Saturday, April 7, 2012
In The Name of the Father The Son And The Holy Spirit, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The trinitarian formula is the phrase "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (original Greek εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, eis to onoma tou Patros kai tou Huiou kai tou Hagiou Pneumatos, or in Latin in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritūs Sancti), or words to that form and effect referring to the three persons of the Christian Trinity.
hese words are quoted from a command of the resurrected Jesus in Matthew 28:19, commonly called the Great Commission: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
Use in baptism
According to Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism and most forms of Protestantism, a baptism is not valid if the Trinitarian formula is not used in the administration of that sacrament. Consequently, they may not recognize religious communities that baptize without this formula – e.g. Unitarians, Branhamists, Frankists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Oneness Pentecostals, all of whom deny the Trinity – as Christian religions. This is also the case with baptisms within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church). Although LDS members baptize with the same Trinitarian formula, they reject the Nicene Trinitarian conception and regard the three Persons of the Trinity as being distinct gods or "divine personages", united not in substance, but in dominion and purpose. Other faiths (Frankists, Oneness Pentecostals and Branhamists in particular) use the formula "In the name of Jesus Christ" (based on Acts 2:38) for baptism, and in turn re-baptize converts who were first baptized under the Trinitarian formula, sometimes claiming that such persons would not have been previously aware that "Jesus is the Lord".
Together with baptism, the Trinitarian formula is used in other prayers, rites, liturgies, and sacraments. One of its most common uses apart from baptism is when Roman Catholics, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and others make the Sign of the Cross while reciting the formula.
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Jesus is condemned to death
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
For by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
From the Gospel according to Matthew 27:22-23,26
Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be crucified!" Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!" So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.
"Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (NIV)
The Beggar Poet of Mumbai..On a Journey of Peace Hope Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This picture was shot by a Guru of the Press Satish Malavade of Times group, though I dont read Times or Mumbai Mirror or Bombay Times..
I chose DNA and Hindustan time as wholesome papers for my family.
Every year I come and walk with my Christian friends give support to their spirituality, and become one with them..I got my schooling at Holy Name High School , the only school that has the stamp of peace of the First Lady of America and the President .,,the school they chose to share their humanity and love for the people of India.
I come from a humble school, it gave me education , but also taught me humility respect for other faiths and made me a good Muslim..
I joined this school in 1963 prior to that I was in a Baptist School Private European School Colaba ..I had English teachers who inculcated some very good things too.
So the Christian faith has been a bulwark , has been a guiding force and so now at the age of 59 I give back to the Church and to the Christian faith , as a photographer poet , the bounty of my own faith as a Indian born Shia Muslim..I document their Christian ethos their contribution to my life society and this is one of the most peaceful community , their members persecuted in Pakistan and in my own country too by hardcore fundamentalists I understand persecution as I come from a persecuted race , we too like our Christian brethren face the fury of a Misplaced Jihad on Humanity.. And I condemn this persecution this progrom this selected ethnic cleansing by a manic group who call themselves Muslims.. Muslims that more than anything love to lustfully slaughter Muslims be it Shias Hazaras or Sufis.. I distance myself from such thought ideology and hence I call myself a Shia Hindu, proud of my Shia ancestry and my cultural inheritance as an Indian.
I shoot all faith become one with the faith I shoot
And I feel sorry for those people who paste hate comments on my posterior for only being a Muslim , so I have to reiterate I am not just a Muslim but also a citizen of the World.. a World that is also my Google+backyard.
Today the Hindus celebrate Hanuman Jayanti and every street corner has been politicized by this event.. I had shot Hanuman Jayanti last year at Mount Mary , this year I shot it during the Lenten wal near Santa Cruz East , a temple .. i walked in shot the pictures ..
from the net
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pournima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs (panchangs) the birthday of Shri Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra. On this day, in a Hanuman temple spiritual discourses are started at dawn. Hanuman was born at sunrise. At that time the spiritual discourse is stopped and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed to everyone.
Incidents in Shri Hanuman’s life and their significance
Shri Rama and Hanuman
To provide assistance for the establishment of the Divine Kingdom: The main objective of Shri Hanuman’s life was to destroy obstacles in the establishment of the Divine Kingdom by providing the required warrior element. As a result, the embodied souls who would assist in the establishment of the Divine Kingdom were protected.
For this reason itself Shri Maruti manifests Himself in various forms during different Yugas. His task in the manifest-unmanifest form never ceases. Shri Maruti has humility in serving (i.e. Dasyabhav) to the extent of 100%. Thus He is constantly active.
Assisting embodied souls in performing spiritual practice: Shri Maruti has always helped embodied souls do spiritual practice in various Yugas. In the Tretayuga Shri Maruti taught the right path of spiritual practice to the monkeys and helped them.
Liberating many souls: The embodied souls with an intense desire for spiritual practice were granted liberation by Shri Maruti even at the cost of His own powers. He liberated many souls from existence in their cursed class by using His mace.
An example of a perfect Sevak: Shri Maruti presented an example of a perfect sevak. As a result, many embodied souls attained Final Liberation by following the same path i.e. Dasyatva. Due to His humility only He was able to narrate the good qualities of Shri Rama to Ravan and when Ravan denigrated Shri Rama, Maruti burnt Lanka and returned safely.
1. Ritualistic worship of Shri Hanuman (Maruti) There is a specific science to the ritualistic worship of each Deity. This means that, actions done in a particular way during the ritualistic worship, have a specific underlying science. Just by following these actions, we can get maximum benefit of that Deity's Principle. The following questions and answers contains the divine knowledge received by the seekers regarding exactly how some routine actions should be performed during the ritualistic worship of Shri Hanuman (Maruti).
1. Applying sindoor
Q. - How should a worshipper apply sindoor before starting the ritualistic worship of Maruti ?
Ans. - Sindoor should be applied with the ring finger.
2. Offering flowers
Q. - Which flowers should be offered? In what number? What is the method of offering the flowers ?
Ans. - Flowers and leaves of calotropis (ruee) Five or multiples of five. The stems of flowers should be turned towards the Deity.
3. Waving incense sticks
Q. - Incense sticks of which fragrances should be used? How many incense sticks should be used ? What is the method of waving ?
Ans. - Kewda, Chameli (Jasmine) and Ambar. Two incense sticks. Holding them between the index finger and thumb of the right hand, the incense sticks should be waved thrice, in a clockwise direction, in a full circle.
Q. - How many circumambulations should be performed around Maruti ?
Ans. - Minimum five but if a worshipper wants to perform more, then they should be in multiples of five.
Prevalent ritualistic worship
In Maharashtra, Saturday is considered to be the day of Maruti while in rest of India (Bhaarat) both Tuesday and Wednesday are considered to be His days. There is a custom of offering sindoor and oil to Maruti on these days. Breaking a coconut in front of Maruti also appears to be an age old custom. For spiritual progress, Maruti with His face to the left (Vaammukhi Maruti) or Maruti with an attitude of service (Daas Maruti) is worshipped.
Saade-saati of Saturn (Shani) and the ritualistic worship of Shri Hanuman
While enduring a Saade-saati of Saturn, Maruti is worshiped to reduce the distress caused by Saturn. The ritual is as follows:
Oil is taken in a bowl and 14 black urad grains are put in it. Thereafter one sees the reflection of his face in the oil. The oil is then offered to Maruti. The method of worship remains the same even when a person is sick and cannot visit a temple. The reflection of negative energy also takes place along with the reflection of ones face. When such oil is offered to Maruti, the negative energy therein gets destroyed. A true oil-merchant does not sell oil on Saturday because the negative energy causing distress to a person, who is going to offer the oil to Maruti, is likely to attack the oil merchant. Therefore one should not buy oil from the vendors sitting outside the Maruti temple but should bring it from his own house instead.
Use of Brahmatej and Kshatratej as required
The sacred thread (Janeu) on Hanuman’s left shoulder is a sign of Brahmatej. Since Shri Maruti is an incarnation of Shri Shiva He has destructive powers too. Yet, because of His devotion to Shri Rama, Vishnu-tatva developed in Him. Since Maruti adorns Brahmatej and Kshatratej during wars, He can use both as required. During the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, Shri Krishna seated Maruti on Arjun’s chariot (He can be seen on the flag at the top of Arjun’s chariot). Hanuman destroyed the weapons, directed at Arjun and his chariot, in mid-air itself.
Install the warrior posture idol of Shri Hanuman
To get the benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer element, we should avoid installing an idol of Maruti in the seated posture. Amongst the seven higher Deities (Shiva, Ganapati, Rama, Krishna, Datta, Maruti and Durga), Shri Hanuman's element (tatva) is of a gross, manifest and destroyer nature. The word 'Hanuman' means - 'One whose 'roar' cannot be fathomed even by the Gods'. When Gods perform a destructive activity, they use the 'Maruti' element (which moves at the speed of wind) as a medium to appear in the Universe. Hence He is referred to as Maruti. The roar of Shri Maruti is capable of activating the element of any higher Deity in the Universe who is engrossed in deep meditation. Similarly, it also possesses the power to shake all the fourteen planes (Saptalok and Saptapatal).
Maruti in seated posture depicts the unmanifest form of power. Maruti in a warrior posture depicts the manifest form of power. To obtain the benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer element, we should avoid installing a seated idol of Maruti in a temple. Maruti in a seated position implies He is in deep meditation, wherein His motor organs are in a dormant, inactive state. Thus, the common man will be able to derive very little benefit from this posture of Maruti. When the spiritual level of an embodied soul is above 60%, it is capable of activating the element present in an idol in meditation, through his devotion.
Why a sitting idol of Maruti should not be kept on the altar?
Whenever possible, a seated idol which represents the unmanifest (nirgun) destroyer (maarak) form of Maruti, is not kept on the altar because of the need for the manifest destroyer Principle of Maruti.
To get the benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer element, we should avoid installing an idol of Maruti in a seated posture. Amongst the seven higher deities (Shiva, Ganapati, Rama, Krishna, Datta, Maruti and Durga), Maruti's Principle (tattva) is of gross, manifest and destroyer nature. The word 'Hanuman' (Maruti) means - "One whose 'roar' cannot be fathomed even by Deities." When Deities are on a destructive mission, they use the 'Maruti' element (which moves at the speed of wind) as a medium to appear in the Universe. Hence He is referred to as Maruti. Maruti means the one, who with the help of His wind Principle, compels the Deities to get manifested (moort) in the Universe, for the welfare of their devotees. The roar of Maruti is capable of activating the element of any higher deity in the Universe, engrossed in deep meditation. Similarly, it also possesses the power to shake all the fourteen planes (saptalok and saptapaataal).
Maruti, in a seated posture, depicts the unmanifest form of energy. Maruti, in a warrior posture (Veeraasan) depicts the manifest form of energy. To obtain benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer Principle we should avoid installing a seated idol of Maruti on the altar. Maruti in a seated position, implies He is in deep meditation, wherein His motor organs are in a dormant, inactive state. Thus, a common man will be able to derive very little benefit from this posture of Maruti. Only when the spiritual level** of an embodied soul is above 60%, is he capable of activating the element present in an idol in meditation, through his devotion.
Jai Sri Ram
Jesus Speaks to the Father
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (NIV)
In the midst of his excruciating suffering, the heart of Jesus was focused on others rather than himself. Here we see the nature of his love—unconditional and divine.
2) Jesus Speaks to the Criminal on the Cross
"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (NIV)
One of the criminals who was crucified with Christ, had recognized who Jesus was and expressed faith in him as Savior. Here we see grace poured out through faith, as Jesus assured the dying man of his forgiveness and eternal salvation.
3) Jesus Speaks to Mary and John
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." (NIV)
Jesus, looking down from the cross, was still filled with the concerns of a son for the earthly needs of his mother. None of his brothers were there to care for her, so he gave this task to the Apostle John. Here we clearly see Christ's humanity.
4) Jesus Cries Out to the Father
Matthew 27:46 (also Mark 15:34)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (NKJV)
In the darkest hours of his suffering, Jesus cried out the opening words of Psalm 22. And although much has been suggested regarding the meaning of this phrase, it was quite apparent the agony Christ felt as he expressed separation from God. Here we see the Father turning way from the Son as Jesus bore the full weight of our sin.
5) Jesus is Thirsty
Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty." (NLT)
Jesus refused the initial drink of vinegar, gall and myrrh (Matthew 27:34 and Mark 15:23) offered to alleviate his suffering. But here, several hours later, we see Jesus fulfilling the messianic prophecy found in Psalm 69:21.
6) It is Finished
... he said, "It is finished!" (NLT)
Jesus knew he was suffering the crucifixion for a purpose. Earlier he had said in John 10:18 of his life, "No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father." (NIV) These three words were packed with meaning, for what was finished here was not only Christ's earthly life, not only his suffering and dying, not only the payment for sin and the redemption of the world—but the very reason and purpose he came to earth was finished. His final act of obedience was complete. The Scriptures had been fulfilled.
7) Jesus' Last Words
Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV)
Here Jesus closes with the words of Psalm 31:5, speaking to the Father. We see his complete trust in the Father. Jesus entered death in the same way he lived each day of his life, offering up his life as the perfect sacrifice and placing himself in God's hands.
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