Foucault is so antsy and adorable during the chomsky debate, I am honestly in love with this man in every respect possible
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Three reasons why Avital Ronell is awesome: (1) she received her phd in germanics from princeton, where she wrote her dissertation about self-reflection in goethe; (2) she cleverly introduced herself to derrida as “metaphysics” when they met, after which he wrote about her in his book of letters, Postcards (3) she was fired from the university of virginia for teaching continental philosophy and going to the gym regularly, which her colleagues thought unfit for an academic woman, and then went on to teach at university of california at riverside, berkeley, and presently nyu.
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"If you take enough rides with the devil, pretty soon he’s gonna drive."
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"If you ask yourself why you want what you want, you’ll get to the vibrational basis from where you want it - the feeling of freedom from it, the feeling of fun from it. Someone in alignment has a basic knowledge of well-being and introduces more specifics to the well-being without introducing resistance as he adds those specifics. One should emphasize the part of what one wants that what one already has. […] You identify your desires through negation - you learn what you want from what you don’t want. You call it trial and error. We never see error."
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"Glaciers move in tides. So do mountains. So do all things."
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"If I knew who I was praying to, I would know everything."
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"I take a walk every morning and meet many interesting people. There is a little old lady I meet once in awhile and we talk. She asked me this morning, “Robert, do you believe in God?” Now, the answer I am going to share with you is true about each one of us here and everyone else on this earth. I answered by saying, “Before I answer please let me know what do you mean by you and what do you mean by God?” She said, “Well, the personal you.” I remarked, and this is important for us to understand, “As long as there is a personality, we have to believe in something. We believe we are an atheist, we believe in God, we believe in politics, we believe in this, we believe in that. Where there is a personality, there is a believer. Then God is apart from us. Some of us would even say, “I believe in God within myself.” This is sort of wrong thinking. If it weren’t for what we call God, absolute reality, pure awareness, there couldn’t be a you. There would be no personality unless there was a God, or absolute reality, sat-chit-ananda or whatever you want to call it. It is like a print on the paper. The print is you, the personality, and the paper is God. If you didn’t have the paper, you couldn’t have the print. Like the screen and the image. The screen is what we call God. The image is you, the personality. Therefore, when the you is transcended, the you is really the I thought. When the personal I, or the personal you, is completely and totally transcended, where is there anyone who has a belief system left? For whom was the belief? You see what I am saying? There is no-one left over to believe anything. There is no personality left. Therefore, how can you believe something? To believe, there has to be a believer and an object to believe. When you’ve transcended the personality, when there is no I thought, when there is no you, you become all pervading. You become the total reality, omnipresent. Consequently, where is there room for God? There is no room for God when you are all pervading. You are omnipresent. You are the absolute reality, the pure awareness."
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"The mind and all of its creations come from the same source. Self-enquiry and Self-surrender are the same. As you proceed in Self-enquiry you automatically surrender (as you become nearer to the Divine Source).The person that surrenders to a mind-created God will have to bear the consequences of his actions and suffer for them. But even the thought of God, however false, will take you to the Supreme Truth of the Self ultimately. The man who has realized, knows that the thought of a separate God is utterly false. But until then one cannot help it.
When you are totally still, you are the Self. When we think, we are forgetting God. Self-enquiry leads back to Him (who is none other than the Self)."
Sri Ramana Maharshi
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"… the unknown … is not distinguished from nothingness by anything that discourse can announce …"
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"The will-to-power, [Deleuze] contends, is not about acquiring power, but to the contrary, about expressing power. Given Nietzsche’s obsessions with “creativity” and “the artist” as images, it is not surprising that one of the central tenets of his thought could be thought as, essentially, a radical call for self-expression (or even more-so), a radical call to expression which does not even presuppose a self (i.e. the self as a product of the the expression of power [or in Nietzsche’s lingo, the self as a product of the Will to power])."
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"When I danced around privately up in my bedroom to my Bowie records, it made me feel like the person I wanted to be…"
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"The question ‘Who am I?’, has no answer. No experience can answer it, for the self is beyond experience. It has no answer in consciousness and therefore, helps to go beyond consciousness."
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