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The Promised Day is Come

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It contains typically stringent rules and penalties dealing with sexual offenses, abuse of material possessions, and interpersonal disturbances and outlines legal–rational procedures for dealing with internal disagreements. They were gathered into the definitive text of the Qur'an within a generation of the prophet's death. I wonder, had Baha’u’llah been living in feudal Japan, would we now be parsing what exactly His condemnation of wakash?do means?

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Shoghi Effendi in Oxford

Riaz Khadem

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JAINISM; THE TEACHINGS OF JAINISM; Mahavira, the Twenty-fourth and Last Tirthankara of this World Cycle; An Eternal Succession of Tirthankaras; Jainism and Hinduism; Ahimsa and Asceticism: Jainism's Ideals; Theory of the Universe; Liberation and Salvation; JAINISM AS A WAY OF LIFE; Digambaras and Shvetambaras; The Ascetic Life; The Religious Life of the Jain Laity; THE HISTORY OF JAINISM; The Indian Historical Context; The Legacy of the Tirthankaras: Jainism through the Centuries; Jainism in Today's World; CHAPTER 7.

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Baha'i Faith (World Religions)

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Attempts to classify people by belief and/or practice are fraught with difficulty as it is rare for people even to have coherent belief systems, let alone practise them ( [2] ). The predominant religion of a region, also influence an individual to practice a religion. According to Batson et. al., [1] the relationship between religion and mental health is highly nuanced. Archaeology has unearthed many ancient structures with alignments to celestial bodies and the strong notion that those people worshipped stars, the sun and the moon.

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The Maxwells of Montreal: Vol 2: Middle Years 1923-1937,

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Then That which was hidden by the void, that One, emerging, Stirring, through the power of ardor (tapas), came to be. (Rig Veda 10,129) There are two important aspects to be noticed here: 1) primordial water produced the One; and 2) the whole process was realized by the power of ardor (tapas). Rather, it is to be attained through non-ordinary states of consciousness, which are, in turn, achieved through psychological and physical processes (such as repetitive prayer, meditation, mantra recitation, yoga, stringent fasting, whirling (as in the case of the Sufi dervishes), and/or the use of psychoactive drugs).

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Baha'i: Studies in Contemporary Religion (Studies in

Margit Warburg

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Millions of Muslims travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia every year and in a single day, Mecca is capable of attracting over two million Muslim followers for the annual hajj pilgrimage, considered one of the five pillars of Islam. Baruch Spinoza later claimed that "Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived." [9] "Individual things are nothing but modifications of the attributes of God, or modes by which the attributes of God are expressed in a fixed and definite manner." [10] Though Spinoza has been called the "prophet"[11] and "prince"[12] of pantheism, in a letter to Henry Oldenburg Spinoza states that: "as to the view of certain people that I identify god with nature (taken as a kind of mass or corporeal matter), they are quite mistaken"[13] For Spinoza, our universe (cosmos) is a mode under two attributes of Thought and Extension.

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Finding the Real You

Viv Bartlett

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At that moment, the enlightenment begins and one becomes a “Free Thinker”. These involve illusions and techniques completely within the realm of natural law, if we only understood the trick. He particularly regretted the antagonism between Hindus and Muslims as well as certain ritualistic practices that distracted people from focusing on God. But while Smith had an "active sentiment" of this ambiguity, Durkheim observed, he never explained it. 108 How are evil forces also sacred?

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Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

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According to the Bahá'í beliefs, Bahá'u'lláh is the most recent 'manifestation of God' (divine messenger). More recently, some Jewish and Christian theologians have talked of "multiple covenants" (5) or "anonymous Christians" (6) in an attempt to defuse the claim that the deity of monotheistic religion relates itself favorably only with adherents of one's own version of monotheism or religion. This religion is almost entirely confined to India and to ethnic Jains.

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Mothers, Fathers, and Children ; Practical Advice to Parents

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Bebawy himself was selected by the Assembly to propagate the Baha’i message in Minya. Each individual performs service-oriented tasks in their own life such as through their professions, and sometimes the community organizes larger projects that involve more members of the faith. He moved to a mansion his followers bought for him at Bahji, outside the city. When the group moved to Adrianople, Mirza Yahya, still under the influence of Siyyid Muhammad, began plotting to get his power back.

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The Power of Unity: Teacher's Guide with Lesson Plans for

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An organization without scriptures, sacred texts and laws governing personal conduct and relations is not a religion. Second, there is pantheism, the perspective brought by the Upanishads and later Vedanta, which considers Ultimate Reality to be an impersonal transcendent being. Nature and ancestor spirits are common in popular Taoism. The Young Ottoman reformist thinker, Namik Kemal, wrote in a newspaper in the 1870s, "Every book, in explaining the subject of "political rights," takes a different approach to categorizing them.

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One Common Faith

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S. adults are religiously unaffiliated, only one member of Congress ( Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona), or 0.2% of that body, claims no religious affiliation. [129] In most European countries, however, religion has a much smaller influence on politics [130] although it used to be much more important. It is our practical, precision presence with us. A rite of passage for shamans-to-be, commonly involving physical illness and/or psychological crisis. Under “Choose a Format,” click on Video Download or Audio Download.

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