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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 7/7)

Fasting: Divinely Approved and Rewarded And this shall be to you a law for all time: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall practice self-affliction…For on this day atonement shall be made for you … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 1 of 7)

Fasting to Obey God, for God-consciousness and for Purification Fasting is primarily an act of obedience by which we seek to please God. We are asked to fast in every major religion. Since we believe God requires fasting of us, we … Continue reading

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Scriptural Foundations of Fasting

Fasting: Scriptural Foundations Every major religion encourages fasting. The Torah, Gospels and Qur’an, directly or indirectly, prescribe fasting as a required religious practice. Hindu scriptures exhort adherents to ascetic exercises that include extreme fasting. Buddhism recommends fasting as a spiritual exercise to develop discipline, restraint and self-control. … Continue reading

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Diet, Discipline & Faith: Nourishing Our Spirit (1/2)

Diet, Discipline & Faith In other parts of our society, we see the growing attraction to various forms of a “spirituality of well-being” divorced from any community life, or to a “theology of prosperity” detached from responsibility for our brothers … Continue reading

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Fasting Defined: A Timeless & Universal Discipline (3/3)

Fasting: Timeless Worship O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.  [Qur’an 2:183]. Intrinsic Virtue Fasting marks the Day of Atonement, Lent and Ramadan, during which … Continue reading

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Fasting Defined: Ecclesiastical, Therapeutic & Natural Fasts (2/3)

Ecclesiastical, Therapeutic and Natural Fasting “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work–whether native-born or an alien living among you – because on … Continue reading

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Holy People: Kadusha, Royal Jelly & Spiritual Mitosis

Holy People in Society Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you. [Leviticus 20:7-8]. Social life highlights the … Continue reading

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New Media, Old Message: Still Selling Us the World

  The Message of Media … the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Old Testament (2/7)

  Fasting Quotes: Old Testament The spirit of food prohibition and restrictions in the Old Testament flows from a stream that springs in the Garden of Eden, then flows though the fasting of Moses on Mt. Sinai, into the command for affliction … Continue reading

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Captivity of the Spirit: Taking Faith into Custody

  The Mind in Captivity  You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I lifted you up on eagles’ wings and brought you to me. So now, if you faithfully obey me and stay true to my covenant, … Continue reading

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