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  • Soul Above Body Consciousness
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    Man is in search of happiness, but has no peace of mind. Even if he succeeds in achieving his objectives, he remains dissatisfied. His search for peace and happiness, therefore, never ends. Saint Augustine says that God gave us the senses for using them properly, but we misuse them by indulging in sensual pleasures; whereas the bliss for which we should have striven remains enshrined in scriptures only. Man is an en souled entity gifted with body, mind, and intellect. He takes good care of his b...
  • Sins Of Wrath
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    Why One Sin is Worse than Another Most Christians these days see every sin as equally bad. In other words, no one sin is worse or should draw worse punishment than another. In Dante's The Inferno, however, this is not the case. In The Inferno, the deeper one delves into Hell, the worse the sin that has been committed. The punishments that the souls incur are representative of the sins they committed in their corporeal state of being. Sins that affect others are considered worse then those that o...
  • Aristotle's Argument For The Achievement Of Happiness
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    The Greek Philosopher Plato considered a properly led human life, (the good life) to be achieved through harmony (thus of the soul, and of the people in a state). Plato describes the soul as having three parts, which he calls reason, spirit, and appetite. The reason portion of the soul is an awareness of a goal or a value. Spirit, is the drive toward action, which is at first a neutral drive, but responds to the direction of reason. Finally, the appetite is the desire for the things of the body....
  • Soul Closer To The Supreme After Reincarnation
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    Non-existence can be considered a state of not being. In this sense, the faithful followers of the Bhagavad Gita find ways to reach this state within its chapters. Through advice of the 'lord' Krishna, followers use yoga and meditation to obtain a pure karma and self-realization for a better life after reincarnation. Yoga is used to better ones senses for the purpose of purification. Reaching a state of total soul purification is the main goal of the followers of the Bhagavad Gita. In these peop...
  • Cult Of The Dead
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    In the view of the Chinese common man, life on earth is but a temporary stop on his journey to death and other reincarnations. Since death is viewed as inexorable and inherent in the human condition, the Chinese accepts it with composure. It was a common custom in China, especially in rural areas, for people to have a coffin ready in their houses as a preparation for death that may come ten or twenty years in the future. Well-to-do people used to build their own tombs long before they felt they ...
  • Their Souls
    441 words
    What exactly does religion do for us? Sure, it's a nice concept that makes one believe in other worldly things. Spirits and angels flood the heads of many children whose parents partake in the average slice and dice of Catholic smorgasbords, but what does it do for their souls? Are they all just workaholics who need a reason to be the way they are, or are they monsters merely extending a strange and open facade in order to gain acceptance in the afterlife? All the same, religion does have its ef...
  • One Of The Blessed Ones
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    Buddhism: Things I Find Interesting As I was reading the selected portions of the book for this chapter, I came across a few things that I found interesting. At first I did not catch them, but after I went back and reread the selections, I found these things, that I thought were intriguing. Buddhism is supposedly a non-theistic religion. However, in the reading titled 'The Majjhima-Nikaya: Questions Which Lend Not to Edification' (5.1) and in 'Realizing the Four Noble Truths' (5.3, the Buddha is...
  • Part Of One Soul
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    The Grapes of Wrath, written by literary genius John Steinbeck, is about an Oklahoman family named Joad that is forced off it's farm and must travel west in search of work and food. The story takes place during the depression of the nineteen thirties and 250,000 more migrants join the Joad on route sixty-six. The travelers are treated inhumanly and encounter many hardships. From these hardships an unspoken unity was formed. The poor gave gifts to each other despite having very little for themsel...
  • Our Souls And The Brain
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    To what extent does it make sense to talk about life after death Nobody likes the idea that we are going to die. It's one of those things that pop into your head whenever you get comfortable, possibly as a subconscious motivational tool. Just in case you ever get really, truly at ease with your life it strikes you that it will all come to an end (possibly quite horribly) without your say-so or even prior notification. Many people find this not only rude but also decidedly inconvenient, and refus...
  • Thy Soul Doth
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    To my fellow poet John Donne, I write to inform thee of ye superb composition aptly titled "Meditation XVII". Ideas coming from only deep thought, with thy apparent knowledge of the number of people who fathom daily, gives thee right to call it a meditation. In thy account, ye dictates of a spiritual calling God yarns for thee, solely revealing itself through series of hardships and troubles. Even though they are all close and sincere to thee, thy addiction to all things sweet is apparent. True ...

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