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Jesus Christ: Most of Jesus’ life is told through the four Gospels of the New Testament Bible, known as the Canonical gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are not biographies in the modern sense but accounts with allegorical intent. They are written to engender faith in Jesus as the Messiah and the incarnation of God, who came to teach, suffer and die for people’s sins. Jesus Loves, Christ, Christians, Portrait, Gods Gift, God Jesus, Catholic Faith, Christ The Lord, Holy Cards
Jesus Christ: Most of Jesus’ life is told through the four Gospels of the New Testament Bible, known as the Canonical gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are not biographies in the modern sense but accounts with allegorical intent. They are written to engender faith in Jesus as the Messiah and the incarnation of God, who came to teach, suffer and die for people’s sins.
Zoroaster; is famous throughout the world as the principal founder of Zoroastrianism. A pious, noble and compassionate person, Zoroaster was a great messenger of Ahura Mazda and eventually became the Prophet of Iran. The message of the Prophet was simple - lead a high moralistic life that would pave way for immortality and eternal bliss. He also asked people to follow the doctrine of the God of Righteousness, Ahura Mazda. Ancient Aliens, Leonardo Da Vinci, Ancient Persian, God, Prophet Isaiah, Ancient Persia, Ahura Mazda, Ancient Wisdom
Zoroaster; is famous throughout the world as the principal founder of Zoroastrianism. A pious, noble and compassionate person, Zoroaster was a great messenger of Ahura Mazda and eventually became the Prophet of Iran. The message of the Prophet was simple - lead a high moralistic life that would pave way for immortality and eternal bliss. He also asked people to follow the doctrine of the God of Righteousness, Ahura Mazda.
Emanuel Swedenborg: A well-known scientist and inventor, Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the important persons in Swedish history. While his early life comprised of science study and discoveries, his later life focused on the spiritual aspects of life, where he experienced dreams and visions. Swedenborg claimed that he was appointed by the Lord to pen down a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. His work also includes explanation on the theory of Trinity and on the doctrine of salvation. Halle, Stockholm, Ember, Persona, Human, Erotic, Famous
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Emanuel Swedenborg: A well-known scientist and inventor, Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the important persons in Swedish history. While his early life comprised of science study and discoveries, his later life focused on the spiritual aspects of life, where he experienced dreams and visions. Swedenborg claimed that he was appointed by the Lord to pen down a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. His work also includes explanation on the theory of Trinity and on the doctrine of salvation.
Paul the Apostle: A Hellenistic Jew, St Paul is known worldwide as one of the earliest Christian missionaries, along with Saint Peter and James the Just. He was also known as Paul the Apostle, the Apostle Paul and the Paul of Tarsus. However, he preferred to call himself 'Apostle to the Gentiles'. Paul had a broad outlook and was perhaps endowed as the most brilliant person to carry Christianity to varied lands, such as Cyprus, Asia Minor (modern Turkey), mainland Greece, Crete and Rome. Decoupage, Santos, Saints, Catholic Church, Religion, Catholic, Roman Catholic, Catholic Saints, Catholic Online
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Paul the Apostle: A Hellenistic Jew, St Paul is known worldwide as one of the earliest Christian missionaries, along with Saint Peter and James the Just. He was also known as Paul the Apostle, the Apostle Paul and the Paul of Tarsus. However, he preferred to call himself 'Apostle to the Gentiles'. Paul had a broad outlook and was perhaps endowed as the most brilliant person to carry Christianity to varied lands, such as Cyprus, Asia Minor (modern Turkey), mainland Greece, Crete and Rome.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola; is best known as the founder and first Superior General of the 'Society of Jesus'. Writer of the book 'Spiritual Exercises', Ignatius was a Spanish soldier in the early years of his life. However, a tragic incident changed the course of living for this brave man and ecclesiastic studies became the focus of his life. Ordained as a priest, St. Ignatius was a powerful man who fought the Protestant Reformation and promoted the Counter-Reformation. St Ignatius Of Loyola, Cristo, St Ignatius, Novena, Society Of Jesus
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola; is best known as the founder and first Superior General of the 'Society of Jesus'. Writer of the book 'Spiritual Exercises', Ignatius was a Spanish soldier in the early years of his life. However, a tragic incident changed the course of living for this brave man and ecclesiastic studies became the focus of his life. Ordained as a priest, St. Ignatius was a powerful man who fought the Protestant Reformation and promoted the Counter-Reformation.
St Francis of Assisi: Honored by the Catholic Church as the Patron Saint of animals and ecology, and even Italy, St. Francis was the founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more popularly known as the Franciscans. He is also considered the first Italian poet by literary critics. For the ease of the commoners, Francis always wrote in a dialect of Umbria, instead of Latin. St. Francis called for simplicity of life, poverty and humility before God. He led his life serving the poor and needy. Pray, Pray For Us, Christian, Worship God, Christian Art, Blessed, Cliche
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St Francis of Assisi: Honored by the Catholic Church as the Patron Saint of animals and ecology, and even Italy, St. Francis was the founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more popularly known as the Franciscans. He is also considered the first Italian poet by literary critics. For the ease of the commoners, Francis always wrote in a dialect of Umbria, instead of Latin. St. Francis called for simplicity of life, poverty and humility before God. He led his life serving the poor and needy.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; is one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, a living embodiment of peace, joy, and spiritual action in our world. Sri Sri began his worldwide organization the Art of Living Foundation in 1981. It has spread worldwide perhaps because of Sri Sri’s great personal personification of the spiritual truths and the Foundations ability to help millions on a very practical scale. Foundation, Spiritual Figures, Art, Udaipur, Sudarshan Kriya, Jai Gurudev, Radhe Krishna Wallpapers, Guru
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; is one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, a living embodiment of peace, joy, and spiritual action in our world. Sri Sri began his worldwide organization the Art of Living Foundation in 1981. It has spread worldwide perhaps because of Sri Sri’s great personal personification of the spiritual truths and the Foundations ability to help millions on a very practical scale.
Sri Aurobindo; donned the cap of a revolutionary, poet, philosopher, writer, and spiritual master, during the course of his life. Born in Kolkata, he spent his early years in foreign countries, before coming to India. He became one of the primary leaders fighting for Indian independence, from British rule. Yoga and meditation became his primary concerns in life and thus, emerged the development of a new spiritual path, which he termed as Integral Yoga. Iyengar Yoga, Ayurveda, Sri Aurobindo, Hinduism, Tantra, Indian Freedom Fighters, Iyengar
Sri Aurobindo; donned the cap of a revolutionary, poet, philosopher, writer, and spiritual master, during the course of his life. Born in Kolkata, he spent his early years in foreign countries, before coming to India. He became one of the primary leaders fighting for Indian independence, from British rule. Yoga and meditation became his primary concerns in life and thus, emerged the development of a new spiritual path, which he termed as Integral Yoga.
John Paul II presided over as the Pope and Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City for almost 27 years. Credited with being the second-longest pontificate till date, His Holiness has too many firsts to his credit. One of the most traveled leaders of the world, Pope John Paul II is considered as one of the most influential leaders of the world. His influence was not restricted to the Catholics across the globe. San Juan, Pope John Paul Ii, Pope John, Pope Benedict Xvi, Pope Benedict, St John Paul Ii, John Paul Ii Quotes, John Paul Ii
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John Paul II presided over as the Pope and Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City for almost 27 years. Credited with being the second-longest pontificate till date, His Holiness has too many firsts to his credit. One of the most traveled leaders of the world, Pope John Paul II is considered as one of the most influential leaders of the world. His influence was not restricted to the Catholics across the globe.
Osho Rajneesh: Osho, a controversial spiritual leader, introduced the 'Dynamic Meditation' method to his disciples. He was a public speaker, who talked about spirituality in a different, controversial way. The founder of Osho International Meditation Center, based in Pune, he formulated a number of meditation techniques.He institutionalized religion and advocated an open attitude towards sexuality, which landed him in a number of controversies. Techno, Albert Einstein, Personas, Me Quotes, Osho Quotes, Life, Osho, Laughter
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Osho Rajneesh: Osho, a controversial spiritual leader, introduced the 'Dynamic Meditation' method to his disciples. He was a public speaker, who talked about spirituality in a different, controversial way. The founder of Osho International Meditation Center, based in Pune, he formulated a number of meditation techniques.He institutionalized religion and advocated an open attitude towards sexuality, which landed him in a number of controversies.
Mother Teresa - God's gift to humanity - dedicated a major part of her life to serve the poor and destitute. Born as an Albanian, getting an Indian nationality later on, she became the Mother of the sick, destitute as well as impoverished. The Roman Catholic nun was the founder of Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in India. Love, humanity and helping others selflessly were her reasons to live on Earth. Mother Teresa, Faith, Blessed Mother, Mother Theresa, Missionaries Of Charity, Mother, Religious Leaders
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Mother Teresa - God's gift to humanity - dedicated a major part of her life to serve the poor and destitute. Born as an Albanian, getting an Indian nationality later on, she became the Mother of the sick, destitute as well as impoverished. The Roman Catholic nun was the founder of Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in India. Love, humanity and helping others selflessly were her reasons to live on Earth.
Moses: One of the most prominent Hebrew religious leaders, Moses is regarded as the most important prophet in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, Rastafari and Chrislam, amongst many other faiths. He acted according to the request of God and freed the Jews from the brutality and slavery they were experiencing under the Pharaoh of Egypt. Early Christian, Moses, Judaism, Bible Stories, Pharaoh, Christianity, Sermon Series
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Moses: One of the most prominent Hebrew religious leaders, Moses is regarded as the most important prophet in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, Rastafari and Chrislam, amongst many other faiths. He acted according to the request of God and freed the Jews from the brutality and slavery they were experiencing under the Pharaoh of Egypt.
Mata Amritanandamayi: Revered as a saint, Mata Amritanandamayi, more popularly called Amma, Ammachi and the Mother, is one of the most widely respected and appreciated women in the world. Also known as the 'Hugging Saint', Amma is known to hug and bestow her unconditional love on people from all walks of life. Divine Mother, Divine Feminine, Yogi Bhajan, Mata Amritanandamayi, Goddess, Indian Saints
Mata Amritanandamayi: Revered as a saint, Mata Amritanandamayi, more popularly called Amma, Ammachi and the Mother, is one of the most widely respected and appreciated women in the world. Also known as the 'Hugging Saint', Amma is known to hug and bestow her unconditional love on people from all walks of life.
Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science movement, was one of the most prominent spiritual leaders and writers of her time. She believed that Christian Science was the only way to bring spiritually practical solution for health as well as moral issues. Mary Baker Eddy was also the founder of the six time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper "The Christian Science Monitor". She is known for her spiritual teachings, lectures and instantaneous healing ability. Inspiration, Mary Baker Eddy, George Bernard Shaw, The Church Of Jesus Christ, Mary, Founder
Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science movement, was one of the most prominent spiritual leaders and writers of her time. She believed that Christian Science was the only way to bring spiritually practical solution for health as well as moral issues. Mary Baker Eddy was also the founder of the six time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper "The Christian Science Monitor". She is known for her spiritual teachings, lectures and instantaneous healing ability.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American clergyman and a well-known leader in the American civil rights movement. Born as Michael Luther Jr, he was once ordained as the Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Later on, he devoted his time in working for the civil rights of black people. Martin Luther King Jr. organized several campaigns and protests to abolish the segregation of people based on race. He is fondly referred to as the human rights icon. Martin Luther King Jr, Martin Luther King, King Jr, Martin Luther, Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Jimmy Carter, American, Martin Lutero
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Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American clergyman and a well-known leader in the American civil rights movement. Born as Michael Luther Jr, he was once ordained as the Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Later on, he devoted his time in working for the civil rights of black people. Martin Luther King Jr. organized several campaigns and protests to abolish the segregation of people based on race. He is fondly referred to as the human rights icon.
Martin Luther; is most popularly known as the Father of Protestantism. A German monk, theologian, university professor, priest and church reformer, Luther was the one who began the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He taught that all men are equal and salvation can only be received when a person attains true faith in Jesus. Augsburg, Heidelberg, Luther, Lutheran, Lutheran Humor, Martin Luther Quotes, Lucas Cranach
Martin Luther; is most popularly known as the Father of Protestantism. A German monk, theologian, university professor, priest and church reformer, Luther was the one who began the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He taught that all men are equal and salvation can only be received when a person attains true faith in Jesus.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; was a well-known spiritual leader and the founder of Transcendental Meditation technique. A disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Maharishi wanted to popularize the traditional technique of meditation learnt from his Master. Hence, he started public teachings of the transcendental meditation technique and commenced a world tour to popularize it among the westerners. Maharishi also established universities to combine Modern Science with Vedic Science. Hippies, Yoga Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Buddhist Meditation, Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; was a well-known spiritual leader and the founder of Transcendental Meditation technique. A disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Maharishi wanted to popularize the traditional technique of meditation learnt from his Master. Hence, he started public teachings of the transcendental meditation technique and commenced a world tour to popularize it among the westerners. Maharishi also established universities to combine Modern Science with Vedic Science.
John Wesley was the founder of Arminian Methodist movement. A brilliant organizer, he formed societies throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. One of the best works of Wesley was when he appointed itinerant, un-ordained preachers to evangelize and care for people in the societies. This way, he brought more people to the church, apart from spreading salvation. Church Of England, John Wesley, United Methodist, United Methodist Church, Wesley, Calvinist, Methodist Church, Theologian, Sermon
John Wesley was the founder of Arminian Methodist movement. A brilliant organizer, he formed societies throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. One of the best works of Wesley was when he appointed itinerant, un-ordained preachers to evangelize and care for people in the societies. This way, he brought more people to the church, apart from spreading salvation.
John the Baptist; is regarded as the precursor of Jesus Christ. A very well-known preacher, he gave sermons about the proximity of God's Final Judgment. He asked people to repent for their sins and baptized those who apologized in self-preparation for the Lord to come. According to the Scriptures, it was John only who recognized Jesus and decreed Him as the Messiah of the people. John The Baptist, St John, Orthodox, Orthodox Christian Icons, Orthodox Catholic
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John the Baptist; is regarded as the precursor of Jesus Christ. A very well-known preacher, he gave sermons about the proximity of God's Final Judgment. He asked people to repent for their sins and baptized those who apologized in self-preparation for the Lord to come. According to the Scriptures, it was John only who recognized Jesus and decreed Him as the Messiah of the people.
John Huss was a rector of the Czech university. He exposed the cunning brutality of the church. John Huss (a.k.a. Jan Hus) is regarded to be one of the earliest known religious thinkers and reformers in the world. Condemning Hus' uprising, the Church first excommunicated him and then burned him to death, in an unfair trial. Martyrs, Protestant Reformation, Reformed Theology, John Huss, Theology
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John Huss was a rector of the Czech university. He exposed the cunning brutality of the church. John Huss (a.k.a. Jan Hus) is regarded to be one of the earliest known religious thinkers and reformers in the world. Condemning Hus' uprising, the Church first excommunicated him and then burned him to death, in an unfair trial.
John Calvin: A powerful French theologian and pastor, John Calvin is one of the well known Protestants, whose name prominently figured during the Protestant Reformation. Famous for his involvement in Calvinism, a theological system that defines Christian theology.  He parted from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1520s, around which time his religious conversion also took place. From thence, till his death, he worked as a reformer. Reading, Christian Theology, Roman Catholic Church, John Calvin, John Calvin Quotes
John Calvin: A powerful French theologian and pastor, John Calvin is one of the well known Protestants, whose name prominently figured during the Protestant Reformation. Famous for his involvement in Calvinism, a theological system that defines Christian theology. He parted from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1520s, around which time his religious conversion also took place. From thence, till his death, he worked as a reformer.
A Judean Prophet, Isaiah is believed to have indulged in the act of prophesizing, for forty-four years of his life. Isaiah is known for his inspirational and moving works, which have a lyrical beauty to them. Though his works have poetic charm in them, they are depressing in nature, as in them, Isaiah condemns people for their sinfulness and lack of faith in God. However, despite the criticism mentioned in his work, there is a ray of hope for the poor and downtrodden. Nature, Faith In God, Book Of Isaiah, Prophet, Heavenly Father, The Book Of Mormon
A Judean Prophet, Isaiah is believed to have indulged in the act of prophesizing, for forty-four years of his life. Isaiah is known for his inspirational and moving works, which have a lyrical beauty to them. Though his works have poetic charm in them, they are depressing in nature, as in them, Isaiah condemns people for their sinfulness and lack of faith in God. However, despite the criticism mentioned in his work, there is a ray of hope for the poor and downtrodden.
Desmond Tutu: South African activist, Noble Prize winner, former archbishop of Cape Town.  He was the first black person to become the Archbishop of Cape Town. He also became the first black Bishop of Johannesburg. Tutu is the second South African to receive Noble Peace Prize. Africa, History, Nobel Peace Prize, Leader, African, Man Of Peace
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Desmond Tutu: South African activist, Noble Prize winner, former archbishop of Cape Town. He was the first black person to become the Archbishop of Cape Town. He also became the first black Bishop of Johannesburg. Tutu is the second South African to receive Noble Peace Prize.
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, is the fourteenth and the present Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are traditionally regarded as the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who choose to serve the people, and Tenzin Gyatso is no exception. Masters, Dali City, Feminism, Buddha, Quotes By Famous People, Kinds Of People, Feminist Quotes
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, is the fourteenth and the present Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are traditionally regarded as the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who choose to serve the people, and Tenzin Gyatso is no exception.
Confucius is one of the few leaders who based their philosophy on the virtues that are required for the day to day living. Known as Master Kong to the Chinese, he taught people how to cultivate the value of modesty, planning, respect, moral behavior, honesty and sincerity, apart from common sense. Confucius was of the opinion that true happiness would only be brought from well-planned actions and helping of the fellow men. Fictional Characters, Rumi, Socrates
Confucius is one of the few leaders who based their philosophy on the virtues that are required for the day to day living. Known as Master Kong to the Chinese, he taught people how to cultivate the value of modesty, planning, respect, moral behavior, honesty and sincerity, apart from common sense. Confucius was of the opinion that true happiness would only be brought from well-planned actions and helping of the fellow men.
Brigham Young was an American leader of the Latter-day Saint movement. Reflecting a bold personality, Brigham was referred to as 'Brother Brigham' by Latter-day Saints. He is regarded as the most prominent Mormon polygamist. Apart from being the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham donned the cap of the founder of Salt Lake City, Brigham Young University and Brigham Young Academy. Presidents, Brigham Young, Lds Prophets, Joseph Smith, Famous Freemasons, Lds, Lds Church, Freemason
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Brigham Young was an American leader of the Latter-day Saint movement. Reflecting a bold personality, Brigham was referred to as 'Brother Brigham' by Latter-day Saints. He is regarded as the most prominent Mormon polygamist. Apart from being the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham donned the cap of the founder of Salt Lake City, Brigham Young University and Brigham Young Academy.
Ayatollah Khomeini: Religious Leader Who Led the Famous Iranian Revolution in 1979. Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists & Establishment of an Islamic Government in Iran. Che Guevara
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Ayatollah Khomeini: Religious Leader Who Led the Famous Iranian Revolution in 1979. Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists & Establishment of an Islamic Government in Iran.