Thursday, 2 August 2012

You Should Not Forget Yourself, Even in Your Work

Work here is meant in the Kantian, or Christian, or Buddhist sense of work.

Dedication to a goal/target is dedication to something you dont have an thus must gain/achieve.  Once you have gained this thing that was external to you, you no longer have need for effort/willfullness, thus, you, no longer need to exist.  This coincides with the above view (you should not forget yourself in your work) because dedication to work detached you from yourself, because you are unfree - you have self derived principles to abide by, self determined laws to adhere to, and goals to achieve - thus you have forgotten yourself in your laws, principles and goals.  The longer the work goes on for, the more you forget your true self, your true freedom.

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