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It has been said that man is too small mentally, too limited a creature, and too finite to be able to understand the supreme Absolute Being in all its greatness and grandeur. Therefore, however high his mystic experiences, he should be content with a kind of agnostic mysticism, a "thus far and no farther" in the realm of knowledge of this supreme entity. But there is some confusion on this subject. It has been the victim of speculation and miscomprehension. To get some clarity into it it is essential to free oneself from all religious and sectarian prepossessions--whether they be Indian or Western religions--and this is a service which philosophy alone can best render. Only after this is done can this subject be dealt with as it ought to be.


-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 5: The Philosopher > # 213






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