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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What is real for the Brahmana?

The Brahmana, the contemplative and purely intellectual type, which typically coincides with the sacerdotal function, the transcendent is what is real. Life, even his own life, or especially his own, is relative, not as an abstract notion but as a matter of intuition and immediate perception. He experiences all changing and temporal things as ‘less real’. When it is said that the world is an illusion, for the Brahmana this is merely a way of enunciating his basic experience of life: it is not, as it is for men of a different temperament, merely an imaginative device useful for spiritual discipline but contrary to experience. We say that his inner disposition is contemplative because he is by nature withdrawn from the world and from life and turned inward and upward toward the Principle. He values sacred knowledge (as opposed to profane knowledge and erudition) above all else.

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