Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #14 Ancient Greece

 

 

This Universe

It would be unsound to condemn this universe as less than beautiful, or as less than the noblest universe possible on the corporeal level. A majestic organism complete within itself, the minutest part related to the whole, a marvelous artistry shown not only in the stateliest parts but in those of such littleness you would not have thought Providence would bother about them… the exquisite design of fruits and leaves, the abundance and the delicacy and diversity of flowers…

The Divine Intellect, then, in Its unperturbed serenity has brought the universe into being by communicating from Its own store of matter; and this emanation of the Divine Intellect is Reason [or Logos ]. This Logos within a seed contains all the parts and qualities concentrated in identity; there is no distinction, no internal hindering; then there comes a pushing into bulk, part rises in distinction from part, and at once the members of the organism stand in each other’s way and begin to wear each other down. Yet while each utters its own voice, all is brought into an ordered system by the ruling reason.

-Plotinus,  from the Enneads

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining

Seth Kelly Curtis

3 comments on “Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #14 Ancient Greece

  1. The Indian Mugwump says:

    I believe in qualified monism. Everything emanates from one and ultimately dissolves into that one. All of what we’re experiencing now is transient, and hence, subject to change.

  2. naturalian says:

    Reblogged this on Naturalian's Blog and commented:
    Wisdom

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