Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism-from a Platonist: Can you spot the similarities?

Buddhism has had a long history that scholars have tried to understand for some time.  Looking at the history of Buddhism one sees many different and diverse branches or developments within the tradition.  The two major traditions are Hinayana (the lesser vehicle) and Mahayana (the greater vehicle).  They are very different; however, the different traditions have…

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Happy To Participate

HAPPY TO PARTICIPATE Although Plato and/or Socrates never gave a formal account of participation, I do agree with Socrates and say that Beautiful things only become Beautiful by the presence of Beauty itself. Unfortunately when he said this he did not give a model of participation. We have been left with the mystery to ponder and…

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Platonic Metaphysics and the Path of Wisdom.

If you walk down the street and you ask people about Christianity, they are familiar with the topic usually in some way, if you are in a western culture. Even in the west, or the developed nations, people are becoming more accustomed to hearing about matters such as yoga, Buddhism, or Hinduism. They might have…

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