The great, to some extent ultimate, task posed here is that of understanding fear in all its forms as an instrument of the Self. Fear of the unknown and of all that is ego-alien turns out to be fear of the unknown aspects of “one-Self” and of “one-Self” as the unknown. In this sense the […]Read more "The Great Overcoming"
In contrast to the collective, patriarchal marriage that, ultimately, is contracted by clans and families, the problem of individual relationship–that is, of encounter–becomes evident where relationship becomes a question of individual love rather than of being propelled by external collective forces such as groups or of inner collective energies such as drives. The individual relationship […]Read more "Towards Real Relationship"
The marital tragedy of the individual is the arena to which the problem of the changed relationship between man and woman is brought for settlement by the collective–a problem which has a collective meaning and relevance transcending the marital conflicts of the individual. And similarly, the moral problem which drives the individual into neurotic sickness […]Read more "Problems; Marital and Moral"
Conflict develops when one feels himself to be in the right and runs into opposition. If one is not convinced of being in the right, opposition leads to craftiness or highhanded encroachment but not to open conflict. If a man is entangled in a conflict, his only salvation lies in being so clear-headed and inwardly […]Read more "Conflict"
“There is something cruel in the inclinations of my spirit”…in my desire to demand more of my self, as a seeker after knowledge, of a taste that “…insists on profundity, multiplicity and thoroughness…” And I definitely do will my self in that direction, quite easily in fact, and this inclination also extends to my friends […]Read more "On Intellectual Conscience: The Cruelty of the Honest"