Forgottenness

You're not from the castle, you're not from the village. you're nothing.



Knowledge is not possible. The truth is not a known.
To approach the truth, it is necessary to pass through destruction. For when you are truthful, the world ceases to exist, events are no longer important. But the truth is not an easy path to follow. You find yourself on a terrain where knowledge doesn’t exist. Where it is necessary to carry on without knowing a thing, without even knowing where you’re headed. But the more lost you are, the more you are pushed toward the root, toward the depths. …
If you seek to get closer to life, it is necessary to go through destruction. You must put up a tremendous battle against the system that kills life.
In order to start living everything must come to an end. You must tear yourself away from this world, from the life that you lead. You have to be strong enough to break the spell. …
The most difficult thing is to be free of desire, to do nothing. Look around at everyone running hither and thither, bustling about, struggling. It actually seems that to do nothing is really something terribly difficult. We tell ourselves that we must even work on the eve of our death. Isn’t that twisted? If something did happen, of what benefit would it be?
~ Bram van Velde, The Poverty of Being

Knowledge is not possible. The truth is not a known.

To approach the truth, it is necessary to pass through destruction. For when you are truthful, the world ceases to exist, events are no longer important. But the truth is not an easy path to follow. You find yourself on a terrain where knowledge doesn’t exist. Where it is necessary to carry on without knowing a thing, without even knowing where you’re headed. But the more lost you are, the more you are pushed toward the root, toward the depths. …

If you seek to get closer to life, it is necessary to go through destruction. You must put up a tremendous battle against the system that kills life.

In order to start living everything must come to an end. You must tear yourself away from this world, from the life that you lead. You have to be strong enough to break the spell. …

The most difficult thing is to be free of desire, to do nothing. Look around at everyone running hither and thither, bustling about, struggling. It actually seems that to do nothing is really something terribly difficult. We tell ourselves that we must even work on the eve of our death. Isn’t that twisted? If something did happen, of what benefit would it be?

~ Bram van Velde, The Poverty of Being

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