- ... ASSIMULATION TO GOD AS SELF-KNOWLEDGE IN ENNEAD 1.2 The comparison of Plotinus and Buddhism on the unreality of the (pleasures of the) world is nowMessage 1 of 2 , Dec 1, 2002View Source--- In ontologicalethics@y..., :
ASSIMULATION TO GOD AS SELF-KNOWLEDGE IN ENNEAD 1.2
The comparison of Plotinus and Buddhism on the unreality of the
(pleasures of the) world is now available at:
The treatment of Plotinus' composite ('other') man also has
S�nkhya overtones, and Sumi even resorts to Vedantic metaphors.
It would be interesting to contrast all these 'deconstructive'
attitudes to the world with the (Pratyabhij�� and) Christian
defense of the (Supreme) Person.
NEOPLATONISM AND INDIAN THOUGHT, ed. R. Baine Harris, State University of New York Press (1982), reprinted in India by Sri Satguru Publications (1992), ISBN 81-7030-321-4
NEOPLATONISM AND INDIAN PHILOSOPHY, ed. Paulos Mar Gregorios, SUNY, 2002, ISBN 0-7914-5273-5 and paperback ISBN 0-7914-5274-3
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- I would like to know more about what lies behind (or within) the intriguing posting about self-knowledge as assimilation to God. I am currently working on anMessage 2 of 2 , Dec 1, 2002View SourceI would like to know more about what lies behind (or within) the intriguing
posting about self-knowledge as assimilation to God. I am currently working
on an intriguing text, written in Arabic by a Yemenite Jew of the 15th
century, in which the Islamicized versions of gnothe s'auton figure
prominently. There are some definitions and disquisitions whose pedigree
eludes me, and which may go back to Greek sources--I have been thinking of
posting some these to the list; and there is, I suspect , a strong Yoga
(Hindu, rather than Bhuddist) input, by way of a text that can be
specifically located in Yemen at the time.
Dept of Arabic
Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, ISRAEL