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.
Hors de Paris, il n'y a point de salut pour les honne" tes gens. Outside of Paris, there is no Salvation for gentlemen.Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière
Beware lest ye suffer one another to be wrapt in veils by reason of the disputes which may, during your night, arise among you as a result of the problems ye encounter or in consideration of such matters as your loftiness or lowliness, your nearness or remoteness.Thus have We firmly exhorted you — a befitting exhortation indeed — that haply ye may cleave tenaciously unto it and attain thereby Salvation on the Day of Resurrection.báb
The only Salvation for us is to stop being an incoherent, loose mob and to change into a strongly organized, disciplined army.roman dmowski
If there be ground for you to trust, as you do, in your own righteousness, then all that Christ did to purchase Salvation, and all that God did from the fall of man to prepare the way for it, is in vain. Consider what greater folly could you have devised to charge upon God than this, that all those things were done so needlessly; when, instead of all this, He might only have called you forth, and committed the business to you, which you think you can do so easily.jonathan edwards
It appears to me that, even within the recollection of living men, the Christian faith has come to be less and less regarded as a commanding and mighty power from heaven, a voice of authority, a law of holy life, but more and more as an easy going guide to future enjoyment, to a universal happiness and an indiscriminate Salvation.frederic dan huntington
We are supposedly a country at war, but we’re all going about watching American Idol and having not all that different a time than if we weren’t at war. I observe the weird juxtaposition of reading the newspaper and then tuning into American Idol and getting really upset when Constantine gets voted off and then wondering where my head was at. But in a way, that’s also the Salvation of the country, our level of optimism.
If it is true to say of the lazy that they kill time, then it is greatly to be feared that an era which sees its Salvation in public opinion, this is to say private laziness, is a time that really will be killed: I mean that it will be struck out of the history of the true liberation of life. How reluctant later generations will be to have anything to do with the relics of an era ruled, not by living men, but by pseudo-men dominated by public opinion.friedrich nietzsche
For Jews, the Messiah has never come; for Christians, He has come but once; for modern man, He appears and disappears with increasing rapidity. The saviors of modern man, the "scientists" who promise Salvation through the "discoveries" of ethology and sociology, psychology and psychiatry, and all the other bogus religions, issue forth periodically, as if selected by some Messiah-of-the-Month Club.thomas szasz
When at the time of awarding, men, with the help of truth , shall vanquish the lie ; When deception and untruth - for long decried – of false gods and men, stand exposed, Then at the time of Salvation , there, shall be full adoration of Thy Glory.
The cup which my Saviour giveth me, can it be any thing but a cup of Salvation?
For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods. With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of Salvation themselves.
The waters of Salvation, welling forth from the mercy-seat above, have descended in copious floods fo refresh and bless the earth. And will you refuse to drink of the river of life which flows full and free before you, proffering health and gladness to your famished soul, because you cannot discover every thing pertaining to its source, far, far away in the recesses of the Eternal Mind?
The condition of Salvation is that kind of belief in Jesus Christ which authenticates itself in repentance for the past and in an amendment of life for the future.
Surely we may hope that as men get to see that prayer has not succeeded in its efforts to "move the arm which moves the world , to bring Salvation down, they may turn to the more difficult, but also the more hopeful task, of moving their own arms to work out for their own Salvation.
Well has it been said that man is the only animal that naturally looks upwards; every other animal naturally looks down. That looking upward and going upward and seeking perfection are what is called Salvation; and the sooner a man begins to go higher, the sooner he raises himself towards this idea of truth as Salvation.
For a woman , all resurrection , all Salvation, from whatever perdition , lies in love ; in fact, it is her only way to it.
People to whom sin is just a matter of words , to them Salvation is just words too.
There is no Salvation for man until he sees God , realises his own soul .
...Both hold the view [ Jain sects of Svetambara and Digambara Jains] hold the view that only human beings can get Salvation; gods and other beings which are capable of getting Salvation according to other Indian systems, do not have it according to Jaina-teachings. They have to be born again as human beings when they become mature for this highest spiritual development to be able to accomplish complete absolution from all earthly passions .
Ancient Islam was not a religion of Salvation, though the pure form later gave way to Salvation ideas during the Middle Ages.
Locke had illegitimately selected those parts of man he needed for his social contract and suppressed all the rest, a theoretically unsatisfactory procedure and a practically costly one. The bourgeois is the measure of the price paid, he who most of all cannot afford to look to his real self, who denies the existence of the thinly boarded-over basement in him, who is most made over for the purposes of a society that does not even promise him perfection or Salvation but merely buys him off.Allan Bloom
...there were three different ways of approaching God, viz., the ways of action ( karma ), knowledge ( jnana ), and devotion (bhakti). Of these, bhakti is the best among them, since it is the only means of Salvation and the state of love (prema) and service (seva) which bhakti implies is better than even release.
It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in self-destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment in human history , the only way of Salvation is the ancient Hindu way. Here we have the attitude and spirit that can make it possible for the human race to grow together in to a single family.
I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of Salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation.