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|Sunday, November 6th, 2005|
I see a couple of members have recently joined so I'd like to offer a warm welcome. Whatever your views on various ideas and issues, this is one place to share them and, hopefully, get some discussions going. Well, I won't say anymore as I shall now hand over to you...
|Tuesday, May 10th, 2005|
Last entry explained
Ok, you are probably wondering what the previous entry was all about, right? Well, it was the nearest I could get to a properly blank diary entry. I could go without a title but I can't send a fully empty entry. So I had to settle for a full-stop.
What I was trying to convey with a blank entry was a BLANK CANVAS concerning John Locke's theory that we are just blank of anything until we experience something. It is something I will investigate later on when I come to Locke in the 'Great Philosophers' series. But it is interesting to note that even a blank canvas has something to it - a CANVAS. You need that in the first place! So my blank journal entry was an entry without an entry, if you know what I mean. Current Mood: blank
|Sunday, April 24th, 2005|
|Sunday, April 17th, 2005|
Gustafson versus Gustavson
Well I had been hoping to see E Gustafson accredited as the director of Sophie's World
but instead E Gustavson got there first! Maybe I could direct the BRITISH remake of 'Sofies Verden' that would make for an interesting coincidence.
As for the novel, I am on the second last chapter so I haven't got far to go. I am keen to find out if what I predict comes true... Current Mood: curious
|Saturday, April 9th, 2005|
Welcome to Central Light Stone community heiregulus
. Feel free to take part in a discussion about the ultimate issues and, of course, questions in the universe.
|Tuesday, March 8th, 2005|
I have just started reading 'Sophie's World' by Jostein Gaarder and it presents a way of seeing philosophy in the light of our everyday lives (it is after all a novel, not one of the regular philosophy books!!). This should compensate for a laptop-less room over the next week and, like with Harry Potter, i don't think I will be able to put it down!
|Friday, March 4th, 2005|
Socrates (470-399BC) was the one responsible for establishing philosophy based on reason. To him, concepts regarding metaphysics were futile on how to properly conduct ourselves morally. We should instead base our ideas on constant questioning. This questioning he ascertained would be the means to finding out what ultimately is true. He had one basic ethical idea: being true to yourself. He suggests that we don’t truly do wrong knowingly because full knowledge of it would include the knowledge not to do it full stop. It is better to suffer harm than to commit it on others. This idea is something that is drawn on substantially both as a legacy to Socrates and as a coinciding theme in other world traditions as well. In Buddhist philosophy it is in accordance with the idea of the bodhisattvas completely understanding that where someone commits wrong it is as a result of a delusion that causes ignorance to cloud their full understanding. When ignorance is destroyed nothing more can cause someone to commit wrong otherwise it means there’s still a little bit of ignorance left. Then though we flinch at the idea of harm being done on us when we know we didn’t do anything to deserve it at least we can turn to the truth to console us because the truth is that we are innocent. The illusion that we are guilty exists only in the limited space of the persecutors but the truth is fundamental and is fixed in time such that it cannot be destroyed. And so we need not punish the persecutors because in this context (a) the truth can bring more instant and lasting justice to us, (b) the injustice is the result of a clouding delusion and (c) the persecutor is, like us, a sentient being that aspires ultimately to happiness going through sufferings similar to us and having been born innocent.
Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series.
This journal entry may be edited later on
|Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005|
The Great Philosophers
I will shortly be beginning a series of short analysis' about the various great philosophers. I will be starting with Socrates in Part 1: 'The Great Greeks'. Stay tuned
|Sunday, February 20th, 2005|
Here is a Bibliography of the books I'll mainly be referring to when I put down my ideas:
Sogyal Rinpoche 'The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying'
Bryan Magee 'The Story of Philosophy'
Bryan Magee 'The Great Philosophers'
Jostein Gaarder 'Sophie's World'
Peter Stanford 'Heaven'
Dalai Lama 'The Good Heart'
H. D. Lewis 'Philosophy of Religion'
Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler 'The Art of Happiness'
|Sunday, February 13th, 2005|
Welcome to 'Central Light Stone' Community
Here I begin the new quest to discover all the intricate interpretations of the Truth that have been presented down the ages.
My personal philosophy is one that is based upon the notion of an ultimate oneness from which all beings have emerged. It is a philosophy that takes into account the laws of science and nature and unite them with the concept of a Total Light. This Total Light is the law through which we obtain ultimate bliss and allows for the potential of absolutely anything. This explains the name - Central Light Stone. The Light forms the heart of all existence and from it radiates all its glory. It is ultimate, universal and timeless. The philosophy is the Stone which upholds this ultimate Truth in our lives and is the key to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.
This community is open to anyone. Feel free to enter and share with us your thoughts. Please take time when you do so to say a little more about yourself including your set of beliefs and what you hope to gain from this community. Current Mood: philosophical