Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 10:27 am
Eudaimon, belatedly, your disagreement with FBM regarding the ubiquity of change being based on memory is correct. But your claim that we do not experience "process" rather than "being" invites some qualification: I think that we experience ONLY process but our language capacity does not permit DESCRIPTION of it. Flow is indescribable, only statics (usually in the form of abstracted ideas) can be captured in the nets of language. The practice of meditation makes that obvious.
Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 12:08 pm
Let me qualify the above, We DO experience the illusion of being when we observe phenomena that are undergoing change (becoming) so slowly that they appear to be static "beings" rather than processes. But I agree that the illusion of beings (like ego-selves) are useful for the species' survival.
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