4. The proximity to beings, as this is claimed for the second stage, has Still another Characteristic result: ὁ πρὁς μᾶλλον ὄντα τετραμμένος. ‘Whoever [like the former prisoner] is turned towards more beingful beings [towards what is more beingful than something else, thus to more genuine beings] sees more correctly.’ Thus ὀρθός, ὀρθότης, ‘correctness’ [Richtigkeit] crops […]Read more "A Derivative Concept of Truth"
8. Removal of the shackles is thus not genuine emancipation, for it remains external and fails to penetrate to man in his ownmost self. The circumstances of the prisoner change, but his inner condition, his willing [WolIen], does not. The released prisoner does indeed will, but he wills to return to his shackles. Thus willing, […]Read more "Grasping Genuine Emancipation"
The disillusioning effect of the encounter with one’s own shadow, the unconscious negative part of the personality, is always to be found in cases where the ego has lived in identification with the persona and the collective values of the period. That is why this encounter is, as a rule, particularly severe and difficult for […]Read more "Encountering Ones Negative, Ones Shadow"
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ―Jiddu KrishnamurtiRead more "Sight without Judgement"
“Making good”, as understood by the old ethic, with the attendant repression of evil and obedience to convention, is often enough no more than an easy way out, which shirks peril and clings to established security. Yet “where peril lies, grows the remedy too”, and the voice of the new ethic, or so it seems, […]Read more "“Making Good”"
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"
How can the Individual, how can our culture, integrate Christianity and antiquity, China and India, the primitive and the modern, the prophet and the atomic physicist, into one humanity? Yet that is just what the individual and our culture must do. Though wars rage and peoples exterminate one another in our atavistic world, the reality […]Read more "Towards a Universal Humanism"