Three Solutions (from The Happiness Diary, by Nicolae Steinhardt), transl. Gabriela Ailenei
In order to escape a concentrationary universe – and it doesn’t have to be a work camp, prison or other form of incarceration; the theory applies to any manifestation of totalitarianism – there is the (mystical) solution of faith. But this will not be talked about in what follows, as faith is the consequence of a grace selective in its essence.
The three solutions are strictly secular; they have a practical character and are accessible to anybody.
The First Solution: Solzhenitsyn’s Read the rest of this entry »