posted on Nov, 8 2021 @ 11:59 AM
a reply to: blaenau2000
I found that short segment on the cave interesting, especially the idea of developing the capacity to recognize patterns in the world and then turning
into oneself and finding how they apply to the development of the individual. The idea of stripping away the fuddled illusions giving clearer
perception of the universes patterns which then allows further recognition of patterns within oneself. That circular study of reality based study
without study within, without, within.
It suggests to me that enlightenment, or awakening is not a sudden happening, not an experience of a '' Eureka'' moment but rather a process, a long
long process, of personal development. I think those ''Eureka, I've Found It'' moments can be harmful if they are taken as a goal line, as a finish
line. They are not. They are merely tools of perception which should then be used to re-examine ones self in preparation for the next step and the
next in that circular pattern of discovery.
I also think that leaving Plato's Cave is fraught with traps. The first step is of course taking the parable to heart and considering that one IS in a
cave of illusion. This is not an easy thing to do. However, on ones way out, more illusions abound. Also along the way out are plenty of people who
have not understood that their own emergence from the cave was merely one or two Eureka moments which in their exuberance at having ''found it'' hover
around the entrance to the cave happily ready to tell the cave dwellers what they have found. As the lecturer suggests. ''Look here, look here'',
listen here, the pathway out is in this direction. Wrong. The pathway out is not just a matter of opening the door to the cave but rather wending ones
own way though it's long and winding corridors. It's not just a cave with an open entrance but rather a deep cave that can take a life time to
navigate out of.
I kind of see it as a personal journey, quite a bit like that story from the bible, that we go though the gates of Heaven one at at time.
Anyway thanks for that video and the heads up on this Vervaeke cat. I'm going to take a look at more of what he is on about. Thanks again.