' The five senses '...

There is no loftier metaphysical standpoint than that of nonduality, but man cannot live by metaphysics alone.

He is in the body, which in its turn is in the world.

He needs a second standpoint to deal with both body and world.

He needs the relative, the finite, the immediate one of personal experience.

Metaphysics may tell him that the world, when examined and analysed, is but an appearance, and not even that when it is taken into the deepest meditation; but the five senses tell him that he must come to terms with it.

-- Notebooks Category 19: The Reign of Relativity >
Chapter 2: The Double Standpoint > # 43
Paul Brunton

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