David Bohm

A Quote by David Bohm on thought, mind, feeling, and assumption

When you are thinking something, you have the feeling that the thoughts do nothing except inform you the way things are and then you choose to do something and you do it.  That's what people generally assume.  But actually, the way you think determines the way you're going to do things.  Then you don't notice a result comes back, or you don't see it as a result of what you've done, or even less do you see it as a result of how you were thinking.  Is that clear?

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 16

Contributed by: Chris

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 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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