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Philosophical Questions {9} ~ How Much Does Language Affect Our Thinking?

We exchange complex thoughts and ideas with one another, whether it be spoken aloud or written in ink; it’s also through language that we’re able to trigger emotions, imagination, and action. Linguistic relativity thesis, which says that the language you speak broadly affects or even determines the way you experience the world, from the way you perceive it, to the way you categorize it, to the way you cognize it is an interesting theory.

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Zen Koans {41}

One day, Jizo received one of Hofuku’s disciples and asked him, “How does your teacher instruct you?” “My teacher instructs me to shut my eyes and see no evil thing; to cover my ears and hear no evil sound; to stop my mind-activities and form no wrong ideas,” the monk replied. “I do not ask you to shut your eyes,” Jizo said, “but you do not see a thing. I do not ask you to cover your ears, but you do not hear a sound. I do not ask you to cease your mind-activities, but you do not form any idea at all.