The March Philosophy Book of the Month is Final Notice by Van Fleisher. Discuss Final Notice now.

The April Philosophy Book of the Month is The Unbound Soul by Richard L. Haight. Discuss The Unbound Soul Now

The May Philosophy Book of the Month is Misreading Judas by Robert Wahler.

Discussion; The Fourfold Path to enlightenment

We choose one book per month to read and discuss philosophically as a group.

January 2019 Philosophy Book of the Month: The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt

February 2019 Philosophy Book of the Month: The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity by Byron Reese (Nominated by RJG)

March 2019 Philosophy Book of the Month: Final Notice by Van Fleisher

April 2019 Philosophy Book of the Month: The Unbound Soul: A Visionary Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Enlightenment by Richard L. Haight
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Discussion; The Fourfold Path to enlightenment

Post by magdalangel » November 3rd, 2018, 4:37 pm

I am reading "The Fourfold Path" a book that promises to lead to enlightenment. It is based on Plato's idea of justice in the soul, and Plato wrote in the Republic that we were on a 'path' to liberation, to be set free from suffering. There are four cognitive stages in the path, imagining, believing, knowing, and understanding. It is an ascension the soul makes in order to attain liberation, and enlightenment. At each stage, you drop the mental delusions, insanity and mental diseases that cause confusion, lies, and suffering, and come to know yourselves deeper using the tools of philosophy, like purification and practicing death. It is a powerful theory that is based on the idea that we all have a spiritual path to walk.

Anybody read the book? Have you heard of the spiritual path metaphor before? Buddha wrote about 'the eightfold path.'?

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