By John Grimes
It includes etymological roots and the meanings of phrases basic to epistemology, metaphysics, and sensible teachings of the heterodox and orthodox colleges of Indian philosophy. Cross-referncing has been supplied and diverse charts are incorporated that offer information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks appropriate to the person colleges. This new and revised 3rd version provides a accomplished dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases, supplying the phrases in either devanagari and roman transliteration besides an English translation. It deals unique meanings of phrases used as technical phrases inside specific philosophical structures.
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In the transferred sense, when the word is applied to God, the tempest becomes a parable for the irresistible force of the Creator’s power (Ezek. 7 It becomes associated with a very powerful force that is the giver of life. The Spirit of God has at least three meanings in the Old Testament. It means the presence of God, which is often associated with the power of God (Gen. 1:2; Isa. 42:5; Job 33:4). It is this power that the people felt through the strong winds. Second, it is interchangeable with the “word” of God and with the “wisdom of God” (Gen.
They believed that the desert wind has a divine and supernatural power and it became a metaphor for God. Israel developed its own peculiar theism based on the pre-Israelite concept of the divine wind. 15 There was no escape from the borrowing and mixing of religious understandings from surrounding cultures. The Old Testament does not identify God with the wind thereby reducing God to the level of a natural force. Nevertheless, a parallel is drawn between the power of the wind and the power of God.
If we learn to breathe more slowly, we use up our endowment at a slower pace and thus live longer. Furthermore, some fifty or sixty thousand years ago, long before the Chinese spoke of Chi, Australian Aborigines were cultivating life energy as a key to healing and spiritual power. ” The Aborigines concentrated on an energy center four inches below the navel, where they said the cord of the great Rainbow Serpent (kundalini) lay coiled. 70 In the Lakota (Sioux) language, the word for soul, waniya, is derived from the word for breath, ni.