Perspectives on the individual
1. Personal Perspectives on the Individual:
You have watched a clip by Bashar about The Four Laws of Creation. Please discuss Bashar’s concept of the self and compare it to your own concept of selfhood.
Bashar, The Four Laws of Creation:
2. Philosophical Perspectives on the Individual
Please describe the concept of the individual of ONE philosopher from the East (I CHOOSE Lao Tzu)in detail and compare it to ONE other Eastern philosopher of your choice(You choice of Dalai Lama OR Yogi Amandeep Singh). Be specific and make it clear which texts you are referring to!
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Excerpts)
Tao Te Ching(Text in English):
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler
Yogi Amandeep Singh, On the Qualities of the Self:
3. Mythological Perspectives on the Individual
We have read The Epic of Gilgamesh in this class. Please describe the concept of self that underlies this work in the context of its time and discuss the relevance of this work for today. Be specific and include quotations from the text to support your points.
4. Literary Perspectives on the Individual
We have focused on Death and Life(including the possibility of Afterlife and Reincarnation). Please choose ONE of the documentaries, talks, or texts about this topic that you have come across in this class and describe it in detail. Then compare it to your own view(s) about the topic.
Evidence of Life after Death:
Deepak Chopra, Life after Death (3 Parts):