"Dante And Virgil In Hell" - I just bought this oil on canvas painting. It’s beautiful to me and I can’t wait to see it hanging on my wall…
Absurdism on the surface seems similar toNihilism. The distinction being that Nihilism says there isn’t meaning, while Absurdism says that there may be meaning, but it is humanly impossible to know meaning. Man can search for meaning. He may find it on a personal level, but meaning at the universal level is unknowable. The death of thephysical body represents a transcendence beyond which us inhabiting a physical body cannot know. Anything that anyone says about transcendence of the physical while on the plane of the physical may be true, but there is no proof that you can hand to someone and say “this is it”. So essentially, it is just hearsay and possibly fabrications of the mind. This is my interpretation, not necessarily Camus‘.It all ends up just being labels of one thing or another. And as long as there are labels, there is identification and separation. I sometimes wonder if the ultimate teaching is no teaching. I am agnostic in many of my viewpoints. Not necessarily meaning that I don’t know or don’t want to know, but that it doesn’t really matter. Even the quest for enlightenment is subject to question, and I can say that it does not necessarily need to occur. Enlightenment can just happen. Even saying that it can happen or is happening is applying a label. Beneath the currents of perception lies a reality that just is without action or state.
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