segunda-feira, 26 de setembro de 2011
What is the meaning of Spiritist Philosophy? 2nd. Part
It is under this distressing perspective that human intelligence has tried to minimize the undeniable and irrefutable reality of death. The Thinker (Le Penseur) is one of the most famous bronze sculptures of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It shows a man into deep meditation, in a gesture of one who is fighting with a powerful internal struggle. He became the archetype of philosophical inquiry as a quest for himself.
All those who have managed to overcome the surface of existence, even because it carries a sign of their inherent fragility, has been identified themselves with that figure. The Thinker brings an anguish of the form lacerated by suffering; he seems to carry a deformed, disproportionate, personal and tragic drama. His face looks upside down.
He does not look for the anwers in the sky above his thought, but upside down his feet. He does not show a peaceful thinking, he shows a facial expression of torment due to lack of responses.
He is naked. He is abandoned or deprived of illusions that could hide his own reality, he exposes himself. And leaves one of the most eloquent messages to the human being now: the true reality of being does not lie here, in the perishable temporality, but the immortality of the one who thinks: the Spirit.