x ^-^ J ^ A -% A -AAAAAM M ini MJIM& KNOW THYSELF By NA’IM AKBAR, PH.D. MIND PRODUCTIONS Mind Productions & Associates N. Copeland. Know Thyself by Na¶Im Akbar. What distinguishes human life from all other animals on earth is the ability to acquire knowledge. Knowledge is the capacity to . KNOW THYSELF. BY. NA’IM AKBAR, PH.D. KNOW THYSELF. EDUCATION AS . When you understand that we are all people of a sim- ilar destiny, fate and .

Author: Zulkizuru Kazigore
Country: Sri Lanka
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 1 June 2016
Pages: 150
PDF File Size: 13.10 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.88 Mb
ISBN: 806-2-71870-157-9
Downloads: 87178
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazirisar

It alienated and disconnected people from their ances- tors baim obscured their memory and recognition of their tribal ancestral self. The difficulty in working cooperatively and remaining focused on common objectives that would be help- ful for our collective tribe or community is a symptom of the disconnection with the tribal self.

The published volumes of Dr.

We thyyself that many Volkswagens complete their journeys while some Cadillacs have flat tires, burned out engines or tickets along the side of the road. Most communities are very respectful of this dimension of the self and show par- ticular reverence najm rituals and practices that acknowledge the continued spiritual presence of those people who have lived and contributed to our being but The Definition of Self are no longer on the physical plane.

137047349 108930280 Know Thyself Na Im Akbar

They learned to determine and predict seasons and estab- lished calendars based on achieving an understanding of the patterns and cycles of nature. Board of Education outlawed dual pub- lic school systems throughout the South. As artist seek to cre- ate images of beauty and to influence the world to adapt their creative vision, they are exercising the power of shaping the societal vision. J 6 These principles w’ere the fundamental ideas of ancient education. Human beings also possess an intrinsic nature that is human but unless it is educed people can actually lose or not develop their human identity.

Jul 20, Tama rated it it was amazing Shelves: The vision must assure that all members share a commitment, first of all to their survival, and secondly to their progress. The fact that we continue to make so many of the same mistakes over and over and operate so predictably in opposition to ourselves can best be understood by this concept of miseducation.


Full text of ” Know Thyself Na Im Akbar”

We appreciate that our ability’ to survive hundreds of diseases that decimated popula- tions before us is a consequence of this immunity that has been transmitted to us through the blood of our parents. You can never do all that you need by yourself, but you should always be able to offer those who can do what you need something from your arsenal thyselt capability to fulfill some need that they might have.

This vision lifts up the highest possible human goals for the com- munity. This dimension akar the self is transpersonal. Those who influence ideas literally control the minds of the people within the environment of those ideas.

The suggestion that is being proposed in this book is that true education must be reconnected with nature as it was done in the ancient Nile Valley.

Unrestrained appetites for too much of the wrong kinds of foods as well as acquired lusts for chemically created appetites such as drugs, tobacco and alcohol frequently make us victims of our own ignorance of our make-up. There are many young nami whose parents are successful physicians, but they may have neither apti- tude nor interest in medicine and may have unexplored talents in the arts that they do not explore because they have accepted self-definitions that other people have given to them.

Such power is the result of knowing who you are and what resources are available to you. We would want to insure control of sufficient lands, industry and financial structures that w ould guarantee a level of effective living for any people w ho seek unlimit- ed advancement.

Instead, there is the process of exchange or trade where we give someone something that they need in order to provide us with something that we need.

The European- American culture considers the study of God as a separate discipline and a force separate from and independent of the physical and rational life of the human being which one may choose to believe or not. This vision is an important one for all humanity and our education should equip us to influence the world in this way. Even the pyramids and the mighty Sphinx were obvious- ly more than pagan idols and Temples.


It is true that power in this respect carries the implication of dom- ination, but definitely not the domination of other people. The name comes to symbolize the much broader reality of identity.

People who do not develop respect for that inner core actually can never develop human dignity. This mental record permits each generation to rise above those who came before because we are able to build on the knowledge of those who have already mastered a problem.

The translation of works such as The Husia 13 by Dr. The recognition that technology must follow certain patterns of nature and should always be respectful of the intimate relationship between nature and the human nsim pre- vented the abuse of nature in the way that it has been systematically assaulted over the last few generations of human life.

In addition to rituals that reenact the thysself of the ancestors, we most have rituals that celebrate and reenact accomplishments of the ancestors.

Know Thyself – Na’im Akbar – Google Books

akvar The African person who learns about nature is constantly reminded that they are learning about themselves. Though he or she may not be immediately conscious of this fact, they are not receiving a true education because they are not being taught their true identi- ty. This remarkable and significant way of getting knowledge and passing it along permits human beings to master their environments and themselves unlike any other form of life.