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The Wisdom Of Hindu Thought: A Paradigm For Our Time

The Wisdom of Hindu Thought: A Paradigm for Our Time When I was a college student, I used to chant Mantra, practice yoga and Meditation and used to attend religious ceremonies. I was ridiculed by my fellow students for not being a rationalist, and not able to admire the marvels...

The Wisdom In Islam: In Muhammad’s Words

The Wisdom In Islam: In Muhammad’s Words “Wisdom in Islam” encompasses in its radiant words the true goals that all of us must strive for. Its bounty of mercy, forgiveness and guidance is stunning in its clarity. Imagine using this wonderful guidance on a regular basis? It is important to...

Knowledge and Wisdom: Islamic Viewpoint

Knowledge and Wisdom: Islamic Viewpoint  We begin our first lesson with Knowledge and Wisdom, which is the first and original pillar of human distinctions and specialties. In the very first revelation to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) we read, Read in the name of your Lord Who created. He created man...

House of Wisdom

House of Wisdom, Bayt al-Ḥikmah The House of Wisdom (بيت الحكمة‎; Bayt al-Ḥikmah) refers either to a major Abbasid public academy and intellectual center in Baghdad or to a large private library belonging to the Abbasid Caliphs during the Islamic Golden Age. The House of Wisdom is the subject of an active dispute over...

Wisdom And St. Louis

Wisdom and St. Louis In order to fully comprehend the spiritual doctrine of St. Louis de Montfort, it is necessary to see it in its totality, since it forms an organic whole, and each part will shed light on the other. We will treat here of a key doctrine in...

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The Quran And Wisdom

The Quran And Wisdom Wisdom is “a higher dimension of consciousness”, which many people who have not attained faith have not experienced. With such consciousness the individual’s mind is very clear. However, what provides this clearness is neither the brain’s capacity, nor sharpness of intelligence, nor skill. The cause of...

What is Wisdom (Hikmah)?

What is Wisdom (Hikmah)? Wisdom has been defined in various definitions and meanings. Some of them are as follows: Performing something in the ideal and optimum way. Science explaining the real nature of things. Divine mysteries and intentions inherent in things. Knowledge together with action. Beneficial knowledge and good deed....

Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Obama Quotes Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who represented the 13th District for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, served as United States Senator from Illinois between January 4, 2005 and November 16, 2008 and served as the...

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin Quotes Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the U.S. Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity....

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde Quotes Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The...

Chinese Rites Controversy

Chinese Rites Controversy The Chinese Rites controversy was a dispute among Roman Catholic missionaries over the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. The debate centered over whether Chinese ritual practices of honoring family ancestors and other formal Confucian and Chinese imperial rites qualified as religious rites and were thus incompatible with Catholic belief.[1][2] The...

Legalism in Chinese Philosophy

Legalism in Chinese Philosophy Legalism or Fajia 法家; Fǎjiā)[2] is one of Sima Tan’s six classical schools of thought in Chinese philosophy.[3] Literally meaning “house of administrative methods” or “standards” (fa),[4] the “school” represents several branches of realist statesmen,[5] or “men of methods” (法術之士; fǎshù zhī shì),[6] who played foundational roles in the construction of the bureaucratic Chinese empire.[7] In the Western...

Women in Ancient and Imperial China

Women in Ancient and Imperial China The study of women’s history in the context of imperial China has been pursued since at least the late 1990s.[1] The societal status of both women and men in ancient China was closely related to the Chinese kinship system.[2] Women in ancient and imperial China were restricted from participating in various...

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The Transformation Of Consciousness Into Wisdom

The Transformation Of Consciousness Into Wisdom In The Chinese Consciousness-Only School of Buddhism According To The Cheng Wei-Shi Lun INTRODUCTION In the Chinese Consciousness-Only School of Buddhism, Buddhahood, characterized by the perfectly enlightened mind of True Suchness (bhutatathata) is understood as the final realization of a systematic and gradual path....

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Contemplation

What Is Contemplation? Whilst in the life of the intellect ‘contemplation‘ refers to thinking profoundly about something, in the religious life contemplation is a kind of inner vision or seeing, transcendent of the intellect, facilitated by means of practices such as prayer or meditation. Definition The word contemplation basically means ‘to think about an action...

Yin And Yang

Yin And Yang In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (陰陽 yīnyáng, lit. “dark-bright”, “negative-positive”) is a concept of dualism in ancient Chinese philosophy, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to...

Buddhist Folktales and Parables

Buddhist Folktales and Parables The Father A young single father had a son that he loved more than anything in the world. One day while the father was away, some plunderers burned down most of his village and kidnapped the little boy. When the father came back, he mistook one...

Prajna or Panna in Buddhism

Prajna or Panna in Buddhism In Sanskrit and Pali, This Is the Word for Wisdom Prajna is Sanskrit for “wisdom.” Panna is the Pali equivalent, more often used in Theravada Buddhism. But what is “wisdom” in Buddhism? The English word wisdom is linked to knowledge. If you look the word up in dictionaries, you find definitions such...

The Wisdom of The Other Bank

The Wisdom of The Other Bank Fine mysticism of Buddhism—The man who was born blind—The Tevigga Sutta—The Sinner—The Penitent Thief—”God revealed in the form of mercy—Death of Buddha. If the Roman Catholics were told that St. Francois de Salis, or St. Jerome, “altogether ignored in nature any spiritual aspirations,” * they would feel a...

Fundamentals of Buddhism: Wisdom

Fundamentals of Buddhism: Wisdom Today we are going to complete our survey of the Noble Eightfold Path. In the last two weeks, we have looked at good conduct and mental development. Today, we have the third group to look at, and that is the wisdom group. Here we have an...

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