Over 250 years ago Swedenborg had much to say about the concept and what is involved with a Near Death Experience.
Has science ignored it, since it seems to be about the spirit, and is now looking because the high interest this is getting in today's world? One outcome seems to suggest that 'no brain activity' does not mean death, it means the 'receiver' is temporarily unavailable. It helps to see the mind as a separate level above, and influencing, the brain. To the point that…Read More
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by: Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
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THE 8 SPIRITUAL POWERS
As the soul sits in silent remembrance of the Supreme, it fills with strength which manifests in spiritual powers.
The Power To Withdraw
With full awareness that I am an entity different from my body, I can withdraw from the senses whenever I wish and become a point. In the same way that a tortoise retreats into its shell in…Read More
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About God and His care for us…Read More
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Content of the book Heaven and Hell
PART I. HEAVEN
1. The Lord Is the God of Heaven
2. The Divine of the Lord Makes Heaven
3. The Divine of the Lord in Heaven Is Love for Him and Charity toward One's Neighbor
4. Heaven Is Divided into Two…
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A 'picture' of the human spiritual environment.
This book puts it all into words:…Read More
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Through maintaining the Raja Yoga principles, the soul starts to appreciate the benefits and powers gained. This becomes the foundation stone for a growing faith that leads to further and greater inner victories in the many tests that come on the way.
There are four types of faith:
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(I) EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688 - 1772)
Emanuel Swedenborg, the great Swedish scientist and theologian, was born in Stockholm in 1688 and died in London in 1772. His father was first of all Chaplain to the Horse Guards of Charles XI, then later professor of Theology at Upsala University, Dean of the Cathedral at Upsala, Bishop of Skara, and a member of the Swedish Diet or House of Nobles. Coming…Read More
Perhaps few organisations have stimulated as much change and discussion at the time of their inception, or have undergone such expansion in succeeding decades, as the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU). Yet, throughout its growth and development, the BKWSU has managed to maintain its original principles and adhere to its original purpose.
When the University came into being under the name “Om Mandali” it…
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I have an old printout, from what used to be at:
Odzu Kokoru Baba Okandzua
Covetousness Is the Father of Unsatisfied Desires…Read More
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Thought I'd pop in and say hi to everyone. Been a while. Been very busy with my graphic design job and working on all sorts of projects, and yes, Open Source Religion has a big part of the pie. More specifically, work on The Source Code is going well.
Feel free to comment here and ask any questions if you have them.
Rajyogini Dadi Janki
Everyone wants to be loved for who they are. When we appreciate others fully it boosts our self-esteem and helps us pass on a loving attitude to additional others. Even though I may not see the results immediately, love always works.
Also known as: Dadi
This is a bit off the normal track, however 2-3 times over the course of the years Christians have been called flat-earth believers on this site. The Flat Earth Society is an active organization currently led by a 33 yr old man originally from Virginia named Daniel Shenton. Though Shenton believes in evolution and global warming, he and his hundreds, if not thousands, of followers worldwide also believe that the Earth is a disc that you can fall off of.
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Many people are familiar with the verse in Acts 9.4-5, where Jesus asks Paul, "Why persecutest thou me?...it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."
I was reminded of this piece of scripture while recently reading a book entitled "The Dark Side of Charles Darwin", which is voluminously documented and describes how for much of "his adult life Darwin suffered from various combinations of severe psychological health problems, including severe depression, fits of hysterical…Read More