Necessity – the loveless mother

– Necessity is the Mother of all action.
– Right, I concur, but who´s its Father?…

When has necessity only ever spawned something great?…
Is Life a matter of necessity?…Is it necessary to live, after all?
Really, what kind of world has necessity brought forth?…- All these numberless destiny-short people around, slaves to its tyranny…Sightless slaves with no perception of the mysterious…
With no receptivity for beauty and the subtle…For the ineffable greatness of being.

Really,

Where are all inspired poets? Where are the real creators? The visionaries?…Where are the prophets to lend a hint of sparkling sense and transcendence?…
Have they all been wiped out by the reckless goddess of the humdrum?…

The tonal system is a total sham

Cause it shuts out the celestial overtones.

Actually, no matter how complex and rich it has been, this system is bound to lead to total emotional and spiritual barrenness.

Being a composer and concert pianist, regardless of my love to his music, the one who has perfected the disaster – that is, tonality – is none other than J.S.Bach.

The Game of Existence

Even the Devil will be an assistance to finding the true.

Consciousness creates a problem in order to experience
transcending it.

– Mooji

Our very perception fails to grasp what Life or Happiness is about

The pursuit of happiness makes us utterly conceited and hollow. Totally self-absorbed. Just look around to all these haunted miserable souls trying to chase Happiness…creating nothing but further misery and desolation for themselves and the world.

Unhappy seeking to be happy, THIS INSANE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is one of the underlying reasons – if not THE reason – for the ubiquitous destruction of the planet.

Can´t we just grasp this…?

Happiness is not an image or a goal, not a projection, not a quest…- something to wish for.

Happiness has no thought, no knowledge, no purpose… It is not to be found within the realm of “the Known”, cause the known is repetitiveness, which derives from the pursuit of safety, restriction and vindication.

His comment:
First, I don’t yet see how we had to go in the negative in order to understand what happiness is. We could just have directly explained it to make issues run more smoothly, no?
There are many issues I would have loved addressed, but I guess I’d do well to remember that this was YOUR explanation of happiness. Please, I do not wish to make waste of your efforts by saying I don’t quite see your definition of/perspective on happiness clearly.
Oh, and we ended up trying to analyse the meaning of the word happiness – semantics. This is even more so, given that your explanation of happiness is quite strange to me.
Tell me if you kindly might, please: what was wrong with my question you didn’t answer on how doing simple things like eating a good meal makes us feel pleasurable and contented. Was it too simplistic a view to happiness, or what…?

PS. Pardon some grammatical errors in my response above please.

My answer:
First, I have nothing to excuse as I like errors. Errors are more fun than a so-called “perfect” text.

Now…The really “big” things in life, like Love, Truth, Happiness – cannot be defined, as they totally surpass language, mundane comprehension and concept; hence, in order to get an inkling, we have to approach them in a “negative” way – that is, through negation.

Whatever explanation is likely to be misunderstood. There is thus nothing to explain, as whatever we explain, is dead. Yes, our definitions kill life…- can you see this…? Whatever I explain or define, is but a mere projection, and never! The Real Truth.
Try to explain the beauty of the chirping nightingale…or the scent of the lonely night flower…

Again, Nothing of real value can ever be explained. It can only be intimated…You as a poet should know this already.

I do understand though that my words seem “strange” to you, as we are stuck in concepts, language and semantics, and we have a hard time to put aside and go beyond our entrenched perception of reality.

The truth of the matter is that there is hardly anyone today to have transcended the limited conditioned perception of what we call reality, as this is the only way to know what “Unaltered” Happiness is about.

There is nothing wrong with the so-called “simple things” which make us feel pleasurable and contented. They are not “simplistic” at all…

They can be though, only if we are to use them as a measure for Eternity and for the unfathomable Mystery which is Life and Happiness.

Value cannot always be remembered or explained

Richard says:
I don’t like Kant since I often don’t understand what he tries to say. Sure, it may be due to me,
but if you can’t explain it to a 6-year-old it’s not really worth to be written down.

This is where real life takes place. Not in Kant’s own theoretic world.

Me:
Value is not always a matter of subjective comprehension…meaning that something intrinsically valuable is tacitly conveyed and perceived and not always to be explained – not even to a 6-year-old child.

Real life is not always “real”…Real life has, – as we know -, many palpable and subtle layers…Thus, even abstract wording has certain bearing, as it is a facet of Reality…Despite his abstruse use of language, Kant aims clearly on something unapproachable for the common apprehension, yet existing.

On the other hand, language is precarious – some of his students were once bewildered failing to properly interpret one of his texts written in his earlier years. So they asked Kant as to what he meant.

Kant methodically read that specific excerpt and simply admitted: “I DON´T REMEMBER”…:)

Transcendence is beyond the negative or positive

“Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” says Thich Nhat Hanh.

For sure, it sounds right and fair. But in order to see “the positive” we have to be aware of “the negative” as well. That´s indeed the most difficult part: we have to delve into the pit and see what darkness is about. Cause of we don´t take the trouble of comprehending thoroughly the psychology of “Evil”, our being “positive” is naught but the reiteration of the negative. Evil is running away from evil. In plain words, shunning wickedness, gives us a false sense of being positive, as this positiveness is escape – we still remain within the frame of the negative, being good, but evil…Look at most peoples´ life – good intentions, dire outcome.

The kind of “positiveness” I am talking about comes naturally by itself when Darkness has been understood and dealt with. We have to take the trouble of dealing all the way with opposites if we want to gain a clear vision.

Clear vision, that is, the real “Positive” is the derivative of “Transcendent”… and Transcendence is the middle point beyond opposites.