That the experience is just some static quality which never really defines reality or indeed what happened and what we experienced. That static quality never really can capture Dynamic Quality or what we experienced. But here we are. Writing. There's an entirely different quality to static quality. And because I think the MOQ is the best, and the MOQ sees value in static patterns as well as Dynamic Quality - I think that static quality exists and is experienced.
Hi Dan and David, I am thoroughly enjoying your exchange of ideas in this thread and on the 'distinction' as David sees it, between static experience and Dynamic (direct) experience. It is something I have been pondering over before and especially since getting into your exchange. I have only cut and pasted this quote for no specific reason.
Would it be 'safe' to suggest that static 'experience' stands for 'life' as we 'conventionally' are living it (as the Buddhists term it)... 'life' being, within the MoQ, a static organic pattern of value, enhanced, for any life-form capable of apprehending Dynamic Quality, through being open to DQ, meaning 'growth'?
This would make a lot of sense to me. Life, as we are all living it in our ordinary every day living is just that. The narrator in ZMM saying that he hasn't had a new idea in years. Thinking of Ray Davis' song 'A Well Respected Man'. Life is our everyday work for the 'Giant', the administrative, rule bound socially accepted way of doing and being.
This is a submission to the SOM perspective, a life in flatland, meaningless, valueless, well, a time to think about euthanesia (as 160.000 elderly persons in the Netherlands are contemplating!!...not necessarily wanting to act on it but feeling 'safe' to have the option).
However, when the heart-attack or the storm or the cancer or a life threatening situation comes (DQ) we are (temporarily) released (be it in greater or lesser degrees) from the static and delivered to the dynamic. In SOM this may be seen as the 'inevitable'...life threatening lahdidah.
In the MoQ it is seen as apprehending DQ and an opportunity to... .
Funny isn't it? Thank you gentlemen. For what it is worth.