Sage Lifestyle

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  1. JP0325

    JP0325 New Member

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    Hello All!!!

    I am interested in the enlightenment lifestyle of a Sage. I am also interested in symbols of the Sage as well as anything related to it. If anyone knows anything about it please forward. I am interested in devoting my life to knowledge.

    Please help!!!

    JP
     
  2. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Hi JP0325, and welcome to CR. :)

    I'm a little confused as to what you are asking - could you possible narrow it down to a particular cultural group? Apologies - it's just that "Sage" by my understanding means "wise" (cf. Sagacious) therefore you are asking what is the lifestyle of someone...who is wise??
     
  3. JP0325

    JP0325 New Member

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    Its an ancient practice of being a sage. Jesus Christ was a Sage and many others from other religions were as well. A friend of mine told me that you desire a life of learning and strict practice. He told me to come to this site and ask about symbols and the spirituality side of a Sage. "Wise in the ways of knowledge."



     
  4. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste JP0325,

    welcome to the forum!


    i'm not sure that i understand this sentence of yours:

    "A friend of mine told me that you desire a life of learning and strict practice"

    are you indicating that your friend told you that, a sage is characterized by a life of learning and strict practice?

    realize that this site is going to deal with sages from all different manner of cultural perceptions, so if you have one in mind, i.e. the Semitic Sage, let us know and we'll be more able to properly respond to your query.

    however... let me say this about that... i would offer this bit of adivce from a fellow named Basho:

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought."
     
  5. JP0325

    JP0325 New Member

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    :D

    Yes you are correct. He was telling me what he thought a sage is. He was not recommending to me to be one. I am desiring to find out what a sage lifestyle is. Any information would be helpful. He said that a sage is someone who desires a lifestyle of knowledge but he is unsure of the specifics of it. He told me to ask this website. Thanks for the welcome!!!

    I don't know anything about them. I was just interested in the general knowledge and information of a "Sages lifestyle." It is just something I am curious about!!
     
  6. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namate JP,


    thank you for the post.

    ah.. i see what you're saying now.

    ok... let's give this a try.

    in my opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a better, modern example that Mahatma Gandhi.

    you can read about his life here:

    http://www.mkgandhi.org/intro_autobio.htm
     
  7. JP0325

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    Thanks for the link!

    MGhandi is simply an incredible man. I have studied him numerous times and now that I read that link he is truly a sage.

    Do you know any other examples?

    Are there symbols for a sage?
    Every religion has a symbol?

    JP
     
  8. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. might be worth a read. I have a biography on my shelves that I've failed to properly start.
     
  9. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste JP,

    my pleasure.

    you know... have you heard of an author named Joseph Campbell? he wrote a book called "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" which i think that you might find very interesting... as it, essentially, traces the "sage" throughout the various cultures in the world and compares and contrasts them.

    the religious symbol of Buddhism is the 8 spoked Wheel. in terms of Buddhism/Hinduism and Jainism, there are definite marks that the "sage" will be born with. Therer are 32 major marks and 84 minor marks, depending :) for instance, one of the 32 major marks is that the being has skin with a golden hue.... go figure :)
     
  10. JP0325

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    Interesting.

    I just got a copy of the novel "Hero with a thousand faces" at the library. I am beginning to read it as I write.
    Thanks,
    Should be an interesting read definately!!

    Thanks again,
    JP
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Live your life to better the life of others, realises you and I and he, and she are one... Look after all your brothers and sisters... Grow a long white beard and side burns to boot.... The symbol of most sages, is kept under their robes... If you look it is a red diamond with yellow backing and a red 'S' in centre, sometimes the background on the 'outside' of the diamond can be bloo...

    One thing though Sages work on wisdom... That isn't knowledge, you knew that right? Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble, that she knows no more - Cowper.

    [this is in regards to the Lounge thread, BUMP A THREAD]
     

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