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If instituted on their own initiative, no "we" and "ye" and no "I" and "thou" and likewise no community can ever reach the self. Unless these are first grounded on Da-sein, they merely miss the self and remain excluded from it.

The grounding of Da-sein transforms every relation to beings, and the truth of beyng is first experienced.



199. The projection and Da-sein13


Even if "transcendence" is grasped differently than before, i.e., as surpassing rather than as a super-sensible being, even then the essence of Da-sein is all too easily distorted by this determination. For, even in this way, transcendence presupposes a below and a hither side and is still in danger of being misinterpreted as an act of an "I," a subject. Thus in the end even this concept of transcendence is mired in Platonism (cf. "On the Essence of Ground").

Initially, Da-sein stands in the grounding of the event, creatively grounds the truth of being, and does not pass from beings to their being. Instead, the creative grounding of the event occurs as a sheltering of truth in beings and as a being; therefore, if a comparison were still possible at all, which is not the case, the relationship is actually the other way around.

Beings as such are first sheltered in beyng, admittedly such that they can at once be abandoned by beyng and persist only as mere semblance: ὄν as ἰδέα, and what followed this and from this.



200. Da-sein


as time-space, not in the sense of the usual concepts of time and space, but as the site of the moment for the grounding of the truth of beyng.

The site of the moment arises out of the solitude of the great stillness in which the appropriation becomes truth.

When and how was the site of the moment for the truth of beyng last thoughtfully interrogated, and its grounding prepared, in a radical way and without regard for everything previously usual and incidental?

How is the answer to that question affected by meditation on the basic metaphysical positions within the history of the responses to the guiding questions?



13. Cf. The interplay, 110. The ἰδέα, Platonism, and idealism


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