The wider context of this is as follows: everything we know, everything we believe, and everything we think we believe, comes from people we know or from things we have read. Even our direct experiences are shaped by our tendencies toward certain beliefs... That being so, is anyone actually capable of original thought, and true spiritual freedom?
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love this answer! every moment is original.....
...indeed, but on the other hand, concepts of 'fly' or 'not fly' come from a previous stock of knowledge involving birds and so on.... a variation of the them being, can a man fly?
...so if a slow thought is an indicator of being closer to originality, perhaps what this really means, is that the overall thought process slows down so much that inspiration pops in... which suggests that all is given, not invented
Could be. Thought is considered a product of the process thinking. Does thought have to be rational? One question is if it is original to 'me' rather than another is it original? From birth? Original is dualistic - noun & adjective. Thoughts? :-)