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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, E. M. Cioran, false ideas, false education, mystery, and wonder

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

 

                                        

         

“...your ideas are false, for all ideas are false.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

 

            It is obvious now that to continue stumbling onward in the same infantile direction as our teachers, leaders, and ancestors is to continue bashing our heads against the same walls, and to have not yet learned the one thing made obvious from all our learning- that ...learning is useless.

            False education is what restricts the mystery, inducing facts. True education is what expands the mystery, educing wonder. But the sad case is that education today rarely educes, and mostly induces; it induces inertia, confusion, stagnation, and futility.

            It is our lot to have inherited the lie which our forefathers were neither lucid enough to see, nor strong enough to break away from. We must now simply have the strength and honesty to see ‘what is’ as it is, without the imposition of words, labels, judgments, or theories. We must no longer seek for explanations of the unexplainable, for to ‘explain’, is to explain away the mystery.

To become undulled from our past ‘education’, all we need to do is to wake up to the lie of ‘understanding’, and let life return of its own accord, as it is so inherently wont to do, to its implausible, grandiose, marvelous stature.

E.M. Cioran observes: “...all of life’s evils come from a ‘conception of life’, [for] under each formula lies a corpse...”

 Any restriction, any limitation, rule, or order placed upon life, and wonder is gone.

             Life with beauty of mystery, then, requires the courage to dis-believe, the strength to not-understand, the fortitude to renounce everything the world believes to be true, and so to stand naked and alone, without a single thought to hold onto.

 

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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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