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"It is very difficult to understand that God can be a finite human being and at the same time the all pervading Soul of the universe. The Absolute and the Relative are his two aspects. God cannot assume a human form? Holy men and great souls constantly think of God, as a lawyer of his lawsuits. Do you believe the story of the crow Bhushandi?" (The Gospel of Ramakrishna, pg. 864)

C. G. Jung (CW 14, par. 709): "In general, meditation and contemplation have a bad reputation in the West. They are regarded as a particularly reprehensible form of idleness or as pathological narcissism. No one has time for self-knowledge or believes that it could serve any sensible purpose. Also, one knows in advance that it is not worth the trouble to know oneself, for any fool can know what he is. We believe exclusively in doing and do not ask about the doer, who is judged only by achievements that have collective value. The general public seems to have taken cognizance of the existence of the unconscious psyche more than the so-called experts, but still nobody has drawn any conclusions from the fact that Western man confronts himself as a stranger and that self-knowledge is one of the most difficult and exacting of the arts."

Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

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Chris Voss: "Never Split the Difference"
5 Types of Bullshit Jobs with David Graeber
the architecture of belief | JP and SM
play and dialogue | JCP
praise and blame | Alan Watts and Stefan Molyneux
the asteroids club | common threats can lead to compromise
depression is a disease of civilization | Stephen Ilardi


"The only thing that keeps me going is anger. I don't have any love in me at all. I hate community. Two things make me furious. Spiritualism, and community. People who talk about community want to manage other people. I grew up in a village. And people say that's a community, but it isn't. It's a lot of individuals, following the rules. And spiritualism, spiritual people are often very greedy, avaricious, and waste a hell of a lot of time. Nobody deserves what they are promised by spiritual people. And some people promise them eternal life. I think it's a horrific punishment to get eternal life. Ordinary people should never have such punishment visited on them." - Bill Mollison

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