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14860Re: Mixology

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  • jogeshwarmahanta
    Apr 22, 2006
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      Is mixology a confuseology or claritology?

      regards,
      Jogeshwar




      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
      <jeff@...> wrote:
      >
      > Bruce raised an issue
      > that clearly casts "light"
      > on much of the difficulty
      > in communications.
      >
      > In the great majority of
      > debates or discussions
      > that take on a lawerly
      > tone, there is a mix of
      > literal and figurative
      > language. Beyond that,
      > or exacerbating that,
      > is a mix of relative and
      > absolute expressions, used
      > to negate (neti neti) the
      > others point of view.
      >
      > A great ploy of the advaita
      > speakers is to point out
      > the necessarily dualistic
      > error of relative language
      > in the expression of absolute
      > nondual perspective, in an
      > attempt to win the point.
      > Mega mixology!
      >
      > As a short aside:
      > When Bruce wrote of never
      > seeing a person "glow", he
      > was purposely practicing
      > mixology, yet, many of the
      > past master artists incorporated
      > a literal "halo" around the
      > head of holy men in their work.
      >
      > "There is no one to be
      > enlightened." True, in
      > the absolute sense of
      > nonduality. Yet, we are
      > living, breathing, typing
      > and communicating in the
      > world of duality. Even
      > attempting to express
      > nonduality uses the tools
      > (illusory as they may be)
      > of duality.
      >
      > In my recent "beams" I
      > mixed the use of light,
      > to the point of being
      > labeled "literal-minded".
      > (Which brought a beaming
      > smile). Yet, my intent
      > was to use "infused with
      > light", literally, because
      > of my personal experience
      > and the huge body of work
      > that references a similar
      > occurance...and, I used
      > to be infused with light,
      > as in enlightenment -
      > removal of darkness
      > (of understanding) in
      > a manner of figurative
      > expression.
      >
      > It's a crazy, mixed-up
      > world.
      >
      > Your friendly neighborhood
      > mixologist,
      >
      > Jeff
      >
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