Philosophy

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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Samir Samuel David
Samir Samuel David started the Discussion
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What does God wants from us!!
He is asking something from us, we must extend some respect if we truly believe in Him more »
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Satyesh Singh
Satyesh Singh and 2 more commented on the blog by Dhoom Again
on Apr 19, 2014 , 11:47 pm
Dhoom Again - The Four Types of Yoga
Theologically speaking, there are four divisions of Yoga, that form one of the cornerstones of Hinduism. In Sanskrit, they are called Raja-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga and Jnana-Yoga. And the person who seeks this kind of a union is called a 'Yogi':1. Karma-Yoga: The worker is called the Karma-Yogi.2. Raja-Yoga: One who seeks this union through mysticism is called a Raja-Yogi.3. Bhakti-Yoga: One who searches this union in love is a Bhakti-Yogi.4. Jnana-Yoga: One who seeks more »
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Neelam Nath
Neelam Nath and commented on the citizen journalism by Zxzxzxzxz Zxzxzxzxz
on Apr 19, 2014 , 06:32 am
Zxzxzxzxz Zxzxzxzxz - SMVDU qualifies to become IIT
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has qualified to become IIT or IIM on the national pattern,  Prof. Bansal said, ''in an oblique reference to the announcement by the Centre that each State of the country would have a central university, more »
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Narayanan Subramoney
Narayanan Subramoney commented on the blog by Chandan Priyadarshi
on Mar 07, 2014 , 01:59 pm
Chandan Priyadarshi - Science and Philosophy of Yagya (Agnihotra)
All activities in the  limitless expansion of the universe are said to have generated from a grand eternal Yajna(Yagya).  Atharva Veda (9.15.14) describes Yagya as: “Ayam Yajna Vishvasya Bhuvanasya Nabheehi” – implying Yagya as the fundamental process of manifestation of nature.In physical terms, Yagya (homam, havan or agnihotra) is a process of herbal sacrifices in holy fire aimed at the finest utilization of the subtle properties of  sacrificed  matter with the help of more »
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Vidyoot Bhutani
Vidyoot Bhutani commented on the blog by Deeksha Talwar
on Feb 07, 2014 , 12:42 pm
Deeksha Talwar - Satsang and the instant nirvana!
I wonder if penning down my thoughts on the given subject would qualify me as an atheist or not, but I’m glad I am spiritual from inside. So why fret! It’s not something that I discovered last night but even since I was a kid, friends and relatives around used to share stories of their parents and grandparents attending Satsangs (public sessions led by a spiritual leader). Never ever have I been to one nor I intend to, but curiosity within me simply refuses to rest.Every time I hear someone more »
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Charley Rae
Charley Rae commented on the blog by Sudhanshu Rawat
on Feb 05, 2014 , 11:09 pm
Sudhanshu Rawat - Yoga Teacher Training India,Rishikesh
If you feel as if yoga may be your true calling in life, but are just not sure how to go from a yoga lover into a full time yoga teacher, here's some advice on how to go about it. First off, you need to establish your skills and mindset in order to begin your yoga business. Although there are plenty of great yoga classes in just about every city and in many rural retreats, for a truly life changing experience, a trip abroad may be necessary. You could book onto a onto a yoga teacher train more »
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V K Sharma
V K Sharma reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jan 18, 2014 , 08:05 am
Dalai Lama returned to Dharamshala
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to Dharamshala today from Raipur city after completing a series of teachings and talks in Japan, New Delhi, Bangalore, Raipur, Bylakuppe and Bandara Tibetan settlements. His Holiness was given a more »
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Gaurav Verma
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on Jan 16, 2014 , 03:42 pm
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