At 03:07 PM 9/26/2006, you wrote:
>CR I cannot agree, nor does More, with the view that Christian aspiration
>is the same as that found in the Vedas and Upanishads.
Wasn't it More who claimed that Eliot the poet was somewhat incompatible
with Eliot the critic, as Vishvesh recently alluded to (and in response to
which I was thinking of More, not Vishvesh)?
> It can even be argued...that Eliot's conversion itself was based on his
recognition of himself as a Devotee rather than as a Sage and >that he
accepted an exoteric world of myth, allegory, devotion, and religious
observance instead of that (inner) recognition." Reilly, in >The
Cocktail Party, describes what amounts to these two paths to Celia."
First, the Sage/Devotee dualism is attached to what view, and in whose
view? Second, I can't quite figure out whether something is being quoted
above and where it ends or starts.
My impression is that you have chosen one view to use as a standard against
which to find the other wanting. That's ok if you know that that is what
you are doing , but simply assuming a standard seems a bit arbitrary.