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Single Idea 8228

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / h. Dasein (being human)]

Full Idea

At the point of sleep when sleep has not yet come and external wakefulness vanishes, at this point being is revealed.

Gist of Idea

Being is revealed at the point between waking and sleep


Anon (Cent) (Centring [c.500 BCE], 50)

Book Reference

'Zen Flesh, Zen Bones', ed/tr. Reps,Paul [Penguin 1971], p.157

A Reaction

One for Heidegger. The problem with eastern philosophy is that no one expects that this revelation could be put into words, so we cannot compare our revelations of being, or pass them on to others. Which means they can't be criticised.