“Words are not experience. The story about experience is not experience. Experience is what’s happening through sense perception: seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, feeling, and thinking. What is happening beneath the words is what the words are pointing to.”
This Week’s Discussion Topic
Consider the word “fun.” What does “fun” mean? On first glance, the word appears completely recognizable. But look at what the word actually points to, and it becomes far less solid. The word seems to represent a unique combination of pleasant physical and emotional sensations we collectively label as “fun.” Now consider what the word “self” points to, and discuss the collection of sensations it represents.