… The attraction toward the divine need not mean repulsion from the world. There is room in human life for both the heavenly and the earthly. To deepen knowledge and increase beauty, to spread compassion and to uplift man—this is our work today.
- From The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, volume 13
- Category 20: What Is Philosophy?
- Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy
- Number: 425, Excerpt