Dice Ghazali: El conocimiento – la meta del Sufi – es aquello que sostiene la vida hasta tal punto, que si su transmisión fuese interrumpida por tres días, el núcleo del individuo moriría, tal como alguien lo haría si fuese privado de comida o si un paciente fuese privado de ciertas medicinas. El conocimiento Sufi, por lo tanto, es algo que mana continuamente dentro del hombre. La percepción y empleo de este conocimiento es el objetivo de los místicos (citando a Fatah el-Mosuli).

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House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom( Arabic: بيت الحكمة‎; Bayt al-Hikma ) refers to a major Abbasid public academy and intellectual center in Baghdad or to a large private library belonging to the Abbasid Caliphs during the  Islamic Golden Age.[1][2] The House of Wisdom is the subject of an active dispute over its functions and existence as a formal academy, an issue complicated by a lack of physical evidence following the collapste of the Abbasid Calphate and a reliance on corroboration of literary sources to construct a narrative. The House of Wisdom was founded either as a library for the collections of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid in the late 18th century and later turned into a public academy during the reign of  Al-Ma’mun or was a private collection created by Al-Mansur (reign 754-775) to house rare books and collections of poetry in both Arabic and Persian. [1][3] Regardless, the House of Wisdom existed as a part of the major Translation Movement taking place during the Abbasid Era, translating works from Greek and Syriac to Arabic, but it is unlikely that The House of Wisdom existed as the sole center of such work, as a major translation efforts arose in Cairo and Damascus even earlier than the proposed deal of original research occurring in the Islamicate world, which had access to texts from Greek, Persian and Indian sources, as opposed to the “Bookshelf Thesis” that reduces the contributions of Islamicate scholars to mere translation and preservation of Greek texts.[4]

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Still Not Happy? Why Embracing Painful Emotions Is The First Step To A Happier Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be,” wrote Abraham Lincoln.

Let’s face it, if happiness was as achievable as simply deciding to be happy, there’d be a whole lot more happy people. Yet not only is happiness not something we can “just choose,” when we put pressure on ourselves to feel happy, it can inadvertently set us on a war path with ourselves. Which is why, adopting a mindset that embraces the “not so happy” emotions we can rise up within us is essential to living a happier life.

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Mi padre siempre tenía un cuento a mano para desviar nuestra atención, o usarlo para transmitir una idea o un pensamiento. Solía decir que las grandes colecciones de cuentos de Oriente eran como enciclopedias, almacenes de sabiduría y conocimiento listos para ser estudiados, apreciados y valorados. Para él, los cuentos representaban mucho más que un mero entretenimiento: los veía como si fuesen complejos documentos psicológicos formando un cuerpo de conocimiento que, habiendo sido recopilado y refinado desde los albores de la humanidad, era generalmente traspasado de boca en boca.

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