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Opulences

The six forms of fortune which one, as the means of knowledge, has in mind in the defense of the six visions or views of filognosy. To each vision belongs a specific means of fortune: philosophy (the method of arguing) builds on knowledge. Science builds on power, the grip of a paradigm or of an instrument of measurement; analysis builds on the ideal division, the beauty and harmony; the connectedness of spirituality builds on the renunciation; the religion or religiosity builds on the fame; and the comments or the political builds on the riches.

Linking an opulence to another vision results in the form of the imbalance of an -ism, a materialistic, one-sided notion, a folly making for a compensation which is unstable in society. One is corrupt with the opulences if one takes these means of knowledge for ends. Balance though with the opulences results in the six cultures to the defense thereof which (only taken) together constitute the integrity of filognosy: Hinduïsm (the culture of knowledge), Buddhism (the cultivation of sobriety): Taoïsm (the culture of harmony in duality), gnosticism (the culture of spiritual renunciation and unification in between the scientific and the culture of the person), Sufism (the culture of the integration of the religious) and Vaishnavism (the actual political culture of the comments to be integer - Vishnu - with the riches - Lakshmî).

  • Vedic equivalent: bhaga
  • Classical gnostic equivalent: pleroma

See also

Materialism as a mismatch between the opulences as means and the views as ends.

Links

Volheden - the dutch page for the term

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