By Abraham Pais
The writer of a hugely acclaimed biorgaphy of Einstein, sophisticated is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a common viewers. He movingly descibes his interval of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the battle in a Gestapo felony) earlier than taking inventory of his existence in the US, rather within the newly equipped Institute for complex research in Princeton, then directed by means of the intense and arguable physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais new and labored with some of the greats of twentieth-century physics, and he relates many desirable tales approximately Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, in addition to approximately non-scientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm approximately technology and lifestyles in most cases pervades a booklet that's either a memoir and a historical past of technological know-how.
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The Poor Joke BONDAGE IS being dependent, tied up, limited. On, to, by, what? Is it not attachment to a supposed `will', which is the exercise of personal, independent choice by that supposition with which what-I-am is identified and which is called `me' ? This merely means that I use the pronoun `I' wrongly. I use it as though this objectivisation here were free to do as `it' wished, whenever `it' wished, and wherever `it' wished. But such a possibility has never arisen, and never could arise: there is no such possibility—for an objectivisation can do nothing of itself, any more than any piece of mechanism can act autonomously.
Of what I am. I can, therefore, objectify what I am? Acting via an intermediate object from moment to moment as intermediate subject, that is as `phenomenal subject', such thought cannot objectivise, or constitute an objectivisation of, what-I-am, since what I am is what thought is: and mediate thought as such cannot think itself. `Direct thought' Shen Hui termed `absolute thought', sometimes translated `thought of the Absolute'. Living according to absolute thought is direct living, what I have termed `nonvolitional living', or wu wei, as the Masters lived.
The third may be said to find its explanation in super-volume. 32. The Poor Joke BONDAGE IS being dependent, tied up, limited. On, to, by, what? Is it not attachment to a supposed `will', which is the exercise of personal, independent choice by that supposition with which what-I-am is identified and which is called `me' ? This merely means that I use the pronoun `I' wrongly. I use it as though this objectivisation here were free to do as `it' wished, whenever `it' wished, and wherever `it' wished.