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Date Posted: 08:05
Author: Eponymous-28Jun02
Subject: Re: Question
In reply to: Mike-27Jun02 's message, "Re: Question" on 08:05

Well, I meant the natural world - although the Zen "stink" you mentioned should equally encompass claims about any supposed "transendental reality" as well.

After all, if memory distorts the experience of "transcendant reality," and the mind sensualizes what you regard as its essentially nonsensual character, there is no data to ground claims about that sort of "reality" either.

In short, if nirivikalpa samadhi is a state totally void of any phenomenal impressions, and our only memory of it is ineliminably phenomenal, it is difficult to see how the deliverances of such a state could serve as any sort of evidence for any sort of truth claim about any sort of "reality" we could think to postulate.

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