Yes I agree with your explanation of scientific thought and method.
Your definition of a mystic was as follow: ‘A mystic, to me, is a being that seeks to achieve as direct and authentic an experience of life as is possible. This clearly requires some further explanation. By direct and authentic i&i mean as unobstructed by preconceived notions, patterns of thought,and illusory separation of self and object. It is to be utterly, totally aware’.
From reading this definition I find that it can be applied to any human being. If you don’t agree that it can be applied to any human being, then please explain the criterion that can be used to differentiate a seeker from a non-seeker.
Also what are your views on the importance of restricting definitions when engaging scientific investigations, or any type of serious investigation?
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