if you ever need something to read and aren’t quite sure what it should be, pick up something written by Joseph Campbell or Carl Sagan. You’ll be glad that you did!
Originally posted on The Responsive Universe:
All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”
– Joseph Campbell
This is a very powerful sentence…. It sometimes takes great minds like Joseph Campbell to effectively wrap up the Cosmos – everything that exists – in one eloquent sentence. Carl Sagan was able to effectively do this as well. Sadly both of these great teachers have passed but their words live on eternally. That is the distinct power of words isn’t it? The inspiration of this particular sentence comes from the great realization of the Upanishads of India in the ninth century B.C. I find it interesting that even thousands of years ago, people were reaching for the heavens and also inward to find the meaning of existence – the how and why…. But what I find truly interesting is that even thousands of years ago, wise people were connecting to this sublime dynamism that…
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