April 3, 2009
Reason is our facility which allows us a clear view of the world-as-it-is. In this facility, no sense of self belongs, as it functions best when it is objective.
But the problem is that we hold our “self” as separate from reality, as if the two did not interact fully like “two arrows meeting in mid air”, and yet still think that we can reason properly. We can’t reason properly when we have this false sense of differentiation between the internal and the external.
“Emptiness” is the proper inclusion of the “self” within the experience of reason and understanding. In truly enlightened reasoning, there is no “self” distinct from everything else. Everything that you think of as a “self” is merely a sensation within the enlightened reason of your awareness. That awareness is where your true self lies…
And once the reason is fully integrated with the body/mind, then we can begin to grow further. This is evolution in action. Perhaps reason will become as instantaneous as emotion? Maybe not… Reflexive? Instinctive?