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But imagine a radiant point of light, definite, precise and clearly differentiated. A point is nondimensional, ... The implication is that identity does not exist at the beginning, but does exist at the end of ego development.

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825093

Category: Psychology

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In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism. He presents a detailed map of the steps involved in working through barriers that prevent us from recognizing the most essential nature of our true identity.
2000-09-05 By A. H. Almaas

The philosopher shares his starting point and his emotional situation with the common man. ... us that the philosopher that radically questions this paradoxical relation also points out and shows the condition of existence, that is, ...

Author: Leonardo V. Distaso

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402024900

Category: Philosophy

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This essay reconstructs Schelling's philosophical development during the years 1794-1800. It emphasizes the role of Kant's heritage within Schelling's early philosophy, and the strong relationship between Schelling and Hölderlin during their Tübingen years. The central question it explores is how the Absolute relates to Finiteness - a relation that constitutes the basis of transcendental idealism as well as the essence of a transcendental philosophy, here radically understood as a philosophy of finitude and as a critical aesthetics. The essay shows the young Schelling as he presents a rich and novel field of inquiry, which provides a credible and engaging alternative to Hegelian thinking and anticipates themes from twentieth-century philosophy (Phenomenology, Existentialism, Critical Thinking). The volume thus provides both a historical and a contemporary look at Schelling's early philosophy, and at its original and speculative approach.
2004-09-27 By Leonardo V. Distaso

But the universe does exist , and its position among substances is unique and important , for it includes all content , and it includes all substances other than itself . It has thus , objectively , and not merely from the point of view ...

Author: Ellis McTaggart

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521357683

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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1988-07-29 By Ellis McTaggart

Specifically, materialistic accounts do not allow for the existence of anything higher than appearance. We have already seen the problems that surface when trying to account for identity, being, and meaningful purpose when matter is the ...

Author: Josh Davis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512764116

Category: Religion

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Is Christ worth pursuing? Is faith worth saving, worth fighting for? The Point of Faith is for the Christ seeker on all stages of the journey, seeking to strengthen their understanding against the onslaught of anti-Christian thought. The Barna group stated 73% of Americans identify as Christian and that faith is personally important to them. Yet only a small portion have a biblical worldview or paradigm. This book is an invitation to free the mind from assumption, step back and examine the viewpoint of Christ and the Bible. If we think of life as a journey, then we see that for the Christian, Atheist, and Agnostic alike, each use a kind of road map, or paradigm as a guide. It is my assertion that each of these worldviews is based on some degree of faith, trust, or belief. If ones paradigm fails to guide them to a good destination, then what good is it? I believe we need to ask what I call the seven fundamental questions of life, which are: Identity, origin, meaning, purpose, ethical value, love, and consciousness. These questions apply to any worldview. I believe through the recovery of true, Biblical faith that Christ will transform lives. Christs own words bid us; I came that they may have life and have it in abundance. 10:10.
2016-12-09 By Josh Davis

It's a joke, attributed to a philosopher reacting to the alleged puzzle of existence. Yet what is the actual point of the joke? Is the philosopher laughing at Leibniz's idea that the absence of all existing things would have been ...

Author: John Leslie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470673553

Category: Philosophy

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This compelling study of the origins of all that exists, including explanations of the entire material world, traces the responses of philosophers and scientists to the most elemental and haunting question of all: why is anything here—or anything anywhere? Why is there something rather than nothing? Why not nothing? It includes the thoughts of dozens of luminaries from Plato and Aristotle to Aquinas and Leibniz to modern thinkers such as physicists Stephen Hawking and Steven Weinberg, philosophers Robert Nozick and Derek Parfit, philosophers of religion Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne, and the Dalai Lama. The first accessible volume to cover a wide range of possible reasons for the existence of all reality, from over 50 renowned thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, Bertrand Russell, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, John Polkinghorne, Paul Davies, and the Dalai Lama Features insights by scientists, philosophers, and theologians Includes informative and helpful editorial introductions to each section Provides a wealth of suggestions for further reading and research Presents material that is both comprehensive and comprehensible
2013-04-22 By John Leslie

this point having activated our questioning engine and en- gaged our love of truth fuel on board Spacecruiser Inquiry ... The Point of Existence for a detailed discussion of the Point and its relationship to the issues of narcissism and ...

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570628597

Category: Psychology

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Over the past twenty-five years A. H. Almaas—widely recognized as a leader in integrating spirituality and psychology—has been developing and teaching the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that integrates the insights of Sufism, Buddhism, Gurdjieff, and other wisdom traditions with modern psychology. In this new work, Almaas uses the metaphor of a "spacecruiser" to describe a method of exploring the immediacy of personal experience—a way of investigating our moment-by-moment feelings, thoughts, reactions, and behaviors through a process of open-ended questioning. The method is called the practice of inquiry, and Spacecruiser Inquiry reveals what it means to engage with this practice as a spiritual path: its principles, challenges, and rewards. The author explores basic elements of inquiry, including the open-ended attitude, the focus on direct knowledge, the experience of not-knowing, and the process of questioning. He describes the experience of "Diamond Guidance"—the inner wisdom that emerges from our true nature—and how it can be realized and applied. In this process Almaas looks at many of the essential forms of Diamond Guidance, including knowing, clarity, truth, love, intelligence, compassion, curiosity, courage, and determination. Also included are exercises and questions and answers from the original talks by Almaas on which the book is based.
2002-04-30 By A. H. Almaas

In an important passage from The Point of View for My Work as an Author, Kierkegaard describes what will happen to ... viz. the difference between the Christian-religious mode of existence (which the audience says it chooses) and the ...

Author: Robert L. Perkins

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881462135

Category: Philosophy

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Kierkegaard wrote four reflections on his literary production: On My Work as an Author, The Point of View for My Work as an Author, "The Single Individual," and Armed Neutrality, but he published only the first. The essays in this volume of International Kierkegaard Commentary examine these writings not just as a public "report to history" but also as a revelation of Kierkegaard's deepest understanding of himself as an author. This volume of the International Kierkegaard Commentary is offered to our readers, whom we invite to learn what they can here and then to become our teachers by better research and clearer thinking. Robert L. Perkins (Ph.D., Indiana University), Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Professor at Stetson University, is an international authority on the Danish philosopher S°ren Kierkegaard and series editor of the 24-volume International Kierkegaard Commentary. Prior to his long career at Stetson, Bob was founder and department head (for 16 years) of the Philosophy Department at Mobile College. His research interests are ethics, contemporary continental philosophy, and ancient philosophy.

How could that first act have been a sin, in fact, if the state of sinfulness did not already exist? The point of this lightly scholastic criticism is to make room for a new, psychological interpretation of the cosmic myth.

Author: Noreen Khawaja

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226404516

Category: Philosophy

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What was existentialism? At its heart, Noreen Khawaja argues, existentialism was an effort to translate Protestant piety into a secular philosophy. While there have been many attempts to define existentialism from within as a coherent philosophical program and even as a movement, Khawaja s book is the first study of existentialism from the standpoint of intellectual history and the first to look systematically at the role that Christianity played in the development of existential thought. Focusing on Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Khawaja illuminates the key moments in existentialism s reconstruction of Protestant piety within the confines of secular philosophy. Heidegger once described his work as an exercise in the piety of thinking. Khawaja s book shows the historical and systematic truth behind this metaphor. Notwithstanding Heidegger, thinking has not always been a pious act. But for a certain group of European intellectuals in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became so. "The Religion of Existence "will appeal to scholars of modern Christianity, philosophers, and historians of European philosophy, as well as those engaged with the theoretical and historical problems of secular and post-secular modernity. "
2016-12-02 By Noreen Khawaja

examples serves its purpose rightly and correctly explains the nature or model of existence and the change of its form. Water and everything that we see around us are Post-creation material -material that are formed or made and are ...

Author: Ashish Bam

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489729002

Category: Philosophy

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Alethiology is the study of truth. In approaching this study, author Ashish Bam examines truth itself and seeks to explain the nature of truth. The Alethiology studies actual reality and the substance from which everything that is in existence is made. The text considers the point of origin from which everything emerged, offering thorough explanations and irrefutable proofs. It explores questions about the existence of the universe, life, and God, providing detailed answers. It does not start from what exists but from what could be in existence, relying not on physical observation but on logical possibility. What is seen is made up of what is unseen—that is, all external visible realities come from internal invisible realities. Because everything in existence began from a single point, everything is bound to one eternal truth—the source of all truth and the subject of study here. This philosophical study presents an initial exploration of the existential truth of our reality and seeks to address questions about the nature of truth and existence.
2020-07-28 By Ashish Bam

It is the point of initiation or start or commencement of past and thus lost course of existence in a reference, the point where the reference begins past or lost occurrence and the processes thereof. The past occur but the past ...

Author: Amelikeh Confidence E. N.

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543758771

Category: Business & Economics

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Commercial Practice is the work done for the earning, acquisition, and ownership of existence and within existence! What one acquires, the one is said to own, resulting in the application of ownership to anything at all acquirable, including the slave; however, the slave is held in possession disowned and hence cannot be said to be owned! We cannot accurately say that one owns a slave nor that a slave has owner, when the slave is held disowned! The disowned thing has no owner. The application of ownership to the slave has brought difficulty in telling the relationship between parent and child, husband and wife, employer and employee, and citizen and state, for instance, as a person being owned sounds as the person being a slave. We have redeemed the reality of ownership. There are things one can own and things one cannot own although acquirable: therefore, there are things one has the Right to acquire and things one has no Right to acquire. If you cannot own it and you acquire it then you have stolen it, rendering you a criminal, as theft is a crime! Learn Commercial Practice: it is the legitimate method of acquiring and possessing, and ownership.