Reality and Logic

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

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Reality

Reality is made up of our perceptions and our evaluation of those perceptions. If we are looking at a situation through our biases and fixed ideas then the situation, the biases, and the fixed ideas are all part of that reality.

Reality is the ISNESS of things. 

When we observe, we are not aware of all our biases and fixations. To that degree we are working with an incomplete view of reality. If the logic itself is based on an incomplete view of reality as its ideal scene then that logic is also flawed.

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The Western Logic

The logic in the West, and that of Scientology, is based on the premise of CAUSE-EFFECT. The western mindset sees a situation as an effect of some cause. It then uses logic to find its cause.

The western mindset holds a certain ideal scene for what it is observing. It sees a situation only when there is a major departure from the ideal scene. However, he fails to recognize many situations when the “departures” are same as his biases and fixed ideas implicit in his ideal scene. 

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The Eastern Logic

The logic in the East, and that of Buddhism, is based on the premise that the REALITY IS ONE. It looks at the cause and effect as part of the same incident or cycle. Any incident begins with a cause and ends with an effect. In other words, the effect lies in continuity with the cause. The Eastern mindset knows the ultimate reality to be continuous, consistent and harmonious throughout. 

The eastern mindset knows that the reality is ONE.

The eastern mindset calls what it sees as an illusion because it knows that the observation is incomplete and distorted. It looks for discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies and recognizes them as ANOMALIES. Any situation is then made up of such anomalies. It does not rest until all the anomalies that it sees are resolved.

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Summary

For eastern mindset, the “ideal scene” goes much deeper than that for the western mindset. It starts with the broadest ideal scene of “reality is one” and applies it to what it sees. By recognizing and resolving anomalies, a person also becomes aware of his own biases and fixed ideas. He, then, works on resolving those as a priority.

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