Tag Archives: The Holocaust

“….do we ever learn?” // J Krishnamurti

“….do we ever learn? Do we learn from experience? Do we learn from accumulation of knowledge? We say we learn from experience — do we? There have been nearly fifteen thousand wars during the last five thousand years — that is a great deal of experience for man. Have we learnt from these experiences that… Read More »

The meaning of Life // Viktor Frankl

“We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and mediation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right… Read More »

“Science….cannot make human life more reasonable….” // John Grey

“In science, progress is a fact, in ethics and politics it is a superstition. The accelerating advance of scientific knowledge fuels technical innovation, producing an incessant stream of new inventions; it lie behind the enormous increase in human numbers over the past few hundred years. Post-modern thinkers may question scientific progress, but it is undoubtedly… Read More »

“My life has become an uninterrupted dialogue with You, Oh God…” // Etty Hillesum

“My life has become an uninterrupted dialogue with You, oh God, one great dialogue. Sometimes when I stand in some corner of the camp, my feet planted on Your earth, my eyes raised towards heaven, tears sometimes run down my face, tears of deep emotion and gratitude.” — Etty Hillesum (quoted by Patrick Woodhouse in… Read More »