The House Church Book: Rediscover the Dynamic, Organic,

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The introduction to Section 89 says the following: “In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation” (Doctrine and Covenants 89:4). Thus, the Siddhi of Vetala Agni Sadhana is control over the fire-element. Philosophy solves beautifully all these problems. Immediately after death, the Jiva obtains the Ativahika body which is made up of fire, air and ether.

The Quest: One Man's Search for Peace, Insight, and Healing

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The virtues to be cultivated as enumerated in the Gita, especially in its Thirteenth and Sixteenth Chapters, are the sine qua non of leading a happy and good, noble and spiritual life individually as well as socially. In our next lesson we'll address matters of proclaiming the Word in preaching. The selection process used to decipher who to spend the rest of their life with is a daunting task and most people go about it differently. The bhakti movement also reinterpreted a long-standing Hindu belief that desire was the product of ignorance and the root of karma, rebirth, and suffering.

Christ in Christian Tradition: Volume Two: From the Council

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And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Mother Kundalini Sakti unites with Lord Siva in the Sahasrara during Nirvikalpa Samadhi. So we always worship our highest ideal, and when we have reached the point, when we love the ideal as the ideal, all arguments and doubts vanish for ever. God's people are to be led to engage in all the elements of worship with a single-minded focus on God's glory and with a humble and dependent expectation that the exalted Lord Jesus Christ himself will edify them and build his church through his appointed means of grace—all to the glory of God. 1.

Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions

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It might also be interspersed with or done at the conclusion of ritual theater or magic. Before sitting for Japa and meditation, the Raksha Stotra is generally repeated. They wander from life to life till they are redeemed. But daily home puja is a simple tradition of worship, characterized by bhakti -- devotion or love for Ganesh -- and rituals of cleansing and offering. The Yoga deals with the control of Vrittis, or thought-waves, and with meditation. It is recited at the beginning of every service in our tire, and, the tie exception of some major feast days (e.g.

Eucharistic Doctors: A Theological History

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We no longer use the tabernacle or its forms of worship, but we can learn much that applies to our own faith and worship. They further serve in dissolving dehabhava and in leading the individual towards moksha. Great care should be devoted to the celebration of the Eucharist so that its exemplary celebration may lead the faithful to a deep encounter with Christ. Upasana is of two kinds, viz., Pratika Upasana and Ahamgraha Upasana. �Pratika� means a symbol.

Why Do We...? Commonly Asked Questions (Annual Southwest

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God is an exciting God, and we should be excited about worshiping him. This custom, received into the Rituale Romanum(200), represents a clear example of the genuine evangelization of pre-Christian rites and beliefs: one must turn to God, through whose word "the earth produced vegetation: plants bearing seeds in their several kinds, and trees bearing fruit with their seed inside in their several kinds"(Gen 1, 12) in order to obtain what was formerly obtained by magic rites; to stem the damages deriving from poisonous herbs, and benefit from the efficacy of curative herbs.

A Three-Year Banquet: The Lectionary for the Assembly

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The three chief sects of Hinduism, viz., Vaishnavism, Saivism and Saktism, base their doctrines and dogmas on their respective Agamas. The "rest" in God's presence on the Sabbath day typified the goal of redemption in Old Testament revelation: rest in Yahweh's presence in the land of covenant promise. The individual souls are eternal, manifold, eternally separate from one another, and distinct from the body, senses and mind; and yet capable of apprehension, volition, desire, aversion, pleasure, pain, merit and demerit.

The Eucharistic Prayer: Praise of the Whole Assembly

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As the hot season approaches the festival life takes on a more austere and ascetic character. Puja is an ancient system of worship designed to guide the mind to this experience. The charge of pseudo-philosophy is ill-founded, unless the Advaita-vedanta is such. As Jesus came to us through Mary, so we shall go to Him through her, whether we think of it or not. If before birth we could have the privilege of choosing our own natural mother, and if we ever had the power of making that mother whatever we chose, would we ever make her short of anything but the loveliest lady in the world, or would we ever have endowed her with those qualities which would make us apologize to men either for moral blemishes or physical weaknesses?

Wedding of Worship

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And yet the whole series of actions and prayers did not depend solely on the improvisation of the celebrating bishop. O Allah, make us among those who stand in prayer at night, seeking the vision of Your Face. The Shudra is precluded from the performance of Vaidik rites, the reading of the Vedas, and the recital of Vaidik Mantras. Intuitive knowledge of the Self destroys false knowledge. It is said: “Janmana Jayate Sudrah Karmana Jayate Dvijah—By birth one is a Sudra; by Karma (i.e., the investiture with the sacred thread) he becomes a Dvija or Brahmin.” Upanayana or thread ceremony is the second birth; hence, the Brahmins are called Dvijas (Dvija means ‘born twice’).

Essays on the Lord's Supper

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The holy thread signifies the various triads which exist in the world, viz., Sat, Chit and Ananda; creation, preservation and destruction; the three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep; the three qualities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas; the Trimurtis Brahma, Vishnu and Siva; etc. Popular piety is characterized by a great variety and richness of bodily, gestural and symbolic expressions: kissing or touching images, places, relics and sacred objects; pilgrimages, processions; going bare-footed or on one's knees; kneeling and prostrating; wearing medals and badges....

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