“τὸ κακὸν δοκεῖν ποτ᾽ ἐσθλὸν τῷδ᾽ ἔμμεν’ ὅτῳ φρένας θεὸς ἄγει πρὸς ἄταν”
“evil appears as good in the minds of those whom god leads to destruction”
~ Sophocles’ play Antigone
“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
~ William Anderson Scott
… on… the wasteland….
“What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”~ T.S. Eliot
… on… darkness/light….
“In order for light to shine so brightly,
darkness must be present.”
~ Francis Bacon
I would say that not doing too much is the important thing. We tend to try to overdo everything. Such conceptual actions just create more karma. Consider nondoing, nonaction, for a while, and leaving things as they are.
—His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, “Awareness Itself”
“KNOWING YOUR OWN DARKNESS IS THE BEST METHOD FOR DEALING WITH THE DARKNESSES OF OTHER PEOPLE.”
~ C.G. JUNG
… on … love & destruction….
“Love is what happens to us when we are graced by the absolute destruction of everything we hope for.”
– Rabbi Rami Shapiro
…end of the world?…
“As long as the music’s loud enough,
we won’t hear the world falling apart.”
~ Derek Jarman