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melissa231

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meaning and understanding
« on: January 18, 2009, 12:50:37 AM »

just want to get an understanding of how people view life in this day and age.
for me, life is a gift, the greatest gift giving onto us. 
but i need some help to understand the meaning.
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Re: meaning and understanding
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 04:05:09 PM »

Well im not sure anyone fully knows the meaning of life. I view my life as a gift obviously. I am a strong believer in the Iraneus theory so i see my life as trying to reach a loving relationship with the most high and a chance to achieve moral and spiritual perfection.
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Re: meaning and understanding
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 07:52:32 PM »

Ok i understand what your saying but i didn't understand, 'Iraneus theory' what is that?
i would really like to know?
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Re: meaning and understanding
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 04:11:06 PM »

ell the Iraneus theory has nothing to do with Rastafari really. Its a philosophy derived by a man named Iraneus who i believe was a early Christian. I will outline it as not to get into to much detail;) There's plenty of Information out there.

Basically Iraneus believed Humans were created in the Image of God, so we have intelligence and the opportunity for Spiritual and Moral perfection, the second stage is the 'likeness of God' where we have gained this moral and spiritual perfection. Iraneus believed we achieved this through the many hardships in life as usually bad things change us personally, i know they have me. He said that this life was made for the purpose of 'Soul Making'. So in a essence the goal in life is to achieve perfection and enter a loving relationship with the Lord almighty through the hardships of this world. 

very interesting philosophy indeed, i hope you will research more:D. This is the most basic outline i can give;)
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Re: meaning and understanding
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 10:45:38 PM »

mmmmh....Good question. I guess everyone has to find the meaning of life out for themselves. There are many directions you can go and combine in order to achieve this. The first step, I would say, is finding out who you are/finding yourself.

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Re: meaning and understanding
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 08:51:21 PM »

Yah know all living things change and grow. We are the same.
As we learn, grow, experience, interact with everyone and everthing
around us we change. Through this process the meaning of our life can grow and
change with us, as it should.
I don't think there is one ultimate meaning we bring to life.
The meaning in our life will come from what we do with it.
And like Prophet said, it starts from looking within.
We can't make a positive impact if our own house is not in order first.

Jah bless
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