facing the huge challenges of understanding life and of living it fully and in a manner which keeps us in contact with truth and reality.
Complexity and Relating Indeed life is not as simple as the unrolling of a map which brings to the surface a new area already planned according to how it is conceived to be. Full of contradictions and mystery, life does not have a particular form. It is too complicated and complex because of the four realms, because there is a past, because there is ignorance. To see in it the predominance of the order that chronology brings with the passing of everyday, to see it as being written in advance, allotting such an amount of comfort and such an amount of pain is to have a distorted view of life. To see it as directed towards a goal which requires such or such a balance of effort and success on the one hand and on the other, of patience and acceptance of delays for one’s fulfillment, is an over simplistic view. The fact is that our attempts to understand life are accompanied by our inevitable ignorance all the time. Relationship between human beings, in its reality, asks for vigilance, alertness, sensitivity, surrender and a readiness to recast the knowledge acquaintance has provided so far. Because of ignorance and the mystery of others (or for that matter of our self) acquaintance has to be dynamic and not aim at producing a final picture of anyone. “I shall never know you; you will never stop surprising me” are more correct renderings of the reality we
What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...