Benjamin, Walter - Illuminations - Destiny
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Walter Benjamin – Illuminations – The Task of the Translator
The relationship between life and purposefulness, seemingly obvious yet almost beyond the grasp of the intellect, reveals itself only if the ultimate purpose towards which all single functions tend is sought not in its own sphere but in a higher one.
All purposeful manifestations of life, including their very purposiveness, in the final analysis have their end not in life, but in the expression of their nature, in the representation of their significance