Goethe also said, (David Schiller, 1994)" Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking."
I wonder about the circular nature of Zajonc' logic, starting with the notion that his own path of cognitive meditation starts with a search for knowledge based on Western thinking or a path of active inquiry rather than faith.
I noticed that faith appears more than once in the form of grace as his contemplative practice unfolded in the broadcast.
The anecdotes about scientific enquiry in concert with a practice of Western cognitive meditation seem to stand at odds with the methodical cognitive exercises seeking to unlock the interior nature of exterior objects.
We heard that scientists like Einstein receive inspiration outside of an empirical cognitive process of search and discovery. Does the spiritual scientist use this methodical path when he experiences an answer to his scientific question, or does he/she receive an answer in an unexpected flash of insight/grace/inspiration/intuition/imagination walking in the park or waking up in the morning in the time between dreaming and awakening consciousness?It seems that western and eastern contemplation both rely on grace to find answers to questions posed by the path of scientific enquiry.
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