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 p279 "For Buddha, the self stands above all gods, a //unus mundus// which represents the essence of human existence and of the world as a whole. ​ The self embodies both the aspect of intrinsic being and the aspect of its being known, without which no world exists. <fc green>​(xRef MDR p255 where Jung experienced a similar thought in Africa)</​fc> ​ Buddha saw and grasped the cosmogonic dignity of human consciousness;​ for that reason he saw clearly that if a man succeeded in extinguishing this light, the world would sink into nothingness. ​ Schopenhauer'​s great achievement lay in his also recognising this, or rediscovering it independently."​ p279 "For Buddha, the self stands above all gods, a //unus mundus// which represents the essence of human existence and of the world as a whole. ​ The self embodies both the aspect of intrinsic being and the aspect of its being known, without which no world exists. <fc green>​(xRef MDR p255 where Jung experienced a similar thought in Africa)</​fc> ​ Buddha saw and grasped the cosmogonic dignity of human consciousness;​ for that reason he saw clearly that if a man succeeded in extinguishing this light, the world would sink into nothingness. ​ Schopenhauer'​s great achievement lay in his also recognising this, or rediscovering it independently."​
  
-[[aker:​Religion|Σ]] p280 "​Similarly,​ in Christianity,​ Christ is an exemplar who dwells in every Christian as his integral personality. ​ But historical trends led to the //imitatio Christi//, whereby the individual does not pursue his own destined road to wholeness, but attempts to imitate the way taken by Christ. ​ Similarly in the East, historical trends led to a devout imitation of the Buddha. ​ That Buddha should have become a model to be imitated was in itself a weakening of his idea, just as the //imitatio Christi// was a forerunner of the fateful stasis in the evolution of the Christian idea.  As Buddha, by virtue of his insight, was far in advance of the Brahma gods, so Christ cried out to the Jews, "You are gods" (John 10:34); but men were incapable of understanding what he meant. ..." <fc green>​(Makes me think a little of Rabi Cook and his ideas; the light of god existing in each of us.)</​fc>​+[[:​Religion|Σ]] p280 "​Similarly,​ in Christianity,​ Christ is an exemplar who dwells in every Christian as his integral personality. ​ But historical trends led to the //imitatio Christi//, whereby the individual does not pursue his own destined road to wholeness, but attempts to imitate the way taken by Christ. ​ Similarly in the East, historical trends led to a devout imitation of the Buddha. ​ That Buddha should have become a model to be imitated was in itself a weakening of his idea, just as the //imitatio Christi// was a forerunner of the fateful stasis in the evolution of the Christian idea.  As Buddha, by virtue of his insight, was far in advance of the Brahma gods, so Christ cried out to the Jews, "You are gods" (John 10:34); but men were incapable of understanding what he meant. ..." <fc green>​(Makes me think a little of Rabi Cook and his ideas; the light of god existing in each of us.)</​fc>​
  
 > **dream** \\ "I found myself, with a large number of my Zürich friends and acquaintances,​ on an unknown island, presumably situated not far off the coast of southern England. ..." <fc green>​(about the Grail)</​fc>​ > **dream** \\ "I found myself, with a large number of my Zürich friends and acquaintances,​ on an unknown island, presumably situated not far off the coast of southern England. ..." <fc green>​(about the Grail)</​fc>​