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Derrida, Tillich, Ramana: The Revolution Continues (as the Call of the Unconditional)

October 1, 2019

Excerpt: So, tonight’s subject will concern Derrida, Tillich, and Sri Ramana as our two postmodern foils for Ramana’s teaching—and perhaps we can say predecessors and “prefiguration-ists”: The Revolution Continues as the Call of the Unconditional...

 

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So, tonight’s subject will concern Derrida, Tillich, and Sri Ramana as our two postmodern foils for Ramana’s teaching—and perhaps we can say predecessors and “prefiguration-ists”: The Revolution Continues as the Call of the Unconditional.

 

There are two types of revolution: one is an upward spiral, and the other is a downward spiral. In Kali Yuga however, especially since the approach of modernity—the fall, the collapse of the Medieval period, every revolution has been a downward spiral. It has been a greater loss, degradation, deconstruction, dissolution of the old tradition that had held the world together for thousands of years earlier. And yet, at this last gasp of Kali Yuga, in these final m