The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nature Speaks

Were one to ask Nature why it produces, it might- if willing- thus reply: "You should never have put the question. Silently, as I am silent and little given to talk, you should have tried to understand. Understand what? That what comes to be is the object of my silent contemplation- its natural object. I am myself born of contemplation; mine is a contemplative nature. The contemplative in me produces the object contemplated much as geometricians draw their figures while contemplating..... Within me I preserve traces and principles of my source and of the principles that brought me into being. They too were born of contemplation and without action on their own part gave me birth. But they are greater than I: they contemplated themselves and thus I was born."

-Plotinus

8 Comments:

At 12:12 AM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

The post is so well written, I enjoyed it. Easy to fall into idealism.

I really do enjoy your blog. As you know, Trotsky wanted the revolution, to be admired by conservatives. Trotsky gave good literary reviews, sometimes to anti-communist writers. I doubt you are as conservative, as you like to think of yourself.

Regards.

 
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