Cutting through with Occam’s razor: “Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”.
Spirits of the dead dissolve in the water of the pond, The water is sacred, it knows the secrets of the other world. Never pick a flower that grows near water For it might be the spirit of your ancestor.
… no sceptre of a mighty kingdom can compare to it!
Epicurean “ataraxia” and the stoic “apatheia” (how things should be) vs. Thomas Hobbes and his realistic perspective (how things are): “There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.” The […]
“Solitude is our innate spiritual condition, it is natural and true. In time we forget about it, as we grow up it becomes increasingly distant. Sometimes we find it again, but now we are afraid of it – we have become estranged. Now we run away, although we should look for it, as only in […]