A heaven for the privileged, for the poor or for everyone?

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shallContinue reading “A heaven for the privileged, for the poor or for everyone?”

Quote from my book

Finally, I think that God is universal. This means, it does not matter whether I read the Bible, the Quran, the Torah, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Pali-Canon, or the Daodejing, I can realize Him through all of these religious scriptures in a certain way. Though the question whether I certainly realize Him lies in whether IContinue reading “Quote from my book”

The indictment against Socrates

We have different sources, giving an account on Socrates’ trial. Of course, Plato’s Apology is not a historical document, but a philosophical one. It does not want to give a one hundred percent historical accuracy, but tries to explain the case of Socrates and his philosophical standards. He even goes further and spins a tetralogyContinue reading “The indictment against Socrates”

Socrates’ exalted spirit

Socrates: “Well, gentlemen, those who instructed the witnesses that they must bear false witness against me, perjuring themselves to do so, and those who were won over to do this must feel in their hearts a guilty consciousness of great impiety and iniquity; but as for me, why should my spirit be any less exaltedContinue reading “Socrates’ exalted spirit”