Category Archives: religion

Christianity and other religions.


Christianity not the only religion that advocates gratitude, generosity, love , etc. – as subtly suggested by article. Continue reading

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Debate with a philosopher – and III


The conflict between Western and Eastern philosophy, philosophy and science, logic and feeling exemplified in this debate. No resolution achieved. Continue reading

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Why is there a word “why”? (Quora)


Empirical scientists deny purpose – and reject the question ‘why’ – in nature. If there is but one intelligent being in the universe, cannot it be said that the universe is intelligent? Continue reading

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Plato on art and poetry misunderstood


Unfounded criticism of Plato on poetry and the arts redressed. Misunderstanding of Plato’s ideas and intentions on these topics revealed and countered. Continue reading

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Einstein and religion


I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, … Continue reading

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Revolt against existence


An Infinite Prison House (A Revolt Against Existence) (February 7, 2014 – From Facebook) Who is to be blamed for limitations of Body-Mind Complex [Man, generic]? Who designed this horribly incomplete life on earth, and why? Why illness, cruelty, greed … Continue reading

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Exoterism and esoterism


“The exoteric point of view is fundamentally the point of view of individual interest considered in the highest sense, that is to say, extended to consider the whole cycle of existence of the individual and not limited solely to terrestrial … Continue reading

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On ‘What is death’


‘There is doubt concerning a man who has departed. Some say, “He is”, and others say, “He is not”. Taught by you [Yama, god of death], I would know this. This is the third of my boons’. ‘Do not, do … Continue reading

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The ‘movements’ of the 1970s and 80s


(from a recent letter) … I counted about 54 different types of alternative therapies being advertised in journals and magazines. I cannot deny, though , the idealist core in that movement (what is ‘holism’?, I asked myself). As it happened … Continue reading

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Dialogue in Internet – lll


X. I follow a spiritual philosophy which dictates that the Divine is immanent in every aspect of creation and transcends creation, possessing no limit. Using reason, if one equates God with the sum of everything that exists, both material and … Continue reading

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