Meaning of Life - Answers from World Religions and Philosophy

The Meaning of Life | Answers from World Religions and Philosophy

The meaning of life is a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general. It can also be expressed in different forms, such as “Why are we here?”,”What is life all about?”, and “What is the purpose of existence?” It has been the subject of much...
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Who is GOD - What do all religions have in common

Who is GOD? | What do all religions have in common?

”I am a Muslim, a Hindu, a Christian, and a Jew— and so are all of you” – MAHATMA GANDHI.  ”I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Zoroastrian, nor Muslim. I am not of the East, nor of the West, nor of the land, nor of the sea; My...
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Gustav Bauernfeind Art ⓖ thegallerist.art

Paintings by Gustav Bauernfeind

Gustav Bauernfeind (4 September 1848, Sulz am Neckar – 24 December 1904, Jerusalem) was a German painter, illustrator and architect of partly Jewish origin. He is considered to be one of the most notable Orientalist painters of Germany.
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ZENG HAO Art ⓖ thegallerist.art

Paintings by Zeng Hao(曾浩)

Zeng Hao was born in Zigong (China), 1970. He is currently the vice president of the Chinese Buddhist Artists Association. His works have been exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong and other places. Since childhood, Zeng Hao has been guided by his father on the road of painting.
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Idealism and Theory of the Forms


Idealism and Theory of the Forms

One of the questions that has faced and continues to face some of the philosophers of the world is ‘What is reality?’ Plato addresses this question in his doctrine, the Theory of Forms. In an attempt to answer this question, he explains what the Forms are and how they affect the way the world is observed. These so-called Forms are the basis of the reality we perceive. The question one must ask him or her self is what are these forms, where do they come from, and how do they affect us as a society.’ A Platonic Form (Idea) is not a thought in someone’s mind but something that exists per se as an immutable part of the structure of reality.’

Allegory of the cave
This statement is the foundation of Plato’s philosophy. He believed that besides the material world we live in and of which we experience; there is another world, an eternal world of concepts, or Forms. This eternal world is more real than the world we experience through the senses (or Empirical knowledge – knowledge based on our senses), and it is the object of knowledge, pure knowledge, not opinion. What Plato means by the Forms is that they are the essential archetypes of things, having an eternal existence, apprehended by the mind, not the senses, for it is the mind that beholds “real existence, colorless, formless, and intangible, they are behind the way we see the world. In other words, they control the images and ideas that are presented to us.

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