Passion. Man. The duty of theosis.

Man is letting himself get carried away by passion. “This is who we are” some people claim. We are animals. And an animal is satisfied with just being.

But is this who we are? Are we just who we are or are we the potential we have to reach apotheosis? Is it not the duty of every being to become better day by day?

Human in Greek is «άνθρωπος», derived from «άνω» + «θρώσκω» = looking above. Humans are who they are because they have the potential and the will to become something better. We are beings with the potential of re-uniting with the One. Not just crude matter.

Only when we accept our true nature, only when we listen carefully to that inner voice which calls for continuous spiritual anorthosis, will we become humans with the true Greek sense of the word.

Watch the stars.

Touch the moist soil.

That bird flies.

You are not.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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