Sometimes, the most profound thought is in the footnote…

May 4, 2011 at 6:42 am (Uncategorized)

Joseph Campbell wrote this footnote in his masterpiece THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES:

“…the way of Devotion (bhakti marga) must begin with things known and loved by the devotee, not remote, unimagineable conceptions. Since the Godhead is immanet in all, He will make Himself known through any object profoundly regarded. Furthermore, it is the Godhead within the devotee that makes it possible for him to discover Godhead in the world without.”

That is all.

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2 Comments

  1. Liz said,

    I love this. Basically pantheism, right?

    • athenasden said,

      Hmm, interesting point. I’ve haven’t thought about pantheism in about a decade. Can you say new research project? =)

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