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A philosopher may not ignore the negative side of his or another's life: he has to deal with it because circumstances force him, like everyone else, to do so. But his way will be different, because he will use all his faculties and capacities: intellectual, practical, and intuitive. He will keep calm and not let passion or negative emotion carry him away. But all that done, he hands over the results to the higher power (which includes destiny). His mind must stay in That which transcends negativity, sin, evil, even if he must grapple with them.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 4: In Thoughts, Feelings, Violent Passions > # 96






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