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  • Self and Devotion

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    In this paper I am looking on depiction of "self" in the Upanishads and the Baghavad Gita focusing on "self" and "devotion". In the Upanishads, two concepts of Brahman and Atman are used to refer to the self. Identity of Brahman and Atman is stated in Isha Upanishad.6 and Mandukya Upanishad.2. Brahman is the self in everyone and in all. It can be felt by each one of us as Atman. Atman is our own inner truth and is very different from ego which indicates no metaphysical entity. Atman is not born and

  • Meaning Of Devotion

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    What is devotion? Is the dictionary definition the correct definition to explain everything? The Merriam Webster dictionary states the definition that is well known to be, “a feeling of strong love or loyalty: the quality of being devoted: the use of time, money, energy, etc., for a particular purpose”. It also gives many examples of devotions like, “how devotion can be seen in prayer, worship, or other religious activities that are done in private rather than in a religious service”. Nevertheless

  • Devotion and Commitment

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    Devotion and Commitment When a lover gives oneself to another, is it devotion or commitment? It is difficult to say because it would depend on what type of relationship the two have with each other. Ideal love should be based on devotion because it is in a sense that devotion is unconditional and flexible. Commitment seems to be more like something that you have to agree to or given to, mercy. It also appears to be something that one would have to teach oneself to know. Commitment shouldn't

  • Essay On The Yoga Of Devotion

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    I wanted to write my topic on a topic I read about which the Yoga of Devotion is. The most noteworthy beliefs and practices of the yoga of Devotion are. Worshipping with absolute faith, devoting yourself to works which are pleasing to the divine, working for his sake only in order to achieve perfection, surrendering yourself altogether , controlling the lusts of your heart and renouncing the fruits of every action, freeing yourself from the selfishness of I and Mine, being friendly and compassionate

  • Devotion to Life and to Live

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    Devotion to Life and to Live Willa Cather grew up living on the plains of Nebraska. The plain prairies helped influence Willa Cather into using her memory as well as her realism frame working to create the familiar stories we know today such as My Antonia, O Pioneers, One of Ours, and many more. Cather’s fiction is characterized by a strong sense of place, the subtle presentation of human relationships, an often unconventional narrative structure, and a style of clarity and beauty (Willa). Her

  • Love And Love: The Importance Of Devotions

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    tune with what stirs your heart and soul that you can hardly wait to do it? It is your passionate attachment to what you are doing that fire you up. It may be your work, your family, your career, your hobby, your community service, and it is the devotion with which you pursue what you love that drives you to achieve it. For today, no matter what the rational mind says, spare your time for the places, events, ideas, people and activities that make your heart shout loud: "Yes!!!" Spend time deciding

  • Devotion to a Weak Chivalrous Code

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    King Arthur’s court is recognized for its innate sense of chivalry. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines chivalry as “The spirit or character of the ideal knight”. In the book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Pearl Poet reveals the knights devotion to chivalry and its true weaknesses. King Arthur’s court had an inordinate reputation for the most chivalrous knights. The traits these knights must have upheld are friendship, piety, generously, chastity

  • Factors That Inspire Devotion

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    In my studies, I have always been fascinated by people who are able to create followers through their words and actions. From people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddha, and Mahatma Gandhi to people with more malicious aims such as Hitler and Stalin, the power of leaders to shape public opinion provides insight and clues into human behavior. I can contribute to a graduate seminar course bringing an open mind and a natural curiosity. There is a graduate seminar called “Charismatic Leadership in the

  • Christina Rossetti: Poetry and Devotion

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    the dwelling place of the spirit of God upon earth and that she owed it all the honour within her bounds (Zaturenska: 233). Much of her devotional work, therefore, was the expression of her own individuality marked with sincerity, fervour and pure devotion. Her poems were an expression of her subjectivity which reflect the surrender of her inner self to her God. In fact, her poems bring into limelight the personal relationship that she shared with God, the relation of complete surrender. She says:

  • A Submissive Movement: Fear or Devotion

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    A Submissive Movement: Fear or Devotion? The flagellant movement consisted of groups of people who would partake in extreme measures to atone for their sins. It was known as the “Brotherhood of the Flagellants or Brethren of the Cross” (Ziegler. It was a movement that emerged greatly in the 13th and 14th centuries. These extreme measures included whipping, fasting and wearing hair shirts. These groups would move from town to town publically chanting, praying and beating themselves. The members were