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How do You Know if Someone is Enlightened?

May 18, 2006


There are some spiritual teachers who claim to be Enlightened, and yet their actions may not seem very Enlightened. This creates doubt about whether or not they are really Enlightened or not. Is there a way to know? What are the signs of Enlightenment? How can you know for sure if someone else is Enlightened? […]

Universals and Particulars

May 17, 2006


A Universal is a general class or category, as contrasted with particular instances of it. For example, my cat is a particular instance of the general idea of a cat. Often we take it for granted that particulars are real, while universals are mere ideas. Yet, some philosphers (such as Plato) teach the opposite view […]