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For us--human beings--the Void is not so much a factual thing as a state of contemplation. Its deepest level is where the contemplator himself is so completely immersed, so utterly absorbed, as to vanish entirely--and the whole world with him. Selfhood has gone--where and into what? These things that were here, this world to which they belonged, suspended in space, unknown in time--were they hallucinations of consciousness, and is this Void a non-experience too?


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 8: The Void As Contemplative Experience > # 72






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