Piano cover of the moving tune from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
“φύσει γὰρ ἀπο τῆς μητρὸς ἡ τροφὴ πᾶσίν ἐστιν, ὥστε καὶ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς.”("just as nature has it that all are nourished from their mother, so too men are nourished from the land.")
"you are only as free as your purchasing power"since it is only with enough money, such as a private income, that you may not only subsist, but also remove yourself from the need to sell your labour in an employment setting (though today plenty of employed labour goes un or under remunerated such as in the widespread practice of corporate internships that hide their exploitative nature behind the perceived need to gain 'experience') or make a business out of whatever skill or idea you may possess.]
"The saving power of technology lets man see and enter into the highest dignity of his essence. This dignity lies in keeping watch over the unconcealment [ἀλήθεια] of all coming to presence on this earth."[Literally, what on earth is happening.]
"it's time we saw a miracle, come on it's time for something biblical"not to mention this lyric from the song Kashmir (1975) by the band Led Zeppelin according to which
"[...] elders of the gentle race [...] talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed." (my italics)(For more on Zeppelin see Lyrics Analysis: New World Rising and on Rock generally The Devil's Music.)
"our reality is self-similar across scales. It is fractal in nature. It is holographic."
"Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of nature. If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside of yourself. If you ignore the wonders of your own house, how do you expect to find other wonders. In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Know thyself and you will know the universe and the gods." (my italics)
"A sign is needed, Nothing else, plain and simple, so that sun and moon may be borne in mind, inseparable." - HölderlinPassio states that once your crown chakra is open, you can no longer be the object of control and manipulation or, as Heidegger phrases it in his Contributions to Philosophy (in the section entitled 'the future ones' or, in the earlier translation, 'the ones to come' - die Zukünftigen), '[cannot] be subjected to calculation and compulsion' due to standing in 'sovereign', i.e. 'genuine' knowledge.
"as long as we abide in partial darkness, we shall continue to be conquered."In other words, only a true, human-wide evolution toward cosmic consciousness would be able to deliver us from the clutches of dominators and start the process of healing the planet and alleviating human plight. Short of that, we will continue to be condemned to 'the veil of tears' that has characterised the human condition as a whole for millennia.
"To head toward a star - this only."Perhaps Martin Heidegger's philosophy is a philosophy aimed primarily at other thinkers or would-be thinkers, which would explain how he came to influence so many intellectuals of the twentieth century and has somewhat become a 'philosopher's philosopher'.
"What you hate in others, dear reader, is often your own nature reflected in them."The question is: your higher or your lower nature? Do you hate someone, in your heart of hearts, because they're vile or because they're noble, because they are bad or because they are good, because they're immoral or because they're moral - in short, because they trouble your good or your bad conscience?
"The three most powerful words in the English language are: I was wrong." - Mark Passio
"Upside down world. - One criticises a thinker more severely when he advances a proposition we find unpleasing; and yet it would be more reasonable to do so when the proposition pleases us." - NietzscheIn a YouTube video on French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the point was made that deconstruction in its original sense, which that philosopher popularised as a (methodological) concept among educated circles but owed to German thinker Martin Heidegger, is not so much about demolishing or showing the inadequacy of a view or phenomenon we don't like by, say, bringing its contradictions or even its immorality to light, but taking a look at the inadequacies and hypocrisies present in one's own preferred worldview, habits and drives.