How to Value Individuality and Create an Enstatic School
Chapter 9: Religious Traditions of Solitude and Alienation
Religious Traditions of Solitude and Alienation
it feels like a million people are telling you that you have no friends— ELIZA (aged 12–13)
Introduction: Perhaps He Does Not Know
Religions are often portrayed as rule-governed bounded belief-systems, full of apparent certainties. Although there are many religious followers and opponents who would like to think of religions in this way, it is far from a universal view even in sacred scriptures. One of the most venerable creation narratives, from the ancient Hindu Rig-Veda, ends in this way:
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