Practical Philosophy WA

09b. Philosophy as a Way of Life - Bridgetown

The word ‘householder’ in this context is anyone who is engaged actively in the world, in contrast to a monk or a recluse. So how does a householder bring conscious living into life. This course explores the different ways it can be brought into life.

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The different types of energy. The need for precise measure. Being content.

2

Connecting with the natural rhythm. Ways of looking at the word, “house”. ‘In this body, in this town of Spirit, there is a little house…One should know what is there …. Why is it important?’

3

Finding the rest between activities. ‘The Idea of a University’ by Cardinal John Henry Newman.

4

The four stages of a Householder according to an Indian tradition. Vivekananda’s view of the four stages.

5

The principle of hospitality. The dedication of actions.

6

Three principles in relation to wealth.

7

What does it mean to live in a small or large house? Anintroduction to ‘Civilisation’ by Kenneth Clark. What is the world for me now?

8

Some practical ways of raising the self-esteem, and thus living in a larger house. Assume a virtue if you have it not.

9

Spiritual energy and its effects.

10

Seeing the unity in diversity. Measuring out the use of the world. The growth of true essence.

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Mastering the world. An introduction to the Sufi poet, Hafiz. Review of the term.