Which authors work with the themes of, inner doubt and determination Posted on May 24, 2023 by Anonymous Which authors work with the themes of, inner doubt and determination
You mean R. Scott Bakker?
Cervantes Don Quixote
Kierkegaard - Works of Love
Camus - literally everything he wrote lol.
" This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer."
Thanks man, i will read. Also, that quote is beautiful.
read the Hagakure. classic samurai text... it's awesome... there's a free pdf on google
What is it about?
the Samurai way of life.. practical and spiritual guide for a warrior / knight.
"If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a samurai is, its basis lies first in seriously devoting one’s body and soul to his master. And if one is asked what to do beyond this, it would be to fit oneself inwardly with wisdom, humanity
and courage. The combining of these three virtues may seem unobtainable to the ordinary person, but it is easy.
Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes from this. Humanity is something done for the sake of others, simply comparing oneself with them and putting them in the fore.
Courage is gritting one’ s teeth; it is simply doing that and pushing ahead, paying no attention to the circumstances. Anything that seems above these three is not necessary to be known."
Ill read it thanks anon.
One of my problems with the japanese and asians in general is that they seem to be very submisive to hierarchy, i guess because of their confusian roots, thats a perspective on life i dont share
I agree with you, actually. That's the greatness of Jefferson, Adams, etc - every man a king, a free man.
>devoting one’s body and soul to his master.
who is my master?
Ideally, God, or master and commander of yourself to be most refined and courageous person possible
Why ideally god? Which philosopher's god?
I don't believe that men should have kings. Following from that, the only concept that would be higher in hierarchy than a free man is God.
Does it work if i create my own religion?
That would be following yourself. Would you be a good or bad master? Only the fruit of your actions would tell.
But inner morals are determined by one self, you will always be in the right
For example, if you have a "moral" or consider it to be a good to be physically strong, but you never lifting weights or exercise, clearly, you are a bad master of self.
Which philosopher talks more on this?
Exactly, i say each one should strive to be master, no having master. But i have distrust in my heart.
The way is through God or self-mastery in a journey to become an artist or soldier of the soul
>simply comparing oneself with them and putting them in the fore.
Comparing yourself to other people? Isn't this at odds with literally every Western and Eastern philosophy?
Herman Hesse's 'Siddhartha' is exactly what you are looking for.
Do all his books talk about these topics
I haven't read all his works, but his focus on search for meaning and purpose (A.K.A. "inner doubt and determination") is an consistent overarching theme in them.
"Steppenwolf" delves into the themes of identity, alienation, and the search for meaning, but it has a darker and more introspective tone compared to "Siddhartha." "Demian" explores themes of self-discovery and the struggle between the individual and society, while "The Glass Bead Game" is a complex and intellectual work set in a futuristic society.