Thursday, July 30, 2015


Freud said what we call the personality is merely a collection of neuroses. If a person could rid himself of all his illusions, he would no longer be what we call a person. Mystics know the self is the greatest illusion.

Everything we create is meant to protect us from knowing the world, and realizing we do not exist apart from it. Just as we build houses and wear clothes to protect ourselves from the world, so also do we create myths to protect ourselves from knowing the world. We create a world of our own to protect ourselves from knowing that we, and the world of which we are a part, are an illusion.

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