The Light Under The Lamp-Post

To search within the limits of the familiar and the sensible is to look for your lost keys under the lamp-post, ‘because that’s where the light shines’.

Respectable folks largely live in the zone between Tautology and Contradiction, the mapped terrain of Model [vyavharasatya].

Worthwhile Teaching however [and there is not much of it around], begins at this border and moves outward into zones of ever-increasing Absurdity.


[The metaphor of the light under the lamp-post goes back to early Sufi literature, the ‘Streetlight Effect’ of modern Academia.]

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