Maycol

The Genius of Being, Peter Ralston 9/10

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IMHO, a much better book than The Book of Not Knowing, it's what I was hoping for in the first book.

I find a lot of what Leo was talking about in his recent video about Context, Content, and Understanding Recontextualization from this book.

I'm inspired to re-listen to it once I finished. 

I also got this new Dialogue Book that I'm working through slower.

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On 7/31/2018 at 2:03 PM, Maycol said:

IMHO, a much better book than The Book of Not Knowing, it's what I was hoping for in the first book.

Why? I have all of his main books except The Genius of Being (about to though).

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The book just goes to the deep end faster. It's structured in such a way for reader to get the concept of "distinction". I'm still working through it again the second time, read and reread, stop and contemplate some of the pointers. Very good. To me, much better book than The Book of Not Knowing.

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@Maycol I started listening to it on Scribd recently, is there anyway it could be better than a 9/10?

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@Maycol I understand this is a review and I just want to say that your whole attitude of comparing and judging between the books is probably a bad thing.

Better in what sense? You seem to judge how it is getting to the deep end faster. You might have an easier time developing concepts that you have and just have them stay there as concepts but his entire books and works are best perceived as workbooks. 

You should be reading and be creating a list at the same time as you're reading of possible work you could do and then choose what you want to work on.

The Book of Not Knowing is better in my case in the sense that it is about the thing you cherish the most. You and getting you

By whatever means and methods. It is a completely open thing. Even the trying of it is open. You don't know in the most way you don't know. You do that continuously and try somehow, if even you're trying in the first.

Yes this sounds non-nonsensical but not-knowing is just that. Not knowing even the not knowing, if that makes any sense.


"Water takes shape of whatever container holds it." --

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Thought the audiobook on Scribd is ace. Feel I will definitely listen to it again. There's "The Book of Not Knowing" as well, being uploaded on the 16th. $8.99 per month for as many books you want to listen to, or read online.

I feel I really gained an appreciation of contemplation, that I did not have before. Was kind of craving somekind of intellectual equivalent of steroids, but the book is well structured and does not feed you concentrate.

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