Is it possible to look at something
without its descriptions?
To take in all the information and not be
waylaid by all what we have learned about it?
We look at a tree and
automatically associations are coming up:
The latin or common name
It looks dry it could use some water.
I hope the monsoon will be good this year.
I am so glad it is close to the terrace so
it gives some shade. etc etc.
Now look again or keep looking.
Is it possible to see the shapes and colours
without any descriptions and labels?
Sensing rather than describing.
A wordless allowing of all the information to enter.
The textures, the colours,
The rustling sounds when
the wind goes through the leaves
The smell, the temperature of the shade.
All the sense perceptions open to whatever comes.
There is no reaching out or wanting to organize.
Taking in the raw information through the senses.
In this way of perceiving the structure of the
observer and the observed collapse.
There is seeing but there is
not a separate something
seeing a separate other thing.
Seeing includes the whole of the field.
All the colours and shapes and sense perceptions.
And then the tree disappears as we do not
know anymore what we are seeing
and what It is that is seeing.
There is only the seeing/perceiving operating.