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from Ultimate Meaning_ We Don't Have It, We Can't Get It, and We Should Be Very, Very Sad
  • I can get with that. There is a certainly a tinge of sadness to the indefiniteness of our lives and meanings, the sort of wistful pathos found in all transitory things, mono no aware. Being aware of that is more than OK, it's a mark of a. mature mind. But there's a big difference between that and crippling nihilistic depression, which is what I interpret "very, very sad" to mean.
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mono no aware

04 Feb 2022 04:10 - 04 Feb 2022 04:10

    • A certain aesthetic mood that also seems to be at the core of enlightenment. Roughly it means a sensitivity to the transitoriness and hence melancholy of all things.