Albert Low, on the heart sutra says:
"But we must be careful as the ground is treacherous around here, filled with bogs and pitfalls, and one careless move will cause us to slip from he purity of knowing into the bog of knowledge. Knowledge is crystallized knowing, much like a pot is crystallized clay. For example, scientific theories, no less than the apparatus by which they are verified, are crystallized knowing. A product produced by a company is an idea crystallized in a form that has a demand. Language, music, art likewise are crystallized knowing."
Chapter 9, paragraph 23 of The Iron Cow of Zen.
How is this not knowledge with no foundation? More mind-stuff, just not as tasty as a science textbook.enigma wrote: The clarity of no free will is available to every human on the planet right now.
How is non-knowledge (ignorance, blindness) any different in effect from crystallized knowledge?enigma wrote: There is no paradox
When the "choice with no chooser/Chooser" paradox is understood and recognized it is a way to say "I don't know", but this is not ignorance or blindness ... rather it is crystallized knowledge which serves as a pier on a port in the sea of surrender.
You seem to look at the boat of Quantum Mechanics that is not on my back and say "oh, what a fool!".
By contrast the "not seeing" here is not blindness because there has been no resort to the cleaver of judgment ... but if the cleaver is wielded, and the game is joined (as it was several pages ago in this thread) the rules must be followed. An old bit of unattributed wisdom is that angels have no rights as there is no need for law or lawyers in the perfection of Heaven ... but due process is strictly observed in Hell.enigma wrote: I may not be able to see what you perceive as contradictions because I don't make the assumptions that you do. I can't address what isn't there except to say I don't see it.
Low goes on to say a few sentences later:
"Some teachers, in order to break the grip of crystallization, talk of 'unknowing' mind, or 'not knowing' mind, but this is like driving out poison with poison, and a very little is enough"