The doors of entry to our mind are our sense organs. Without the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin we will not be able to give any input to our mind. The sensory inputs are the foods that the mind thrives on. We assume that all that we see and hear are authentic. We believe that the sights we see and the dialogues we hear are the way that things happened. A little reflection will show how untrue it is. How many times have you interpreted a scene to be very different from what it really was based on your own conditioning? For instance, the moment you see a man and woman in close proximity interacting emotionally with one another, perhaps hugging, you immediately jump to the conclusion that they are lovers! They could be friends, brother and sister, father and daughter or mother and son.
It is the conditioning that we carry in us that drives us to interpretations of what we perceive through our senses.
That is why I say that we first decide on the judgment and then collect the evidence to support the judgment we have already made.
We have made the judgment already. All we need is a few bits of data to support that conviction, that’s all. Read More