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By Todd Outcalt

Profound perception and knowledge from the world's nice cultures, and non secular traditions"Through using a narrative, you could comprehend even the inner most truths." those phrases, taken from a Jewish parable, underscore the facility of Candles in the dead of night. This beautiful choice of profound and enlightening parables comprises the knowledge and perception of the world's nice religions, philosophies, and cultural traditions. In those tales, you can find non secular notion and sensible tips that will help you deal with life's many difficulties and conflicts.Christian and Buddhist, Jewish and Islamic, African and local American, historic and smooth parables: those splendidly diversified and enjoyable tales deal with each point of existence, from relations concerns to private freedom, from cash difficulties to the ability of friendship. they're going to assist you observe fact, attractiveness, and pride inside of your self and on the planet round you. the teachings they educate will deepen your figuring out of uncomplicated human and religious truths and raise your skill to:* reside a lifetime of religion, wish, and love* have fun with the sweetness that surrounds you* include the liberty to dwell your existence* search and locate information* become aware of power in a virtuous existence* inspire others who're in desire

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One day he came to a village where a wild elephant was on the loose. As the disciple approached, the people of the village ran to him and warned him that the elephant had been heard nearby. “I am not worried,” the disciple said. ” The villagers, however, persisted with their warnings, but the disciple would not listen. ” the disciple said. And with that word, he walked ahead into the village. Sure enough, there was a mad elephant in the middle of the street. And naturally, when the elephant saw the man, he charged at him.

I am doing as you requested,” his wife said. ” The man was deeply touched by his wife’s love. The next day he went to the rabbi and said, “Rabbi, forgive me. Pray for us. ” The rabbi assured the man that he had been praying all along. Nine months later his wife gave birth to their first child. 23 Family Matters ● ● ● One truth about life: life is not fair! Life rarely gives us all that we desire or hope for. There are failures and shortcomings. Likewise, no marriage is perfect, and there are many obstacles to overcome.

Beyond the relationship itself is a greater love. Many people who have been harmed or injured by love discover that memories can be painful. When someone we love has hurt us, there is a tendency to forget the past, including many of the good things we enjoyed. But remembering also brings peace and reconciliation—if not with others, at least within ourselves. The ability to forgive another person is the first step in finding personal wholeness. True intimacy and love cannot be obtained until one learns to forgive the past and embrace the future with confidence.

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