By David Satran
The "Lives of the Prophets" is a sequence of short biographical sketches of the foremost and minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible. as a rule held to be a Jewish record from the top of the interval of the second one Temple, the "Lives" deals an abundance of geographical, genealogical and narrative aspect which isn't quite simply paralleled. This evaluation of the paintings offers a survey of the textual nation of the composition and its reception, via an exam of the literary constructions which underlie the person "vitae". it's argued that the "Lives" is an developed, seriously redacted record whose current shape can't predate the fourth century advert. simply in the context of early Byzantine Christian matters - holy males, sacred websites and the veneration of the saints - does the "Lives of the Prophets" turn into a understandable and important textual content.
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Devotees spend all their time in Japa and Kirtan and weep for hours because of their separation from the Lord. In this group, you will find also some educated young persons who spend their whole time in writing thrilling articles and lectures. They plan and prepare for a world-tour. I have great love and reverence for all such Mahatmas for the thorough research they do in various directions. Do they all succeed in attaining perfection? I found that they did not have proper facilities, comforts and conveniences.
For my expenses I never demanded money from the organisers of the functions, but I asked them to print a large number of copies of leaflets and pamphlets in different languages for wide circulation during the Conference or Sammelans. ” I shared with them all that I had and took great care of their health and made them very popular and well-known. Sometimes I wrote to the organisers: Keep enough fruits and biscuits in my room. That is my Saguna Brahman. ” in Sitapur during my visit in 1934, I started a Medical Relief Campaign.
P. and Punjab. m. and compelled all the devotees to join the collective Sadhana. I asked people to maintain Likhita-Japa (writing of Mantras). I saw many devotees sit in public meetings motionless, write Mantras and observe Mauna during the period. I distributed presents to those who wrote the largest number of Mantras legibly. To encourage people, I gave spiritual books as presents not only to the winners in the competition but also to every one present in the Hall. Devotees used to bring a lot of fruits, and the entire lot used to be distributed to the audience then and there.