Empty Days

Thursday, June 24, 2004



East and West.

The one reason oriental philosophies can never sit well with western tradition is because these are not agonistically dialectic deliberations but actual spiritual teachings enjoyning profound action and abandonment of mere intellectual verbiage.

Therefore all attempts at somehow incorporating these ideas into our corpus intelligendi is a continuous failure and even something of a massive cheatery. Suffice it to look at New Age and Carlos Castaneda - esoterics open to all (oxymoron).

However I don't mind the use Karl Jung made of it - for he was a practicing psychologist and not just a "philosopher". Discussing brahmanic visions in a literary salon does not obtain.





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