A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

A short heritage of every little thing provides Ken Wilber's available and interesting account of fellows and women's position in a universe of intercourse, soul, and spirit. He examines the process evolution because the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from subject of lifestyles to brain, together with the better levels of religious improvement the place Spirit turns into aware of itself. Wilber deals awesome and unique perspectives on many subject matters of constant curiosity and controversy: gender wars, multiculturalism, ecology and environmental ethics between them.

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That is where the desires are true in so far as they are energy. It is the object which is unreal. But there is an unspeakable wrench in the soul at the separation of a desire from its object. If we go down into ourselves we find that we possess exactly what we desire. If we long for a certain being (who is dead), we desire a particular, limited being; therefore, necessarily, a mortal, and we long for that special being ‘who’ . . ‘to whom’ . , in short that being who died at such and such a time on such and such a day.

The conflict between Israel and Rome, in which Nietzsche saw the duel of two irreconcilable conceptions of life, was reduced for Simone Weil to a struggle between two totalitarianisms of the same nature. It must however be emphasized that her antisemitism, which was so violent that the continuity established by the Church between the Old and New Testaments was one of the chief obstacles to her becoming a Catholic, was of a purely spiritual order and consequently had nothing in common with what goes by that name today.

To hurl ourselves upon this rock as though after a certain intensity of desire had been reached it could not exist any more. Or else to retreat as though we ourselves did not exist. Desire contains something of the absolute and if it fails (once its energy has been used up) the absolute is transferred to the obstacle. This produces the state of mind of the defeated, the oppressed. To grasp (in each thing) that there is a limit and that without supernatural help that limit cannot be passed—or only by very little and at the price of a terrible fall afterwards.

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