A 2-fold prescription for the spiritual life…..

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April 23 by The Running Son

“Know Thyself”    –Socrates

“To thine own self be true”    –Shakespeare

Two questions:

Must these be present for our life to be spiritual?

Can these be absent in the spiritual or “virtuous” man?

Peace, Jim

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20 thoughts on “A 2-fold prescription for the spiritual life…..

  1. the answer appears to be yes for the self but no for the Self – that other takes a long journey to get to know.

    • I hope I follow you, but can we be true to our self while self knowledge is yet incomplete?

      • philosophically speaking acquiring self knowledge is a long and srduous process – perhaps a Buddha or a Christ alone can claim to have it – for the rest of us it is enough to sincerely try to introspect and examine our actions in the hope that one day we would have mastery over our selves, when alone we can claim to have complete self knowledge – till then the effort itself would make us ‘true to our self’ – wonder if you agree?

  2. Geo Sans says:

    not always

    ~

    sometimes

    ignorance is bliss…;P

    • I’m chuckling at the practical truth of it, 🙂 But in reality, People drink and indulge to reach that place of ignorant oblivion. Sad in a way… like they are blotting out the pain of existence you know?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yup, agreed.

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