Monday, October 11, 2004

Beyond Faith & Intellect

From's Daily Dose mailing list:


Beyond Faith & Intellect

Intellect is inadequate because not all things can be explained. Intellect needs faith.

Faith is impotent because truth remains forever unreal. Faith needs intellect.

But they are opposites, as contradictory as nothingness and existence. Faith surrenders. Intellect asserts its own reality.

Miraculously, there is wisdom: The vision to see the truth as it is and quietness to let it enter without loss.


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.