Sunday, July 11, 2004

What in the world

The thingness of the world is truly something. Everywhere you look there are things, individual objects. And they tend to stay the same. They change over time but so many of them do not seem to change very much. This incredible inertia is rife. Once something becomes thinged, it is very difficult for it to become another thing. As we know from physics, matter is nothing more than energy vibrations. But our minds are convinced that the world consists of things. Things are very persuasive. They can convince practically everybody that they are real. But their reality consists not in their thingness, but in their quiddity, and that is a very different thing.

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