This first of the 14 Aptavanis encompasses 'Akram Vignan' the new easy Science of Liberation, was published on July 15 1973 in Gujarati. It is the essence of the knowledge of liberation from suffering. It contains the Knowledge of the Self and of the world, from the Vision of the Liberated One called a Gnani Purush. Aptavani 1 was compiled from written notes of satsang with Gnani Purush Dadashri.
Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering? is a collection of essays by utilitarian philosopher David Pearce. The essays deal with the abolition of suffering through biotechnology, negative utilitarianism, our obligations toward non-human animals, the nature of consciousness, and the future of intelligent life.
Never did it cross my mind that we would one day bury our child. But death, the cruel thief, came one evening and claimed him. And though the 'why' never leaves, hope finds its way through the long, dark night.
The book explores a riddle of life
1. Who is God?
2. Who am I?
Discovering the mystery of the first question provides an answer to the second question. Over recent years I’ve walked alongside many students who grapple with these two big life questions and this book provides an answer.
COIL Operative Steve Brookshire was kidnapped in Hong Kong two years ago. The communist Chinese government wanted his intel on Underground House Churches. His work for Christ may have cost his life. A whisper about Steve draws Titus Caspertein into the heart of China in search of the missing missionary. See faithfulness in the worst suffering, yet watch God use broken people for His own purposes.
A train runs through the night with one departure and arrival point, returning at dawn full of people on a journey. How did they end up on this train in the dark? Whose lives did they touch? Our very existence is based on connections with the people around us. As Albert Camus said: “Life is a sum of all your choices.”
This book will take you through this journey. A journey of exploring the spiritual wounds one could suffer in one’s life. Spiritual wounds which could be buried deep in one’s inner self, making it difficult for the individual to love one’s neighbour and to be a person of mercy. These spiritual wounds often hinder us from having a personal relationship with Jesus.
Where did suffering and evil begin? Why doesn't God do something about suffering and evil? Why do good things happen to bad people? Do Heaven and Hell really exist? Does Satan really exist? How could God really send anyone to Hell? This 6-session study may be done on your own or in a small-group setting to help you answer these challenging questions.