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    al-Taleb
    al-Taleb
    This is what happens when you try to apply modern secular atheist thought onto a poet from the 12th century. Plus the translation doesn't do it justice.

    al-Taleb
    al-Taleb
    Also the title of the poem "Only Breath" is about the Holy Spirit. Called Nafesh/Ruach in the Torah, called Ruh in the Qur'an. Spirit is always identified with breath.

    It doesn't take an Einstein to work it out, only someone with a basic knowledge of theology.
    Red Sky at Morning
    Red Sky at Morning
    I clearly picked up on resonances meaningful to me that did not present themselves to you. Maybe it was the English translation (which I am sure loses much of the meaning) - I just read it on face value and gave my honest impression. That’s what’s so good about free speech ;-)

    'In 1979, an INTA surveyor, for example, complained of a “group of rebellious peasants who refused to be surveyed because they say that inta does not have the right to give the land, because siendo de Dios, a ellos les pertenece”—being of God, it belongs to them'
    (The Last Colonial Massacre, Latin America in the Cold War by Greg Grandin)
    "Before meeting woman, man mistakes himself for whole and sufficient. Afterward, he finds he needs her and becomes aware that he is incomplete; or is it the encounter with woman that makes him extroverted, propelling him from his proper center and harming him?"
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    shankara
    shankara
    I'm not into all of the things he says, he was rather fixated on a kind of martial warrior bellicose thing which I don't like. Still thought that quote was rather insightful.
    shankara
    shankara
    And yeah, he was definitely a reactionary and lacked humanity and compassion.
    Lisa
    Lisa
    Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
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