Virtue is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness.

Virtue is when people realize their own limitedness, and let go of their pettiness in the infinity of the universe.

Kama Sutra

What Is Kama Sutra? The Kama Sutra (कामसूत्र, Kāmasūtra) is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment in life.[1][2][3]Attributed to Vātsyāyana,[4] the Kama Sutra is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions,[1][5] but written as a guide to the “art-of-living” well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one’s love life, and...

Gratitude to God in The Old Testament

Gratitude to God in The Old Testament Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God. (Ecclesiastes, 5:19) Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy...

Sadaqah

What Is Sadaqah? Sadaqah or Sadaka (صدقة‎, “charity”, “benevolence”,[1] ṣadaqāt صدقات) in the modern context has come to signify “voluntary charity”.[2] According to the Quran, the word means voluntary offering, whose amount is at the will of the “benefactor”.[3] Etymology and meaning ‘Sadaqa’ literally means ‘righteousness’ and refers to the voluntary giving of alms or charity.[4] But in...

Tzedakah

What Is Tzedakah? Tzedakah or Ṣ’daqah in Classical Hebrew (צדקה‎) (A-Sadaqah الصدقة ), is a Hebrew word literally meaning “justice” or “righteousness”, but commonly used to signify charity. Notably, this concept of “charity” is different from the modern Western understanding of “charity”, which is typically understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill and a marker of...

Celibacy

What is Celibacy? Celibacy is the state of voluntarily being unmarried, sexually abstinent, or both, usually for religious reasons.[1][2][3][4] It is often in association with the role of a religious official or devotee.[1] In its narrow sense, the term celibacy is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow,...

Love of God

Love of God In these bleak and inauspicious days, when our hearts are over­whelmed with enmity, when our spirits are sickened, when hatred and antagonism are out of control, it is crystal clear that we need love and mercy as we need water or air. We seem to have forgotten...

Abstinence

What Is Abstinence? Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to sexual abstinence, or abstinence from alcohol, drugs, or food. Because the regimen is intended to be a conscious act, freely chosen to enhance life, abstinence is sometimes distinguished from...

Sexual Abstinence

Sexual Abstinence Sexual abstinence or sexual restraint is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social, financial, philosophical, moral, or religious reasons. Asexuality is distinct from sexual abstinence; and celibacy is sexual abstinence generally motivated by factors such as an individual’s personal or religious beliefs.[2] Sexual abstinence before marriage is required in some...

Asceticism

What Is Asceticism? Asceticism (exercise, training) is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from sensual pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing spiritual goals. Ascetics may withdraw from the world for their practices or continue to be part of their society, but typically adopt a frugal lifestyle, characterised by the renunciation...

Thanksgiving In The Bible

Thanksgiving In The Bible “O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great...

What Is Love of God?

What Is Love of God? Love of God can mean either love for God or love by God. Love for God (philotheia) is associated with the concepts of worship, and devotions towards God.[1]   The Greek term theophilia means the love or favour of God,[2] and theophilos means friend of God, originally in the sense of being loved by God or...

Prayers of Devotion

Prayers of Devotion Devotion also means a commitment or dedication to some purpose. Your devotion recycling is noble, but can you wait until I’ve read the newspaper? The plural noun devotions can have a religious meaning too, meaning prayers offered to God. Main articles: Marian Devotions, Rosary Devotions And Spirituality, Catholic Devotions, Anglican...

Forgiveness of Sins

Prayers For Forgiveness of Sins Main Articles: Forgiveness as A Virtue and What Is Forgiveness? God casts our sins into the depths of the sea when He forgives us. He puts them so far out of His sight that He never sees them again. Of course, the Lord does not actually...

The Duty of Thanksgiving

What is the Duty of Thanksgiving and how can it be carried out? In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate There is nothing that does not glorify Him with praise. The Qur’an of Miraculous Expression urges in reiterated phrases like, Will they not be thankful? We will reward...

The Mercy of Pope Francis

Absolution

What Is Absolution? Absolution is a traditional theological term for the forgiveness experienced by Christians in the life of the Church. It is a universal feature of the historic churches of Christendom, although the theology and the practice of absolution vary between denominations. Some traditions see absolution as a sacrament (the Sacrament of Penance), a...

Give Thanks

What Is Importance Of Thanksgiving?

  What Is Importance Of Thanksgiving? Through repeating verses like, “Will they not then give thanks? (36:35)”, “Will they not then give thanks? ( 36:73)”, “And we shall surely reward those who give thanks. ( 3:145)”, “If you give thanks, I shall increase [my favors] to you. ( 14:7)”, and...

Humanity

Humanity As A Virtue

Humanity (Virtue) Humanity is a virtue associated with basic ethics of altruism derived from the human condition. Humanity differs from mere justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice.[1] That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically individual strengths while fairness...

Patience in Islam

Sabr Sabr (Arabic: صَبْرٌ‎) is “endurance” or more accurately “perseverance” and “persistence”.[1] Ṣabr is characterized as being one of the two parts of faith (the other being shukr).[2] It teaches to remain spirituallysteadfast, and to keep doing good actions in the personal and collective domain, specifically when facing opposition or encountering problems, setbacks, or unexpected and unwanted results.It is...

love

What Is Love?

Love Love is an intense feeling of deep affection. Love is when you choose to be at your best when the other person is not at their best. Love is when what you want is never important. But what the other person needs and wants is always paramount. If you truly love someone, both of...

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Happiness

What Is Happiness? Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.[1] It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.[2][3] Definitions ‘Happiness’ is the...

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