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T. S. Eliot, U. G. Krishnamurti , caterpillars, butterflies, infinity, knowledge, and spontaneity

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

 

                                        

         

“And I pray that I may forget

these matters that with myself

I too much discuss

Too much explain.”

T.S. Eliot

 

 

It is simply a matter of how serious we are; whether we really are willing to die as caterpillars, so that we might fly away as butterflies.

The truth of the matter is that to forget is to lose without thought of gain, and to gain without thought of loss. For the only thing we ever lose is the memory of what ‘has been’, we never lose the moment, for the moment always ‘is’, and it is our task to make each moment more and more important, more and more real, and the only way to do that is to lose all sight of the past, to discard the baggage we carry, to regain spontaneity, to see ‘what is’ as it is, not as it has been in the past.

U.G Krishnamurti adds to this categorical necessity; of this intent, he declares: “My motive is direct and temporary;  ...I am only interested in making it crystal clear that there is nothing to understand. …As long as you think, accept, and believe that there is something to understand, and make that understanding a goal to be placed before you, demanding search and struggle, you are lost and will live in misery. …So…there is the actual need to be free from answers themselves. The search is invalid because it is based upon questions which in turn are based upon false knowledge. Your knowledge has not freed you from your problems. …So freedom exists not in finding answers, but in the dissolution of all questions.”

            Infinity lies waiting for us to perceive it, we must only polish the lens first in order to not see what is not there.

This is the via negativa path, the abandonment of all the mind's securities, the jettisoning-over of all that we think we are, of all that we could, or should, or want to be, and thus falling back faithfully into the great sea of awe and unmeaning. Only then shall we be empty of conventional knowledge, open, pure, innocent, capacious, and ready for the impossible.

 

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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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