Thursday, December 29, 2011

Plato's cave

Nice video adaptations here and here.

Compare the idea that for the unenlightened to understand nirvana is like tadpoles trying to understand what it means to live on dry land. Also compare Matthew 13:44:
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
And then there's Wittgenstein's idea that nothing is hidden; yet we do not see. Which may or may not be related, of course. (Or rather: may be related more or less directly.)

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