13 July 2015

Four Hundred and Seventy-Five


You work so hard to become something in this world, in this manifest dream.
Challenging to realize, challenging to accept, that it was all for nothing.
The winds of vanity … nothing more, nothing less, nothing but.

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Who can out-Schopenhauer Schopenhauer?
Who can out-Wittgenstein Wittgenstein?
Who can out-Heraclitus Heraclitus?
Who can out-Aristotle Aristotle?
Who can out-Buddha Buddha?
Who can out-Kafka Kafka?
Who can out-Plato Plato?
Who can out-Hess Hess?
Who can out-Marx Marx?
Who can out-Sartre Sartre?
Who can out-Spinoza Spinoza?
Who can out-Lao Tzu Lao Tzu?
Who can out-Descartes Descartes?
Who can out-Nietzsche Nietzsche?
Who can out-Vonnegut Vonnegut?
Who can out-Confucius Confucius?
Who can out-Zoroaster Zoroaster?
Who can out-Shankara Shankara?
Who can out-Epicurus Epicurus?
Who can out-Aurelius Aurelius?
Who can out-Voltaire Voltaire?
Who can out- Locke Locke?
Who can out-Hegel Hegel?
Who can out-Kant Kant?
Who can out-Jesus Jesus?
Who can out-Camus Camus?
Who can out-Socrates Socrates?
Who can out-Heidegger Heidegger?
Who can out-Muhammad  Muhammad?
Who can out-Krishnamurti Krishnamurti?
Who can out-philosophize the weight of history?
Hemmed in by the sages of the ages, we are, we are.

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The quantum clayness plays out any given genetic function
Without judgment, without qualification, without rhyme or reason.
Consciousness is witness to the innumerable differences,
Awareness, to the indivisibility of the all.