Are your eyes the enemy?

  • Kevin82

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    Mar 09, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    I was just thinking that when we, or maybe just I, look at something we get so visually stimulated that we miss out on too much. It takes away from what you're actually hearing. Isn't that what really matters?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 09, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    What you talking about?

    Do you mean looking at hot guys icon_lol.gif

    You listen with your eyes too.

    Mike
  • Kevin82

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    Mar 09, 2008 2:04 PM GMT
    Generally speaking.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 09, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    I'm sorry...were you saying something?

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    Mar 09, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    Kevin - you need to re-state the question. It's a bit vague...
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    Mar 09, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    I don't think your eyes are your enemy but what we see, hear, taste, and feel can often take away or distract us from what is going on in our own heads. Thinkers through out the ages have alluded to this .. Here is what Lao Tzu said over 2000 years ago ..

    Colors blind the eye.
    Sounds deafen the ear.
    Flavors numb the taste.
    Thoughts weaken the mind.
    Desires wither the heart.

    The Sage observes the world
    but trusts his inner vision.
    He allows things to come and go.
    His heart is open as the sky.


    In other words you can get overwhelmed and deceived by what you see in the outside world, but its what you see on the inside that leads to understanding. The last part of this has to do with not clinging to the things that enter our perception. To Buddhists this is called "ego-grasping"
  • Kevin82

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    Mar 10, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    I am basically saying that when you shut your eyes you can hear better, and how that concept may apply to everyday life. If you are attracted to someone because of physical attributes you may be too distracted to see what they are really about. I'm watching Idol right now on DVR and it's easy to let how someone performs distract you from how they actually sound.
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    Mar 10, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    Hence Madonna and Kylie Minogue who both sound like squeaking budgie but are kept around anyway.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 10, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidHence Madonna and Kylie Minogue who both sound like squeaking budgie but are kept around anyway.


    OMG...someone kick the straight guy out!!!

    Just kidding. Kisses.