--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> I think there is a distinct difference between doing and feeling
something and only reading about it.
And, what is the signifance of this (personally-experienced) difference?
> There is absolutely the experience of reading. That's yours, and that
might invoke a similar experience to what the writer is writing about.
That's the goal of good writing, to communicate experience (or
> You can read all you want about what swimming is like, but until you
actually jump into deep water you really don'tknow swimming. Read
'know' in the prior sentence as 'experience'.
> Experience is what's important, not just 'knowing'.
One's experience is important to whom and why?
> Knowing or understanding is an intellectual activity.
And what does one conclude from that?
> Experience is living.
Is that the way it 'should' be for everyone - or do they have a choice?
> Intellectual activities are part of living also, but only a very small
insignificant piece, in my opinion.
OK, it's a subjective personal truth.
Most people put way too much importance on them and as a result are
attached to them.
Do persons not have a choice as to what they think/feel is important to
So, what if they are 'attached'? What business is that of anyone else?