Thursday, 24 October 2019


369. Mumon, in his comment on Case 35 of the Mumonkan, makes no attempt to dredge up the old ghost story. Mumon writes: 'When you realize what the real is, you will see ....' Pause to note Mumon's use of the word 'see' - perhaps we might here call to mind the role of 'seeing' in Wittgenstein's philosophical practice. What will we see? '... that we pass from one husk to another like travelers stopping for a night's lodging.' We might also recall the Hebrew scripture: 'In this house I am but a passing guest, a pilgrim and a wanderer like all my fathers'.

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