Abbreviated CHU in the text. Emerson read avidly in Indian, especially Hindu, philosophy, and in Confucianism.
Not even Homer or Shakespeare can compensate for the loss of "an original relation to the universe" CW7. The principal way in which beautiful ideas express themselves is through works of art. The thought and the form are equal in the order of time, but in the order of genesis the thought is prior to the form.
Reliance on tradition fixes values and understanding, preventing growth. Man is at the center, and the center will hold: "There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe.
The divine is accessible because God communicates directly to man. Other writers whom Emerson often mentions are Anaxagoras, St. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, — Richardson, Robert D.
One aspect of this flourishing is the human spirit's discovering in itself a yearning for beauty chapter 3. Jackson Bate. Therefore, concerning Spirit, "he that thinks most, will say least" CW