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Who is Repentant?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Georgia Kosta, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Georgia Kosta

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    Who is Reptepent?
     
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    "Reptepent" is not a word I am familiar with. Do you mean "repentant?"
     
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    I had repented best in my youth when I had truly thought about the ramifications that would come from my actions.
     
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    The one who repents.
     
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    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    A lot of us. It's usually in the form of self forgiveness and humbleness to change one's own actions and thoughts towards benefits of spiritual, mind, and body.
     
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    Dr. Who might indeed be repentant.
     
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    Repentant of what?
     
  11. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Repent is a verb, repentant is the adjective, and repentance the noun. There is also another noun that some religions use that refers to the person who is repenting: penitent.

    Repentance means:
    To turn away from what is evil and turn back to God's ways.
    To feel remorse for what you have done, to hurt for the ones you have wronged
    To be willing to make amends for the wrongs you have done, and take steps to do so.

    Repentance is NOT
    Feeling sorry you are caught
    Feeling sorry that bad things happened as a result of your actions

    In my 50 or so years of life, I've certainly done some whoppers. I try to repent of all my flaws, because my goal is to become a righteous person, a tzaddik, what a Christian might call a saint or a Buddhist might call a bodhisattva. But I have felt the deepest, most heart wrenching remorse for just a few things. When I repent of THOSE kinds of things, it really involves turning my life around, since usually I've been sliding slowly down for a while before I do anything that severely wrong. IOW it's major overhaul time.
     
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  12. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    If I have seriously hurt someone or betrayed them, they need to know I hurt because they have hurt. For the sake of my own integrity, I need to come to terms with the wrong myself, and for most people (though not all) if they are real about it, it will necessarily be a painful experience. Finally, the situation may be one in which there is a supervisor, and your job or position is at stake--they will need to know you are authentically remorseful and committed to not repeating the offense. This obviously includes God, for those who believe in him.
     
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    Two more words with same origin are penance and penitentiary. In Hinduism, as well as many other religions, there are specific acts of penance, prescribed by a cleric, or by oneself. For me, the essence of doing penance is to rid the mind of guilt. It's been somewhat successful for me, and as you suggest in your last paragraph, the worse the action, the stronger the penance needed to relieve it.
     
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