Archive for September, 2019
“I am afraid we are not rid of God because we continue to believe in grammar” — Nietzsche
I doubt that the reader who is already a Western culture adherent such as myself will (at least initially) agree with these following findings from my (and others’) philosophical investigations, which point to why ‘East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet’.
Nietzsche’s above quote, along with his identification of the infusing into the Western intellect of ‘the -double error’ speaks to a psyche-prepping-intellectual-‘habit’, a habit that has long ago dropped below the coverage of our Western culture intellectual radar screen; i.e. the VISUALIZING apparatus of our intellectual reality constructing has hijacked center stage, while our sensing of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum (which is beyond voyeur visualization) has been ‘eclipsed’ by the strong visual impression characteristic of language and grammar based INTELLECTION. What ‘goes missing’ in this hijacking of understanding triggered by language and grammar-based visualization is the ineffable (intuitive) understanding of the all-including relational transformation (the Tao) that defies visual representation.
OVERVIEW of TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ‘CONSTRUCTING’ AN ‘EFFABLE’ VERSION OF OUR INEFFABLE REALITY, SHOWING HOW THE ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ OPTION THAT IS IN COMMON USE IN WESTERN CULTURE IS A CRAZY-MAKER.
OPTION 1: INEFFABLE TO EFFABLE REDUCTION: THE RELATIONAL INFERENCE (modern physics, indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta)
OPTION 2: INEFABLE TO EFFABLE REDUCTION; THE DOUBLE ERROR OPTION (the Western culture ‘standard’)
HEREDITY IS A ‘FOLLOW-UP LIE’ THAT KEEPS AFLOAT THE FIRST TWO LIES OF ‘BEING’ and ‘CREATION’ (GENESIS).
***N.B. For us as Western culture adherents who accept ‘reality’ in terms of the abstractions of ‘things-in-themselves’ with powers of sourcing actions and developments, this note may be summarily dismissed due to it’s basic rejection of ‘beings’ with notional producer-of-product powers, which set up the intellect for belief in ‘being’ with powers of ‘creation’ which in turn sets the stage for the derivative concept of ‘heredity’. There is no ‘heredity’ in a transforming relational continuum, the reality of modern physics. The abstract concept of ‘genesis’ is set up by a ‘double error’ of language and grammar, as Nietzsche points out. There is no ‘genesis’ in the ‘Tao’ of Taoism/Buddhism, or in the ‘Great Mystery’ of indigenous aboriginal cultures, there is only the wave-field aka the transforming relational continuum. Our concept of ‘genesis’ derives from the ‘double error’ of language and grammar. ***
How the hell are we supposed to explain the orderly nature of the world once we invent the intellectual abstract notions of ‘being’ and ‘genesis’? This problem does not arise if we start off assuming the Tao, the world (our experiencing of reality) as inclusion in a transforming relational continuum, … but once we jumpstart an intellectual-conceptual reality based on ‘genesis’ of ‘things-in-themselves’ such as ‘human beings’ with notional powers of ‘sourcing actions and developments’ (the ‘double error so-called by Nietzsche) then we have abandoned our understanding of reality as inclusion in a transforming relational continuum, … AND, … we have as a result, as Pre-Socratic philosophers point out, inherited ‘the burden of concreteness’.