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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 6 of 7)

Fasting to Overcome Habits, for Solitude and to Chastise the Body Do you fast? Prove it by doing good works. If you see someone in need, take pity on them. If you see a friend being honored, don’t get jealous … Continue reading

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Fasting: Simulated Adversity in a Spiritual Reality

 Fasting: Simulated Adversity When R. Shesheth kept a fast, on concluding his prayer he added the following: Sovereign of the Universe, Thou knowest full well that in the time when the Temple was standing, if a man sinned he used … Continue reading

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Humility: Key to Sustainable Wealth, Prosperity & Success

Humility & Wealth  At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gardens: Growing Virtues in Humility

Growing Virtues in Humility He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. [Micah 6:8 (NIV)]. In soil … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Humility (4)

Humility: Grounded in Divine Soil I, the LORD, have spoken. The people I treasure most are the humble – they depend only on Me and tremble when I speak. [Isaiah 66:2 (CEV)]. What do we look for when we look … Continue reading

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Compassion: Our Share of Divine Service

Compassion and Divine Service The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. [Psalm 145:8-9 (NRS)]. Compassion is shared … Continue reading

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Knowledge of the Holy: The Ultimate Science (2/2)

  Knowledge & Divine Reality He who truly knows is the one in whom sound actions, pure supplications, truthfulness and precaution speak out; not his tongue, his debates, his comparisons, assertions or claims. In times other than these, those who … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources (3/7)

Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources Fasting in post-biblical Judaism offered holiness and obedience in the absence of sacrificial ritual services and prayers associated with the Temple. It also helped to preserve the separate and distinct character of the Jewish people … Continue reading

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Intuition and Sacred Wisdom: Paths to Spiritual Certainty (3/4)

  Intuition and Spiritual Certainty  Early theorists believed that in science lay the promise of certainty. Built on a foundation of fact and constructed with objective and trustworthy tools, science produced knowledge. But science has also shown us that this … Continue reading

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