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Socrates and the Enlightenment Path

Author : William Bodri
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The basis of Western thought and, indeed, our educational system can be attributed to the Greek philosophers: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle. One of Socrates--most enduring concepts, the importance of self-knowing and self-perfection (know thyself), has been echoed throughout Western literature and has many reverberations within Eastern thought. William Bodri shows that Socrates had attained a spiritual stage called samadhi, satisfying the requirements specified in Buddhist systems of one who had attained enlightenment. Bodri points to the comparisons and contrasts between East and West, illuminating both Buddhist and Socratic thought. Using Socrates as an example, Bodri calls for the broadening of our Western ideas of learning to encompass spiritual knowing.

The Death of Socrates

Author : Emily R. Wilson
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Examines how the trial and death of Socrates has impacted the Western world throughout history.


Author : Ralphe Wiggins
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Throughout the ages, humans have long pursued a path toward enlightenment and many great thinkers, from Socrates to such current authors as David Hawkins and Jed McKenna, have offered wisdom on practices toward higher levels of both consciousness and enlightenment. In Enlightenment: A Shorter Path, scholar Ralphe Wiggins, Ph.D., builds upon his previous two books with an easy-to-use guide that offers eye-opening, actionable new insights and practices to advance any individual's spiritual growth. Anyone interested in obtaining a higher plane of existence will benefit greatly, and quickly, from this revolutionary new book. Unique among the vast array of spiritual books available today, Wiggins's latest book, Enlightenment: A Shorter Path, reveals a revolutionary technical approach to achieving higher states of enlightenment, which is based on the practice of his daily calibrations that can be integrated into everyday experiences. With numerous graphs and clear explications on the relationships among different properties of the self, the author's new technique can provide rapid results within spiritual, psychic, and health realms. The key realization presented in this edition is the integration of toxicity immunity as a subject for daily calibration. Wiggins explains how we are surrounded by toxicity-in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and primarily, the people we interact with on a daily basis. With an abundance of invaluable information presented with economy, accessibility, and clear mastery of this complex, all-important topic, Enlightenment: A Shorter Path will shed inspiring light on how to embark on a direct, sure journey toward higher enlightenment to ensure that you have the best chance possible at realizing your life purpose. This slender, surprising book is a revelatory roadmap to what we all most want: happiness.

The Enlightenment

Author : Nicholas Orthodox Socrates
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'The Enlightenment' is a collection of readings which contains the highest spiritual essence of sacred knowledge, embodying wisdom, strength and the divine power of transformation.By reading The Enlightenment you will benefit from:A spiritual revelation or deep insight into the meaning and purpose of all things. A communication with or understanding the mind of God.The realization of the non-duality of the observer and the observed.An entirely new consciousness whereby everything is perceived as a unity.A passage beyond the material world into a thought-transcending realm.A deep interior peace and a state of complete emptiness. The discovery of one's own inherent goodness.These are all experiences along the path to full Enlightenment."Enlightenment is not the achievement of something, but the absence of something".It is a state where the ego and the small self have been transcended. - The EnlightenmentAnyone is capable of attaining Enlightenment.It has been claimed that Enlightenment cannot be described in language, expression or communication of any form. Paradoxically, the understanding of these truths, described in this book, is itself part of the Enlightenment experience.“Reading The Enlightenment will inspire you to embrace the values of peace, love, respect, morality and harmony. Nicholas Socrates' The Enlightenment is an inspiring and timely reading and serves as a gentle reminder for us to collectively act on bringing forth that Enlightened Society. Doing so will make this world a better place to live." - Maria Josefa“The Enlightenment is the paramount anthology of spiritual and blessed knowledge.” - Rahman“The truest test of your life is what we do for one another; The difference you can make in the lives of others.” - The Enlightenment“Asking you to turn inward, claim your mastery and plant the seeds of peace.” - The EnlightenmentSocrates is a well wisher of humanity and wants people to use his experience and attained wisdom for the betterment of universe and humanity. His message is a reminder to establish Peace, Love, Happiness, Truth, and Unification in the world. - Muhammad Akhtar Pervez “Nicholas gives us hope when he says, 'Understand this absolute truth; that there will be peace and prosperity in the world.” - The

Awakening through Literature and Film

Author : Jae-seong Lee
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In order to deeply understand a work of literature or film, one requires the emotional and spiritual experience of the sublime aesthetic power, through which one may glimpse the ultimate reality, as well as the thematic approach. This book, mainly from the perspective of literary criticism of postmodern ethics and kongan (koan)/hwadu Ch’an, Seon, and Zen Buddhism, guides the reader to not simply follow the conventional thematic approach, but to catch nondual, spiritual feelings while appreciating a given work. Through a meditative state, the reading or watching of such work would ultimately be a way of questing for spiritual enlightenment.

The Spiritual Guide

Author : Richard White
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Many people ask, "How can I live a more spiritual life, a life that can ultimately lead to enlightenment?" And by way of an answer this book describes four of the most important steps that we can take along the spiritual path--staying open to suffering, living a generous life, cultivating mindfulness and wonder, and accepting death but affirming joy. The Spiritual Guide offers a clear discussion of basic spiritual themes. It does not assume the truth of any given standpoint, and it has something to say to all people, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack of it. Most of us are profoundly concerned with meaning-of-life issues, but academic philosophy is remote while "new age" spirituality can be impossibly vague. This book uses parables, philosophical ideas, and stories from a variety of religious and philosophical traditions to illuminate what it means to live in a spiritual way. The Spiritual Guide is both practical and theoretical, and it speaks directly to readers as students of life.

Socrates Cafe A Fresh Taste of Philosophy

Author : Christopher Phillips
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"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." —O Magazine Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted back and forth across America, to cafés and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" (Utne Reader). Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, Philosophy for Dummies-type guide" (USA Today); he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and others among Life's Big Questions. "How to Start Your Own Socrates Café" guide included.

Homer and the Tradition of Political Philosophy

Author : Peter J. Ahrensdorf
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Shows that Homer was a philosophic thinker who played a crucial role in the thought of Plato, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche.

How Philosophy Became Socratic

Author : Laurence Lampert
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Plato’s dialogues show Socrates at different ages, beginning when he was about nineteen and already deeply immersed in philosophy and ending with his execution five decades later. By presenting his model philosopher across a fifty-year span of his life, Plato leads his readers to wonder: does that time period correspond to the development of Socrates’ thought? In this magisterial investigation of the evolution of Socrates’ philosophy, Laurence Lampert answers in the affirmative. The chronological route that Plato maps for us, Lampert argues, reveals the enduring record of philosophy as it gradually took the form that came to dominate the life of the mind in the West. The reader accompanies Socrates as he breaks with the century-old tradition of philosophy, turns to his own path, gradually enters into a deeper understanding of nature and human nature, and discovers the successful way to transmit his wisdom to the wider world. Focusing on the final and most prominent step in that process and offering detailed textual analysis of Plato’s Protagoras, Charmides, and Republic, How Philosophy Became Socratic charts Socrates’ gradual discovery of a proper politics to shelter and advance philosophy.

What is Islamic Art

Author : Wendy M. K. Shaw
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An alternate approach to Islamic art emphasizing literary over historical contexts and reception over production in visual arts and music.