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16 Feb

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent” and “…he who understands me finally recognizes them [his propositions] as nonsensical. He must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up on it.”

Wittgenstein, whose philosophy I teach, always brings me back to Zen & practice. Compare the quote with Shunryu Suzuki ‘s words, “The most important point is to establish yourself in a true sense, without establishing yourself on delusion… Delusion is necessary, but delusion is not something on which you can establish yourself. It is like a stepladder. Without it you can’t climb up, but you don’t stay on the stepladder.”

Not Always So

David

South Wales

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