This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The collaboration of the indriyas, ahankara, and transference through Buddhi

Considered in this way as thirteen, the three encompassed by manas are ‘internal,’ described as three ‘sentinels,’ while the other ten indriyas are external, described as so many ‘gates.’ This representation is also descriptively accurate since the faculties of manas participate in consciousness, hence ‘sentinel,’ while the external faculties or ‘gates’ do not. Moreover, these ‘gates’ being ‘incoming’ (sensation) and ‘outgoing’ (action) in nature. This last difference can be viewed as two successive and complementary phases of a process, the first centripetal and the second centrifugal. In between the two phases, the inward sense (manas) examines, and the consciousness (ahankara) assimilates the perception into the ego and makes the individual application. After these, it remains for Buddhi, the pure intellect, to transpose the data of the preceding faculties into the Universal order.

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