doo's picture

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

The word "lacuna" means gap - absence, deficiency, lack of something. It has different uses in different contexts:

Manuscripts - a missing section of text.

Music - an extended silence in a piece of music.

Linguistics - a lexical gap in a language.

Law - the lack of a law, legal precedence or legal source addressing a situation.

Histology - a small space containing an osteocyte in bone or chondrocyte in cartilage.

Philosophy - a missing part in an argument in which one logical step is not based on the previous step though it claims to do so.

Psychology - any kind of deficiency in one's personality or perception.

And in spirituality? What can be a valid meaning for lacuna in the spiritual context?

Jibanda's picture

The gap between two thoughts

The gap. The gap between two thoughts which is a precious gateway if you could only be aware of it.

See in this matter the post in

Jibanda | Wed, 11/25/2009 - 09:48
dank's picture

koan. maybe no mind.

This is a brilliant question and a brilliant presentation of the question :-)

I feel it is like a koan - I happened not to be able to communicate any reasonable answer to "what could be LACUNA in the spiritual context?" but it directed me to some feeling to which I cannot give name, maybe no mind.

dank | Fri, 03/19/2010 - 17:37
agapuram's picture

The gap between the dream

The gap between the dream and the real?

agapuram | Mon, 04/25/2011 - 04:21