A Phrase Steps Out of the Past

Was trawling through my messy old notebooks from the mid-80s last night, and came across this intriguing little phrase on the margins, attributed to ” – me”:

“Life is an urge of the Universe to understand itself”.

Have been trying — unsuccessfully so far — to recapture the past angst encapsulated in these few words.

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One thought on “A Phrase Steps Out of the Past

  1. “Whatever can be said has already been said”, Osho (Rajneesh) once said in a commentary on ancient Sanskrit texts. (Not particularly fond of Osho, but he could on occasion make remarkable, thought-provoking observations.)

    Just read an online article referring to the work of E.O.Wilson; the American naturalist and writer apparently once said something quite similar to the above, although the comment I have encountered at the link is a trifle verbose.

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