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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 Quotes: Hindu Sources (1/7)

Fasting Quotes: Hindu Sources Hinduism sees the soul trapped in recurring incarnations of suffering and grief (samsara). The goal of devotional exercises (sadhana) is liberation (moksha) from this cycle. Ascetic austerities (tapas) such as fasting, increase willpower and help the mind … Continue reading

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