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Actions are Louder than Words

Actions are Louder than Words

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Faith without works is dead.
Faith without works is dead.

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Published by: James Allen Isaacs Jr. on Jan 08, 2013
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Faith Without Works; Actions Speak Louder Than Words
“Be Quick to Hear, Slow to Speak & Slow to Anger – Being ever intent on three nobleideals: The Good Word, Well Spoken. The Good Thought, Well Thought. The Good Deed,Well Done.”
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But prove yourselves doers of the word, & not merely hearers who deludethemselves.
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For if any one is a hearer of the word & not a doer, he is like a man who looksat his natural face in a mirror;
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for once he has looked at himself & gone away, he hasimmediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
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But one who looks intently at theperfect law, the law of liberty, & abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but aneffectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.’
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 What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Canthat faith save him?’
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If a brother or sister is without clothing & in need of daily food,
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&one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed & filled,’ & yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
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Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead,being by itself.’
James 1:22-25; 2:14-17
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But whoever has the world’s goods, & beholds his brother in need & closes hisheart against him, how does the love of Elôhîym abide in him?
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Little children, let us notlove with word or with tongue, but in deed & truth.’
1John 3:17-18
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For there is no partiality with Elôhîym.
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For all who have sinned without the Law  will also perish withouth the Law; & all who have sinned under the Law will be judged bthe Law;
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for not he hearers of the Law are just before Elôhîym, but the doers of the Law  will be justified.’
Romans 2:11-13
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O sinless Arjuna, there are two paths to liberation: one involves renunciation & thepursuit of knowledge, while the other involves working without material desires.
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Onecannot achieve perfection by renunciation alone, for by simply stopping work one does notnecessarily remain free from karmic reaction.
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Impelled by his nature a man is forced to actat every moment, even if the action is only in his mind.
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 To withdraw the senses whileallowing the mind to think of sense pleasures is useless, O Arjuna. It is simply a pretense of yoga.
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Far better is the man who uses his intelligence to control his senses & at the sametimes works without attachment.’
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 Think of my own example, O Partha. You know my identity as the Supreme Lordof all the worlds. What duty is there for me? Nevertheless, I execute all the duties incumbenton a man in my position very carefully.
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If I did not do so, then all the worlds would fallinto ruination, for all men would follow my example.’
Bhagavad-Gita 3:3-7; 22-23
 
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 The Sage asked the spirit of wisdom
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thus: ‘Is wisdom good, or skill, or goodness?’
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 The spirit of wisdom answered
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thus: ‘Wisdom with which there is no goodness, is not to beconsidered as wisdom;
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and skill with which there is no wisdom, is not to be considered asskill.’’
Menog-i Khrad 11:1-5
 
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Daily & constantly I remember Bhagavatî, who is the Mother of all this Universe.She will look after my welfare.
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Behold! One will have certainly to bear the burden of one’spast Karma, whether it be good or it be bad; one’s own actions must bear their fruits. Then why shall he be sorry, who has come to know this?
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 The less intelligent deluded persons, ongetting pain from their own actions, turn out enemies on very trifling matters.’
Devi Bhagavatam 20:42-44
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He who has committed a sin & has repented, is freed from that sin, but he ispurified only by (the resolution) ceasing (to sin & thinking) ‘I will do so no more.’
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Having thus considered in his mind what results will arise from his deeds after death, let him alwaysbe good in thoughts, speech, & actions.’
Manusmriti 11:231-232
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Both consciousness & life are included in the formula of Immortality; Knowledgeis incomplete without action. Chit fulfils itself by Tapas, Consciousness by energy. And asSurya represents the divine Light, so Agni to the ancient Rishis represented divine Force,Power or Will-in-Consciousness. The prayer to Agni completes the prayer to Surya. As inknowledge, so in action, unity is the true foundation.’
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 What we are we know not; what we know, we cannot effect. For knowledge is real& action in harmony with true knowledge only when they proceed naturally out of theconscious, illuminated & self-possessing soul, in which being, knowledge & action are onemovement.’
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 Actions are not inconsistent with the soul’s freedom. Man is not bound by works,but only seems to be bound. He has to recover the consciousness of his inalienable freedomby recovering the consciousness of unity in the Lord, unity in himself, unity with allexistence. This done, life and works can and should be accepted in their fullness; for themanifestation of the Lord in life and works is the law of our being and the object of our world-existence.’
Isha Upanishad – VIII [2] v.17-18 Actions & Divine Will – Will & Knowledge – IX:3 – Action & Freedom
‘Of these two mentalities, the wrongful mentality chose worst actions, & the mostprogressive mentality, as steadfast as a rock, chose righteousness. Therefore, those who would please the Wise God, may do so by choosing true actions.’‘God Wise grants wholeness, immortality, abundance of righteousness, independencein dominion, & a lasting good mind to him, who is His friend in mind & action.’‘Therefore, Wise God, I, Zarathushtra choose for myself the very mentality of  Yours, which is the most progressive. May righteousness breath a strong life in body. May serenity prevail in the sun-bathed dominion. May the reward for actions be given throughgood mind.’
Gâthâ Song 3:5 Good & Evil – 4:21 Guidance – 8:16 Realizing-Self, Nature, God
‘Because of the eight types of bondages which a man feels on this earth, the soul isalso known as ‘Jiva’. The Jiva becomes liberated only after becoming free from these eightbondages. These eight bondages are – Nature, Intelligence qualitative- ego & thePanchatanmantras i.e. Sound, Touch, Appearance, Taste, & Smell. Each soul is blinded bethese eight aspects of the Nature. The actions performed as the result of these bondages iscalled Karma. A man reaps the fruits of his actions- whether good or evil. He either enjoyspleasures or suffers because of sorrow, due to his Karma’
Shiva Mahapurana – Worldly Bondages & Salvation

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