There is a paradox in the growth of scientific knowledge. As information accumulates in ever more intimidating quantities, disconnected facts and impenetrable mysteries gives way to rational explanations, and simplicity emerges from chaos…
Molecular Biology of The Cell .
By Bruce Alberts & others..
Poets live in Cracks between time & space….
We are suspended in Language, our intellectual description is always culturally derived.. –
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
– Charles Mingus
“From my thirteenth year on, it was clear to me that I wanted to be either a poet or nothing at all.”
Hermann Hesse in his “Life Story Briefly Told”
Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is being, not doing.
– E.E. Cummings
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be
understood by everyone, something that no one ever
knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Melting into the sea,
Everyone can see.
But the sea
In a drop–
A rare one
can follow !
– Saint Kabir -Indian Mystic Poet
If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”
“Hope is not the
something will turn out well,
but the certainty
that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.”
Do I contradict myself ?
Very well then I contradict myself.
( I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Choice in every form is conflict. Contradiction is inevitable in choice; this contradictiction, inner and outer, breeds confusion & misery
Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake ?
Where are there are two desires in a man’s heart he has no choice between the two but must obey the strongest, there being no such thing as free will in the composition of any human being that ever lived.
– Mark Twain in Eruption
One can only become a philosopher, not be one.
As soon as one thinks one is a philosopher, one stops becoming one.
-Friendrich Von Schlegel
Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another. … I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. … I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general.
Gottfried Leibniz, 1646 – 1716
One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.
::: Salvador Dali :::
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. – ::: Robert Hughes – Art Critic :::
Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.-
-Des Beaux- Arts, Jean Cocteau
“Each day, we’re given many opportunities to open up or shut down. The most precious opportunity presents itself when we come to the place where we think we can’t handle whatever is happening.”
– PEMA CHODRON –
I am looking at you,
You at him,
Kabir asks, how to solve
This puzzle —
You, he, and I ?