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Shankara on the disenchantment of the world

A fascinating text from Shankara’s Brahma-Sutra-Bhasya on the disenchantment of the world: “For what is not accessible to our perception may have been within the sphere of perception of people in ancient times. Smriti also declares that Vyâsa and others … Continue reading

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The tragedy of the modern world

I am afraid nothing has changed: ” When the heart is sensitive and the mind is perceptive, one look at the world will suffice to see the misery of the human creature and to guess at ways of salvation; when … Continue reading

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Hindu proverb

“He who kicks dust to sully the sun will find the dust in his own face; this hurts the sun not at all.” Proverb quoted by the Shankaracharya of Badrinath and Dwarka.

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Leo Strauss on “Reason and Revelation”

“Revelation or faith is not compelled, by its principle, to refute philosophy. But philosophy is – threatened by the very possibility of revelation which it cannot refute.” Leo Strauss, “Reason and Revelation”, quoted in Heinrich Meier, Leo Strauss and the … Continue reading

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Today the most important contributions to political science

“Today the most important contributions to political science – not in the academic but in the noetic sense – come from archeology, from the investigations of myths and ethnology, from the history of the Ancient Orient, classical Antiquity and the … Continue reading

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