Can it be to the advantage of thinking to have given up a distinction? The external view of tradition described in the below postings seems to be conscious of more than the internal. Surely we should not have to dim our awareness in order to reach the truth. Besides, as pseudonoma pointed out in response to yesterday's posting, the external view is itself taken up, passed on, affirmed, and questioned from within the internal view, as a ramification of it.
No solutions today, just more problems.