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Single Idea 7989

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason]

Full Idea

Seek salvation in the wisdom of reason.

Gist of Idea

Seek salvation in the wisdom of reason


Anon (Bhag) (The Bhagavad Gita [c.500 BCE], 2.49)

Book Reference

'The Bhagavad Gita', ed/tr. Mascaro,Juan [Penguin 1962], p.52

A Reaction

Quotations like this can usually be counterbalanced in eastern philosophy by wild irrationality, but they certainly felt to tug of reason. Only the Dhaoists seem really opposed to reason (e.g. Idea 7289).

Related Idea

Idea 7289 Do not try to do things, or to master knowledge; just be empty [Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)]