Eaian 2014-09-15 12:09:18 [item 17761]
The word percept is not often used these days. It is munged with perception which is both a noun & a verb of some sort. Just look about you in your sensory fields & rather than cognize stuff just notice the cosmic ooze of impressions & keep recognition at bay. It is like the first step in not knowing. I got it ~ 19 years old when I first read the book "Theory of Knowledge
" by RS. It is not really occult but more philosophy.
well i can almost see without recognizing, but i'm much better at hearing without listening ... i'm always embarrassed when Denise tells me, hey this or that person already said that ... she heard it, i must have heard it too, but it was not perceived (or even conceived) ... my mind apparently being elsewhere and i missed it.
but no, i do not get the zen connection to a step to "not knowing", nor do i remember anything in Theory of Knowledge that talks about this as a step to anything. To me it is just an awareness that there is this long channel between my aware mind and the outside world ... things get lost or created at any stage. Sorry, not getting any inspiration from that awareness. To me it's just the well known predicament in which i find myself ... the way i am be-ing ... no biggie, sorry ... and nothing for me to write home about.
But i would appreciate anything that you can entice to show in that context over here ... except, of course, your notion that i am a mungie ... or that i am not studying your texts ... sorry have seen enough of that show up here already.