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    We hear of some people who know they are going to die tell us that they have inner peace but what do they mean exactly and how does one achieve it?

    For me, as a Christian, it is an easy explanation but for those that do not believe how do you achieve inner peace while still contending with emotions.

    I can understand the dying individual as they no longer have to worry as they used to but what about those people still living their daily lives, without a "crutch" as religion, how do they achieve it or is it simply a fallacy that one can have it without an outside influence.

    "inner peace" has nothing to do with religion. It is between you and yourself. It takes place inside your head.

    When you can hear a pin drop inside your head you have reached "inner peace" Your personal daemons are gone and all of your inner voices are silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    "inner peace" has nothing to do with religion. It is between you and yourself. It takes place inside your head.

    When you can hear a pin drop inside your head you have reached "inner peace" Your personal daemons are gone and all of your inner voices are silent.
    I believe that can be achieved many ways.

    Religion is a way in which some achieve it but certainly not the only way.

    Now that you've described it perhaps you could tell us how one, who doesn't use religion, can actually achieve it?

    If you know that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I believe that can be achieved many ways.

    Religion is a way in which some achieve it but certainly not the only way.

    Now that you've described it perhaps you could tell us how one, who doesn't use religion, can actually achieve it?

    If you know that is.

    it was rather self explanatory...... of which no religion is required.


    meditation is the closest thing to trying to explain how to get there. You quiet you mind and let everything go. No more questions to ask, nothing left to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    it was rather self explanatory...... of which no religion is required.


    meditation is the closest thing to trying to explain how to get there. You quiet you mind and let everything go. No more questions to ask, nothing left to hear.
    Mediation can be just as religious as prayer. It's a complicated theological question and prayer / meditation can be the same thing with the same result. Putting a crystal on your head and being quiet for 15 minutes works just as well with a banana. But you can't prove that in either case the Holy Spirit isn't ministering to you as you relax and listen for that pin drop.

    Not every religion poses God as an egomaniac who wants to be consciously mentioned in one's private thoughts.

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    Inner peace is one being at peace himself.
    To understand, you must understand self and all others.
    It's called emotional maturity.
    A religious person cannot find this as they have doubt. Does God approve ?
    Athiests have no problem with doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    The thread is a logical fallacy. You assume that only religion can make inner peace possible. That's bullshit.
    Bullshit is more a factor of outer peace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Mediation can be just as religious as prayer. It's a complicated theological question and prayer / meditation can be the same thing with the same result. Putting a crystal on your head and being quiet for 15 minutes works just as well with a banana. But you can't prove that in either case the Holy Spirit isn't ministering to you as you relax and listen for that pin drop.

    Not every religion poses God as an egomaniac who wants to be consciously mentioned in one's private thoughts.
    Again... no religion is required to meditate. God is required for prayer as it implies you are praying to a god to answer or listen to your prayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Inner peace is one being at peace himself.
    To understand, you must understand self and all others.
    It's called emotional maturity.
    A religious person cannot find this as they have doubt. Does God approve ?
    Athiests have no problem with doubt.
    Sure - enemy - atheists don't doubt their belief. But on the other side how's the believe in the not-existence of god able to give inner peace? Is to try to be in harmony with nothing and no one inner peace, Loki?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    "inner peace" has nothing to do with religion. It is between you and yourself. It takes place inside your head.
    A good message. Lots of atheists have a lot of space in their head.

    When you can hear a pin drop inside your head you have reached "inner peace"
    And a serious problem for a brain surgeon.

    Your personal daemons are gone and all of your inner voices are silent.
    Not to hear something means not all thoughts are silent or in harmony. How to say this in "zen"? ... Ah found it: "Not even a thought has arisen; is there still a sin or not?" Master replied, "Mount Sumeru!" (It's not Zen but looks like Zen.)

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    I cannot speak for others, but knowing there is God who loves me in spite of all I have done wrong brings about an inner peace for me. That is my personal faith.
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