bacon

    I've come across this idea of flow referred to as "absorption." This would be the "apperception" of reality and a non-dual experience. What follows is the "subsequent," the ecstatic, dualistic chain of signification that is "understanding" or apperception (Alfred North Whitehead said that understanding is the apperception of a pattern as such). I put "'apperception'" in quotes because absorption is an experience without an experiencer. It is what might be referred to in Buddhist terminology as ultimate reality. I especially like the absorption-subsequent terminology. Aesthetics (kind of a pathetic field) has neglected to associate this absorption with beauty, though the two are definitely of a similar character.

    Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.
    -Oscar Wilde
     
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