Wednesday, September 12, 2007
When one is trying very hard to understand something that's very difficult to understand, I think it's inevitable that one will sometimes mistake noticing a new aspect for coming to understand the whole picture, sometimes mistake the aspect for the whole picture, etc. Desire makes us see things, not just things that aren't there, the things that are there as well. If one stops trying to understand at one of these moments where a part has been mistaken for the whole, that's false consciousness, I suppose. Never been much of a one for religion.
Posted by dbr at 9:06 AM