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this transport: it means a complete dislodging of the "there" as such into the "away."

Nor does "away" mean "gone away" in the sense of the mere absence of something hitherto objectively present; rather, being-away is the completely other of the "there," entirely concealed to us, but in this concealment essentially belonging to the "there" and to be coendured in the steadfastness of Da-sein.

Death, as the extremity of the "there," is at the same time what is innermost to a possible complete transformation of the "there." Also lying in this is a reference to the deepest essence of nothingness. Only the ordinary understanding, which fastens onto objectively present things as the sole beings, thinks of nothingness in an ordinary way, not in the least surmising the intrinsic relation between the "away" and the dislodging of all beings in their belonging to the "there." What now protrudes into the "there" as the most proper concealedness, namely, the reciprocal relation of the "there" to the "away" which is turned toward it, is a reflection of the turning in the essence of being itself. The more originally being is experienced in its truth, the deeper is the nothingness as the abyss at the edge of the ground.

It would certainly be easy to account for what has just been said about death by fitting that into the untested, everyday notions of the "end" and "nothingness" instead of doing the opposite, i.e., learning to surmise how, with the steadfast and transporting incorporation of death into the "there," the essence of the "end" and of "nothingness" must be transformed.

The intimacy of being has wrath as its essence, and the strife is always at the same time confusion. Both can always be lost in the wasteland of indifference and forgottenness.

Running ahead toward death is not the same as willing nothingness in the usual sense; on the contrary, it is the highest Da-sein, the one that incorporates the concealedness of the "there" into the steadfastness of enduring the truth.



203. The projection and Da-sein14


The projection is first the "between" in whose openness beings become distinguishable from beingness such that initially only beings themselves (i.e., precisely concealed as such and thus concealed with respect to their beingness) can be experienced. The mere transition



14. Cf. Prospect, Inceptual thinking; cf. Prospect, 17. The necessity of philosophy.


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