This brief and simplified discernment is to complement the following presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpIZjKpvM0U as well as to provide meaningful solutions. And at the root causes. And the main reasons are:
1.0 Perception and experience of the world through living and development are limited to the outer or physical senses. And the inner or subtle body-mind senses are filtered, inhibited, blocked, neglected, and or discarded.
2.0 These ways of life and practices in 1.0 created knowledge, wisdom, cultures, and practices that are mainly based on the outer or physical senses.
3.0 Thus, the scientific philosophy, concept, and method were mainly based on 1.0-2.0. Until or which was a main reason why philosophy was considered as no longer necessary for the scientific quest. However, this was a massive error since not only science has now stalled but also did not advance nor better philosophy (i.e. philosophy and science were integrated or same practice). Furthermore, have continue to allow much malpractice, injustice, and suffering to perpetuate. And as well as causes for much injustice and sufferings by not exploring and revealing the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature.
However, on the positive side, western philosophy being more physical, and thus science (since they were integrated), relied more on practical tools and empirical data. And therefore, science thrived in the western world.
4.0 Therefore, 1.0-3.0 strengthen and complement each other. And perpetuate this cycle and causalities of thinking and practices.
And which are reasons why western cultures (and similar) have difficulties relating (in particularly in ancient days) to eastern philosophies. cultures, and practices (and vice versa) which were developed to also include aspects of the inner senses or subtle body-mind (i.e. emerging spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities). And as well as with other cultures (such as indigenous cultures across the world) that also include the inner senses. Including the inner senses would broaden and deepen the perception and experience of the world or more transcendent ways of life and experience of the world (as had encouraged in diverse ways in past discernments such as most recent https://www.epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org/nature-of-reality-and-truth/on-philosophy-and-science-of-now). And therefore, influenced philosophy, knowledge, wisdom, and practices.
The solutions to the root causes are:
1.0 To integrate or not inhibit the inner senses or true self. Otherwise, it would be unnatural. And self trapped. In other words, living through the outer or physical senses only or mainly is unnatural. And would give rise to false perception and experience of the world.
2.0 To nurture and develop naturalness-spiritual (form-formless of subtle body-mind or emerging spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities) through essential and meaningful ways of life and practices. And as part of comprehensive living and development process. If terms naturalness-spiritual (2 terms as one word to indicate that they are parts of the whole. And are irreducible not only in the known physical world but also due to eternal potentialities of possibilities) are uneasy or uncomfortable, then "nature of being" (form)-"essence of being"(formless) can be used instead (generic words across realms and worlds). Nature of being is referred to the subtle body-mind or the real self. And essence of being is the spirit of being such as inspirations, aspirations, mindfulness, heartfulness, characters, virtues.
3.0 Essential not only for professions and careers such as philosophers, scientists, leaders, human rights defenders, lawyers, doctors, care takers, legislators. But essential for all since the subtle body-mind is the real. And true nature of all. And therefore, relevant, practicable, applicable, relatable, and essential to all. And in particularly children and future generations. And therefore, development of philosophy, science, and humanities for the exploration and advancement of the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature epistemology and ontology are essential. All the while, help advance science and all related disciplines and practices as a whole.
It is not normal or unnatural to live (i.e. false perception and experience of the world) through the false self or physical body only. And neglect or inhibit the real self. And which have been for great harms, injustice, and sufferings throughout human history. And continue as such.
Not living and developing the real and true self would not only hurt the individual and collective. But also the greater whole (sentient species are fractal parts of sum of parts of the greater whole). Furthermore, could be perceived as hurting the divine feelings (i.e. unappreciative or ungrateful, unheartfulness, and unmindfulness) since sentient practiced self-harmed and harming others. And all the while, if not harming, not contributing in meaningful ways to the greater whole).
And as such, this brief and simplified discernment is to also inspire, encourage, and urge for essential and meaningful transformation individually. And collectively for the well being, the common and greater good, and ascension of all.
Initiative of Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute
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