To Will One Thing

The theme and objective of certain parts of Sören Kierkegaard's Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing reminds me of the same in certain sufi texts including some very early ones such as Al-Gazzali's The Alchemy of Happniess. Both bring attention to material we often ignore. Kierkegaard positions his work primarily to respond to the distractions of modern life and to awaken commitment. For the same purpose, Al-Gazzali takes sure steps to unfold the compendium of sacred knowledge already available in the midst of his world. The former still insists in adopting a philosophical language. The latter puts pure philosophical methods behind him to reach a community.

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