[Buch] Timo Schmitz: “Was das Dao leert – Eine Einführung in den Daoismus” NEUAUFLAGE 2022

Neuauflage des Buches “Was das Dao leert” von Timo Schmitz “Was das Dao leert” ist eine ausführliche Einführung in den Daoismus. In den ersten Kapiteln werden daoistische Grundbegriffe eingeführt, unter anderem das Dao, das De, das Qi, die Bedeutung der Unsterblichkeit, sowie die Pantheonsfrage (“Hat der Daoismus eine Götterwelt?”). Danach wird an die Theorie derContinue reading “[Buch] Timo Schmitz: “Was das Dao leert – Eine Einführung in den Daoismus” NEUAUFLAGE 2022″

The profound meaning of “existence” in Ancient Egyptian philosophy

Philosophy is more important in its essential function than in its mere methodology as a critical or analytical inquiry into the nature of things. The basic notion of philosophy in ancient Egypt referred precisely to the synthesis of all learning and also to the pursuit of wisdom and moral and spiritual perfection. Théophile Obenga: Egypt:Continue reading “The profound meaning of “existence” in Ancient Egyptian philosophy”

Joseph and Mary married during her pregnancy as the Gospel of Matthew reports

“Τοῦ δὲ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἡ γένεσις οὕτως ἦν. μνηστευθείσης τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ Μαρίας τῷ Ἰωσήφ, πρὶν ἢ συνελθεῖν αὐτοὺς εὑρέθη ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχουσα ἐκ πνεύματος ἁγίου. Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίκαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι, ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν.” Matthew 1:18-19 We learn here that Mary was pledged (μνηστευθείσης) to Joseph, butContinue reading “Joseph and Mary married during her pregnancy as the Gospel of Matthew reports”

Jesus as interpreter of the Law

The subject of Christ’s teaching was the word of God. He met questioners with a plain, “It is written,” “What saith the Scripture?” “How readest thou?” At every opportunity when an interest was awakened by either friend or foe, He presented the word. With clearness and power He proclaimed the gospel message. His words shedContinue reading “Jesus as interpreter of the Law”

Immanence and transcendence again (Part 2): The ideas and nature

If God wants to create something, then He can do it, which means that His will is the cause of existence! And according to Grimes, the cause is an idea. This idea makes existence. [Pierre Grimes: Wisdom Literature in the Platonic Tradition. Lecture 20: Grades of Reality. Opening Mind Academy, 1995.] For instance, a manContinue reading “Immanence and transcendence again (Part 2): The ideas and nature”

Immanence and transcendence again (Part 1): The universal God, nature and the philosopher

As Frankfort & Frankfort stated: “The ancient, like the modern savages, saw man always as part of society, and society as imbedded in nature and dependent upon cosmic forces. For them nature and man did not stand in opposition and did not, therefore, have to be apprehended by different modes of cognition.” [Henri Frankfort &Continue reading “Immanence and transcendence again (Part 1): The universal God, nature and the philosopher”

Philosophy is a pious service for God

[A]ncient Egypt was a flourishing ancient kingdom of Northeast Africa, located in the Nile Valley, nowise in ‘Asia Minor’ or in the ‘Near East.’ The Egyptian civilization of the Pharaonic period (3400–343 BC) was intrinsically, that is, in its essential nature, an African civilization, on account of its spirit, character, behavior, culture, thought, and deepContinue reading “Philosophy is a pious service for God”

Mythopoetic literature as key of understanding the world

Spiritual literature doesn’t derive its potency from logic or reason or historical accuracy or scientific veracity. It is powered by personal authenticity.It creates an alchemical blend of fact and fantasy to activate that gnostic engine of Self-remembrance, access deeper levels of our consciousness than we generally see and utilize in a world demanding sharp sensoryContinue reading “Mythopoetic literature as key of understanding the world”

The problem of putting God and the cosmos in contrast

By the way, it is noteworthy to explain why putting God in contrast to the universe is such a big matter for Chinese Christian theology. This goes back to the traditional understanding of the cosmos itself. God, called Shen or Dao in Chinese, cannot be set apart from the cosmos, because God is the sourceContinue reading “The problem of putting God and the cosmos in contrast”

О единстве с Богом

Автор Тимо Шмитц. Оригинальное название: « On the unity with God » [11 мая 2018 г.] Во времена рационального мышления, когда все должно быть научно доказуемо, многие люди теряют основания связи с космосом, связь, которая была хорошо известна нашим предкам, а также устоявшиеся традиции во всех основных религиях. Причина этого современного отчуждения заключается в томContinue reading “О единстве с Богом”