How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book is a 1940 book by Mortimer Adler. He co-authored a heavily revised edition in 1972 with Charles Van Doren, which gives guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition. The 1972 revision, in addition to the first edition, treats genres (poetry, history, science, fiction, et cetera), inspectional and syntopical reading. Overview of the last edition… Continuă să citești How to Read a Book

True Love—a practice for awakening the heart, by Thich Nhat Hanh

      ACCORDING TO BUDDHISM, THERE ARE four elements of true love. The first is maitri, which can be translated as lovingkindness or benevolence.  Loving-kindness is not only the desire to make someone happy, to bring joy to a beloved person;  it is the ability to bring joy and happiness to the person you love, … Continuă să citești True Love—a practice for awakening the heart, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thích Nhất Hạnh – The miracle of Mindfulness

The Miracle of Mindfulness is a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, written in Vietnamese and translated into English by Mobi Ho. It is a manual on meditation. In this book, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh presents several methods for becoming liberated. Hanh suggests that we treat each of our activities as an opportunity for being aware: Walking, we should be aware that we are… Continuă să citești Thích Nhất Hạnh – The miracle of Mindfulness

SCARA LUI IACOB* Luigi BAMBULEA în dialog cu Basarab NICOLESCU

despre dialogul dintre ştiinţă şi religie şi despre cultura română actuală Cluj-Napoca, 1 aprilie 2008 Luigi BAMBULEA: Basarab Nicolescu, sunteţi suficient de cunoscut pentru a nu vă mai prezenta publicului de aici, din ţară. Ce ar fi dintru-nceput de amintit ar fi în special disponibilitatea şi promptitudinea Dvs., cu care aţi dat curs unui dialog… Continuă să citești SCARA LUI IACOB* Luigi BAMBULEA în dialog cu Basarab NICOLESCU

Platon – Dialogul lui Menon

  Subiectul acestui dialog  este expus de catre  Platon sub forma unei întrebări: “Se poate învăța virtutea? “.O intrebare aparent simpla,dar care genereaza dificultati prin simplitatea ei. Cand vorbim de virtute,mintea noastra pare sa se indrepte spre cele 4 cardinale pe care le regasim in viata de zi cu zi ,ci anume : prudenţa, dreptatea,… Continuă să citești Platon – Dialogul lui Menon

Gurdjieff

”And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” (Luke, 11:9–10) There is a danger to the seeker who begins… Continuă să citești Gurdjieff

Mirror of the Philosophers

Spiegel der PhilosophenMirror of the Philosophers from Aurei Velleris, (Hamburg: bei Christian Liebezeit, in der St. Joh. Kirch, 1708) This is, to my knowledge, the first English translation of the Mirror of the Philosophers from the original German as published in the Aurei Velleris (1708). I have not translated the entire work, which includes what we might call “glosses” on… Continuă să citești Mirror of the Philosophers