—Now, we continue with the juncture and/or mutual proof between being and nonbeing.
Is it that being validates the necessity of nonbeing
Or that the self-depowerment of nonbeing projects the absoluteness of being?
Or in what affirmative way can nonbeing present …… Hi, John, your coffee,
Where did you get it? I have smelt of it before I knew you were coming.
Now you’ve come to prove that my sense of smell is so real.
—You smelt of coffee when I was absent, and then how do you prove that was my coffee?
Oh, you seemed to be saying something about the affirmativeness of nonbeing.
My presence now is the result of my absence just now, while coffee has always been present?
—Ah, Comrade St John, coffee was absent, but the smell of coffee is always present;
You know this, I know this, and now everyone present has smelt of it.
—And then you can proceed to talk about what coffee we each have smelt of.
—Good! You can finish your coffee first, while we can wait for those absent.
…..Hi, Mary, Christian, come in! You smell of the coffee in your hands or that John has finished?
July 13-14, 2010