Download East Meets West by John Adago PDF

By John Adago

this can be an account of the assembly of 2 very various cultures through which the information of the East grew to become built-in into the standard lives of hundreds of thousands within the West. It starts off with a gaggle of Armenians led by way of G I Gurdjieff first and foremost of the 20 th century who set out looking for fact, recognising that anything used to be lacking from the Western international view. Returning to the West after a 10 12 months quest he started to train. In Russia he met P D Ouspensky, who had additionally spent years trying to find sacred wisdom, and handed directly to him a lot of what he had discovered. Ouspensky known the knowledge and gear of what Gurdjieff had rediscovered, but in addition got here to achieve that they just had ‘fragments of an unknown educating’ and recommended his successor to discover ‘the source’.

With the arriving of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi within the West in 1960, many have been brought to a sort of meditation, especially designed to fit individuals with commit-ments to relatives, paintings and society. whereas the Maharishi went directly to popularise meditation, the seekers by no means overpassed the necessity to identify a hyperlink with ‘the source’.

A few years later, in the course of a trip to India with the Maharishi, Ouspensky’s successor used to be brought to Sri Shantananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of the North, an exponent of the traditional educating of Advaita or non-dualism. the following, Dr. Roles regarded, used to be ‘the resource’ they'd been looking. Over the subsequent thirty years the Shankaracharya persisted to suggest, solution questions about the educating, and inspire the perform of meditation which were devised via his predecessor to aid humanity after the ravages of the second one international struggle. via those conferences and conversations, wisdom and religious practices that have been recognized basically to some have been transmitted to the West.

The e-book is in part autobiographical in that it relates the author's personal event with many of the academics and organizations that experience taught meditation, japanese Philosophy, and the ‘Work’.

John Adago has been a pupil of the ‘Work’ of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky because the sixties. He was once a member of the crowd lead via Willem Nyland, who had labored with Gurdjieff because the twenties. in the course of that point his spouse attended the college of useful Philosophy in long island. the varsity brought either one of them to meditation. After Nyland’s dying in 1975 he persevered with the college.
He was once fascinated about the physique of information the 2 self reliant teams had in universal; and spent decades looking the relationship among the ‘Work’ of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, the varsity of financial technology, The learn Society in ny and London, and the grasp academics within the East that encouraged them. A builder by way of occupation, a author and lecturer who has lead learn teams that brought seekers to the learn of philosophy, the ‘Work’, and meditation, he was once inspired via the grasp academics of the 20th century whose tales he preserved. He knew lots of those academics, amassed details from interviews and unpublished transcripts of conversations, and files the interesting heritage that connects the lives, ‘Work’, and philosophy of the grasp lecturers who introduced the sacred wisdom and non secular traditions of the East to the West.

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Download Moral Exemplars in the Analects: The Good Person is That by Amy Olberding PDF

By Amy Olberding

during this examine, Olberding proposes a brand new theoretical version for interpreting the Analects. Her thesis is that the ethical sensibility of the textual content derives from an attempt to conceptually seize and articulate the positive factors visible in exemplars, exemplars which are pointed out and well-liked pre-theoretically and therefore sooner than any conceptual standards for advantage. placed easily, Olberding proposes an "origins delusion" within which Confucius, already and sooner than his philosophizing is familiar with whom he judges to be virtuous. The paintings we see him and the Analects' authors pursuing is their attempt to provide an explanation for in an prepared, generalized, and summary method why pre-theoretically pointed out exemplars are virtuous. ethical reasoning right here starts with humans and with inchoate stories of admiration for them. The conceptual paintings of the textual content displays the try and learn such humans and parse such studies with a view to distill summary traits that account for advantage and will consultant emulation.

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Download Leadership through the Classics: Learning Management and by Gregory P Prastacos,Fuming Wang,Klas Eric Soderquist PDF

By Gregory P Prastacos,Fuming Wang,Klas Eric Soderquist

The unforeseeably advanced socio-economic and environmental demanding situations of the 21st century needs to be tackled via putting religion within the strength of mankind to combine proven knowledge and new wisdom, and in our skill to collaborate for a sustainable destiny. Departing from this, a world 2011 convention debating papers dedicated to the influence of historical philosophy, targeting Confucius and Aristotle, in sleek management and administration used to be equipped by means of Hanban, the Athens college of Economics & enterprise, and the college of overseas Economics & enterprise, Beijing, China. A wealthy sourcebook for a vast viewers, this particular quantity provides the wide variety of convention contributions by way of overseas thought-leaders. Departing from a starting place of basic suggestions of ethics and management the booklet then delves into questions about how philosophy form rising monetary and enterprise structures, to finish with direct classes from historic philosophy for modern company challenges.

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Download The Perennial Way: New English Versions of Yoga Sutras, by Bart Marshall PDF

By Bart Marshall

In those undying works, Patanjali, Buddha, Lao Tsu, and different nice masters of ways converse with resonant authority on man's private questions, and provide specific directions for a way an earnest seeker of fact may still behavior his or her seek and lifestyles. those insightful new types by way of Bart Marshall are awarded with out remark. transparent and poetic, but intensely devoted to the language and nuance of the originals, they invite direct communion with the masters, and vibrate with revelatory self-evidence that resonates within the brain and center lengthy after reading.

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Download Al-Farabi and His School (Arabic Thought and Culture) by Ian Richard Netton PDF

By Ian Richard Netton

Examines essentially the most interesting and dynamic sessions within the improvement of medieval Islam, from the overdue ninth to the early eleventh century, during the considered 5 of its important thinkers, best between them al-Farabi. This nice Islamic thinker, known as 'the moment grasp' after Aristotle, produced a recognizable tuition of proposal within which others pursued and constructed a few of his personal highbrow preoccupations. Their notion is taken care of with specific connection with the main uncomplicated questions that are requested within the concept of data or epistemology. The e-book therefore fills a lacuna within the literature by utilizing this method of spotlight the highbrow continuity which used to be maintained in an age of flux. specific cognizance is paid to the moral dimensions of knowledge.

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Download The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1962-1963: Volume by J. Krishnamurti PDF

By J. Krishnamurti

The mental revolution that Krishnamurti refers to isn't just within the unsleeping brain, but in addition within the subconscious. He states, 'This is certainly one of our problems, maybe our significant trouble: to be freed from the total content material of the unconscious.' This hidden a part of our attention is the results of 'many millions of years of man's recreation; we're the sum overall of his struggles, his hopes, his despairs, his eternal look for anything past, and this piling up of expertise continues to be happening inside of us. to pay attention to that conditioning, and to be freed from it, calls for loads of attention.'

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Download Bhagavad Gita: Das Hohelied der Tat (German Edition) by K. O. Schmidt,Manuel-V. Kissener PDF

By K. O. Schmidt,Manuel-V. Kissener

Die Bhagavad Gita ist mit ihren 18 Gesängen die berühmteste und zugleich eine der ältesten Episoden des großen altindischen Helden-Epos Mahabharata.
In der Bhagavad Gita steht das Zwiegespräch zwischen Krishna, dem Wagenlenker und göttlichen Weisen und dem Menschen Ardjuna, einem Kämpfer, im Mittelpunkt.
Die Bhagavad Gita ist keine Schilderung historischen Geschehens, sondern ein Gleichnis für den inneren Kampf, den jeder im Leben ausficht. Die Offenbarungen Krishnas an Ardjuna beschreiben den Weg, das Leben zu meistern – durch rechtes Denken und rechtes Tun.

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Download Dark Pool of Light, Volume One: The Neuroscience, Evolution, by Richard Grossinger,Jeffrey J. Kripal,Nick Herbert PDF

By Richard Grossinger,Jeffrey J. Kripal,Nick Herbert

In books like Embryogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, writer Richard Grossinger introduced jointly the topics of organic embryology and the esoteric means of human awareness changing into embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself by itself body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his most recent construction, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based behaviorism and the phenomenology of "being" and truth including mental and psychospiritual perspectives of "that unmarried factor that is so much obscure or vindicate: our personal existence."
In 2008 Grossinger all started learning with famous psychic instructor John Friedlander, who helped him refine his imaginative and prescient of cerebral and somatic information to still-subtler degrees. "Dark Pool of Light all started unnamed within the journals of my psychic paintings with John Friedlander," says Grossinger, "not a lot a checklist of exact practices as insights from them and extensions out of them." An expansive inquiry into the character of recognition, the sequence examines the strain among the clinical and philosophical, and psychic perspectives of an identical phenomena, and contains "field notes" and experiential workouts that invite the reader to make their very own explorations.
Dark Pool of Light is split into 3 volumes, which the writer calls "movements"; the allusion to tune is apt, for the publication unfolds in a really symphonic demeanour. In quantity 1, Grossinger starts with the clinical and philosophical, analytical perspectives of fact, exploring the technological know-how, parascience, philosophy, and psychology of attention. protecting themes as varied as present discoveries in neuroscience and the philosophy of the traditional Greeks, the booklet provides a large evaluate of the our bodies of data about the nature of truth and consciousness.

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Download Martial Arts Studies: Disrupting Disciplinary Boundaries by Paul Bowman PDF

By Paul Bowman

The word “martial arts reviews” is more and more circulating as a time period to explain a brand new box of curiosity. yet many educational fields together with background, philosophy, anthropology, and region reviews already have interaction with martial arts of their personal specific method. accordingly, is there particularly this sort of factor as a distinct box of martial arts studies?

Martial Arts Studies is the 1st e-book to interact at once with those questions. It assesses the multiplicity and heterogeneity of attainable ways to martial arts reviews, exploring orientations and boundaries of current methods. It makes a case for developing the sphere of martial arts stories when it comes to key coordinates from post-structuralism, cultural reports, media experiences, and post-colonialism.

By utilizing those anti-disciplinary techniques to disrupt the techniques of alternative disciplines, Martial Arts Studies proposes a box that either emerges out of and differs from its many disciplinary locations.

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