32 votes
There is no Nobel Prize (to date) rewarding ethics research, but surely no one would dispute that in this field Ostad Elahi was perfectly learned. What is meant here by the word “learned”? Being learned is not merely knowing. A learned individual is first and foremost one who comprehends, not in theory only or through sustained reading, but as a result of self-acquired concrete knowledge. To comprehend a reality is to have concretely experienced it, to have gained first-hand knowledge of some truth. Indeed, when Ostad Elahi addresses any topic, you have a distinct sensation that he is speaking from personal experience. ...
50 votes
By - Sep 23, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
The imperious self is an anti-self, i.e., a contrary force that is rebellious and systematically out to pull us away from where our real self—our soul—wants to lead us. If you want to meet with your imperious self, there is nothing simpler,...
85 votes
By - Apr 30, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
As we have seen, the imperious self functions on the basis of the “terrestrial” values (ego and material interests). Its action on us could be summarized as follows: to focus our thoughts and aspirations solely toward terrestrial values and...
92 votes
By - Feb 27, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
If the plural “portraits” is used here, it is to best illustrate the multifaceted and elusive figure of our inner life for the imperious self is a shape-shifting model that makes for a difficult subject for a painter. We never really know w...
116 votes
By - Dec 16, 2020 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
This is the first piece in an extended series dedicated to the practice of ethics and more specifically to the identification of the main source of our anti-ethical tendencies: the imperious self. This concept is given a precise definition ...
By - Oct 27, 2018 ...
Tags : Assessment

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