Without distance there is no dialogue between the two.
Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me.
God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.
God is the "mysterium tremendum," that appears and overthrows, but he is also the mystery of the self-evident, nearer to me than my I.
Leisure is the exultation of the possible.
The perfection of any matter, the highest or the lowest, touches on the divine.
The prophet is appointed to oppose the kind, and even more: history.
I don't like religion much, and I am glad that in the Bible the word is not to be found.
Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power.
Source: Paths in Eutopia, 1950
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