The Master said, “The ancient scholars learned for themselves; the present scholars learn for others.” (The Analects 14:24). In this verse Confucius points out that scholars in ancient times and in his his time had different motivations towards learning. This can be interpreted along the lines that in ancient times learning was more for personal…Read more Why Do You Learn?
By Dr Michael Laitman, PhD Over the past year, some two million people have died of the coronavirus disease. Yet, how alarmed are we? Let’s face it; we’re not. We’re terribly anxious over the shutting down of businesses, movie theatres, sports arenas, schools, and other such deprivations of entertainment and engagement, but what about the…Read more Why We Are Stoic about Two Million Covid Fatalities
By David Little Elk The Lakota expression "Mitakuye Oyas'in" means "we are all related". It also means that "the universe within each of us is interconnected as we are connected to universe around us". Lakota Society places focus on the present because the present thought patterns decide what will happen in the future. When one…Read more Timelessness
Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week's Friday Reflections I read from Plato's Republic, translated by Robin Waterfield (1993), discussing Plato's ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and its relevance to us today. https://youtu.be/f48JfWN6VIU