Thursday, 22 August 2013
a narrow, rigid mind?
I read a comment that said:
Religious belief implies a narrow, rigid mind.
To a narrow rigid sense... of what religious belief is presumed to be, this must seem irrefutable, self evident and hardly worth saying.
But an open fluid mind can take any thought, perception and experience and use it to open a deeper or more inclusively related perspective or meaning.
This could be called meditation as it is a process in observation and discernment in which presumptions or beliefs about whatever it seems to be are challenged, released and expanded in freshly observed insight and perspective.
Of course the capacity of mind to narrow itself in rigid self-defining ways can be seen in relation to anything where an assertive and coercive identification is running as a presumption of knowing.
Though science does not presume to truly KNOW what anything really IS, its models and working hypothesis are adopted by a mentality that presumes it does!
The extent of manipulative interference of the scientific mind far exceeds anything that religious manipulation could have dreamed of. This may be an indicator of why the control mentality jumped ship to adopt a scientific mask in which to 'sell' and idea of rationality and free thinking as a deeper manipulative intent.
It is not difficult to see what one judges against - in one's own mind. One can also choose to see what we hold in common and share that instead. But a rigid narrow tyranny seeks to prevent these simplicities from being obvious to us all. Such is the nature of a mentality of judgement. It is always against - as if for. And operates the dictum. 'divide and rule'.
Religion might call this 'devil' or 'ego' and science might search out a virus that undermines the integrity of structural functionality and communication. It rests on the belief in a narrow rigid mind.
What truly is the nature of mind? It has NO materiality in itself whatsoever. No dimension and no limitation. All sense of limiting is the action of thoughts in mind being taken as if they were mind itself.