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Freewill and Destiny


FATE AND FREEWILL FREEWILL AND DESTINY ARE EVER EXISTENT. Destiny is the result of past action; it concerns the body. Let the body act as may suit it. Why are you concerned about it? Why do you pay attention to … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde (the feminine principle) – lll


In the last post we quoted Wagner (“What Destiny separated in life emerges as life transfigured by death”), noting how his real spiritual aspirations, his actual yearning despite his failings in the ethical and moral sphere, have been either by-passed … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde (expanded)


Tristan und Isolde Liebestod – ‘love death’ – is the central theme in Wagner’s opera with that title. A theme that reverberated through European culture from the time of the Romantic revolution – especially German Romanticism (Fichte, Schelling, etc.) – … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde – ll (fem. principle)


Tristan und Isolde Liebestod – ‘love death’ – is the central theme in Wagner’s opera with that title. A theme that reverberated through European culture from the time of the Romantic revolution – especially German Romanticism (Fichte, Schelling, etc.) – … Continue reading

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The feminine principle


The power of the feminine principle (Shakti, Prakrit-Nature): Creation, Life, Nurturing – and its cycles. Also desire, with its attending temptation. Woman, however, (embodiment of the Goddess) can also be redemptress (e.g. Mary in Christianity). In Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan und … Continue reading

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Renunciation and detachment (the Gita)


‘Renunciation’ and ‘detachment’ are two words which, while not being synonyms, are intimately related to each other. As verbs, they both are active (dynamic), in the sense of voluntary action, and, as nouns, both passive (static), implying a state or … Continue reading

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Devotion


The best thing for the servant who desires to be near his Lord is to possess nothing in this world or the next other than Him. I have not served God from fear of hell, for I should be like … Continue reading

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