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Celestial Aphorisms is one of the philosopher Memgowa's most celebrated texts[1].

ExcerptsEdit

"Souls can no more see the origins of their thought than they can see the backs of their heads or the insides of their entrails. And since souls cannot differentiate what they cannot see, there is a peculiar sense in which the soul cannot self-differentiate. So it is always, in a peculiar sense, the same time when they think, the same place where they think, and the same individual who does the thinking. Like tipping a spiral on its side until only a circle can be seen, the passage of moments always remains now, the carnival of spaces always sojourns here, and the succession of people always becomes me. The truth is, if the soul could apprehend itself the way it apprehended the world -- if it could apprehend its origins -- it would see that there is no now, there is no here, and there is no me. In other words, it would realize that just as there is no circle, there is no soul."[2]

"If the immutable appears recast, then you yourself have been transformed."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopedic Glossary, p. 423, 'Celestial Aphorisms'
  2. The Thousandfold Thought, Chapter 10, p. 198
  3. The Judging Eye, Chapter 15, p. 344

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