How do we know?

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How do we know?

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:39 am

If everything is void of own-being, how do we know?

As in the process of knowing ourselves and the world.

Not in the sense of "i am this or that person named *****" but in the sense of bare awareness.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: How do we know?

Postby BlackBird » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:41 am

We don't know, that's the reason we practice the Noble Eightfold Path ;)

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Re: How do we know?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:52 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: How do we know?

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:52 am

In the sense of "bare awareness" this not knowing is indeed it. Letting go of all clinging, including clinging to khandas, what is there to know?
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Re: How do we know?

Postby alan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:26 am

Don't understand the question.

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Re: How do we know?

Postby m0rl0ck » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:21 am

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: How do we know?

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“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig


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