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Beyond The Nearness Of Distance
A part of of Rick says keep going and the other part agrees. So, whats stopping him from going beyond the distance to his happiness that is ever so near? Revisited by the angel of death on numerous occasions as well as being blessed with the gift of life equally. Rick travels through the many elements of the earth... escaping danger, coping with internal pain and a conscious that won't let his thoughts come to a simple conclusion.
A Heavenly Conference
'A Heavenly Conference' is Richard Sibbes' exposition of the memorable meeting that took place on the first Easter Sunday when the risen Christ met Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb. Though only a few words were exchanged between the Lord and Mary, Sibbes saw in them the gospel in a nutshell.
'A Heavenly Conference' is a wonderfully original treatment of the doctrine of the believer's union with Christ. It is written by a loving and tender-hearted pastor whose main aim is to help believers enjoy the comfort that comes from knowing that Jesus' God and Father is our God and Father too. 'For from this, that God is our God, cometh all that we have that is good in nature and grace. Whatsoever is comfortable cometh from this spring, that God in Christ is our God, our reconciled God.'
Without such assurance, we simply cannot live Christian lives as God would have us. God would have us thankful, cheerful, rejoicing, and strong in faith: but we will be none of these things unless we are sure.
A Lecture On Jainism
From the Introduction.
I stand before you this noon to speak on a religion which was preached in this Bharatvasha in time out of mind by the Kshatriyas, a religion that was preached neither by the Brahmans, nor by the Vaishyas, nor by the Sudras, but I say, by the Kshatriyas. I stand before you to speak on a religion that was preached not, by such Kshatriyas as hunt life, sacrifice life, and eat life, but by Kshatriyas who made a universal proclamation "Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah!" "Destroy no living creature! Injure no living creature! This is the highest religion;" who have said thus, spoken thus, declared thus, and explained thus: "As is my pain when I am knocked, struck, menaced, beaten, burned, tormented, or deprived of life; and as I feel every pain and agony from death down to the pulling out of a hair; in the same way, be sure of this, all kinds of living beings feel the same pain and agony as I, when they are ill-treated in the same way. For this reason, all sorts of living beings should not be beaten, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor deprived of life."
Gentlemen, I stand before you this noon to speak on a religion whose glory the dumb creatures, the cows, the goats, the sheep, the lambs; the hens, the pigeons, and all other living creatures, the beasts and the birds sing with their mute tongues; the only religion which has for thousands of years past advocated the cause of the silent-tongued animals; the only religion which has denounced slaughter of animals for sacrifice, food, hunting, or any other purpose whatsoever; the only religion which has fully acted up to the principle of Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah! and carried it out faithfully and loyally ; and making hundreds of people its converts, has saved myriads of lives that should have been otherwise massacred for providing them with food, if they were life-eaters, and for the purpose of their sacrifices and hunting, if they were addicted to these evils also. Gentlemen, I stand before you to speak on the Daya-Maya Dharma, Jainism, which saved lives nqt only by making thousands of people its converts from the moment when the Rishi Rishabha first preached it, down to the present date, but which also moved the heart of even non-Jain Rajas and kings who issued Firmans and proclamations to save the slaughter of animals wherever Jains lived. We not only read that such Jain Rajas as the celebrated Asoka (and he was a Jain according to Raja Tarangini, Ain-i- Akbari, Asoka Avadhana, the inscriptions at Girnar, and Jain traditions, before he became a Bauddha) proclaimed from the Icy Himalaya down to Cape Comorin, from Gujerat to Behar, that no animal should be killed for any purpose whatsoever, but we also read that such Mahometan kings as the mighty and tolerant Akbar issued Firmans that no animal should be slaughtered during Paggusan days in places where Jains dwelt. Hindu Rajas like the Maharana Shri Raj Singh of the ten thousand villages of Mewar issued commandments to their nobles. Ministers, Patels and Patwaris; "(1) That from time immemorial the temples and dwellings of the Jains have been authorised; let none, therefore, within their boundary, carry animals to slaughter - This is their ancient privilege. (2) Whatever life, whether male or female, passes their abode for the purpose of being killed isamarak (is saved.)" Even now we find in many places privileges granted to the Jains that on Panchami, Ashtami and Chaturdashi, no animal should be slaughtered where Jains live. Nay, even the Bharbhooja cannot burn his Bhar on these sacred days. In my native place the butcher cannot cross the Jain lane with baskets containing flesh. And this, Daya-maya Dharma Jainism. was preached by Kshatriyas, and neither by the Brahmans, nor by the Vaishyas, nor by the Sudras....
The Sum Of Whats Left Behind
Unlike many poets, and lyricist but also like them all. Daniel Winer puts together the words he has found into a collection of short poems that help us look at parts of life in an understanding and understandable way. The words though simple explain his life and life journeys many of our souls take, even if we never know it. The sum of whats left behind is exactly that. What is left on paper after thirty years of life, form pity, to love, learning what life is to mean this is a small pile of dust from Daniels mind that is swept up and put on our table like a feast for our spirit
Introduction To Topology And Geometry, Second Edition
An easily accessible introduction to over three centuries of innovations in geometry
Praise for the First Edition
?. . . a welcome alternative to compartmentalized treatments bound to the old thinking. This clearly written, well-illustrated book supplies sufficient background to be self-contained.? ?CHOICE
This fully revised new edition offers the most comprehensive coverage of modern geometry currently available at an introductory level. The book strikes a welcome balance between academic rigor and accessibility, providing a complete and cohesive picture of the science with an unparalleled range of topics.Â
Illustrating modern mathematical topics, Introduction to Topology and Geometry, Second Edition discusses introductory topology, algebraic topology, knot theory, the geometry of surfaces, Riemann geometries, fundamental groups, and differential geometry, which opens the doors to a wealth of applications. With its logical, yet flexible, organization, the Second Edition:
? Explores historical notes interspersed throughout the exposition to provide readers with a feel for how the mathematical disciplines and theorems came into being
? Provides exercises ranging from routine to challenging, allowing readers at varying levels of study to master the concepts and methods
? Bridges seemingly disparate topics by creating thoughtful and logical connections
? Contains coverage on the elements of polytope theory, which acquaints readers with an exposition of modern theory
Introduction to Topology and Geometry, Second Edition is an excellent introductory text for topology and geometry courses at the upper-undergraduate level. In addition, the book serves as an ideal reference for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the topic.
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