2007-04-23

Knowledge, Suffering and Improvement

Early in my life I got tired on knowledge…

In the process, I’ve discovered things of real value:


To accomplish things = to do things in your own way


To understand things = to appreciate things not done your way, to accept things beyond you


These two things do not preclude knowledge, but rather require it. They also make knowledge complete by laying bare its purpose.


In more classical terms, knowledge acquires value only if it has aided in the creation of things new and wonderful, or it brings you into communion with a larger whole you have not realized before.


In this way, I am an intellectual but not an intellectualist. I pursue knowledge not as an end unto itself. In the same way, I promote myself and my ideas not for my own glory. Everything I do, everything I know, from now on, serves a greater purpose…


For in the beginning there was void. And then Love was born. It did not compel, it did not demand anything of itself, it was pouring out. From it, everything came into being, before becoming anything. Love was born in Eternity, before Time began, and Love (if it is true) yearns unto that Eternity return.




SUFFERING


As I say, it’s the human condition. Ever since we were expelled from paradise, we have either been suffering, making other people suffer or watching the suffering of others.

It’s beyond our control.



Knowledge is only valuable if it has aided in the creation of things new and wonderful,

or it brings you into communion with a larger whole you have not realized before.


In the same way, you are valuable only if you have aided in the creation of a new possibility, new choices; or when you have realized your purpose in a larger reality.


Everything is of value only when it has graduated to a higher sense of meaning and participation.


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