I’m seeking a cure for Weltschmerz and acedia. This blog contains various thoughts and reflections on this journey. Mostly I just post quotes from thought-provoking things I've read.
Qohelet (קהלת / Ἐκκλησιαστής (Ecclesiastes)) is one of the writings in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), and the name refers to the pseudonym used by the author of the work (meaning “gatherer”, but commonly translated “teacher”).
Here are some brief quotes that capture some of the essence of the work:
“I saw all the deeds that were done under the sun, and behold, everything is vanity and frustration…. For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge, increases pain…. ‘Vanity of vanities,’ said Qohelet; ‘all is vanity….’ And more than they, my son, beware; making many books has no end, and studying much is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter, everything having been heard, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the entire man. For every deed God will bring to judgment—for every hidden thing, whether good or bad.”
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