Sol Robeson
Sol Robeson

A collection of notes on Wisdom.

The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom.

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

There are two wisdoms: the first inclines to action, the second to inaction. Stanislaw Lem, Cyberiada

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Gurdjieff's self-remembering

Put simply, one is to remember themselves as much as possible. A portion of your conscious action should be of being conscious of being conscious of being. Self-remembering and being-present are not the same, though abstractly they serve the same purpose. When one becomes overly emotional, overly attached, or identified with some idea of brand to the extent of a personal automatism, they have lost their self - they have forgotten themselves.

When the Hyperpresent begins to attend to your reality, begins to barrage you with the minute and incessant comings-and-goings of modernity, do not let your self be pulled by that which you never asked for in the first place. Remember to self-remember. Remember yourself, focus on being. Whether or not there is an emotion, a thought, a presence, an analysis, there is still something observing, and that which is observing you should turn your attention towards.

A collection of notes in regard to Action.

Ahimsa, or Cause no injury, do no harm, is a Buddhist concept referred to as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings — including all animals. Also, the limits of non-violence.

Be mindful of impermanence.
Be careful of idleness.

action wisdom

A collection of notes in regard to Inaction.

Wu Wei means without doing, causing, or making. It flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo.

Many people are afraid of Emptiness,
because it reminds them of Loneliness.

inaction wisdom

What is joy? Joy is the feeling of passing from a lesser to a greater perfection. Joy is the feeling that we are advancing towards happiness. What is happiness? Happiness is the state of the soul that feels itself free of all outside servitudes and feels itself in perfect accord with itself.

When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create. Why the Lucky Stiff