Can ‘it’ be described?
May 2, 2011, 10:33 am
Filed under: Photos, Thought-Provoking Muses

Without ‘mind’ to interpret sensory input and apply concepts and labels to that which IS, what… IS?

Does any ‘thing’ exist without an interpretation of ‘it’?

Does any ‘thing’ exist without a concept of ‘it’?

Does any ‘thing’ exist without a label to define ‘it’?

Does any ‘thing’ exist without a ‘mind’ to … create ‘it’
with interpretations, concepts and labels?

What is a sound without the interpretation ‘sound’?

What is a sound without the concept of ‘sound’?

What is a sound without the label ‘sound’?

Does ‘sound’ exist, separate from the mind’s interpretations, concepts and labels?

Black Capped ChickadeeLook at a bird.

Listen to its song.

Imagine having no way to identify ‘it’.

No way to distinguish ‘it’ from any other ‘thing’ you ‘see’.

No concept of ‘bird’.

No label to suggest it is a certain ‘type’ or ‘gender’.

Whether the sight of the bird causes you to gasp in wonder, or the sound of its song brings joy to your heart, when all interpretation, concepts and labels fall away, what remains?

Can ‘it’ be described?

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