The View from Nowhere

The ‘View from Nowhere’ is one way of defining the special knowledge that we seek through meditation and other practices.

Normally, we experience everything through our senses and minds, and no matter how highly we develop them, or enhance their capacities with technical instruments, the mind and senses inevitably present us with a partial picture of reality from a particular standpoint. To know everything as it really is, we would have to somehow know everything, everywhere, simultaneously. And we would need to be so close that no separation remains between the observer and all that is. This could be called a ‘View from Nowhere’.

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This article is from the Spring 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.