the tao of jaklumen

the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Bill Withers & The At-One-Ment with The Father

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THE FATHER (the Bill Withers song my father relates to)

THE SON (the Bill Withers song I relate to)

THE CONTEXT

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“A place of transition has been reached, and free choice can enter in. A
twofold possibility is presented to the great man: he can soar to the heights
and play an important part in the world, or he can withdraw into solitude
and develop himself. He can go the way of the hero or that of the holy sage
who seeks seclusion.” — I Ching (Book of Changes), Wilheim and Baynes translation

“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be cone in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” — John 17:21-23, King James Version

“For the son who has grown really to know the father, the agonies of the ordeal are readily borne; the world is no longer a vale of tears but a bliss-yielding, perpetual manifestation of the Presence.” — Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces

THE CONCLUSION

I have walked the path of the sage a long time, but the time is coming that I must walk the path of the hero, and become One of his Thousand Faces.

The path of the sage must become the path of the hero.

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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

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