' Balanced understanding '...

One of the first fruits of philosophy is perhaps the balanced understanding which it yields.

In no other way can men arrive at so truthful, so fair, and so just a view of life, or indeed of anything upon which they place their thinking mind.

And this splendid result could not come about if the philosophic quest did not bring the whole man of thought and feeling, of intuition and will, into activity in a harmonious and well-integrated way.

Thus wholeness is holiness in the truest sense.

-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? >
Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 160
Paul Brunton

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