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The three non-existing princes

A young boy asked his nanny to tell him a story, and the nanny told him the following story to which the boy listened with great attention: Once upon a time in a city which did not exist, there were … Continue reading

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Plato on art and poetry misunderstood

Unfounded criticism of Plato on poetry and the arts redressed. Misunderstanding of Plato’s ideas and intentions on these topics revealed and countered. Continue reading

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Keeping watch

Keeping Watch In the morning When I began to wake, It happened again – That feeling That You, Beloved, Had stood over me all night Keeping watch, That feeling That as soon as I began to stir You put Your … Continue reading

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On love, beauty, and knowledge

(From an exchange in internet) My position, as I wrote to S.: We are love and the product of love, no? Traditional Advaita Vedanta talks of desire as the root cause of existence, but, in the end, it is the same … Continue reading

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Theseus – Shakespeare

ACT V SCENE I. Athens. An Apartment in the Palace of THESEUS. [Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE, Lords and Attendants.] HIPPOLYTA ‘Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. THESEUS More strange than true. I never may believe These antique … Continue reading

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The poetry of madness (Plato)

“And if any man come to the gates of poetry without the madness of the Muses, persuaded that skill alone will make him a good poet, then shall him and his woks of sanity with him be brought to nought … Continue reading

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I am the life of life (Rumi)

I am the life of life. I am that cat, this stone, no one. I have thrown duality away like an old dishrag, I see and know all times and worlds as one, one, always one. Rumi

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