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Monthly Archives: January 2013
You can’t get what you want. If you understand the principle that you can’t get something because you want it and that you only get what comes from conditions, cause and effect, then desire gets weaker and weaker. Craving will … Continue reading
Though not religious, Chekhov often depicted religion at its best, which, for him, meant it could revivify a person’s sense of the world. – from “Chekhov’s Enlightenment” (The New Criterion)
I still do not have a firm political, religious, and philosophical outlook: I change it monthly, and therefore I’m compelled to limit myself to the description of how heroes love, marry, produce children, die, and how they speak. – Chekhov