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Ancient Cultures Names for Broadband Sensing
I believe some ancient cultures recognised the possibility of using the senses in their broadband capacity. (Please contact me if you know more on this subject).
Among the Australian aborigines it could be Dadirri : "Simply sit and look at and listen to the earth and environment that surrounds you." This is exactly the idea, and this is closer to what i'm describing than anything else i've seen.
But in the explanations i read, it is always associated with focussing on specific things. "Focus on something specific, such as a bird, a blade of grass, a clump of soil, cracked earth, a flower, bush or leaf, a cloud in the sky or a body of water, whatever you can see."
I believe this 'focussing on specific things' is a modern development, a new "whitefella" influence.
Tao and Zen
In Taoist and Zen literature, (if we interpret their practices from my viewpoint), it could be meant by the term 'just sensing', but this isn't specific, this could also mean focussing with the senses without thinking.
I feel certain it is the original idea behind the Taoist and Zen practice of "Staring at Walls"
And the Zen idea "Seeing with looking - hearing without listening" expresses it very well. (I think it's a quote from Bodhidharma but from where?) - (I can only find one reference on a facebook page (!?) where it is interpreted as : "without using the sensing systems of the physical body" - as a mental state of being.