Philo of Alexandria (20 BC?-50 AD?)

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Philo of Alexandria (20 BC?-50 AD?)

Post by Nicholas » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:06 pm

Now, one may properly call both these philanthropic men, and also the lovers of God, but half perfect in virtue; for those only are perfect who have a good reputation in both points.
But those who do not attend to their duties towards men and who yet do not devote themselves to piety and holiness towards God, may be thought to have changed into the nature of wild beasts, the very preeminence among whom, in point of ferocity, those are entitled to who neglect their parents, being hostile to both the divisions of virtue above mentioned, namely, piety towards God, and their duty towards men.
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Re: Philo of Alexandria (20?-50?)

Post by Nicholas » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Now the tree of life is virtue in the most comprehensive sense, which some term goodness. From it the particular virtues derive their existence.
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Re: Philo of Alexandria (20 BC?-50 AD?)

Post by Nicholas » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 pm

Be zealous therefore, O soul, to become a house of God (theou oikos), a holy temple, a most beauteous abiding-place, for perchance, perchance the Master of the whole world's household shall be thine too and keep thee under his care as his special house, to preserve thee evermore strongly guarded and unharmed.
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Re: Philo of Alexandria (20 BC?-50 AD?)

Post by Nicholas » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:03 pm

For wisdom is most common, most equal and most helpful. But when it sees humans perversely increase in the opposite direction and being altogether uncontrolled and willful, it returns to its own place.
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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