Distinguish clearly these bitter yet fertile human truths, flesh of our flesh, and admit them heroically

Distinguish clearly these bitter yet fertile human truths, flesh of our flesh, and admit them heroically:

the mind of man can perceive appearances only, and never the essence of things; and not all appearances but only the appearances of matter; and more narrowly still: not even these appearances of matter, but only relationships between them; […]

The mind shouts: “Only I exist!” -Nikos Kazantzakis The Curtain is the Painting

WITH CLARITY and quiet, I look upon the world and say: All that I see, hear, taste, smell, and touch are the creations of my mind. The sun comes up and the sun goes down in my skull. Out of one of my temples the sun rises, and into the other the sun sets.

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