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Gods of Rot and of Decay?

In a private discussion, a colleague told me that someone argued against the need for cleansing on the basis that Gods like Hela and Ereshkigal were Gods of rot and corruption and decay. 761 more words

Psalm 11

I trust the Lord. Your warnings are still in my ears: Fly like a bird to the mountains. Watch, the godless already put their arrows on the arches to kill you underhand. 105 more words


Knowing and Loving

Knowledge and vital piety
The Wesley brother said
Is the measure of our keeping
Two separate pieces meant to wed
For knowing God is paramount… 80 more words

Spiritual Growth

Freedom Quote #55

True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.

-Abraham Lincoln

Freedom Quote #55


God's Desires Are Far More Simple than Our Attempts to Appease Him

More than he wants our acts of piety, more than he wants our adherence to religion, more than he wants our observance of rules and rituals, more than he wants our words of affection, he simply wants to know us and for us to know him.   49 more words




Piety -Wikipedia

In spiritual terminology, piety is a virtue that may include religious devotion, spirituality, or a mixture of both. A common element in both conceptions of piety is humility. 977 more words

The Nine Virtues

The Chanting of Krishna’s Holy Name is far above all mundane pious activity

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

koti aśvamedha eka krishna nāma sama

yei kahe, se pāsandī, dande tāre yama


koti—ten million; aśvamedha—horse sacrifices; eka—one; krishna—of Lord Krishna; nāma—name; sama—equal to; yei—one who; kahe—says; se—he; pāsandī—atheist; dande—punishes; tāre—him; yama—Yamarāja.

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Hare Krishna