posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:06 PM
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
The tasting, the touching, the hearing, the seeing is unconditional.
The mind, the intellect, words, thoughts, concepts, ideas are all conditional.
What the human being tastes, touches, hears, and sees is compared to what the human brain has defined relative to taste, sensation, sound, visual
image, as soon as the external sensory data has been vetted for short term memory and the mind has finally experienced the awareness of what's been
picked up by the data sensory systems (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, nerve endings). This means that whatever a human being tastes, touches, hears, or sees
is 100% conditional, and 100% interpreted as compared to what that human being has previously tasted, touched, heard, or seen.
If a sensation is completely novel, then depending on the malleability of the human mind (vetting the external data on behalf of the human brain's
requirement for reality consistency) it will either be accepted as a hybrid of established comparative standards or it will be dismissed entirely
(cognitive dissonance) as irrelevant or even damaging information. This is why so much of what the human being experiences is not even remembered or
is immediately misinterpreted, and why empirical data is the least reliable information - even if it is the most compelling. Factor in the shifting
nature of rumination (again, comparing and contrasting residual perception data stored as memory) and what a human being tastes, touches, hears and
sees is anything but unconditional.
Your experience of reality is pretty unique, and that uniqueness is due to the subjective nature of your own inimitable perception and how you
interpret what it is that you perceive. This is not a new idea here. This has been very well established over a very long period of time by many, many
edit on 2/24/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)