Truth leads to Untruth, Untruth leads to Truth. The path and way of being, particularly human being, flows like this. This is one of the most general notions that can be spoken about the Essence and Destiny of Man. Truth leads to Untruth, Untruth to Truth. Man is that organic process, that creatively ordered flux. […]Read more "Towards the Dawn"
I think everyone should ask themselves this… If we, as everyone tends to assume, are changeable; then what would have to be the core of our Being? Let’s say the core of our being was decided. That we “knew” who we were….would we then be able to change? If a tree were to become hard […]Read more "Dislike, Tao, Perfection/Truth, Being, Limitation/Division, The Open, Play/Rule, Love"
Decline of the critical spirit, weakening of judgment, perversion of the function of science, all point to a serious cultural disorder. To think, however, that in locating these symptoms one is attacking the evil at its roots, is to make a grave mistake. For already we hear the swelling chorus of objections from the self-styled […]Read more "Disavowal of the Intellectual Principle by Johan Huizinga"
The great archetypal activities of human society are all permeated with play from the start. Take language, for instance that first and supreme instrument which man shapes in order to communicate, to teach, to command. Language allows him to distinguish, to establish, to state things; in short, to name them and by naming them to […]Read more "Play, Myth, Ritual"
Our intellect, however, no matter how independent of the past it may behave in science and technology, is ever renewed and consecrated by the consciousness of its connection with the mind of the remotest times and civilization. Indeed, it gets to know itself and value its lofty nature only through comparison with that which it, […]Read more "Our Intellect and the Eternally Unchanging"
The truly religious man is not the one who practices so-called religion, who holds to certain dogmas and beliefs, who performs certain rituals or pursues knowledge, for he is merely seeking another form of gratification. The man who is truly religious is completely free from society, he has no responsibility towards society; he may establish […]Read more "The Truly Religious Man"
Although all the qualities of mind may be united in a great genius, yet there are some which are special and peculiar to him; his views are unlimited; he always acts uniformly and with the same activity; he sees distant objects as if present; he comprehends and grasps the greatest, sees and notices the smallest […]Read more "On Difference of Character"