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The Black is Even Bigger

Yes, this is just a simplistic little schema for getting across a simple point. However, if this explanatory diagram were really true and correct and representative of the true nature of our epistemology, that black color would cover all space around you in 360°, up and down and everywhere into infinite space beyond. There really is no measure to it, and no schema that could explain it. There is only our before-thinking mind, and really nothing else at all.

A great contemporary meditation master – – absolutely grounded in this state – – proposes you manage it this way:


And Zen Master Seung Sahn was — as usual — even pithier still:

“Only don’t know, OK?”

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