Face to face.
I am known.
"No I, but we."At evening conversation, the realization that mystics merely see -- no subject, no object.
What work is impossible to do in the 'night'? Jesus stated that
night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4, ESV)
The immediate context is that Jesus is healing a blind person. The first clause of the sentence is:
We must work the works of him who sent me while it is dayThe person who sent Jesus was God the Father. In John 6:29 it records Jesus saying:
“This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (ESV)Which suggests that believing in God is ruled out, once the 'night' comes. However, in Luke 18:8 Jesus asks if the he will find faith on the earth when he comes. Which at least leaves the possibility of belief even when it is 'night'.
What type of work is impossible in the 'night'? Does such impossibility preclude God's own action, such as in the impossible case of reconciling a sinner (Mark 10:27).
« Il n’y a qu'un problème, un seul de par le monde : rendre aux hommes une signification spirituelle. Faire pleuvoir sur eux quelque chose qui ressemble à un chant grégorien. » -- Saint-Exupéry.
Some English translation equivalents of wú or mu 無 are:Words are both fascinating and frivolous. Acronyms are growing like metaphors in a field of corroding jargon, withering facts, and incommunicable utterance. We are left with mere letters, like vanity license plates on passing cars, a puzzling exercise decrypting semaphore and smoke signal during a time of diminishing communication and nonsense babbling.
- "no", "not", "nothing", or "without"
- nothing, not, nothingness, un-, is not, has not, not any
-  Nonexistence; nonbeing; not having; a lack of, without.  A negative.  Caused to be nonexistent.  Impossible; lacking reason or cause.  Pure human awareness, prior to experience or knowledge. This meaning is used especially by the Chan school.  The 'original nonbeing' from which being is produced in the Daode jing.