Of the Contract
1.2.4 The beginning is impossible to think of but as cause for termination.
1.3.2 It was not so much the eating of the fruit that gave them knowledge of the difference, but by having been expelled from perfect ease to the uncertainty without whereby they came to understand that they could never break their law. “The knowledge of good and evil” was a superficial sign of an enduring prohibition – which did not preclude the thought that it be lifted from without: for adhered to in the work of preparation, the forbidding was named “faith” by those that followed.
1.4.1 A term of comprehension that facilitates the world to come is only an approach that somehow signifies a future understanding.
An initial understanding merely constitutes the need to pass away.
1.4.3 The significance of such exceeds the limited awareness it produces.
2.1.3 Thus prohibited from knowledge of the world to come, the only obligation is to name.
2.2.6 To speculate on that to which the contract be relation – that it be between a “god” and any “human”, for example – is to make of this an object that takes place among the countlessly diverse specifications of the contract, as another mere example of contraction.
2.2.7 That to which the contract be relation disassociates from every speculation.
2.3.4 Its conception is not knowledge of the contract, but acceptance of the need for its ulterior fulfilment.
3.4.2 The text is not to read as a definitive instruction, but an open sensibility to meaning.
3.7.3 The diverse interpretations are not true for every instance, but are true in every instance.
4.1.1 The contract is received as an unlimited capacity to fund or to determine.
4.3.4 The funding is attained by definition of the contract.
4.4.6 Every obligation is fulfilled as it arrives, in isolation.
4.7.4 Every figure is a promise to interpret.
5.1.5 The operation of the contract is the unforeseen production of the real.
5.2.1 The facility escapes the comprehension it enables. As prerequisite to things as such in general it is nothing in itself but the necessity to yield to its unthinkable conditions.
5.3.1 The facility is given as what gives consideration. It appears as such in that there be appearance, not as such or such appearance.
5.7.3 A stone is an expression of the universe to equal any star. There is no precedence, nor order to adhere to.
6.1.1 The return on an investment is no matter of concern for the investor.
6.3.2 The potential to invest is instantaneous, and cannot be transferred, or left for later.
6.7.5 The sense of prohibition is condition for the freedom to invest within the present.
7.1.4 The facts in the account book are in fact interpretations of the contract.
7.3.1 The qualitative method of accounting comes to terms with externalities that could not be accounted for by previous commitments.
7.4.5 That which is excluded from the lines of the account may come to light by means of signing.
8.2.4 That which is to pay is not a figure of that owed – but is the void that would invalidate all figures of repayment.
8.3.2 Nothing is external to the field of the account of debts contracted.
8.3.4 Not only debt perceived, but the perception of that debt is debt itself to be acknowledged as outstanding.
8.5.1 The debt appears to manifest itself as without cause.
8.6.6 That to which the universe is owed is only recognised as yet to be accepted.
8.7.5 Payment is in any case a promise of repayment.
11.2.5 The debtor is in every case in question.
12.5.6 Every demonstration of the void is void by nature.
13.1.1 Although it be to come, the finance cannot be conceived as but behind one (past already).
13.2.1 As the lapse that is already left behind is finance followed by a consciousness that follows its own lack of understanding by which terms may be contracted.
13.2.3 That from which and that to which are one.
13.5.1 The financial operations are expressions of the void that voids all matters of concern.
13.7.8 Nothing reappears beyond the finance.
14.3.3 The figure to be drawn is of a mythical first time that leaves an incremental absence to return to.
15.1.1 The account may not be settled by whatever other means than termination.
15.4.1 The fulfilment of the promise is a promise to fulfil.
15.3.1 Every figure in the book will be a judgement that decides between one version and the next.
15.5.1 The image of the law implied its breaking. But unable to transcend his own humanity projected on the image of the golden calf had Moses failed to understand the fragments. Their significance would open to a later age that recognised itself in his hypocrisy and pride – whereby the punishments were lifted.
15.6.1 A term is both an end and a beginning.