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  • Is Mars not considered too manly in some forms of paganism?

    Question by virile romulus jedi ghoul: Is Mars not considered too manly in some forms of paganism?
    I ask this question because I had an answer deleted to this question:

    “Is Heathenism the manliest path of paganism?”

    There was nothing which violated the yahoo terms of service in the answer. I did, however, mention things about Mars, martial activity, strong biceps, rippling abs, and great running speed, in the answer.

    The answer did have a distinctly martial tone to it, though. Could this have scared some pagans out there? Is it somehow wrong to point out that it is in no way manly to have a limp wand when the question deals with manly forms of paganism?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Phoenix M JPA
    I have had a question deleted for using the word Heathen. Someone who claimed to be a pagan thought it was offensive and reported it.

    However Mars is a Roman god, not a Heathen one.

    Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

  • Q&A: Does some concepts of “Exixtentialism” resemble the “Doctrine of Karma”?

    Question by ssrvj: Does some concepts of “Exixtentialism” resemble the “Doctrine of Karma”?
    Mr.Soren Kierkegaard and Mr.Freidrich Neietsche are credited with the postulation of “Existentialism”- in 19 and 20 th Century

    -two concepts say:-“the person is For example, someone who acts cruelly towards other people is, by that act, defined as a cruel person. Furthermore, by this action of cruelty such persons are themselves responsible for their new identity (a cruel person). This is as opposed to their genes, or ‘human nature’, bearing the blame.

    As Sartre puts it in his Existentialism is a Humanism: “man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards.” Of course, the more positive, therapeutic aspect of this is also implied: A person can choose to act in a different way, and to be a good person instead of a cruel person. Here it is also clear that since man can choose to be either cruel or good, he is, in fact, neither of these things essentially. [60]

    (1) defined only in so far as he or she acts (Karma)and (2) that he or she is responsible for his or her actions(Angulimaala story). This is what is very precisely said in “Karma Kaandam”(Doctrine of Karma)

    what are your “inputs”
    Reference :-“Existentialism in Wikipedia
    The explanatory note should read like this (taken from Wikipedia):-“(1) defined only in so far as he or she acts and (2) that he or she is responsible for his or her actions”

    the words in parentheses( ) are mine(ssrvj)

    (quote) “This is as opposed to their genes, or ‘human nature’, bearing the blame”(en-quote)

    this is also explained in the Upanishads

    “Na Jaathi Karanam”=Genes are not responsible
    “Guna Karma Vipaakaha”=the attributes of action (“Cruel”–“Samaritan” etc) is reponsible.
    The same concept is further strengthened by Atharva Vedha;-“Na Aham Kartha–Kaamah Kartha–Na ham ka Rahitha–Kaamah Ka Rahitha”

    so when i read “Modern” “existentialism,i get a doubt,whether I read “Existentialism ” or Hindu Scriptures.!!!!.

    Allegory:-(quote) “Karma (Law) is not merciful”—Yes–it is NOT merciful–but Karma is “inevitable”–Meemaamsikas hold that Karma “binds” even God also–their argument is “a Law maker” can NOT break”Law”–lest it would result in nephotism,favouritism and “Chaos” will result.It is why when Lord -God-sri.Krishna asks sri.Sahadeva “Can you bind Me?”–sri.Sahadeva says “yes.I can bind You with the Law of Karma.”
    Swamy Ji–my boss arenouned Physician used to say people always remember only about 10 Air-crashes in 10 years that 1,000,000 successful flights–the moment one say Karma people think only the Negative aspects–if there are 1,000,000 Sat Karmis there are only 10 Dush Karmis.Micro Soft Mr.Bill gates has said all his earnings will go only “Charities” and NOT for his children–if one says Charities in English,in Sanskrit one has to “Sat Karma” only–Bil does NOT do it with expectations-but he does a “Nish Kaama Karma” only—Fatalism is inertia,indifference,lethargy,”Darkness:(Tamas)–Karma is Rajas,Tamas(Dush Karma) and more often than not Saatvic(Sat Karma)–so Fatalism and Karma are Not “same”

    Best answer:

    Answer by Steve H
    I think the doctrine of karma extends further and says that your actions not only affect the way you are perceived or exist (i.e. you define yourself as cruel by being cruel) but also that there exists some kind of retribution for it, be it in the next life or simply that people shun you for being cruel.

    Existentialism doesn’t really say anything about the repercussions of the way you define yourself.

    Add your own answer in the comments!

  • Why do some people think their religion is the only religion?

    Question by GeorgiaGurl: Why do some people think their religion is the only religion?
    I went to the library today looking for books on buddhism. Although, buddhism isn’t really a religion, I want to impliment it in my life. So, I couldn’t find any Buddhism books so I asked the lady at the front desk “Do you have any books on Buddhism?”
    SHe started laughing along side another lady that was standing beside her, and she said “Honey, I don’t think so” while still laughing. And I was standing there, wondering WTH was so funny?!?!
    rab2344
    I am sorry I should have left my own opinions out or worded it different. I defiantely don’t want to offend anyone. So, If you read the above post and feel offended, I am sorry.
    In in Southern Georgia in a very small predominatly white town. Mostly everyone here are Christians…Thanks for repling everyone.

    Best answer:

    Answer by White Tiger of God
    1. Ignore them.

    2. Jesus Christ said there is only one way to heaven

    3. Take the hint of god is giving you and run with it.

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • I have haemachromatosis and read somewhere that “milk thistle”may be some help? Anyone tried it?

    Question by Martin G: I have haemachromatosis and read somewhere that “milk thistle”may be some help? Anyone tried it?
    Has anyone used this “herb”did you find any benefit form it?
    Milk thistle also claims to help type 2 diabetes(which I also have) and IBS and a whole range of other things, but Ive never heard of it before and when I asked my GP he told me to go online and ask ,so here I am!
    Any help at all would be very welcome thank,
    Martin.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Balasubas
    I would not recommend unconventional medicines for your condition. My wife has Hemochromotosis also, and has had wonderful results with a medicine called X-Jade. If you can get monthly blood withdrawals, that is another way to remove the iron from your blood.

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • Karma, Karmic Clearing and Ascension – Clearing Some Common Myths

    Article by Christine Hoeflich

    People seem interested in the topic of karma and how one can achieve karmic clearing, with some claiming that karmic clearing is a prerequisite for Ascension. For example, Richard Presser (a channel for “Father God,” Jesus, and others) has stated that if you wish to participate in the opportunity that Ascension is, you need to clear all of your past life negative karma. However, there is much confusion circulating on the Internet on karma and karmic clearing. This article attempts to clear up some of that confusion.

    It sort of makes sense that Ascension and karmic clearing are related, doesn’t it? But it isn’t that you need to have your karma cleared for you so that you then have the right or the ability to ascend. It’s that raising (ascending) your consciousness (by gaining the perspective of your higher self) will clear your karma. In other words, understanding on a conscious level what your higher self knows about you, your purpose and your life plan, automatically clears your karma.

    So don’t go out looking for someone to clear your karma for you. Instead, do the work of raising your consciousness. To raise your consciousness (to ascend in consciousness), reconnect and integrate with your higher self.

    Furthermore, Richard Presser has claimed that because he and others he knows have been trying to clear their karmic energies for the past “15 to 20 years, seemingly without an end in sight,” that it can’t be done, and that it won’t happen for humanity in the slightly more than two years we have left before the end times–without some sort of outer intervention. He claims that we need beings in the other realms to do it for us, beings who have bestowed upon him and his partner Carolyn a “karmic clearing and rejuvenation command” that will clear your karma for you in less than 10 minutes–and in groups, too.

    My response to this claim is: No one can clear your karma for you. (Besides, you will be your own worst judge.)

    You clear your own karma by making sense of your life story, by understanding it from your higher self’s perspective, from the divine perspective. (This is why reconnecting to that divine part of you is important. Anyway, I think we are done with the “priesthood” playing the role of interveners.)

    Richard Presser also says that other so-called channeled sources encourage little in the form of specific actions that will help us prepare for 2012 and what is happening on this planet right now. (This is true, by the way, and it’s because they wouldn’t know the specifics of something that hasn’t happened yet anywhere in the universe anyway.)

    Richard Presser says, “There are messages about our space brothers and sisters coming and saving us,” but “such action will simply reinforce the dependency that humanity has developed upon others to guide them when in truth, the key aspect of the process…is the reclaiming of the mastery that we all have, the true spiritual greatness and ability that we all possess when we are not within this restricted form of consciousness.” (Emphasis mine.)

    Right on, Richard! So then why would you need someone else to do a “karmic clearing and rejuvenation command” for you to ascend? You simply need to ascend your consciousness by cultivating a relationship with your higher self–which is also how you gain your mastery.

    Actually, all you need is an example of someone who has already done this. You need to know 1.) that it can be done, 2.) how it can be done, and 3.) to follow their lead. Sort of like the 100th monkey idea: One monkey does it, and shares with the others how she did it. Then the others follow, until sooner or later, all the monkeys are doing it.

    The first monkey doesn’t do it for you; she just shares how she did it. Because then the other monkeys will have the experience of raising themselves up; they will know that they did it themselves. (Which make all the difference.)

    Lastly, Richard claims that since the lower energies will not survive the shift into the higher dimensions, it implies that those whose bodies contain the “lower energies” will not survive. But what this simply means is that when confronted by higher consciousness, lower consciousness simply dissolves. (When you get it, your old, false beliefs simply dissolve.) It does not mean that your body is going to “vibrate apart” (explode?) or anything like that. (Give me a break.)

    I agree with Richard that right now is a time for action, not for complacency. But the action that is called for is reconnecting and integrating with your higher self, not someone else intervening on your behalf. Reconnecting and integrating with your higher self is how ascension and karmic clearing are achieved.

    Are you ready to reconnect with your higher self? Subscribe at http://www.WhatEveryoneBelieved.com/ and receive a free report on how to integrate with your higher self. Christine Hoeflich is the author of Activating 2012: A Practical Guide to Navigating 2012 with Confidence and Clarity–an ebook that gives you all the keys to finally fulfill your dreams.










  • What are some religions and spiritualities that would be considered “Pagan”?

    Question by Green Pagan 4.0: What are some religions and spiritualities that would be considered “Pagan”?
    Where does the definition begin?

    Many people think of Pagans as simply “Wiccan” but the neoPagan movement is also closely related to Asatru, Native American beliefs and others.

    What do you consider to be “Pagan”?

    Best answer:

    Answer by SoulSearchingDaughter
    Anything outside of the big 3

    Add your own answer in the comments!

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