it seems i have all the earthly possessions i consciously believe i need right now
what is this feeling
this can’t be right
i need a void inside myself to fill with meaningless things made of plastic and semiconductors
what is my life now
am i a sage? have i achieved enlightenment?
yes. yes i think i am a sage now
hmm am i a guru or a sage?
definition of a sage:
A sage (Ancient Greek: σοφός, sophos), in classical philosophy, is someone who has attained wisdom. The term has also been used interchangeably with a ‘good person’ (Ancient Greek: ἀγαθός, agathos), and a ‘virtuous person’ (Ancient Greek: σπουδαῖος, spoudaios). Among the earliest accounts of the sage begin with Empedocles’ Sphairos. Horace describes the Sphairos as “Completely within itself, well-rounded and spherical, so that nothing extraneous can adhere to it, because of its smooth and polished surface.” Alternatively, the sage is one who lives “according to an ideal which transcends the everyday.”
definition of a guru:
Guru (/ˈɡuːruː/, UK also /ˈɡʊruː, ˈɡʊər-/; Sanskrit: गुरु, IAST: guru) is a Sanskrit term for a “teacher, guide, expert, or master” of certain knowledge or field. In pan-Indian traditions, guru is more than a teacher, in Sanskrit guru means the one who dispels the darkness and takes towards light, traditionally a reverential figure to the student, with the guru serving as a “counselor, who helps mold values, shares experiential knowledge as much as literal knowledge, an exemplar in life, an inspirational source and who helps in the spiritual evolution of a student”. A guru is also one’s spiritual guide, who helps one to discover the same potentialities that the guru has already realized. discussion
hmm… i think the spherical thing works best for me, and i am indeed a sage. the polished surface is particularly on point.
also i have an objection to molding objects or things, and i think i am definitely not a guide to follow, so i think being a guru is out of the question.
well. shit. i have entered the stage of being of sagehood. fucking weird.