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The Highest that a Man can Attain

"The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do."

Everything That People Do is Connected With ‘Sex’

"Sex plays a tremendous role in maintaining the mechanicalness of life. Everything that people do is connected with 'sex': politics, religion, art, the theater,...

Machines have to be Blind and Unconscious

"People are machines. Machines have to be blind and unconscious, they cannot be otherwise, and all their actions have to correspond to their nature....

Man is Asleep

"Man is asleep. Man does not have real consciousness or will at all. Man is not free. For man, everything just happens. However, man...

The Nature of Man

"Such is the nature of man, that for your first gift - he prostrates himself; for your second - kisses your hand; for the third - fawns for...

Eternal Suffering

"The Work consists in subjecting oneself voluntarily to temporary suffering in order to be free from eternal suffering. But people are afraid of suffering....

Decent Man

"A decent man will behave decently even if he thinks that he has been treated unjustly or wrongly. But many people in such circumstances...

Man in a state of Sleep

"There are a thousand things which prevent a man from awakening, which keep him in the power of his dreams. In order to act...

What puts a Man to Sleep?

"Sins exist only for people who are on the Way or approaching the Way. And then sin is what stops a man, helps him...

A Man is much too Lazy

"A man is much too lazy: he will do a great deal without the proper intensity, or he will do nothing at all while...
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