Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Metal Touches it Vedic Roots


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Rudra
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Monday, January 22, 2007

Loved Ones Die

Loved ones die, you see them
Pillars of fire, with you.

Now that time, so wisely
Lays down her charms, for all,

Now the mirror, so bright
Holds what is left, barely

It is more than enough
It is more than enough

To turn.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Therefore, the Beauty of Philosophy is in its Failure

"Infinity is not the 'object' of cognition (which would be to reduce it to the measure of the gaze that contemplates), but is the desirable, that which arouses Desire, that is, that which is approachable by a thought that at each instant thinks more than it thinks" (Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity, tr. Alphonso Lingis [Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1969], 62).

Monday, January 15, 2007

Naught Beats Aught

"For I telle thee trewly that I had lever be so nowhere bodely, wrastlyng with that blynde nought, than to be so grete a lorde that I might when I wolde be everywhere bodely, merily pleiing with al this ought as a lorde with his owne" (The Cloud of Unknowing, ed. Patrick J. Gallacher [Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997]. chapter 68).

A Quote on Speaking for Yourself

"For somtyme men thought it meeknes to sey nought of theire owne hedes, bot yif thei afermid it by Scripture and doctours wordes; and now it is turnid into corioustee and schewyng of kunnyng. To thee it nedith not, and therfore I do it nought. For whoso hath eren, lat hem here, and whoso is sterid for to trowe, lat hem trowe; for elles scholen thei not" (The Cloud of Unknowing, ed. Patrick J. Gallacher [Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997], chapter 70).