Joseph Campbell and Vivekananda were big picture guys. In their view, we are not merely individuals who are born and die, who work and socialize. No. We’re the planet and everyone on it.
Weil was dazzling, brilliant and on a bad day a bit of a scold. “You have forgotten to ask each other the only question that really matters: ‘What are you going through?’” Suffering has three stages, expands JC: separation from what we thought we knew; initiation into a deeper way of being; return to where we started from.
If we don’t know this, and know it profoundly, we are spiritually hogtied.