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TITLEAbsolute Poverty and Utter Nothingness
AUTHOR 1Rodney H. Clarken
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
ABSTRACTBahá’u’lláh’s ideas of poverty as detachment, and nothingness as selflessness. Cites some commonalities in concepts of detachment and nothingness from Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Muhammad and Socrates as five of the greatest philosophers or prophets.
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TAGS- Buddhism; - Christianity; - Interfaith dialogue; - Islam; - Philosophy; Buddha; Confucianism; Confucius; Detachment; Haft Vadi (Seven Valleys); Jesus Christ; Meditation; Muhammad (Prophet); Mysticism; Philosophers; Philosophy, Buddhist; Self-annihilation (fana); Socrates; Sufism
About: This essay briefly explores Bahá’u’lláh’s conceptualization of “poverty” (detachment from the world) and “nothingness” (selflessness); identifies five representatives of the greatest philosophers and prophets of all time—Muhammad, Socrates, Confucius, Buddha, and Jesus; describes each of their conceptualizations of selflessness and detachment; examines some commonalities among them and commonalities with Bahá’u’lláh’s conceptualization; and then closes with some qualifying remarks.
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