Aesthetic judgement and acceptance of what is

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tom66
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Aesthetic judgement and acceptance of what is

Post by tom66 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:53 pm

Eckhart Tolle has a line in Power of Now about "mind-dominated" music, art, and architecture generating - or perhaps as manifestations of - "ugliness" in the world. But elsewhere in PoN, the prevailing message of acceptance of what is would lead the reader to avoid constantly (perhaps absolutely) appraising her surroundings, and put a stop to the incessant thread of judgement along the lines of 'That's a nice car, that's an ugly weed, what a great color on that building, what an ugly billboard over there....'

We might ask how Mr. Tolle knows that the architect of a building really was "mind dominated" in its design, but aside from that, would not total acceptance superseded classifying the design and execution of buildings, music, paintings, etcetera?

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