divine spark


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divine spark

noun
The vital principle or animating force within living beings:
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So soon as Adam's eyes met those of the younger girl, who stood nearest to him, some sort of electricity flashed--that divine spark which begins by recognition, and ends in obedience.
But Tibo, the little black boy, lacked the divine spark which had permitted Tarzan, the white boy, to benefit by his training in the ways of the fierce jungle.
Moreover, if non-secularism means embracing an essential truth of Hinduism -- the universal Brahman manifest as a divine spark in every living being -- his would be an enlightened, pluralistic and inclusive form of leadership everyone should welcome.
Arjuna is made aware of the deathless, birthless and eternal Atman; the Divine spark within.
Each in their own unique way, however, seemed to illuminate a divine spark in their very human lives.
Together, they have created an expression of exuberant joy, that reminds the listener of the divine spark that gives life to all.
He is a man confident of his talents and states matterof-factly: "I definitely have something, like I wrote into Bruce Almighty, some kind of divine spark.
Heschel's remarks perfectly describe our cooperative attempt to keep the divine spark alive in our souls and between our spirits.
Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there's a divine spark in all of us, and that one person - or in this case, two people - can make a big difference in others' lives.
But Art is of the spirit, the divine spark in man (which is not the self in this doctrine) and art alone can impregnate the world with some quality of reality.
How to connect with the divine spark within in pursuit of happiness.
However, where Rifkin believes "empathic consciousness" came about through evolution, as a "genetic predisposition," Baha'is believe any such empathic impulse stems from a Divine spark that resides in all of us, commonly known as the soul.