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  1. Oct 2018
    1. Faigy Mayer

      Lighting the way for footsteps.

    2. she was available for sex in exchange for money. Ultra-Orthodox men

      Being free with her sexual desires. It is odd that the men that she is sleeping with seem to think that she still has a chance at religious life.

    3. Some of them were dressed like me, in jeans and American casualwear, and others wore the clothing of their upbringings: long skirts and high-collared shirts for women; black velvet skullcaps and long, virgin beards and payot (untrimmed side locks) for men.

      Showing the different types of people in the group. This shows the difference between people who just left the group and people who have been gone for a while. The two sets of people have modern and classic views.

    4. formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews, who mostly refer to themselves as “off the derech.” “Derech” means “path” in Hebrew, and “off the derech,” or O.T.D. for short, is how their ultra-Orthodox families and friends refer to them when they break away from these tight-knit, impermeable communities, as in:

      These are the people that decide to leave the community. They made the choice to leave the only faith they know. They are leaving the only community they know.

  2. sanskrit.safire.com sanskrit.safire.com
    1. Pandavas

      Are the five sons by his produced by his two wives. Bhima arjuna nakula sahadeva

    1. Theory of mind.

      Understanding somebody else, trying to relate to a different point of view. "They were able to identify more and more parts of their own personality, like that “inner judge” or “loving mother.”'

    2. Compassion

      Based of the research and what I've come to understand I honestly think breathing and connecting with yourself can make you a better person. I can see how focus can play an important role but if you take a second to breath and think about your actions you are forced to be more mindful.

    3. Attention

      Showing the outcome of the research. After three months participants were more mindful and compassionate.

    4. Presence

      This kist focuses on yourself. It reminds me of the basic aspects of meditation. You are supposed to focus on your breath but at the same time you want to be aware of your surroundings.

    5. Affect

      You are sharing feelings in this module but it is in a different way. For instance, you express positive and negative emotions. In this module you focus on class meditation but you also work with a partner in order to get your thoughts out.

    6. Perspective

      What I understood from this was understanding. This is getting in touch with ones ability to think about his or her ideas or thoughts. I find it interesting that during this retreat one person listened while you were able to express your ideas.

    7. well-being, the brain, behavior, and health—and, in particular, discover which practices could help build a more compassionate and interconnected world.

      How we can become better people through taking a step back and taking a deep breath. How meditation can save people from depression.

    8. One of the most in-depth meditation studies to date shows that different practices have different benefits.

      This is basically saying that all forms of meditation are helpful. Almost every citizen has a form of meditating.

  3. Sep 2018
    1. What do you think are the strengths of Smart's approach? When making your assessment remember our checklist: a definition should be specific, flexible, and free from prejudice. Does Smart help us to distinguish between something that passes the seven-dimensional test and something that just looks a bit like a religion?
      1. On of the strengths of Smarts approach is that she touches bases on all aspects of religion. Smart uses all seven key aspects and begins to explain how they play an key concept in religion. It is both flexible and specific enough because you are able to make an informed conclusion.
    2. major problem scholars find with many substantive definitions that attempt to describe religion in terms of one distinguishing characteristic.

      You cant base religion of one dedicated reading. Since religion is so broad one must group pieces of all religions to get an informed conclusion.

    3. monastic conditions, being a monk or nun; b.the practice of sacred rites; c.one of the prevalent systems of faith and worship; d.human recognition of superhuman controlling power and especially of a personal God; e.action that one is bound to do. What strikes me is the extent to which this definition reveals the influence of a Christian heritage in that all of these characteristics are to be found within Christianity but less so in other religions – see a, c and d. The potentially broadest definition, d, is closed down with its tail-end reference to a ‘personal God’. Definition b, on the other hand, although not narrowly applicable to a particular religion, is narrow in another way, stressing as it does ritual practice. So, to use our checklist, we might say that these definitions at their most specific are not flexible and not free from prejudice in the sense that they are tied to one set of cultural assumptions.

      Based on this section you can see the influence that Catholic word has on the shape of religion.

    4. specific – its criteria should be clear and distinctive; flexible – it should not be so narrow as to be exclusive; free from prejudice – it should not merely reflect personal dogmatism or unthinking cultural assumptions. 20

      These are the three words that helps an individual come up with a specific Religion definition. These guidelines should help one understand how you go to your conclusion.

    5. Chinese’. The names given to religious traditions found in Asia, such as ‘Hinduism’, ‘Buddhism’, ‘Confucianism’ and ‘Taoism’, are all European inventions and date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They are labels applied for the convenience of Europeans and not translations of concepts found within these traditions. In the case of Islam, a designation taken from the Qur’an, the Arabic word islam (meaning ‘the state of accepting the will of God’), was brushed aside by Europeans and, following earlier Christian practice, replaced by ‘Mohommedanism’. This term implies that Islam centres upon the person of the Prophet Muhammad rather than Allah63 (God). Such a substitution is, in fact, blasphemy for a Muslim, which is why the continuing use of the term ‘Mohommedanism’ by some non-Muslims causes offence.

      Based on what I understood from the reading it seems as if Europeans decided what Religions people were put into.

    6. One can not define Religion from one lens since Religion is a universal word it requires various definitions.

    7. Two types of ways in which one can decided on how to define Religion or define Religions.