Friday, September 4, 2009
Yōtaku: The Long Polishing
Ego is an aspect of reality the way a wave is an aspect of ocean.
In becoming conscious a circle is drawn.
One convention is that the circle is drawn around, marking out a border between ego and other. Within the circle is “I”, outside is everything and everyone else, including what may presumed to be other “I’s”.
Why is “I” considered within the circle and the world without?
One answer is that this is the way of the West and follows upon the initial separation of the cosmos between creature and creator.
Another answer is: “Why not?”