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12066, RE: Thought in Action
Posted by guest, Sat Jul-07-01 07:38 PM
>The key to understanding Ancient Kemetic
>Philosophy, is in fact, the
>belief about the meaning of
>the person. Because the
>person was a manifestation or
>expression of “Nu,” the primordial
>substance, the ancients regarded the
>“form” of the human being
>as destined to live forever.
> Hence, institutions were developed
>to enable the person to
>eveolve in response to the
>challenges of nature. The
>human person, like other forms,
>has an “unchanging value” and
>evolves in response to the
>demands of that value.
>The ancients regarded the primordial
>substance, Nu, as infinite.
>The infinity operated in terms,
>of its law, which was
>its will. As a
>manifestation of Nu, the person
>represents a manifestation of “the

Thank you - this is a very interesting post. I was wondering though, what kind of institutions are you talking about? Social institutions? Political, religious? Could you give some examples of these institutions that enable the person to evolve? Thanks.

"It was inconceivable to me that one should surrender to what seemed wrong, and most of the people I had met seemed wrong. Ought one to surrender to authority even if one believed that that authority was wrong? If the answer was yes, then I knew that I would always be wrong, because I could never do it. Then how could one live in a world in which one's mind and perceptions meant nothing and authority and tradition meant everything? There were no answers."
- Richard Wright, "Black Boy"