Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom". The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras. The ascription is said to be based on a passage in a lost work of Herakleides Pontikos, a disciple of Aristotle. It is considered to be part of the widespread body of legends of Pythagoras of this time. "Philosopher" was understood as a word which contrasted with "sophist" (from sophoi). Traveling sophists or "wise men" were important in Classical Greece, often earning money as teachers, whereas philosophers are "lovers of wisdom" and not professionals. The...
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Rakesh Chamoli
Rakesh Chamoli
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Times Lover and commented on the blog by Avani Singh
on Sep 30, 2014 , 07:03 pm
Avani Singh - Indian love
They say you don't just marry the person, you marry their entire family. In this case scenario i'm afraid you'll be marrying into their favoured political ethos besides the socio-economic philosophy of the entire clan. Why is that there is poverty, corruption, rape and molestation in India and yet the sight of a couple holding hands or chilling on a park bench makes the police, moral or real see red? There are so many issues that need to be tackled and yet love is targeted the more »
Sandesh Sandesh
Sandesh Sandesh commented on the blog by Nivedita
on Sep 30, 2014 , 05:58 pm
Nivedita - Babagiri ya blah blah giri!
India is a land of mysticism, philosophy, culture. It is not surprising to see people holding reverence for sadhus, ascetics, fakirs and yogis. These, are those mahatamas, who have given up materialistic pleasure of life, moh and maya. Sadly, while some people are really nirmohis, other fraudsters actually fleece people in the garb of babas. Sometime back, TV channels were abuzz with a famous "bapu" being charged for molestation and rape, dead skeletons fell from closet, when slowly many more more »
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Zinc commented on the discussion by Pramod Agarwal
on Sep 27, 2014 , 12:50 am
Pramod Agarwal - SATSANG
'Satsang' offers an end to sufferings. It points to our nature and provide solace to mind.Opine. more »
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