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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Antero Alli, Carl Jung, Lao Tzu, God, enlightenment, and mystery

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




“You think God knows you?
Even the world He does not know.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



Hence Antero Alli observes: “There is no Final Arrival or Absolute Enlightenment save honourable mention given to confessing ignorance. [For] as more functions of Intelligence are integrated into our perspective, our maps and definitions become more open-ended as the more we ‘know’, the more we realize in utter clarity, what remains unknown. Somethings are just not meant to be figured out. Sometimes all we can do is realize that we are the mystery itself and let it go at that.”

Similarly, Carl Jung, in one of his last writings, provides an interesting confession about his life, stating: “Nothing but unexpected things kept happening to me. ¼But it was as it had to be; for all came about because I am as I am. ¼I cannot form any final judgment because the phenomenon of life and the phenomenon of man are too vast. The older I have become, the less I have understood or had insight into or known about myself. ¼I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions- not about anything, really. ¼I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. ¼When Lao-Tzu says: ‘All are clear, I alone am clouded,’ he is expressing what I now feel in advanced old age. Lao-tzu is the example of a man¼who at the end of his life desires to return into his own being, into the eternal unknowable meaning. ¼The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. In fact it seems to me as if that alienation which so long separated me from this world has become transferred into my own inner world, and has revealed to me an unexpected unfamiliarity with myself.”

Here Jung, who so sedulously researched and documented the almost wholly lost art of Alchemy, brings to us, in his own terms, the outcome of alchemy itself: the mergence of the microcosm into the macrocosm- the little mystery into the Great Mystery.



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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

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

















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