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  • Philosophy gives us the opportunity to think more deeply about the subjects that really matter to us.
  • Philosophy deals with the big ideas, which govern human life.
  • When other areas of life fall into a state of uncertainty or doubt, philosophy can provide direction, and a sense of certainty.
  • Philosophy can give us a greater sense of perspective on life.
  • Philosophy can simplify, clarify and enrich our lives.
  • Philosophy can raise awareness, to enable us to see things as they are and bring us closer to our true selves. It is the supreme means of self-discovery.

Practical Philosophy

Practical Philosophy for Daily Living


The School’s courses treat philosophy as a personal and practical attitude to life and its opportunities enabling people to deepen and develop understanding of life and of oneself. They are not academic courses such as would be followed in a university.

This approach to philosophy has engaged philosophers and sages of every culture in every age. Examples can be drawn from many systems and civilizations; from many eastern and western countries; from the experience of indigenous peoples the world over; from Western philosophy and from many other sources. From all these it is possible to discern the common ground of Advaita Philosophy. Each in its own way points to a transcendent reality which can be discovered by patient enquiry and practical effort, and to principles for living in the light of knowing something of that reality.

The study of philosophy in the School is directed to discovering what can be known about this common ground of Advaita Philosophy and to making the best use of that knowledge and its effects for the welfare of all. This is what we mean by spiritual and practical knowledge – knowledge of the transcendent reality which can be put to practical use.

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