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Meeting Death as a Friend

One of the most famous Dialogues of Plato, which has attracted more attention than any other, is that in which he depicts the death of Socrates. There were a few friends present during the day, the evening of which saw his passing, and this Dialogue takes the form of a conversation which took place on that last day.

Radha Burnier

THE DISCIPLINE OF NO-SELF “Study results in humility” (vidya vinayam dadati). This dictum is known all over India. The absence of self-importance is the mark of a person of learning and true culture. But the sentence also lends itself to the interpretation “Learning leads to discipline”—not a discipline imposed from outside by scripture or other authority, but the discipline of no-self.

KNOWLEDGE AS A FUNCTION OF BEING By Aldous Huxley

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KNOWLEDGE AS A FUNCTION OF BEING
By Aldous Huxley

The following excerpts are taken from the Introduction of The Perennial Philosophy, first published in 1944. Italics and bold fonts have been added for emphasis.

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PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS—the phrase was coined by Leibniz; 1 but the thing—the metaphysic that recognizes…

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