Shinshu Roberts

‘Doubt is essential to actualizing understanding. Truly productive doubt must bring us to a point in which we drop our intellect and enter the realm of actualization. Before we can attain a mental state of spontaneous response, we may need to wander in the fields of intellectual investigation…
People learn in different ways, but however we may pass through this process, it begins with a question. The question is critical. Our tendency is to define our experience not open it up to further ambiguity.’ (Being-Time)

Having reached the end of Shohaku’s book, I have picked up Shinshu’s again, so look out for more posts featuring both in the near future. Here, she makes a similar point to one that I have quoted from him, which was something I tried to communicate in the class as well.

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