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Date Posted: 08:09
Author: Eponymous - 11 Aug 2001
Subject: Eponyms and motivations
In reply to: Bill - 11 Aug 2001 's message, "Re: The "Science of Kriya Yoga" Annotated" on 08:07

Yeah, that would be me.

I value widom as much as you (I would argue even more so). I just happen to think that wisdom is best served by justified belief. Introspection (whether it be prayer, meditation, or other phenomenological "observation") being fraught with error, I do not believe it is in and of itself a reliable path to wisdom.

When the contents of minds are at odds, the contents of the world must be consulted.

Side note: It is ironic that Ram Dass cites the discoveries of atoms, quarks and galaxies, then in the same breath decries looking at reality only through the lens of science - the same science that discovered the things he marvels at. (Had we looked at the world "only through the lens" of religion, we would never have made those discoveries.)

In any case, no one is claiming that we should look at life only through any one lens, so that whole line of argument is based on a straw man.

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