Re: Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dan330033" <dan330033@...> wrote:
> To see with no bias involves no effort.Why wouldn't bias-free seeing require (as one would expect) the immense effort and re-training required to cast off years (maybe decades) of parental and societal instruction?
> Effort comes from trying to see a certain way, which involves a bias.
> To see with no bias is effortless, involves no walls, no prejudice for or against.
> It is an open vista, so to speak - nothing constrains it.
And how would we know when we'd achieved bias-free seeing? Surely the sole fact of not caring one way or another wouldn't be dispositive--(because sometimes that's evidence of different sorts of bias--e.g., one that absolves us from the responsibilities of actions we have taken).