Re: The Greatest Thing.....
- I shall add Christianity's main man's take on the matter here as
"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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bob M."
> Nietzsche's Zarathustra says that 'the hour of great [self]-contempt is
> the greatest thing that a man can experience'. That point of thetotal
> realization of the utter vanity of a life run on self-will[complete
> defeat - in the AA tradition] that must precede actual and completepoint
> 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
> [bottom]. Krishnamurti also reached this same conclusion stating itas
> "Only the sensitive can face the actual, without escaping into all
> kinds of conclusions, opinions, and evaluations. Only the sensitive
> be alone and this aloneness is destructive. This sensitivity isand
> stripped of all pleasure and so it has the austerity, not of desire
> will but of seeing and understanding." J.K.
> Bob M.