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Those things by which the world is bound,
By those very things may its bondage be released,
But the world is deluded and knows not this truth,
And without this truth will not attain perfection.
–Hevaraja Tantra, i, ix, 19 (D. Snellgrove transl.)(8th cen. CE)
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”