Frank Apisa wrote:
If I say the grass and the frog are one, that does not mean there is no frog, and no grass.
If I say the self is an illusion, that does not mean there is no Frank, and no BeHereNow.
Well...when you say that "self is an illusion"...what does it mean?
And how do you "know" it?
Let's discuss this.
I gave you the best I can on another thread, with this updated reply:
I have a fairly good list of references for intuitive knowledge and understanding, from both scientific and philosophical perspectives.
We should be able to agree that if Einstein and Steve jobs have something good to say about the intuitive process, there might
be something to it.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
"The only real valuable thing is intuition."
"The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why".
- Albert Einstein
The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and the intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world… Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That’s had a big impact on my work.
Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic, it is learned and it is the great achievement of Western civilization. In the villages of India, they never learned it. They learned something else, which is in some ways just as valuable but in other ways is not. That’s the power of intuition and experiential wisdom.”