By Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions is the 1st reference paintings to provide a accomplished portrait of affection within the context of the vintage and modern literature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, in addition to different cultures and philosophies. Like no quantity released so far, it finds the entire richness of spiritual teachings on love in all its many types, exploring an in depth variety of issues that provide philosophical, mental, and spiritual views to lead the hunt for the which means of love.
Encyclopedia of affection in international Religions gains nearly three hundred topic entries, in addition to insightful biographic sketches of preeminent thinkers, all written by way of a multidisciplinary group of a few of the main students at the topic. Entries study either normal and culture-specific interpretations of affection: not only the dichotomy of non secular and actual love, however the complete emotional spectrum of affection in relationships and practices. jointly, they surround love's integral—and occasionally conflicting—role in shaping ideals and behaviour in a significantly different world.
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Com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est | 3 spective, love and compassion are clearly of fundamental importance to us all. Given our basic premise that ethical conduct consists in not harming others, it follows that we need to take others’ feelings into consideration, the basis for which is our innate capacity for empathy. And as we transform this capacity into love and compassion, through guarding against those factors which obstruct compassion and cultivating those conducive to it, so our practice of ethics improves.
On the one hand, the endeavor to influence and change implies a departure from self and concern with the well-being of the other. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 A History of Love | 17 Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. org) implies a seemingly selfish view of the other: a rejection of other as he is and a desire to impose one’s own perception of what is good for him upon him. An exploration of the history of humanity, as recounted in the Torah, reveals four figures who personified four different points of reference on the relationship between self and fellow.
Very often, people give utmost importance only to material objects, wealth, and sexual lust. The affection for religion takes root only when delusion wanes. Although materialistic attachment is inevitable for the sustenance of life, the affection for religion is imperative for truthful life. One special characteristic has been mentioned for a Shravak (devotee) of Lord Mahavir: Atthiminjapemaanuraagaratta (Bhagavati 2:94), the devotees’ affection for religion penetrates their bones and marrow. For absolute love and total submission, it is imperative that bones and marrow should be saturated with affection.
Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Volumes 1-2 by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg