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The Philosopher's Stone  - The Blue Book of Philosophy
The Philosopher's Stone - The Blue Book of Philosophy

The Philosopher's Stone - The Blue Book of Philosophy

by Ashim Gill

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129100673 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 401

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Hardcover

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Author: Ashim Gill
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 401
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100673

Description

The Philosopher’s Stone attempts to reveal the hidden secrets that have bedevilled the philosophers for aeons.



It brings to light the innermost workings of the human soul, of sub-atomic particles, as also metaphysical enigmas and world-moving theories and principles that have left a deep impact upon mankind. From Plato to Aristotle, to Descartes, Locke, Hume, Hegel and Kant; from Vivekananda, to Lao Tzu to the Buddha, The Philosopher’s Stone attempts, in one mighty sweep, to reveal the great thoughts of great minds down the ages, both eastern and western, that have helped shape the human psyche.

Contents

INTRODUCTION



Why seek knowledge?

Science, philosophy, religion



BOOK-I (TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE)



Lifecycles: the journey of life

Childhood, youth, maturity, old age and death

Sex, marriage, love

The existential dilemma

I’m OK, you’re OK

Creative visualization and positive thinking



BOOK-II (WORK: KARMA IN ACTION)



Capital –the root of all money

The nature of progress

Work

How organizations work



BOOK-III (MEN WHO MATTER)



Portrait of a sage

Portrait of a philosopher

Portrait of a warrior: A profile in courage

Portrait of a divine worker (Lao Tzu)

Portrait of a leader



BOOK- IV (MEDITATIONS)



Meditation

Vipassana

The blooming of a lotus

Zen



BOOK- V (OF HUMAN NATURE)



Existence and consciousness

What is life?

The soul of man

Nature of the soul (mind and will; reason and emotion; the harmonious soul)

Destiny and free will

Sweet liberty

Desire, virtue, happiness

Pleasure and pain



BOOK-VI (THE NATURE OF THE MIND)



The theory of Knowledge (sensation, perception, conception)

Truth and reality (faith and reason)

Logic: Mapping the mind

Theory of Ideas; idealism and materialism

Idea of the good

Ethics: Of good and evil

Truth and Beauty (Zen)

The nature of beauty and art

Satyam shivam sundaram



BOOK-VII (METAPHYSICS)



Matter: The substance of the world

Form: The shape of things

Space: The receptacle of the universe

Time: The fourth dimension

The space-time framework

The elementary particle

Being and becoming

Unity and infinity

Cosmology

Evolution

Relativity

The relative and the absolute



BOOK-VIII (THE HIGHER REALITY)



Absolute Truth

The Absolute One (gems from the Upanishads)

The oldest Upanishad (The Brihad Aranyaka)

The nature of God

Reincarnation of the soul

Reincarnation through the zodiac: Joan Hodgson

A different reality: Richard Bach

Sri Aurobindo’s supramental seeker

The complete man



INDEX

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