Observations & meditations on the day-to-day

Through my imperfection I create the world.

Have just got into Sky Atlantic’s “Westworld”. In the first episode Ford, the creator of a theme park teeming with androids, observes that the process of evolution creates all sentient life by using just one fundamental tool: mistakes. And of course he’s right. In genetic mutation it is the error in the copying process that creates the diversity that Darwin saw as fundamental to evolution.

Whatever one may feel of the moral issues that underpin Ford’s eccentric engineering, I find it fascinating that this connection between errors and creation echoes a phrase from one of my favourite ancient Indian spiritual texts, the Ashtavakra Gita: “through my imperfection I create the world.”

We so dread errors, but errors are the lifeblood of manifestation. Perfection is sterile. It is when a guitar string is pulled out of alignment that it sounds its music.

— Shomit


Posted in Blog on Wednesday, October 26, 2016