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Featured Religious practice is fun and amazing

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Conscious thoughts, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Conscious thoughts

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    To a person who truly practice well and deeply understand the teaching the practice is really fun and amazing :)

    The spiritual practice can be a life changing experience to the better.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Rival Inodj har-ek Horu
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    It really is :)
     
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    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

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  4. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    Thank you for sharing this @Hermit Philosopher yes this video is truly good, I have watched it many times.
     
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    I feel that's the general idea. :)
     
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    Perhaps it’s very old…?
    I only just saw it this morning myself and liked very much that the participants have different spiritual backgrounds but understand each other so we’ll. :)


    Humbly
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  7. Israel Khan

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    It is. Obviously what practice depends on your personality. When I was religious reading the Bible itself was a real spiritual experience and I still carry the fruits of that experience with me today. For me, intellectual stimulation is the peak of spiritual experience. At the moment I am looking into philosophy and the stuff I am finding is fascinating and makes me peaceful and happy.
     
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    I hope you will find answer to what you wonder about :) philosophy is a great way to learn.
     
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    Even if I mess up, the teaching is still fun, because improving my practice is part of my path

    Accepting my imperfections (like messing up more than I would like) is part of my path
    My Master never pointed the finger at my mistakes, never criticizes me
    But when I do well, He responds fast giving next challenge:)
    Let me go as fast/slow as I decide to go...no judgment

    The only practice I "really" find worthwhile and most rewarding
     
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    Seeing you and others write positive about religious practice is uplifting:), makes me smile:)
     
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    I didn't have any before because I wasn't really part of a religion, and that upset me.
     
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    Thank you for sharing.

    I saw the first 3 minutes now, and what the Benedictine monk said made me :). I see some more later.
     
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    Indeed it is. I am currently focusing on philosophy regarding society and philosophy in fiction. At the moment I am looking into Ayn Rand and Objectivism, which is pretty brutal. I know that I disagree with her views. Now I must just see what is the antithesis of her views.
     
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    I have never been part of a religion myself, though when being in the Ashram in India I participated in all the rituals, but I always had my focus on My Master (who is really inside of me), hence not really feeling part of a religion probably. Even as a child I was a bit of an "Einzelganger". Just who I am

    08 years ago I started visiting a Church (Baptist) in Holland, and seeing the members being part of the Church, seemed nice to me, but because their ideas were too much different, I was an outsider there too, even while inside (or probable due to being 'inside'). I even visited the Church like 4 years in a row, because I really enjoyed the singing and being there ... very uplifting ... I visited even twice on Sundays (or 3 times)).

    Because I love introspection and being introvert, I love being at any ceremony. Sometimes I did have the thought "might be nice to be part", so I understand what you meant. Now I feel senang, going about it my way, and not be part of a religion (physically).
     
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  15. Vinayaka

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    Yes. it should be fun. One should come away from a religious event feeling uplifted, not scared or depressed. Life in general should be joyous.
     
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    During the opening monologue in the movie Trainspotting, the character Renton says "we do heroin because we like it. If we didn't like getting ****ed up, we wouldn't do it." Or words to that effect.

    So it is with spiritual and religious practice. With less side effects and no hangovers.
     
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    After a Salah, do you feel a period of blessings coming all over you not just soul but body and then it slowly dissipates?
     
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    Yes, that is something I feel not only after Salah :) it is a feeling that is almost imposible to explain. Even during what could be called time of suffering i now feel happy and I accept what Allah give or take.

    Even what worried me before do not worry me anymore.
     
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    Good deeds build barriers of light that repel evil whisperings of devils. What we are feeling is literally us getting built barriers of light through Salah. This is why when you feel like sinning, you make a choice either you pray or sin, knowing that if you pray (do the Salah), you won't be able to get yourself to enjoy or even do the sin.
     
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    The best thing is to realize we build a lot in Salah and so not to destroy it through sins. Just keep building and avoid sins so not to break what we build. This is why Taqwa (guarding) is greater then hope and is the better of the two wings of the believer which is fear and hope (they are two wings of love and faith).
     
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