The Philosophical Apprentice

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” Albert Einstein

Quote of the Day – Deep Breakfast

“Evelyn slapped Raymond on the back with a laugh. ‘You must be starved, old friend. Come into my apartments, and we’ll suffer through a deep breakfast of pure sunlight.'”

I’ve loved this quote for its beauty ever since I came across it in the Spring of 1989. It’s taken from the cover of New Age artist Ray Lynch’s album Deep Breakfast. I’ve always wondered where it came from so I decided to look it up recently.

I was surprised to find it was taken from a novel by a controversial spiritual guru named Adi Da. See also here.

I had heard a little bit about Adi Da in the past due to his influence on Ken Wilber who used to be a big hero of mine. However, Wilber was always trying to downplay Adi Da’s influence and from what little I’ve read I can see why.

As it is I’ve lost my appetite over the years for eastern religions much less eastern gurus. I still like the quote though and while New Age is not one of my favorite genres of music, the Deep Breakfast album remains one of my favorites.  And so enjoy a little Celestial Soda Pop while you’re here.

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