Thursday, May 22, 2008
Then what is the Answer?
It is simply not to be deluded by dreams.
It is to know that great civilisations have broken down into violence and their tyrants have come and gone many times before.
It is to know that when open violence appears, to avoid it with honor, or choose the least ugly factions; these evils are essential.
To keep ones own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for evil; and not be duped by dreams of universal happiness, for these dreams will not be fulfilled.
To know this , and to know that however ugly the parts appear,the whole remains beautiful.
A severed hand is an ugly thing and a man dissevered from the Earth,and the stars and his own history for contemplation or in fact, often appears atrociously ugly.
Integrity is wholeness, the greatest beauty is organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things. It is the Devine beauty of the universe, Love That, not man apart from that, or else you will share man's pitiful confusions,or drown in despair when your days darken.