“Followers Not Admirers” ~ Søren Kierkegaard – Søren Kierkegaard by Bruce Gore – Soren Kierkegaard, The Present Age by Gregory B. Sadler – Myth: Kierkegaard Is . . . That Thing You Heard Kierkegaard Is! by TeacherOfPhilosophy – Silvia Walsh: On Becoming a Person of Character (Kierkegaard)
His soul is a self-contradiction between the external and the internal, the temporal and the eternal. It is a self-contradiction, because wanting to express the contradiction within itself is precisely what makes it what it is. Therefore, his soul is in contradiction and is self-contradiction.
The Prophet By Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) (Trans. Avrahm Yarmolinsky) The Prophet from Librivox I DRAGGED my flesh through desert gloom, Tormented by the spirit’s yearning, And saw a six-winged Seraph loom Upon the footpath’s barren turning. And as a dream in slumber lies So…
There is a tale that a man inspired by God once went out from the creaturely realms into the vast waste. There he wandered till he came to the gates of the mystery. He knocked. From within came the cry: ‘’What do you want here?” He said, ‘I have proclaimed your praise in the ears of mortals, but they were deaf to me. So I come to you that you yourself may hear me and reply.” “Turn back,” came the cry from within. “Here is no ear for you. I have sunk my hearing in the deafness of mortals.”
Soren wasn’t so afraid of sin as he was of the consequences for any individual, like his own father, who at 82 years old couldn’t forget what he had done 70 years earlier, and couldn’t believe he could be forgiven. As far as Regine goes he had good reasons to break off his engagement and explained them in his book Prefaces.