November 17th, 2009

John of the Cross: I Came Into the Unknown


John of the Cross: I Came Into the Unknown

This must be my day for knowing unknowing and not knowing knowing. First there is the Tao te Ching's apparent praise of ignorance, then from the Hindu/Avaidha poem I learn that knowledge and ignorance consume each other and disappear into the one, and now here is John of the Cross, going "beyond all science" to find unknowing. Ah, the foolishness of the divine surpasses the wisdom of the world.