I think everyone should ask themselves this… If we, as everyone tends to assume, are changeable; then what would have to be the core of our Being? Let’s say the core of our being was decided. That we “knew” who we were….would we then be able to change? If a tree were to become hard […]Read more "Dislike, Tao, Perfection/Truth, Being, Limitation/Division, The Open, Play/Rule, Love"
If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be come polished? – Rumi Most people will not be at all prepared for this…education says and does nothing for it and emotions are, in general, too powerful…. re-think how one could go about getting into the deep with others and consider the potential fact […]Read more "Note to self:"
Sometimes I wonder what we think about books and quotes and “thinkers” and concepts or ideas. Take this quote for example: The Greek word φιλόσοφος is put together from σοφός and φίλος. A σοφός is someone who understands something, who has reliable knowledge in a particular area, who understands the matter at hand and who enacts an ultimate decision and law-giving, φίλος is friend,φιλόσοφος someone whose […]Read more "Sometimes I Wonder What We Are…"
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"
No one rises above himself who has not turned his most dangerous weapon against himself. One who wants to rise above himself shall climb down and hoist himself onto himself and lug himself to the place of sacrifice. But what must happen to a man until he realizes that outer visible success, that he can […]Read more "Someone must begin to stop being childish"
If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. Will not knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we […]Read more "To Become Aware of the Whole of our Actions"
…There is no morality that alone makes moral, and every ethic that affirms itself exclusively kills too much good strength and costs humanity too dearly. The deviants, who are so frequently the inventive and fruitful ones, shall no longer be sacrificed; it shall not even be considered infamous to deviate from morality, in thought and […]Read more "Perhaps premature."