Can i be a philosopher???

Asked by BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Answers 2 3 hours ago in Health

Reply by Me

Yes, you can.
By asking questions, you are a philosopher.
People who do not ask questions are not philosophers, because they may consider that they know everything, or they cannot get true knowledge.
Philosophers are lovers of knowledge. They may keep on asking questions without getting the final answers. Those who know the truth and teach all mankind are prophets. Philosophers are fallible humans, Prophets are omniscient Messengers of God.
I admire philosophers and I obey the Prophets.

I wish to attain the station of a learner.


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Abdul-Baha says:

 This is the difference between philosophers who are Spiritual Teachers, and those who are mere philosophers: the Spiritual Teacher is the first to follow His own teaching; He brings down into the world of action His spiritual conceptions and ideals. His Divine thoughts are made manifest to the world. His thought is Himself, from which He is inseparable. When we find a philosopher emphasizing the importance and grandeur of justice, and then encouraging a rapacious monarch in his oppression and tyranny, we quickly realize that he belongs to the first class: for he thinks heavenly thoughts and does not practise the corresponding heavenly virtues.

This state is impossible with Spiritual Philosophers, for they ever express Their high and noble thoughts in actions.

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 18)


 Fallible humans

Becoming philosophers

Obeying Prophets


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