Love on one another

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  1. dattaswami1

    dattaswami1 New Member

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    Love on one another


    If a Christian loves another Christian as his brother, there is no greatness in it. Similarly, there is no greatness if a Hindu loves another Hindu as his brother. The greatness comes if a Christian loves the Hindu as his brother and vice-versa. A true Christian must love a true Hindu as his brother and should treat a wrong Christian as an outsider. Similarly a true Hindu must love a true Christian as his brother and must treat a wrong Hindu as an outsider. Suppose you are in a white dress. An outsider is also in a white dress, but your own brother is in a blue dress. Based on the colour of the external dress will you treat the outsider who is in the same colour of the dress as your own brother? Will you treat your own brother as an outsider because the colour of his dress is different from your dress? You recognize your own brother not by the external dress but by the internal body in which your own parental blood is flowing. Similarly, you recognize the outsider as an outsider based on the point that his inner body contains some other parental blood. Therefore, you must recognize your real brother not by the external religion but you must recognize your brother by the internal spirituality. If the spiritual values and levels coincide with your stage, such a devotee is your real brother whether he is a Hindu, Christian, Muslim or a Buddhist.

    For example take the spiritual value of speaking the truth. A person belonging to any religion must be your real brother if he speaks the truth. You must treat a person as an outsider even if he belongs to your religion but is a liar. The spiritual value is the real parental blood i.e., descending from the original God-Father. When this is achieved, Universal Spirituality becomes meaningful and alive. Therefore, analyse and judge the spiritual values of the other person to make friendship with him irrespective of his nationality, language, caste, sex, age and religion. God will be immensely pleased if this attitude is developed. The main aim of our Universal Spirituality is only to establish such a view in the world. Religion is only the external culture, which is related to the language, habits of dress, habits of food and habits of regional styles of life. The external religion is only ignorance, like the smoke covering a fire. The inner spirituality is like the internal burning flame of the fire. The analysis is like putting on a fan that generates a strong wind, which blows away all the external cloud of smoke and makes you visualize the true inner fire, which is the eternal spirituality.
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Thank you so much for the thread, but sorry brother, I must strongly disagree with the very first part... If a man loves another man as his brother there is no greatness? Love is all powerful and the main thing we should all aspire to reach... So stepping stones are needed and any act of love, a mere smile... That is an amazing thing, sorry.. Just wished to share my opinion...
     
  3. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Jesus said:
    Luke 6:27-36
    27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
    32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

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    Matthew 5:43-48
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.​
     
  4. Dream

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    More on the subject of Loving an Enemy

    Abram and not fearing enemies
    Proverbs strategy for dealing with enemies
    Prophet Elisha and turning enemies into allies
    Angry Spirit rebuked by Jacob
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Do not rejoice when your "enemy" falls..... That is wise words right there folkes...
     
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    Right on, Punisher! :p
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I shant ever escape this name huh? lol
     
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    I apologize for starting it, but its not completely my fault. Its the letter 'P' at the end of Alex which demands a definition. Since it is unwise to reveal your entire name on the internet, its best just to use something catchy in its place.
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I only put the P because Someone has the username 'Alex' Which is a mega bummer because I've never seen that user on here...
     
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    P for.......pure
    P for.......precious
    P for.......peculiar
    P for.......pretty much anything he wants...............LOL
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Is there a translator in the house?
     
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    Nick_A Interfaith Forums

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    Have you ever considered the unique difference between Christian love and expressions of secular love?
     
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    I say the P has got to be for pugilist.
     
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    So into the debate no mention of an Eastern concept of love.

    I bet there's almost as many Bible cites in the "Eastern Thought" section over here as can be found over there in "Abrahamic religions." Somebody always wants to Christianize Buddhism it seems.... :(:(:eek::(:(
     
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    Yea. Spam, spam, spam, spam.... in case folks are wondering why the out of context comment, a previous poster posted a batch of link spam (one message got caught by the spam trap, one of high order characters did not... both are gone).

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled conversation.
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    There was only one previous mention of Buddhism in this thread, and that was only in passing. :confused:
     
  17. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Alrighty, then. The excerpt from the following article reflects the OP.

    The Four Sublime States
    Excerpt:
    Four sublime states of mind have been taught by the Buddha:

    • Love or Loving-kindness (metta)
    • Compassion (karuna)
    • Sympathetic Joy (mudita)
    • Equanimity (upekkha)
    <...>

    These four — love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity — are also known as the boundless states (appamañña), because, in their perfection and their true nature, they should not be narrowed by any limitation as to the range of beings towards whom they are extended. They should be non-exclusive and impartial, not bound by selective preferences or prejudices. A mind that has attained to that boundlessness of the Brahma-viharas will not harbor any national, racial, religious or class hatred.​

    Much more at link...
     
  18. mee

    mee Interfaith Forums

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    P for PARADISE EARTH:) could not stop myself:D
     
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    Who can.... :rolleyes:

    Oh and that would technically be PE... It's two words....
     
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    mee Interfaith Forums

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    OK :)
    paradise
    one word

    and a few more for imagination
    A beautiful park, or a parklike garden.




    And P for PEACE



    P for PRIVILEGE



    And now i cant stop myself ..... PANACEA...... (universal remedy)


    oh :eek:just realized this is not the christianity thread i am out of here





     
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