Ever since human beings have tried to unravel the concept of “spirit” Philosophers and religious scholars alike have been trying to grasp its meaning and explain its relevance for mankind’s existence. In Alevi belief the spirit is the purpose of life as a principle of faith. The body is a vehicle. The soul enables the body to move and it activates the human body. To be able to reach God, one needs to go through four doors. These are: sharia, sect, ingenuity and truth. Sharia is the door of learning, you learn interesting sciences. The second door is the confession door. The door of ingenuity is the door of self-knowledge, also knows how to go beyond the ego. The soul as an essence gives nature and human beings power and energy. With the unity of God as a divine reality, the soul is to become immortal.
Alevi belief, belief, existence, body, spirit and reincarnation
|Author :||Hüseyin ÇAĞLAYAN|
|Number of pages:||69-80|