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by NYC
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 92040

Since we?re quoting? Debenham once said seeing as we had Mozart there was no need for any more composers and that was why musical composition and theory was not taught at St James. http://www.whyaretheydead.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=119&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=mozart+debenham...
by NYC
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 92040

Following your own link, I read that Alfred North Whitehead said "All western philosophy consists of footnotes to Plato," meaning that western philosophers always end up referencing Plato in a footnote -- not that "all of western philosophy IS a footnote to Plato," implying that everybody after Plat...
by NYC
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

NYC, are you referring to the following verse in Chapter 9? 'For even the children of sinful parents, and those miscalled the weaker sex, and merchants, and labourers, if only they will make Me their refuge, they shall attain the highest.' I took that to mean that Krishna was saying to Arjuna that,...
by NYC
Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

Ideas about what constitutes "being in the present moment" obviously differ as much as ideas about self-realisation


Well, care to take a crack at describing your idea of what constitutes ?being in the present moment? then?
by NYC
Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

[self-realization as] an exceedingly rare and privileged golden state that you could only achieve by lifetimes of hard work and service so, it?s implied that once you ?attain Self-Realization? you?re golden forever, no need to continue that hard work & service? Tch. The lineage of advaita I?m m...
by NYC
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

But if you don't believe there is anything accessible to human experience beyond the mind, it's all going to be mind play, isn't it? Exactly. So what?s the SES definition of self-realization, Bella? The so-called "Self" that we want to discuss can't be discussed or experienced nor can IT experience...
by NYC
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

I just meant that on those occasions when I identify with something or someone other than myself, there in that moment, I?m partially self-realized. In a way, it?s nothing special ? it could be as simple as identifying with someone else?s suffering ? I think obviously that?s why a number of people w...
by NYC
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

who cares if women can or cannot attain self realisation It matters to me who is barred from ?enlightenment,? ?self-realization,? ?heaven,? or ?eternal life,? -- whatever name the end goal goes by in a given religious/spiritual tradition -- because it tells you who the tradition doesn?t respect, wa...
by NYC
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Women and Self-Realisation in the School
Replies: 69
Views: 33937

No one ever told me to my face that women must be reincarnated as men before self-realization could happen, but there's a conservative Brahmanical interpretation of advaita that teaches it. I'm not familiar with the text you mention, but Chapter 9 of the Baghavad Gita could be interpreted that way. ...
by NYC
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 92040

"It has been said that all of Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato."


oh God. It hasn't been said by anyone but the SES.
by NYC
Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 32
Views: 15544

I'm pretty sure that Fox Jr. was living in London & teaching at St. James immediately before coming here...that's what a tutor told me & also someone on this board made grumbly noises about his rugby coaching competence at StJ. btw, the school announced to parents they were dropping the uppe...
by NYC
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 32
Views: 15544

--the collapse of the St James affiliated New York Abraham Lincoln School in 2003 over apparent abuse, funding and staff competence issues, this is not quite right. I haven't heard any allegations of abuse at Abe Lincoln. Abe Lincoln school used to be for 1st - 8th graders, but "contracted" and mer...
by NYC
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 30151

I personally want to belong to an organization whose aims and methods are entirely consistent with the ethical norms and standards of reasonable people. To this end, I believe that there has to be: - a sincere apology from the School of Economic Science and St James, both public and private; - new ...
by NYC
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: David Lacey
Replies: 66
Views: 25864

Chittani, Your point that making an allegation against a named individual is potentially libelous (and unfair & bullying) is a good one. However, for it to be libelous it must be untrue. The school?s own inquiry finds the allegations of harsh treatment and harsh discipline to be proved against t...
by NYC
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Female experience in the school (child or adult)
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

karma and the SES

The tutors wife was a tutor herself for the 2nd term group -- a fact only known because one 1st termer had his mother in that group - she was the one who told a young woman that her (the young woman's) miscarriage was due to her wickedness in a past life and was an example of Karma -- ie deserved p...

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