Category: Ritual

Acts of Worship: Dramatic Devotionals for Drama People

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An idea of the goal of culture can be had from the towering example of the man of realisation whose characteristics are described in the Second, the Fifth, the Sixth, the Twelfth and the Fourteenth Chapters of the Gita, and who serves as the pattern into which every man of culture strives to mould himself in order to reach his perfection and blessedness in the homogeneous Brahman (Samam Brahma). They were only exuberant inflations of the more austere ritual that had better not have been touched.
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Martyrdom and Terrorism: Pre-Modern to Contemporary

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Thus when people did start to worship the bronze serpent as a snake-god (whom they named "Nehushtan"), the righteous king Hezekiah had it destroyed (2 Kgs. 18:4). And he mourns, in a very personal way, for the 40 million babies aborted in America since Roe v. Brahman was the one power, the One in whom all reality inhered. Dharma is the very soul of a nation also. In the West and in the whole world also, there is Varnasrama, though it is not rigidly observed there.
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The Southern Cross Mass Book (The Southern Cross series)

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It is impossible for one to be near God and distance himself from His creation. The Puja thali (plate) thus always includes a lot of colored, fragrant flowers to be used for that particular Puja. Another instance is the Easter Vigil, a yearly service that inducts people who weren't originally Catholic but would like to join the Church. Ram Mohan Roy also discovered that a principle of reason lay at the basis of the classical Indian philosophy of Vedanta, as set forth in the Upanisads. “Ram Mohan Roy abandoned the traditionally accepted bases of Hindu religion and Brahminic authority in favor of reason.
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Worship Missing Jewel Evangelism (Heritage Series)

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Man takes up all the various relationships of life, as father, mother, friend, or lover; and the last point is reached when he becomes one with the object of worship. "I am you, and you are I; and worshipping you, I worship myself; and in worshipping myself, I worship you." When you see smoke, you infer that there is fire. Paul wrote: Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16) Of course there are many metaphors for the Spirit of God; oil, a dove, and fire to name of few.
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The Way of the Cross

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Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene in the garden after His resurrection (John 20:10-18). In preparation for a eucharistic congress, the concentration should be on the following: a. a thorough catechesis, accommodated to the capacity of different groups, concerning the eucharist, especially as the mystery of Christ living and working in the Church; c. research into the means and the pursuit of social action for human development and the just distribution of goods, including the temporal, following the example of the primitive Christian community.[14] The goal is that every eucharistic table may be a center from which the leaven of the Gospel spreads as a force in the growth of contemporary society and as the pledge of the future kingdom.[15] a.
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Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre

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Kearney, Peter J. “Altar in the Bible.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia, edited by the editorial staff at the Catholic University of America, 1:344-46. And if enough worshipers go away, they would lose their power and potentially die. Life is a display of heterogeneous species of beings and the fourfold grouping of persons is a broad division of mental dispositions and abilities for knowledge and action. In every case, those means must be sought and applied which will produce a practical and good result for the individual consciousness in question.
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Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed

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He replied, “On hearing this woman’s reply, I had an epiphany. These Samskaras, which are all described in the ninth Chapter of the Mahanirvana Tantra, are performed at certain stages in the human body with a view to effect results beneficial to the human organism through the superphysical and subjective methods of ancient East science. Guru Gobind Singh felt that all the wisdom needed by Sikhs for spiritual guidance in their daily lives could be found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Eternal Guru of the Sikhs.
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Narrative Preaching: Stories from the Pulpit

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And lastly, Vaishali- the capital of the Vajjian Republic and the place where an offering of honey from a monkey was received. In the case of the Wiccan, he satisfies the requirement for belief in A Supreme Being by believing in the Horned god of Witchcraft. But once the spirit is born again it becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit. Avidya is the causal body of Jiva or the individual soul. The function is also occasionally gradual. This is due to their weakness and lack of good Samskaras.
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The Spirit-Filled Life

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When a Muslim approaches death, he/she asks for forgiveness from family, friends and Allah. Based on these texts, poets and playwrights such as Kālidāsa and Bāna (fifth or sixth century CE) produced dramatic literature of a high order in Sanskrit. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." A pujari or archaka is a Hindu temple priest. Other pious exercises use formulas similar to those found in the Liturgy of the Hours and begin by giving "Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit".
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Women As Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly

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No religion has produced so many great saints, sages, Yogins, Rishis, Maharshis, prophets, Acharyas, benefactors, heroes, poets, statesmen and kings as Hinduism. Attain Knowledge of the Self and become an Ativarnasrami like Lord Dattatreya. The people shouted in response—but not everyone cheered. To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. It took special intercession by Moses, the destruction of the idol, the righteous swords of the Levites, and a plague from God to set things right.
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