Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I want to divide human understanding into two kinds: classical understanding and romantic understanding. A classical understanding sees the world primarily as underlying form itself. A romantic understanding sees it primarily in terms of immediate appearance. Persons tend to think and feel exclusively in one mode or the other and in doing so tend to misunderstand and underestimate what the other mode is all about. This is the source of the trouble.
Robert M. Pirsig, ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance‘.

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