What is Enlightenment?, Immanuel Kant

What Is Enlightenment? Immanuel Kant Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," ... is therefore the motto of the enlightenment. Laziness … [Read more...]

2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, OCT 15-19

2015 is the Year of the Parliament! The Parliament of the World's Religions invites proposals for programs for presentations at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015. Share Your Wisdom at the 2015 Parliament! ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE TODAY & SAVE HERE CALL FOR PROGRAMS Thousands of people submit program proposals for the Parliament and a team of interfaith and subject experts select about 10% of those proposals to be a part of … [Read more...]

Breaking the Hold of Past Life Vows, Living Fully in the NOW

Exercise: Moving Fully into Now: Breaking the Hold of Past Life Vows Summary: Removing Constraints from Vows Taken in Past Lifetimes For Quick Access to This Exercise: To get to the parts of this exercise you are most interested in viewing, click on the link below to go there. For best results, read through the entire exercise at least once. Background on This Exercise Goal of This Exercise Preparation for This Exercise How to Do This Exercise Example of Exercise … [Read more...]

Ramadan Prayer Guides, 30 Days

"When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of (Hell) Fire are closed and the devils are chained." (Bukhari) With fantastic imagery, this 'hadith' informs all Muslims that the month of Ramadan is a special month unlike others. During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world will join together and strive to worship Allah. Beginning from the moment when one can distinguish between a white and black thread and lasting until sunset, the daily … [Read more...]

The Three Poisons: Attachment, Aversion or Ignorance

The three poisons (Sanskrit: triviṣa; Tibetan: dug gsum) or the three unwholesome roots (Sanskrit: akuśala-mūla; Pāli: akusala-mūla), in Buddhism, refer to the three root kleshas of ignorance, attachment, and aversion. These three poisons are considered to be the cause of suffering (Sanskrit: dukkha). In the Buddhist teachings, the three poisons (of ignorance, attachment, and aversion) are the primary causes that keep sentient beings trapped in samsara. As shown in the wheel of life … [Read more...]

So… What About the Power of Prayer?‏

So… What About the Power of Prayer? Have you ever had the feeling that you were moving near the edge of desperation and said something like this, "God, am I ever going to find someone to love?" but past that, you never quite expected an answer? Or have you been brought to your knees, and said fervently, "God, I'm serious this time. It really would be great if you would send me someone to love and who loves me," and time dragged on, you're still single and you never got the answer you … [Read more...]

Tortured for Christ (Book) – ORDER FREE COPY

Request a complimentary copy of Tortured for Christ The Voice of the Martyrs invites you to request a complimentary copy of Richard Wurmbrand's international bestseller, Tortured for Christ. Simply complete the address form below. Along with the the copy of Tortured for Christ, you will receive a complimentary subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs award-winning newsletter. This timely newsletter will keep you informed on Christian persecution worldwide while sharing practical … [Read more...]

Faith, Family and Friends, Larry James

I've been a relationship coach since 1995. It seems that more and more couples are struggling to get their priorities right. The three topics that have come up over the past 8 to 10 months have been faith, family and friends. You would be wise to put these three things on your priority. Maybe it's just me, however I feel that your faith should always be first in your life. There are so many names for God. When I speak of faith, I invite you to call on whatever name you call your Higher Power. … [Read more...]

“If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome.”

Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat, 1948 "If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome."---Matt. 6:22 THE superior faculties of man, which he has in common with the Angels, are the intellect and will. They, too, need to be purified and disciplined, for they suffer from a disorder which is the consequence of Original Sin and of our personal sins. The first gaze of the intellect of the Baptized infant is simple; the same is true of … [Read more...]

Libyan Women Taking Action for Leadership

One of the challenges facing Libya as it builds democracy following the fall of the Muammar Qadhafi regime is the reform of the security sector.[ wananchi wa Libya washerehekea] The Voice of Libyan Women is celebrating at our Women’s Center in Zawia today for an event for Mother & Children of Martyrs. Please come and join us in the celebration starting at 2:30 PM. The event is for women and children only.There is a contest for the best poem and art piece representing “The Power of Women.” The … [Read more...]

Alchemy, a much needed insight!

"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God." (NewT:1 Corinthians 11:11-12) Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners' claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone possessing powers including the … [Read more...]

Spirituality, steps to ‘Finding the right church for your family’

Whether you’re moving to a new area or simply need to find a new church, there are a variety of factors that parents must consider before settling on membership in a specific congregation. For many, decisions regarding their spirituality and the religious training of their children are some of the most important choices they’ll ever make. While everyone must approach this intensely personal journey from the perspective of their unique family and individual needs, there are some basic … [Read more...]

Ramadan Prayer Guide‏ – FREE

Dear Friend of the Persecuted , Imagine yourself as a Christian living in an Islamic country during Ramadan Before the sun rises you hear the call to prayer. As you prepare your morning breakfast you realize that you must eat a bit extra; sunset will come late this year and the day will be long and hot. As a Christian you do not need to fast during daylight hours, but if you choose to eat and drink you may be yelled at, spat at, or harassed by your Muslim neighbors. You sigh deeply as you … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – ‘Dignity & Self Worth’

    It is the most critical part of Recovery:  Dignity & Self Worth       During any form of illness, one can lose a sense of complete Self.     In addiction, self-loss can have gone on for years.  In trauma, the depth of the shock damage can last for years if not treated as in any physical illness or surgery,the change of self image ie. mastectomy can be permament, if not addressed 'Spiritually'. The following information shares with you the practices of spiritually charged … [Read more...]

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