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By Walid Khalidi

Khalidi is among the so much influential Palestinian students and was once the chief of the joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation to the center East Peace convention. He has been an outspoken critic of center japanese politicians, together with the Palestinians, and his essay "Thinking the Unthinkable" set out a imaginative and prescient of an self sustaining Palestine that caused a vital debate between Palestinians and led the Palestinian nationwide Council in 1988 to undertake a coverage of mutual popularity and self-determination for either Isralis and Palestinians. This quantity brings jointly Khalidi's essays, together with unpublished paintings, at the background and politics of the Arab-Israeli clash.

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Such accurate records have helped to date supernovas and the reappearance of comets. Indians were traditionally more concerned with the nature of time than with its direction, except where the Yugas were concerned. The Yugas were cyclical and represented cycles of birth and destruction of the universe. TIME IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY Time in Indian philosophy is interrelated with basic concepts of being and becoming, change and causality, creation and annihilation. The different views of time in Indian philosophy can only be grasped in the framework of the general scheme of thought—in all its metaphysical, log ical and epistemological aspects (Neogi Balslev 1983).

The no-soul, no-substance theories dominate early Buddhism. The process of perpetual becoming is not accidental or haphazard but governed by the law of dependent origination. The early period is known as Hinayana Buddhism, the most important schools being Theravada, Vaibhasika and Sautrantika. The second phase of Buddhism saw the rise of the Madhyamika school. The last phase of Buddhism maintains the absolute reality of consciousness as against the Madhyamika thesis, that consciousness and object are relative to each other and therefore both are unreal.

The different views of time in Indian philosophy can only be grasped in the framework of the general scheme of thought—in all its metaphysical, log ical and epistemological aspects (Neogi Balslev 1983). The earliest and predominant philosophical tradition in India is Brahmanism, with its roots in the Vedas and Upanishads. The most pervasive and important idea in Brahmanical philosophy is that of the identical, immutable reality underlying all change and becoming. This is the core of the atmawda of the Upanishads.

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