Both I and a colour blind person would call the same piece of fabric red, but we would experience it differently. Still, we would both identify it the same way.ricketybridge wrote:
Aha. Interesting.... So I guess it's kind of like how you can name a color, but you can't really describe, say, the sensation or experience of seeing that color?
But can a dashing and statuesque man, or sexy voluptuous woman, be called both "beautiful" and "foul"? Yes, actually they can be called either because they are both: if you find one attractive, then for all intents and purposes they are attractive (at least to you), but present in their body is also fat, blood, shit and the like. Their bodies are not only one or the other.
However, when you look their way and think to yourself "gosh, I'd like to get me some of that" you have already affirmed their aspects of "beauty" while completely overlooking the many, many other attributes that might be called "foul". You've affirmed a half truth; and worse, you've affirmed a half truth that leads to craving and attachment.
So to abandon all language is not really the goal in itself, in so far as language can be used to express this part or that part of what is true. But language requires you to choose one interpretation over another, and if that is done blindly it is akin to walking in a dark room with over much confidence: you'll slam your shins into that gosh darn coffee table yet again.