The understanding of a life-time (Aristotle and Neo-Advaita))


You are the Presence
in which all existence appears
blooms, and dissolves…
reshuffles the understanding
of a lifetime
and blows the heart wide open.    (MiriamLouisa)

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“… the understanding of a lifetime”

‘The Spirit bloweth… ‘

Aristotle wrote that the meaning of a life (an individual’s life) is only known or understood once it has come to its end (full circle). There may be a meaning here, but only on the ‘lower plane’ of manifestation or existence – the contingent plane, where everything is… contingent, passing, unpredictable, and insubstancial – as a buffalo’s breath, or its running shadow along the prairie, in the words of an Indian chief. New-vedantists refer to that plane as that of “stories”; and this is what it/they are. But it cannot be what is meant by ‘seeing life whole’.

Alberto Martín said this on July 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm 

 

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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