1. One day his followers asked him, “Baba, you keep referring to brotherhood and brothers. Who is our brother?”
2. Shivastsus responded, “Philia is brotherly love. Your brother is in your Philoish, your philosophical family, he has the same values and the same praxis that you do. He is a lover of wisdom, like you and a truth seeker like you, and you are both equal under reason.
3. The disciples responded, “Can you tell us more about our family?”
4. “Your family are those human animals that have attained to wisdom or who submit to wisdom for the sake of becoming wise. Even if a creature was an alien or an animal if they appreciate your or do not harm you they are your philoish, even an animal can be part of your philoish if it recognizes the authority of reason, yield to it and participate…
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