Monday, May 17, 2004

Unsafe journey

Enlightenment is not safe. Why should it be? Surely to aspire after the highest knowledge is an inherently risky proposition. You might discover at the end of the journey that there is no God, there is no you. And that enlightenment consists only of the cold light of reality on a winter's day. And yet, because we must, we yearn for the ideal. Maybe it would be better named enheatenment. For light without heat does not satisfy the soul or the body.

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