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PHILOSOPHY OF MAN

BY THE WAY OF ANALOGY

WHAT PHILOSOPHY IS?

1. . PHILOSOPHY IS LIKE A CANDLELIGHT IN A DARK ROOM. 1.

. PHILOSOPHY IS LIKE A CHILD.2.

. PHILOSOPHY IS LIKE A BIRD –FREE BEING FLYING OVER PLACES AND SEEING THINGS FROM THE HORIZON.3.

WHAT PHILOSOPHY IS NOT? .

. PHILOSOPHY IS NOT A MONSTER TO BE FEARED.1.

.2. PHILOSOPHY IS NOT A BROKEN GLASS.

PHILOSOPHY IS NOT UNINTERESTING. .3.

FORMAL DEFINITION .

reasons and principles through human reason alone. .It is science that tries to investigate all things in their ultimate causes.PHILOSOPHY – comes from the Greek words PHILOS and SOPHIA. Translate to “love of wisdom”. .

THINGS TO CONSIDER IN THE DEFINITION .

.1. Philosophy is a science because it is a unique realm for investigating things.

Philosophy is not an exclusive science.2. .

. Philosophy investigates things inside and outside of the phenomena.3.

4. Philosophy uses the mind by necessity. .

Transportation d.ACTIVITY Individual Work: 1. . Communication 2. Education c. Raise a specific problem or issue in one of the following areas: a. Economy b. Rationalize or criticize the problem or issue you have chosen and come up with an attainable solution.

ASSIGNMENT Bring the following drawing materials: -Bond paper -Crayons/colored pens .

Define the following: Trishnas Dvesha Avidha Dharma Nirvana Sammavaca Suffering Chanting Mantra Noble .

THE RELEVANCE OF BUDDHISM IN ST THE 21 CENTURY .

-At present. . There is so much interest in learning how to meditate to deepen one’s spiritual consciousness. -It is adopted by those who wish to use the enormous potential of the mind.BUDDHISM TODAY -Play a vital role in people’s efforts to live in a normal life and understand how life should be lived meaningfully.

.Buddism is a universal and timeless philosophy. .Its teachings are relevant today as they were during the time of Siddtharta Gautama Buddha.

all these problems cannot overpower the mind.World problem are innumerable and overwhelming. . According to Dalai Lama. and wisdom. “Much depends on time. . the point then is to train the mind”. Nevertheless.If one has determination and wisdom . will. determination.

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM .

This means that one must have a good and compassionate heart. As the Dalai Lama puts it. thus making more society in the society”. . “If one has a compassionate heart. it automatically brings inner one becomes happier and more open-minded.The present educational system focuses much on the brain and not on one’s spiritual problems.

rather it means the education of the heart for it to become good compassionate. -It does not pertain to rituals or ceremonies. Such inner strength leads one to have a proper disposition – someone who distrusts less and does not panic easily. -A compassionate heart is necessary. .-The spiritual cultivation of a person must not be taken as a religious activity. because it is the only way for one to have inner strength.

discipline or good values must be the core of every curriculum. -By having stable mind . problems at the family or social levels are reduced. . -It is neither derived from having received gifts or magic nor a result of rituals or ceremonies.-Inner strength means a calm and stable mind. -The stability of mind suggests discipline. which is not brought about taking medicine. drugs or alcohol. Thus.

SIZE OF FAMILY .

. .-Another social problem that needs Buddhist emphasis in the size of family.The incidence of boys and girls growing up without proper attention will also be reduced . which essentially considers the number of children. cultivation and care in thefamily. . thereby lessening the risks of having men and women in society with negative concepts of themselves. . they develop the idea that they are alone. -With fewer children . there will be proper affection. Such tragedy extends to the social level.With fewer children the value of compassionate heart can be easily instilled in them.When children grow up unattended .

MEDIA .

for one. . • The problem with media. is that they are legally provide with so much power that they could become the culprit in the corruption of people’s minds. however . • Freedom from the press. is important.• Various form of media play a vital role most especially in democratic societies.

robbery and rape. • Seen daily on TV are many acts lawlessness such as murder. tribulation and mistrust. . the media focus on so much distress.• In the midst of the difficulties and harshness of life today. they curb the truth and project negative values. • Often. kidnapping.

.• The media deliver the message with so much stress on the issues and less on the lessons one could learn from them.

• HOW MANY ACTS OF HUMAN KINDNESS AND AFFECTION ARE FEATURED BY THE MEDIA EVERYDAY? .