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  • Bob M.
    I shall add Christianity s main man s take on the matter here as follows: If anyone comes to me and does not HATE his father and mother, his wife and
    Message 1 of 2 , May 31, 2005
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      I shall add Christianity's main man's take on the matter here as
      follows:

      "If anyone comes to me and does not HATE his father and mother, his
      wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, EVEN HIS OWN LIFE--
      he cannot be my disciple." J.C.

      Bob M.
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      --- In theexistentialsociety@yahoogroups.com, "Bob M."
      <new_trail_blazer@y...> wrote:
      > Nietzsche's Zarathustra says that 'the hour of great [self]-
      contempt is
      > the greatest thing that a man can experience'. That point of the
      total
      > realization of the utter vanity of a life run on self-will
      [complete
      > defeat - in the AA tradition] that must precede actual and complete
      > psychological death & rebirth. Yet I find it is only those
      > more 'intelligent and finely formed' [using Schopenhauerian terms]
      > among us that have the manifest sensitivity to ever get to this
      point
      > [bottom]. Krishnamurti also reached this same conclusion stating it
      as
      > follows:
      >
      > "Only the sensitive can face the actual, without escaping into all
      > kinds of conclusions, opinions, and evaluations. Only the sensitive
      can
      > be alone and this aloneness is destructive. This sensitivity is
      > stripped of all pleasure and so it has the austerity, not of desire
      and
      > will but of seeing and understanding." J.K.
      >
      > Bob M.
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