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"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
These pages will be based around providing philosophical insights through exploring texts and questioning our beliefs.
Each and every one of us brings to our practice a preconditioned idea of what it means to meditate. We all go about our daily lives believing in one paradigm, or world view. The strange thing about this world view, is that often we don't take a moment to explore it. How many of us can say that we have questioned the beliefs that our schools and parents have taught us? How many of us can say that, even after studying philosophy in an advanced course, we have re-written our belief system?
For the most part as we go about our daily lives we are fixated on one type of thinking. Generally this is a materialistic view point. This does not mean that we are primarily motivated by material desire or that we are greedy. It just means that we view the world as outside in. We view the world as something objective and external.
My goal is not to apply a fixed set of solutions for determining our world view. The goal is to constantly bring to question what we think represents truth in reality. Can we believe what our senses tell us? Do we realize that what our senses tell us is filtered through our own belief system? No two people observing similar circumstance will see it precisely the same way. Why is this?
These are the types of questions I will explore on the following pages. To understand the world, we must understand ourselves. To accomplish this task we must bring everything into question, including the way we think of ourselves.