Sunday, February 5, 2012

The joy in existence without which the Universe will fall apart and collapse

From Madeleine L'Engle in "And It Was Good" 

"A young reader knowing of my love of new words sent me a beautiful one: namasté: I salute the God within you.

"The words which have taught me most richly come in logical progression: ontology: the word about being; ousia: the essence of being, that which is really real; ananda (also sent me as a gift by a reader): that joy in existence without which the Universe will fall apart and collapse. And now, namasté."

2 comments:

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Rhyssa said...

I love the word "ananda". L'Engle used it in one of her "Wrinkle in Time" series books, I think it was the third one (drawing a blank on the title atm). :)