d) The correct condition of the ψυχή as presupposition for genuine λόγος (διαλέγεσθαι). To summarize, λόγος [speech], in its genuine function, is founded on dialectic. But, at the same time, we see that λέγειν [to speak], if it is living speech–living in the sense that it lets others see–necessarily presupposes a readiness to see on the part […]Read more "Grasping the correct condition of the soul as presupposition for genuine speech (discussing)"
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:"
“There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught.” ― […]Read more "Towards Transformation: Considering Our Condition"
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"
The problem of evil confronts modern man in both a collective and an individual form. During the last hundred and fifty years of the history of Western man, it has broken through on the widest possible front. It has undermined and destroyed the old cultural categories, but its course can also be followed in detail […]Read more "The Problem of Evil and its Expression through the Individual"
“Problems thus draw us into an orphaned and isolated state where we are abandoned by nature and are driven to consciousness. There is no other way open to us; we are forced to resort to conscious decisions and solutions where formerly we trusted ourselves to natural happenings. Every problem, therefore, brings the possibility of a […]Read more "Problems"