मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

समर्थ शिष्या अक्का : "स्वामीच्या कृपाप्रसादे हे सर्व नश्वर आहे असे समजले. पण या नश्वरात तमाशा बहुत आहे."

G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

सदानंद रेगे:
"... पण तुकारामाची गाथा ज्या धुंदीनं आजपर्यंत वाचली जात होती ती धुंदी माझ्याकडे नाहीय. ती मला येऊच शकत नाही याचं कारण स्वभावतःच मी नास्तिक आहे."
".. त्यामुळं आपण त्या दारिद्र्याच्या अनुभवापलीकडे जाऊच शकत नाही. तुम्ही जर अलीकडची सगळी पुस्तके पाहिलीत...तर त्यांच्यामध्ये त्याच्याखेरीज दुसरं काही नाहीच आहे. म्हणजे माणसांच्या नात्यानात्यांतील जी सूक्ष्मता आहे ती क्वचित चितारलेली तुम्हाला दिसेल. कारण हा जो अनुभव आहे... आपले जे अनुभव आहेत ते ढोबळ प्रकारचे आहेत....."

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Friday, April 26, 2019

माझा सांगाती ल्यूडवीग विटगेनस्टाईन...Really Clever Ludwig Wittgenstein@130

#LudwigWittgenstein130

Ludwig Wittgenstein:

“We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched.”

John Gray:

"The best book ever written by a philosopher on religion is William James’s The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902). Approaching faith in a pragmatic and empirical spirit, James – brother of the novelist Henry James – focuses on experiences rather than beliefs. Faith is a matter of how one lives, not a theory that can be verified or falsified. His book was much admired by Ludwig Wittgenstein, a deeply religious person who never subscribed to any religious belief."

 
"Something as ancient, as profound, as inexhaustibly rich as religion or religions can’t really be written off as an intellectual error by clever people. Most of these clever people are not that clever when compared with really clever people like Wittgenstein or Saint Augustine or Pascal — all philosophers of the past who seriously engaged the religious perspective."

.... आणि अशा 'Really Clever' विटगेनस्टाईन यांचे दर्शन 'अष्टदर्शने', २००३ ले: विंदा करंदीकर मध्ये नाही... डेव्हीड ह्यूम ,  जॉर्ज  सँटायाना  यांचे पण नाही.... धर्माचे महत्व गंभीरपणे मांडण्याचा प्रयत्न विंदांनी त्या पुस्तकात कुठेही केला नाहीये... तो केला असता तर विटगेनस्टाईन यांना त्यांना टाळताच आले नसते... फार अपुरे पुस्तक आहे ते आहे असे मला आता जास्त, जास्त  वाटू लागले आहे.







“Logicomix: An epic search for truth”, 2009  by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou