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Hello from Luxin

Post by Luxin » August 24th, 2018, 2:58 pm

Hello, this is Luxin.

What interests me about philosophy: Everything really.

Age: 67

Country: Philippines

Occupation: I'm retired, but busy with philosophy and writing.

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Post by Burning ghost » August 29th, 2018, 12:52 am

Can you tell us all about Jose Rizal?
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Post by Luxin » August 30th, 2018, 1:53 pm

August 31, 2018

Hello philosopher Burning ghost! Et al!
Burning ghost wrote:
August 29th, 2018, 12:52 am
Can you tell us all about Jose Rizal?
Dr. Jose Rizal
June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rizal

Certainly! I'll do my best, but I'm no authority on dear Dr. Rizal. I did read a book of his years ago. He was a central character in the uprising you no doubt know of. Dr. Rizal became a target because of the books he wrote, his two most famous novels, Noli Me Tángere, published in Berlin in 1887, and El Filibusterismo, published in Ghent in 1891.
The doctor was called a filibustero (subversive). For details of Dr. Rizal's story, please check the wiki link. I don't care for awful details; it's best not to write or speak of them. As the third monkey says, "Speak no evil". Thoughts of indignation and judgment are dangerous. All evils must be forgiven and no one judged, or there may be a karmic reaction, a bad feeling at least. One should realize that all the great or foolish things people do they are compelled to do; they could not have done otherwise.

Dr. Rizal was a man of the people, and one of the many who have taken a stand against authority throughout history and lost. It's always sad -- I'm teary now thinking of all my dear beings who have not been able to comply with Christ's admonition, "Resist not evil". All were compelled to take a stand, and thus come to the attention of the authorities. Christ was a man of peace; he knew that any kind of opposition, resistance, or speaking/writing against evil only brings awful consequences. (I am not a Christian but I treasure Christ's words of wisdom).

Thank you for the opportunity to write!

Yours, Luxin

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Post by Burning ghost » August 30th, 2018, 2:08 pm

I’m actually planning to start reading his books early next year (or at least buy them in preparation.)

If you could recommend any books (in English) about mythology in the Philippines I’d be eternally greatful!?
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Post by Burning ghost » August 30th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Fables, myths and fairy tales. Anything like that would be extremely useful to me.

Thanks
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Post by Luxin » August 30th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Hi Burning ghost!

Sure, I'll enquire in a local bookstore called Fully Booked if they have books covering the fables, myths or fairy tales subjects. As far as you contacting them to order goes, I'd only be able to give you their address and phone number if you like, but I can't recommend long distance calls to here. It's doubtful they have internet ordering, but I'll check on that. I'm not a filipino native, so I'm no authority on things here. I've lived here with my wife for ten years now, and I'm originally from Canada, and a caucasian. (Means I'm a kind of asian I guess! Hehe).

Yours, Luxin

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Re: Hello from Luxin

Post by Luxin » August 30th, 2018, 8:06 pm

August 31, 2018

Hello again philosophers Burning ghost and associates!
Luxin wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Christ was a man of peace
I said that, but it occurred to me afterward that I may be wrong.

I cannot say things that later I'm not sure of without stating a correction, so a "virtual deletion" :) of the above quote can be done mentally by all you dear philosophers please.

If anyone has to know why I'm "deleting" the quote, you and I will have to "talk" privately by whatever means may be possible (I haven't checked yet). You'd have to let me know you're interested, privately if you can but publicly is OK. I'm reluctant to talk publicly because I do not want to say anything that anyone might be uncomfortable with.

Thank you!

Yours, Luxin

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Post by Burning ghost » August 31st, 2018, 2:40 am

Luxin wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Hi Burning ghost!

Sure, I'll enquire in a local bookstore called Fully Booked if they have books covering the fables, myths or fairy tales subjects. As far as you contacting them to order goes, I'd only be able to give you their address and phone number if you like, but I can't recommend long distance calls to here. It's doubtful they have internet ordering, but I'll check on that. I'm not a filipino native, so I'm no authority on things here. I've lived here with my wife for ten years now, and I'm originally from Canada, and a caucasian. (Means I'm a kind of asian I guess! Hehe).

Yours, Luxin
They don’t - not Filipino anyway. That is whynI asked. Nvrmind, I’ll find something eventually.

Thx
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Post by ThomasHobbes » August 31st, 2018, 6:01 am

Burning ghost wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 2:40 am
Luxin wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Hi Burning ghost!

Sure, I'll enquire in a local bookstore called Fully Booked if they have books covering the fables, myths or fairy tales subjects. As far as you contacting them to order goes, I'd only be able to give you their address and phone number if you like, but I can't recommend long distance calls to here. It's doubtful they have internet ordering, but I'll check on that. I'm not a filipino native, so I'm no authority on things here. I've lived here with my wife for ten years now, and I'm originally from Canada, and a caucasian. (Means I'm a kind of asian I guess! Hehe).

Yours, Luxin

They don’t - not Filipino anyway. That is whynI asked. Nvrmind, I’ll find something eventually.

Thx

The Philippines is Catholic. If you want to know about their mythology look to the Vatican.

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Re: Hello from Luxin

Post by Luxin » September 1st, 2018, 3:23 pm

September 2, 2018

Dear philosophers,

I have changed my mind; I can't talk publicly or privately in a message or email about that "virtually deleted" assertion.

I could only talk about it with someone face to face in person after years of knowing them.

Yours, Luxin

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