Quote of the Day: Joseph Campbell

“The Indian name for that Being of all beings is brahman, which is a neuter noun, neither male nor female… that which is beyond being and non-being. It both is and is not. It neither is nor is not. It is beyond all categories of thought and the mind… And in that yin/yang figure from China, in the dark fish, or whatever you want to call it, there is the light spot. and in the light one, there’s a dark spot. That’s how they can relate. You couldn’t relate at all to something in which you did not somehow participate. That’s why the idea of God as the Absolute Other is a ridiculous idea. There could be no relationship to the Absolute Other.”

Remember, all religions are metaphorical, don’t take them literally.


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