COMMIT YOURSELF TO THE EARTH WHILE ON THE EARTH, MY HEART, IF YOU WISH TO ATTAIN THE UNATTAINABLE MAN.
PLACE AT HIS FEET YOUR FLOWERS OF FEELINGS AND THE PRAYERS OF TEARS FLOODING YOUR EYES.
THE MAN YOU SEEK IS EARTHED IN THE EARTH, DECEASED WHILE BEING.
DYING WITH DEATH, YOU MUST LIVE TO SEEK....
THE RELIGION OF THE BAULS IS THE RELIGION OF THE EARTH. It's radical, because it pertains to the very roots of being. When I say it is the religion of the earth, I mean many things: it is the religion of the body, it is the religion of nature, it is the religion of reality. The Bauls don't believe in fantasy and they don't believe in some heavenly paradise; they don't believe in far-away goals, they are not utopians. They are very realistic people, down-to-earth. This is something very special in the world of religions, because ordinarily religions are nothing but wish-fulfillments, dreams of a suffering humanity. Because humanity is suffering it substitutes for reality by dreaming. A poor man can console himself that at least in the kingdom of God he will be the first. He can console himself with sayings like: Blessed are the meek because they shall inherit the earth; the poor in spirit are the people of God; those who are last will be the first in the kingdom of God. The poor man needs all these consolations.
Man is afraid of death. He needs ...
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