The Universe Within Us: A Guide to the Purpose of Life

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2009 - Religion - 210 pages
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The Universe Within Us is a mixture of science, religion and personal experience that offers a new understanding of our place and purpose in the universe - an understanding that leads to the conclusion that every human being possesses a spiritual nature. Author Jan E. Harper offers insight into a new way to look at life. She argues that answers to questions about the purpose of life have long been the domain of priests and clergy, and, more recently, scientists. Often the answers have been less than satisfying. The religious answers often leave the intellect out and defy what the rational mind can accept. The scientific answers satisfy the intellect at the expense of the heart and soul. We come away unsatisfied from either explanation. Drawing on the resources available from the sciences, from the world's sacred scriptures, and from personal observations and experiences, she offers a unique map of the universe, and an explanation of life's purpose that is truly satisfying.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dividing the Universal Pie
19
Worlds Apart
35
The Intellectual Stage
55
The Virtuous Stage
69
The Search
85
And Do Good
115
Reward and Punishment
131
Divine Revelation
147
Oneness
161
God
175
Appendix 2
191
Index
205
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About the author (2009)

Jane E. Harper draws on a lifelong interest in the sciences and religions of the world to serve as the foundation for magazine articles, poetry, and now her first book, The Universe Within Us: A Guide to the Purpose of Life. She has a degree from Macintosh College and lives in Eliot, Maine.

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