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Bertrand Russell, J. Krishnamurti , E. M. Cioran, corrupt society, false problems, and reality

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas

 

                                        

         

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid;

they are made stupid by education.”

Bertrand Russell

 

 

And J. Krishnamurti stated: “Living in such a corrupt, stupid society as we do...the competitive education we receive...warps, twists, and dulls our days.”

That is, we are greatly blinded by institutional learning, because we are stuffed to fullness with an indigestible banquet of unreal, or unnecessary, words, facts, and theorems.

            One of E.M. Cioran’s caustic volleys against such useless learning runs as follows: “How imagine other people's lives, when our own seems scarcely conceivable? We meet someone, we see him plunged into an impenetrable and unjustifiable world, in a mass of desires and convictions superimposed on reality like a morbid structure. Having made a system of mistakes for himself, he suffers for reasons whose nullity alarms the mind and surrenders himself to values whose absurdity leaps to the eye. What are his undertakings but trifles, and is the feverish symmetry of his concerns any better built than an architecture of twaddle?"

            That is, by learning falsely, we invent false problems, and seek false solutions, then we live falsely, and teach falsity. It is a vicious circle which has no end.

 

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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra

 

 

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

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