Originally Posted by LFP
My problem with both analogies is that they involve things that are not at the same level. I.e. both ice cream flavors and the things in the room are material things, while the receptor in the analogy, the person, is a human being.
I'm currently in the ice creams position, but I really disagree with being reduced to a flavor, a thing - I want to equally taste and being tasted, experience and being experienced.
It might help to remember that this is intended to be an illustrative analogy--a way to help someone wrap his or her head around a new concept--rather than a comparison or a "reduction to a flavor."