Posts Tagged ‘salvation’

A revealed scripture must provide rational arguments in support of its teachings

May 1, 2014

“A reason why a revealed scripture must provide rational arguments in support of its teachings is that the purpose of a scripture is not served if people merely read and repeat it parrot-like, thinking that they have thus merited salvation. Rather, the highest objective of a revealed scripture is to provide rational arguments in support of its teachings so that people may attain absolute and unshakable certainty-the kind of certainty through which all their actions, words and beliefs are set right and they recognize right as right and wrong as wrong, thereby attaining true piety.

People live in great peril as long as they languish in the hell of ignorance and blindly follow teachings inherited from their forefathers-teachings in which they have already lost faith due to apathy and gross materialism. Such are the people described in this verse of the holy Quran:

[17:73] whoever is blind in this world shall be blind in the next world also, indeed they shall be worse off.
(Surah Bani Isra’il, Part 15) *

Any scripture that fails to establish its own divine origin or the divine origin of its principles cannot open for mankind the door to eternal bliss. Instead of leading them on the path of knowledge and wisdom, it stunts their spiritual growth and casts them into the bottomless pit of blind following wherein they dwell like corpses, neither hearing nor seeing nor understanding. The followers of such scriptures have little regard for reason, logic, contemplation or insight, and are perfectly content with myths and stories of the past, with no desire to find the truth.

Having abandoned the gifts of reflection and deliberation and having stifled their innate capabilities, they have become worse than non-rational beasts.”
Unquote

“Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Pages 107-108: Footnote Number 5
http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya-Parts1-2.pdf

* [17:73] But whoso is blind in this world will be blind in the Hereafter, and even more astray from the way.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?submitCh=Read+from+verse%3A&ch=17&verse=73

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Muhammad- the brilliant star of freedom: No slavery in Quran

March 22, 2014

http://thesuperstitiousnakedape.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/hermeneutics-2/comment-page-1/#comment-13372

PAARSURREY says:

March 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm
@BOBBIERILEYJR says:March 22, 2014 at 12:12 am

“Most telling is that slavery is still practiced in the Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and a few other corners of the Muslim world.” Unquote

It has got nothing to do with Quran/Islam/Muhammad. There is no commandment or teaching in Quran to make one a slave.
I think it will be clear to one if one listens the following Friday Sermon from Mirza Masroor Ahmad- the Head of the World-Wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

He is the fifth rightful Successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) – The Promised Messiah – The Second Coming:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVBxj5rVA8k?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360%5D

The original Sermon was delivered in Urdu; its translations are available in following languages:

Urdu, English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, French, German, Indonesian, Malayalam, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish

Please click the language of your choice by accessing the following link:

http://www.alislam.org/friday-sermon/2011-11-25.html

Buddha linked suffering with sins

April 29, 2012

I think Buddha’s view was that suffering is linked with sins when one is under the influence of Mara or evil; hence Buddha’s teaching was extinction of the self. When one is still struggling with the self or sins in the self then one could resemble different forms of animals; that is what might be describes as cycle of rebirth, not a physical rebirth; when one comes out of one’s self, and sins no more generate in it, one is out of the influence of Mara; that is the stage when one achieves nirvana or salvation or peace and happiness. This all happens in this life and continues when one goes into heaven after death, in the afterlife, in my opinion.

 

 

 

 

Buddha did not believe in the physical cycle of rebirths

April 29, 2012

I don’t think Buddha believed in physical multiple rebirths of man; it is primarily a Hindu concept got mixed up with Buddhism.

Buddha meant, in my opinion, spiritual forms one resembles while treading on the middle path till one attains salvation or nirvana; it is all in one span of life not in multiple rebirths physically.

 

 

 

For how many eons was the Buddha a bodhisatta?

April 28, 2012
Question of a Buddhist: For how many eons* was the Buddha a bodhisatta**?

Paarsurrey answers:

I don’t think Buddha delayed nirvana or salvation out of compassion of others; it is not reasonable. It seems to be like Christians who think that Jesus died for atonement of others.

Buddha and Jesus attained salvation or the goal of life; only then they could tell others to achieve it.

 

*An indefinite and very long period of time, often a period exaggerated for humorous or rhetorical effect.

A unit of time equal to a billion years

**An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others.

The Cross of the imagination of Paul stands broken

January 25, 2010

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5516&start=100

HollowScar wrote:

Also, Islam is the fastest growing, but look at the population of Muslims in some countries which are overpopulated. Look at the fact that, leaving means death. Look at the fact that there are many Muslims who aren’t true to themselves, and may not even be considered a Muslim by Allah. Look at the fact that Christianity is the largest religion in the world.

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend HollowScar

I just want to correct you on one thing; “Christianity” is a misnomer started by Paul and the Church, it has nothing to do with Jesus or Mary or their beliefs and teachings. It is conglomerate of many denominations/faiths/religions 32000+ of them clubbed together with hardly anything in common. Each one of them considers themselves as the only true Christians and the others as heretics. So the population they quote is to be divided by at least 32000 and the quotient should be compared to the Muslims. The Catholics don’t consider Protestants as Christians and the vice versa. If you need I can provide you the references or just visit Catholics forums and see what they believe about Protestants; you may also visit the Protestant forums and see for yourself what they think about the Catholics.

A majority of the Catholics and Protestants have become Atheists Agnostics; as they don’t believe that Jesus was a God; human conscience rejects divinity of Jesus. If you count the Church going Christians; you will find still much less active members of these religions.

The Catholics Protestants, if they sincerely believe in Jesus; they should reform and reject all worthless concepts of Paul, clever working of his cunning brain, carved out of thin air or the same are like a spider’s web; only then the Catholics Protestants can bring back or salvage their members who have silently got converted to Atheism Agnosticism.

As it is not secret; the Atheists Agnostics though they should have been a reasonable people; yet being un-natural concepts they are nothing more than a meme; their permanent abode is in doubt and they have no recourse except in derision and ridiculing others. I still hope they may reform, if they start respecting other human beings. I respect their faith or un-faith.

The Catholics Protestants should find the true teachings of Jesus, Moses and other Messengers Prophets of the Creator – God Allah YHWH and also righteous women like Mary and Moses’ mother and should follow their beliefs and their acts and deeds. Therein lies their salvation; not in the obsolete concept of Jesus dieing on the Cross; as Jesus did not die on the Cross, so the Cross of the imagination of Paul stands broken and is futile as per his own words. Jesus made good his escape to India and died there peacefully and naturally at the age of about 120 years.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

Counting of Jesus- 3 days in the tomb- by Catholics Protestants

January 20, 2010

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/posting.php?mode=quote&f=26&p=91280

Nosubmission says:

More, Jesus said that the parallelism between Himself and Jonah was confined to the time of stay in a place: 3 days.

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friends

Since your stand is wrong so you won’t stay even on 3 days, for sure.

Now please enumerate period of 3 days, as you have mentioned. I am sure no Catholic or Protestant would ever be able to count these three days also.

Cunning Paul and Church frustrated Jesus’ showing the Sign of Jonah; Paul had to. Paul was an enemy of Jesus; when he observed that Jesus had gone out of reach of Jews plan of killing Jesus; Paul started character assassination of Jesus; and the first casualty was Jesus ever showing Sign of Jonah; as to how the Creator- God Allah YHWH saved Jesus cursed death on Cross. Paul took it on himself to prove to the simple minded “Christians”, whom Jesus named sheep that Jesus had died on the Cross for their salvation. Paul himself could not attain salvation; what salvation could he prepare for the Catholics Protestants?

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

Jesus’ death on Cross is of no use to Catholics and Protestants

January 14, 2010

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/posting.php?mode=quote&f=20&p=90148

[quote=”diotima64″]HE (Jesus) died on the cross for us [/quote]

Hi friend/s

Jesus did not die on the Cross; he was delivered from the Cross in near-dead position but still alive. Jesus companions and Pilate knew it; it is for this that he was hastened to a lonely tomb; otherwise there was no need to take him to a tomb; if Jesus had to come alive from the dead, as the Catholics and Protestants now believe, what difference would have it made if Jesus had remained where he was? It would have been a greater sign if Jesus would have become alive before the very eyes of everybody.

It was an underhand deal of collaboration between Pilate and the Jesus’ companions who took him to the tomb hurriedly for treatment in a spacious tomb having two big openings; one could be termed as a door and the other as a ventilator so that Jesus did not get suffocated in the tomb while under treatment.

The Catholics and Protestants shall have to make efforts for doing virtuous deeds to get salvation like men before and after Jesus; the easy pretext of Jesus’ dieing on the Cross for their sins, is not going to be of any avail to them or anybody else in the hereafter; they should not remain in any hollow deception created for them by Paul and the Church, they should know.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

Is it Paul’s or Jesus’ Christianity?

May 14, 2009

http://brooksrobinson.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/is-it-pauls-or-jesus-christianity/

Is it Paul’s or Jesus’ Christianity?

brooksrobinson says:

I seem to be running into a lot of various readings online and in books, trying to paint Paul as the one who invented Christianity. They sort of cast Paul’s letters aside claiming he taught more then what Jesus intended, and thus we need to go back to the pure gospel. This sort of fails for two reasons…
In Christ,
Brooks

Paarsurrey says:

Hi friend brooksrobinson

I accessed your blog and I have gone through the above article. I quoted the first passage only as to me the article has been written on wrong hypothesis. The question which the topic suggests is about Paul and Jesus; not Paul vs. Peter or Paul vs. Gospels writers.

Why at all the sinful and clever Paul or the sinful scribes of the Gospels?

Bible presents Jesus as god; on what basis?

If it is on the basis of Paul or Gospels; that makes it a circular argument and Christianity reduces to a misnomer; it should be named after Paul.

The reasons or arguments should be from elsewhere; from a book or Gospel written by Jesus himself or dictated by Jesus, if it is to be truly called Christianity.

Jesus never, ever, appointed any attorney to write for him. So what the sinful disciples wrote, it had got nothing to do with Jesus or his teachings.

The topic suggests that the name Christianity has been named after Jesus while this is not truthful at all.

Jesus was at that time very much alive and was traveling towards India and the neighboring countries; unaware of the misdeeds of Paul and the scribes in his absence.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

P.S.

Please put this post as comments to your article “Is it Paul’s or Jesus’ Christianity?”

Regards

Quran Study for our Christian friends – Page :1556

May 2, 2009

1556

Please click the following link to see the full size page:

http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=1556&region=E1