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Lao Tzu, freedom, unknowing, absolution, solution, cognition, knowledge, and wisdom

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas




“To attain knowledge, add things every day.

To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

Lao Tzu



Freedom comes from a form of creative decomprehension; there is no valid symbology, understanding, nor thought which cannot not be gotten-out-of (i.e. escaped from, thus ‘unveiling’ existence in its nude reality) by acontextual intent; we are released from the trap of the mind by the unharnessable freedom of unknowing; we are released from our bondage by re-cognizing life as it truly is- inconceivable.

Complete ignorance is the only unbiased, unhindered cognition, producing the ‘no mind’ inherently necessary for the window of wonder to re-open; in such ignorance everything filters through the new openness, for there are no longer walls; the individual is redeemed back to unity through the spaciousness of their limitless mind. Which is to say- Absolution is ...the absence of solution.

Lispector arrived at the same conclusion in one of her articles, when she wrote: “...there comes a moment of revelation about life, about myself, about others, about true art, and a sudden awareness that even the greatest of abstractions are not really abstract. The only drawback about such moments is that I forget them almost immediately. As if this were our pact with God: to see and forget rather than be struck down by knowledge.”

            It is our need, our right, our privilege, and our duty to forget; though it is a vocation that gains us no wealth, success, nor applause. And yet it is the task of every earnest person, consumed with the affinity for reality- at all costs. And the cost is ...everything; every scrap of belief, assumption, hope, or concern. In the end we cannot even take our worries with us, for these also are born from the mind, and these also must die with it.


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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra



THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

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