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The Conference of the Birds

Posted on | December 4, 2019 | No Comments

The Conference of the BirdsThe Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar is a classic in Sufi-literature and Islamic esoteric teaching. The work is also known from other translations from Persian as “Speech of the Birds”. The story takes place at a meeting where the birds are to find a new king to rule them. The birds embark on a quest through seven valleys to find their coming king, the legendary Simorgh. Each bird represents human faults, standing in way for personal and spiritual development.

The book was written in the twelfth century and used to be required poetry for Sufis, and the story is widely regarded as a metaphor for life itself.

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Director Ayten Mutlu Saray has made a movie based on The Conference of the Birds. It can be seen here in full:

Find the 5th pig in this 1940s puzzle

Posted on | November 27, 2019 | No Comments

Find the 5th pigZoek Het 5de Zwun? – Where is the 5th pig? Print this image and see if you can find it – or cheat and see it below. This fine little piece of political humor circulated in the Netherlands in the 1940s.

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A collection of books and writings by Søren Kierkegaard

Posted on | November 22, 2019 | No Comments

Selections From the Writings of KierkegaardA collection of books and writings by Søren Kierkegaard. Søren Kierkegaard was the first existentialist philosopher, sharp and clear, ironic and down to earth at the same time. His writings can be hard to comprehend. I have been reading some of his books as they were written, in Danish, and I can imagine that translators must have had a hard job. Kierkegaard has made invaluable contributions to modern philosophy and especially within the Christian framework in which all of his unfolded, though he could be a fierce critic of the Lutheran in church. Kierkegaard died in 1855 only 42 years old. He spends nearly his entire life here in Copenhagen, actually right in my neighborhood and I am walking by several of his homes every day. He didn’t like traveling and used all his time working, writing and suffering over difficult relationships. He never earned any money but lived entirely of a large inheritance, that allowed him to live like an ancient Greek philosopher. Many books have been written about his life, I suggest you start with the Wikipedia article about Kierkegaard. If you feel like digging in, I have here a fine collection of some of his major works in English. Download them here:

Download the pdf science of getting rich  Thee Discourses

 Download the pdf science of getting rich Training In Christianity And The Edifying Discourse

Download the pdf science of getting rich  Works Of Love

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Download the pdf science of getting rich  Kierkegaards Attack Upon Christendom

 Download the pdf science of getting rich Of the Difference Between a Genius and an Apostle

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You can be a guru!

Posted on | November 19, 2019 | No Comments

Every time I feel incredible wise and ready to start the spiritual movement of the century I think about this poster :-) :

You can be a guru

Realism: An Attempt to Trace Its Origin and Development in Its Chief Representatives

Posted on | November 12, 2019 | No Comments

philosopher Syed Zafarul HasanRealism: An Attempt to Trace Its Origin and Development in Its Chief Representatives from 1925 is the primary work by the Pakistani philosopher Syed Zafarul Hasan and his doctoral thesis. Realism has become a classic on the subject of realism and for good reasons. In Philosophical Realism, the view is that the physical world exists independently of the observer – objects have properties regardless of someone labeling, perceiving or naming them. In this book, Syed Zafarul Hasan takes on the task to outline the history of realism from the earliest philosophers to the Age of Reason while dealing with the major problems himself. Syed Zafarul Hasan was the first Muslim Scholar of the Indian sub-continent to secure a Ph.D. from Oxford in Philosophy.

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Capital – A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx – The complete work in four PDF volumes

Posted on | November 8, 2019 | No Comments

Karl Marx Capital PDF Capital – A Critique of Political Economy, also knows as ‘Das Kapital’ – the original German title, by Karl Marx, is probably the most well-known philosophical treatise on politics and economy. Marx was a brilliant economic thinker and I personally often recall his quote ‘If you need something you can’t produce, you must produce something you won’t need’ as a general truth applicable to many situations and discussions. However, what Karl Marx had in insights into the economy he lacked in political and sociology understanding. Marx was certain that his lifelong studies in national economics pointed towards inevitable revolutions worldwide, in which the exploited classes would take over control of societies and build socialistic Utopias. Unfortunately for Marx, his work (and millions of victims), these fallacies became the ideological basis for dictatorship and despots all over the world.

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Bodhinyana by Ven. Ajahn Chah

Posted on | November 5, 2019 | No Comments

Bodhinyana PDF‘Bodhinyana’ was the first collection of talks by Ven. Ajahn Chah to be translated and published by his Western students. Although Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, the training which he established is still carried on at the Wat Pah Pong monastery in Thailand and its branches. The training usually consists of group meditation twice a day and sometimes a talk by the senior teacher. But the heart of the meditation is the way of life. The monastics do manual work, dye and sew their own robes, make most of their own requisites and keep the monastery buildings and grounds in immaculate shape. They live extremely simply following the ascetic precepts of eating once a day from the alms bowl and limiting their possessions and robes. Scattered throughout the forest are individual huts where monks and nuns live and meditate in solitude, and where they practice walking meditation on cleared paths under the trees. Discipline is strict, enabling one to lead a simple and pure life in a harmoniously regulated community where virtue, meditation, and understanding may be skillfully and continuously cultivated. From the book:

Ajahn Chah’s wonderfully simple style of teaching can be deceptive. It is often only after he is read or heard many times that suddenly our minds are ripe and somehow the teaching takes on a much deeper meaning. His skillful means in tailoring his explanations of Dhamma to time and place, and to the understanding and sensitivity of his audience, was marvelous to see. Sometimes on paper though, it can make him seem inconsistent or even self-contradictory. At such times the reader should remember that these words are a record of a living experience. Similarly, if the teachings may seem to vary at times from tradition, it should be borne in mind that the Venerable Ajahn speaks always from the heart, from the depths of his own meditative experience.

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