On Enlightenment

Author: David Stove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351502239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The idea of enlightenment entails liberty, equality, rationalism, secularism, and the connection between knowledge and well being. In spite of the setbacks of revolutionary violence, mass murder, and two world wars, the spread of enlightenment values is still the yardstick by which moral, political, and scientific advances are measured. In On Enlightenment, David Stove attacks the roots of enlightenment thought to define its successes, limitations, and areas of likely failures. Stove champions the use of reason and recognizes the falsity of religious claims as well as the importance of individual liberty. He rejects the enlightenment's uncritical optimism regarding social progress and its willingness to embrace revolutionary change. What evidence is there that the elimination of superstition will lead to happiness? Or that it is possible to accept Darwinism without Social Darwinism? Or that the enlightenment's liberal, rationalistic outlook will lead to the social progress envisioned by its advocates? Despite best intentions, says Stove, social reformers who attempt to improve the world inevitably make things worse. He advocates a conservative approach to change, pointing out that social structures are so large and complex that any widespread social reform will have innumerable unforeseen consequences. Writing in the tradition of Edmund Burke with the same passion for clarity and intellectual honesty as George Orwell, David Stove was one of the most articulate and insightful philosophers of his day.

Light On Enlightenment

Author: Christopher Titmuss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446459543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2597


Many in the West today are familiar with the benefits offered by meditation and mindfulness, and keen to understand more about Buddhism. Written by a former journalist and Buddhist monk, Light on Enlightenment is an accessible guide to the Buddhist teachings, offering insight and inspiration for daily life, as well as a lucid guide on the path to enlightenment. Christopher Titmuss draws upon the experiences of real people to show how Buddhist teachings are relevant to the problems of Western society, and can exert a valuable influence on science, psychotherapy, green issues, our lifestyles and communities. Light on Enlightenment opens up for all of us the possibility of inner transformation and regaining control over our lives.

Astrology for Enlightenment

Author: Michelle Karen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416580898

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 2301


In Astrology for Enlightenment, "Astrologer to the Stars" Michelle Karén gives you the tools to predict and guide your future and, by distilling astrology down to its purest form, shows you how to achieve enlightenment. Drawing on over thirty years of study and experience, Karén has created an accessible, easy-to-follow, hands-on guide for using astrology that can enhance every aspect of your daily life and help you: - Learn when to schedule an important business appointment so that you'll get the best results. - Understand where your relationship will lead when you meet someone for the first time. - Find out which is the best day of the week to start a new project. - Uncover a phone caller's true intentions. - Gain precious understanding and insight into the ancient prophecy of John of Jerusalem, which Karén translates to provide breathtakingly accurate predictions for our times. - Obtain specific information for each sign in each year through 2012. It is your birthright to live a life filled with tremendous peace, unconditional joy, and true love. Astrology for Enlightenment offers you the tools to do all of this and to reach a state of ultimate bliss. Are you ready? Karén's Astrology for Enlightenment is all you need to prepare yourself for the exciting shifts to come.

Along the Path to Enlightenment

Author: David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.,Jeffery Scott

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401931148

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8079


What blocks spiritual progress? And how do we transcend these blocks? The spiritual teachings of David R. Hawkins on the nature of consciousness, spirit, and ego are known worldwide by students seeking to realize spiritual Truth. As a mystic, Dr. Hawkins has infused the truths found in the precepts of Western religion with the core of Eastern philosophy, bridging the familiar, physical world to the nonlinear, spiritual domain. This collection of passages, carefully selected from Dr. Hawkins’s extensive writings, offers readers a new contemplation for each day. Any one of these passages, fully understood, can elevate one’s level of consciousness.

Echkart Tolle & Sri Aurobindo

Author: A.S. Dalal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788189658311

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 172

View: 6607


The teachings of the breakaway bestselling author of "The Power of Now" and an eminent modern Hindu mystic are insightfully examined for their similarities and contrasts in a very readable and transformative study by an Aurobindo scholar and psychologist. Exclusive interview with Eckhart Tolle in India included.


Author: Dr V Sajikumar

Publisher: Dr V Sajikumar


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 46

View: 1843


This Book explains Real and Conceptual Spiritual, Psychological and Cognitive, Scientific outlook and the book also describe various Traditional and Modern systems related to Enlightenment.This book is a Holistic approach towards spiritual Vision and Enlightenment

The Lazy Dog's Guide to Enlightenment

Author: Beth Wilson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319966

Category: Pets

Page: 120

View: 6853


Enlightenment doesn't always come in the form we expect. It need not appear as a self-styled guru or a complicated theory measuring some mysterious quality. Sometimes it's as close as the chocolate Lab bounding happily through the backyard or the lovable terrier contentedly curled up in one's lap. In the foreword to this thoughtful examination of enlightenment, Dr. Bernie Siegel sums it up: “Dogs are healers. They are enlightened. They seem to have figured out how to live beautifully so much better than we humans have.” In these pages, distinctive black-and-white dog images by acclaimed animal photographer Zachary Folk are illuminated by captions of down-to-earth spiritual wisdom “from” the dogs to us, their often confused humans. A delightful romp through canine philosophy, this charming collection celebrates the simple wisdom and that special combination of natural earthiness and subtle spirituality that characterize humankind's best friend.

Enlightenment to Enlightenment

Intercritique of Science and Myth

Author: Henri Atlan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414514

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 8721


This book is a thorough and critical, comparative analysis of the logic of modern scientific thought and of traditional teachings generally referred to as mythological and mystical. Different rationalities with different domains of interest and legitimacy exist, which should not be confused and cannot be unified in any theory of "Ultimate Reality." Atlan suggests they must coexist in practice, although each of them presents itself as an exclusive and all-encompassing truth. The book introduces teachings from Jewish talmudic, midrashic, and kabbalist sources and text from Zen and Taoism to exemplify the kind of rationality or controlled irrationality at work in such traditional thinking.