--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Will Brown <wilbro99@y...>"
"In physical powers
as such there is indeed nothing selfish, but in the human spirit as
such there lies a selfishness which must be snapped if the
God-relationship is to be won in truth. One who thinks only one
thought must experience this; he must experience the occurrence of a
halting wherein everything is, as it were, taken from him
thinks only one thought, one must in relationship to this thinking
discover self-renunciation, and it is self-renunciation which
discovers that God is."
Perhaps SK is talking about what the mystics call the unitive stage.
It reminds me of Christ's saying:
For whoever wants to save his life [lit. 'soul'] will lose it, but
whoever loses his life for me will find it.
I think SK was essentially a creative and solitary interpreter of