OUR SENSES: A DANGEROUS GIFT

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Philosophy

 

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March 6, 2011

 

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Basically Plato suggests that our senses can be a distraction from the Truth, and therefore, should not be trusted. Buddha's reasoning of the senses is slightly different from those of Plato. Buddha chooses to not focus on the falsity of our humanly senses, but the element of imagination and how that can alter our perceptions...
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Buddha chooses to not focus on the falsity of our humanly senses, but the element of imagination and how that can alter our perceptions. If we see something as it really is, without integrating our imagination, we are given a freedom to come to a true understanding of the world. Therefore, Buddha suggests that the senses can be trusted, however the imagination is untamed and when mixed with our senses, creates a distorted perception...
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