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Enlighten Knowledge

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Enlighten Knowledge 

Enlighten Knowledge

Feel Absolute Transcendence

Lose Vanity – Sage

Right from birth the child starts acquiring knowledge, through observation, teaching, reading, writing, and by experience. Life in a way is to get enlightened of knowledge.

Fortunately one gets knowledge through parents, teachers, friends, community, books and discourses. The knowledge makes the person known in the society and shall bring him respect and laurels too. At the same time, it also brings with it, vanity into the person.

Most fortunate are those who are blessed and are able to get enlightened of absolute transcendent knowledge.

A little acquisition of knowledge brings with it such vanity; we can just imagine what sort it would be, when a person acquires the transcendent knowledge. So, a person when gets such knowledge he is called a scholar, teacher, pundit, scientist, intellectual, philosopher or a guide. But, he cannot or shall not be an enlightened person or a sage.

To be a sage one has to lose or dispossess vanity. One should be humble, courteous and compassionate. 

This is what the Haiku means to say.    

I give here below the information of sages of this world, who have been so.

Some of the URLs shall take you to them and make you know of the Absolute Knowledge itself.

If you know some information of sages you can as well put the information in your comments below. 

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Seven Ancient Greek Sages

SCOD Philosophy is based on many thinkers,

but we begin with Seven Ancient Greek Philosopher Sages:

Thales, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus

The ‘Classical’ philosophies of ancient Greeks are the first on historic record to start asking the most basic yet profound questions of Life, the Universe, and everything. Modern philosophies tend to ask more complex questions about our experiences in Existence, and many of the basic questions are redefined by scientific theories. It is wise to know past examples of thought, although we are capable of coming to many of the same conclusions without having read them, or may have already formulated some similar theories independently.

(The original Seven Sages of Greece were: Thales, Pittacus, Periander, Cleobulus, Solon, Bias, Chilon)
The SCOD list of 7 Sages is:  Thales, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus

Thales

Thales is considered the father of Philosophy. He lived in Miletus in Eastern Greece across the Aegean Sea, in Ionia (now Western Turkey)

Pythagoras

Pythagoras was from Samos, Ionia circa 500 BC. He was a spiritual mathematician and philosopher (lover of wisdom). He made mystical world travels, and used music and math together as a language to understand the Universe.

Empedocles

Empedocles of Sicily circa 450 BC is considered a pluralist because he believed that all things were inter-connected, even seemingly opposing philosophies. His open-minded theories embraced the Four Elements (Roots), Reincarnation, Magnetism, and Mixture and Separation (Love and Strife). 

Socrates

Socrates was from Athens, Greece circa 400 BC. He was a philosopher, stone mason, soldier, and mentor. He was considered a public gadfly because he would stand around the stoa and engage random people in his pedagogy by a ‘method of dialogue’ (elenchus) which involved asking questions to arrive at truths. 

“I only know that I know nothing.”

“As the Delphi Oracle says: Know thyself.”

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Golden Rules

“Do not do to others, what angers you if done to you by others.”

“Be kind to everyone, as though they are fighting a hard battle.”

Plato

Plato was a student and biographer of Socrates, circa 380 BC. He developed his own theories of reality (metaphysics), mathematics, logic, ethics, and epistemology. The material world is an illusion based on the real world of archetypal forms. 

“Friend to all is friend to none”

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind”

“Virtue is justice”

“Happiness is the meaning of life”

“Common danger unites enemies”

Aristotle 

Aristotle circa 340 BC was a student of Plato, and a mentor to Alexander the Great. Aristotle studied all subjects and advocated learning from analyzing experiences and observations in existence. His empirical theories was unparalleled for over 2,000 years, and laid the basis for Existentialism.

“Friend to all is friend to none”

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind”

“Virtue is justice”

“Happiness is the meaning of life”

“Common danger unites enemies”

 Epicurus

Epicurus of Samos circa 300 BC, believed in happiness, tranquility, peace, comfort, and communal and individual contentment. He believed we have only one life to live, and therefore we should strive to be happy now.

“Eat, drink, and be merry; for tomorrow we may die.”

“The highest good is pleasure”

“Freedom has few possessions, for property makes us subject to mobs and monarchs”

“Do not fear death, it is not here now, but when it comes it will not matter anymore”

“Happiness has no desires”

“It is not what we have, but what we enjoy that constitutes abundance”

“Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little”

The Seven Sages of China  

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The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove have inspired not only generations of poets, but also painters and other artists.

The Nine Sages of India during Emperor Asoka 

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In India, there is a story of Nine Unknown Men that goes back to the time of the Emperor Asoka. Whether the seven unknown men and the seven sages were the same individuals remains unknown.

Asoka respected all religions and promoted peace according to God’s wishes. All living beings should enjoy security, peace, happiness and live in freedom. He preached vegetarianism, abolished alcohol and the slaughter of animals.

This led to the creation of the Nine Unknown Men, world’s most powerful society founded by Emperor Asoka.

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MessageToEagle.com – There are many reasons why we should treat the wisdom of the past seriously. Many of our so-called modern inventions are in fact nothing more than re-inventions of technology our ancestors were familiar with thousands of years ago.

Indian Mythology: The Seven Great Sages or Saptarishis


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Hindu Mythology has three main Gods: Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver and Mahesha (Shiva),the destroyer. The Saptarishis mean Sapta=Seven Rishi(s)=Sage(s) or the Seven Rishis in Sanskrit, an Indian language from which most of Indian languages have evolved.

These Seven Rishis are the great seers, caretakers, mind born sons of Brahma.In a similar way, Greeks too had seven wise men namely Cleobulos, Periandros, Bias, Pittacos, Chilon, Solon and Thales which shows that mythologies around the globe do have parallel connections though it will take another hundred years for researchers to prove it.They live for a period of time known as a manvantar (306,720,000 Earth Years). Though incredulous, that is what Indian mythology is about.

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Enlightened beings are the ones who bring light into this world, who have surrendered to the truth within of us. Maybe, God-the almighty ordered them not to return to their home as they had to do this work here for all of us to get inspired and be one among them.

I try to give some of the names of Enlightened beings on this earth of the past centuries.

Vyasa, Vashista, Astavakra, Rama, Krishna, Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohammad, Shankaracharya, Basho, Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Janaka Maharaj, Dyaneshwar, Swami Ramadas, Kabir, Moses, Meera, St John, Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Guru Nanak, Mahavira, Hakim Sanai, Meister Eckhart… the list though not endless; they are few as the enlightened are few, but still giving and showing us the light, they are lost in eternity.    

 Here is the name of Enlightened persons of the modern days, I mean of the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Osho Rajneesh,Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ramatirth, Swami Shivananda, Siddha Roodha, Gurunatha Roodha, Swami Muppinarya, Swami Yeritata, Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Adams, Swami Rama, Paramahansa Yogananda…. they shall keep coming, they shall lead us to the path to eternity.

LOVE & BUTTERFLY XO

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LOVE & BUTTERFLY XO

Searching for love, like

Catch cluttering butterfly

Ignored, came both, xo

It is like this, you search for happiness and love, the more you try to find it, the more it seems to go away, we would think we have almost got it, like the failed attempts to catch the cluttering butterfly from flower to flower. The more we try to catch it, the more it chases. So, ignore it and sit at a place, it shall come flying and shall rest on our chest or cheeks. So is love and happiness, the more you try to find it the more illusory it looks and almost makes one, to further not to attempt. The more the greed to find happiness in the mundane world the more it chases. When one ignores his/her wanting, love and happiness shall come in swift.

So, both LOVE and the BUTTERFLY shall xo.

 

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KNOW LIFE BEST

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KNOW LIFE BEST

DEATH MAKES KNOW LIFE BEST

WHEN CLOSE TO HEART LEFT BODY

FORM MERGE IN FORMLESS 

When death of a person close to us occurs, it tends to make us know life better. Otherwise life will just be moving onwards; routine, fun, job, study, family, business, interactions, attractions so on and so forth. Death makes know the end of life; so we are not going to live here for long. Death itself has made know life better since ancient times and all the scriptures, all philosophies and the knowledge of life itself is probably based on that. Can we just imagine life to be permanently here; how would it be like? Now, this shall bring so many thoughts, and may be ideas too. Maybe; you can have a big laugh over this.

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All forms in this universe are bound by time and space and have a life time of their own and are again bound to end and merge in the formless. Hence, the last line; ruminate. 

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A GOAL

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A GOAL

FOOT MADE BALL IN GOAL
HALF JOY, HALF SAD FOR TEAMS, SIDES
SPARKS, SPIRIT LOST NOT

 This is a Haiku; I wanted to do something on sports.

Poetry is mostly written on Love, Lovers, God and Nature.

I just thought why I should not write on Sports. The idea came and I chose the most popular and widely played game which is of most interesting to me too, I just love to watch the game and I never miss the FIFA World Cups.

So, I need not describe much about these three lines. We all find when a Goal is done it brings such a lot of joy to one party and sorrow to the opponents, but I have found in the game the spirit is never lost and that’s the spirit of the game, you lose or win.

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The Last ‘GOAL’ of PELE

Do not miss to see this video it is just 7 minutes 51 seconds very touching

 

FIFA World Cup Final 2014 “THE GOAL”

This video is of 1 Minute 16 Seconds if you don’t see it you would miss a thrilling experience 

 

TURN BACK

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TURN BACK

Hell One Step Ahead

Turn Back What’s In Store For You

Heaven One Step Front

Another Haiku for Me, You and Everyone.

We are in the midst of things going on in this world and they are individual experiences. The world shows everyone its share. Everyone share it as they want.

 Most times we to tend towards the attractions of the mundane world, and we are gripped into its claws. It is a very strange situation ahead of us as to what to do next; we may be in a dilemma to take a decision.

 We always turn our face towards the worldly pleasures, which may lead us to unforeseen circumstances which may cause trouble and disharmony. Money has been given the most important criteria, causing dishonesty, displeasure, animosity and hatred ….the list is endless.

 Confronting ourselves into a Hell like situation, causing stress and inviting problems.

 Intelligence is one thing that helps and to lead life in this world one has to be intelligent. We can term it as – Living Life Intelligently. Under the above circumstances applying intelligence shall make one to turn back. 

 Turn back to see Heaven is waiting for us and is cordially inviting. One step in front of us shall change life permanently for good. Changing of attitudes, Moving always in Good Company, Spreading Love, Spiritual thoughts, Loving nature, Contentment, Wishing for the Good of everyone, Cultivating Good Habits, Health Consciousness, Love for Animals and Birds, so on and so forth….shall make life Heavenly.    

 In a way Hell and Heaven are both here on this earth; why should we imagine them to be somewhere in the sky. Maybe some secrets are to be dealt like this. Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!  

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JUST A SCREEN

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JUST A SCREEN

Life Scenes Seen On Screen

Temporary Waves Of Life

Birth Death Just A Screen

In this Haiku I would like to throw light upon the life scenes one sees from birth till death. They are temporary and they are displayed before us like just on a screen.

 Let us now contemplate on Life as the subject is sensitive in nature and to be pondered. Just let us think of the people who have lived and gone on this planet since ancient times. In all their lives they have seen all types of scenes may be they might have enjoyed them or suffered seeing to them. At the time of the view everything seems to look so true and real to everyone.

 Howmuchsoever we love the food we eat, while eating we are so much engrossed in it, but we do not remember what we ate during the last week. The same case with anything we love or hate. We are involved so much, that this life itself is as if a permanent affair. As life passes by we tend to forget the scenes in which we had totally put ourselves into it. So what about those scenes which had come across and gone which we thought were so precious or were worth to discard.

 Let us take the example of a movie that we see on the screen of a movie theatre. The scenes come and go, the movie ends; we enjoy, get involved in the movie and come out.

So also, Life from Birth till Death shows us continuously scene after scene as if everything was real.

 The great scriptures too proclaim that life is like the screen; it provides those scenes for us to see in between Birth and Death. I would not want to mention about these lines found in the scriptures or in which books they are. It is again a very elaborate subject.

If you would want to know you can refer any of the Great Spiritual Doctrines of the East or West (Granthas – it means books of the spiritual doctrines in the language of Sanskrit)

You may not necessarily look to the doctrines but just have a thought put it to test. In one corner of your heart or mind you shall feel it is so. 

Coming to the subject;  Life scenes seen like on a screen are temporary waves of life from birth till death are just like on a screen.

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Life Scenes being Enjoyed
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Like in the Ocean Waves Rise and Fall Creating Scenes
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The Wave is the Ocean, Ocean is the Wave

 

RELATIONS SPOIL

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RELATIONS SPOIL

Communicate with

Mouth, Eye, Ear, Hand Properly

Or Relations Spoil

This is a Haiku Poem, a Japanese form of writing Poetry

I would like to give more information to new readers who would want to know about Haiku writing, in my previous Haiku I had given the basic information.

 Communication in this world today or since ancient times is a very important tool for people to live; live in harmony.

These days in our regular course of life we tend to ill communicate or sometimes not communicate at all.

Today there are various means to communicate but still we do the mistake of not communicating properly.

With me the experience goes on a daily basis with my own employees, my own beloved, my daughter so on and so forth.

This leads to the unnecessary straining of relationship and tension, which would lead to unwanted disorders and diseases.

Therefore the above words came in my mind, which knowingly become a Haiku and unknowingly a Quote.

 So, therefore I put this post under my ‘Poetry’ and also on ‘My Quotes’ Menus.

 Below is the link you can refer to for writing of Haiku  

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html

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Characteristics of haiku

The following are typical of haiku:
A focus on nature.

A “season word” such as “snow” which tells the reader what time of year it is.

A division somewhere in the poem, which focuses first on one thing, than on another. The relationship between these two parts is sometimes surprising.

Instead of saying how a scene makes him or her feel, the poet shows the details that caused that emotion. If the sight of an empty winter sky made the poet feel lonely, describing that sky can give the same feeling to the reader.

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I also insert here some Images of even animals as to how they communicate and be communicated.

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