Friday, 23 November 2012

Lila


And you may find yourself...

...following a falling rising path:

...so John Lloyd on Desert Island Disks cites The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts as the book he would take with him to his desert island...

...and Alan Watts was a hybrid hippy west-coast most-Zen philosopher who hung out with Aldous Huxley...

...whose nephew Stewart Huxley built the remarkable Corpus Clock in Cambridge...

...and my best friend sent me a review from the New York Review of Books written by Freeman Dyson, who during his time in Cambridge shared a staircase with Wittgenstein...

...and Wittgenstein was mates with Piero Sraffa, whose Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities was the means by which I survived my second year at Cambridge...

...because I spent most of time reading other stuff, including Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig...

...whose second book was called Lila...

...and Lila is a Vedantic Hindu concept that refers to the playful way in which god hides from himself by being everything that there is...

...which is the underlying philosophy of the The Taboo Againat Knowing Who You Are.


Lovely.  If in doubt: play.


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