The most that anyone can make bold to offer is therefore a certain number of general contrasts, and even there people must bear in mind that what they see in another culture will not be identical with what those see who stand within it. For immediate experience the distinction between subject and object has not yet arisen; it is a continuous stream that carries along with it pains and pleasures, sensations of color and sound, and so on. When attention is concentrated on the local here-and-now differences within the stream, people have the differentiated aesthetic continuum; when attention is withdrawn from these, they have the undifferentiated aesthetic continuum. A contemporary Indian thinker confirms this: ‘In India, philosophy is sought for the sake of the one and only lesson it teaches man: how to attain and live the life in which is realized the all as himself and himself as the all.’.