Breath of life

God bestowed upon us the breath of life.


23. Breathed, God bestowed upon us the breath of life: The religions of God tell us that God breathed the breath of life or the breath of His spirit into mankind therefore we became living souls encased in these physical bodies. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Genesis: 2:7 “And The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Acts: 17:24 “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” Acts: 17:25 “Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;” 1 John: 4:13 “Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 9. “But He (Allah/God) fashioned him (man) in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 32)

Islamic symbol-5pix “You are the father of mankind; Allah created you with His Own Hand, and breathed into you of His Spirit (meaning the spirit which he created for you);”

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 6, Book 60, # 236)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: Denkard. Zoroaster, “The movement (of the animate body) in this world, is owing to the inward breath of life for thanksgiving (unto God). The vital spirit is the breath of life.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 16. “Arise! the breath, the life, again hath reached us: darkness hath passed away and light approacheth.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “Awareness is the path of immortality; thoughtlessness is the path of death. Those who are aware do not die. The thoughtless are as if dead already.” “Heedfulness is the way to the Deathless, Heedlessness is the way to death. The heedful do not die, The heedless are like unto the dead.” It is the awaking of the spirit (the breath of life) that Brahma/Vishnu/God put inside of us that makes us truly alive, our body is dead without the animating  spirit of our Creator stirring us to to spiritual life.

 (Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “May some of Manda-d-Hiia’s (Haiyi’s, Gods) radiance and light And the revivifying-breath of Life rest upon us!  ‘I am crowned with a wreath and lay me down,’ ‘With him, with the Deliverer,’ ‘Between the Hidden and the Radiance,’ ‘Bliss and peace there will be,’ ‘My vigilance and my praise giving,’ ‘Go in peace, Pure Chosen one,’ ‘Well, well is it for thee, soul’ and the other hymns, as many as thou art able, then recite the ‘Blessed and praised is Life’ of Shem son of Noah.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters- Chapter 70)

Mandaean symbol1 “I saw in my sleep what I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has given to men. My father, One built me, He folded me in a wrapping of radiance, Took (me) and gave me over to Adam.” “And the revivifying-breath of Life rest upon us!” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 68 and 70)

 The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “After having fashioned Me in a most comely form, through Thy tender providence, and having perfected My creation through Thine excellent handiwork and breathed Thy Spirit into My body through Thine infinite mercy, Thou didst cause Me to issue forth from the world of concealment into the visible world.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 173)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Praise be unto God! What an effect there lies in divine guidance! It endoweth the blind with sight, granteth strength to the impotent, maketh the darkened ones illuminated, changeth the satanic character into a heavenly beauty, confereth youth to the aged; nay, rather it breathed life into the dead!

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v3, p. 658)

the greatest name 8 pix“Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 93)

the greatest name 8 pix“But in the generosity of God a new springtime dawned, the lights of God shone forth, the effulgent Sun of Reality returned and became manifest, the realm of thoughts and kingdom of hearts became exhilarated, a new spirit of life breathed into the body.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 256)