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A helm unerring for the rule of life.

A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 01:50:10 PM
Or, as it was later translated "On Nature". This was the original title of Heraclitus's fragments and reflects much more deeply on the essence of what it means to live. In fact, the translational scheme from "On Nature" to "A helm unerring" is of the greatest import.

Now what does this imply? This was a guideline for those capable of living by life's own rules- without the pro/con or moral thinking that colors men of lower status (as Heraclitus might have put it). This mode of thinking is the closest to the traditional Nihilistic paradigm. If we are to live then we cannot live under any presumption. We must live in line with life.

A big portion of this is eradicating the 'telos' from your depiction of how to live. *Just* live. Otherwise, you live on a balancing scale, "Be wary of gazing into the abyss, for if you gaze too long it gazes back into you."

Having goals is different from living according to a nebulous telos you are to fulfill. By positing this telos before you have started to *live* you are already fighting a losing game. Merely by living according to the rule of life, you have fulfilled everything that needs to be fulfilled.

The point is not to conquer life, but mould yourself to the rule of the world- nay, the universe. In doing so, you have already conquered the most dangerous of all foes.

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 01:57:54 PM
Important to add is that this is pretty obvious for some... In fact, what's important is realizing how this worldview relates to the commonalities of life. This I have not discovered for myself yet.

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:05:03 PM
This is core conservatism. And as such, required-reading.
Crows live like this, as does every other natural creature.
How natural is a human? How close to this ideal would be a good benchmark.

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:10:50 PM
Having goals is different from living according to a nebulous telos you are to fulfill. By positing this telos before you have started to *live* you are already fighting a losing game. Merely by living according to the rule of life, you have fulfilled everything that needs to be fulfilled.

The point is not to conquer life, but mould yourself to the rule of the world- nay, the universe. In doing so, you have already conquered the most dangerous of all foes.

The primordial telos of man is to become one with reality.

Our ancestors were curious creatures. They lived in what our society now condemns to oblivion: reality itself.

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:32:26 PM
Our ancestors were curious creatures. They lived in what our society now condemns to oblivion: reality itself.

It is entirely possible, and reasonable, to do this, if one has no awareness of what reality is.
How such a thing can be is difficult to imagine, if one recognizes reality.
But what if one doesn't?
Is there a means by which it can be made visible to those unable to see it?

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:55:18 PM
"The rediscovery of man's place" is how we might phrase the question today.

In the old days, there was no such question, as Crow has alluded to on another thread. They simply lived.

Because the will of the universe is unchanging, man's presumptions of progress blind him to the fact that nothing has changed, nor will ever change according to the parameters he's put up.

^This relates to what Sr. Aquiles is saying about curiosity. Since we've developed parameters for everything, that has become what is meaningful- whatever falls underneath the purview of these parameters. Curiosity is actually eternal, for it comes from something that is 'curiously' unchanging, the Rule of Life. Only modern man can admit curiosity is or can be extinguished.


Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:56:44 PM
History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men. Godzilla!

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 16, 2014, 02:58:47 PM
History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men. Godzilla!

And one of the the greatest follies is that men perceive all their follies can be corrected with more of them. SUCCESS! DUNNOT GIB UP! TONY ROBBINS SAVIOUR SOUL

Re: A helm unerring for the rule of life.
April 17, 2014, 08:00:20 AM
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