The Abyss of Reason

With skill and patience the passions can be swallowed up in the abyss of reason.

That is the heavenly serenity, the divine repose, that breathes in Spinoza’s Ethics, when the passions are swallowed up in the abyss of reason because they are clearly and distinctly grasped as ideas. - Eduard von Hartmann

The Buddhists talk of ignorance being the cause of all suffering. It's not difficult to see why this is the case. Virtually all senti…

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