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2/27/2009

mens sana in corpore sano

racy, racy.....

"mens sana in corpore sano" is a sentence of Juvenal. We all can translate it in a second. In a healthy body resides a healthy mind.

How often do you get to hear this quote - and now here - in Ray's Blog Gratzner the esoteric journey.

True esoterics are not content to examine the healthy body of their fellow man in order to find signs of a healthy mind. True esoterics - like you and me - and, of course, witches, knowers, mind controller, vegetarians, fortune tellers, ghost-seer, dreamers, healers, evil men, etc. etc. - we all know, of course, that Juvenal has written only satires.

And what does this mean? This means that the quote wasn't used like the dead serious gym-apostles and Sports dinosaurs are using it today. Involuntarily they transform their texts into satire because they adorn themselves in the truest sense of the word with borrowed plumes, because the plumes are torn out of the context. ..... It is not sufficient to be only a ruminant.

Juvenal was an opponent of the fitness obsession of antiquity. Not surprisingly that even in the antiquity the human body was dull-witted trained. He wished that in a healthy body would stuck a healthy mind, but he doubted it vigorously. Well, yes, 2000 years and nothing has changed --- Phhhhh.

But esoterics are not challenged by that at all ... We have any one's number.

4 comments:

Tomas said...

Thank you for the rehabilitation of the people with disabilities.
Your article released me from the curse by "mens sana in corpore sano"

Jena Isle said...

a thought provoking post, as ever. you keep surprising me Ray. Thanks for sharing.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear tomas, suffering from disabilities may sharpen the mind way beyond the normal state of daily life.. Blessings Rainer

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena,

well you don't let me down. I am grateful for your wonderful and friendly comments... Happy blogging