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All revelations guide manglossary to believe
in the continuation of life,
and to focus on the spiritual 
growth while on earth

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The concept of 
continuation of life
in Judaism

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In the Holy Bible, there is direct guidance that man should be aware of a life that transcends the physical existence. Both Moses and Jesus tell their people that man needs spiritual nourishment, and not "bread only". They tell them to purify their hearts to be able to receive the divine power that sustains their souls.

Moses says to his people:

Know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD (De:8:3).


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To live with every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord requires readiness from man’s side to receive and respond.

"But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it". (De: 30: 11-14).
"But if thine heart turn away, thou shalt not hear, but shalt be drawn away" (De: 30: 17)

Within  the "heart" is the source of guidance to man, it could be ignored or consulted. Accordingly man's heart may be dimmed or enlightened, Moses tells his people  revealing the Divine teaching:

"Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart (de:10:16)

Purification of the heart is the precondition of spiritual nourishment. Moses guides them that they need to be nourished by the Divine Power. He clarifies to them that teaching sent to them by  God is out of love and for their benefit: "for thy good". By reciprocating  God's love,  they are able to receive His Message.

"Love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayst live." (de:30:6)


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The conviction that man receives enlightenment from within when he is accessible to God continued with prophets from the children of Israelites. In the Holy Bible we read:

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, (Proverb: 20:27)