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Spiritual enlightenment is not about mysticism or happiness, although the latter might follow from the former. It is not about the “true self” but about the non-self; about radical questioning and truth seeking that ditches all putative certainties; about watching the unfolding of life with joy and interest; about accepting contradictions.
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For someone living in two dimensions and becoming aware of three, it might be easier to think of four than for someone living in three dimensions.
The cherished feeling of oneness might be misleading …
That Point is a Being like ourselves, but confined to the non-dimensional Gulf. He is himself his own World, his own Universe; of any other than himself he can form no conception; he knows not Length, nor Breadth, nor Height, for he has had no experience of them; he has no cognizance even of the number Two; nor has he a thought of Plurality; for he is himself his One and All, being really Nothing. Yet mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn this lesson, that to be self-contended is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy. (ch. 20)
Finanz und Wirtschaft, March 30, 2013. PDF. Ökonomenstimme, April 2, 2013. HTML.
- Self delusion is unfortunate. When it is exploited by market participants, it is dangerous.
- Do markets understand aggregate liquidity constraints?