The Idea of the Way in History and Modernity


There is a force that permeates us all; a unifying energy on top of which existence itself has been built. To give it a name is to ridicule its essence. It is beyond all language, and indeed, even all perception. It defies human reason and is completely incomprehensible to our monkey minds. It is the Way; the All; the Absolute; the Universal Nature; the Tao; the Great Spirit; Brahman; Dharma; Mana; even, some say, God. An experience of it — even a little glimpse of it — is the ultimate goal of many a religious man, and indeed, many a…



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J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve.