Chila (Suffering)

Chila (Suffering) Denoting abandonment of all (worldly) pleasures and delights, and the affliction and hardship one bears when overcoming corporeality, chila (suffering) is used to express an initiate’s spending at least forty days in strict austerity and self-discipline in the name of spiritual training. During this period, initiates keep to...

Religious Views On Euthanasia

Religious Views On Euthanasia There are many religious views on euthanasia, although many moral theologians are critical of the procedure. Buddhism There are many views among Buddhists on the issue of euthanasia, but many are critical of the procedure. An important value of Buddhism teaching is compassion. Compassion is used...

Euthanasia

What Is Euthanasia? Euthanasia (“good death”: εὖ, eu; “well” or “good” thanatos; “death”) is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering.[1][2] Different countries have different euthanasia laws. The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as “a deliberate intervention undertaken with the...

A Friend Named Adversity

A Friend Named Adversity Whoever will have nothing to do with thorns, can never gather roses. The brook that flows over stones makes the sweetest music. If you remove the rocks, the brook will lose its song. Blessings thrive in afflictions’ soil. Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. The...

For Those Who Suffer

Prayers For Those Who Suffer Suffering, or pain in a broad sense,may be an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual. Suffering is the basic element that makes up the negative valence of affective phenomena. The opposite of suffering is pleasure or happiness....

Passion of Jesus

Passion of Jesus In Christianity, the Passion (“suffering, enduring”[1]) is the short final period in the life of Jesus beginning with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion and his death on Good Friday. It includes, among other events, the last supper, Jesus’ agony in the garden, his...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Forgiving the Unforgivable Mike and Kathie Clarey suffered the worst trauma any parent can endure. Their beloved 11-year-old daughter was brutally murdered. In the days that followed, the Clareys were numb with grief. Yet in the midst of their pain, they experienced God’s amazing grace. And while the suffering didn’t...

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