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persistence of external reality

Rajiv 55 / 400  
May 3, 2007   #1
One of the the most troubling things is the persistence of external reality. We can go within and from that point of view we see that it might be that we, as we are, are totally tied to the reality outside. If we pass away this moment the next we will be around here, tied to the same. There is something created in the mix of things and other things, in which our presence is a part of its being as it is. We cannot go away from our reality. As we turn in our beds to make ourselves comfortable, we can turn things around to make them comfortable for now.

This nature of our external reality has a deep connection with us, its in the way it is, the sum total of it. Like a chain around our ankle we don't wish to acknowledge. The important question becomes not so much then of understanding in how many ways can we relate with this individual reality, but where does it really tie us. Where is it binding us. Maybe even why?

Like hitting a blank wall. The expression has force because that's as solid as a contact can be, and its blankness hits you in the mind, stupefyingly. Yet if this moment has truth for me, which we see every moment has for everyone, their unique truth, then its blankness is full of meaning and answers to my question. The wall doesn't go away ask however stupid a question I may.

It is a part of other things come together to define my external situation, but as I live around it, I am as much a reason for it, as others see it. I am the more mobile element of the picture, like the greenery that comes and goes with the season, or water. To another persons eye, I am all that, but this may not be the very ideal I wish for, so I see it is not my wish standing before me, but I hang around because its how I am inclined in the sum balance.

EF_Team2 1 / 1,708  
May 3, 2007   #2

Another interesting essay! You create some interesting images such as the "turn in our beds" and the "chain around our ankle."

I have a question about this sentence: "If we pass away this moment the next we will be around here, tied to the same." - I wasn't sure if you meant "pass away" as in "while away"--that is, spend the moment existing," or "pass away" as in "die." If the latter, then the sentence does not make as much sense to me. Does it refer to energy remaining even after death? If the former, it might be less confusing to use another phrase besides "pass away."

The wall doesn't go away ask however stupid a question I may. - This sentence's construction is a bit counter-intuitive; I had to read it four times before my brain would let me see the words in the order you wrote them. You might want to consider changing the word order to "The wall doesn't go away, however stupid a question I may ask." If you keep the word order the same, at least put a comma after "away."

Remember that when you use "it's" to mean "it is," you need an apostrophe (because it's how I am inclined in the sum balance.)

I may not understand every point you make in your essay, but I nonetheless enjoy the artistic way you express yourself.


Sarah, EssayForum.com
OP Rajiv 55 / 400  
May 4, 2007   #3
Thank you Sarah, for the welcome and the encouragement in your remarks on the essays. As long as you are willing to suffer my writing, I'll keep on posting them.

I am really happy to be here in this forum.

EF_Team2 1 / 1,708  
May 4, 2007   #4

I'm glad to hear it! I don't anticipate any "suffering" will be involved. ;-)) The world needs more deep thinkers, so keep up the good work!


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