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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Conversation at the Lumberyard Reply with quote

Could you cut this board exactly twenty seven inches?


Yes.....I can......I will cut it exactly twenty seven inches.


Well......close is good enough.


No......I can cut it exactly twenty seven inches.


I hate to tell you.........but there is no such thing as 'exactly twenty seven inches'.

Yeah there is.......look at this tape measure.

My friend........infinity goes not only large........it goes small too. There exists nowhere a line to designate twenty seven inches.

What about this line on my tape measure?

Well.....Ok........If you would.......please make the board as close to that line as you can.


I can make it exactly as long as that line.



OK





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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

toombaru, is it possible that it is impossible to draw a line exactly so only from the perspective of a person?

A 'ruler held close to the eye' appears taller than the tallest 'mountain' seen in the (apparent) distance. Observing, it is clear that 'nowhere' in this world of appearance does any apparent line remain fixed in its apparent dimensions. Even the ruler appears longer or shorter depending upon the relative distance from the 'observer'. No where can you see an absolute measure.

Only in the knowing (as a concept/meaning) is '27 inches', 'exactly 27 inches'. And these '27 inches' have meaning only in relation to the relative size of all things known.

Being a 'concept', conceptually, it is easy to make two things exactly the same.

And that which conceives of such 'things' may manifest them via the senses, as easily as boiling an egg... or even unscrambling it Shocked ... or making a universe. Very Happy The only meaningful impossibility is that which it is impossible to conceive. Cool

As it is impossible to conceive 'Who I am', does this mean 'I am an impossibility'?

This question, to the extent it is meaningful, misses the point(ing)... this here is no concept... it is simply 'self evident'...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael wrote:

This question, to the extent it is meaningful, misses the point(ing)... this here is no concept... it is simply 'self evident'...
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Self evident! A great concept Michael. Now, what is it? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here it is:

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27 inches!



100% pure Swiss quality. Perfect into the minutest detail!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awakening wrote:
michael wrote:

This question, to the extent it is meaningful, misses the point(ing)... this here is no concept... it is simply 'self evident'...
Love


Self evident! A great concept Michael. Now, what is it? Very Happy


Ah leo... it is a secret Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael wrote:

Ah leo... it is a secret Very Happy
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Thanks Michael, it's all so clear now.
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