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This continuing strategy by them isn't devious. It is a dedicated intention to evil. It is so clearly evil those who are Christian, meaning focused on heeding Christ, would not do it. That those who claim to be Christian do this evil reveals, in truth, they serve Evil.
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they have not only departed from the teaching they have also forfeited what blesses those who still heed Christ. Some effects of those choices are immediate, after all although human law varies sometimes greatly across generations, the Law of the Universe often referred to as God’s Law,
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sometimes referred to as the expression of Order established by the Creator, does not vary. Different Faiths express this differently across many cultures. Even so it is possible to recognize streams of similar ideas across different Faiths if one is open to see them,
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the same way or a similar way a lover of music recognizes themes across different expressions of music. Of course, there are limits of what may be learned that way which is why science exists. The approach of science is experimental observation of what brings us closer to understanding our reality.
09:19 AM - Nov 02, 2023 (Edited)
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Evil is recognized by major and minor (by population and known traditions) across all cultures. The practice of evil is so old the Buddha made some comments on it. A few which caught my attention I’ll share here.
09:34 AM - Nov 02, 2023
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“By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.” • The Buddha, The Dhammapada
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“It is man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways” • Gautama Buddha
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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it or because it is traditional or because you yourself have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
09:42 AM - Nov 02, 2023
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But whatever after due examination and analysis you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings, that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide. • The Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE)
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“The Upanishads say: “From joy does spring all this creation, by joy is it maintained, towards joy does it progress, and into joy does it enter.”
10:00 AM - Nov 02, 2023 (Edited)
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It means that God's creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in creation is his own revealment.” • Rabindranath Tagore explaining a verse of the Upanishads, in his book "Sadhana – The Realisation of Life”
10:06 AM - Nov 02, 2023
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