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What does this mean to you?

In the spiritual sense, what do you think this quote means?

"you have eyes, yet you do not see" " you have ears, yet you do not hear"

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 12:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It means to me that someone is not recognizing that there are things in which you cannot literally see or hear, but that are indeed very real despite that.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:54 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • To me...it means we are closed up and dont allow ourselves to be open to things that might be important or could teach us something wonderful.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 12:58 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • a person is too stuck in their ego and not able to take in wisdom.
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 1:00 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • legalism bad
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • not open to knowing the truth

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 1:18 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I've fallen asleep in class again.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 1:25 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • spiritually-you see and hear what you want to see and hear. selfishness, self-concerned..all about self.

    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:50 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • You see and hear only what you want to. Not necessarily what is right there to be seen.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:00 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • It makes me think of the poem about the men and the elephant. We are not capable of fully seeing or understanding all that is God or Reality. We can only see/hear/understand our piece of reality, our specific relationship with God.

    I think this is especially important in terms of kinds of belief that are more rigid or closed minded. They cannot see or understand just how much more there is to faith, and to God...

    "So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    ...Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!" - John Godfrey Saxe
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:38 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • The unwillingness of the religious godslave to hear scientific truth--or any truth that isn't their own. Their unwillingness to see the truth that is right in front of their faces, because truth is so dangerous to their blind and deaf faith. It is a zombie-like determination to have their own version of the truth--even when it is a lie. This quote is only too obvious, but I'll bet the godslaves will bend their perception to get around it. They will tell any lie to hang on to what they want to believe!!
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

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