Heaven-sent madness v man-made sanity – Locura descendida del cielo v salud convencional

… but if any man come to the gates of poetry without the madness of the Muses, persuaded tht skill alone will make him a good poet, then shall he and his works of sanity be brought to naught by the poetry of madness,
("The greatest blessings come by way of madness, indeed by madness which is heaven-sent… the superiority of heaven-sent madness over man-made sanity")
Plato – Phaedrus, 244
… pero si cualquier hombre se acercare a las puertas de la poesía sin llevar consigo la locura de las musas, creyendo que su habilidad solamente puede hacerle un buen poeta, él y su obra de sana razón serán conducidos a la nada por la poesía de la locura.
("La mayor ventura viene de manos de la locura, de hecho de una locura descendida del cielo… la superioridad de la locura descendida del cielo comparada con la sanidad que depende del hombre")
Platón – Fedro, 244

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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