..“THOUGHT IS SLUGGISH, POSTPONES, TAKES SHELTER IN THE ILLUSION OF GRADUALNESS, IN IDEALS, IN TIME.
“Through time mutation is not possible. The very denial of time is mutation; mutation takes place where the things which time has brought into being, habit, tradition, reform, the ideals, are denied. Deny time and mutation has taken place, a total mutation, not the alteration in patterns nor the substitution of one pattern by another. But acquiring knowledge, learning a technique, require time which cannot and must not be denied ; they are essential for existence. Time to go from here to there is not an illusion but every other form of time is illusion.”
“In this mutation there is a totally different kind of action. Such action does not become a habit, a repetition of a sensation, of an experience, of knowledge which dulls the brain, insensitive to a mutation.”
“Virtue then is not the better habit, the better conduct ; it has no pattern, no limitation ; it has not the stamp of respectability; it is not then an ideal to be pursued, put together by time. Virtue then is a danger, not a tame thing of society. To love then is destruction ; a revolution, not economic and social but of total consciousness.”