15 April 2008

Letter 1.11

Kierkegaard is a fascinating writer. One statement which I found very relevant is: 'Whatever is great in the sphere of the universally human must not be communicated as a subject for admiration, but as an ethical requirement.' Elsewhere he says: 'Precisely because the negative is present in existence and present everywhere (for existence is a constant process of becoming) it is necessary to become aware of its presence continuously, as the only safeguard against it. In relying upon a positive security the subject is merely deceived.' As far as I've gone in his Concluding Unscientific Postscript it seems, taking due account of his Christian background, to apply full face to Buddhism…

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