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  • Kamala's Observation And Sensitiveness Help Siddhartha
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    The Siddhartha As a young Brahmin, Siddhartha has been taught that Brahmin is the soul of "Atman" or the 'Only One'. It means that Brahmin is the highest position beside the Creator. However he does not think that his superior's 'Self' will give him salvation. Siddhartha thinks his 'Self' conquers him. He wants his 'Self" to die to find wisdom and spiritual knowledge. These thoughts lead him to go on a spiritual journey and he does so by leaving his home to join the Samanas. For a number of year...
  • My Main Goal
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    My objectives for returning to school are to fulfill my personal and business goals by increasing my knowledge and gaining skills to become an asset to my company and family. I need the challenge and stimulation that learning offers me to enhance my self- esteem, which will enable me to handle conflict in the workplace. My main goal for increasing my knowledge base is to make a difference in the lives of others. Financial stability is also important aspect when making the decision to return to s...
  • Brahman And The Ultimate Reality
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    While examining different religious paths within Hinduism from the perspective of four patterns of transcendence (ancestral, cultural, mythical and experiential) it is interesting to see how each pattern found its dominance over four segments of Hinduism: Vedic sacrifice, the way of action, the way of devotion and the way of knowledge. When Hinduism originated as a religion it was mainly concerned with sacrifices for ancestors. The sacred texts - called the Vedas - on which Hinduism was based we...
  • Cultivation Of The Self Michel Foucault
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    Michel Foucault: The Cultivation of the Self Michel Foucault (1926-1984) spent much of the later part of his studies on the idea of the care of the self and cultivation of the self. He defined such care as using one's own reason to ascertain who one is and how he can be his best. Foucault takes several perspectives on this theme, from medical to phenomenological, to develop his focus on finding out who one is, the goal of the care of the self. Human's failure to attain and nurture this self resu...
  • Self Knowledge The Confidence
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    Journey's come in many different forms, some being lengthy in duration while others may be just hours long. On occasion, one's path to self-knowledge may be found in doing the same things as one used to do in a whole new environment and finding that the ways of the past are inadequate for the ways of the present. This concept is shown in the untitled narrative by Sara Chase, where the discovery is that her study habits from high school no longer correlate with what she will need to do to be succ...
  • Philosophy's Value In Knowledge
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    Bertrand Russell: The Value Of Philosophy Essay, Bertrand Russell: The Value Of Philosophy The Value of Philosophy Consider a man that looks to material needs as the necessities of life. He moves through his world in a twenty-four hour cycle of the mundane, never reaching for a less ignorant existence. Bertrand Russell believes that these "practical men', as society deems them, are wrongly named. A meaningful life to this "practical man', certainly does not include the understanding of a need fo...

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