World Religions

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  1. Jeebusbass

    Jeebusbass New Member

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    What is the meaning of Life?
    What do different religions or ethical people believe is the meaning of life?
    I would like to hear from a wide range of beliefs and an in depth view on the topic.
     
  2. Sacredstar

    Sacredstar New Member

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    Dear Jeebusbass

    Welcome to CR!

    'The meaning of life is to work out the meaning of life'

    As a Christian Spiritualist we embrace that everyone as a divine purpose and as a healer I have learnt that when people heal the self of human needs and selfish desires, they raise their consciousness and in so doing they do indeed get in tune with their soul and discover their true reason for being.

    Sometimes that can be as simple as birthing a special child who as important work to do on the planet, for others it can mean much more depending on the soul's individual and unique divine plan chosen pre-incarnation.

    being love

    kim xx
     
  3. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Meaning of life?

    "Life's what you make it..."
     
  4. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Meaning of Life?


    well... fortunately for us all, Monty Python has addressed this query.. in this fashion:

    Why are we here, what's life all about?
    Is God really real, or is there some doubt?
    Well tonight we're going to sort it all out,
    For tonight it's the Meaning of Life.

    What's the point of all this hoax?
    Is it the chicken and the egg time, are we just yolks?
    Or perhaps we're just one of God's little jokes,
    Well ça c'est the Meaning of Life.

    Is life just a game where we make up the rules,
    While we're searching for something to say,
    Or are we just simply spiralling coils
    Of self-replicating DNA?

    In this life, What is our fate?
    Is there Heaven and Hell? Do we reincarnate?
    In mankind evolving or is it too late?
    Well tonight here's the Meaning of Life.

    For millions this life is a sad vale of tears,
    Sitting round with nothing to say,
    While scientists say we're just simply spiralling coils,
    Of self-replicating DNA.

    So just why, why are we here?
    And just what, what, what, what do we fear?
    Well çe soir, for a change, it will all be made clear,
    For this is the Meaning of Life
    - c'est le sens de la vie,
    This is the Meaning of Life.
     
  5. ISFP

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    the meaning of life is to find meaning in life.

    so go do something meaningful. waiting for answers to big questions to land in your lap is a silly waste of time.
     
  6. dauer

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    I agree with ISFP on one hand, but on the other hand I want to tell you that the meaning of life is living, regardless of the motivation for such conduct. And at the same time, I want to chide myself for thinking I know what the meaning of life is or that there is meaning at all. But I find meaning in it and I won't question that, even if I do question the universality of my meaning.

    I guess I qualify as an ethical person by someone's standard. I think I just answered the question though. Joseph Campbell said "Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning." I guess he was moral. I never heard anything scandalous about him.

    Dauer
     
  7. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Life is about choices. You can choose in every moment of your life how to react, how to feel, what to say, etc. as you have free will. Each choice can lead you to a path of lessons to learn for your spiritual evolution. The most important thing is to turn into yourself and listen to the divine guidence.
     
  8. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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  9. dauer

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
     
  10. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Why not 70 ? :D
     
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    alexa somewhere in time

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    Namaste Vaj,

    I didn't see Monty Python yet. :eek: Were those lines really in French ?
     
  12. Basstian

    Basstian In Search

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    a songwriter said finding that answer is like trying to smell the color 9.

    but 9's not a color

    and even if it was you cant smell a color

    thats my point exactly :D
     
  13. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste Alexa,

    thank you for the post.

    indeed.. the Monty Python Players are an interesting group of folks, to be sure :)
     
  14. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Namaste Vaj,

    Thank you for the answer. I hope I can find "The Life of Brian" at my Blockbuster and see with my own eyes how funny that movie is. :D
     
  15. BluejayWay

    BluejayWay More evidence? Thank you!

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    From Life of Brian:

     
  16. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Hitchhiker's Guide - the film will be out later this year. That should hopefully answer it (or was the answer in one of the later parts of the work?)
     
  17. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Never heard about it, Brian. What's the movie about ?
     
  18. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" (actually it has five books, but is called a trilogy, thanks to the late Douglas Adams [the author].) You probably can find the books in your local public library to read if you have the time [:roflmaopmpculps: on that note, eh alexa? Especially with everything going on at work?]

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  19. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    It must be a good trilogy if they do a movie on it. Did you read it, Phyllis ? What the story about ? [:roflmaopmpculps : I decided to go back to the University and do not stress myself too much at work anymore. :p Well, at least that was my intention. My supervisor had other opinion and gave me other tasks to do, of course keeping all the previous one in my responsiblity.:mad: Happily, the courses are during week-ends. What about you ?:) ]
     
  20. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Yes, first quite a few years ago and reread them a few times since then.

    It's the story of the trials and tribulations/adventures of a man who woke up one day to find himself evicted from his apartment and the apartment complex in the process of demolition, then things go downhill from there (in a nutshell.)

    What classes? If you'ld rather PM me...

    When the manure hits the fan...
    I'm "down" with a throat infection, my brother is in the hospital with pneumonia, another class was cancelled (not enough people signing up) and it's too late to sign up for something else, plus a few of the people who signed up for reading-onto-tapes haven't shown up, creating a backlog (at least I'm not down with ankle injuries.) I've been dealing with spam and computer infections I got from two lists I belong to on campus plus trying to get a few "fundies" to stop passing out pamphlets/Bibles to faculty/students/staff who aren't Christian (the school I go to is a "state-run" university, therefore we have a separation of Church and State.) I don't have any problems with them passing out this stuff to Christians, but there are certain Chick Tracts that are rather offensive to outsiders (one supposedly aimed at Muslims, but I shan't post it or the link here.)

    A couple of furred purrsons i know/knew irl have gone over the Rainbow Bridge, and one furred purrson I "met" on the internet also went over the Rainbow Bridge Thursday (if anybody's interested in "meeting" the internet furred purrson, you can meet him and his family at http://www.mows.com.)

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     

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