|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
trusted, the one neither is nor is one?
But that which is not admits of no attribute or relation?
Of course not.
Then there is no name, nor expression, nor perception, nor opinion, nor
knowledge of it?
Then it is neither named, nor expressed, nor opined, nor known, nor does
anything that is perceive it.
So we must infer.
But can all this be true about the one?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
fresh, human bones and upon a marble slab a mass of shapeless
"You will learn this later," announced the old man; "but it will
not harm you to watch me now, for there are not many thus
prepared, and it may be long before you will have the opportunity
to see another prepared for The Gate of Enemies. First, you see,
I remove all the bones, carefully that the skin may be damaged as
little as possible. The skull is the most difficult, but it can
be removed by a skilful artist. You see, I have made but a single
opening. This I now sew up, and that done, the body is hung so,"
and he fastened a piece of rope to the hair of the corpse and
The Chessmen of Mars
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
for human food, and also bringing with it increase of animal
life, for food in another form; and the other was the return
of Light and Warmth, making life easier in all ways. Food
delivering from the fear of starvation; Light and Warmth
delivering from the fear of danger and of cold. These were
three glorious things which returned together and brought
salvation and renewed life to man. The period of their
return was 'Spring,' and though Spring and its benefits
might fade away in time, still there was always the HOPE
of its return--though even so it may have been a long time
in human evolution before man discovered that it really did
Pagan and Christian Creeds