Ez az oldal magyar nyelven...The Visible Truth ?


DIFFERENCE OF OPINION
We need compromises. But then, nobody is RIGHT. Only the fourth person singular.

A VIEW OF THE WORLD
Otherwise I wouldn't know what to do.

EINSTEIN, THOMAS MANN, GEORG CANTOR. AND STEPHEN HAWKING
One says time is relative, the other says it is subjective. The third claims that distance is uncertain. The fourth maintains that even space moves around. Compared to a 100 meter runner, I spend half an hour to walk around the corner - if my feet happen to ache.

THE DILEMMA OF EXISTENCE AND NOTHINGNESS
According to Buber, the world belongs to the I-It basic relation. As far as I can tell, the I is here, on this side of the typewriter. The It is the world, the others.
Borges quotes Johannes Scotus Erigena, who once said, "God should best be called Nihilum (nothing), because even He has no idea of what He is, because He is not us...".
A Japanese girl who was studying Indian art in London, showed a book to Szego and me. Only later did I realize that the chair with open-work back, which had arms and legs, might be important. According to the text, "everything is born from the infinitely creative Void, the cosmic nothing-ness."

TOHU VA BOHU OR AYIN, THE NOTHING
First we understand the Australians: that the South Pole is on top of their map, then the Europeans, and that the Europeans' map has the North Pole on top. The important thing is that the all details should be in place whichever way you look at them.


WHEN SAGES WERE PUT TO TEST
"Four sages went into the heavenly orchard. Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, the man we know as Aher and the incomparable Akiba. One entered the gate and died. The other looked around, saw everything but lost his mind. The third converted (and hence we do not use his name but refer to him as Aher, or "Other.") Only the fourth, Akiba, went inside whole and came back whole."

Umberto Eco cites Borges, who quotes the classification of animals from a Chinese encyclopaedia entitled The Heavenly Treasury of Benign Perceptions:
(a) the ones belonging to the emperor
(b) the stuffed ones
(c) the trained ones
(d) the sucklings
(e) the sirens
(f) the fabulous
(g) the alley dogs
(h) the ones in this list
(i) the blindly floundering ones
(j) those that cannot be counted
(k) the ones painted with a fine brush
(l) et cetera
(m) the ones who broke the ewer
(n) the ones looking like flies from a distance.

Borges concludes that each and every classification in the world is arbitrary and capricious.


WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE MYSTICAL HEKHALOT (HEAVENLY PALACE) LITERATURE?
"The powerful, the awesome, the wonderful and strong, blessed be He, Who is hidden from His creations."

THE UNCERTAINTY OF EVERY MEASUREMENT PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF THE FOURTH PERSON SINGULAR?

Levente Thury
Orient,-e. Catalogue to the exhibition of the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives
September 10-November 1, 1998.