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In spite of great advancement in science and technology, we have not been able to solve any human problems for good?the problems of relationship and sorrow arising out of the fear of non-being, insecurity, anxiety and attachment. In the present world, human depravation has intolerably increased. Even the physical fear and insecurity abounds. In India, however, from time to time, great spiritual teachers have maintained that the main reason for this state of human beings lies in their ignorance of the true nature of their own ?self? Naturally, because it is only self-knowledge that reveals the ultimate inclusive truth, goodness and beauty of life and thus, assigns meaning and value to it. Human beings must find this meaning and value of life and be guided by it in living a sane and purposeful existence. This book explores the nature and the foundation of self-knowledge and shows how to approach the problem of attaining it. In this attempt, it makes frequent references to the upanishadic thoughts and the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. Every generation has to be reminded of this ancient wisdom. Printed Pages: 110. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 57190
Titel: The Philosophy of Self-Knowledge
Verlag: Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung "In spite of great advancement in science and technology, we have not been able to solve any human problems for good?the problems of relationship and sorrow arising out of the fear of non-being, insecurity, anxiety and attachment. In the present world, human depravation has intolerably increased. Even the physical fear and insecurity abounds. Artikel-Nr. Concept-9788180697081
Buchbeschreibung Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. XIII, 360 S. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - This book introduces the work of an important medieval Islamic philosopher who is little known outside the Persian world. Afdal al-Din Kashani was a contemporary of a number of important Muslim thinkers, including Averroes and Ibn al-Arabi. Kashani did not write for advanced students of philosophy but rather for beginners. In the main body of his work, he offers expecially clear and insightful expositions of various philosophical positions, making him an invaluable resource for those who would like to learn the basic principles and arguments of this philosophical tradition but do not have a strong background in philosophy. Kashani held the position that philosophy awakens people from forgetfulness and incites them to reach for the perfection of existence. It was for this reason that he sought to make philosophy as accessible as possible to a wider than usual group of readers. In this book, Chittick uses Kashani and his work to introduce the basic issues and arguments of Islamic philosophy to modern readers. -- Inhalt: Islamic Philosophy: A Persian Philosopher -- The Worldview of Islamic Philosophy -- Basic Philosophical Notions -- The Writings of Baba Afdal -- Background Texts -- Writings on Practice -- Essay on Practice -- Essay on Disengagement and Struggle -- Essay on Tawhid -- The Testament of the Sages; Or, Twenty-Eight Words of Counsel to the Brethren -- Advice to Seekers of Wisdom -- Essay on Salvation -- Letter to Majd al-Din Muhammad ibn Ubayd Allah -- Petition -- Letter to Taj al-Din Muhammad Nushabadi -- Supplication -- First Letter to Shams al-Din Dizwakush -- Second Letter to Shams al-Din Dizwakush -- Letter to Shams al-Din Diya' al-Islam -- Letter to Shams al-Din Majd al-Islam -- Letter to Muntakhab al-Din Haraskani -- Writings on Theory: Essay on Self-Awareness -- Essay on Intellect -- Essay: Security from the Soul's Nullification in the Refuge of Intelligence -- Essay on the Universal -- Essay on Meanings -- Essay: The State of the Particular Souls after the Corruption of the Bodies -- Essay: The Demonstration of the Level at which Humans Gain Certainty that They Have Become Secure from Annihilation -- Essay on the Soul's Subsistence -- The Makings and Ornaments of Well-Provisioned King -- The Book of the Everlasting -- The Beginning of The Book of Displays -- The Conclusion of The Book of Displays -- The Rungs of Perfection -- Essay: Words Giving Help to the Seeing of the Obtainers -- The Book of the Road's End -- Essay on the Reality of the Human -- The Beginning of The Clarifying Method -- The Conclusion of The Clarifying Method -- Index of Koranic Verses -- Index of Hadiths and Sayings -- Index of Names and Terms. ISBN 9780195139136 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Fadengehefteter Originalpappband mit Schutzumschlag. Artikel-Nr. 964825