"The world is an illusion, but it is an illusion which must be taken seriously, because it is real as far as it goes, and in those aspects of the reality which we are capable of apprehending. Our business is to wake up. We have to find ways in which to detect the whole of reality in the one illusory part which our self-centered consciousness permits us to see. We must not live thoughtlessly, taking our illusions for the complete reality, but at the same time we must not live too thoughtfully in the sense of trying to escape from the dream state. We must continually be on our watch for ways in which we may enlarge our consciousness. We must not attempt to live outside the world, which is given us, but we must somehow learn how to transform it and transfigure it. Too much "wisdom" is as bad as too little wisdom... One must find a way of being in this world while not being of it. A way of living in time without being completely swallowed up in time."
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Through a Glass Darkly
Posted by David Angsten at 4:59 PM