C-146. The sound of one hand clapping

Much more familiar to us is the question, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”

But how about “the sound of one hand clapping” as an answer? To what question(s) … we might well ask.

How about: “What is the sound of humanity with its one-armed (minding-bound) capability (VII, App. VIII)?”

And: “What is the effect of not applying the SGN correction (C-104) to counter the BPO bias (C-39)?”

And: “What is the effect of not applying the R-transform (C-111,122)?” … to take advantage of the behavioral strength awaiting interdependency developments (XI; C-71,112). Without an R-sense of ourselves as R-entities (C-128), unmuddled (C-114), we humans do indeed seem “the sound of one hand clapping.”

We do manage a weak compositional clapping, as of applause. Not hardly for the state of the human condition, however. Given the extent of our under-Realized condition (0: Quality of life; I: Unsolved problems, behavioral and situational) that should be a matter of embarrassment.

The sound of clapping is something that does not require compositional change (II). Take, for example, the sound of a shuttered window when the wind is up. But it works more meaningfully when minding’s needed functionality urges us to employ two arms and hands, not just one arm and hand.

The “bi-“ body capacities (e.g., eyes, ears, arms and legs, hands and toes) require companion – i.e., interdependent – “bi-“ step making and taking capabilities (e.g., the developed Grasps and Involves [C-105] of needed minding functionality). Humanity, without the latter, is indeed the sound of one hand clapping.

(c) 2016 R. F. Carter