Hawaiian Shamanism, The Ancient Wisdom And Esoteric Christianity

Hawaiian Shamanism, The Ancient Wisdom And Esoteric Christianity Hawaiian Shamanism, The Ancient Wisdom And Esoteric Christianity  By Dr Ian Ellis-Jones Published in Communion [The Magazine of The Liberal Catholic Church in Australia], Vol 18, No 3, Michaelmas 1995 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the...

Poetry and Wisdom

Poetry and Wisdom It has been said that the proper language of wisdom is poetry. We realize this when we read the classic texts of the world’s great sapiential traditions. The literature of antiquity, indeed, when not merely factual or legislative, lives most often within an aura which is at...

Solomon in Islam

Solomon in Islam Sulaymān ibn Dāwūd (سُلَيْمَان ابْن دَاوُوْد‎, Solomon son of David) was, according to the Quran, a Malik (مَـلِـك‎, King) and Nabī (Prophet) of the Israelites. Islamic tradition generally holds that he was the third King of Jewish people, and a just and wise ruler for the nation.[1]   Islam views Solomon as one of the elect...

Why Did He Not Create Universe Sooner?

Why Did He Not Create Universe Sooner? What does mean by ‘sooner’? If one wishes to say ‘sooner’ in the period of eternity before the creation of time, then the word ‘sooner’ has no meaning. Any span of time, whether 100 billion or 1000 billion years, has no meaning in...

Why Can’t We See God?

Why Can’t We See God? God is absolutely other than His creation, for the Creator cannot have the same kind of being as His creation. Although this is self-evident, some people still ask why we cannot see God directly. Direct vision is very limited. Consider the following: A tooth contains...

The Wisdom Behind Fasting

What is the Wisdom in Fasting?

What is the Wisdom in Fasting? The hawk’s swooping contributes to the sparrow’s alertness and agility. Although rain, electricity, or fire sometimes harms people, no one curses them. Fasting may be difficult, but it provides the body with energy, activity, and resistance. A child’s immune system usually gains strength through...

Prayers For God's Inspiration

Prayers For Wisdom

Prayers For Wisdom Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence. Main Articles: What Is Wisdom?,  The Serenity Prayer God grant me...

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Enlightenment in Buddhism

Enlightenment in Buddhism The English term enlightenment is the western translation of the abstract noun bodhi, (बोधि), the knowledge or wisdom, or awakened intellect, of a Buddha.[1] The verbal root budh- means “to awaken,” and its literal meaning is closer to “awakening.” Although its most common usage is in the context of Buddhism, the term buddhi is also used...

Age of Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment The Age of Enlightenment (also known as the Age of Reason or simply the Enlightenment)[1][2] was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, the “Century of Philosophy”.[3] Some consider Descartes’ 1637 statement “I think, therefore I am” to have sparked the period. Others...

Christianity's Religious Texts

Passages From The Psalms And The Proverbs

Passages From The Psalms And The Proverbs Psalms Blessed is the man who does not go in the company of the wicked, or take his place in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose...

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Wisdom in Hinduism

Prajñā in Hinduism Wisdom in Hinduism: Pragña or Pragya (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञ) as प्रज्ञा, प्राज्ञ and प्राज्ञा is used to refer to the highest and purest form of wisdom, intelligence and understanding. Pragya is the state of wisdom which is higher than the knowledge obtained by reasoning and inference.See also: Prajñā (Buddhism) Meaning...

Wisdom In Christianity

Wisdom in Christian Theology

Wisdom The paradigms of Israel’s religion — law, prophecy, and wisdom were not exclusive to Israel but were shared by other ancient Near Eastern cultures. So it was not the form of Israel’s religion that made it distinctive, but its content. Wisdom was a common way of thinking in this...

Seven Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

Seven Gifts Of The Holy Spirit The Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are an enumeration of seven spiritual gifts originating from patristic authors,[1] later elaborated by five intellectual virtues[2] and four other groups of ethical characteristics.[3][4] They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Book of Isaiah The seven gifts are...

Islamic Wisdom

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan – A Fresh Look at Islam – By Faysal S. Burhan Wisdom and Islam Al-Hikmah or wisdom means a total insight and having sound judgment concerning a matter or situation through understanding cause and effect phenomena. Al-Hikmah constitutes one of the three major teachings...

Book and Wisdom (Kitab and Hikma)

“Book and Wisdom (Kitab & Hikma)” = Qur’an and Hadith Books  “Wisdom / حكمة (Hikma)” is a recurrent word in the Qur’an. “For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite our Verses to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom حكمة...

Arabian Wisdom

Arabian Wisdom ELECTIONS AND TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ARABIC By JOHN WORTABET, M.D. NEW YORK, E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY [1913] TO MY CHILDREN “What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”—Micah vi. 8. Table of Contents Editorial Note Introduction The First Chapter of the...

About Wisdom… in Islam

Wisdom in Islam Wisdom has been variously defined throughout the ages. However, none of these numerous definitions have been enough to provide people with the real meaning of wisdom. This is because information seekers have not consulted an accurate source but tried to assess wisdom by their own reasoning. As...

Yeshua, Torah and the Tree of Life

Yeshua, Torah and the Tree of Life Torah is also called the “Tree of Life,” as it points us to God as He reveals Himself in the Sephirot, and thus His salvation. Going back to the time of Moses, God Himself states that His Torah is the way of “life.”...

“Finding Wisdom, Faith and Comfort in the Tanach”

“Finding Wisdom, Faith and Comfort in the Tanach” The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Written by Dr. Larry Hurwitz The following is one in a series of columns in which local community members write about their favorite Jewish books. This week’s column is by Larry Hurwitz, M.D., a senior editor for Torah...

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