Devotion Without Obstruction

Devotion Without Obstruction

"Devotion Without Obstruction" is a collection of fifteen essays discussing the four regulative principles of devotional service [refraining from meat eating, gambling, intoxication and illicit sex] described in the teachings of His Divine ...

Author: Krishna's Mercy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1481013335

Category: Religion

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"Devotion Without Obstruction" is a collection of fifteen essays discussing the four regulative principles of devotional service [refraining from meat eating, gambling, intoxication and illicit sex] described in the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and the effect following those principles has on consciousness.
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Unconditional Devotion

Unconditional Devotion

It will manifest without obstruction in the limitless purpose for which God spoke them. It means that everyone who claims faith in the words God spoke must ...

Author: Maud A. Rider

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465344366

Category: Self-Help

Page: 598

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Throughout my entire life as far back as I can remember, I felt a deep conviction in my heart for people to serve God righteously and in truth. However, my sinful life ruled, but despite how firm or deep the bondages were my craving to serve God and live as I read in the old Bible my father had could not be satisfied by nothing in this world. But despite my bondage, when my life was at the lowest point in my thirties the Lord came to me and told me: Jesus is the answer he knows all our needs, Jesus is the answer he cares. Give your life to Jesus and trust him today, For Jesus is the answer we need. Shortly after I was called to peach “The Lord is Holy.” Direction was later given in dreams to write. God has called and is calling man to an unconditional dedicated devoted relationship and fellowship with him. Nothing God does he does different from his word, nothing he commands man to do can be done differently, and be acceptable unto him, for works done differently from a command, is not done as instructed. Unconditional Devotion is the supreme power that kept every person that ever lived righteously in the earth, pleasing unto God. Those that claimed life in God, and was alive in God, had no other sanctification before God, but obedience to the word. Let us not forget that; “the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth Ps. 33: 4
Categories: Self-Help

Shaiva Devotional Songs of Kashmir

Shaiva Devotional Songs of Kashmir

Having ascended to the Master's palace By sheer intent, Without obstruction, Let me always enjoy the sweetest bliss Of drinking the immortal wine of your ...

Author: Constantina Rhodes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887064922

Category: Religion

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Utpaladeva was considered a siddha, a "perfected being," one of the masters of the tantric tradition in Kashmir, and he is best known for his philosophical treatises. The Shivastotravali reflects Utpaladeva's philosophy, known as the Pratyabhijna school. And yet it is unique among the author's works in its not being a straightforward philosophical treatise but instead, as Dr. Bailly points out in her introduction, more of a spiritual diary of one who is actually treading the path of Shiva. The path that Utpaladeva has chosen does not require leaving one's home and heading for a mountain cave; instead it calls for changing one's view of the world, for leading a life of divine recognition while carrying on with ordinary life. In clearly written, lucid prose Dr. Bailly illuminates the many facets of Utpaladeva's quest. At the core of his spiritual journey is the enigmatic relationship between devotion and grace: how much does spiritual attainment depend upon the individual's efforts, and how much is a divine gift? And how are these to be realized while living in the midst of society, maintaining worldly obligations and lifestyle? For over a thousand years the Shaiva community of Kashmir has used in its worship the hymns of Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali. Here for the first time these hymns are presented in translation as English verse along with the Sanskrit, a clear and lively introduction, two appendices on special aspects of Kashmir Shaivism, and additional notes.
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The Place of Devotion

The Place of Devotion

Practitionermusicians imagine this as emblematic of the feminine heart's subservience to the lover, Krishna, without any obstruction or ego.

Author: Sukanya Sarbadhikary

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520962668

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal’s Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book discusses the diverse and contrasting ways in which Bengal-Vaishnava devotees experience sacred geography and divinity. Sukanya Sarbadhikary documents an extensive range of practices, which draw on the interactions of mind, body, and viscera. She shows how perspectives on religion, embodiment, affect, and space are enriched when sacred spatialities of internal and external forms are studied at once.
Categories: Social Science

Awakened India

Awakened India

Naren was overwhelmed and prostrated himself again and again before her
shrine, exclaiming, 'Mother—grant me discrimination, grant me detachment, grant
me divine knowledge and devotion, grant me that I may see you without
obstruction ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B2868090

Category: Brahmanism

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52 Weeks of Devotion

52 Weeks of Devotion

Let the eyeglasses that you look through always be clear without blemish or obstruction. You must see clearly where you are going in order to get where God ...

Author: Tiffanie Willis-Bradley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425987428

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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"THE SECRETS WE KEEP " is about a young woman who suffered a severe split personality change due to her atrocious tormented past as a child... her constant fearful reminders that keep coming back to her in her horrible, troubled nightmares due to living in an abnormal up bringing. Not only being haunted by her own nightmares... she also gets horrifying flashbacks from hell that seem so real. For Delila her condition never stops but only worsens. She was raised by a sick-minded perverted father. The things he has put her through... the things he's done to her... the life he made her live...the constant pain and terror that he has brought into her life. A once perfect mind is now ruined, the insanity in her life never stopping but only getting worse. Living in indescribable conditions as well as her severely tormented situation. There was no way out for Delila as a helpless child herself. There was nobody that could help her, nobody to save her. Nobody to rescue this child... Now it's too late. Delila has grown. The damage he has done to her in her past is now escaping her mind. For all of her victims there will be no way out from the deep, deep depths of the woods! Such abuse that led and caused her to now be living in an awful twisted state of mind. Her Own sick mi
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Empiricist Devotions

Empiricist Devotions

... of either Systems respectively” (2:78); and both, if allowed to work without obstruction, produce the beauty God intended: “this Principle of Reunion, ...

Author: Courtney Weiss Smith

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813938394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Featuring a moment in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England before the disciplinary divisions that we inherit today were established, Empiricist Devotions recovers a kind of empiricist thinking in which the techniques and emphases of science, religion, and literature combined and cooperated. This brand of empiricism was committed to particularized scrutiny and epistemological modesty. It was Protestant in its enabling premises and meditative practices. It earnestly affirmed that figurative language provided crucial tools for interpreting the divinely written world. Smith recovers this empiricism in Robert Boyle’s analogies, Isaac Newton’s metaphors, John Locke’s narratives, Joseph Addison’s personifications, Daniel Defoe’s diction, John Gay’s periphrases, and Alexander Pope’s descriptive particulars. She thereby demonstrates that "literary" language played a key role in shaping and giving voice to the concerns of eighteenth-century science and religion alike. Empiricist Devotions combines intellectual history with close readings of a wide variety of texts, from sermons, devotional journals, and economic tracts to georgic poems, it-narratives, and microscopy treatises. This prizewinning book has important implications for our understanding of cultural and literary history, as scholars of the period’s science have not fully appreciated figurative language’s central role in empiricist thought, while scholars of its religion and literature have neglected the serious empiricist commitments motivating richly figurative devotional and poetic texts. Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Work of Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Studies
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors

A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors

sible nature of the divine existence causes no obstruction to genuine devotion . Indeed , the soul of man is so constituted as to require an ...

Author: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044077966398

Category: Devotional literature

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History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin

History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin

... all who should perform certain devotions in the church of that convent . ... suffered the pilgrims to go through all their forms without obstruction .

Author: J. H. Merle d'Aubign'e

Publisher: Hartland Publications

ISBN: 0923309675

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Page: 2039

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History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin

History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin

finally these extraordinary pilgrims were compelled to retire without having
gained their pardon . ... college determined to try again and to exhibit in the very
midst of this heretic population a still more striking act of Roman devotion . ... The
Genevans suffered the pilgrims to go through all their forms without obstruction .

Author: Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065110911

Category: Reformation

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Geneva and France

Geneva and France

finally these extraordinary pilgrims were compelled to retire without having
gained their pardon . ... college determined to try again and to exhibit in the very
midst of this heretic population a still more striking act of Roman devotion . ... The
Genevans suffered the pilgrims to go through all their forms without obstruction .

Author: Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH455E

Category: Reformation

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Aids to Devotion

Aids to Devotion

... Watt's Guide to Prayer and Select Devotional Exercises Ensign Lincoln ... Perhaps there is no greater obstruction to the benefits of a prayer meeting ...

Author: Ensign Lincoln

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ISBN: UOM:39015063641347

Category: Prayer

Page: 310

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Categories: Prayer

Aids to Devotion in Three Parts

Aids to Devotion  in Three Parts

... which will enable him in a strain of holy devotion , with strong faith ... Perhaps there is no greater obstruction to the bevefits of a prayer meeting ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWJSZ6

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Sea of Puddles

Sea of Puddles

Purpose without direction Visits without intrusion Life without confusion Light without reflection Art without perfection Belief without devotion Sex ...

Author: Kevin Robinson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491893036

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

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I have spoken before about poetry having a life of its own, and I feel I should elaborate on this statement. I can wake with the remnants of subconscious words, and I have taken to recording them before I rise. The day fades that dreamlike message until I get the opportunity to return to that recording and write. I cannot count how many thoughts, therefore poems, have been lost before I adopted this practice. I would recommend that all writers who experience fleeting thoughts in a similar manner should do as I do. Often, devoid of ideas, staring at a blank page, I suddenly write a line that came out of the ether, and it grows legs until it has the structure of a new poem. I believe poetry is driven by the collective emotions of the past, present, and future and, as such, is not the exclusive property of just my mind or even just my world. Kevin Robinson
Categories: Poetry

Devotion

Devotion

In fact , someone must have complained about her obstruction of traffic . ... The scene with the policemen passed without the usual snottiness and banter .

Author: Botho Strauss

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113422

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Richard Schroubeck, a Berlin bookseller in his early thirties, has entered a devastating time in his life. His girlfriend, Hannah, has left him, and Richard does not know why. Introspective, egoistic, and terribly dependent, Richard is sure Hannah will return, if only because he cannot live without her. He quits his job and withdraws to his apartment and a hermit-like existence, pouring out his guilt and hopes in notes, reflections, and observations he intends Hannah to have, an attempt to close the gap created by her absence.
Categories: Fiction

J kei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

J  kei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

On the one hand, he clearly endorsed the miraculous other powers of various divinities, often claiming that there is virtually no obstruction to the ...

Author: James L. Ford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199720045

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This is the first book-length study in any language of Jō kei (1155-1213), a prominent Buddhist cleric of the Hossō (Yog=ac=ara) school, whose life bridged the momentous transition from Heian (794-1185) to Kamakura (1185-1333) Japan. "Kamakura Buddhism" has drawn notable scholarly attention, largely because it marks the emergence of new schools-Pure Land, Nichiren, and Zen-that came to dominate the Buddhist landscape of Japan. Although Jōkei is invariably cited as one of the leading representatives of established Buddhism during the Kamakura period, he has been seriously neglected by Western scholars. In this book, James L. Ford aims to shed light on this pivotal and long-overlooked figure. Ford argues convincingly that Jōkei is an ideal personage through which to peer anew into the socio-religious dynamics of early medieval Japan. Indeed, Jōkei is uniquely linked to a number of decisive trends and issues of dispute including: the conflict between the established schools and Hōnen's exclusive nenbutsu movement; the precept-revival movement; doctrinal reform efforts; the proliferation of prominent "reclusive monks" (tonseisō); the escalation of fundraising (kanjin) campaigns and popular propagation; and the conspicuous revival of devotion toward 'Sákyamuni and Maitreya. Jōkei represents a paradigm within established Buddhism that recognized the necessity of accessing other powers through esoteric practices, ritual performances, and objects of devotion. While Jōkei is best known as a leading critic of Hōnen's exclusive nenbutsu movement and a conservative defender of normative Buddhist principles, he was also a progressive reformer in his own right. Far from defending the status quo, Jōkei envisioned a more accessible, harmonious, and monastically upright form of Buddhism. Through a detailed examination of Jōkei's extensive writings and activities, Ford challenges many received interpretations of Jōkei's legacy and the transformation of Buddhism in early medieval Japan. This book fills a significant lacuna in Buddhist scholarship
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