Sunday, January 22, 2023

Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World

 The [“el-jihadul-akbar” or the] “greater holy war” is man’s struggle against the enemies he carries within. More exactly, it is the struggle of man’s higher principle against everything that is merely human in him, against his inferior nature and against chaotic impulses and all sorts of material attachments. This is expressly outlined in a text of Aryan warrior wisdom: “Know Him therefore who isabove reason; and let his peace give thee peace. Be a warrior and kill desire, the powerful enemy of the soul.” [The Bhagavadgita 3.43]

The “enemy” who resists us and the “infidel” within ourselves must be subdued and put in chains. This enemy is the animalistic yearning and instinct, the disorganized multiplicity of impulses, the limitations imposed on us by a ficticious self, and thus also fear, weakness, and uncertainty; this subduing of the enemy is the only way to achieve inner liberation or the rebirth in a state of a deeper inner unity and “peace” in the esoteric and triumphal sense if the word.

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