04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

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04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby danica » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:54 pm

April 10
(ALEF, The Fool, Air)
Liber L., Cap. III (Heru-Ra-Ha)
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:36 am

I am not afraid of:
Losing my friends and family
Losing my house or my money
Losing my right arm
Losing my mind

For if I have courage
The god of courage will use
Another mind
Another arm
Another font of riches
Another family
And the victors will win the war

Change is death
And I love change
As much as I love death
I'll never stop changing.
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby danica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:45 am

Avshalom Binyamin wrote:I am not afraid of:
Losing my friends and family
Losing my house or my money
Losing my right arm
Losing my mind

For if I have courage
The god of courage will use
Another mind
Another arm
Another font of riches
Another family
And the victors will win the war

Change is death
And I love change
As much as I love death
I'll never stop changing.


where's the heart emoticon?
I love it!!!!
:alien:
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:17 am

danica wrote:where's the heart emoticon?
I love it!!!!
:alien:

I think you found it.
:alien:
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby Anchorite » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:54 pm

Ha.

Ah that was a great end to the start of the year.
Thank's to my companions!
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby danica » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:52 pm

Strangely, on reading today, these words feel more intimately addressing me than those of Chapters I & II. There is such clearness and simplicity here.
Re v. 73 - may be an instruction to read the book in the reverse sequence: start with Ch. III, v. 75 and go, verse by verse, to Ch.I, v. 1.
....tried this immediately; it can be read so, though there are places where there is no perfect flow (or at least not an obvious one) from verse to verse.
"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."
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Re: 04/10/17 - ALEF, The Fool, Air

Postby David S » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:44 am

"Conquer! That is enough."

The false is vanquished. That is the central premise of it all. Give in, surrender, submit, succumb to the silent self within, and emerge entirely triumphant.
"But all we say and do, however casually, adds up to more, far more, than our most strenuous Operations. 'Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.'" - Commentaries of AL
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