Reaching out to the limits of the universe Desire stretches–grasp grasping– for a peppermint or whatever Empires rising and falling all of reality just a sweet little distraction
A great philosopher–like Plato or Kant, Laozi or Nietzsche–does not give doctrines for memorization, provide answers to life’s problems, nor demonstrate proofs that will forever
In order to open up a cipher of the Encompassing Good, our mindfulness must turn to what obtains eternally, hold it as an idea, keep
#33* Knowing others: lucidity. Knowing self: brilliance.† Defeating others: strength. Defeating self: discipline. Contentedness: wealth. Perseverance: will. Never losing self: endurance. Dead yet unforgotten: longevity.
Humans have drives–natural & social. Our natural drives we may call our instincts for survival. Our social drives we might refer to as our habits