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My child, let your life come into the world of darkness
like a spark of light, without flicker and pure,
and thank them in silence. You know, my child, they are cruel in their greed and envy, their words are disguised knives thirsting for blood. But do not be afraid, my child, go and stand in their hearts, and let your gentle eyes fall on them like the forgiving serenity of the night.
My child, let them see your face and so they know it
meaning of all things, let them love and love one another.
Go, at sunrise, open and lift up your heart…


Αλέξης καρπούζος

Η ΟΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΚΕΨΗΣ

Η σκέψη είναι οδός και όχι μέθοδος. Η μέθοδος υπακούει σε ένα σύνολο προδιατεταγμένων κανόνων που αποβλέπουν σε ένα προκαθορισμένο σκοπό. Η λειτουργία της μεθόδου είναι τεχνικο-επιστημονική, δηλαδή θεμελιώνεται σε αιτιακά και επεξηγηματικά σχήματα που αποβλέπουν μέσω των παραστάσεων και των αναπαραστάσεών τους στον υπολογισμό, την μέτρηση και τον έλεγχο του «αντικειμένου τους», από τα ορθολογικά και ενσυνείδητα «υποκείμενα». Η λογική της μεθόδου είναι τεχνική και η τεχνική είναι το εργαλείο της οργάνωσης. Πράγματι, η ανόργανη και οργανική φύση ενέχει μία οργάνωση, την οποία ο άνθρωπος αναγνωρίζει, αλλά συγχρόνως την αναδιαμορφώνει. Τι γίνεται με αυτό που…


Listen, if stars are still lit it means there is someone who needs them. It means someone wants to love,
Why then do we feel so much pain and heaviness of heart?
are we waiting for something, regretting anything?
To whom I can strech out my hand in the somber desert ? Who will accompany me on the empty night?
Who will give me a fiery day?
Who will bring back the sea that left?
No hope here. Torment is certain.
Without sacredness in the emptiness of this world of ours, the heart of man fades like a flower.
Suddenly, the shuddering of the heavens penetrating my soul…


alexis karpouzos, visual art

If I make a scientific inquiry into my body, I first find it is made of matter, like rocks and trees and rivers. As I look closer, I see that the matter of my body is animated, that it is alive. The source of this life is the energy from metabolism of food and drink that I consume, which is burning in me during respiration as I breathe. If I trace this energy, I see it comes from the plants and animals that I eat, and if I trace it further, I see that it comes from photosynthesis, which…


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We know that a transformation of global dimensions has already started, and we know that its unfolding is not predictable. We can be certain that it will be challenging: we will live in the midst of profound change, our very survival will be constantly at stake. Will we achieve the understanding, the wisdom, to survive this challenge? Here are a few thoughts and considerations that help us reach the condition where we can give a positive answer.

Looking Back to See Forward

This will not be the first time in history that a period of global-level transformation has dawned on…


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i’m looking for the face i had before the world was made.
I was the primordial flaring forth, the gravitational waves, the whirling galaxies, and the exploding supernovas that would become stars and planets. I was the steaming planet Earth, the bacteria awash in the sea, and the early eukaryotes and multicellular animals. I exploded in the Cambrian explosion, stumbled onto land, walked with dinosaurs, saw trees and flowers appear, walked upright in Africa, and walked on the moon. I felt the embrace of gravity. I was one with all that had been and all that was to be. I…


DREAM OF THE UNIVERSE : ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

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Our Universe exists as a unified field or whole. Creative energy swirling as atoms, giving rise to molecules, forming galaxies, stars, planets, mountains, rivers and the bodies of all living beings. If this is so, why do we not “see” the world this way, experience our lives for the miracle it is? Forests, lovers, galaxies, flowers, rivers, mountains, moons and countless living beings- our Universe moves and dances as each of us. Born of Earth, animated by solar winds , we are the children of evolution’s story, Nature’s emergence on the stage of cosmic history. Birds calling, hurricanes swirling, bees…


PANDEMIC, THREAT AND GIFT : ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

We are in the midst of a sudden “bifurcation” in the evolutionary trajectory of a complex dynamic system. Bifurcation creates crisis, and crisis, as we know, is both danger and opportunity. Either way, it is a prelude to change. The challenge is to choose the change that leads to a sane and flourishing world. This is a real but non-recurring opportunity. Failing to seize it means returning to where we have been: facing the prospect of our collective demise. Because for the past several decades we have been exposed to a plethora of crises, and these are likely to be…


Αλέξης καρπούζος, διαδικτυακά μαθήματα φιλοσοφίας

Το κείμενο αποτελεί την ομιλία που εκφώνησε ο Φιλόσοφος Αλέξης Καρπούζος στο διεθνές Forum Σοφίας.

Ζούμε σε μια εποχή κοσμικής διακλάδωσης, ζούμε σε μια εποχή άνευ προηγουμένου υπαρξιακών απειλών για τη ζωή στη Γη σε πλανητική κλίμακα, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της αλλαγής του κλίματος, της αποψίλωσης των δασών, της επισιτιστικής ανασφάλειας, της καταστροφής της άγριας ζωής, του υπερπληθυσμού, της θερμοπυρηνικής απειλής, των ακραίων οικονομικών ανισοτήτων και της μετακίνησης μεγάλων πληθυσμών εξαιτίας των παραπάνω λόγων. Η κοινωνία βρίσκεται σε αναταραχή, υπάρχει όλο και περισσότερη βία, υπάρχουν όλο και περισσότερες συγκρούσεις. Ενεργούμε σαν να μην είμαστε συνδεδεμένοι με τη φύση μας, με το περιβάλλον…


METAPHYSICS AND SCIENCE : ALEXIS KARPOUZOS

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The eastern and Asian philosophies and religions were led through introspection, meditation, intuition, insight and mystical experience to the understanding of the deep structure of the natural world. We could say that they do not constitute philosophies, with the west notion of the term, since they are not expressed by the rational intellect, the logical argument and the declarative language of science, but by parables, allegories, images and poetic language. The eastern philosophy points a path to the revelation of truth, namely the living experience that humans, plants, animals, the planet, the stars, everybody and everything is One.

Everything is…

alexis karpouzos

Alexis Karpouzos (Greek : Αλέξης καρπούζος) is an Greek-born Philosopher, Spiritual Teacher and Author.

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