Here it is required to surrender everything; not only wife and
child as one is accustomed to say, but whatever there is, even
God, because even he, as far as this standpoint is concerned, is
a being. Thus he who wants to attain the initial stage of a truly
free philosophizing must give up even God. Here it is true: He
who wants to keep it shall lose it, but he who surrenders it, he
shall find it.