Where does an Indian go after death 22 June 2017

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Where does an Indian go after death ? No, he does not go to paradise like the Westerners, but he performs the Moksha, a Hindu concept of deliverance from the trials and tribulations of life. It is when he abandons all materialistic pleasures and becomes one with his divine consciousness.

Although true liberation can be achieved during life, it is believed that in finding Moksha during the deathbed the soul of the Hindu is forever free from the cycle of life and death that karma drives.

There are several ways to go through this process. It is very common to dive into the Ganges to wash away the sins, but in cities like Varanasi, countless devotees turn to the priests to reach Moksha, staying in inns like Mukti Bhavan.

Founded in 1908, Mukti Bhawan is a well-known place in the city and receives visitors annually. The quaint 12-room house is managed by Bhairav Nath Shukla in charge , 44 years ago,with praying for the salvation of these souls. Learn a little of this curious scenario:

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To God be the Glory for Holy Spirit guidance for free Bible study tools-June 2017

From a friend called Bill via EMAIL

My Bible Book study tools:

1-01-OT– Genesis in ETRSF (59 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/m2mnzf2iljbd25pcjbi88qeg855cbjnc

1-02-OT– The Book of Job in ETRSF (34 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/nibw87zcbre1ehsgy6hhdz42j2agr7nk

1-03a-OT– Exodus– ETRSF (41 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/dbd8964fmsdwv8f1ckc0uwhy3pw5y7z3

1-03b OT– Joshua– ETRSF (26 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/t4clturmp8r37pc5wcp47zj4v1e09wq1

1-04-OT– Deuteronomy 26-30 in ETRSF (9 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/51mfhb0q0wc9czmwsezy91y3p08xjf3s

1-05a-OT– Bible Study Tool of Psalm 37– ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/7vp0e4qsu5r7013cd3q6kn0h96by6dwn

1-05b-OT– proof of Jesus Christ being the Word in Psalm 119 (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/xote0fo7u4dtgsf21w4qo4ej8bxbdbsf

1-05b-OT– Psalm 119 in ETRSF (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/niu6cp9q7nqurav19gs24hry84pqoz2s

1-05b-OT– Psalm 119 Study Tool Index (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/t3dqpj6qvus986w0xmdrwxj2wrwyatkg

1-05c-OT– Psalms in ETRSF (86 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/6nrh5x79w5ezak1pq8o1mdq4zutcvkip

1-06-OT– Easiest-to-understand from Proverbs — ETRSF (14 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/76iz0caq7xcr2wkz65pe31j68g8n3jvt

1-07-OT– Song of Solomon in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/sb827w0nll37a9r3xbr7x9sjorj18y6h

1-08-OT– Isaiah in ETRSF (70 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/wtttxtg1z5d1e6g7gtrlg5kkmemv6s8s

1-09a-OT– Jeremiah in ETRSF (57 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/2q2q57lu5978s0d3exu1qpij0cj4t3r2

1-09b-OT– Lamentations in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/w7z31ha6w76x8g4hea63c4ur6i151dxs

1-10-OT– Daniel in ETRSF (19 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/65n3gl6j0yjtlholcwj5v1mzs382dfx5

1-11-OT– Hosea– ETRSF (9 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/e2f7rbaa4dow8thxv8a9shgz4cs80ys1

1-12-OT– Ezekiel in ETRSF (55 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/fcqwqzsui4soutaygno2y04duc7gigd9

1-13-OT– Malachi in ETRSF (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/52x0frembc30q2j2d9mpvsgu1ekg8aqn

NT-01a– The Gospel of the Apostle Matthew in ETRSF (42 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/52x0frembc30q2j2d9mpvsgu1ekg8aqn

NT-01b– The Gospel of Matthew in ETRSF with questions (46 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/gi1u59sk8t1xs804xxv6smxwl688s714

NT-02– The Gospel of the Apostle Mark in ETRSF (24 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/vx5h807v8rcz69ilmw5n0s3d7geklbh2

NT-03– The Gospel of the Apostle Luke in ETRSF (48 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qegbh2x3xp2v0a74nbx5lfvfomyfunne

NT-04– The Gospel of the Apostle John in ETRSF (33 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/vjani09jdzoqphd8ifyozhbsygtkzns1

NT-05– Harmony of the Gospels with Scripture in ERTSF (161 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/hx511qyjysqujvjud1y857dyt156udxn

NT-06– Acts in ERTSF (43 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/meynyploo5xl1wsdz3csbct31x6g6d6b

NT-07– The Epistle of Romans in ETRSF (16 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/z8k20pai7cjuzp0znfe2h7rf4isu93ww

NT-08a– 1 Corinthians in ETRSF (25 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/edvlvk4gpqzk0gyhhttgvx5e18ikt9mj

NT-08b– 2 Corinthians in ETRSF (15 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/c6j9w2fo0594urdyi3x1uvbwzb5mg51x

NT-09– Galatians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/dyz0f207yni5x7forhgjmr2r5orgqsnj

NT-10a– Ephesians in ETRSF (no questions) (6 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/6o6z38pkywhc2ig52k66q24pyyv4goqi

NT-10b– Ephesians Bible Study in ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pfnj4q6gash29ffegtjuosx05f8tyndj

NT-11– Colossians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ewpslw8wu777tybkv50bm4erk1g6qyqq

NT-12– Ephesians and Colossians comparison (16 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ha1yvx3uu9gahse7xrtn6rx0qduhhpzo

NT-13a– Philippians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/teflkdmqhdlcakmzrlsdcpn0p9cth9oe

NT-13b– God Wants– Philippians Study Guide (13 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/3jjvijwpa2ocv8gflfi692xhbxyz0gf4

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NT-16a– Titus in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pc4upxt7my4cjnhsg9znk7ppto31k9m6

NT-16b– Philemon in ETRSF (1 pg.)– https://app.box.com/s/ohyzyf0tle0qte9m4gb51j9lf29lt5i8

NT-17– Hebrews– ETRSF (12 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ula24bab3e89peza1ngxikvlr68ije2h

NT-18– James ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qwz95qk612c9y6aepmh7z2ohba156p50

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NT-19– 1 & 2 Peter with questions– in ETRSF (13 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/2isug7xtkywmgaxwcdl8e7kkgnjnfhb1

NT-20– The Epistles of John in ETRSF (8 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qp20kckkcfv1w4tiuxzvgqb253njw5pf

NT-20– The Epistles of John in ETRSF with questions (10 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qv97sd1vgdttc2eidapak5q9i2kav8cd

NT-21– Jude in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/kdp39hfllj6b7rjsyw7vr2ri00fdz9ww

NT-22– Revelation– 4th Edition in ETRSF (20 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/fzje4ktn2cp088wr9wkj4z16nplvlerq

List of Free Bible Studies Without Commentary

Note: The following indicates my current project of improving my free Bible study tools

in both ETRSF form and the just Scripture references form.

The ETRSF versions are much much larger

because they are very thorough with all of logically indented Scripture written out.

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***Bible Word Studies compiled and logically sorted by Bible Stevenson***

a.) God and His love and related to Him (30 Bible study tools)

Bible Study About Death

‘Forever’ New Testament Bible Study Tool

Bible Study About Heaven Where the New Jerusalem Is Now

Hell

God’s Planning– New Testament Bible Study

God’s Will

“written”, “write”, and “wrote” Bible study tool

Electing by God The Father

Special Choosing by God

Partial ‘Behold’ Bible Study Tool

“Holiness” Bible Study Tool

Bible study tool about “the righteousness of God”

‘forgotten’ and ‘remember not’ Bible study

Bible study tool about “the just”

Bible Study About Being Divinely Blessed and Verbally Blessing Others

“Fear not” Bible study too

Divine Peace from God for Believers

Bible Study About Truth

Bible Study About Light

“Name” of Jesus Christ

Bible study about ‘Savior’, ‘Lord’, ‘Jesus’, and ‘Christ’

Bible Study About “Verily” in the Gospels

Three Days Bible Study

Two Wisdoms

Divine Creation and the First Humankind Sinning

Bible Study Tool of “Worthy”

“Fear God” Bible Study Tool

“Love God” Bible Study Tool

Spirit-submissive: desire to obey The Holy Spirit’s guidance

Holy Spirit Guidance or Spiritual Enemy Guidance?

b.) Salvation and onward (13 Bible study tools)

Sacrifice

Children

‘Thought’ and ‘Think’ in NT

Short Bible Study About Faith

Heart Change and “Born Again”

Bible Word Study of Faith

Heart Change and “Born Again”

When Does Eternal Life Begin for Human Beings?

“Forever” Bible Study from the Wisdom Books

Grace

Not Only Grace– Grace and Sanctification

Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification

How Important is Biblical Christian Baptism?

c.) Sanctification (72 Bible study tools)

Wonderful Children of God

True Christianity Basics– Epistles in Subjects

Abounding

Behold

Biblical Greetings

Boldness and Perfection for Christians

Boldness in Standing for Convictions

Special Choosing in the Bible

Christian Character Traits for Today

32 Christian Character Traits Scriptures

“cleave”

Communicating Wrongly

Communication Sins

Compassion

“complete”, “all”, “every”, and “always”

Deceit, Distraction, and Deception

Delight

Diligence

Encourage and Edify

Filled with the Holy Spirit Results

Friends and Friendship

“fool” Character Traits

God-Pleasing Friendship

“full of”, “filled with”, and “complete”

Glory Divine and Proper Human Glorifying

Happy, Joy, Joyfulness, and Rejoicing

Hate

Hope

Humbleness Instead of Pride

Judging, Tolerance, and Grace

Laughter and Merriment

Learning and Listening and Obeying

Learn and Know– For Following Jesus Christ

“let”– Christian Permission

Liberty and Freedom

Living– “walk” and “walked”

Love– in the New Testament

Mercy– in the New Testament

Ministering/Serving in NT

Miracle Doing– Warnings for Today?

“one another”– in the New Testament

Persecution

Pleasure and Pleasing

Reasoning

Rejection

Rejoicing

Repentance

“Rich” and “Poor”

Righteousness– Christians’ Responsibility

Saints

Selfishness– against

Shaken

“shalt not” and “abstain from”

Sorrow

Spiritual Heart as Mentioned in Job-Proverbs and the New Testament

Submission

“Suddenly”, “Immediately”, and “Quickly”

Suffering, Trouble, and Tribulation partial study

Temptations

“Thank”, “Thankful”, “Thanks”, “Thanksgiving”

Thankfulness (Gratitude Acronym)

Thinking– Conscience

Thinking: “Feel” and “Feeling”

Thinking Kinds– Scriptures About the Mind

Tithing and “one tenth” Verses

Together

Treasures

Trust

Unity

Waiting For and On God

“Wish” and “Want”

Worship

d.) Future (8 Bible study tools)

Eternal Life for Righteous Believers

Who Are Truly Prophets of God the Father?

Persecute Bible study

Are You Ready for Persecution?

The Final Resurrection

Future Rewards After Jesus Christ Returns

Final Judgment by God

Forever’ in the New Testament

4– Other Bible Studies Tools

1a– RFBSS Series #1– About God the Father and Jesus Christ

1b– More About Jesus Christ– matching exercises

1c– Important Teachings in John 13-17– ETRSF

1c– Love as Jesus Did in ETRLF

1d– RFBSS Series #2– About Wonderful Christianity Basics

2a– Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification

2b– Divine Assurance from God for a True Christian

2b– Divine Blessings for the True Children of God– ETRS

2b- Two Wonderful Bible Study Tools

2b– Wonderful Children of God– 2nd edition

2c– Abnormal True Children of God– Bill’s responses– ETRSF

2c– Abnormal True Children of God Scripture references only

3a– Scripture References Compilation About Thinking

3b– Bible Study Tool for Holy Spirit Living– ETRS

3b– Holy Spirit Guidance or Spiritual Enemy Guidance– ETRS

3c– Christian Education Philosophy

3c– Commandments and Christians– ETRS

3c– God-Pleasing Living– ETRS

3da– Basics for Christian Living– version 1

3db– Basics For Christian Living– suggested answers

3dc– Basics For Christian Living– only questions

3e– Ephesians 5 in ETRSF with questions for true Christian marriage

3f– Restoration Principles and Techniques

3f– Romans 8 & 12 study guide– ETRS

4a– Multi-Bible Words Study About Standing For Convictions– ETRS

4b– What About the Famous Joseph—ETRSF

4c– Exciting New Understanding about Luke 22– ETRS

4d– Andrew, Philip, Stephen, and Barnabas– ETRS

4e– For Discerning Leaders Who Have Problems– ETRS

4e– God’s Love Against Modern Day Phariseeism– ETRS

4e– Biblical Warnings About Who and What to Avoid– ETRS

4fa– Leadership to Churches for Revival

4fb– Leadership to Churches for Revival suggested answers

4g– for Third World Bible Teachers– Some Wonderful Bible References

5a– Proper Doctrine and Teaching—ETRSF

5b– some answers to basic questions

5c– right and wrong judging, tolerance, and grace– ETRS

5d– Why God does not love all people– ETRSF

5e– For Relating To Others Who Are For Wrong Doctrines– ETRS

5f– Challenge for revival against New Age doctrine– ETRS

06a– more about courage

06b– Passive or Active Christianity– ETRS

06ca– Relating to Society Introduction Bible Study

06cb– Relating to Society– suggested answers

06da– Related to Current Political Events Anywhere– ETRS

06db– Related to Current Political Events– suggested answers

06e– A Challenge in Deuteronomy 31-32 and Psalm 60 in ETRSF

06f– wayward Israel and wayard Gentiles– ETRS

6g– More About the Need for Sorrowing

07a– against the pre-Tribulation rapture theory– ETRS

07b– Thoughts in Response to a Sermon about Job– ETRS

07c– Why I Believe in an Allowing God– ETRS

07d– Are You Ready for Persecution in ETRSF

07e– For surviving in the Last Days– ETR

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· NT-21– Jude in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/kdp39hfllj6b7rjsyw7vr2ri00fdz9ww

· Very Important Teachings in John 13-17 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/1c5cm4l7abb1desy50qi7bourxi33x41

· Romans 8, verses 1-14 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/u6cuqg10u56zuik50y9xqyea1m4w7sny

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· Harmony of the Gospels with Scripture in ERTSF (161 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/hx511qyjysqujvjud1y857dyt156udxn

· Christian Character Traits for today in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/ly8biefw2l3yu4vukqkngx2e6wxbllk3

· Ephesians Bible Study in ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pfnj4q6gash29ffegtjuosx05f8tyndj

· James in ETRSF (10 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/jump63rrjuzee5xpdq8wvpj61gdxuwcn

· 1 & 2 Peter with questions– in ETRSF (13 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/2isug7xtkywmgaxwcdl8e7kkgnjnfhb1

· Hebrews– ETRSF (12 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ula24bab3e89peza1ngxikvlr68ije2h

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Go to yourself – Lech Lecha -June 2017

Parshah Dose

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“Go to yourself…to the land which I will show you.”—Genesis 12:1
“There, in the land, I will show you your essence.”—R’ Schneur Zalman of Liadi

The spiritual world of meditation and prayer has its borders:[ ]

source: Go to your self

Sufi Comics Rumi: Volume 2

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I have had the greatest pleasure to be asked to review this second volume of Comics, produced, as you can see by Mohammed Ali Vakil, Mohammed Arif Vakil and Rahil Mohsin.

I begin in saying that i enjoyed them immensely and learned a lot from them and then I will give a summary about some of the contents and the inspirations and thoughts generated in my by them.

The Contents are as follows:

Table of Contents

  1. The Three Pearls
  2. Make  Yourself Ready to Do All He Wants
  3. Be Worthy of My Gifs
  4. Not the Garden but the Gardener
  5. Never Turn Away from Me
  6. Moses and the Shepherd
  7. Your Longing for me was My Messenger to You
  8. The Wine and the Cup
  9. Keep Moving, Keep Growing
  10. The Sublime Art of Gathering-in Fasting
  11. All through the Night God Is Calling Us

mandsMy most favourite story is that of moses and the Shepherd since it reminds us that God hears all our prayers in every language whether we are Muslim or not, even when we are pagan or polytheistic. Yet teaches that if believers were to emulate them then that is to sin. This also reminds us that sometimes in Scripture God is Anthropomorphized so that He can better make Himself understood.

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See the previous page.

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The Comics also contain pages of Text written in both Arabic and English which contain quotes from the Holy Quran and from the sayings of Muhammad (s) which I take to be hadith. The one cited above it so similar to something the Prophet Jesus son of Mary said in the Christian Scriptures that one sees that truth with truth repeated over time – is truth.

We also note the immanence of God, nearness of God being a Spiritual Journey.

wingsBorn with wings, something not quite understood yet apprehended.

As a Christian, and member of a Muslim Christian interfaith group I find it very easy to aim to become a Sufi, since being so seems to transcend sectarianism to provide that heart of teaching.

This is is what these Comics do so very well: their presentation is enticingly engaging, appealing to adults and children alike,providing stepping stones in the form of questions to greater understanding of God’s intention for humanity. Inspiring its readers to read the Quran the hadith and to greater understand their faith.

They break down the walls of misunderstanding between Islam and other faiths because they demonstrate that the Saints and Prophets of God reveal similar or the same sayings and teachings as their own.

Again – they are a  valuable teaching and learning medium highly recommended by myself

Source of Sufi Comics Rumi: Volume 2

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Richard Rohr Meditation: The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary

 

The Wisdom Jesus

Summary: Sunday, April 9-Friday, April 14, 2017

This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher.

Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of wisdom: the transformation of human consciousness. (Sunday)

How do we put on the mind of Christ? How do we learn to respond to the world with that same wholeness and healing love? That’s what Christian orthodoxy really is all about. It’s not about right belief; it’s about right practice. (Monday)

The hallmark of this awareness is that it sees no separation—not between God and humans, not between humans and other humans. These are indeed Jesus’ two core teachings, underlying everything he says and does. (Tuesday)

“Love your neighbor as yourself”—as a continuation of your very own being. It’s a complete seeing that your neighbor is you. (Wednesday)

We come into existence with a binary egoic operating system already installed. We can make the choice to upgrade. (Thursday)

Everything Jesus did, he did by self-emptying. He emptied himself and descended into human form. And he emptied himself still further, “even unto death on the cross.” (Friday)

 

Practice: The Divine Alchemy

Cynthia Bourgeault ties the dynamic outpouring of Trinity to Jesus’ path of self-emptying.

The Trinitarian mystery has immediate

 

Source: Richard Rohr Meditation: The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary