And now we come to the real distinguishing feature which essentially separates barbarism from culture; the only reason it cannot serve us as a guiding rod or for the determination of the beginning is that the documentary evidence is inadequate. It is the question: Where does mere living in the present, such as the savage […]Read more "Barbarism and Culture: Distinguishing the Two"
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – AristotleRead more "Bitter Roots, Sweet Fruit"
“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"
But the earliest dawn is still prior to the birth of light out of the darkness, and a wealth of symbols surrounds it. The form of representation peculiar to the unconscious is not that of the conscious mind. It neither attempts nor is able to seize hold of and define its object in a series […]Read more "The Earliest Dawn: The Virtue of the Unconscious Mind"
The beginning can be laid hold of in two “places”: it can be conceived in the life of mankind as the earliest dawn of human history, and in the life of the individual as the earliest dawn of childhood. The self-representation of the dawn of human history can be seen from its symbolic description in […]Read more "The Dawn State"
The Master said, “With sincere faith he unites the love of learning; holding firm to death, he is perfecting the excellence of his course. “Such an one will not enter a tottering state, nor dwell in a disorganized one. When right principles of government prevail in the kingdom, he will show himself; when they are […]Read more "Holding Firm to Death"
“Suppose you had never read a book, religious or psychological, and you had to find the meaning, the significance of life. How would you set about it? Suppose there were no Masters, no religious organizations, no Buddha, no Christ, and you had to begin from the beginning. How would you set about it? First, you […]Read more "Suppose you had to begin from the beginning"