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Sophia: A Central Idea in Philosophy, Religion and Theology

By |2020-08-02T21:49:35+03:00August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sophia  is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Christian theology. Sophia originally carrying a meaning of "cleverness, skill", the later meaning of the term, close to the meaning of Phronesis ("wisdom, intelligence"), was significantly shaped by the term philosophy ("love [...]

Vajra: A Ritual Object in Hinduism and Buddhism

By |2020-06-28T16:21:16+03:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A vajra is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is essentially a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, [...]

Perennial Philosophy and the Idea of the One

By |2020-04-15T12:03:38+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Perennial philosophy also referred to as perennialism and perennial wisdom is a perspective in spirituality that views all of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine have grown. The Perennial [...]

Sudhana: The Child of Wealth

By |2020-04-14T14:19:04+03:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sudhanakumara mainly is known as Sudhana and Shancai Tongzi in Chinese, and translated as Child of Wealth, is the protagonist in the last and longest chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Sudhana appears in Buddhist, Taoist and folk stories; in most of them he is one [...]

Top 14 Helena Blavatsky Quotes

By |2020-06-30T03:34:53+03:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Helena Blavatsky was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Helena Blavatsky gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric religion that the society promoted. Blavatsky was born as Helena Petrovna von Hahn in the Ukrainian [...]

Top 12 Samael Aun Weor Quotes

By |2020-06-30T14:50:50+03:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Samael Aun Weor was born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez was a spiritual teacher and author of over sixty books of esoteric spirituality. Victor Manuel Gómez Rodriguez was born on March 6 in Bogotá. He was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but later rejected the [...]

Borobudur – The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

By |2019-10-13T19:51:18+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circulars, topped by a central dome. [...]

The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

By |2019-08-12T01:36:04+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism associated with practice and meditation. Samantabhadra with Gautama Buddha and his fellow bodhisattva Manjusri, he forms the Shakyamuni trinity in Buddhism. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra and, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra, made the ten [...]

14 Sophocles Quotes on Love, Fate, and Wisdom

By |2020-07-07T05:41:32+03:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. [...]

Top 15 Socrates Quotes

By |2020-07-08T19:28:22+03:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Socrates was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought. An enigmatic figure, he made no writings and is known chiefly through the accounts of [...]