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  • 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...
  • Parable Of The Lost Coin
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    Paper on Parables 1. The Parable of the Sower 2. The Parable of the Lost Coin Jessica Short September 28, 2001 The Parable of the Sower is one of seven parables in Matthew, chapter thirteen that was from familiar ideas and sources, and natural to men. (Broadus, 285) It was normal to see a farmer sowing grain in Galilee. The "truth" is this parable was designed to teach. The varied types of soil are the emphasis in this parable, rather than that of "the sowing of the seed ("word", vs. 19) of the ...
  • Concepts Of God
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    Thesis: Is There a God or is He (?) an Illusion? An illusion is one's own interpretation and perception of someone or something. It can be a strong belief or a wish. They are not necessarily false or errors. The strength of the illusion lies in the strength of wish fulfillment. For example - People, at first, interpret phenomena's according to their experience and knowledge of their every day life. They project their own character intothe circumstance presented and regard it as somehow 'en soule...
  • Gracious Soul Desire Communion With God
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    If the book of Psalms be, as some have styled it, a mirror or looking-glass of pious and devout affections, this psalm in particular deserves, as much as any one psalm, to be so entitled, and is as proper as any to kindle and excite such in us: gracious desires are here strong and fervent; gracious hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, are here struggling, but the pleasing passion comes off a conqueror. Or we may take it for a conflict between sense and faith, sense objecting and faith answering. I...
  • Submission To The Will Of God
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    Sufism Sufism, otherwise known as Islamic Mysticism, is a branch of Islam. Ideals with special powers that are contained in the Qur " an. It is a more philosophical approach, where a person tries to become one with nature, and feel the power of God. The term mysticism can be defined as the consciousness of the One Reality -- be it called Wisdom, Light, Love or Nothing. (Shcimmel 23) A Sufi tries to unite his will with God's will. They try to isolate themselves, so they can fear and become close ...
  • First God Forms Adam
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    The Bible is often time misquoted when it comes to the issue of abortion. In fact the word of God makes it clear to us that abortion is not a sin, it's quite clear that to believe otherwise is nothing short of idolatry and blasphemy and those are definitely sins. One of the most beautiful chapters in the Bible is Psalms 139". For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; or I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works: and that my...
  • Souls To Hades
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    The ancient Greeks portrayed the underworld as a place for all the dead and clearly visualized it in their myths and legends. The underworld in Greek mythology was not a lively place, for it was where all the dead souls went. When a person died, the soul would be sent to Hades, a more formal name for the underworld. 'The dead would go to Hades because there was no annihilation in the Greek mythology. The dead are dead because they have a flavorless and unhappy existence'. The primary ruling god ...
  • Comparison Of Dante's Inferno And Purgatorio
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    The Comparison Of Dante's Inferno and the Purgatorio March 25, 2001 There are many differences in the Inferno and the Purgatorio of Dante Alighieri, from the differences in atmosphere and attitude, darkness and light, between sins and their punishments as well as the characters of the Comedy. My purpose is to shed light on what I found to be interesting differences of the two. I would like to begin with the comparison of the coming of the old men in both the Inferno and the Purgatorio. In the In...
  • Ethical Nature Of The Gods
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    Ethics and morality are synonymous terms, both meaning customs in their original languages, Greek and Latin respectively. However, the Greek term ethics also implies character as opposed to its Latin counterpart referring to social customs. Et hike is descended from ethikos which, in turn from ethos which means character or nature. Ethos is the fundamental and distinctive characteristic of a group within its social context or period of time, typically expressed in its attitudes, habits or belief...
  • Sheol To Heaven Some Worthy Souls
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    The novel 'Memnoch - The Devil' by Anne Rice is, at the heart of it, really a vessel for the author's own theological ideas. Having said that it is also a classy exit for a cult character, the author claims to have fallen in love with. Whether or not this is a pretentious excuse to stop writing about a worn out character, or not, I will not comment on. What I will comment on are these theological ideas in particular as Shakespeare put it in Macbeth "did heaven look on, and would not take their p...

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