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A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
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Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.
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But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
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But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.
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But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.
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But we must not forget that the words proximity, contact, and mutual separation which apply to material bodies do not apply to God.
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Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
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Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.
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In fact, religion; for reasons which I have mentioned before, is far more anxious to reach the ultimately real than science.
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In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
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Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
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It is only by rising to a fresh vision of his origin and future, his whence and whither, that man will eventually triumph over a society motivated by an inhuman competition, and a civilization which has lost its spiritual unity by its inner conflict of religious and political values.
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It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
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It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
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Looking at the matter from this point of view, then, the Prophet of Islam seems to stand between the ancient and the modern world.
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Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
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Religion in this sense is known by the unfortunate name of Mysticism, which is supposed to be a life-denying, fact-avoiding attitude of mind directly opposed to the radically empirical outlook of our times.
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Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.
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That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.
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The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
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The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it.
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The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
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The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.
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The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.
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The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
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The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
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Thus passing through the infinite varieties of space we reach the Divine space which is absolutely free from all dimensions and constitutes the meeting point of all infinities.
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Thus, wholly overshadowed by the results of his intellectual activity, the modern man has ceased to live soulfully, i.e. from within.
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Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.
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