Grigoris wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:22 am
Mantrik wrote: ↑Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Memories only exist evidentially when recalled, for the time they are recalled.
There is no denying this reality. The thing is: where are memories when we are not recalling them?
Malcolm says they are there all the time, but we are not aware of them.
But that would mean that with enlightenment, all moments of consciousness are present all the time. Doesn't sound very pleasant.
For us maybe, but that's what omniscience is, I guess.
I used the phrase ''the whole mind being accessible simultaneously throughout its continuum with individual variation as to what content is revealed at any one time..''
This means it is a revelatory process, accessing something already there, rather than having to be bought from elsewhere. It also means we don't have to use the vocabulary of 'Time' as if there is a simple past, present and future relating to our minds.
Humans try to divide up the mind into convenient parts as we're not very good at coping with continuums. We crave precision and a vocabulary to satisfy that need.
Psychiatry, of course, needs labels to define just how someone deviates from norms of thinking and behaviour; norms which themselves are fluid over time and across the globe.
Pysychologists, also, seem to crave them with such immeasurables as 'intelligence'; as my father was a psychologist I was able to use the tests to fake high intelligence for years!
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