Ad Reinhardt’s late writings are built on phrases taken from other sources. By identifying these other sources, we can manifest “the philosophy hidden in the words” (Gregory of Nyssa) to reveal the painter’s interests and influences during the latter period of his life.
When a quoted phrase is identified, it is given a number and its source text added below the Reinhardt text. An exact source is marked in bold in the Reinhardt text. A numbered phrase not in bold indicates that we are in the right ballpark, but have more work to do.
This is still a work in progress so hyperlinks are not employed. Consequently navigation is via the column of numbers to the right of the Reinhardt text.
– David Patten, September 2014
Kriya Yoga is an instrument through which human evolution can be quickened. Kriya Yoga, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite.
The after effects of Kriya bring with them the utmost peace and bliss. The joy that comes with Kriya is greater than the joys of all pleasurable physical sensations put together. From that joy experienced in meditation I receive the rest of a thousand sleeps. Sleep becomes virtually unnecessary to the advanced Kriya Yogi.
Self-realization is yoga or “oneness” with truth — the direct perception or experience of truth by the all-knowing intuitive faculty of the soul.