I. Prospect [56-58]

truth first receives its ground and impetus (cf. The grounding, 244. and 245. Truth and sheltering).

22. Inceptual thinking

is the inventive thinking of the truth of beyng and thus is the fathoming of the ground. In its resting on the ground, such thinking manifests, first and only, its grounding, gathering, and retaining power.

Yet how is the inventive thinking of beyng a resting on the ground? By opening up what is most question-worthy, it carries out the honoring and thereby the highest transfiguration of that in which the questioning rests, i.e., does not stop. For the questioning (as opening) could otherwise not rest on anything.

That the questioning rests on the ground means that it finds its way into the extreme domain of oscillation, into the belonging to the most extreme occurrence, which is the turning in the event (cf. The last god, 255. The turning in the event). This finding of its way happens in the leap, which unfolds as the grounding of Da-sein.

23. Inceptual thinking.
Why thinking out of the beginning

Why a more original repetition of the first beginning?

Why meditation on its history?

Why a confrontation with its end?

Is it because the other beginning (out of the truth of being) has become necessary?

Then why beginning at all? (Cf. Überlegungen IV with regard to beginning and transition.)

It is because only the greatest occurrence, the most intimate event; can still save us from lostness in the bustle of mere incidents and machinations. What must eventuate is what opens being to us and places us back into being and in that way brings us to ourselves and face to face with work and sacrifice.

The greatest event, however, is always the beginning, even if it is the beginning of the last god. For the beginning is the concealed, the origin that has not yet been misused and driven on, the one which reaches furthest ahead in constantly withdrawing and thus preserves within itself the highest sovereignty. This unexploited power of the seclusion of the richest possibilities of courage (of the disposed-knowing will with respect to the event) is the only rescue and trial.

Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event) (GA 65) by Martin Heidegger