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bios  Term Image (βιος) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: life, or a way of life
Long Description: life, or a way of life, analogous to the Hindu darshana; therefore one can speak of the Pythagorean way of life, the Orphic way of life; to be a philosopher implies a rupture with the daily life ( bios) and purification of one’s passions in order to experience the transcendence of the divine Intellect and the soul with respect to the mortal body.
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Related Terms: darshana
Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms