Scientist: …I hardly know anymore who and where I am. Teacher: None of us knows that, as soon as we stop fooling ourselves. Scholar: And yet we still have our path? Teacher: To be sure. But by forgetting it too quickly we give up thinking. … – Heidegger (Discourse on Thinking, pg. 62) AdvertisementsRead more "As soon as we stop fooling ourselves…"
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"
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"
Is not all that’s alive close and akin to you, Does the Fate not herself keep you to serve her ends? Well, then, travel defenceless On through life, and fear nothing there! All that happens there be welcome, be blessed to you, Be an adept in joy, or is there anything That could harm you […]Read more "The Poet’s Courage"
To be aware of something that is not the projection of the known, there must be the elimination, through the understanding, of the process of the known. Why is it that the mind clings always to the known? Is it not because the mind is constantly seeking certainty, security? Its very nature is fixed in […]Read more "Knowledge as Hindrance"