Saturday, 10 September 2011

I Crossed the Line

Be always mistrustful towards transcendence. Always. It's easy to see it when is crawling in religious clothes. But it could be near also in logic perspective. Transcendence is always ready for the ambush. Why? Just reflect about it. Transcendence is another dimension. Separated by ours. Completely. Per definition, a transcendent thing doesn't belong to this dimension or to this series of dimension. If you are referring to a parallel universe or another plane of reality, you are not talking of transcendence. You see, transcendence is another dimension that springs from the grammar you are using. Indeed transcendence is a categorial difference in your physical dimension. It is born in the language but it goes on outside.

Like the the paper characters coming out from children book. Bear in mind that something happen when you are urged to use the transcendent highway. But you are misled. The language generates something, a monster, a hope, a landscape and the new bi-dimensional shape triggers your mind to see a transcendent element. Why not? Well my dear, from a transcendent hole, everything can come out. Because it is separated by our dimension. Completely. If you could tracking it down, it wouldn't be transcendent. Therefore you can't touch it. So when you see a transcendent phenomenon, it could be God. Or everything else.

But why we are supposed to see transcendent things? Well, because there is a transcendental situation. Sorry for the word play, but I didn't invent it philosophy. At least not under this form...

I give you an example: your sight. In front of you there is a tree. The tree is there; it's objective; it's not created by your mind. It is contained by your sight. What about your eyes? Well, in front of a mirror, they behave like the tree. You can even put eyeliner on them. Nothing strange. Only when the eye coincides with the first person perspective as the sight of that person, we have a transcendental situation. In fact the eye is not contained by the sight. Or in other words the sight cannot see itself. But you can in front of a mirror. Exactly. But you see a reflection.

Take your mind. Can you observe it? Of course you can write down your thoughts. You can ask a person if he thinks you are a mind. You can see your mind in many reflections. But can you encounter your mind? Well well well. The mind is the horizon of your ability to understand. The mind is embodied understanding. So can the mind understand herself? Of course, being a mind is self-understanding. Transcendentally. The difference with transcendence is that in this case, you are on the line from which is coming out what is supposed to come out. Because you are that line.

So normally you don't see yourself and you claim that there is another dimension from which is coming what occurs in front of you. But it's happening because you generate it. You are the line that opens the transcendental experience. Indeed everything that is transcendent is categorial, it means that springs from the language. Your language. The horizon of grammar that shines from the being there of your awareness. So next time you encounter a transcendent, wink: it's daddy brain in the disguise of some grammatical adventure. Pray and enjoy the beauty: the world beyond the line is unimaginable. And it's the same of in front.

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