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Maya in Religion

Maya in Religion Maya in Religion (माया, māyā), literally “illusion” or “magic“, has multiple meanings in Indian philosophies depending on the context. In ancient Vedic literature, Māyā literally implies extraordinary power and wisdom. In later Vedic texts and modern literature dedicated to Indian traditions, Māyā connotes a “magic show, an illusion where things...

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Buddha

Buddha The Buddha most commonly refers to Siddhārtha Gautama (Siddhāttha Gotama), also called Shakyamuni (“sage of the Shakyas,” in Pali “śakamuṇi”), who was a spiritual teacher from ancient India and the historical founder of Buddhism. A majority of twentieth-century historians date his lifetime from 563 B.C.E. to 483 B.C.E. Etymologically, the term Buddha is the past participle...

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Learning by Teaching

Learning by Teaching In the field of pedagogy, learning by teaching (German: Lernen durch Lehren, short LdL) is a method of teaching in which students are made to learn material and prepare lessons to teach it to the other students. There is a strong emphasis on acquisition of life skills along with the subject matter. This method was originally...

Muslim Quotes

Muslim Quotes A Muslim is an adherent of the religion of Islam. Muslims consider the Quran to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Muslim quotes and Muslim sayings collected over the years from a variety of sources. May...

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Wisdom of The Crowd

Wisdom of The Crowd The wisdom of the crowd is the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than that of a single expert. This process, while not new to the Information Age, has been pushed into the mainstream spotlight by social information sites such as Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, Quora,...

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies

The Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies How Can You Compare the Qur’an’s Wisdom and Human Philosophies? A most true evidence for the nobility of the wise Qur’an, the clearest proof its truth and a most powerful sign of its miraculousness, is this: The Qur’an contains and explains all the degrees...

Biblical Cosmology

Biblical Cosmology Biblical cosmology is the biblical writers’ conception of the cosmos as an organised, structured entity, including its origin, order, meaning and destiny. The Bible was formed over many centuries, involving many authors, and reflects shifting patterns of religious belief; consequently, its cosmology is not always consistent. Nor do the biblical texts necessarily represent the beliefs of all Jews or Christians at the time...

Meaning of Life Quotes

Meaning of Life Quotes The meaning of life is a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general. It can also be expressed in different forms, such as “Why are we here?”, “What is life all about?”, and “What is the purpose of existence?” It has been the subject of much philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history....

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Why Are Folktales Important?

Why Are Folktales Important? Folktales can be used to help children develop strong reading skills, study other cultures, model positive character traits, and discover a love of stories. ​Our collection of folktales was developed to immerse children in timeless stories and help them discover a love of reading. These highly...

What are Folktales and What is Their Function in Society?

What are Folktales and What is Their Function in Society? Folktales, including other forms of mythological tales which were the precursor of folktales, were and are essentially moral stories initially told by word of mouth from parents/elders to children for the purpose of educating and entertaining the next generation (ie....

Folktale

Folktale A folktale or folk tale is a folklore genre that typically consists of a story passed down from generation to generation orally, and may refer to: Categories of stories Folkloric tale from oral tradition Fable (written form of the above) Fairy tales Folklore in general Old wives’ tale Storytelling Perform Folktales are generally passed down from one generation...

Storytelling

Storytelling Storytelling describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term “storytelling” can refer in...

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God

Christ The Power of God and The Wisdom of God Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 1.18—2.5 ‘Jews demand signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to who are called, both Jews and...

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers

Two Kinds of Wisdom Teachers Wisdom concerns a way of life, a path, a way of seeing reality. Wisdom is a way of seeing ourselves and our lives in relation to reality. ~ Marcus Borg Wisdom comes in two forms: conventional and alternative. Wisdom teacher as a cross-cultural religious personality Wisdom teachers are...

Christ, Our Wisdom

Christ, Our Wisdom Israel’s Wisdom and Its Fulfillment in Christ Wisdom in the New Testament The word wisdom in the Bible is a technical term whose meaning we easily take for granted. The problem arises when we define biblical terms on the basis of our own human experience and use...

Jesus – The Wisdom of God

Jesus – The Wisdom of God If Jesus is the Word of God, it follows that he is also the Wisdom of God. For where God’s Word is, there is also his Wisdom. In meditating on the various names and titles of Jesus in the Holy Scripture, we want to...

Wisdom According To The Christianity

Wisdom According To The Christianity By Bruce Atkinson PhD Special to Virtueonline www.virtueonline.org February 5, 2013 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7 (cf. 9:1) O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unfathomable his...

Christ – Wisdom Personified

Christ – Wisdom Personified The identification of Jesus with the personified Wisdom of Proverbs 8 extends well back into the early church. The writings of Justin, Cyprian, Origen, Arius, Athanasius and others display the extent to which the doctrine of Christ as Wisdom permeated the early church. The Jerusalem Bible...

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