Is there any exception to this statement?

Nothing can be distinguished without the criteria of self to distinguish things.

Is there any exception to this statement?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    doesn't seem to be an exception . . .

    except a plant can distinguish between day and night and respond accordingly . . does a plant have self . . ?

    or do we need to have self to distinguish that the plant can distinguish . .?

  • WikiJo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    If to distinguish involves a mind, that does not mean that the mind is necessarily trapped in the self illusion. But when the self illusion dissolves, then there is no more distiguishing of self & other.

    So I have to say no, because the act of distiguishing self & other is based upon a self percieving mind.

    How did this get into the Other-Science category ?

    I think your self wasn't distinguishing categories very carefully.


  • 1 decade ago

    of course there are exceptions. You have applied too broad a concept. My dog has no real idea of self yet she can distinguish between food and a rock. and it depends on your definition of criteria of self.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think there is. you're not asking if something exists, just if you can be able to distinguish if it exists. It will always exist, but you won't always be able to distinguish everything.

    Yup, there went the last brain cell. Nuts.

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