Sunday, March 27, 2011

He who seeks truth

I heard Moshe Safdie speak on TED and he concluded with this profound poem:

He who seeks truth shall find beauty

He who seeks beauty shall find vanity

He who seeks order shall find gratification

He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed

He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression

He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance

Arrogance is incompatible with nature

Through nature, the nature of the universe and the nature of man, we shall seek truth

If we seek truth we shall find beauty


-Moshe Safdie, 1982

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