Re: Theos-World "Not far from a yew-tree,"
- thalprin wrote:
>I don't know if it shows, but I've been
> Life's weird and lively I think, but, or evidently, that doesn't necc.
> suggest that we can't/won't work out a/o work within those parameters.
trying to speculate and qualify some of
what might tend to appear to me as
somewhat extreme dualistic meanings in
general, with the objective of at least
"possibly modifying" some of those
extremes," in some sense, maybe, "at
least from my perspective," possibly, in
some cases, maybe. (Quotes were meant to
be in reference to "possibly keyish"
interpretive variables, whatever they
might, in turn, be seen to be from
whatever interpretive bias.) Not that
those efforts on my part haven't created
(or might not have created, possibly,
apparently, or really ...) some general
or particular impression that my posts
are circular. Thanks again, Leon, for
pointing that out. To my way of
speculating, that comment from Leon
might be seen to give my
speculative/qualifying approach some
credibility, maybe, in a sense: I'm
tending to speculate that there might be
some sort of speculative, circular
"middle way" (quotes per "in a
sense"...) that might have the effect of
modifying various apparent or
real-enough extremes for some people,
maybe, possibly even in terms of "one's
worldview," to some extent, maybe. I
guess one might suppose or theorize that
I might be practicing or trying to
practice a kind of "middle-way magic" on
my I-Not-I. Is it working? If I
answered that with a "yes" or a "no"
that I hadn't "qualied enough" (ie,
"hadn't qualified enough" in the sense
of "'basically,' in my mind, at least"),
I don't see how I could be practicing
the kind of circular, speculative,
quoty, continually- or often-qualified
"middle-way magic" that I seem to think
I might be practicing. So, "then
again" ... ^:-/ ... In a world or
worldview where extremes of various
kinds are seen as the cause of many
problems, why go on promoting the roots
of various extremes (in terms of "weird
and lively," or whatever)?
PS Not that it might not appear to be
possible for one to speculate and
qualify some things to death (in
whatever sense), but, then, (one might
wonder ...), how else could one at least
"attempt to get around" (ie, "at least
in terms of one's interpretive
tendencies...") some of the more-obvious
or more-apparent dualistic/extreme
effects/affects or aspects in life ...
For me there would appear to be a kind
of "middle way" approach or mindset that
has (I'm speculating ...) tended to
boil down towards what I've been calling
"just being." In other words, "just
being" seems to me as if it might
provide a way (a kind of "middle way,"
in a sense ...) by which one might
transcend the various extremes in
- thalprin wrote:
>Obviously ... (seeing as "missing the
> I think my best guess is, "yer kinda sorta missing the point+++" but
> whatver -
point" was part of my speculative+++
point) but whatever -
- thalprin wrote:
>as well, and yes, I was/am a
> (actually, I caught it the first time
> bit surprised/not surprised, of course.)Hmm ...
> "Are you hearing me now? Good."
PS I might occasionally tend to get
somewhat more involved in my responses,
but I'm not used to quotes and
qualifiers like that, (not that I
haven't been trying to dish out my own
kinds of quotes and qualifiers on these
lits), so I think I'll just sit back
awhile and try to sort out some things.
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