Thinking with the Flood: the Holy Omniscience of 5

In the search for truth, we “demand that [it] must entail clarity. Guided by this principle we endeavor to be precise, but in doing so we effect an intellectual enclosure. That which is enclosed is *clear*, yes, but it is separated by the enclosure from the great flood of truth (of which we have taken possession of only a drop). The drop is clear, but it is only a drop taken from the flood, i.e. from the great context of truth.”

So thus, the practical exercise and the spiritual lesson of Temperance is learning to ‘think with the flood’ “no longer think alone, but rather together with the anonymous ‘choir’ of thinkers above, below, yesterday, and tomorrow.”

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