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Thoughts on Shedding the Self, or, ‘Who is it that carries this corpse around?’

I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent … Continue reading

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Come On Down, or ‘All the Roots Grow Deeper When It’s Dry’

Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go … Continue reading

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