Some reading selections in this collection of papers have deletions of text im passim; in addition, the ideas are often examined out of their literary and historical context. The main focus for our approach to philosophy, however, is not so much on historical understanding as it is on the use of germinal ideas to spark thinking about some significant issues of life and thought.
In general, as the difficulty of the reading increases, the length of the selection assigned for reading should decrease. For example, the abridged Bhagavad Gita and the Dhammapada probably should not be read in one sitting. The main consideration for selection and inclusion in this short text is to introduce primary sources accessible to a wide variety of readers, including high school and homeschooling students. In addition to this core set of readings, supplementary readings are in process of publication.
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