self-cultivation


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Synonyms for self-cultivation

the process of educating yourself

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However, in so doing Li also takes over these terms and places them within the structure of his own system such that the great Buddhas, like Amida and Maitreya, become practitioners of self-cultivation within the cosmos of Falun Gong rather than teachers of traditional Buddhist values.
Life for the Dafa practitioner is an opportunity to better oneself insofar as it is through Dafa that one endeavors to practice self-cultivation.
Thus the virtues of self control, self-cultivation, and self-formation, could be cultivated within the context of a shared humanity, a shared culture, if you will.
The last few chapters explain how Daoist followers employ these concepts through, for example, self-cultivation.
Center for Sacred Sciences - Matthew Sieradski, spiritual teacher and director of the Green Phoenix Institute, presents "The Mystical Symbolism of the Green Phoenix: Healing, Self-Cultivation and Awakening" at 11 a.
People might as well worry more about their self-cultivation.
Sanctification, becoming holy or fully human, is by self-cultivation in ten.
Several other practitioners also say that self-cultivation helps them perform more effective treatments and stay energized for the long workdays.
Religion is being used for purposes it was not meant for, while self-cultivation and creative struggle, which was the hallmark of nascent Muslim society in the seventh century, are conspicuous by their absence.
Kleinman gives us the keys to the kingdom when he provides us with, "If the ancient Chinese perception is right that we are not born fully human, but become so as we cultivate ourselves and our relations with others--and that we must do so in a threatening world where things often go terribly wrong and where what we are able to control is very limited--then caregiving is one of those relationships and practices of self-cultivation that makes us, even as we experience our limits and failures, more human.
Heaven and earth were made of the same stuff; it was possible, by disciplined self-cultivation, for anyone to become a junzi, a superior person.
Even though "divinity" is not something Mencius would ascribe to human nature, it is not surprising that Thoreau should be drawn to his philosophy of self-cultivation.
Wilhelm von Humboldt, the German philosopher, linguist, and educational reformer, is arguably the most influential member of the Bildung tradition, and combines theoretical and practical educational perspectives in a way that makes him particularly interesting for anyone concerned with both the theoretical analysis of the idea of human self-cultivation and its consequences for educational practice.
Influenced by the will-centered doctrine of the 1547 Council of Trent, de Sales popularized the inner self-cultivation that was a prominent feature of Stoic practice while including women.