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Divine Dialogue: Communion with God—the Essence of Prayer

Prayer: Divine Dialogue This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable … Continue reading

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The Life of Prayer: How to Pray without Ceasing (1/2)

Prayer, Awareness and Remembrance Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. [1 Thessalonians 5:15-19 (NIRV)]. We often think of prayer as ritual postures, memorized phrases and supplication in times of need. However, praying is also a condition, an attitude, a … Continue reading

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Virtual Pavlov – Conditioning the Salivating Heart (2/2)

Manipulating the Heart Our emotions are constantly being aroused, tantalized and exploited by marketers. Even great works of art and music, originally designed for far nobler purposes, are today used to reach deep into our hearts and manipulate our moods … Continue reading

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Virtual Pavlov – Conditioning the Salivating Heart (1/2)

Conditioning the Heart Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them. Give me the spirit of the boy Samuel when he said to Thee, “Speak, … Continue reading

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Ecstasy: Beyond the Grasp of Consciousness

Spiritual Ecstasy But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us … Continue reading

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Piety pi: Measuring Our Spiritual IQ (1/2)

Piety and Consciousness You ask then how I knew He was present, when His ways can in no way be traced? He is life and power, and as soon as He enters in, He awakens my slumbering soul; He stirs … Continue reading

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Suffering & Grief: Finding Spiritual Consolation in Divine Comfort

Spiritual Suffering The LORD hears those who cry out, and he delivers them from all their distress. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he delivers those whose spirit has been crushed. A righteous person will have many troubles, … Continue reading

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High-tech Holiness: Cultivatng Sanctity in a Technological World (1/2)

Toward Sanctity .And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, ‘You shall be holy; for I the Lord your God am holy.’” [Leviticus 19:1-2]. Sanctity is the Divine light we see radiating … Continue reading

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Keys to God-Consciousness: Surrender and Submission

Knowing God through Submission And whoever seeks a way other than submission to God, it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the world to come. [Quran 3:85]. The door to knowledge of God opens … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises to Strengthen Our Faith (2/5)

  Spiritual Exercises (1-3) The first Annotation is that by this name of Spiritual Exercises is meant every way of examining one’s conscience, of meditating, of contemplating, of praying vocally and mentally, and of performing other spiritual actions … For … Continue reading

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