Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shutting out the noise …

First Known When Lost: How To Live, Part Twenty-Six: Dwelling.

Some truths cannot be put into words. These truths are usually the most important truths. "Forget[ting] the words" or "los[ing] the words" is not necessarily a bad thing: it may be a sign that you have learned something important. An observation by Ludwig Wittgenstein (which has appeared here on more than one occasion) complements Lao Tzu and T'ao Ch'ien quite well: "What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence." Ludwig Wittgenstein (translated by David Pears and Brian McGuinness), Proposition 7, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922).

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