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Societies make history to the extent that they have a cultural life equipped and reinforced with the values they produce; and societies have honor to the extent they live by their values.

Societies make history to the extent that they have a cultural life equipped and reinforced with the values they produce; and societies have honor to the extent they live by their values.

Dialogos as the Anatolian Tradition of Sohbet

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Is there any way for us to reflect upon and criticize our own consciousness without being involved in any self-delusion and self-consolation? Dialogos is the only means for such an attempt. Dialogos is the [...]

The Concept of Feminine Principle in the Hajj Ritual

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Going back to the source in the terminology of Tasawwuf (theosophy/sufism), we find the feminine principle; the mother. In the Arabic language, umm means “mother” and ummah means “children” (ewlâd). The concepts of umm, [...]

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Aydınlanma Sorunu ve Değerler / The Problem of Enlightenment and Values
Metin Bobaroğlu

Enlightenment is the name of a conscious effort undertaken in the process of liberation. In each society, there are enlightened people who are able to transcend their own selves, their hearts burning with a desire for freedom and concern for all humanity, fighting against ignorance, oppression, and bigotry, and they are like flowers in a field of crops. Thus, enlightenment is the highest life style.

Language: Turkish

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Simgesel Düşünme / Symbolic Thinking
Metin Bobaroğlu

Symbolic thinking is a form of thinking that transcends reality, and allows searching for the ideal, beyond existing reality. The ideal is limited by concepts, and symbols offer new opportunities to overcome these limits. Symbols are like an umbilical cord; their function is to improve understanding rather than explanation, and they serve in exploration and discovery processes rather than in those of knowledge. Every consciousness is a seeker of meaning in its relationship with symbols.

Language: Turkish

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