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Here's Mannion talking about Schopenhauer in Schopenhauer, Religion and Morality: The Humble Path To Ethics:
The way we know our ultimate nature is by a series of acts, not as it is, whole in itself. In other words, the individual innermost self is identical in-itself to what underlies the whole of reality itself but we do not know it as it is in-itself.
Here's a quote from Schopenhauer:
Gradually, especially during the time of Scholasticism and later, God has been dressed in all kinds of qualities; but enlightenment has forced him to take them all off, were there not the scruple that the results of this might then be that there were only garments with nothing in them. Now there are two garments that cannot be taken off, in other words two inseperable qualities of God, namely personality and causality. These must also be found in the concept of God and are the most necessary characteristics. As soon as we remove these, we may well be able to speak of God, but we can no longer have any conception of him.
But I say that in this temporal and sensuous world of our understanding there are indeed personality and causality, in fact they are even necessary. However, the better consciousness in me lifts me into a world where there is no longer personality and causality or subject and object. My hope and belief is that this better (supersensuous and extratemporal) consciousness will become my only one, and for that reason I hope that it is no God. But if anyone wants to use the expression God symbolically for that better consciousness itself or for much that we are unable to separate and to name, so let it be, yet not amongs philosophers I should have thought.
My thoughts: how did you draw it without thinking about it?