Thursday, April 09, 2015

The troubles and adventures of the finite creature

"Thus, as we shall attempt to make clear throughout our discussion, the troubles and adventures of the finite creature have the same root as its value, for both are inherent in the spirit that seeks the whole. And, moreover, these very troubles and adventures are instrumental, through shattering the given, to that very awareness or self-recognition in which the nature of the self-transcendence stands revealed." -- Bernard Bosanquet, Value and destiny of the individual, p. 19


  1. This sounds remarkably like Hinduism: the individual soul or Atma seeks completion in Brahman, the supreme being.

    1. Yes. And I wouldn't be surprised if Bosqanquet was aware of this similarity.


That was a great rendition!

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