Thursday, October 08, 2015

Analogue man

This photo accompanies an interview with Jordi Savall in the Catalan newspaper Ara. Jordi's primary workspace is occupied by books, his PC is tucked away on one side and there is no towering sound system. It reminds me of this passage from The Unlimited Mercifier, Stephen Hertenstein's biography of the twelfth-century Andalusian Sufi mystic, poet, and philosopher Ibn 'Arabi:
True cultural advance is not related to progress in technology or social organisation, but to an increase in self-knowledge and the freedom to contemplate and celebrate the Divine Beneficence in all its forms.
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