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Silence; Lectures and Writings Setting & Symbolism

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Dada

"Dada" is the name given to a philosophical perspective on art popular during the early part of the 20th Century. "Dada" valued the random over the structural, the illogical over the logical, the absurd over the reasonable, and the un-traditional over the conventional. In other words, it was about breaking the rules for the sake of breaking them, in the hope of freeing a new kind of artistic expression and communication.

Zen

"Zen" is the name given to a branch of Buddhist philosophy emphasizing the value of individual insight (gained through intuition as heightened through meditation) in the search for spiritual enlightenment over textual teaching and/or study. The goal of "zen" practice is to achieve sudden understanding of situations both specifically individual and universal. In other words, like "dada" above, "zen" has as its principal goal and virtue individual expression and experience (as opposed to that...

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