Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020)

Spiritual Knowledge in Eastern and Western Cultures and Human Health*

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Sergei Nizhnikov
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Sergei Nizhnikov
Available Online 19 March 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.107How to use a DOI?
Keywords
faith, spiritual cognition, spiritual culture, East-West cultural dialogue, types of culture, health, kalokagathos, Philokalia, theism, transcendence, world-view
Abstract

The author of the article analyzes the interrelation of culture and people’s ideas about their health. The report shows the peculiarities of Eastern (Chinese and Indian) and Western cultures, and how the understanding of the spiritual element in them defines the concept of health and development of ways to acquire it. The East thinks spirituality as something organically growing from the body (which is also characteristic of the ancient Greek culture) – the principle of kalokagathos. The theistic culture of the transcendent origin (Christianity) stems from the principle of faith (Philokalia), the disengagement of spirituality and body. The author concludes that it is necessary to synthesize the spiritual experience of the East (Taoism, yoga) and the West (faith), following the path of creating an integral culture, to reach the state of being healthy.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
19 March 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-931-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.107How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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