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The Fear of Error is the Error Itself; or, There is No Ignorance nor Ending of Ignorance.

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The word of God is not a proposition over and against us, but a word used in conversation with us. This is the difference between how the true and false mothers of 1 Kings 3:16-28 respond to Solomon. The false mother treats Solomon’s words as a proposition, and can only in return repeat them – revealing their impotence and unsatisfactoriness. The true mother, however, actually responds to Solomon, engages and contradicts him: in short, enters a dialogue with him. The nature of truth is not propositional, which is the basic pre-supposition to a correspondence view of truth, but dialogical – where dialogue is not an exchange of propositions, but an engagement with both what is and isn’t there/said/true.

God talks to us where we are not; therefore, we are where God is not talking. Where we are not? In sacred objects/practices that reflect our own emptiness. The mistake that all art, philosophy and religion critiques is the fear of error in-itself. The error in-itself? It does not exist, in the sense that in The Heart Sutra “there is no ignorance and no ending of ignorance.”

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Written by Joe

June 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

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  1. God doesnot exist. then why you misleading the individuals by false teachings

    anilkumar

    October 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

  2. anilkumar,
    I missed where Joe said that God does not exist

    mukyo

    October 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm


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