All creatures have the divine spark and are conscious. All creatures feel, think, and have needs.
It is the wise person who treats creatures with respect. 160 more words
Enlightenment is something that a lot of Buddhists think about. We try to define it, capture its essence, create a concrete checklist of actions and traits that constitute an “Enlightened Being.” I have found myself asking such questions as these: 471 more words
“The Enlightenment” has been regarded as a turning point in the intellectual history of the West. The principles of religious tolerance, optimism about human progress and a demand for rational debate are often thought to be a powerful legacy of the ideas of Locke, Newton, Voltaire and Diderot. 140 more words