Another Cave Consider all material

Another Cave

Consider all material things as contained in an underground cave. One day, with a great upheaval of the earth, a fissure crack opens up in the roof of the cave, and the whole cave is flooded with light and the vision of the whole universe.

The the fissure in the roof is man. Considered in himself, he is a void, a gap, an utter nullity. Considered in relation to the universe that he makes visible, he is infinite and without limits.

Anything in the cave would hold the fissure to be the greatest and most lofty feature of the cave, not because it is a crack, but rather because it is a principle by which the universe became known.


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