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Offline Arkena

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Learning and seeing
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:41:33 pm »
A poem i wrote:

When i forget

Ive spent my whole life reading about butterflies,
Today i saw one...
And in that moment i forgot everything,
And learned everything...

When learning about something in real world like impermanence u must read books about it,grasp a semblance of it through texts...only grasping it intellectually, yet unable to see it.

But then a metaphorical forgetting what you have read occurs and you see it for first time and it is no longer an intellectual concept but something in real world you can see.

So the texts were a method of gaining an imperfect understanding of a concept that can then blossom into real world knowledge as you see it for yourself in a very down to earth way.

Your thoughts on the poem and its meaning? I feel here it is most likely to be understood. I try and not be frustrated by my fb friends not grasping the depth of my words even amongst the philosophers amongst them.

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Re: Learning and seeing
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 07:57:32 pm »
Every peasant who knows the land knows impermanence
How the seasons change, how trees grow and change.
How a tractor falls into disrepair.
How the planet turns every minute of the day.
How food goes off after its fresh.

Abandon books and look outside.

Learn then abandon impermanence to fully grasp it.

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Re: Learning and seeing
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 08:35:28 pm »
   It's the information I'm looking for as well.

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Re: Learning and seeing
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 02:18:31 am »
Your thoughts on the poem and its meaning? I feel here it is most likely to be understood. I try and not be frustrated by my fb friends not grasping the depth of my words even amongst the philosophers amongst them.

I think it describes being fully in the present and really seeing what is there.
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Re: Learning and seeing
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 03:34:05 am »

Learn then abandon impermanence to fully grasp it.

Maybe learn then 'let go' of impermanence rather than 'abandon'? Does your abandon mean let go of?
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

 


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