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Healing Quotes on Repentance

Ted Chiang Quote "There is repentance, there is atonement, and there is forgiveness..."

The action of retrospection relating to one’s past wrongdoings has been at play even before the first religion made its presence. Nowadays, it is a mostly religious term used to display one’s true devotion to themselves and their god. However, that doesn’t mean only religious individuals are prone to repentance. What truly signifies contrition is the irreversible change that was brought about by one’s reflection and realization of their mistakes. Religion is a welcome but unnecessary aid in achieving and practicing repentance. That who repents is bound to improve through suffering caused by the sudden gain of consciousness.

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The 10 Most Famous Quotes on Exorcism

Gabriele Nanni Quote
The term ‘exorcism’ refers to the eviction of a spiritual entity (typically ‘evil’ or ‘unclean’ in nature) from the body of a human being or a location that is has possessed. It may be practiced in a formal setting such as a Catholic exorcism performed by a priest with the approval of the Vatican or informally as a simple prayer.

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The Most Loved Quotes on Religion

Abraham Lincoln Quote on Religion

Humanity’s attempts at explaining the creation of everything we’ve come to know often revolve around mythical beings of boundless power, also known as gods. Believing in one or many gods is what makes one religious. Religion in itself, however, is far more than just that. It is a set of rules, rituals, and behaviors that one is supposed to implement into their lifestyle, which, when it comes to most religions, implies moral actions and good deeds. This means that those who truly believe will uphold a certain level of kindness and overall life discipline, depending on their exact religion.

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The 10 Best Quotes on Ritual

Paulo Coelho Quote

In spite of the supposed meaning of this nowadays misused term, a ritual is defined as the performance of any action behind a non-tangible goal. The progress of our society is constantly imposing new social rituals on those trying to keep up, while those with mental diseases are also prone to performing various stabilization rituals.

However, the most popular use of the term revolves around religious actions. Praying to a deity is the most basic example of a religious ritual, while there are much more complicated processes involved in the matter. In correlation to the above-said, a ritual involves any gesture required for a dose of spiritual (religious) fulfillment. From chanting Our Father before bed to bowing one’s forehead down to the floor in Mecca, religious rituals can involve one or millions of participants.

One thing that all rituals have in common is that, in one way or another, they contribute to the emotional and spiritual cleansing of the believer. Those who freely choose their religion are often most attracted to it by the rituals it involves, which makes them a vital component of every faith, if not even the most significant religious factor.

The Most Famous Quotes on Ritual

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
– Muriel Barbery

“A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.”
– Paulo Coelho

“Ritual is a spiritual psychodrama done for magical or religious purposes.”
– P.E.I. Bonewits

“The first stage of ritual is almost always the rise of the singer on his own song to a plane of power – a place of contact with the forces that move the universe. The words and sounds of a song are only the small visible aspect of a far greater mystery which lies beneath and beyond syntactical speech.”
– Jamake Highwater

“Ceremony and ritual spring from our heart of hearts: those who govern us know it well, for they would sooner deny us bread than dare alter the observance of tradition.”
– F. Gonzalez –Crussi

“We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.”
– Amy Vanderbilt

“Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.”
– William Robertson Smith

“These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.”
– Joan D. Vinge

“Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.”
– Salvador Dali

“We not only nurture our sacred relationships through ritual, but we are nurtured by them as well. In ritual, we move, and we are moved.”
– Alison Leigh Lilly

The Upholders of Belief

Rituals are there to reaffirm one’s devotion to their spiritual cause while offering consolation and relief simultaneously. Their undoubted importance in human progress and overall mental stability makes them a great friend to humanity as well as a free form of psychotherapy.

Then again, it’s important to note that the theater itself originated as a ritual of spiritual cleansing, which means that the largest entertainment industry to date owes its existence to the ritual concept. Nearly every religion known to man (apart from Satanism and the like) consists of these benign actions that can only do well to one’s mentality.

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Tranquil Quotes on Creation

Roy T. Bennett Quote

Where do we come from? This is the question that we have been contemplating since the dawn of conscious human thought. The question regarding the origins of life, the universe, and everything has traditionally been addressed through religion. In contemporary times, the question of where we originated from has been addressed within the field of cosmology, the study of the origins of life and the universe.

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Strengthening Quotes on God’s Existence

Abraham Lincoln Quote About God

Whether you believe in God or not, you must appreciate that there is a supernatural being that basically coordinates with everything in the universe. We all have for a firmly believe that God is there in heaven. Christians more so are firm believers in God. Different religions have different names for God. However, the bottom line is that all religions appreciate that there is a supernatural force; a God.

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Fulfilling Quotes on Prayer

Bruce Lee Quote
Eyes closed heart hurting and hope lost. This is the common profile of a person who is about to pray. Prayer is often the last resort of the most desperate people, which should not be the case. Prayer is one of the most powerful things in this world and it is time for us to realize that it is not just for the weak and the broken. Yes, we pray when we need guidance and when we feel like we have lost our way. [Read more…]

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Compelling Quotes on Fasting

William Law Quote

Fasting, by definition, means abstaining from any food or drink for a period of time, and it is usually done because of a religious practice. Imagine how difficult it would be to go for a day without eating a morsel of food or a drop of water. Now imagine doing the same for a longer period of time. It may seem like an impossible task but many people in the world do that as part of their religious traditions. Some opt to just skip a meal or two in a day while other pushes it even further. [Read more…]

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Reassuring Quotes on Faith

Joni Erickson Tada Quote

Defined as having trust or confidence in a person or thing, faith can also refer to a religious belief system or simply an obligation to be loyal to a person or commitment. The word ‘faith’ as derived from the English language with French and Latin influence, ultimately means ‘trust’ or ‘to trust’. [Read more…]

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Revitalizing Quotes on Worship

Rick Warren Quote

An act of worship is broadly characterized as one that demonstrates religious or spiritual devotion, often to a particular deity. It may take on a variety of forms ranging from silent meditation or a moment of prayer, through playing a musical instrument, to sacrificing your worldly possessions or even your body to show such devotion. It can take place within a group context where several individuals come together to collectively demonstrate devotion or on an individual basis. [Read more…]