Blind to Wholeness LO29662

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 12/05/02

Replying to LO29626 --

Dear Organlearners,

Leo Minnigh <> writes in reply to my:

>> Your initial remark about "leermeester"="whole-master" is
>> haunting my mind since i first have read about it. Do we
>> need "whole-masters" in the post-modern world? I think
>> they are very much needed, but they will have to be
>> "whole-masters" in both body and mind. One question
>> which they must be able to answer is:-
>> Why are some people "senseless (blind) to wholeness"?
>> Can they help those people to sense wholeness when
>> they do not know the answer self?
> Dear readers, dear At, I have the feeling that after reading
> these words that I had a glimpse to some answers to your
> questions.
> - Do we need "whole-masters" in the post-modern world?
> --- YES.
> - Why are some people "senseless (blind) to wholeness"?
> --- Possibly because some people's minds stop thinking
> further after finding a answer. Some people are satisfied
> after having found an answer; they do not realise that there
> lies another world behind the horizon of that answer.

Greetings dear Leo,

Thank you for your thinking. But i have a suspicion that your answer to
the second question is actually a description of this "senseless (blind)
to wholeness". Nevertheless, it gace me the leverage to see another
possible cause for it. Allow me to explain.

Jan Smuts thought of wholeness as the "whole and its field". For you that
field go as far as "another world behind the horizon". Would you say that
your experiences made you aware of this? If it is the case, can we
conclude that when people are "senseless (blind) to wholeness", it is
because of definite experiences which they had? What about the following

Sitting inside the four walls of a class to learn, day after day, sensing
no world outside these four walls. As a teacher i was always struck by how
exubirant pupils became when they were taken outside the class to learn

Sitting at home, trying to understand something from information given by
the teacher, not understanding it clearly, but not having any other
information to explore. Be satisfied with a half baked answer.

>- Can they help those people to sense wholeness when
>they do not know the answer self? --- Not knowing 'the'
>answer, indicates the mastery of the whole master. And
>this is possibly a clue to your questions: keep searching
>for answers, never stop searching after finding one of them
>(there are endless ensuing ones).

Leo, i perceive many possible answers. But what i also try to discover, is
a pattern among all these answers. I suspect that the abscence of this
pattern will cause this "senseless (blind) to wholeness". But i will have
to make sure. Unfortunately, the tools of science like experimentation and
logic are of no use here. The only possibility is for us to explore
together by dialogue the topic. I am most thankful for your and Jan's
inputs here.

With care and best wishes,


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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