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OfflineBlastrid
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CAT= cat + non-cat
    #1265030 - 01/31/03 10:17 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I am truly enjoying my History of Buddhism class I am enrolled in here at school. We are studying one of the first main schools, the Tiantai School. A very big concept that emerged from this important school was this:

'X' = x + non-x

An object can only be understood as this object by all that is around the object, or rather the non-object. You can only perceive a cat because there exists things that are not cats. Here is another general example:
HUMOR= set-up + punchline
HUMOR= non-laughter + laughter
If I said, "His pants fit like a glove!", you wouldn't laugh, because there is no set-up.

what do you guys think about this? Our first assignment was to come up with another example to help explain this concept. I chose SPACE = space + non-space . you cannot perceive space without what the space is between. There is a border shared between ?space? and ?non-space?, and could belong to either. The edge of space could be the edge of where a wall begins, for example. This dividing line is infinitely small, and equally part of either space or non-space, but never both. Brook Ziporyn wrote in Evil/and/or/as the Good that "we may say that all possible dividing lines, all possible differences, is an adequate definition of the entire universe."

this is incredibly fascinating to me, and although i haven't learned much about Yin Yang, it sounds very similar. Do you guys agree with this concept? any other examples?


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1265051 - 01/31/03 10:21 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1265076 - 01/31/03 10:28 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I chose MIND= mind (+or-) non-mind.
In that mind can be judged by only what it is not when compared with non-mind.However when non-mind is removed it can only be judged by what it is.This places mind squarely between what is and what possibly is. :wink:WR


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: whiterasta]
    #1265100 - 01/31/03 10:34 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

right on, i like that example.

you're showing the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive mean, as a part of one of the 3 Truths. these being Empty, Provisional, and Mean. I'll come back with more detail, but i gotta jet to this class now.

good stuff!


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1265259 - 01/31/03 11:12 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Here's to the Blank Badge and to all the things around it
that make it SEEM blank!

To multiplicity!

To the Invisible International!


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: whiterasta]
    #1265486 - 01/31/03 12:13 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Exclusive Mean (middle)
X= x - non-x
an object is what it is, minus what it is not.

Non-exclusive Mean
x= x + non -x
"Opening the Provisional To Reveal the Real"


another example:
VALUE= value + non-value
VALUE=good + evil

Zhiyi said contemplate evil. "Know therefore that evil does not obstruct the way. Nor does the way obstruct the evil."

Inseperable Relativity. If there was no evil, and only good, there would be no good!


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1265535 - 01/31/03 12:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Space = nothing + something

With nothing, something can come together, or stay apart.  :grin:


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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1266250 - 01/31/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

but can you get your mind around...

('X' = x + non-x) = ('X' = x + non-x) + non-('X' = x + non-x)
and so forth...?

+non-(and so forth...)

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Re: CAT= cat + non-cat [Re: Blastrid]
    #1276699 - 02/04/03 06:54 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Eww why is your signature a picture of two men getting ready to kiss?


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