For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

–Rainer Maria Rilke

Straight from the shoulder
I think like a soldier
I know what’s right and what’s wrong
He knows what’s right and what’s wrong.

I’m the original discriminating buffalo man
And I’ll do what’s wrong as long as I can
He’ll do what’s wrong as long as he can

I live in a labyrinth under the sea
Down in the dark as dark as can be
I like the dark as dark as can be
He likes the dark as dark as can be

I’ll even attack you or eat you whole
Down in the dark my bone mills roll
Porridge for my porridge bowl
Porridge for his porridge bowl

I’m strong as the earth from which I’m born
He’s strong as the earth from which he’s born
I can’t dream well because of my horns
He can’t dream well because of his horns

Moo

I’m strong as the earth from which I’m born
He’s strong as the earth from which he’s born
I can’t dream well because of my horns
He can’t dream well because of his horns

A minotaur gets very sore
His features they are such a bore
His habits are predicta-bull
Aggressively relia-bull, bull, bull

I’m strong as the earth from which I’m born
He’s strong as the earth from which he’s born
I can’t dream well because of my horns
He can’t dream well because of his horns

I’m the original discriminating buffalo man
And I’ll do what’s wrong as long as I can
He’ll do what’s wrong as long as he can

–The Minotaur’s song (The Incredible String Band)

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“Don’t be under any illusions; you will not find a single perfect
creature on earth. Whether they show it or hide it, everyone has at least one weakness, even several. Even initiates have at least one weakness: vanity, pride, greed or sensuality… But the reason that initiates are more advanced is that, firstly, they are
conscious of their weaknesses and, secondly, they try to
overcome them through all possible means.
Inasmuch as they have incarnated on earth, all beings, however elevated their spirit, receive a heredity that is more or less defective, and this is what they must work on. Initiates achieve this, thanks to their other qualities and virtues. And when they have succeeded, they become even greater, because they have been able to transform a raw, crude matter into a more refined matter, which they can then use for their work. Initiates demonstrate the extent to which the power of the spirit is able to master everything. Most humans, however, are plagued all their life by faults they cannot correct.”

–Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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