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Dear Nancy,

If the still point is momentarily sensed, then it's briefly lived,  
isn't it? As distinct from being thought.

Cheers,

Diana

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On Apr 15, 2010, at 11:19 AM, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Then I think there is not for Yeats or Eliot.  The separate entities  
> remain; it is perception Yeats questions and Eliot's still point is  
> outside time, only momentarily sensed but not lived.
> Nancy
>
> >>> Chokh Raj 04/15/10 11:13 AM >>>
> resolution -- if there was one
>
>                            "O Presences
> That passion, piety or affection knows,
> And that all heavenly glory symbolise -
> O self-born mockers of man's enterprise" --
>
> "Labour is blossoming or dancing where
> The body is not bruised to pleasure soul.
> Nor beauty born out of its own despair,
> Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil.
> O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
> Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
> O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
> How can we know the dancer from the dance?"
>
>  - WB Yeats, 'Among School Children'
>
> "Neither flesh nor fleshless" --
> "at the still point, there the dance is" --
> "you are the music / While the music lasts".
>
>  - TS Eliot, 'Four Quartets'
>
> Cheers,
>  CR
>