amulet/charm + an excerpt by schopenhauer

Edmund V. Gillon Jr

Tibetan Tantric Charm Amulet (reproduced from the original woodblock) , 1978.

 

 

 

‘The fundamental tenet of the Vedanta school consisted not in denying the existence of matter, that is of solidity, impenetrability, and extended figure (to deny which would be lunacy), but in correcting the popular notion of it, and in contending that it has no essence independent of mental perception; that existence and perceptibility are convertible terms.’

 

(arthur schopenhauer, the world as will and representation, leipzig 1819)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i ask to you dear aficionados, please do not divulgate thi(e)s(e) picture(s) outside the experienceofthinking

monday august 21 2017


 

 

 

 

 

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arthur schopenhauer and friedrich hebbel short dialogue about celebrity

 

Once Schopenhauer was talking about his celebrity in philosophy surprised by the favourable support by a so wide amount of people. Arthur did not believe really in this success.

‘ Dear friend as dramatist of theatre perhaps you have experience an accident like this. The staff of scene is at working befo
re the beginning of the play but the one busy for the candles has not finished his work but the curtains of the theatre are going up. The poor man is now on the scene but he is not an actor. This is a funny thing hence the audience maliciously grins while the poor man tries to hide himself behind the curtain. Do you understand? I’m like this poor man, I am not really a philosopher for the masses’, Shopenhauer said to Hebbel.

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 Wednesday March 1 2017