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So, Jesus taught them in parables, a few simple truths about
love of God, good neighborliness and proper way of living
in the society. Though they were given Baptism with the
Holy Spirit, hardly anyone could develop it due to their
day-to-day struggle. Some have harnessed the Holy Spirit
to perform miracles and prophesize but they could not use
the Holy Spirit to see the kingdom of God.
Zephaniah 3:9: “for then I will return to the people a pure
language, that they may all call upon the name of Lord, to
serve him with one consent.
In ancient India, two paths, independent of each other
existed since the beginning of time. One is the tradition of
Shiva-Shakti worship which was known as phallus (linga)
worship, whose origin lies in Kundalini yoga, which
is a part of tantra. Tantra worship (the oldest practice)
was not just limited to ancient India. The Phallus and
Shakti worship is very ancient and widespread across all
continents and it can be fairly said that this path had no
beginning. No one knows how it began because no ancient
tribes from Babylonian to Sumerians and from Vedic people
to Zoroastrians left any record on how Phallus worship
began. Even the Shiva-Shakti tradition is silent about the
beginning of linga worship. Recently found Ugaritic texts
describe Divine Mother, Asherah, a fertility goddess.
Her other main divine epithet was “the creatrix of the
Gods (Elohim) or “the Goddess of par excellence,” (from
Wikipedia). Even the Jews believe in the Holy Serpent. An
article in the web states:
According to the Rabbis there is an aspect of the serpent –
the elongated vav -- that also signifies supernal truth and
hidden knowledge. A little of the mystery of the macro vav
is revealed in the Zohar’s Book of Concealment.  :
originally posted by: Aural
a reply to: smithjustinb
The Jain sometimes follow fruitarianism. It means only eat non living things. Fruit and nuts for example are biproducts not themselves living (im not 100 % sure its true or not they arent). They see things like vegetables on one of the posset form of life, insects above that, mamals above that, and there levels that go up to being divine spirits.