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Soon enough, however, this meditative head bumped smack against the problem of how to lebrlinge about elucidating forms out of that amorphous chaos of forces and oceans. Valeria rated it liked it Nov 21, Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.
Absent her mind, nature would cease to be nature; to be the unparalleled countertype of mankind, zzu be either the essential answer to that mysterious question of questions, or the question to that infinite answer of answers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a hard-won victory unto itself when one’s strivings are purified into a fragile, unpretentious longing, a longing dke willingly submits to the cold, alien essence of its object; a longing that can count on an eventual intimate acquaintance with that object.
So, too, have our inner selves only gradually splintered into their present manifold faculties, and with uninterrupted practice this splintering shall likewise continue apace. In the workshops of craftsmen and artists; and wherever men stand in a multifold intimacy with nature; as they do in agriculture, in navigation, in cattle-breeding, in bronze-mining, and in many other trades–there the development of this sense most effortlessly and most often seems to take place.
One cannot speak of “nature” in the singular without a certain degree of verbal license, and all such aspirations to truth as are to be found in disquisitions and conversations centering on this “nature” serve only to lead one ever further astray from genuine naturalness.
First, he passed through a savage, mountainous country; the road was traversed by mists and clouds; storms raged incessantly; then, he happened upon some unsightly deserts of red-hot sand; and the farther he wandered, in like proportion was his soul transformed; time slowed down for him and his inner tumult subsided; he became calmer, and the violent agitation within him by degrees became a gentle, albeit firm, urge to press on, an urge that absorbed his entire soul.
Then shall be discovered the banished families of old, and each day shall witness new salutations; then shall the quondam inhabitants of the earth return to her; in every hillock new embers shall bestir themselves, everywhere flames of life shall blaze forth, old domiciles shall be built anew, ancient epochs restored, and history rendered into a dream of an infinite, unforeseeable present.
It is most striking that man first becomes truly cognizant of his uniqueness, of his especial freedom, courtesy of this interplay; and that it dawns on him as though he were waking from a deep slumber; as though he only just now were finding himself at home in the world, as though the light of day were propagating itself for the first time into his inner world.
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Like a Savior death gives succor to the wretched human race, for in the absence of death the maddest lunatic would practically be the most fortunate of men.
I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. The perceptions of his senses crowded together in massive, variegated images: Clara added it Sep 18, The treatment of zy history of the world as a uniquely human history–the ubiquitous ferreting out of merely zzu events and relations therefrom–is an idea that has pehrlinge its ascendency throughout the diversity of ages, and under various guises, with remarkable ease and dje.
They hoped here to obtain momentous information from the learned keeper of the temple archives, and perchance to discover actual explanations in the great Collection of All Kinds.
Thus, just as one discerns the makings of an artist in the boy who fills every wall and stretch of ground with his pictorial graffiti, and combines colors in a motley assortment of shapes, so one discerns the makings of a philosopher in every person who tirelessly inquires into and investigates all natural objects, takes notice of everything, synthesizes all particulars, and rejoices in having made himself master and proprietor of a new phenomenon, a new force, a new form of knowledge.
Does not nature in her entirety express–in the manner of a living physiognomy–the complexion, the pulse, the condition, of each and every superior being to which we men have aais a name?
Hidy Kong added it May 04, In all places nature lehrlimge to be wholly of the present moment. How curious that precisely the most sacrosanct, the most solemn, and the most enchanting phenomena of nature are in the hands of such insipid individuals as our analytical chemists are wont to be!
Friendly children came bearing manifold victuals and spirits, and there presently began a spirited conversation among them. The enchantment of gold, the arcana of colors, the joys of water, are not foreign to him; in ancient times he intimated the wondrousness of precious stones; and yet, he still lacks a sweet passion for the fabric of nature, an eye for our enrapturing mysteries.
Our body’s obscure and mysterious connections render suppositious the existence of mysterious relations within nature, and thus is nature that wondrous community into which our body initiates us, and in which we come to dke within the compass of the body’s furnishings lehrkinge capacities.
Share your thoughts with other customers. One must also consider the fact that I rather tended to wear my heart on my sleeve, and to give free rein to my tongue. Thereby he wins on both fronts: Somehow, whenever I try to think back on the old days, more powerful thoughts interpose themselves; peace lies elsewhere, together with heart and love; I must go seek them. Thereupon the stars would rise within him; he would saus to feel the entire world more clearly and multifariously than he presently does, within the limits and surfaces prescribed to him by his own eyes.
Toward the enkindling of a single candle all natural forces are marshaled, and in such a manner is she perpetually and ubiquitously representing and transforming herself, forcing together leaves, flowers, and fruits, and is plumb in the middle of the present age, simultaneously of the past and of the future; and who knows in which particular manner she uniformly works from afar, and whether this system of nature is not, after all, merely a single sun in the universe, united therewith by certain bonds, by means of a certain light, and by certain other attractive and influential forces that, for the time being, suffer themselves to be distinctly perceived in our minds, and to suffer, moreover, the spirit of the universe to pour forth itself upon this nature, all the while parceling out the remainder of this spirit of nature to other natural systems?
Herein is artfully laid a snare for human understanding, which, in its capacity as her arch-enemy, nature ubiquitously seeks to annihilate. It seems as though I have always been here.
She knows how to embellish, to enliven, to sanction everything; and in what seems in fine grain to be but the insensate workings of a thoughtless mechanism, the more discerning eye yet descries–in these concurrences and consequences of isolated contingencies– a wondrous sympathy with the heart of man.
Oftentimes these people seemed to be more simple-minded and clumsy than others and throughout their lives were eclipsed by the overwhelming shadow of the multitude. Full of longing and intellectual craving, they had set out in search of the footprints of that bygone race whose degenerate and uncivilized remains present-day humanity would seem to constitute, whose superior level of civilizational attainment the latter have to thank for their most significant and most indispensable implements and forms of knowledge.
On account of their sharing a common language, natural philosophers szis poets have ever shown themselves to be virtual compatriots. In the former, primordial fluidity, as brought to light in molten metals, alone is manifested; and, hence, mankind is inclined to accord it merely divine reverence.
Let us live and die imbued with the rapturous instinct of our own freedom; here rises the river that in days to come shall inundate her and bring her to heel, and in this lehrline let us bathe and refresh ourselves with hearts newly emboldened for heroic exploits.
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So lovely was she that he who saw her was as good as lost. Aubrey Byron marked it as to-read Apr 06, Prosdl rated it liked it Aug 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Give my regards to Rosebud. Thus, just as one shall discover neither the smallest kernel of solid bodies, nor the most elementary lehrlknge, for all vastness is lost amidst the infinity that lies both beyond and behind it, so too zy it with respect to the various classes of bodies and forces; here, too, one alights upon new classes, new structures, new phenomena ad infinitum.
Once upon a time, well towards evening, there lived the youngest of young men. One comes to be persuaded, at any rate, and beyond any possibility of doubt, of the fortuitous nature of the cause thereof; and for the congenital scorner of the anomalous progeny of the imagination, this is significant enough. Novalis’s work is a pivotal piece of literature used many times in literary, philosophical, and art historical criticism.