‘Sacrifice’• Wikipedia defines Sacrifice as the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose or to God or the gods as an act of propitiation or worship.• Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. -Napoleon Hill
Few Quotes on Sacrifice• Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. -Abdul Kalam• I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. - Sir Winston Churchill• Lifes most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sacrifice in Religions.• ISLAM• In Islam, all that is demanded as a sacrifice is one’s personal willingness to submit one’s ego and individual will to Allah.• HINDUISM• Animal sacrifice, called Bhuta yajna in Sanskrit, is widely accepted in Bali--much more than in India.
• CHRISTIANITY• The notion of sacrifice emerged in the early Christian communities in several different contexts. The life of Christ, culminating in his Passion and death, was seen as the perfect Sacrifice.
Does God Need Blood?• Psalms 50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goat?-For it is not Possible that the blood of bulls and goats will take away your sins.-Heb 10:4Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice unto God!
Then What is Sacrificing?• Sacrifice is the Passion of Soul. It means Offering to God, the things we Love the Most.
• Preparation for the spiritual world• The Prophets and the Messengers of God have been sent down for the sole purpose of guiding mankind to the straight Path of Truth. The purpose underlying their revelation hath been to educate all men, that they may, at the hour of death, ascend, in the utmost purity and sanctity and with absolute detachment, to the throne of the Most High
• Learn to sacriﬁce• Self-sacriﬁce means to subordinate this lower nature and its desires to the more Godly and noble side of our selves.• Ultimately, in its highest sense, self-sacriﬁce means to give our will and our all to do with as He pleases(GOD).• Then he puriﬁes and gloriﬁes our true self until it becomes a shining and wonderful reality.