At times these obligations are wearisome, the contracts interminable, our superiors insufferable. At times it feels like slavery. And surely thinking it so would not help in the slightest… But here, if we expand our thinking and take all forms and lengths of the chains between us to be forms of servitude, and act with the wisdom of Seneca in mind, we may find it to have a liberating effect on the mind, one that lessens the burdens we feel: “We are all chained to fortune: the chain of one is made of gold, and wide, while that of another is short and rusty.
But what difference does it make? In essence, what he means here is that we all have our place in life, one in which we are basically stuck, but then, he says, even the very fortunate are chained to their heavy gold chains, however blessed they may seem. “All life is slavery. “If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. The Essence of Buddha's Teaching. The Four Noble Truths: 1.
All things and experiences are marked by suffering/ disharmony/ frustration (dukkha). 2. The arising of suffering/ disharmony/ frustration comes from desire/ craving/ clinging. 3. 4. The eightfold path to the cessation of suffering: 1. . • the truth about suffering. . . . • everything is impermanent and changes; • there is no separate individual self- this is an illusion. 2. . • give up what is wrong and evil; • undertake what is good; • abandon thoughts that have to do with bringing suffering to any conscious being; cultivate thoughts of loving kindness, that are based on caring about others' suffering, and sympathetic joy in others' happiness. 3.
. • Abstain from telling lies. • Abstain from talk that brings harm or discredit to others (such as backbiting or slander) or talk that creates hatred or disharmony between individuals and groups. • Abstain from harsh, rude, impolite, malicious, or abusive language. • Abstain from idle, useless, and foolish babble and gossip.
Anders Transhuman Page. Philosophy since the Enlightenment, by Roger Jones. Top 10 Schools of Philosophy - Top 10 Lists. Miscellaneous Through history, various forms of philosophy have developed.
Many have fallen by the wayside but a number have stuck. This is a list of the top 10 schools of philosophy. 10. Solipsism Nothing exists; Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; Even if something could be known about it, knowledge about it can’t be communicated to others. - Gorgias (485-375 BC) Solipsism is the idea that one can only know that one’s self exists and that anything outside the mind, such as the external word, can not be known to exist. Solipsism is often associated with nihilism and materialism. 9. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. . - Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Determinism is the philosophical theory that every event, including human cognition and behaviour, decision and action, is determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. 8. . - John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) 7. . - Epicurus (341-270 BC) 6.
. - Thomas H. Seven Blunders of the World.