The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive To Thrive !!LINK!!
In the olden days, people ate early because there was hardly any light after sunset. Their next meal would only be after sunrise. This practice spread to all religions as a discipline due to its health and spiritual benefits. Today, it is called the dry fasting diet-the most superior form of fasting and cleansing. Replicating it requires abstinence from all food and water for twelve or more hours, said publisher Penguin Random House India in a note on the book.
The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive
In the olden days, people ate early because there was hardly any light after sunset. Their next meal would only be after sunrise. This practice spread to all religions as a discipline due to its health and spiritual benefits. Today, it is called the dry fasting diet-the most superior form of fasting and cleansing for the body. Replicating it requires abstinence from all food and water for twelve hours or more.Luke Coutinho and Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashed Al Nuaimi teach us how this diet can stimulate the body, help one find the right balance between the 'elimination phase' and the 'building phase', aid weight loss and help avoid a number of diseases. From beauty to general well-being, discover the miracle of dry fasting and the route to a new you.
"You say, Mr. Cary, that you have a right to preach upon slavery and all other topics, which appear to you to be in the path of duty! Now, sir, I wish to suggest this with proper respect and delicacy. You are a hired servant of the people, hired and paid to per- 77form a given duty, viz., to preach the Gospel of Christ; to visit and comfort our sick; and promote, to the utmost of your ability, our spiritual interests! You understand what we consider to be the Gospel, as taught by Christ. You know, that it is to preach this Gospel as we understand that word, that you are hired and paid, and that it is the kind of religion our humanity requires at your hands. Now, by what right do you pocket our money and deprive us of the thing bargained for? If I hire a man to cut hay for me, and his inclination induces him to cut wood instead, would he be considered a faithful servant? Would you consider it any excuse for him to say he felt it his duty to cut wood? No, sir, you would say emphatically, I know my own wants best, I engaged you to make hay, and it is hay you must cut. How many of our clergy, Mr. Cary, who are so zealous for the reform of our great national sins, would feel it their duty to sacrifice their churches in this manner, if their salaries were not promptly paid them? Sir, I have no faith in this great hue and cry of duty! I have no respect for the man who opposes his will to the common sense of the people. We know what our religious wants are better than you can tell us, but we grope blindly for the pearl of great price, and the wail of sinful despair is going up everywhere, 'What shall we do to be saved?' Instead of going forth like good shepherds, and searching for the lost sheep which have fallen into the pit, and laying them 78in your bosoms; and bringing them tenderly into the sheep-fold, what do you do? You carry dissension and rebellion among the little flocks grazing so peacefully in the green pastures and beside the still waters! You render their food bitter and unpalatable, until they break from their enclosures, and wander up and down in strange places, seeking for the food that satisfies the natural cravings of their souls! They hear the voices of strange shepherds and they learn to be called by their names, and to follow after them, and when at length the sheep-cot is deserted, you fold your hands complacently, taunt the broken flock with the wondrous depravity of their natures, and wash the blood of their destruction from your skirts!"
All over the country the deserted churches are eloquent with reproach, while from afar comes up the wail of despair from the scattered flocks, who have fallen into the pits their own pastors have dug for their souls. To what, we ask, is this unwonted disregard for the Sabbath, and this startling predisposition to infidelity attributable, which for the last few years has palsied religious influence, and clogged the wheels of Christianity? Why are backsliders from the true faith so numerous, and why is the Church hooted at by her former friends? We boldly answer, it is because the clergy have grown wanton in their abuse of the respect accorded to them as the vicegerents of God! They insult the audiences that go up to the high places for religious instructions, by forcing upon them political rantings which they would not presume to utter in the streets! 237Most recklessly have they cast the "apple of discord" among their people. Wickedly have they imputed their own self-will and tenacity of purpose to the impulses of God! We repudiate such blasphemy! A political priest is a social and moral evil, and the church can no more thrive under his influence than flowers beneath the shade of the deadly upas. 041b061a72