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Creativity and the Whole of Life

Krishnamurti and Buddhism. Today I checked on another book written by him, but jointly with another scientist philosopher David Bohm called Science, Order and Creativity: A Dynamic New Look at the Creative Roots of Science and Life (1987). I got an … Continue reading

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The Blackwinged Night

I was attracted by the cover of a book. The background is all black. Its upper two thirds are occupied by a gray circle described by a band of about half an inch and whose left side slides down the left margin … Continue reading

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A Tiring Sunday

Sunday was an extremely tiring day. In the morning, I went to the weekly mass at the Cathedral.  I had to resist with the utmost difficulties from falling asleep listening to the boring and unimaginative sermon on the proper way to pray from … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

Mankind has striven for wisdom (or at least many say that they have) throughout the ages. Yet everywhere we cast our eyes, we find little traces of it. What is it? Where can it be found? If we rarely find … Continue reading

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Meditation

I was in a restaurant. Opposite to me was a young man. He was in his late 20s or early 30s, with an oval face, straight nose and thin lips and closely cropped hair above a high and full forehead. His eyes … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Philosopher

Philosophers were an extremely important and visible part of public life in Ancient Greece. Philosophers advised city cousellors, future generals and taught rulers and future kings and emperors.  It is no longer so. What happened? I try to find out. I turned to … Continue reading

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The Death of Socrates

Socrates died as he lived, calm, unhurried, unharassed and philosophic: a true lover of wisdom (philo: love sophia: wisdom). We know because we have a record of it in the form of Phaedo or Phaidon, a part of Plato’s Dialogues. … Continue reading

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