The self is an ocean without a shore

 

Bill Viola  (American born 1951) draws attention to a metaphysical insight  articulated by Ibn Arabi  (1165-1240, Andalucian):

 

The self is an ocean without a shore. 

Gazing upon it has no beginning or end, in this world and the next. 

 

Stills of one of 23 actors in Ocean Without a Shore, colour video, 2007. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2019/2020

 

 

 

 

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