Just_Saying_Fri08/26/2011

I am death and the deathless, all that is or is not.–(Krishna) Bahavagad Gita, S. Mitchell tr.

Words create boundaries, boundaries between what is and is not being described. We tend to treat these boundaries as real whether they are realistic or not. In this quote, Krishna observes that God is not limited by the artificial boundaries our words imply. Even saying “God is” creates a boundary in our minds, when in fact no boundary applies.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Common illusions, Mythos_Logos

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: