Monday, March 26, 2007

Good Morning, Grand Inquisitor

For the secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for. . . . Instead of taking men’s freedom from them, Thou didst make it greater than ever! . . . Nothing is more seductive for man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering. . . . Instead of taking possession of men’s freedom, Thou didst increase it, and burdened the spiritual kingdom of mankind with its sufferings for ever. (Brothers Karamazov V:V "The Grand Inquisitor." Pasted from <>)

Brothers K was sitting on the bar in the kitchen this morning. I read less than a page before leaving for work, amazed at the sense it made, both on a comprehension and cosmic level. Reading slowly and small gives me more than enough to act on in a day.


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