|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
Nay, thou dost wonder and they jest! and when they are reminded they
will not remember; and when they see a sign they make a jest
thereof, and say, 'This is naught but obvious sorcery. What! when we
are dead, and have become earth and bones, shall we then be raised?
what! and our fathers of yore?'
Say, 'Yes, and ye shall shrink up, and it shall only be one scare,
and, behold, they shall look on, and they shall say, 'O, woe is us!
this is the day of judgment, this is the day of decision, which ye did
call a lie!' Gather ye together, ye who were unjust, with their
mates and what they used to serve beside God, and guide them to the
way of hell, and stop them; verily, they shall be questioned. 'Why
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
want of knowledge of justice?
The one is medicine, and the other is politics; whereas that of which we
are speaking is knowledge pure and simple.
And if a man knows only, and has only knowledge of knowledge, and has no
further knowledge of health and justice, the probability is that he will
only know that he knows something, and has a certain knowledge, whether
concerning himself or other men.
Then how will this knowledge or science teach him to know what he knows?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare:
camp; from whence he shortly after privily withdrew himself, and
was (according to his estate) royally entertained and lodged by
Lucrece at Collatium. The same night he treacherously stealeth
into her chamber, violently ravished her, and early in the
morning speedeth away. Lucrece, in this lamentable plight,
hastily dispatched messengers, one to Rome for her father,
another to the camp for Collatine. They came, the one
accompanied with Junius Brutus, the other with Publius Valerius;
and finding Lucrece attired in mourning habit, demanded the cause
of her sorrow. She, first taking an oath of them for her
revenge, revealed the actor, and whole manner of his dealing, and