A Universal God

Karen Armstrong: A History of God

A God accessible to or within everyone

"These all taught a universal ethic, insisting that God or the Absolute needed no temple, transcended all, was accessible to or within everyone, and that compassion was the

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A Universal Jesus

Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way

Jesus for modern believers

"Equally appealing for modern believers, the Jesus of the hidden gospels has many points of contact with the great traditions of Asia. This concept makes it vastly easier to promote

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A Universal Spirit

Gwenaël Verez, The Search for the Divine Mother

Holy Spirit, Mother Kundalini within

"Prophets of the past, who gave rise to the great religious movements, spoke in allegorical terms of the eternal feminine power which leads to the revelation of our Divine

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A Universal Pouring

Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Holy Spirit and Salvation

Ruach 'poured' on those born of Spirit

"Jesus is responsible for the outpouring, an act that makes him responsible for mediating the arrival of the promise of the last days. This act is evidence of Jesus' divine vindication

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Promised Messiah

The Jewish Messiah

Predestined: Israel and Messiah's birth

"Even in the Judaism or when they believe in the coming of the Saviour (Messiah) for their salvation, even they have talked about." Shri Mataji—January 7, 1990 3/21/1923—2/23/2011

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Promised Paraclete

Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17

The Paraclete, Jesus' successor

"Christ didn't say that 'I am the Destination.' He said, 'I'll send you the Holy Ghost; I'll send you a Comforter (Paraclete); I'll send you a Redeemer; I'll send you a Counselor" He talked about the future

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Promised al-Ruh

The Holy Qur'n

77:1-50 Al Mursalat (Those Sent Forth)

"So it is all described in Koran. There's a complete Surah describing about 'The Sent One', means 'The Avatar', means 'The Incarnation'. And also said that 'you won'tRead More

Promised Advent

The Advent

"I have come for this Special Time"

"I was also born in a Christian family and I was shocked the way they interpreted Christ's life and the way they talked about it with great authority." The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh Shri Mataji

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Earth-bound Guide

Aramaic Made EZ, Danny Mahar

But She will teach you everything

"Where then do we go for direct textual evidence that the Holy Spirit was, in the origins of Christianity, considered feminine? We go to the existing Greek minuscules copied in the early part of

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Earth-bound Spirit

Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology

Paraclete sends another Paraclete

"Virtually every quality ascribed to the Paraclete has a parallel in what was said of Jesus. Jesus himself says that the Father will send another Paraclete, thus clearly indicating that his own

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Earth-bound Al-Ruh

The Holy Qur'n

Surah 78: Al Naba (The Great News)

Move not thy tongue concerning the [Resurrection], to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital: Nay

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Earth-bound Devi

Lynn Foulston, At the Feet of the Goddess: Divine Feminine in Local Hindu Religion

Devi promised to return if needed

"Devi originated at a time of cosmic crisis and, consequently, her role seems very similar to that of Visnu in his many avataras (incarnations). Just as Visnu promised to manifest himself in order

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Seek Connection

Walter Mercado, Beyond The Horizon

The final days of the dying era

"The New Millennium opens an era of renewed and individual spirituality, in which we will no longer seek interpretations of the scriptures from others, but will connect directly with the universal

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Seek Total Recall

The Randall House Bible Commentary

Of mysteries which are beyond world

The Comforter sent by the Father in Jesus' name will "recall to their minds Jesus' teachings, will enable them to understand truly and completely, and will develop and expand them

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Seek Resurrection

Resurrection in the New Testament, F.J. Lambrecht

Resurrection takes in many nations

"The general resurrection occurs just before the final judgment and the meting out of rewards and punishments. It involves the reunion of body and soul, which at the moment of death had

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Seek Purification

Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Divine grant of purifying Spirit

"God will purify 'man'—understood generically—from all evil acts by means of 'a spirit of holiness,' and that God will also sprinkle upon 'man' 'a spirit of truth' like waters of purification.

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Seek Paraclete

F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost

Jesus: "I have been one Paraclete"

"And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been. A breath, an afflatus, an impersonal influence could not

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Seek Ruh-Rouh-Ruha

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Ar-Ruh-Al-Qudus, Holy Spirit within

"An early stream of Aramaic-Syriac Christian tradition portrayed the Spirit as feminine... In the Gospel of the Hebrews, the Holy Spirit is seen as Christ's mother and also the power that transports

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Seek Shekinah

She Who Dwells Within

Shekinah, She who dwells within us

"The term Shekinah is an abstract noun of feminine gender derived from the Hebrew root Sh-Kh-N, meaning 'to dwell' or 'to abide.' The word Shekinah first appears in the Mishnah and Talmud

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Seek Holy Spirit

Tau Malachi, Living Gnosis: A Practical Guide to Gnostic Christianity

Holy Spirit is a feminine Spirit

"Thus, the choice among orthodox and fundamental Christians to speak of the Holy Spirit as male is a distortion of the actual languages of the Scriptures... Holy Spirit is spoken of as

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Seek Antaryamin

Seeking Mahadevi: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess

Goddess in a way that God is not

"Kinsley uses the name Mahadevi or 'Great Goddess' to refer to the supreme, singular Goddess underlying all goddesses. One could in fact see the use of the prefix 'Maha-,' 'great,' in

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Seek Antarjami

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Only Aykaa Mayee opens Dasam Dvar

"The notion of dasam dvar, written as dasam duar, occurs several times in the Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhism is a strictly monotheistic system belief and it must be stated at the outset that

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Seek Mother Tao

The Tao of Abundance

Chi: Her primordial Elixir of Life to all

"The image of the primordial Mother was embedded deep within the soul of the Chinese people who, as in Egypt, Sumer and India, turned to her for help and support in time of need.

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Seek Primordial Maa

In the beginning we were all female

"In the beginning ... was a very female sea. For two-and-a-half billion years on earth, all life-forms floated in the womb-like environment of the planetary ocean- nourished and protected

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Seek Shakti

Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother

Brahman is latent Devi

"All the gods—Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Indra, and so on—can do their respective work only if they are united with Shakti. So Maha Maya can be considered the sole cause of this entire

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Seek The Mother

Womanspirit Rising

Jesus: "My Mother the Spirit"

"The secret Gospel to the Hebrews likewise has Jesus speak of 'my Mother, the Spirit.' And in the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus contrasts his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, with his divine

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Seek Bhavani

Hinduism: A Short Introduction by Klaus Klostermaier

Divine Mother of Transcendental ∞

"One Supreme Goddess: 'Bhavani is worshipped by the gods in all her repeated incarnations. She always kills demons by incarnating herself on earth and she protects all creation in heaven, earth

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Seek Spirit Heaven

Proof of Heaven

A Scientist's Case for the Afterlife

"Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but

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Seek Divine Feminine

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

A spirituality that affirms life

"We want to tell the truth about our lives, to see the truth through other women's lives. We want to trust a Feminine Source of wisdom. We long for the whole, empowered woman who

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Seek Kundalini Devi

C. MacKenzie Brown, The Devi Gita: The Song of the Goddess

Sakti lies dormant within all beings

"She is the universal, cosmic energy known as Sakti, and the psychophysical, guiding force designated as the Kundalini (Serpent Power) resident within each individual. She is eternal,

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Seek Ultimate Guru

The Graceful Guru

Everyone has Holy Mother-Guru within

"In the medieval period, there is an ultimate feminine guru represented in a classical text: the Goddess. It is she, not a wife or a saint, who assumes the public role of teacher and is

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Seek The Universe

EnlightenmentNext July 2008

Creation of the five basic elements

"In the last few decades, the cultural conversation about science and religion has become less a scholarly debate and increasingly like a barroom brawl. Atheists and theists are wrangling

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The Divine says:

Mahanirvana Tantra of the Great Liberation

"external worship is the lowest of all"

"So long as a man has not real knowledge, he does not attain final liberation, even though he be in the constant practice of religious acts and a hundred austerities. The knowledge of the

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The Patriarch say:

Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

"My or our God is the only true God"

"The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. By misuse, I mean that people who

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The Critics say:

Malachi Martin, The Encounter

"Each one of them hides from the ...

"... ultimate test of its validity and truth behind a wall of unknowing and expectation. All three chorus that only on the 'Last Day,' when the 'End' comes, when 'God' decides, will it be clear

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The mystics say:

The Complete Guide to World Mysticism

"Knock on yourself as upon a door"

"Abandon the search for God and the creation and other similar matters. Look for Him by taking yourself as the starting point. Learn who it is within you who makes everything his own and

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Happy Ending

EnlightenmentNext Magazine Issue 23

Can religions save us Huston Smith?

"So, will the 'happy ending' or final salvation that the traditions prophesy actually manifest? And, if so, do you believe that will eventuate—as the traditions predict, through

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Mind, Body And Soul

The Way of Jesus Christ

Salvation: personal and cosmic

"Salvation is an entity which includes the wholeness and well-being of human beings. Salvation is for the totus homo; it is not merely salvation of soul for the individual. Salvation does

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Cosmic Chi

The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other

Chi: Divine and Universal

"Chi is the cosmic energy that is present in the world and is mentioned or captured in the majority of world religions. It is in the realm of this Spirit that all religions open themselves and reach out

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The Kingdom of God

George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

A Gift of Salvation and Life Eternal

"This immortal resurrection life is the life of the Age to Come (Lk. 20:35). The evils of physical weakness, sickness, and death will be swallowed up in the life of the Kingdom

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Christ the Rebel

The Gospel of Thomas by Stevan L. Davies

A rebel with the vision of evolution

"Jesus' full revolutionary vision in all its outrageousness, grandeur, and radical passion is to be discovered in a close reading of the Gospel of Thomas. The greatest of

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Christ the Mystic

Resurrecting Jesus by Adyashanti

"I am guarding it until it blazes."

"Like many people, my sense of who Jesus was was primarily informed by the prevailing culture. The Jesus that I knew was really the Jesus I saw on TV and in movies, the Jesus depicted from the

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Brokers for Christ

Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the writings of John

Brokers they rely on are imposters

"The final Spirit-Paraclete saying of John's Gospel appears at 16.12-15. Jesus has still many things to say to the disciples that they can presently not bear. But when the Spirit of Truth

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Second Birth of Man

The Second Coming of Christ (The Resurrection of the Christ Within You) width=

Jesus' teachings reveal universality

"The teachings of Jesus as understood in harmony with the revelations of the Great Ones of India will revive the practical methods of the intuitive knowing of truth through Self-realization.

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21st. Century India

Spiritual Heritgae of India

India will conquer her conquerors

"Preempting the place that is now held by technology, religion will be restored to its earlier importance and the center of world happenings will wander back ... to the East

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The Holy Spirit

Role of the Holy Spirit in Protestant Systematic Theology

Spirit transcends all religions

"The recognition of the Spirit in other religions allows the church the possible discernment of Christ-like practice in the other, and in so much as Christ-like activity takes place, then this can also

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A Human Guide

Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'n, and Science

Paraclete a human being like Jesus

"Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man. This is

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Human Saviors

Miracles surpassing that of Savior

"Jesus solemnly assures the disciples that they will, in the future, perform even greater miracles than He. By this He means to say that through the power of the Holy Spirit, they will bring

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God Version 2.0

The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

Why God Version 2.0 has a future

"Every age creates a God that serves only for a while (although that while can be centuries). Our age makes the most minimal demand on spirit: We want a deity that we can freely ignore.

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Age of the Spirit

The Future of Faith, Harvey Cox

A transition between Ages

"It is evident that different forms of 'spirituality' can lead to either self-indulgence or a deepened social engagement, but so can institutional religion. Recent studies have

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A Supreme Being

The Mayan Prophecies for 2012

The Return of Quetzalcoatl

"Quetzalcoatl/Kukulcan have important associations with the esoteric parallel of Hinduism's secret knowledge of k'ulthanlini (kundalini) and the seven chakras, the body's

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Sri Mataji's Promise

Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God

"I will tell you all the secrets."

"Tell Jagbir now to leave it to Her." Shri Mataji "Special personalities from Montreal, Canada will give evidence to confirm my Incarnation." Shri Mataji, Sydney, Australia-April, 1994

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Goddess of Moksa

The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition

Her salvific power is knowledge based

"The Goddess's role as the dispeller of illusion who helps one achieve liberation (moksa) is indeed fundamental to her identity. Yet this role is essentially epistemological, for in

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Missing Messages

God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments

Jesus limited what He told disciples

"The teaching ministry of the Paraclete is presented as superior to that of Jesus because the Paraclete will teach them 'all things' and will remind them of 'everything' that Jesus

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4000 BC Sages

Complete Idiot's Guide To Hinduism

The Eternal and Internal religion

"One of the great ironies of religious history is that, although the religions that came out of the Near East—Judaism, Islam, Christianity—adamantly reject most of Hinduism's fundamental teachings

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Christianity Lite

John Arthur, Hard To Believe

Leaders have prostituted Gospel

"It's Christianity for consumers: Christianity Lite, the redirection, watering down, and misinterpretation of the biblical gospel in an attempt to make it more palatable and popular.

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Promised Evolution

John, O'Day, Gail R. and Hylen, Susan E.

A life that triumphs over death

"The 'eternal life' Jesus offers believers is one that is like Jesus' own life, both as it is witnessed during his earthly life and in his life on the other side of resurrection. Both represent a life that

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Present Presence

Robert Kysar, John

Paraclete presence in believers' lives

"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present. At times John speaks as if that final consummation

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Holy Spirit Baptism

Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries

Baptism that surpasses heaven

"Baptism is a transcendent reality instituted by the historical Jesus (Seth) that reflects an actual ritual. It effects regeneration by the Holy Spirit, gnosis (deliverance from the world), and

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Resurrection Wind

Wind of Heaven will sweep world

"Resurrection can be judged as one of the sharpest Valentinian differences from dogmatic Christianity, a difference that appears in Sufism and other esoteric traditions, and in many

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Direct Experience

Enlightenment Without God

Of Ultimate Truth and Consciousness

"First of all, the philosophy of the Upanishads frees one to cast away his intellectual slavery to blind faith, superstitions, sectarian beliefs, and dogmas. Then it helps one to

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Blind Faith

Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness

Of Fisherwoman and her $pirituality

"Amma, universally known as 'The Hugging Saint,' went through a two-decade transformation from a simple fisherman's daughter to an international wonder

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Intellect Slavery

Elaine Pagels, The Secret Gospel of Thomas

Of Sci-fi Writer and his religion

"Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial

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Sectarian Strifes

Helen Ellerbe, The Dark Side of Christian History

Of Patriarchy and their religions

"Yet, organized religion has a very long history of curtailing and containing spirituality, one's personal and private relationship with God, the sacred, or the divine. Perhaps there will always be the

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Can those who lead-

Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels

"It's within you," Luke says.

According to the renowned historian Elaine H. Pagels the Gospel of Thomas "does not tell the story about the life and death of Jesus, but offers the reader his 'secret teachings' about the

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Give Cool Breezes?

Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit: pneumatology and Pentecostalism

Pneumatological Paraclete

"When Jesus says to Nicodemus, the wind blows where it chooses and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is

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Give Second Birth?

You Can Experience ... A Spiritual Life: Food, Fellowship, and a Celebration of God's Bounty

Nicodemus: "Tell me how"

"Jesus was talking to Nicodemus about a new beginning, a fresh start, and a chance to become a new person by entering into a life-changing, personal relationship with God. And once that

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Give Self Discovery?

Jean-Yves Leloup, The Gospel of Thomas

Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you"

"In the social sciences of the near future, positive forms of primary human spiritual and psychic experiences will be recognized as the sources of classic myths and religious doctrines.

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