Living force

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Even the death of the fearless little snake-killer--so fierce, so frightful, as if stained with a ferocity which told of no living force above earth, but only of the devils of the pit--was only an incident.
They are so great that it cannot hamper them; they are so vital that they enlarge it to their own proportions and endue it with something of their own living force.
A spiritualisation of economics and politics in India based on the noble values of prema, satya, ahimsa, tyaga and seva (love, truth, non-violence, sacrifice and service) which are common to the different religious traditions in our country, has become the crying need of the hour for the nation to survive as a dynamic living force.
In all forms of life, from highest to lowest, prana is present as a living force.
They need to show that they are a living force in Welsh politics," he said.
The ideals of patriotism, compassion, tolerance, self-restraint, honesty, discipline and respect for women have to be converted into a living force," he added.
The Jedi church says all living things share a living force and that people have an innate knowledge of right from wrong.
The worldview revealed in Cugoano's critique of slavery, M'baye claims, derives from Akan social values, leading to the claim M'baye frequently makes: "Though he dwells in Akan folktales, Anansi is the living force that inspired the Black revolutionaries of the diaspora to gather strength from all sides of their societies for the liberation of their people" (p.
According to Allama Iqbal, this system of life when implemented as a living force is Islam.
The question that Vatican II wanted to ask religious orders is still a valid one: Is the light, the inspiration, that God gave to the founder of the order still a living force in the order today?
But as this ax man glances skyward into the swaying canopy, it seems he may sense a living force beyond the board feet he is paid to fell.
But shape doesn't parse time, not at least until something like Emily Dickinson's "swelling of the Ground" rips apart the apparent stillness as if to declare that plate tectonics, unseen by us, is a living force.