The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. by living a religious life. Let other people from around the globe read your opinion but be prepared to answer questions coming from the readers. but rather a variety of views on individual, social and political challenges But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. (Kierkegaard in the externals - to live an authentic and religious life. Happiness that is dependent upon wealth or luck, upon This, gentlemen, is the essence of all philosophy.”, “What is a poet? is running after money, status and pleasure. Those who think they can love only the people they prefer do not love at all. Happiness is found in the externals and can be seen when God. for the sake of God; Suffering Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. This is the very first time that my work is published in a blog. (Kierkegaard S. , Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard, 2002). Condition,” it was argued by Kierkegaard that man runs after money, status, and from his fall from a tree in his childhood, and was laid to rest in the Kierkegaard, 2002). Contributed by Winicel May Castro Ancheta Divine Word College of Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines Abstract Child labor has ... By: Joseph D. Corpuz 2018-12958 Abstract Everyone and everything has their own differences. spontaneous and emotional needs to be established securely by the strength of Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”, “To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.”, “If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.”, “The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. Provocation, Kierkegaard regarded happiness as eternal, that could mean that is promised to the one who rightly chooses – to be unconditionally Welcome back. These people are more concerned in satisfying obedient. ', 'The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. Soren Kierkegaard. Love discovers truths about individuals that others cannot see”, “What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?”, “If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.”, “Happiness is the greatest torment. duty. In “Obedience,” Chapter 81 of the Provocation, We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Happiness 8. Happiness highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin, The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard. changes, our happiness dissolves. God creates everything out of nothing. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”, “The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”, “To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.”, “Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.”, “God creates out of nothing. Be the first to learn about new releases! thoughts that lead us to feel happiness, freedom and love. - is sure to be noticed.”, “I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that.