Re: What Its About Posted by Margot on June 05, 1998 at 06:13:54:
In Reply to: What Its About posted by Andy on April 01, 1998 at 14:53:50:
OK... a new response then.
You seem to view the "wave of common thought" over time as being an un-examined "beaten road, traversed by thousands" ... A path that "runs through... the deteriorating world" - deteriorating because it is unquestioned.
Consider this: IF an original unquestioned common thought " x " over time could be described as a time-transcendent "idea"
or concept AND a questioner "danced above the flames" of the original " x " - THEN it would have resulted in " y " - a new time-transcendent idea.
And If, as you correctly state, the unquestioned path leads to deterioration, then the questioned path must lead to rejuvenation.
You acknowledge that the act of questioning leads to a "new, yet old world". This implies that there must always have been questioners - creating an alternative time-transcendent thought path leading to rejuvenation - as opposed to the path which leads to deterioration.
If one considers this in thinking about the balance of energies, the law of Karma, and the old rule of Physics that 'for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action' then your point about the "universe inside you" begs the question - is there a dual universe of deterioration and rejuvenation? And if so, then what would happen to the balance of energies if a particular Universe disappeared or merged with the other because the thought patterns which created it did an about-turn?
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