Only by exercising the human faculty of reason - a God-given ability - can one transform the soul from worldliness to complete devotion to God, the ultimate happiness. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
One inspires us, the other softens us. So let's create this threefold bond: Living in this community today It would be quite different from the life we are used to.
Jim Rohn It is therefore quite certain that pity is a natural sentiment which, by moderating in every individual the activity of self-love, contributes to the mutual preservation of the entire species.
But even if one could know what goodness or justice is, why should one act justly if one could profit by doing the opposite.
The Greeks and Romans—and indeed thinkers such as Confucius—did not conceive of a distinctively moral realm of conduct. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
If we lower our desires then it is easier to reach them and therefore, we will be happier. If it did, it was good as a means; if it did not, it was not good at all. Edwards DemingAmerican Statistician It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods.
In the Eightfold Path, he recommends practicing "right effort" by first avoiding and then clearing our minds of negative, unwholesome thoughts. That is, enjoy whatever sensual relationships you want, eat all of the food you want and drink to your contentment.
Philosophical Thought The final component of the happy life is engaging in philosophical or rational thought. Aristotle is also responsible for much later thinking about the virtues one should cultivate. Instead of managers, they need to be cultivators and storytellers to capture minds.
But God loves human beings more than the angels. If we strive to attain our desire we often find that we are not happy and only desire more. Drucker, American Management Guru That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure.
Dialogue is a deep process. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. The way to do this is to eliminate all but the simplest wants; these are then easily satisfied even by those who are not wealthy.
Seek neither brilliance nor the void; just think deeply and work hard. Adam SmithScottish philosopher and economist. Like Aristotle, Epicurus believed that happiness is the highest good and the end to all other actions.
whereas honest due diligence ekes barest feasibility study at all even out from the most fantastic overreach. Andrew "Beefy" Levinson is a normal man which makes him an outcast in the progressive dystopia of California.
He enjoys good liquor, fine cigars, old books, and works to.
Redated from March I was a Christian recently enough to remember what it felt like to really believe the Creator of the universe talked to me, to really believe I would go to heaven and unbelievers would go to hell, to really believe that prayer made a difference.
It sure felt like I really believed that stuff. And other Christians tell me they really believe that stuff, too.
For Buddha, the path to happiness starts from an understanding of the root causes of suffering.
Those who consider Buddha a pessimist because of his concern with suffering have missed the point. In fact, he is a skillful doctor — he may break the bad news of our suffering, but he also prescribes a proactive course of treatment.
Epicureans argue that the path to securing happiness comes by withdrawing from public life and residing with close, like-minded friends.
Sharples cites Plutarch's criticism of Epicureanism, which suggests that achieving happiness through withdrawal from public life neglects the desire of the human.
According to him, happiness is the aim of humans, and that real happiness is pure and free from worldly interest. Ultimately, happiness is reached through the conjunction of the human intellect with the separate active intellect.The path to achieving happiness according to epicurus