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The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Kabbalah Literature

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be. Science has undoubtedly brought enormous progress into the world, yet it is limited. Scientific ...

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God's Covenant with Man

By: A.A. Hodge

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: Our present subject is a wide one. It comprehends the covenants of God-his covenant of works and covenant of grace. It is very obvious that because God is an intelligence he must have a plan. If he be an absolutely perfect intelligence, desiring and designing nothing but good-if he be an eternal and immutable intelligence, his plan must be one, eternal, all-comprehensive, immutable; that is, all things from his point of view must constitute one system and sustai...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

In a time of crisis, we need a guide to help us calm and stabilize our lives. This is why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today. Kabbalah is a tool for bettering life, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how we can use this tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, you'll learn the basics of Kabbalah, and receive much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your daily life.

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be.

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Npnf2-05 Gregory of Nyssa: Dogmatic Treatises, etc

By: Gregory Of Nyssa

Excerpt: Preface; That none of the Treatises of S. Gregory of Nyssa have hitherto been translated into English, or even (with one exception long ago) into French, may be partly due to the imperfections, both in number and quality, of the mss., and by consequence of the Editions, of the great majority of them. The state of the mss., again, may be owing to the suspicion diligently fostered by the zealous friends of the reputation of this Father, in ages when mss. could and...

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The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature

By: Thomas Henry Huxley

Our fabulist warns those who in quarrels interpose of the fate which is probably in store for them; and, in venturing to place myself between so powerful a controversialist as Mr. Gladstone and the eminent divine whom he assaults with such vigour in the last number of this Review, I am fully aware that I run great danger of verifying Gay's prediction. Moreover, it is quite possible that my zeal in offering aid to a combatant so extremely well able to take care of himself...

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The Systems of Nature

By: Baron D'Holbach

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: The System of Nature. Volume 2. Chapter I. Of the confuted and contradictory ideas of Theology. Every thing that has been said, proves pretty clearly, that in despite of all his efforts, man has never been able to prevent himself from drawing together from his own peculiar nature, the qualities he has assigned to the being who governs the universe. The contradictions necessarily resulting from the incompatible assemblage of these human qualities, which cannot be...

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Freedom of the Will

By: Jonathan Edwards

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: It may possibly be thought, that there is no great need of going about to define or describe the Will; this word being generally as well understood as any other words we can use to explain it: and so perhaps it would be, had not philosophers, metaphysicians, and polemic divines, brought the matter into obscurity by the things they have said of it. But since it is so, I think it may be of some use, and will tend to greater clearness in The following discourse, to...

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The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte

By: Harriet Martineau

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Book V: Biology. Chapter I. General View of Biology. The study of the external world and Man is the eternal business of philosophy, and there are two methods of proceeding; by passing from the study of Man philosophy to that of eternal nature, or from the study of external nature to that of Man. Whenever philosophy shall be perfect, the too methods will be reconciled: meantime, the contrast of the two distinguishes the opposite philosophies,?the theological and ...

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An Essay about Letters from the Preface to the Book of the Zohar

By: Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai

Kabbalah Literature

Foreword: Since the profound wisdom of the holy Zohar is locked behind a thousand doors, and our tongue too meager to elucidate indeed not one issue in this book, I have written this foreword, which is but a ladder to help one reach the stature of the things discussed and contemplate upon the words of the book itself. Therefore, I have found it necessary to provide the reader with a true idea as to how to educate oneself through this book. First, one must bear in mind, t...

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Basic Concepts in Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

By reading in this book, one develops internal observations and approaches that did not previously exist within. This book is intended for contemplation of spiritual terms. To the extent that we are integrated with these terms, we begin to unveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted.

The Tree of Life. Behold that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created, The upper simple light had filled the whole existence. And there was no vacancy, such as an empty atmosphere, a hollow, or a pit, But all was filled with simple, boundless light. And there was no such part as head, or tail, But everything was simple, smooth light, balanced evenly and equally, And it was called the Endless Light.

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology; Including Many of the Pri...

By: Baldwin, James Mark, 1861-1934

Psychology -- Dictionaries ; Psychology -- Bibliography ; Philosophy -- Dictionaries ; Philosophy -- Bibliography

Vol. 3 Part 2

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Buddha and Brahma

By: Henry Adams

Poetry

Excerpt: The Buddha, known to men by many names - // Siddartha, Sakya, Muni, Blessed One,- // Sat in the forest, as had been his wont // These many years since he attained perfection; // In silent thought, abstraction, purity, // His eyes fixed on the Lotus in his hand, // He meditated on the perfect Life, // While his disciples, sitting round him, waited // His words of teaching, every syllable // More and more precious as the Master gently // Warned them how near was c...

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology; Including Many of the Pri...

By: Baldwin, James Mark, 1861-1934

Psychology -- Dictionaries ; Psychology -- Bibliography ; Philosophy -- Dictionaries ; Philosophy -- Bibliography

Vol. 1

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The Emerald City of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Author?s Note: Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents, for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself an author of fairy tales, but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requested to weave into the thread of my stories. These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I hav...

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology; Including Many of the Pri...

By: Baldwin, James Mark, 1861-1934

Psychology -- Dictionaries ; Psychology -- Bibliography ; Philosophy -- Dictionaries ; Philosophy -- Bibliography

Vol. 3 Part 1

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More New Arabian Nights

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Excerpt: IT seems incredible that a genius -so unusual as that of Robert Alan Stevenson should pass out of existence, leaving nothing more for posterity than a single brilliant volume and a few desultory papers on music and painting; but he was a dreamer of dreams, without ambitions, who dwelt alone in a world of fantasy, from which he would sometimes emerge to dazzle his friends with wild theories, sound philosophy, unexpected learning, and whimsical absurdities, all ju...

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Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology; Including Many of the Pri...

By: Baldwin, James Mark, 1861-1934

Psychology -- Dictionaries ; Psychology -- Bibliography ; Philosophy -- Dictionaries ; Philosophy -- Bibliography

Vol. 2

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The Emerald City of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Author?s Note: Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents, for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself an author of fairy tales, but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requested to weave into the thread of my stories. These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I hav...

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Memory and Other Poems

By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Poetry

Excerpt: Memory // My mind lets go a thousand things, // Like dates of wars and deaths of kings, // And yet recalls the very hour- // 'Twas noon by yonder village tower, // And on the last blue noon in May- // The wind came briskly up this way, // Crisping the brook beside the road; // Then, pausing here, set down its load // Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly // Two petals from that wild-rose tree. // Thomas Bailey Aldrich // Miracles // SICK of myself and all that ke...

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Tractatus Logicophilosophicus

By: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Excerpt: Perhaps this book will be understood only by someone who has himself already had the thoughts that are expressed in it or at least similar thoughts. So it is not a textbook. Its purpose would be achieved if it gave pleasure to one person who read and understood it. The book deals with the problems of philosophy, and shows, I believe, that the reason why these problems are posed is that the logic of our language is misunderstood. The whole sense of the book might...

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