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Thinker13
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Posted 01/04/12 - 3:59 AM:
Subject: Too Overt is Covert!
Advertisements do it. Books do it. TV shows and movies do it. Lectures do it. The aim is to pass a central idea which is of utmost importance, either subliminally or directly into the psyche of the audience. The message has a lot of encoding. It would be in disguise of something else. It would be camouflaged in so many things that you will not know that the intention was to show you that central idea. Why this disguises and camouflage? It’s there because in case where the message is introduced directly, the author has to tell the intention as well and the chances of rejections are very high. Persuasion needs covert manipulation of the psyche of audience. If you remember the movie ‘Skeleton Key’, you would recall how dramatically the idea ‘Black Magic Does Exist’ was planted into the psyche of the caretaker in disguise of the clues where plotters were showing ‘Black Magic Does Not Exist’; since it was necessary to convince her of the idea in order to apply Black Magic on her for the advantage of the conspirators. There might be a world of wrapping around the central idea of a message or it might be just a bit of decoration, but more often than not, it’s done in a way to engross the mind of the audience and subconscious subscribes to the central idea at the same time. An analogy can be made about Maya. Maya, the illusion is consistently trying to show you the ‘pleasure’ in world and you crave one sense object after another in an endless cycle because of the incessant pain. Every time you get pain instead of pleasure from a sense object, you are reinforcing the suggestion that there is no pleasure in the sense objects. In this way Maya implants and reinforces the idea that the world of sense objects cannot give you pleasure and you start searching somewhere else and then the enlightenment.

Edited by Thinker13 on 01/05/12 - 2:43 PM
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Posted 01/05/12 - 2:26 PM:

what is a sense object?
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Posted 01/05/12 - 2:48 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
what is a sense object?



A sense object in this context is any object as perceived by our senses, not objectively ( if anything like that exists at all!) as it's but as something which might be painful or pleasing.

For example: Red color might have indefinite number of definitions. Scientific definition would suggest about highest wavelength. A red color as a sense object might suggest danger or vitality or aggression depending on the context.

The world around us ( subjective world) is made up of sense objects, i. e. we see it the way we see because it comes to us via the filters of our senses, therefore what we see are not 'objective objects' but rather 'sense objects'.
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Posted 01/05/12 - 4:38 PM:

how do you get pain or pleasure from a sense object? is it about placing value in the accumulation of material wealth (home, car, jewelry, etc)? or can it have to do with the usefulness of the object?
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Posted 01/07/12 - 12:52 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
how do you get pain or pleasure from a sense object? is it about placing value in the accumulation of material wealth (home, car, jewelry, etc)? or can it have to do with the usefulness of the object?



It seems to be more of 'placing value' rather than 'usefulness'.

A loose example might be: Our getting pleasantly excited as soon as we see a message from a loved one. Message in itself is just 'message', our memory of pleasant sensations upon reading previous such messages makes it a sense object which causes pleasure and so on.
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