David Bohm

A Quote by David Bohm on mind, question, assumption, pattern, and thought

Bohm: Your questions contain hidden assumptions; that's the point.  Therefore, when you question the question itself, you may be questioning a deeper assumption.  But that's done non-verbally.  Do you see what I mean?  To question the question eventually has to be a non-verbal act, which you can't describe.
Q: And that may break all the patterns?
Bohm: Yes, somehow it breaks the pattern.  Now, the suggestion is that this pattern of the system is not something with which we are stuck.  It may not be absolutely inevitable; there are signs that it could break.
Q: What do you mean when you say that questioning the question has to be non-verbal?
Bohm: If I say I have a question which may contain assumptions that should be questioned, I could question them verbally.  But what would lead me to question my question?  Eventually I can put it into words; but I'm saying the first step, the first flash of insight, is non-verbal.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 29..30

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Bohm

Look at the question.  Don't answer it right away.  Newton took a long time before he even got to the question, and he was quite bright.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 31

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Bohm on science, technology, and mind

Anybody can use science and technology without fundamentally altering his own frame of mind which governs how they are used.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 6

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Bohm

To be confused about what is different and what is not, is to be confused about everything.

David Bohm

Source: Einstein and Buddah- The Parallel Sayings

Contributed by: Erica

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