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    Hi any body know about Boramey of Boar tusk amulet?

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    The Indian Independence movement:

    The first step toward Indian independence and western-style democracy was taken with the appointment of Indian councillors to advise the British viceroy, and with the establishment of provincial Councils with Indian members the councillors’ participation was subsequently widened in legislative councils. From 1920 leaders such as Mohandas Gandhi began mass movements to campaign against the British Raj. Revolutionary activities against the British rule also took place throughout the Indian sub-continent, these movements succeeded in bringing Independence to the Indian sub-continent in 1947.

    Independence and Partition:

    Along with the desire for independence, tensions between Hindus and Muslims had also been developing over the years. The Muslims had always been a minority, and the prospect of an exclusively Hindu government made them wary of independence; they were as inclined to mistrust Hindu rule as they were to resist the Raj. In 1915, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi came onto the scene, calling for unity between the two groups in an astonishing display of leadership that would eventually lead the country to independence.

    The profound impact Gandhi had on India and his ability to gain independence through a totally non-violent mass movement made him one of the most remarkable leaders the world has ever known. He led by example, wearing homespun clothes to weaken the British textile industry and orchestrating a march to the sea, where demonstrators proceeded to make their own salt in protest against the British monopoly. Indians gave him the name Mahatma, or Great Soul, first suggested by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. The British promised that they would leave India by 1947.

    British Indian territories gained independence in 1947, after being partitioned into the Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan. Following the division of pre-partition Punjab and Bengal provinces, rioting broke out between Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims in several parts of India, including Punjab, Bengal and Delhi, leaving some 500,000 dead. Also, this period saw one of the largest mass migrations ever recorded in modern history, with a total of 12 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims moving between the newly created nations of India and Pakistan.

    #365297
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    To what I know, the Boar tusk itself does not have much of anything. It is the particular Boramey that stays with it that counts more.

    I am no expert in the matter though.

    [i]Originally posted by angkorean2[/i]
    Hi any body know about Boramey of Boar tusk amulet?

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    China:

    China is a cultural region, an ancient civilization, and, depending on perspective, a national or multinational entity extending over a large area in East Asia.

    China has one of the world’s oldest people and continuous civilizations, consisting of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. It has the world’s longest continuously used written language system, and is the source of many major inventions, such as what the British scholar and biochemist Joseph Needham called the “four great inventions of Ancient China”: paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing. Historically, China’s cultural sphere has extended across East Asia as a whole, with Chinese religion, customs, and writing systems being adopted to varying degrees by neighbors such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam.

    The last Chinese Civil War has resulted in two political entities using the name China:
    · the People’s Republic of China (PRC), commonly known as China, has control over mainland China, and the largely self-governing territories of Hong Kong (since 1997) and Macau (since 1999).
    · the Republic of China (ROC), commonly known as Taiwan, has control over the islands of Taiwan, Pescadores, Kinmen, and Matsu.

    Etymology:

    English and many other languages use various forms of the name “China” and the prefix “Sino-” or “Sin-”. These forms are thought to derive from the name of the Qin Dynasty that first unified the country (221–206 BCE). The pronunciation of “Qin” is similar to the phonetic “cheen”, which is considered the possible root of the word “China”.

    Zhōngguó the Middle Kingdom:

    China is known as ‘Zhōngguó’. The character zhōng means “middle” or central; the letter, guó, means land, kingdom or country. An appropriate English translation would be “middle kingdom”.
    The name “Zhōngguó” first appeared in the Classic of History (6th century BCE), and was used to refer to the late Zhou Dynasty, as they believed that they were the “center of civilization”, while peoples in the four cardinals were called Eastern Yi, Southern Man, Western Rong and Northern Di respectively.

    Some texts imply that “Zhōngguó” was originally meant to refer to the capital of the sovereign, to differ from the capital of his vassals. The use of “Zhōngguó” implied a claim of political legitimacy, and “Zhōngguó” was often used by states who saw themselves as the sole legitimate successor to previous Chinese dynasties; for example, in the era of the Southern Song Dynasty, both the Jin Dynasty and the Southern Song state claimed to be “Zhōngguó”.

    “Zhōngguó” came to official use as an abbreviation for the Republic of China (Zhonghua Minguo) after the government’s establishment in 1912. Since the People’s Republic of China, established in 1949, now controls the great majority of the area encompassed within the traditional concept of “China”, the People’s Republic is the political unit most commonly identified with the abbreviated name “Zhōngguó”.

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    History:

    Ancient China was one of the earliest centers of human civilization. Chinese civilization was also one of the few to invent writing independently, the others being Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley Civilization, the Mayan civilization, the Minoan Civilization of ancient Greece, and Ancient Egypt.

    Prehistory:

    Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest humans in China date from 2.24 million to 250,000 years ago. A cave in Zhoukoudian (near present-day Beijing) has fossils dated at somewhere between 300,000 to 550,000 years.

    The earliest evidence of a fully modern human in China comes from Liujiang County, Guangxi, where a cranium has been found and dated to approximately 67,000 years ago. Although much controversy persists over the dating of the Liujiang remains, a partial skeleton from Minatogawa in Okinawa, Japan has been dated to 18,250 ± 650 to 16,600 ± 300 years ago, so modern humans must have reached China before that time.

    Dynastic rule:

    Chinese tradition names the first dynasty Xia, but it was considered mythical until scientific excavations found early bronze-age sites at Erlitou in Henan Province. Archaeologists have since uncovered urban sites, bronze implements, and tombs in locations cited as Xia’s in ancient historical texts, but it is impossible to verify that these remains are of the Xia without written records from the period.

    The second dynasty, the loosely feudal Shang, settled along the Yellow River in eastern China from the 18th to the 12th century BCE. They were invaded from the west by the Zhou, who ruled from the 12th to the 5th century BCE until their centralized authority was slowly eroded by neighboring warlords. Many strong, independent states continually waged war with each other in the Spring and Autumn period, only occasionally deferring to the Zhou king.

    The first unified Chinese state was established by the Qin Dynasty in 221 BCE, when the office of the Emperor was set up and the Chinese language was forcibly standardized. This state did not last long, as its legalist policies soon led to widespread rebellion.

    The subsequent Han Dynasty ruled China between 206 BCE and 220 CE, and created a lasting Han cultural identity among its populace that would last to the present day. The Han Dynasty expanded the empire’s territory considerably with military campaigns reaching Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia and Central Asia, and also helped establish the Silk Road in Central Asia.

    After Han’s collapse, another period of disunion followed, including the highly chivalric period of the Three Kingdoms. Independent Chinese states of this period also opened diplomatic relations with Japan, introducing the Chinese writing system there. In 580 CE, China was reunited under the Sui. However, the Sui Dynasty was short-lived after a failure in the Goguryeo-Sui Wars (598–614) weakened it.

    Under the succeeding Tang and Song dynasties, Chinese technology and culture reached its zenith. The Song dynasty was the first government in world history to issue paper money and the first Chinese polity to establish a permanent standing navy. Between the 10th and 11th centuries, the population of China doubled in size. This growth came about through expanded rice cultivation in central and southern China, and the production of abundant food surpluses. Within its borders, the Northern Song Dynasty had a population of some 100 million people.

    The Song Dynasty was a culturally rich period in China for the arts, philosophy, and social life. Landscape art and portrait paintings were brought to new levels of maturity and complexity after the Tang Dynasty, and social elites gathered to view art, share their own, and make trades of precious artworks. Philosophers such as Cheng Yi and Chu Hsi reinvigorated Confucianism with new commentary, infused Buddhist ideals, and emphasized a new organization of classic texts that brought about the core doctrine of Neo-Confucianism.

    In 1271, the Mongol leader and the fifth Khagan of the Mongol Empire Kublai Khan established the Yuan Dynasty, with the last remnant of the Song Dynasty falling to the Yuan in 1279. A peasant named Zhu Yuanzhang overthrew the Mongols in 1368 and founded the Ming Dynasty. Ming Dynasty thinkers such as Wang Yangming would further critique and expand Neo-Confucianism with ideas of individualism and innate morality that would have tremendous impact on later Japanese thought. Chosun Korea also became a nominal vassal state of Ming China and adopted much of its Neo-Confucian bureaucratic structure. China’s capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing during the early Ming Dynasty.

    The Ming fell to the Manchus in 1644, who then established the Qing Dynasty. An estimated 25 million people died during the Manchu conquest of the Ming Dynasty (1616–1644).
    The Qing Dynasty, which lasted until 1912, was the last dynasty in China. In the 19th century the Qing Dynasty adopted a defensive posture towards European imperialism, even though it engaged in imperialistic expansion into Central Asia itself. At this time China awoke to the significance of the rest of the world, in particular the West. As China opened up to foreign trade and missionary activity, opium produced by British India was forced onto Qing China. Two Opium Wars with Britain weakened the Emperor’s control.

    One result was the Taiping Civil War, which lasted from 1851 to 1862. It was led by Hong Xiuquan, who was partly influenced by a misinterpretation of Christianity. Hong believed himself to be the son of God and the younger brother of Jesus. Although the Qing forces were eventually victorious, the civil war was one of the bloodiest in human history, costing at least twenty million lives (more than the total number of fatalities in the First World War), with some estimates of up to two hundred million.

    Other costly rebellions followed the Taiping Rebellion, such as the Punti-Hakka Clan Wars (1855–1867), Nien Rebellion (1851–1868), Muslim Rebellion (1862–1877), Panthay Rebellion (1856–1873) and the Miao Rebellion (1854–1873). These rebellions resulted in an estimated loss of several million lives each and led to disastrous results for the economy and the countryside. The flow of British opium hastened the empire’s decline.

    A corner tower of the Forbidden City at night; the palace served as the residence for the imperial family since the reign of the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century, up until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912.

    While China was wracked by continuous war, Meiji Japan succeeded in rapidly modernizing its military and set its sights on Korea and Manchuria. Influenced by Japan, Korea declared independence from Qing China’s suzerainty in 1894, leading to the First Sino-Japanese War, which resulted in the Qing Dynasty’s cession of both Korea and Taiwan to Japan. Following these series of defeats, a reform plan for the empire to become a modern Meiji-style constitutional monarchy was drafted by the Emperor Guangxu in 1898, but was opposed and stopped by the Empress Dowager Cixi, who placed Emperor Guangxu under house arrest in a coup d’état. Further destruction followed the ill-fated 1900 Boxer Rebellion against westerners in Beijing.

    By the early 20th century, mass civil disorder had begun, and calls for reform and revolution were heard across the country. The 38-year-old Emperor Guangxu died under house arrest on 14 November 1908, suspiciously just a day before Cixi’s own death. With the throne empty, he was succeeded by Cixi’s handpicked heir, his two year old nephew Puyi, who became the Xuantong Emperor, the last Chinese emperor. Guangxu’s consort, who became the Empress Dowager Longyu, signed the abdication decree as regent in 1912, ending two thousand years of imperial rule in China. She died, childless, in 1913.

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    Republic of China (1912–1949):

    On 1 January 1912, the Republic of China was established, heralding the end of the Qing Dynasty. Sun Yat-sen of the Kuomintang (the KMT or Nationalist Party) was proclaimed provisional president of the republic. However, the presidency was later given to Yuan Shikai, a former Qing general, who had ensured the defection of the entire Beiyang Army from the Qing Empire to the revolution. In 1915, Yuan proclaimed himself Emperor of China but was forced to abdicate and return the state to a republic when he realized it was an unpopular move, not only with the population but also with his own Beiyang Army and its commanders.

    After Yuan Shikai’s death in 1916, China was politically fragmented, with an internationally recognized but virtually powerless national government seated in Peking (modern day Beijing). Warlords in various regions exercised actual control over their respective territories. In the late 1920s, the Kuomintang, under Chiang Kai-shek, was able to reunify the country under its own control, moving the nation’s capital to Nanking (modern day Nanjing) and implementing “political tutelage”, an intermediate stage of political development outlined in Sun Yat-sen’s program for transforming China into a modern, democratic state. Effectively, political tutelage meant one-party rule by the Kuomintang.

    The Sino-Japanese War of 1937–1945 (part of World War II) forced an uneasy alliance between the Nationalists and the Communists as well as causing around 10 million Chinese civilian deaths. With the surrender of Japan in 1945, China emerged victorious but financially drained. The continued distrust between the Nationalists and the Communists led to the resumption of the Chinese Civil War. In 1947, constitutional rule was established, but because of the ongoing Civil War many provisions of the ROC constitution were never implemented on the mainland.

    People’s Republic of China and Republic of China (1949–present):

    After its victory in the Chinese Civil War, the Communist Party of China (CCP) led by Mao Zedong gained control of most of Mainland China. On 1 October 1949, they established the People’s Republic of China as a Socialist State headed by a “Democratic Dictatorship” with the CCP as the only legal political party, thus, laying claim as the successor state of the ROC. The central government of the Chinese Nationalist Party led by Chiang Kai-shek was forced to retreat to the island of Taiwan that it had occupied at the end of World War II and moved the ROC government there. Major armed hostilities ceased in 1950 but no peace treaty has been signed.

    Beginning in the late 1970s, the Republic of China began the implementation of full, multi-party, representative democracy in the territories still under its control (Taiwan, and a number of smaller islands including Quemoy and Matsu). Today, the ROC has active political participation by all sectors of society. The main cleavage in ROC politics is the issue of eventual political unification with the Chinese mainland vs. formal independence of Taiwan.

    After the Chinese Civil War, mainland China underwent a series of disruptive socioeconomic movements starting in the late 1950s with the Great Leap Forward and continuing in the 1960s with the Cultural Revolution that left much of its education system and economy in shambles. With the death of its first generation Communist Party leaders such as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, the PRC began implementing a series of political and economic reforms advocated by Deng Xiaoping that eventually formed the foundation for mainland China’s rapid economic development starting in the 1990s.

    Post-1978 reforms on the mainland have led to some relaxation of control over many areas of society. However, the PRC government still has almost absolute control over politics, and it continually seeks to eradicate what it perceives as threats to the social, political and economic stability of the country. Examples include the fight against terrorism, jailing of political opponents and journalists, custody regulation of the press, regulation of religion, and suppression of independence/secessionist movements. In 1989, the student protests at Tiananmen Square were violently put to an end by the Chinese military after 15 days of martial law. In 1997, Hong Kong was returned to the PRC by the United Kingdom, and in 1999, Macau was returned by Portugal.

    Today, mainland China is administered by the People’s Republic of China—a one-party state under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party—while the island of Taiwan and surrounding islands are administered by the Republic of China—a democratic multi-party state. After the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, both states claimed to be the sole legitimate ruler of all of “China”. After the Kuomintang retreat to Taiwan in 1949, the Republic of China had maintained official diplomatic relations with most states around the world, but by the 1970s, a shift had occurred in international diplomatic circles and the People’s Republic of China gained the upper hand in international diplomatic relations and recognition count.

    In 1971, under resolution 2758, the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek to the United Nations were expelled from the intergovernmental organization. With the expulsion of the Chiang Kai-shek’s representatives, and effectively the Republic of China, the representatives of the People’s Republic of China were invited to assume China’s seat on the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly and other United Nations councils and agencies. Later attempts by the Republic of China to rejoin the UN have either been blocked by the People’s Republic of China, which has veto power on the UN Security Council, or rejected by the United Nations Secretariat or a United Nations General Assembly committee responsible for the General Assembly’s agenda.

    Since the relocation of its capital to Taiwan, the Republic of China has not formally renounced its claim to all of China, nor has it changed its official maps, which includes the mainland and Mongolia. Following the introduction to full democracy, and the electoral victory of the DPP’s Chen Shui-bian in the presidential elections, the ROC had adopted a policy of separating the state’s identity from “China”, while moving towards identifying the state as “Taiwan”.

    However, the ROC has not made any formal moves to change the name, flag, or national anthem of the state to reflect a Taiwanese identity due to the lack of consensus within Taiwan, pressure from the United States and the fear of invasion or military action from the People’s Republic of China against the island. The Republic of China during the DPP years did not actively pursue its claims on mainland China or Mongolia, however following the electoral victory of the KMT’s Ma Ying-jeou as president, the claim to mainland China has been reinstated. The People’s Republic of China claims to have succeeded the Republic of China as the sole legitimate governing authority of all of China, which, from the official viewpoint of the People’s Republic of China, includes the island of Taiwan.

    Over the last 50 years, both the Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China have used diplomatic and economic means to compete for recognition in the international arena. Because most international, intergovernmental organizations observe the One-China policy of the People’s Republic of China, the PRC has been able to pressure organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee, to refuse to officially recognize the Republic of China.

    Due to the One-China policy, states around the world are pressured to refuse, or to cut off, diplomatic relations with the Republic of China. As a result, only 23 U.N. member states currently maintain official diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, while the vast majority of U.N. member states maintain official diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

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    Muslim Borameys

    Introduction:

    In my encounter with Cambodian Borameys, I got to hear that there are Islamic Borameys as well. I was told that the Islamic Borameys are of different category.

    In one instance, without my prior and personal knowledge, I was told that my Protector Borameys were “in wars” with Islamic Borameys over an effort to rob me. My Protector Borameys won the contest and the robber has been paralyzed in a nervous breakdown! All happened beyond my eyes and controls.

    While it has not been possible for me to dig into details, I was told that it could be possible for me to have sessions with Islamic Borameys such as Mohammad etc. This research is to get basic information ahead, so that I could speak to the Islamic Boramey intelligently.

    Islam is a new form of Christianity. Both Islam and Christianity worship the One and Only God. According to my Borameys, that One and Only God was Preah Ang Tep Ek/ Shiva, my original divine father 1,700 lives ago.

    Unlike Buddhism or Hinduism which mainly affect spiritual world, Islam affect strongly on politics, economics and military sectors of a country.

    According to my Borameys also, Preah Ang Tep Ek/ Shiva produced leaders or main stars of 7 religions including Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

    This is my first time digging into Islam.

    Islam:

    Islam is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion originating with the teachings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. The word Islam means “submission”, or the total surrender of oneself to God (Allāh).

    An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning “one who submits [to God]“. There are between 1 billion and 1.8 billion Muslims, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world, after Christianity.

    Muslims believe that God revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad, God’s final prophet, through the angel Gabriel, and regard the Qur’an and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Muhammad) as the fundamental sources of Islam. They do not regard Muhammad as the founder of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original monotheistic faith of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Islamic tradition holds that Jews and Christians distorted the revelations God gave to these prophets by either altering the text, introducing a false interpretation, or both.

    Angels:

    Belief in angels is crucial to the faith of Islam. The Arabic word for angel (malak) means “messenger”. According to the Qur’an, angels do not possess free will, and worship God in perfect obedience. Angels’ duties include communicating revelations from God, glorifying God, recording every person’s actions, and taking a person’s soul at the time of death. They are also thought to intercede on man’s behalf. The Qur’an describes angels as “messengers with wings — two, or three, or four (pairs): He [God] adds to Creation as He pleases…”

    Muhammad:

    Muhammad (570 – June 8, 632 A.D.) was an Arab religious, political, and military leader who founded the religion of Islam as a historical phenomenon. Muslims view him not as the creator of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original, uncorrupted monotheistic faith of Adam, Abraham and others.

    In Muslim tradition, Muhammad is viewed as the last and the greatest in a series of prophets — as the man closest to perfection, the possessor of all virtues. For the last 23 years of his life, beginning at age 40, Muhammad reported receiving revelations from God. The content of these revelations, known as the Qur’an, was memorized and recorded by his companions.

    God:

    Islam’s fundamental theological concept is tawhīd — the belief that there is only one god. In traditional Islamic theology, God is beyond all comprehension; Muslims are not expected to visualize God but to worship and adore him as a protector.

    Although Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, they reject the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, comparing it to polytheism. In Islamic theology, Jesus was just a man and not the son of God; God is described in a chapter (sura) of the Qur’an as “…God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.”

    Predestination and free will:

    In accordance with the Sunni Islamic belief in predestination, or divine preordainment (al-qadā wa’l-qadar), God has full knowledge and control over all that occurs. This is explained in Qur’anic verses such as “Say: ‘Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector’…”.

    For Muslims, everything in the world that occurs, good or evil, has been preordained and nothing can happen unless permitted by God. In Islamic theology, divine preordainment does not suggest an absence of God’s indignation against evil, because any evils that do occur are thought to result in future benefits men may not be able to see. According to Muslim theologians, although events are pre-ordained, man possesses free will in that he has the faculty to choose between right and wrong, and is thus responsible for his actions.

    Duties and practices: the Five Pillars:

    The Five Pillars of Islam are five practices essential to Sunni Islam. Shi’a Muslims subscribe to different sets of pillars which substantially overlap with the Five Pillars. They are:
    · The shahadah, which is the basic creed or tenet of Islam: “‘ašhadu ‘al-lā ilāha illā-llāhu wa ‘ašhadu ‘anna muħammadan rasūlu-llāh”, or “I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”
    This testament is a foundation for all other beliefs and practices in Islam. Muslims must repeat the shahadah in prayer, and non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam are required to recite the creed.
    · Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day. Each salah is done facing towards the Kaaba in Mecca. Salah is intended to focus the mind on God, and is seen as a personal communication with him that expresses gratitude and worship. Salah is compulsory but flexibility in the specifics is allowed depending on circumstances.
    In many Muslim countries, reminders called Adhan (call to prayer) are broadcast publicly from local mosques at the appropriate times. The prayers are recited in the Arabic language, and consist of verses from the Qur’an.
    · Zakat, or alms-giving. This is the practice of giving based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all Muslims who can afford it. A fixed portion is spent to help the poor or needy, and also to assist the spread of Islam.
    The zakat is considered a religious obligation (as opposed to voluntary charity) that the well-off owe to the needy because their wealth is seen as a “trust from God’s bounty”. The Qur’an and the hadith also suggest a Muslim give even more as an act of voluntary alms-giving (sadaqah).
    · Sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. Muslims must not eat or drink (among other things) from dawn to dusk during this month, and must be mindful of other sins. The fast is to encourage a feeling of nearness to God, and during it Muslims should express their gratitude for and dependence on him, atone for their past sins, and think of the needy.
    Sawm is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would constitute an undue burden. For others, flexibility is allowed depending on circumstances, but missed fasts usually must be made up quickly. Some Muslim groups do not fast during Ramadan, and instead have fasts different times of the year.
    · The Hajj, which is the pilgrimage during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the city of Mecca. Every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime.

    When the pilgrim is about ten kilometers from Mecca, he or she must dress in Ihram clothing, which consists of two white seamless sheets. Rituals of the Hajj include walking seven times around the Kaaba, touching the Black Stone, running seven times between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah, and symbolically stoning the Devil in Mina.

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    Christianity and Borameys

    Introduction:

    Similar to the fact that I could speak to Islam’s Borameys, I was told that I may be able to have session with Jesus Christ as well. This brief review of Christianity helps me to prepare for a possible and productive interview.

    While Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam refer to quite a bit of Borameys, Christianity appears to have little or none to do with them. Christianity has concepts of God and his spirit. Jesus Christ, a son of God, is a holy messenger.

    Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity all refer to the concept of soul, which is something separate to the physical bodies. All these religions refer to heavens and hells as well. Also, all these religions have no scientific proofs!

    Christianity:

    Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament.

    Its followers, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God and the Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible (the part of scripture common to Christianity and Judaism).

    To Christians, Jesus Christ is a teacher, the model of a virtuous life, the revealer of God, as well as an incarnation of God, and most importantly the savior of humanity who suffered, died, and was resurrected to bring about salvation from sin.

    Christians maintain that Jesus ascended into heaven, and most denominations teach that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead, granting everlasting life to his followers. Christians call the message of Jesus Christ the Gospel (“good news”) and hence label the written accounts of his ministry as gospels.

    Trinity:

    Trinity refers to the teaching that the one God comprises three distinct, eternally co-existing persons; the Father (from whom the Son and Spirit proceed), the Son (incarnate in Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Together, these three persons are sometimes called the Godhead, although there is no single term in use in Scripture to denote the unified Godhead.

    The Trinity is an essential doctrine of mainstream Christianity. “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” represents both the immanence and transcendence of God. God is believed to be infinite and God’s presence may be perceived through the actions of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

    According to this doctrine, God is not divided in the sense that each person has a third of the whole; rather, each person is considered to be fully God (see Perichoresis). The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being eternally begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and (in Western theology) from the Son. Regardless of this apparent difference, the three ‘persons’ are each eternal and omnipotent.

    Jesus Christ:

    The central tenet of Christianity is the belief in Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah (Christ).

    Christians believe that, as the Messiah, Jesus was anointed by God as ruler and savior of humanity, and hold that Jesus’ coming was the fulfillment of messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. The core Christian belief is that, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinful humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.

    Death and resurrection of Jesus:

    Christians consider the resurrection of Jesus to be the cornerstone of their faith and the most important event in human history. Among Christian beliefs, the death and resurrection of Jesus are two core events on which much of Christian doctrine and theology is based. According to the New Testament Jesus was crucified, died a physical death, buried within a tomb, and rose from the dead three days later.

    The New Testament mentions several resurrection appearances of Jesus on different occasions to his twelve apostles and disciples, including “more than five hundred brethren at once,” before Jesus’ Ascension to heaven. Jesus’ death and resurrection are commemorated by Christians in all worship services, with special emphasis during Holy Week which includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    The death and resurrection of Jesus are usually considered the most important events in Christian Theology, partly because they demonstrate that Jesus has power over life and death and therefore has the authority and power to give people eternal life.

    Salvation:

    Protestantism teaches that eternal salvation is a gift that comes to an individual by God’s grace, sometimes defined as “unmerited favor”, on the basis of one’s personal belief in and dependence on the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Salvation in this sense refers to God’s activities in bringing humans into right relationship with God and with one another through faith in Jesus Christ. It is the belief that one can be saved (rescued) from sin and eternal death.

    Other concepts used in the study of how salvation is accomplished include conversion, faith, justification, regeneration, and others. Many Protestants believe in the “assurance of salvation” — that God can give the confidence that a believer in Jesus as the Christ has truly received salvation.

    Afterlife:

    Most Christians believe that human beings experience divine judgement and are rewarded either with eternal life or eternal damnation. This includes the general judgement at the Resurrection of the dead as well as the belief (held by Catholics, Orthodox and some Protestants) in a judgement particular to the individual soul upon physical death.

    Christians believe that at the second coming of Christ at the end of time, all who have died will be resurrected bodily from the dead for the Last Judgment, whereupon Jesus will fully establish the Kingdom of God in fulfillment of scriptural prophecies.

    Creeds:

    Creeds (from Latin credo meaning “I believe”) are concise doctrinal statements or confessions, usually of religious beliefs. They began as baptismal formulas and were later expanded during the Christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries to become statements of faith.

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    Territory and environment:

    Historical political divisions:

    Top-level political divisions of China have altered as administrations changed. Top levels included circuits and provinces. Below that, there have been prefectures, subprefectures, departments, commanderies, districts, and counties. Recent divisions also include prefecture-level cities, county-level cities, towns and townships.

    Most Chinese dynasties were based in the historical heartlands of China, known as China proper. Various dynasties also expanded into peripheral territories like Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, Xinjiang, and Tibet. The Manchu-established Qing Dynasty and its successors, the ROC and the PRC, incorporated these territories into the Chinese empire.
    Geography and climate

    China ranges from mostly plateaus and mountains in the west to lower lands in the east. Principal rivers flow from west to east, including the Yangtze (central), the Huang He (Yellow river, north-central), and the Amur (northeast), and sometimes toward the south (including the Pearl River, Mekong River, and Brahmaputra), with most Chinese rivers emptying into the Pacific Ocean.

    In the east, along the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea there are extensive and densely populated alluvial plains. On the edges of the Inner Mongolian plateau in the north, grasslands can be seen. Southern China is dominated by hills and low mountain ranges. In the central-east are the deltas of China’s two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze River. Most of China’s arable lands lie along these rivers, and they were the centers of China’s major ancient civilizations. Other major rivers include the Pearl River, Mekong, Brahmaputra and Amur. Yunnan Province is considered a part of the Greater Mekong Subregion, which also includes Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

    In the west, the north has a great alluvial plain, and the south has a vast calcareous tableland traversed by hill ranges of moderate elevation, and the Himalayas, containing Earth’s highest point, Mount Everest. The northwest also has high plateaus with more arid desert landscapes such as the Takla-Makan and the Gobi Desert, which has been expanding. During many dynasties, the southwestern border of China has been the high mountains and deep valleys of Yunnan, which separate modern China from Burma, Laos and Vietnam.

    The Paleozoic formations of China, excepting only the upper part of the Carboniferous system, are marine, while the Mesozoic and Tertiary deposits are estuarine and freshwater, or else of terrestrial origin. Groups of volcanic cones occur in the Great Plain of north China. In the Liaodong and Shandong Peninsulas, there are basaltic plateaus.

    The climate of China varies greatly. The northern zone (containing Beijing) has summer daytime temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and winters of Arctic severity. The central zone (containing Shanghai) has a temperate continental climate with very hot summers and cold winters. The southern zone (containing Guangzhou) has a subtropical climate with very hot summers and mild winters.

    Due to a prolonged drought and poor agricultural practices, dust storms have become usual in the spring in China. Dust has blown to southern China and Taiwan, and has reached the West Coast of the United States. Water, erosion, and pollution control have become important issues in China’s relations with other countries.

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    Economy:

    Society and Culture:

    Confucianism was the official philosophy throughout most of Imperial China’s history, and mastery of Confucian texts was the primary criterion for entry into the imperial bureaucracy. China’s traditional values were derived from various versions of Confucianism. A number of more authoritarian strains of thought have also been influential, such as Legalism. There was often conflict between the philosophies, e.g. the Song Dynasty Neo-Confucians believed Legalism departed from the original spirit of Confucianism. Examinations and a culture of merit remain greatly valued in China today. In recent years, a number of New Confucians (not to be confused with Neo-Confucianism) have advocated that democratic ideals and human rights are quite compatible with traditional Confucian “Asian values”.

    With the rise of Western economic and military power beginning in the mid-19th century, non-Chinese systems of social and political organization gained adherents in China. Some of these would-be reformers totally rejected China’s cultural legacy, while others sought to combine the strengths of Chinese and Western cultures. In essence, the history of 20th-century China is one of experimentation with new systems of social, political, and economic organization that would allow for the reintegration of the nation in the wake of dynastic collapse.

    Arts, scholarship, and literature:

    Chinese characters have had many variants and styles throughout Chinese history. Tens of thousands of ancient written documents are still extant, from oracle bones to Qing edicts. This literary emphasis affected the general perception of cultural refinement in China, e.g. the view that calligraphy was a higher art form than painting or drama. Manuscripts of the Classics and religious texts (mainly Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist) were handwritten by ink brush. Calligraphy later became commercialized, and works by famous artists became prized possessions.Chinese literature has a long past; the earliest classic work in Chinese, the I Ching or “Book of Changes” dates to around 1000 BCE.

    A flourishing of philosophy during the Warring States Period produced such noteworthy works as Confucius’s Analects and Laozi’s Tao Te Ching. (See also: the Chinese classics.) Dynastic histories were often written, beginning with Sima Qian’s seminal Records of the Historian, which was written from 109 BCE to 91 BCE. The Tang Dynasty witnessed a poetic flowering, while the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature were written during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.Printmaking in the form of movable type was developed during the Song Dynasty. Academies of scholars sponsored by the empire were formed to comment on the classics in both printed and handwritten form. Royalty frequently participated in these discussions as well. The Song Dynasty was also a period of great scientific literature, and saw the creation of works such as Su Song’s Xin Yixiang Fayao and Shen Kuo’s Dream Pool Essays.

    There were also enormous works of historiography and large encyclopedias, such as Sima Guang’s Zizhi Tongjian of 1084 CE or the Four Great Books of Song fully compiled and edited by the 11th century.For centuries, religious and social advancement in China could be achieved through high performance on the imperial examinations. This led to the creation of a meritocracy, although success was available only to males who could afford test preparation. Imperial examinations required applicants to write essays and demonstrate mastery of the Confucian classics. Those who passed the highest level of the exam became elite scholar-officials known as jinshi, a highly esteemed socio-economic position.Chinese philosophers, writers and poets were highly respected and played key roles in preserving and promoting the culture of the empire.

    Some classical scholars, however, were noted for their daring depictions of the lives of the common people, often to the displeasure of authorities.The Chinese invented numerous musical instruments, such as the zheng (zither with movable bridges), qin (bridgeless zither), sheng (free reed mouth organ), and xiao (vertical flute) and adopted and developed others such the erhu (alto fiddle or bowed lute) and pipa (pear-shaped plucked lute), many of which later spread throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia, particularly to Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

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    Demography:

    Hundreds of ethnic groups have existed in China throughout its history. The largest ethnic group in China by far is the Han. This group, however, is internally diverse and can be further divided into smaller ethnic groups that share similar traits.
    Over the last three millennia, many previously distinct ethnic groups in China have been Sinicized into a Han identity, which over time dramatically expanded the size of the Han population. However, these assimilations were usually incomplete, and vestiges of indigenous language and culture still often remain in various regions of China.

    Because of this, many within the Han identity have maintained distinct linguistic and cultural traditions while still identifying as Han. Several ethnicities have also dramatically shaped Han culture, e.g. the Manchurian clothing called the qipao became the new “Chinese” fashion after the 17th century, replacing earlier Han styles of clothing such as the Hanfu. The modern term Chinese nation (Zhonghua Minzu) is now used to describe a notion of a Chinese nationality that transcends ethnic divisions.

    Languages:

    Most languages in China belong to the Sino-Tibetan language family, spoken by 29 ethnicities. There are also several major dialects within the Chinese language itself. The most spoken dialects are Mandarin (spoken by over 70% of the population), Wu (Shanghainese), Yue (Cantonese), Min, Xiang, Gan, and Hakka. Non-Sinitic languages spoken widely by ethnic minorities include Zhuang (Thai), Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur (Turkic), Hmong and Korean.

    Classical Chinese was the written standard in China for thousands of years, and allowed for written communication between speakers of various unintelligible languages and dialects in China. Vernacular Chinese or baihua is the written standard based on the Mandarin dialect first popularized in Ming dynasty novels, and was adopted (with significant modifications) during the early 20th century as the national vernacular. Classical Chinese is still part of the high school curriculum and is thus intelligible to some degree to many Chinese.

    Religion:

    The “official” orthodox faith system held by most dynasties of China until the overthrow of the last dynasty is a panentheistic system, centering on the worship of “Heaven” or Shangdi (literally “Emperor Above”) as an omnipotent force. This faith system pre-dated the development of Confucianism and Taoism and the introduction of Buddhism and Christianity. It has features of a monotheism in that Heaven is seen as an omnipotent entity, endowed with personality but no corporeal form.

    Worship of Heaven includes the erection of shrines, the last and greatest being the Altar of Heaven in Beijing, and the offering of prayers. Manifestation of the powers of Heaven include weather and natural disasters. Although its popularity gradually diminished after the advent of Taoism and Buddhism, among other religions, some of its concepts remained in use throughout the pre-modern period and have been incorporated in later religions of China.

    Taoism is an indigenous religion of China and its beginnings are traditionally traced to the composition of Lao Zi’s Tao Te Ching (The Book of Tao and Its Virtues) or to seminal works by Zhang Daoling. The philosophy of Taoism is centered on “the way”; an understanding of which can be likened to recognizing the true nature of the universe. Taoism in its unorganized form is also considered a folk religion of China. More secular derivatives of Taoist ideas include Feng Shui, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, and acupuncture.

    Buddhism in China was first introduced from India and Central Asia during the Han dynasty and became very popular among Chinese of all walks of life, embraced particularly by commoners, and sponsored by emperors in certain dynasties. Mahayana is the predominant form of Buddhism practiced in China, where it was largely Sinicized and later exported to Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Some subsets of Mahayana popular in China include Pure Land (Amidism) and Zen. Buddhism is the largest organized faith in China and the country has the most Buddhist adherents in the world. Many Chinese, however, identify themselves as both Taoist and Buddhist at the same time.

    Ancestor worship is a major religious theme shared among all Chinese religions. Traditional Chinese culture, Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism all value filial piety, or a love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors, as one of the most important virtues. Chinese people generally offer prayers and food for their ancestors, light incense and candles, and burn offerings of Joss paper. These activities are typically conducted at the site of ancestral graves or tombs, at an ancestral temple, or at a household shrine.

    Christianity in China has developed since at least the 7th century AD with the introduction of the Assyrian Church of the East. Christianity began to make significant inroads in China after the 16th century through Jesuit and later Protestant missionaries. The Taiping Rebellion was influenced to some degree by Christian teachings, and the Boxer Rebellion was in part a reaction against Christianity in China.

    Islam in China dates to a mission in 651, eighteen years after Muhammad’s death. Muslims came to China for trade, dominating the import/export industry during the Song Dynasty. They became influential in government circles, including Zheng He, Lan Yu and Yeheidie’erding, who designed the Yuan Dynasty’s capital, Khanbaliq. Nanjing became an important center of Islamic study. The Qing Dynasty waged war and genocide against Muslims in the Dungan revolt and Panthay rebellion.

    Judaism in China is dates to as early as the 7th or 8th century CE. In the first half of the 20th century, many Jews arrived in Shanghai and Hong Kong during those cities’ periods of economic expansion, seeking refuge from the Holocaust. Shanghai was notable for its volume of Jewish refugees, as it was the only port in the world to accept them without an entry visa.

    Sports and recreation:

    Many historians believe that football (soccer) originated in China, where a form of the sport may have appeared around 1000 CE.[29] Other popular sports include martial arts, table tennis, badminton, and more recently, golf. Basketball is now popular among young people in urban centers.

    There are also many traditional sports. Chinese dragon boat racing occurs during the Duan Wu festival. In Inner Mongolia, Mongolian-style wrestling and horse racing are popular. In Tibet, archery and equestrian sports are part of traditional festivals.
    Physical fitness is highly regarded. It is common for the elderly to practice Tai Chi Chuan and qigong in parks.

    Board games such as International Chess, Go (Weiqi), and Xiangqi (Chinese chess) are also common and have organized formal competitions.

    The capital city of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, hosted the 2008 Olympic Games, a major international sporting event.

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    Science and technology:

    Further information: List of Chinese inventions and List of Chinese discoveries
    Among the technological accomplishments of ancient China were paper (not papyrus) and papermaking, woodblock printing and movable type printing, the early lodestone and needle compass, gunpowder, toilet paper, early seismological detectors, matches, pound locks, the double-action piston pump, blast furnace and cast iron, the iron plough, the multi-tube seed drill, the suspension bridge, natural gas as fuel, the escapement mechanism for clocks, the differential gear for the South Pointing Chariot, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere, the hydraulic-powered trip hammer, the mechanical chain drive, the mechanical belt drive, the raised-relief map, the propeller, the crossbow, the cannon, the rocket, the multistage rocket, etc.

    Chinese astronomers were among the first to record observations of a supernova. The work of the astronomer Shen Kuo (1031–1095) alone was most impressive, as he theorized that the sun and moon were spherical, corrected the position of the polestar with his improved sighting tube, discovered the concept of true north, wrote of planetary motions such as retrogradation, and compared the orbital paths of the planets to points on the shape of a rotating willow leaf. With evidence for them, he also postulated geological theories for the processes of land formation in geomorphology and climate change in paleoclimatology.

    Other important astronomers included Gan De, Shi Shen, Zhang Heng, Yi Xing, Zhang Sixun, Su Song, Guo Shoujing, and Xu Guangqi. Chinese mathematics evolved independently of Greek mathematics and is therefore of great interest in the history of mathematics. The Chinese were also keen on documenting all of their technological achievements, such as in the Tiangong Kaiwu encyclopedia written by Song Yingxing (1587–1666).

    China’s science and technology had fallen behind that of Europe by the 17th century. Political, social and cultural reasons have been given for this, although recent historians focus more on economic causes, such as the high level equilibrium trap. Since the PRC’s market reforms, China has become better connected to the global economy and is placing greater emphasis on science and technology.

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    In English, he is called simply Jesus Christ. I call him here Preah Jesus Christ to show him my respect as I do to other divine and Borameys personalities.

    I thought about meeting him and ask questions as I am used to. Where I am at, there is a spectacle joyce to talk to the top leaders of the world. Religiously, no one can argue that Preah Jesus Christ is not a top religious leader in this world. Billions of people worship him today.

    As he came in session, he explained that he has been referred to as a king, an emperor, a master or a divine giver. I do literal translation from Cambodian words. Of course, I am not very literate about Christianity.

    He said he is on the cross since he was alive and takes all bad deeds from his children and grandchildren (literal translation again).

    I asked him whether he could take punishment from bad deeds of all the bad guys believers, his response was not clear. He only said he is taking the punishment from their bad deeds every day.

    He said Buddha and him are brothers. I asked him whether Buddha heavens and Christian heavens are separate. He said they are the same one.

    I asked him whether all Christian believers will be in heavens. I gave him an instance of a robber or a killer who turned to believe in him and asked to be saved. My question was that whether the robber or stealer would go to heaven. He said no; only believers with good deeds would be saved and go to heavens. The robber or killer who turned to be Christian believers would be saved but not going to heavens.

    He said in Christianity, there is only one Boramey who is Jesus Christ. The Christian singular Boramey concept is quite different than Buddhism, Hinduism or Islam that have countless Borameys.

    Preah Jesus Christ said that Preah Ang Tep Ek is above him. He also said that God Jehovah is actually Preah Ang Tep Ek wife.

    He said one day for him equals to one year for human.

    He left with a gesture similar to a military salutation.

    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]

    Christianity and Borameys

    Introduction:

    Similar to the fact that I could speak to Islam’s Borameys, I was told that I may be able to have session with Jesus Christ as well. This brief review of Christianity helps me to prepare for a possible and productive interview.

    While Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam refer to quite a bit of Borameys, Christianity appears to have little or none to do with them. Christianity has concepts of God and his spirit. Jesus Christ, a son of God, is a holy messenger.

    Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity all refer to the concept of soul, which is something separate to the physical bodies. All these religions refer to heavens and hells as well. Also, all these religions have no scientific proofs!

    Christianity:

    Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament.

    Its followers, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God and the Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible (the part of scripture common to Christianity and Judaism).

    To Christians, Jesus Christ is a teacher, the model of a virtuous life, the revealer of God, as well as an incarnation of God, and most importantly the savior of humanity who suffered, died, and was resurrected to bring about salvation from sin.

    Christians maintain that Jesus ascended into heaven, and most denominations teach that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead, granting everlasting life to his followers. Christians call the message of Jesus Christ the Gospel (“good news”) and hence label the written accounts of his ministry as gospels.

    Trinity:

    Trinity refers to the teaching that the one God comprises three distinct, eternally co-existing persons; the Father (from whom the Son and Spirit proceed), the Son (incarnate in Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Together, these three persons are sometimes called the Godhead, although there is no single term in use in Scripture to denote the unified Godhead.

    The Trinity is an essential doctrine of mainstream Christianity. “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” represents both the immanence and transcendence of God. God is believed to be infinite and God’s presence may be perceived through the actions of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

    According to this doctrine, God is not divided in the sense that each person has a third of the whole; rather, each person is considered to be fully God (see Perichoresis). The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being eternally begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and (in Western theology) from the Son. Regardless of this apparent difference, the three ‘persons’ are each eternal and omnipotent.

    Jesus Christ:

    The central tenet of Christianity is the belief in Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah (Christ).

    Christians believe that, as the Messiah, Jesus was anointed by God as ruler and savior of humanity, and hold that Jesus’ coming was the fulfillment of messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. The core Christian belief is that, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinful humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.

    Death and resurrection of Jesus:

    Christians consider the resurrection of Jesus to be the cornerstone of their faith and the most important event in human history. Among Christian beliefs, the death and resurrection of Jesus are two core events on which much of Christian doctrine and theology is based. According to the New Testament Jesus was crucified, died a physical death, buried within a tomb, and rose from the dead three days later.

    The New Testament mentions several resurrection appearances of Jesus on different occasions to his twelve apostles and disciples, including “more than five hundred brethren at once,” before Jesus’ Ascension to heaven. Jesus’ death and resurrection are commemorated by Christians in all worship services, with special emphasis during Holy Week which includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    The death and resurrection of Jesus are usually considered the most important events in Christian Theology, partly because they demonstrate that Jesus has power over life and death and therefore has the authority and power to give people eternal life.

    Salvation:

    Protestantism teaches that eternal salvation is a gift that comes to an individual by God’s grace, sometimes defined as “unmerited favor”, on the basis of one’s personal belief in and dependence on the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Salvation in this sense refers to God’s activities in bringing humans into right relationship with God and with one another through faith in Jesus Christ. It is the belief that one can be saved (rescued) from sin and eternal death.

    Other concepts used in the study of how salvation is accomplished include conversion, faith, justification, regeneration, and others. Many Protestants believe in the “assurance of salvation” — that God can give the confidence that a believer in Jesus as the Christ has truly received salvation.

    Afterlife:

    Most Christians believe that human beings experience divine judgement and are rewarded either with eternal life or eternal damnation. This includes the general judgement at the Resurrection of the dead as well as the belief (held by Catholics, Orthodox and some Protestants) in a judgement particular to the individual soul upon physical death.

    Christians believe that at the second coming of Christ at the end of time, all who have died will be resurrected bodily from the dead for the Last Judgment, whereupon Jesus will fully establish the Kingdom of God in fulfillment of scriptural prophecies.

    Creeds:

    Creeds (from Latin credo meaning “I believe”) are concise doctrinal statements or confessions, usually of religious beliefs. They began as baptismal formulas and were later expanded during the Christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries to become statements of faith.

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    Why the page is gone from the KC home page?

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    Khmer Kruism and Boramey world kind of dream:

    The following excerpt from Winnipeg Free Press, July 11 of 2011, about a Cambodian Canadian man’s dream that later reinforced by psychic readings. The dream and the psychic reading were about spiritual connection through dream similar to what I have found and written about for the past five years or so.

    After relating unthinkable horrors for an hour, his voice at times quavering, juxtaposing the tranquillity of Lindenwoods with the Cambodian jungle of the late 1970s, Peou was suddenly lost for words — he is a spiritual man, but has no belief in psychics, Peou said several times.

    But, still, how to explain what came next?

    Start with the night-long dream Peou had in Tokyo on Christmas Day in 2009, a dream in which he walked and chatted with his father, and in his dream his dad told Peou he was alive.

    Then his brother visited an Ottawa psychic to get advice on a business matter, only to have the psychic tell the brother that Nam Peou was alive.

    Skeptical, a sister went to the psychic without revealing the family connection, and then Peou’s mother went, and they all heard the same story about Nam Peou’s having survived.

    Pooling their money, the family dispatched a brother to Cambodia, where he put up thousands of posters of Nam Peou’s photo as he looked 40 years ago, and scoured countless Thai border villages and former refugee sites.

    And then, came the day that Peou’s younger brother saw an old man in the street, who looked at one of the posters and said, “This man looks like when I was young.”

    The old man was 85, his memory shattered by years of deprivation and torture. The old man was certain his family had died in the killing fields — he’d remarried, and now had another six children. The old man resisted believing the Canadian of Cambodian heritage standing before him, Sorpong Peou’s younger brother, was his son.

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/escape-from-the-killing-fields-125335678.html

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    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]
    From Alain Danielou:

    Inspired or prophetic dreams:

    “Yoga also teaches a technique that allows our vital energy to penetrate another person, and even to reanimate the dead. By a similar process, a spirit or subtle being, can take possession of a living being and speak through his mouth.

    Thus magicians, as well as subtle beings(spirits or gods), express themselves through the mouth of a medium in trance. This also happens in the case of prophetic dreams. In dreams, our guardian angel or a benevolent deity can warn us of dangers that loom and tell us how to avoid them.”

    ****

    Again, Alain shows that yogas have techniques that allow a “vital energy ti penetrate another person”. This penetration is actually what happens in Khmer baromeys who get into live Rup or Snangs, as cited earlier.

    “and even to reanimate the dead”. Well, at one time, I spoke to my mom who passed away over 20 years ago, thru a Rup. It was my mom voice and behavior revealed thru the Rup!

    “subtle beings(spirits or gods), express themselves through the mouth of a medium in trance.” Here Alain witnesses that what happens in Khmer baromeys also happens in India.

    “This also happens in the case of prophetic dreams. In dreams, our guardian angel or a benevolent deity can warn us of dangers that loom and tell us how to avoid them.” Here Alain also witnesses Kru Khang Ov Pouk dreams, that have happenned to me.

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    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]
    At our first meeting, earlier in 2008, my divine father Mokot Pich said he just came back to earth after having been gone for 2,700 years.

    He said he was my father 2,700 years ago. My treed farm in Cambodia actually was and still is our royal and divine family resident. The Khmer term for our family is Preah Reach Vongsa Nuvong, literally means in Khmer as royal/ divine family and descendent families. Our family name was Khittiya, same family name as Preah Bat Thomik in Buddha Tum Neay.

    He said I was Preah Keo (in Preah Ko Preah Keo legend). I was Khmer King with a queen name Vong. The couple was known as the royal couple Keo Tong Vong.

    My divine father Mokot Pich also said that he is my divine dad, God Tep Ek/ Shiva, brother. I told him that through my research and reading, God Tep Ek/ Shiva does not have a brother. I asked whether he was Vishnu or Brahma. He said no.

    He explained that God Tep Ek and he went to the same school. God Tep Ek gave him a Crown then, so that his present name is Mokot Pich (= Diamond Crown). At another time, [b]told me that the diamond crown will be mine when I’ll be the King of the new Oudom Mohanokor of Vongkot Borei[/b], as said in Buddha Tum Neay.

    Many versions of Buddha Tum Neay seem to refer to either Preah In (Indra) or a male Devata that comes down from heavens to implement the Buddha Tum Neay telling. With the Buddha Tum Neay pattern, I am still thinking that my divine father Mokot Pich is the Preah In(Indra) or the male Devata that comes down to implement the long lasting peace and prosperity in the Oudom Mohanokor of Vongkot Borei.

    As always, I have no concrete proof of this. So far, things seem going in the direction as my divine father said. Personally, as a human, all I can do is wait to match facts with words. The words are the telling. The facts are what I see now and I will see later. In the telling though, the Oudom Mohanokor of Vongkot Borei timeline though is only four years ahead! I think my tears will fall all over my body when all Khmers, Thais, Vietnameses and Laos will be able to live together without war.

    Honestly, I never thought of kingship or anything close to it. I have been geared toward working for the completion of my nirvanaship which has been at 70%. I told my divine father Mokot Pich that helping to get the three countries away from wars would bring lots of merits to my nirvana goal. I do not mind helping in whatever I could. I told him that I am no warrior. I am not even a politician!

    namaste lok ta Veayoo, neak pteah sombaeng sombath ban la’or,

    do you believe Thean Vuthy claims of Maitreya? had preah sakyamuni said maitreya coming would begin 5000 yr after gotamma Buddha teachings, which is still almost 2500yr away-


    roup sambath douk k’nia somleng douk k’nia leng jong ban throp sombath tiet mean avek yevek douk k’nia kmean dai jurng kho’s k’nia te min ches chur muok mort douk k’nia sambul por douk k’nia kampus douk k’nia dol ka mek ranak s’lap eng jes hors her dur ler akas..

    but where do buddh maitreya, khmai vongotborie (chen indra bot merl ruk neak mean buon), and hindu(sanatan dharmist) kali yuga converge??

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    The Tanpa connection

    As directed, I went to India and Nepal to find out my soul connection. One of the most recent connections is my reincarnation as Tanpa about 200 years ago.

    At and around the area indicated, despite help from local experts, I was not able to find anything close enough to the telling. In addition to no Tanpa name in the history of India or the locals, the name Tanpa is not close to anything that present India has.

    The most related states were Preah Me Durga and Preah Me Kali. As I ran out of resources and time, I went ahead pray to the two Goddesses who, according to what I was told, were my Divine Mothers anyway. I asked her to relate my pray to Tanpa, the one powerful soul I was supposed to look for.

    Leaving Kosinara, Buddha death place, I went to Lumbini/ Nepal which is Buddha’s birth place. From there somehow, I ended up in Katmandu, Nepal capital. A Nepalese native who is fairly educated was my guide at Katmandu.

    In Nepal history, my guide indicated that about 200 years ago, there was a powerful statesman named Thapa (a name very close to Tanpa).

    Working as a Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapa qualified as a “king”, a term used by Borameys. Through my research, the Nepalese Thapa had influence in India too.

    Thapa left a few historical monuments in Nepal. One of them is a tower in Katmandu.

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    As I indicated a few times, Boramey’s term is not exactly matched our present and recorded historical term. While recorded history hardly indicates that Nepal may not be part of India, several thousand years ago, the two countries may be just one. Likewise, the extensive Ancient Khmer Mahanokor bordered with India to the west, Russia to the north and Africa to the south is not part of any history or today human knowledge.

    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]
    King Tanpaa, I was told, was a rich king in India. He was there around 200 years ago. He was a believer in Buddhism. His statute is in the vicinity of where Buddha passed away and is close to Preah Me Kali statute or so. I have not been to the area yet. I may have to travel there and search. I appreciate any info you folks may have about him. He is part of the puzzle!

    I asked how King Tanpaa got rich. I was told that he played chess, bidding real estates. Well, he must have been a very good chess player to win so much real estates and became rich. Coincidentally, I have found success in real estates myself. Small successes here and there.

    [Message last modified 03-23-2008 04:55pm by veayoo]

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    Bhimsen Thapa

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bhimsen Thapa (Nepali: भीमसेन थापा 1775 – July 28, 1839) was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1806 to 1837.

    After his initial rise to become the prime minister of Nepal during the reign of Rana Bahadur, the successive minority of Girvan Yuddha Shah and Rajendra Bikram Shah, along with the support from Rani Tripurasundari (the junior queen), who was the niece of Bhimsen Thapa, helped him to stay at the helm of power.

    During his prime ministership, the Gurkha empire reached its greatest expanse from Sutlej river in the west to the Teesta river in the east.

    He is regarded as one of the National heroes of Nepal.

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    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]
    The Tanpa connection

    As directed, I went to India and Nepal to find out my soul connection. One of the most recent connections is my reincarnation as Tanpa about 200 years ago.

    At and around the area indicated, despite help from local experts, I was not able to find anything close enough to the telling. In addition to no Tanpa name in the history of India or the locals, the name Tanpa is not close to anything that present India has.

    The most related states were Preah Me Durga and Preah Me Kali. As I ran out of resources and time, I went ahead pray to the two Goddesses who, according to what I was told, were my Divine Mothers anyway. I asked her to relate my pray to Tanpa, the one powerful soul I was supposed to look for.

    Leaving Kosinara, Buddha death place, I went to Lumbini/ Nepal which is Buddha’s birth place. From there somehow, I ended up in Katmandu, Nepal capital. A Nepalese native who is fairly educated was my guide at Katmandu.

    In Nepal history, my guide indicated that about 200 years ago, there was a powerful statesman named Thapa (a name very close to Tanpa).

    Working as a Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapa qualified as a “king”, a term used by Borameys. Through my research, the Nepalese Thapa had influence in India too.

    Thapa left a few historical monuments in Nepal. One of them is a tower in Katmandu.

    **

    As I indicated a few times, Boramey’s term is not exactly matched our present and recorded historical term. While recorded history hardly indicates that Nepal may not be part of India, several thousand years ago, the two countries may be just one. Likewise, the extensive Ancient Khmer Mahanokor bordered with India to the west, Russia to the north and Africa to the south is not part of any history or today human knowledge.

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    [i]Originally posted by veayoo[/i]
    King Tanpaa, I was told, was a rich king in India. He was there around 200 years ago. He was a believer in Buddhism. His statute is in the vicinity of where Buddha passed away and is close to Preah Me Kali statute or so. I have not been to the area yet. I may have to travel there and search. I appreciate any info you folks may have about him. He is part of the puzzle!

    I asked how King Tanpaa got rich. I was told that he played chess, bidding real estates. Well, he must have been a very good chess player to win so much real estates and became rich. Coincidentally, I have found success in real estates myself. Small successes here and there.

    [Message last modified 03-23-2008 04:55pm by veayoo]

    [Message last modified 12-10-2011 01:07am by veayoo][/quote]

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