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And so this philosophy, which was occupied only in elucidating itself, instead of struggling to achieve a world-view grounded in thought and essential for has led us into a position where we are devoid of any world-view at all, and, as an inevitable consequence of this, of any real civilization. [Ethics, p. viii] life, The Danger of Technical Language Technical expressions are a danger for every system of philosophy, whether Indian or European. For they may become formulae which hinder the natural development of thought in the same way as ruts in a road hinder traffic.

104] Realistic Thinking Thinking which keeps contact with reality must look up to the heavens, it must look over the earth, and dare to direct Look its gaze to the barred windows of a lunatic asylum. and understand how small our earth is in to the stars Look upon earth and know how minute man The earth existed long before man came upon it. upon In the history of the universe, man is on earth for but a the universe. is second. it. Who the sun once knows but that the earth will circle round more without man upon it?

The mass of people re- by it THOUGHT their skeptical. They lose all feeling for truth, and all sense it as well, finding themselves quite comfortable of need for life without thought, driven now here, one opinion to another. [Life, p. 258] in a now there, from The Religion of the Age one reviews the development of religion since the middle of the nineteenth century, one understands the tragic fact If that although really living religion is to be found among us, it is not the leaven that leavens the thinking of our age.

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