Posts Categorized: What is Spirituality

PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

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PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

Long ago, Socrates knew that nations (like souls, to which he compares them) are not very well-ordered: few citizens do what they are best suited for, everyone wants to interfere with everything, and only buffoons are typically in charge. In The Republic, Socrates narrates a wonderful parable to demonstrate his point. “Imagine then a fleet…
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FREE WILL

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Tweet Share I remember the day when my own spiritual journey became serious, when there was no going back. I’d been attending a group for several months in New York City. There were many discussions about free will, questioning whether everything people do is just the passive result of external influences or if we really…
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BLESSED ARE THE MEEK

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Tweet Share “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” The Greek word that has been translated here as ‘meek’ actually signifies a state of consciousness in which our stormy negative thoughts and emotions, such as anger and malice, have been brought under control. Contrary to the usual connotations of meekness, Jesus is…
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