November 7, 2007

Plus ca change…

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 11:45 am


I would only add that it takes courage to move — in terms of the metaphysics of the two quotations — from an assertion about a game “within” the game of life, to the equivalent assertion about the game of life itself.

Shades of another remark made by Plotinus in the same section of the Enneads!

For on earth, in all the succession of life, it is not the Soul within but the Shadow outside of the authentic man, that grieves and complains and acts out the plot on this world stage which men have dotted with stages of their own constructing.


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