Charles Le Gai Eaton Famous Quotes & Sayings

11 Charles Le Gai Eaton Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Although signs may be found in everything that comes to us, as though a river at our doorstep carried these messages on its surface, the Quran (like other sacred books) speaks in terms of empirical experience, since it is intended to endure through the ages and cannot bind itself to the 'scientific' theories of any particular time. Its images are the phenomena of nature as they appear to us in our experience - the rising and setting of the sun, the domed sky above and the mountains, which are like weights set upon the earth. Scientific observations change according to the preconceptions of the observer and the instruments at his disposal, and the speculations which blinkered human minds construct on the basis of these observations change no less swiftly. But man's experience of the visual universe does not change. The sun 'rises' for me today as it 'rose' for the man of ten thousand years ago. Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Although signs may be found in everything that comes to us, as though a river
The modern Westerner, persuaded that he has a right to "think for himself" and imagining that he exercises this right, is unwilling to acknowledge that his every thought has been shaped by cultural and historical influences and that his opinions fit, like pieces of jigsaw puzzle, into a pattern which has nothing random about it. Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: The modern Westerner, persuaded that he has a right to "think for himself" and imagining
Each man's destiny is hung like a medallion around his neck. Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Each man's destiny is hung like a medallion around his neck.
Those who know in their hearts that they are not really necessary
and are entirely replaceable
must inevitably be tempted to misrepresent the nature of their work and build up a false notion of its importance. A further alienation from truth takes place, a further loss of contact with reality. And one thing we can be sure of is that self-deception, whether on the level of the wind and the rain or on that of spiritual reality, must always come up against the real sooner or later, and that its destruction is very painful.
Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Those who know in their hearts that they are not really necessary and are entirely
People are not always what they say there are - or even what they think they are. There is but One who sees us objectively, and heave reason to be thankful that He is called the Merciful, the Compassionate, the Forgiving Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: People are not always what they say there are - or even what they think
Man is either Viceroy or else he is an animal that claims special rights by virtue of its cunning and the devouring efficiency of teeth sharpened by technological instruments ... But if he is Viceroy, then all decay and trouble in the created world that surrounds him is in some measure to be laid to his account Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Man is either Viceroy or else he is an animal that claims special rights by
Sadly but, perhaps, not altogether unexpectedly this society has had very limited success in achieving what is supposed to be the justification for its existence
the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest possible number of people. In so far as its citizens are saved from the major anxieties and responsibilities which normally surround the business of being a man, they transfer what appears to be an unvarying human capacity for worry to the most trivial things, making mountains out of molehills on a vast scale; and they have 'nervous breakdowns' over problems which men and women living under sterner conditions would hardly find time to notice.
Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Sadly but, perhaps, not altogether unexpectedly this society has had very limited success in achieving
Meanwhile, the question is not whether we should 'lose ourselves' - since all do so in one way or another - but where we lose ourselves: in light or in darkness, in good dreams or in nightmares, in truth or in falsehood. Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Meanwhile, the question is not whether we should 'lose ourselves' - since all do so
Certain mystical philosophers have personified Destiny, and from this point of view each man's personal destiny is his archetype or "other self"
his "angel"
with whom he must be reunited if he is to rise above his fragmentary identity as a worldling and become whole, as he is (and always has been) in the mind of God.
Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Certain mystical philosophers have personified Destiny, and from this point of view each man's personal
The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man who says 'I believe in God' should at once become perfect; if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite. He thinks that adherence to a religion is the end of the road, whereas it is in fact only the beginning of a very long and sometimes very rough road. He looks for consistency in religious people, however aware he may be of inconsistencies in himself Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man
Men who scorn the idea of submission to the divine Will and are outraged by the notion of a God who requires submission are among the first to demand total submission to the process in which we are involved and seem to attach a kind of moral imperative to willing participation in it. Any other attitude, so they say, is reactionary or escapist or anti-social. Perhaps, after all, they have found a divinity to worship; and, if they have, the only charitable comment must be: God help them! Charles Le Gai Eaton Sayings: Men who scorn the idea of submission to the divine Will and are outraged by