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Time, Space, and Knowledge

Time, Space, and Knowledge

I became acquainted with this book during my master studies. One of my andragology professors had become interested in it. I had previously followed a workshop on the philosophy of space and time. The theory of relativity was a big part of that study. Very interesting! And so I found the title of the book quite intriguing and started reading. It is written by a Tibetan Buddhist lama, but there are no "spiritual" or "religious" words or concepts in it. On the contrary, it is very clearly and rationally written and illustrated with beautiful microphotographs of crystals and minerals.

'TSK', as the work is often called, illuminates and transcends our 'normal' understanding of space, time and knowledge. This understanding, and with it our experience, is usually rather limited and characterised by the handling and imposition of boundaries and divisions. Time, Space and Knowledge explores the possibility that our current understanding of reality represents only one particular "focal point" of experience.

Space, time and knowledge are also precisely those categories of our experience that are overlooked and usually taken for granted. But which at the same time make every experience possible!

"TSK challenges all limits of knowing and being. So it examines all the persistent and habitual structures of experience that condition and prejudice experience - including rigid hierarchy, and unquestionable beliefs, attitudes, and authority." TSK Association

Through a myriad of exercises, it opens and expands our experience and offers a unified vision that unfolds from the interplay of space, time and knowledge, literally opening the view to limitless creativity within ourselves and the universe of which we are a seamless part.

(When I read my own writing like this, I get inspired myself and maybe I should delve into it again ...)