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    • TheAcropolitanJuly-Sept

      Dear Reader, It is evident that ancient wisdom recognized the power of philosophy as a practical means by which to nurture meaning and fulfillment in life. In countless traditions, it was the axis around which education was imparted, so as to foster the tools that might enable citizens to give expression to the best of their potential, and help each individual to develop an attitude of wonder at the magical unity that permeates all realms of Life. For an aspiring philosopher therefore, philosophy was not a hobby, nor intellectual stimulation. It was never intended to be a theoretical or academic faculty, lacking relevance or application in life. Instead, it was the art of living – integrated into every aspect of life, all the time, everywhere – a state of being. Through it, a businessman, treading the thin line of balance

      • clarion_call_july_sep_2016

        Dear Reader, The great Sufi poet, Jalal ad-Din Rumi said, “Virtue cannot exist without temptation and difficulties to be overcome”. What then is virtue? According to Wikipedia, “A virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being”. According to Plato, “Virtue is the excellence of the soul.” Generosity, Clarity, Beauty, Justice, Patience, Humility, Kindness, Honesty, Service, Goodness… doesn’t the very mention of these words light us up? Perhaps it is because, deep within, we can relate to virtues as something we deeply identify with. Let us not ignore this fact. Howsoever we might be caught in our daily struggles, virtues are something we naturally feel connected to. Virtues are our musical instrument to sing the song of life. Virtues are our vehicle, virtues are our