A Dwelling Place for Wisdom

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1995 - Religion - 179 pages
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Theologians, Brahmans, philosophers, mandarins, priests, and doctors have all claimed to rule over wisdom and to hold the keys to a special entry gate to wisdom`s dwelling place. But wisdom is not an objective only for these select few. It is our universe, our world, our Mother Earth. It is a true homestead where we can settle down and be ourselves. Where we can have a human relationship with things. It is the art and knowledge of life, and it has a dwelling place both in the human heart and in the entire earth. World-renowned philosopher of religion Raimon Panikkar sees wisdom as all the above and as a source of happiness and joy--a dwelling place where people are blessed. In his book he discusses four major issues: an existential feminine approach to life and knowledge, a catholic and less fragmented anthropology, a recovery of the most ancient meaning of philosophy, and how to preserve one`s own identity without being shallow, indifferent or exclusive. He provides a distinctive practical resource for individuals wanting to experience wisdom.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Preparing a Dwelling Place for Wisdom
7
Water and Self
42
Fire and Being
51
Air and Spirit
58
Questions and Answers on
70
Philosophy as Lifestyle
77
Jordan Tiber and Ganges
109
Abbreviations
161
Sources
179
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