If truth, even partial truth where the rational mind seeks to understand the measurable reality at hand, is reflective of a larger, grander truth---it’s still doesn’t placate the “truth” one experiences in the now.
A poor Bangladeshi child that hasn’t eaten in a day is concerned with the reality of filling his belly despite all the efforts of all the philosophers in all the caves of all the mountains of the world to weave an understanding of why the “real” path may explain his condition.
So no, sometimes a tree exists because it exists, or because it grants shade, or gives beauty, or is enjoyed for its own sake. But sometimes a cow is many, many steaks and leather sandals.
Edited by butterfly (09/12/06 02:10 PM)