Sunday, February 05, 2006

Three Gems

Three gems from the introduction of Abraham Heschel's The Prophets:
Conventional seeing, operating as it does with patterns and coherences, is a way of seeing the present in the past tense. Insight is an attempt to think in the present.

To comprehend what phenomena are, it is important to suspend judgment and think in dettachment; to comprehend what phenomena mean, it is necessary to suspend indifference and be involved.

Thought is like touch, comprehending by being comprehended.

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