Daumal, Rene - A Fundamental experiment - the essence
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Fundamental Experiment – Rene Daumal [translated by Roger Shattuck – 1987]
This is how I sum up for myself what I wish to convey to those who work here with me:
I am dead because I lack desire,
I lack desire because I think I possess.
I think I possess because I do not try to give.
In trying to give, you see that you have nothing;
Seeing that you have nothing, you try to give of yourself;
Trying to give of yourself you see that you are nothing:
Seeing you are nothing, you desire to become;
In desiring to become, you begin to live.