Saturday, March 17, 2007

Whose Realisation?

Magritte - The False Mirror

Self-realisation means realising
that the individual self, or ego, does not exist.
But then who realises this?
"My" realisation of this truth is not mine;
it belongs to the universe.

Ledoux, Auditorium of Theatre Besancon seen as Reflected in an Eye
The image which must have inspired Magritte.

(Notice that the shaft of light, coming from the oculus in the dome, continues beyond the reflective surface of the eye, suggesting that the building is actually inside the eye. This is a very early example of surrealism)

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