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Being and the meaning of life

by A. H. Almaas

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Published by Diamond Books in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Self-realization.,
  • Self.,
  • Individuality.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA.H. Almaas.
    SeriesDiamond heart ;, bk. 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1470 .A46 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 211 p. ;
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1895981M
    ISBN 100936713054
    LC Control Number90081060

    Define book. book synonyms, book pronunciation, book translation, English dictionary definition of book. n. 1. off the books, without being part of an official payroll, income report, etc. 6. one for the book(s) "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit.   Hägglund’s alternative, “secular faith”, insists that our finite lives are all we have – and that this finitude, far from being a cause for regret, is precisely what gives them meaning.

    Life Is A Book Submitted By: TomC. Life is a book You open the cover and you discover The adventure begins As you read through the pages The story unfolds As one chapter ends, another begins All the chapters are different But all lead to the end And after the end, you open another. Author: Tom Cagan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being opens with a philosophical discussion of lightness versus heaviness. Kundera contrasts Nietzsche's philosophy of eternal return, or of heaviness, with Parmenides's understanding of life as light. Kundera wonders if any meaning or weight can be attributed to life Cited by:

      The promise: “I will not erase his name from the book of life” does not necessarily imply that some do have their names erased. It simply says, to the one who is in the book, and who conquers in faith: I will never wipe your name out. In other words, being erased is a fearful prospect, which I will not allow to happen to those who persevere. The problem is that the light life is meaninglessness. If everything happens only once, it might as well not have happened at all. In response, all we can do is live for beauty and pleasure. Yet, we find the insignificance of our lives unbearable—the unbearable lightness of being.


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Being and the Meaning of Life book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. We live in a world of mystery, wonder, and beauty. But /5. But in this book he is dealing with what he calls ‘the really hard problem’, which is the problem of the meaning of life.

If, as he thinks, the human being is not anything that’s supernatural, if there’s no such thing as a soul, there’s no such thing as immortality, if, as Damasio assumed, we’re just a biological system, how is it.

The Life of Meaning is more infused with wisdom than any I have seen in many, many a year.” –Phyllis Tickle About the Author BOB ABERNETHY is the executive editor and host of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, which he developed and created for PBS in /5(15).

Does the quality of the life we have at the end often get overshadowed by a focus of extending our life -- even if this extension comes at the cost of stripping our final days of everything that gives meaning to a definition of "Life".

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What Is the Meaning of Life. To wonder too insistently what ‘the meaning of life’ might be marks you out as being somewhat heavy, weird or just naïve.

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“The book of life,” also called “the scroll of life” or “book of remembrance,” contains the names of people in line to receive the gift of everlasting life. (Revelation ; ; Malachi ) God determines those names based on a person’s faithful obedience to him.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a self-help book by Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal : Jordan Peterson.

Book, Book of Life. The written word was a powerful creation in the ancient Near East. Both Egyptians and Babylonians saw writing as sacred, a direct gift of the gods. Although Yahweh did not make writing a specific gift to the people of Israel, he did employ writing in his dealings with people.

In the Hebrew Bible. In the Hebrew Bible the Book of Life—the book or muster-roll of God—records forever all people considered righteous before God.

[citation needed] To be blotted out of this book signifies is with reference to the Book of Life that the holy remnant is spoken of as being written unto life in Jerusalem; compare also Ezekielwhere one of the six heavenly. The Meaning of Life - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

i: Introduction To wonder too openly, or intensely, about the meaning of life sounds like a peculiar, ill-fated and unintentionally comedic pastime.

The idea of finding meaning in life by playing virtual reality games is of course common not just to religions, but also to secular ideologies and lifestyles. Consumerism too is a virtual reality.

The meaning of life is "freedom from suffering" through apatheia (Gr: απαθεια), that is, being objective and having "clear judgement", not indifference.

Stoicism's prime directives are virtue, reason, and natural law, abided to develop personal self-control and mental fortitude as means of overcoming destructive emotions. The Stoic does. Revelation refers to these names being "written before the foundation of the world" in the Book of Life.

They further argue that God, who knows the future, would never list a name in the Book of Life in the first place if it would have to be blotted out : Jack Zavada. “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

The Book of Life contains the names of those who have been spiritually converted and who have dedicated their lives to the service of God. Like other servants of God, Moses understood that his name was already written in the Book of Life (Exodus ).Jesus said that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the prophets will be in the Kingdom of God, so their names are certainly in the Book of Life ().

Alan H. Goldman, Life's Values: Pleasure, Happiness, Well-Being, and Meaning, Oxford University Press,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Stewart Goetz, Ursinus College Alan Goldman's book is an important contribution to the. And, as an antidote to all the horror movies of October, Book of Life is a very nice film, one that aims to be upbeat and to capture the meaning behind the holiday it celebrates.

The Meaning of Life is a witty, thought-provoking book that makes an ideal gift for anyone who's seeking their true purpose--and wants to laugh along the way. * NOTE: The price on the cover is an easily removable sticker.4/5(7).

Reviews "Kudos to James Maddux for assembling this state-of-the-art recap of the intrapersonal and interpersonal sources of human flourishing.

From neuroscience to culture to relationships to meaning and spirituality, this readable book is a definitive summary of research on the roots of well-being.".

The more meaning we find in life, the more happy we typically feel, and the more happy we feel, the more we often feel encouraged to pursue even greater meaning and Author: Scott Barry Kaufman.life: [noun] the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body.

a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings. an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.