This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
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 point of view of realization

It was seen early that Sankhya, due to its point of view, considered manifestation in order of production, enumerating the elements from the higher to the lower, which was the reverse of Vaisheshika. Here again we must undergo such a procedure, and this is another aspect that sets apart Sankhya from Yoga, even if the two are connected. Because Yoga is wholly concerned with a return to its point of development, it adopts the point of view of the manifested being, and from here it looks to Universal Being, Ishwara, with which it seeks unification. From this point of view, Ishwara is the first principle; but it should be remembered that Ishwara is only first in a relative sense, and that it is Brahma, which alone is beyond Being and therefore beyond Ishwara, that is absolutely first. But because we are at the point of view of the manifested being, it is legitimate to consider Ishwara as the goal.

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