Reflection is the shining of essence within itself.
Essence, as infinite immanent turning back is not immediate simplicity, but negative simplicity; it is a movement across moments that are distinct, is absolute mediation with itself. . . .
First, essence is simple self-reference, pure identity. This is its determination, one by which it is rather the absence of determination.
Second, the specifying determination is different -- difference which is either external or indefinite, diversity in general, or opposed diversity or OPPOSITION.
Third, as CONTRADICTION this opposition is reflected into itself and returns to its foundation.
囍帖街 ( 心繫英國香港版 )