How to Study Metaphysics. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy investigating the fundamental nature of reality and being. Simply, it answers two basic questions: "What is there?" and "What is it like?" A person who studies metaphysics.
Sanskrit is considered to be the oldest language of the gods, as it is made up of the primordial sounds. Today, Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Stoicism. Major Thinkers include Zeno (334 -262 BCE), Cleanthes (303-233 BCE), Epictetus (60-117 CE), and Marcus Aurelius (121 -180 CE).Key Concepts. Greatest good comes from wisdom, virtue, and acceptance of what cannot be directly controlled. Stoic virtues include wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance. Self-control and fortitude are a way of mastering destructive emotions.
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