As one of India ’s largest and most sacred pilgrimage centers, Benares (Varanasi) has been revered for centuries by Hindus , Muslims , Buddhists , and Jains , millions of whom come to visit its innumerable temples and shrines and come to bathe along a three-mile stretch of steps leading to the Holy Ganga (Ganges) River. Whether coming for salvation, prosperity, or healing, most of these pilgrims have sought some form of ritual purification – a means of unloading their troubles and sins upon stars and holy men, the river Ganga, and the many sacred tanks fed by her springs and tributaries.
According to Eshin's "Essentials of Salvation," the Ten Pleasures are but a drop in the ocean when compared to the joys of the Pure Land.yukio mishima
It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the Salvation of our own souls. Ayouthful passion for abstracted devotion should not be encouraged.
In cruce salus, in cruce vita.
In the cross is Salvation, in the cross is life.
Faith that trusts on Jesus alone for Salvation, and not on your respectable life, and the obedience that follows Him, are the indispensable steps to Salvation. You admit that you have not taken these decisive steps. Then, however near you are, you are not in Christ.theodore l. cuyler
Believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Redeemer, the Son of God, who came to earth and walked the dusty roads of Palestine-the Son of God-to teach us the way of truth and light and Salvation, and who, in one great and glorious act offered an atonement for each of us. He opened the way of Salvation and exaltation for each of us, under which we may go forward in the Church and kingdom of God. Be not faithless, but believe in the great and wonderful and marvelous blessings of the Atonement.gordon b. hinckley
Faith then, in its relation to Salvation, is that confidence by which we accept it as a free gift from the Saviour, and is the only possible way in which the gift of God could be appropriated.mark hopkins
There are no gods, we are told, so I must make my own Salvation.iain banks
I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever Salvation?ray bradbury
And is not this a great Salvation, great in its simplicity, great in its comprehensiveness, which thus meets the every necessity of the guilty and helpless; and which, arranged for creatures whom it finds in the lowest degradation, leaves them not till elevated to the very summit of dignity?henry melvill
One who adheres to the five (daily) prayers diligently, they shall be a means of illumination and Salvation for him on the Day of Judgment.
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of Salvation.Aeschylus
To remember that once we were near the Salvation of Christ, so near that our right hand might have touched and taken it, and after all that hand was withheld; this is a memory which will enhance remorse forever.
The object of preaching is, constantly to remind mankind of what mankind are constantly forgetting; not to supply the defects of human intelligence, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions; to recall mankind from the by-paths where they turn, into that broad path of Salvation which all know, but few tread.
Existentialism does not offer to the reader the consolations of an abstract evasion: existentialism proposes no evasion. On the contrary, its ethics is experienced in the truth of life, and it then appears as the only proposition of Salvation which one can address to men.
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the Salvation of the rest.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our Salvation if we are to be saved at all.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker , the stillness underneath the mental noise , the love and joy underneath the pain , is freedom , Salvation, enlightenment .
God preordained , for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice , a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal Salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin , to eternal damnation .
None of us can ever save himself; we are the instruments of one another’s Salvation, and only by the hope that we give to others do we lift ourselves out of the darkness into light .
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men . It has God for its author, Salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure, all sincere; nothing too much; nothing wanting.
The doctrine of the Jainas who let their Prophet Parsva proclaim in the 8th century BC – the difference between mind and matter and of Salvation by the liberation of an individual soul from matter.
It was in prison that we found the hope of Salvation for the Communists. It was there that we developed a sense of responsibility toward them. It was in being tortured by them that we learned to love them.richard wurmbrand
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." Keep near to the fountain-head, and "with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of Salvation."
Write a paper promising Salvation, make it a 'structured' something or a 'virtual' something, or 'abstract', 'distributed' or 'higher-order' or 'applicative' and you can almost be certain of having started a new cult.
Christians, be ye more serious in your movements; Be ye not like a feather at each wind, And think not every water washes you. Ye have the Old and the New Testament, And the Pastor of the Church who guideth you Let this suffice you unto your Salvation. If evil appetite cry aught else to you, Be ye as men, and not as silly sheep, So that the Jew among you may not mock you.