How FEELINGS Transcend INTELLECT in Delivering UNDERSTANDING
Our sensory (‘feeling’) experience is of inclusion within a transforming relational continuum; i.e. inclusion in the Tao/Wave-field.
Because we are included in a continual flux (aka transformation), our reality is ineffable, and because we want to discuss and share our experience, we develop language and grammar which must necessarily be based on a reduction of our experience of inclusion in transformation in order to share ‘something’ in effable terms.
This means that what we are able to talk about is not the ‘reality’ of our actual experience of inclusion in the Tao or Wave-field (this is ineffable) but what we able to talk about is an ‘intellectual reduction’ of the ineffable. The implication is that the reality of our FEELINGS is reality, … a reality that is beyond reach of language and grammar based intellection.
This intellectual reduction is a reduction from our intuitive feeling based inclusion in the all including ‘transformation’ of the ‘wave-field’ (the Tao) to an abstract intellectual language and grammar based construction of a pseudo-reality wherein NONLOCAL transformation gives way to LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES notionally WITH POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS (i.e. the DOUBLE ERROR of language and grammar pointed out by Niezsche).
The first error is NAMING (to reduce a flow-form to a notional LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF and the second error is GRAMMAR, words that we put together that gives us the intellectual impression that the naming-instantiated THING-IN-ITSELF has the POWER OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.
This ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ ‘sidesteps’ the INEFFABLE fluid ONE-NESS of the Tao (Wave-field) by RECASTING flow-forms as LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES with their own POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, … in language and grammar based intellectual representations. This language based intellectual MOCK-UP is a TOOL for enabling a half-assed effable representation of the innately ineffable Tao, … a TOOL WHICH WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS EMPLOY AS OUR OPERATIVE REALITY, … WHILE it is used merely as a throw-away tool of INFERENCE in modern physics, indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.
As Emerson points out, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS let the TOOL run away with the WORKMAN; i.e. we redefine WHO WE ARE with the DOUBLE ERROR tool of language and grammar and this is where we make ourselves, in our psyche, into SORCERERS of actions and developments, per the DOUBLE ERRROR, and no longer understand ourselves as being included in the Tao and ONE WITH EVERYTHING. We lose the EASTERN power of ‘one with everything’ and gain the WESTERN power of ‘independent being based ‘sorcery’. Thus we trade out “Inspiration that fills the heart” for ‘Ego that swells the head”.
Language and grammar based intellectual stimulation lets us do this ‘make-believe’ recasting of who we are, and while the EAST understands that this is just a tool of inference or ‘Wittgenstein ladder’ to facilitate sharing a reduction-based allusion to the ineffable Tao, … the WEST accepts and employs this reduction as the ‘operative reality’. This is a CRAZY-MAKER for us WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS. The intellectual ‘doer-deed’ or ‘producer-product’ pseudo-concept is just a cheap way of conjuring up the psychological notion of SORCERY along with some artificial ego-inflation.
That is; while the EAST employs such double error techniques as throw-away tools of inference (Wittgenstein ladders) that simply ‘point to” the ineffable reality that lies innately beyond it, the WEST employs it as a KEEPER; i.e. as the basis for what will be the OPERATIVE REALITY. This reduction to SORCERY introduces confusion such as the ‘wind-and-flag’ ambiguity (we are confused over which SOURCES movement of which) that underlies the conservative – liberal split in WESTERN CULTURE. Note that this confusion/ambiguity derives from the abstract duplicity in language and grammar that we invoke by reducing the Tao to the duplicitious binary terms of INHABITANTS and HABITAT wherein we imagine FIGURE and GROUND as TWO rather as ONE in the fluid (Tao) understanding.
Once we build this BINARY SPLIT into our language and grammar, our intellectual constructions REDUCE THE REALITY OF NONLOCAL TRANSFORMATION TO LOCAL SORCERY, thanks to this DOUBLE ERROR. In observing a hurricane in the atmospheric flow or boil in a flow, instead of accepting the dual aspect as APPEARANCE, we use language and grammar to represent boil and flow as TWO SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, … an immediate ‘problem’ in that this intellectual ‘binary-izing’ introduces ambiguity as to whether the boil SOURCES the low or whether the flow SOURCES the boil. This ambiguity arises from our MISTAKE of imputing TWO-ness to the flow based on APPEARANCE, concretized by handing out TWO different NAMES; i.e. BOIL and FLOW.
Ok, we could do this naming just for convenience of effable-izing the ineffable-because-one-overall-transforming-flow-continuum (the expedient ‘Wittgenstein ladder’ inference) AND THAT IS WHAT MODERN PHYSICS (‘the surprise version of the game of twenty questions) AND INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL CULTURES AND TAOISM/BUDDHISM AND ADVAITA VEDANTA DO, … but when we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS split apart the boil from the flow, and the inhabitant from the habitat, WE “REALLY MEAN IT” and the separateness of INHABITANT and HABITAT thus becomes one of those terse “READ MY LIPS” assertions. It is the difference between Heraclitus “everything in flux” philosophical understanding and Parmenides “there is only the possibility of “IS” or “IS NOT” and “IS” is the only sensible option. In this latter case, the INHBITANT become the REAL thing and the background of HABITAT is ignored. However, it doesn’t go away entirely but comes backs to split us apart into opposing factions, the CONSERVATIVES who believes the FIGURE is the active agent that SOURCES change in the GROUND (one bad apple spoils the barrel) … and the LIBERAL who believes that the GROUND is the active agent that SOURCES change in the FIGURE (it takes a whole community to raise a child).
As in the wind-and-flag paradox, it is NEITHER the case that the moving air SOURCES the moving of the flag or the moving flag SOURCES the moving of the air BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY TRANSFORMATION AND NO SUCH THING AS “SOURCING” OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS AKA ‘SORCERY”.
WESTERN CULTURE IS A CRAZY -MAKER BECAUSE OF ITS CULT-IVATING OF BELIEF IN SORCERY! This is where EGO comes into play and GUILT and a whole lot of other CRAZY-MAKING beliefs that build on the belief in SORCERY.
It is possible for us to understand the world dynamic in relational terms of harmony and dissonance without ever having to depend on abstract SORCERY based absolutes such as lead to the concept of SOURCING GOOD ACTS and SOURCING EVIL ACTS. As David Bohm points out in his discussion of modern physics, there is no absolute base in the real relational world of our experience, and everything is in flux so that relations derive from relations without any ‘bottoming out’ in the SOURCING of ACTION and DEVELOPMENT.
A point to remember here is that we are never going to be able to ‘see’ a representation of the Tao (Wave-field) that we are included in and ‘made of’ as we can never ‘get outside of it’ and ‘beyond it’ so that we must except that OUR FEELINGS are “IT”. That is to say, … OUR FEELINGS are the whole ball of wax, the transforming relational continuum. What we “SEE” out there is a part of our self because there is just ONE thing, the all-including Tao or Wave-field, … the GREAT HARMONY that includes us and everything.
Those OTHER PEOPLE and OTHER THINGS “OUT THERE” are NOT “OUT THERE” but are included in the Transforming Relational Continuum as we and everything are as in the expression ‘mitakuye oyasin’. The VISUAL sense of a division between ‘THINGS-OUT-THERE’ (‘external objects’) and ‘THINGS-IN-HERE” (‘internal organs’) is ambiguous for the developing fetus as it is ambiguous in general in Wave-field based understanding wherein ‘everything is in flux’.
Since the ineffable Wavefield aka the Tao is the PRIMARY REALITY OF OUR ACTUAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE (and it is only available to our ‘feelings’), whatever we come up with as REALITY on the basis of vision and language, for example the ‘double error’ constructions of language and grammar, … cannot be more than a ‘prop’ of the ‘Wittgenstein ladder’ type, to help stimulate in us an understanding of our ‘feeling’ based reality. In other words, our FEELINGS are reality while our intellectual constructions that employ double error based SOURCING of actions and developments are a facilitative TOOL
Visual images or forms that we can touch and grope might be thought of as ‘feeling stimulators’. That is, instead of our ‘feelings’ being supplementary to visual and mensurable sensing, the reverse is the actual reality; i.e. visual and mensurable sensing may be aids that we use to help us understand the primary world of FEELING (of inclusion the Wave-field aka the Tao).
CRAZY-MAKING IS A WESTERN CULTURE AFFLICTION WHEREIN WE IMPUTE “REALITY” TO THE DOUBLE ERROR BASED ABSTRACTION OF LOCAL SORCERY, RATHER THAN ACCEPTING THAT REALITY IS “FEELINGS” as associate with our inclusion in the transforming relational continuum.
Being that our inclusion in the Tao is an ineffable feelings-based experience, our language and grammar based intellectual REDUCTION to DOUBLE ERROR terms of NAMING instantiated things-in-themselves (abstraction) conflated with GRAMMAR instantiated POWERS OF LOCALLY SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS can be NOTHING OTHER THAN EXPEDIENT ABSTRACTION.
In other words, TRANSFORMATION is NONLOCAL REALITY that is meanwhile ineffable, while LOCAL SORCERY is ABSTRACTION that is effable. The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao – Lao Tzu
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARE LETTING THE EFFABLE-IZING TOOL OF LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR (WHICH USES THE DOUBLE ERROR TO REDUCE NONLOCAL FLOW TO LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS) …. RUN AWAY THE WORKMAN, as Emerson points out (and as Nietzsche reaffirmed).
SO, HERE WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARE, HAVING SWAPPED OUT OUR EFFABLE-IZING REDUCTIVE TOOL OF DOUBLE-ERROR INTELLECTUAL SPEAK, … FOR THE INEFFABLE REALITY OF OUR SENSORY EXPERIENCE; I.E. OUR BEYOND-WORDS ‘FEELING’ BASED REALITY.
Is it TOO MUCH FOR US TO BELIEVE that ‘REALITY’ is accessible through FEELINGS that are beyond language and grammar capture? i.e. is it too much for us to believe Lao Tzu’s statement that … The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao – Lao Tzu
If so, then we had better watch out! …. because trying to make sense of our experience of inclusion in the Tao, in the REDUCTIVE LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR BASED ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ TERMS OF NAMING FLOW-FORMS TO MAKE THEM OUT TO BE ‘LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES’ AND USING GRAMMAR TO IMPUTE TO THEM THE POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, IS A ‘CRAZY-MAKER’ that sets up the GOOD and EVIL and SELF-OTHER AND CONSERVATIVE-LIBERAL SCHIZOPHRENIAS along with unlimited instances of various other BINARIES.
WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT “HIDE” BINARY ABSTRACTION BY USING THE ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR CONSTRUCTION AS, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE ‘PRODUCER-PRODUCT’ METAPHOR. We say that the CONSTRUCTION FIRM constructs a housing development on the hill, but in reality, the construction firm is gathering materials, steel, concrete, gravel, timber from all over the countryside, thus TRANSFORMING THE LAND, and then we reduce that to ACME CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTED A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ON THE HILL. We use the DOUBLE ERROR of language and grammar to REDUCE TRANSFORMATION TO CONSTRUCTION AKA THE ‘SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS’ AKA “SORCERY”.
What is REALLY GOING ON, is TRANSFORMATION while WHAT WE SAY IS GOING ON IS SORCERY (CONSTRUCTION). Furthermore, we impute THE POWER OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS TO THE NAME-INSTANTIATED ‘CONTRACTOR’ while the experience grounded reality is one of our inclusion in TRANSFORMATION. If the CONTRACTOR was orchestrating movements of materials from all round the world in the LOCAL SOURCING/CONSTRUCTING of an OFFICE TOWER, what would be going on would be TRANSFORMATION rather than SORCERY as in a PRODUCER-PRODUCT OPERATION.
The point is that there is no such thing as a PRODUCER-PRODUCT DYNAMIC aka A LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. The ‘producer-product’ LOCAL SOURCING syntax is a DOUBLE ERROR of language and grammar that obscures the REALITY of RELATIONAL TRANSFORMATION, as pointed out by Nietzsche;
“Our judgement has us conclude that every change must have an author”;–but this conclusion is already mythology: it separates that which effects from the effecting. If I say “lightning flashes,” I have posited the flash once as an activity and a second time as a subject, and thus added to the event a being that is not one with the event but is rather fixed, “is” and does not “become.”–To regard an event as an “effecting,” and this as being, that is the double error, or interpretation, of which we are guilty.” – Nietzsche, ‘Will to Power’, 531
Our SENSORY EXPERIENCE is of INCLUSION IN THE TRANFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM. THIS COMES TO US IN “FEELINGS” THAT ARE WITHOUT SUPPORTING IMAGES AND IMAGE-BASED DYNAMICS. WE USE LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR TO TRIGGER THE INTELLECTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF NAME-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH GRAMMAR-GIVEN POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
WHILE OUR ‘FEELINGS’ ARE ‘WHAT WE ARE’; I.E. WAVE-DYNAMICS WITHIN THE TAO (WAVE-FIELD), THE INTELLECTUAL DEVICES OF LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR ARE SOMETHING WE EMPLOY TO FABRICATE A LOCAL, EXPLICIT VISUAL CONCEPTUAL VERSION OF OURSELVES AS LOCAL, MATERIAL THINGS-IN-OURSELVES NOTIONALLY WITH OUR OWN POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. This allows us to VISUALIZE the inherently non-visible-because-purely-relational FEELINGS. As a BUNDLE OF FEELINGS, we do not REDUCE to LOCAL MATERIAL THINGS-IN-OURSELVES.
The WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT habit of reducing ourselves as FEELINGS (Wave-field dynamic) to ourselves as LOCAL MATERIAL THINGS-IN-OURSELVES is the DOUBLE ERROR of language and grammar. Modern physics and the EASTERN cultures do NOT transfer over the PRIMARY REALITY to such DOUBLE ERROR based NAMING instantiated things-in-themselves notionally with their own POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
So, given that the DOUBLE ERROR based reality which gives us the sense of LOCALLY EXISTING THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES is illusion, reality must instead reside be made up of FEELINGS aka the Wave-field itself, which, as in the case of the swirl in the flow that we call the hurricane, has a visible aspect to it, although it would be a mistake to try to understand it by first imposing the DOUBLE ERROR on it to reduce it to a LOCAL thing-in-itself with its own POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.
Let’s just say that the Wave-Field or Tao is ‘everything’ (it is the flow) and that it HAS FEELINGS and these FEELINGS become manifest as ‘whorls’ in the flow; i.e. in the transforming relational continuum, and it is at this point that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS elevate the visual aspect of LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES-WITH-POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENTS above the FEELING aspect in what we THEN use as THE BASIS for constructing an OPERATIVE REALITY’.
THIS IS A CRAZY-MAKER because the PRIMARY REALITY OF OUR ACTUAL EXPERIENCE IS “FEELINGS” as one would expect of relational forms in the transforming relational energy-field continuum. Our FEELINGS of inclusion in the Tao are an INEFFABLE EXPERIENCING, the natural candidate for primary influence in shaping our actions, … HOWEVER, in WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, the logical DOUBLE ERROR based reductions of binary INTELLECTION have hijacked FIRST PRIORITY OF INFLUENCE over our material behavioural dynamic, displacing the natural primacy of FEELINGS. THIS IS IN WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT PRACTICE, PRIMARILY.
To let the PRODUCER-PRODUCT PSEUDO-REALITY “wallpaper over” RELATIONAL TRANSFORMATION as when we say that ‘we are constructing a town on the hill” is exemplary of WESTERN CULTURE CRAZY-MAKING. EVERYWHERE in WESTERN CULTURE, we are ‘talking up’ SORCERY and in the process wallpapering over TRANSFORMATION that WE ARE INCLUDED IN.
BELIEF IN SORCERY leads to BELIEF IN COMPETITION as a means of HONING ONE’S PROFICIENCIES IN SORCERY aka ‘PRODUCER-PRODUCT COMPETENCIES’. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SORCERY AKA PRODUCER-PRODUCT CAPABILITY. IT IS AN ARTEFACT OF THE ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ OF LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR.
Modern physics reaffirms the understanding that relational (Wave-field) TRANSFORMATION is the ‘real/natural reality’ (and we experience this as FEELINGS). This understanding ECLIPSES the understanding that is in terms of intellectual abstraction of DOUBLE ERROR based SORCERY that we formulate and share in terms of language and grammar based visualizable concepts.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WHILE WE CAN USE LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR DOUBLE ERROR CONSTRUCTIONS AS A TOOL OF INFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF UNDERSTANDING IN TERMS OF THE INEFFABLE TAO, … WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARE USING THIS TOOL AS A SUBSTITUTE REALITY, WHILE MODERN PHYSICS AND THE EASTERN CULTURE EMPLOYS THE DOUBLE ERROR CONSTRUCTIONS ONLY AS A TOOL OF INFERENCE OF THE INEFFABLE RELATIONAL REALITY (THE TAO) OF OUR FEELING EXPERIENCE (IT IS NOT VISIBLE AND WHAT IS ‘VISIBLE’ SUCH AS FLOW-FORMS THAT WE ELEVATE TO ‘REAL’ WITH THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR, IS ‘NOT REALITY’).
Because of life-long ingrained WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT intellectual programming we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have a hard time ‘letting go’ of our knee-jerk intellectual practice of making the DOUBLE ERROR reduction that blinds us to TRANSFORMATION while unnaturally elevating DOUBLE ERROR based SORCERY of THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES notionally with POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
NEUROFEEDBACK is a technique that can help us avoid the WESTERN CULTURE instilled knee-jerk reflex of invoking the DOUBLE ERROR reduction, that has been removing our natural understanding in terms of relational TRANSFORMATION and substituting the intellectually reduced abstraction of LOCAL NAMING BASED BEINGS with GRAMMAR BASED POWERS OF SORCERY.
This Western DOUBLE ERROR based reduction of reality gives rise to the abstract binaries of ‘good-and-evil’, ‘innocent-and-guilty’, ‘blame-and-forgiveness’, ‘production’ and ‘consumption’, … all of which are binaries that block our natural understanding in the relational terms of TRANSFORMATION.
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