Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paradox of method:

When I was going through my Notebooks I noticed the following entry.  I thought it might be of interest to others too.  So I am posting it here.


Paradox of method:

I wouldn't even say paradox of practice: the practice is part of the paradox. Even if you
are in a null-state, the awareness is bound to turn it into a concept and a goal-to-be reached.
You can try to overcome it by snapping out of it. And then you are in a perpetual loop!

But you can constantly rise above everything. Nothing matters, even the paradox.

This paradox may be beyond any human will or intention. It just may have to go on, may
be because we are physiologically compelled to make concepts [and therefore goals] out
of everything we are aware of. The physiological doom! Be that as it may.

Every movement of thought is a movement of pleasure. In fact, pleasure-seeking itself is
a form of seeking security, to find a foundation for the self, just as power-seeking is.