Imposing the observer’s viewpoint

Whether we start from a subjective or an objective orientation, we accept a dichotomy between self and everything else in the world it inhabits.

This dichotomy comes up automatically in the process of cognition.

Thus, we cannot avoid imposing the observer’s viewpoint on even the most ‘objective’ phenomena.

And the language we use to describe mind and interpret objective data is itself born of a dualistic perspective and the mental processes that reinforce it.

Tarthang Tulku
Revelations of Mind

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