Excerpt About Universal Concept

Discriminated Perception before You Give Things a Name

Water is a universal concept, a noetic form. But when I’m talking about noetic form here, I mean anything that exists on its own, any perception that exists without your subjective mind distorting it. There is a discernible perception, right? Now where you put the boundaries does not make a difference. You could put a line at the rug. You could put the line at the table. You could make it smaller. But the perception is the same. You don’t have to put the boundary on the rug; you could put it on the outside of the house. But the fact is that there is a perception of different colors and forms. You can differentiate the color of the table from the color of the rug. You can tell there is a difference. You might not think of them as two different things. Here I am referring to the level of discriminated perception before you give things a name. It is difficult to understand this realm, because we are not used to discriminating the forms of things separately from naming them. And only when there is some capacity to see the forms from the dimension beyond forms is it possible to perceive forms or “divine ideas” which are not influenced or determined by personal mind. When you look at what exists from the level of the nonconceptual, you do not give things names, you do not separate one thing from another. There is just one existence. You do see variations; you just do not recognize or mentally conceptualize what the variation is. If you look at things from the perspective of noetic forms, then it is possible to articulate the differentiation. The idea here is that the existence of the table is different from the idea of a table.

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