the human race will begin solving its problems on the day that it ceases taking itself so seriously.
if you can master nonsense as well as you have already learned to master sense, then each will expose the other for what it is: absurdity. from that moment of illumination, a man begins to be free...
using our minds we look at reality through the ideas of reality our cultures give us. The ideas are mistakenly labeled "reality" and unenlightened people are forever perplexed by the fact that other people, especially other cultures, see "reality" differently.
it's only the ideas about reality which differ. real (capital-T True) reality is a level deeper than the level of concepts/abstractions.
we perceive the world through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). different philosophies use different grids. a culture is a group of people with similar grids. we see chaos, relate it to the points on our grid, and thereby understand it. The ORDER is in the GRID.
western philosophy is traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid, and amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account for all reality and will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be True. this is illusory.
the belief that "order is true" and disorder is false or somehow wrong is illusory but the same goes for the inverse.
(little-t) truth is a matter of definition relative to the grid one is using at the moment, and (capital-T) Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. pick a grid, and through it some chaos appears ordered and some appears disordered.
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