Existing in fallacy is to remain clinging to learned or absorbed false systems or mistaken beliefs. A truly dynamic, liberated mind is one that likely transcends beyond all (given) beliefs and manmade patterns… being a mind that perceives without contamination that has been absorbed from others. It is easy to exist in a slapdash way, merely allowing others (many of whom want power and control) to tell you how to do things. However, unless one looks with the purity of non-contamination, then what one perceives and believes in may merely be extensions of what others (with motivations involving power and suppression) have planted. When one supposedly has a belief, it is very likely that one is that belief… not merely something separate (from some kind of manufactured distance) “having” it.
The beauty of real innocence and pure perception (which is what is truly unsullied) is that they — together as one — are beyond secondhand values. Real innocence transcends self-importance, pompous display, and it goes beyond mere accumulation. In mere accumulation — including the gathering of images and beliefs — there is a “getting more and more,” which inflates the self (via increments of images, internal components, and others’ patterns). With uncontaminated, innocent perception, there is a seeing beyond the self and the accumulations that fill (and make) the self. It may be that profound relationship goes beyond any mental accumulations that constitute the self. Real relationship and true selflessness may not be two different things.
might they still
lock away in asylums
those with truly
liberated minds? 🙂
Yes, I understand! Like when my cousin turned to me (as I stood next to my wife at my aunt’s funeral) and said, “It’s too bad that you’re a heathen, isn’t it?”
i understand that pain, Tom
as I’ve heard similar comments
from friends and relatives from my past. wishing us both calm,
healing breaths. 🙂
“Real relationship and true selflessness may not be two different things.”
Love this one! Great post Tom! 😀
Thanks Pieter! Much appreciated! 🙂
wonderful post, Tom, regards Mitza
Thanks very much, Mitza! And in regards to your comments in the my posting previous to this one… thanks, but I’m a long time teetotaller. I take all kinds of natural supplements (for the arthritic pain), and they do help to an extent.
Did you try homeopathy or traditional Chinese medicine?
Yes!… but not acupuncture. Someone I know had a very bad experience with acupuncture. Mitza, for my arthritis, I continue to take all kinds of natural herbs and supplements that are beneficial to a good extent. However, the severity of it is so intense that no combination of supplements works entirely. I think it’s a combination of genetic factors and all that lifting that I did for many years as a teacher for the multiply handicapped. Fortunately, one has a high tolerance for pain.