Socrates And The Enlightenment Path

Author: William Bodri
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 160925404X
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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
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026834
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Examines how the trial and death of Socrates has impacted the Western world throughout history.

The Enlightenment

Author: Nicholas Orthodox Socrates
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466209350
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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 Enlightenmentwww.enlightenment.socratesbooks.com

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

Author: Millman Dan
Publisher: Dan Millman
ISBN: 0982428502
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20th Anniversary Edition with New Afterword and Revisions by the Author Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite all his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, a blend of autobiographical fact and narrative fiction, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears-even moments of illumination-as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.

The Allegory Of The Cave

Author: Plato
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365673227
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The Allegory of the Cave is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms. Plato's Allegory is considered one of Western philosophy's most important metaphors.

How Philosophy Became Socratic

Author: Laurence Lampert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226470970
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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.

Twenty Five Doors To Meditation

Author: William Bodri
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609252359
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Twenty-Five Doors to Meditation is the first guide to provide extensive, comprehensive, and detailed information about a variety of meditation methods. Together, William Bodri and Lee Shu-Mei make sense of that seemingly conflicting information that exists today regarding the path to spiritual enlightenment. Each meditation technique is fully described as is the interrelationship between the different paths to enlightenment. The authors show how Buddhist techniques can be explained through Taoist principles, Christian techniques through Hindu principles, and so on. Each meditation technique is designed to help you attain samadhi, the crux of spiritual development. The authors explore the scientific basis behind each technique, developmental stages of accomplishment, and each path's effectiveness for entering samadhi. Especially useful is an extensive list of recommended references for the further study of individual techniques. An indespensable book for individuals searching to find the meditation technique that is best for them.

Socrates Cafe A Fresh Taste Of Philosophy

Author: Christopher Phillips
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393078824
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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.

Hume And The Politics Of Enlightenment

Author: Thomas W. Merrill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107108705
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This work explores Hume's Socratic turn to moral and political philosophy as a response to the crisis of radical questioning.

The Last Days Of Socrates

Author: Plato
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141965886
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'Consider just this, and give your minds to this alone: whether or not what I say is just' Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death (399 BC) is a significant moment in Classical literature and the life of Classical Athens. In these four dialogues, Plato develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one's self and shows Socrates living and dying under his philosophy. In Euthyphro, Socrates debates goodness outside the courthouse; Apology sees him in court, rebutting all charges of impiety; in Crito, he refuses an entreaty to escape from prison; and in Phaedo, Socrates faces his impending death with calmness and skilful discussion of immortality. Christopher Rowe's introduction to his powerful new translation examines the book's themes of identity and confrontation, and explores how its content is less historical fact than a promotion of Plato's Socratic philosophy.