Nor do I find it surprising that they keep company, for each belongs to a mind in suspense, a mind hanging on what the future might bring. The cause in both cases is failure to adjust ourselves to the present and a tendency to project our mental processes far into the future.
Foresight, which is mankind's greatest advantage, is thus turned to disadvantage. Beasts avoid the dangers which confront them, and when they have avoided them they stand at ease; we are tormented alike by the future and the past. Our superiority brings us much distress; memory recalls the torment of fear, foresight anticipates it. No one confines his misery to the present.
God has not abandoned us. Each one of you also knows about suffering...no one is spared. It is not what we bear or what we suffer. It is how we live it that counts. We have been given life, and it is what we make of it that ultimately allows us to become free from it. The secret becomes known to people who first see and understand that they are not the body but what resides inside it. Slowly they make plans, perfect their wisdom, and practice their art. Anytime people mistake the Body for the Soul they will stumble and may have to start again.
The soul is chained to the rock; the crystallized knowledge that the influence A brings to the machine. It captures the soul, creates a sleeping machine, and the machine lives in the sleeping state in his own crystallized world shown in the back. The soul is buried in the inner world and she is invisible behind the rock.
The knight-the student entering the school leaves the old life behind and plunges into the water-hisinner world to search for his soul, the water is not calm, storms come and go, the knight is barefooted which is the only way to go into the inner world.. when he finds the soul, he experiences his first moment of presence and he takes out his helmet, his false personality his mask is gone, comes his first feeling of being real.. the soul who had been waiting for the knight gazes at him, he gazes back at his soul, sees her beauty and falls in love..
The work teaches us how to free the soul from a crystallized machine, stay in the stormy seas and break the chains with effort..