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  • Consideration Of Yu Tsun's Intellectual Choices
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    A labyrinth is classically a human construction designed to confuse. It can trap our lives, hiding our past and future and constantly forcing us to make choices, even though we may not know what the consequences of those choices might be. The confusion of the puzzle may even tempt us to run blindly through the labyrinth, ending in disaster. Life itself is often considered such a labyrinth, and by adopting the strategies of travelers who came before and choosing our path cautiously while playing ...
  • Your Own Path In Life
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    Steven Simons Crossroads The paths people choose to follow throughout life come with happiness and some regrets. Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle is a story of how three boys chose the wrong path for themselves and had to learn the hard way. They chose the path that everyone else had chosen. The narrator in the story states that they think that they are rebels. This is the type of society in which they live. They rebel against anything with authority; they want to show that they do what they ...
  • Stiff Dress Following The Paths
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    Symbolism in Patterns by Amy Lowell Breaking the 'Patterned'; Mold When one hears the words, ' I sink on a seat in the shade,' ; they will most likely form a visual image in their head, such as a person sitting under a tree. Amy Lowell, an imagist, uses sharp images, precise wording, and figurative speech as a means of poetic expression to arouse the senses of the reader. In 'Patterns,' ; Amy Lowell explores the hopeful liberty of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman'...
  • Opportunities In Healthcare And Computers
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    Abstract My career choices have changed through the years from mother and housewife through architect, accountant, or teacher, finally I have arrived at a computer career. The following is an idea of the path I have followed. What I want to be When I Grow UpComing to the point of my current career choice has been a long road. My idea of what a career is or should be has changed with circumstances and age. According to Weintraub (2005), "the average worker spends only four years in a job and will...
  • Same Experiences
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    Good or Evil? The topic of this journal, is one that has caused much debate for a long time. Are we inherently good or evil at birth, or are we nurtured to be so? Many people believe that we have a natural tendency to be evil. Others think we are born good. To make thing a little bit clearer, I will give my definitions of what "good" and "evil" mean in this journal. "Good" as explained later, means "obeys rules and ethics of society over several centuries."Evil" means, "deliberate, or ignorant a...
  • Path
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    What was intriguing to me about this story was how detailed it was. The author paints a clear picture of what the setting is and the character. The first paragraph of the story is a great example of the author describing the character and the setting. "It was December-a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out there was an old Negro woman with her head tied in a red rag, coming along a path through the pinewoods. She was very old and small and she walked slowly in the dark pine shadows, m...
  • Action Research As Spiritual Practice
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    Return to Papers by Peter Reason Action Research as Spiritual Practice Peter Reason Prepared for the University of Surrey Learning Community Conference May 4/5 2000 For me spiritual life is not an interest, it's a way of life, of being in the world, the foundation of everything. bell hooks, (hooks, 1991: 218) One of the interesting debates within the family of methods which we call action research-co-operative inquiry, participatory action research, action science, action inquiry, appreciative i...
  • Noble Truth Of Suffering
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    Almost everybody I have ever met can recognize a Buddha statue, but few folks who I have ever associated with understand the meaning of the Buddha. Myself included was one of those folks blessed with such ignorance. When the term Buddha was brought up, all I thought about was the pudgy bellies of myself and fellow offensive lineman on my high school football team. Nirvana! Hey isn't that one of the great rock bands of the early nineties? Right? In this paper, I will explain who the Buddha was an...
  • Four Noble Truths
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    The Four Noble Truths The concept of the four noble truths has to do with the religion, Buddhism. Unlike other religions that try to give (you) answers to metaphysical questions, Buddhism teaches how human existence is imperfect and how to steer away from suffering. The way this is taught is through the four noble truths. The four noble truths summed up is: (1) existence is suffering, (2) desire is its cause, (3) there is a way to avoid suffering, and (4) the way is to follow the eightfold path....
  • Shining Paths Own Unique Course Of Action
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    Shining Path: A Revolution of the Distressed The world today is faced with many obstacles concerning all the peoples of the world. The issues range from globalization to the state of the environment with every political, economic, and human interest lying in between. It is these human interests that will be brought to light by examining the revolutions of the Incan indigenous beginning in the early part of the twentieth century. Running parallel to their North American neighbors, the native peop...
  • First Major Path In Life
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    The only way to know for sure if a path is right for you is to take and follow the path all the way to the end. Unfortunately life can only allow so many misdirection plays and crossing of paths. There are many paths to choose from and every decision everyday of one's life can lead further down a path or force you to back up. Many people believe in one path and stick with it while others try to follow every path they get a hint of. Only one person can make this decision of a single or multiple p...
  • His Own Path
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    Siddhartha has been searching for fulfillment all his life. Though he was the most scholarly and respected Brahmin, this did not satisfy him. He drank knowledge, yet still felt ignorant. He could not find peace. He could not find fulfillment. His journey is essentially one of trial and error, suffering, mistakes, and rebirth. He was the son of a Brahmin priest and gained all the knowledge he could acquire, learned and practiced the ways of the Brahmin, but found it was not for him. It did not fu...
  • Path Of Bhakta Yoga
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    Yoga comes from the Sanskrit verb yui, which means to yoke or unite. It is a union of the individual consciousness with the Infinite consciousness (Fisher, 89). The goal is to unite oneself with God and the practice of yoga is one of the paths that are taken to accomplish that goal. There are four main paths of yoga: Raja is the path of physical and mental control. Karma is the path of action. Bhakti is the path of devotion, and Jnana is the path of knowledge or wisdom (Roberts). Raja yoga is of...
  • I.E. Concentration On Wholesome Thoughts And Actions
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    Expound the Contents of the Buddha's First Sermon. Buddhism is a large and complex subject, and we should be wary of generalizations made on the basis of familiarity with any single part. In particular, statements which begin Buddhists believe or Buddhism teaches must be treated with circumspection quote from (Keown 1996: 2) (Few sentences here referring to what generally buddhism is. Need a reference for it. Use quote that 28% of British believe in reincarnation to emphasise the spread of the t...
  • Symbolism Of The Sun
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    In The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane uses the sun to symbolize the growth and enlightenment of Henry Fleming as well as the hope of the soldiers. The sun along with nature was used to show the hopes and fears of Henry and his regiment. Stephen Crane uses the sun to emphasize the fear and triumph that the youth and his regiment feel. In the eastern sky there was a yellow patch like a rug laid for the feet of the coming sun (pg. 25). This represents the fear of the battle that Henry and the ...
  • Antonias Form Of Success
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    English 152-5 Fairview High School November 12, 1997 Willa Cathers My Antonia (enter the rest of the title here) Jake Bral ie November 12, 1997 Willa Cathers My Antonia: Success The American college dictionary defines success as 1. The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors, 2. The gaining of wealth, possessions, or the like. This has been the general seances for the past hundred years or more. But in more modern days the prospective of success has changed slightly. It has ...
  • Options And Career Paths
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    There are many life-changing investments we make which require a great deal of thought and research. One of them is choosing a career path. The first step towards this decision is made when we choose our academic path in university. From then on it is a process of researching options and career paths that will satisfy our needs. I feel these past years in university have been the most influential in my life. Throughout this paper I will try to demonstrate my experiences and my professional devel...
  • Korda's Reference To Success As A Journey
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    Defining success is a difficult task, because it is a relative term. At my young age I fear I may not have enough experience or milestones under my belt to define such a grand word, however, I will make my best attempt to do so. Michael Korda's definition of success is a helpful one, however, I doubt I can yet concur completely because I have not tasted the success he speaks of. Although lacking in experience of my own, I will use his views to amplify some thoughts of my own. There is so little ...
  • Truth Wills
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    Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 to Hindu parents in the state of Gujarat in Western India. He entered an arranged marriage with Kasturbai Ma kanji when both were 13 years old. His family later sent him to London to study law, and in 1891 he was admitted to the Inner Temple, and called to the bar. In Southern Africa he worked ceaselessly to improve the rights of the immigrant Indians. It was there that he developed his creed of passive resistance against injustice, satyagraha, meaning truth f...
  • Worn Path
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    Fate can take control of humans lives and can help humans reach the end of the challenging path. The path is a journey which can not be totally controlled by humans. There will always be obstacles that will rely on fate. In "A Worn Path' by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson faces many obstacles. Before Phoenix made it down the hill, the bush got caught in her clothes. It shows that you should not judge from the outside and that things are not always what they seem. In life you will come across peopl...

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