50. Resonating


of the essential occurrence of beyng

out of the abandonment by being

through the compelling plight

of the forgottenness of beyng.

To make appear by way of recollection the concealed power of this forgottenness as forgottenness and to bring forth therein the resonating of beyng. The recognition of the plight.

The guiding disposition of the resonating: shock and diffidence, but each arising out of the basic disposition of restraint.

The highest plight: the plight of the lack of a sense of plight. To let resonate first of all, whereby much will by necessity remain incomprehensible and closed to questioning, though indeed a first intimation will become possible.

What simple course of saying is to be chosen here and followed without any additional considerations in passing?

The resonating must encompass the entire fissure and, most of all, must be articulated as the counterplay to the interplay.

For whom is the resonating? And whither? The resonating of the essential occurrence of beyng in the abandonment by being.

How is this abandonment to be experienced? And what is it? Itself arisen from the distorted essence of beyng through machination. Whence this distorted essence? Hardly from the fact that beyng is permeated with negativity; on the contrary!

What is called machination? Machination and constant presence; ποίησις ["making"]—τέχνη ["know-how"]. Whither does machination lead? To lived experience. How does that happen? (ens creatum—modern nature and history—technology) Through the disenchantment of beings, which grants power to an enchantment that is carried out precisely by the disenchantment itself. Enchantment and lived experience.

The final entrenchment of the abandonment by being in the forgottenness of being.


Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event) (GA 65) by Martin Heidegger page 85