Radical change

The five apparitions to Ramon Llull of Christ crucified. Breviculum, I. Thomas le Myésier, 1325. http://lullianarts.net/

When he was thirty he experienced, in a few days, five consecutive visions of Christ on the Cross that impacted him strongly. He then decides to radically change. In 1262 abandons his mundane life and family to engage with enthusiasm to the study, spirituality and preaching. He sets out three objectives: convert the “infidel”, write books and get the support of Popes and Kings.

In 1265, after a pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Rocamadour (France) and Santiago de Compostela, he starts a period of nine years (until 1274) of intellectual and linguistic education in Majorca. The desire to convince the ones he called “infidels” led him to learn Arabic, language taught by a Saracen slave that ended up committing suicide.


Ramon Llull quotations

«With rage, the will looses the freedom and the deliberation looses the understanding»

Messages about Ramon Llull

Ramon Llull was seen as a precursor of the combinatorial thinking, basic in modern computing.

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