In the East, holy beings are often referred to as ‘saints’. The term ‘saint’ (referring to holy beings) has different connotations in different cultures. In Catholic Church a saint is someone who has been canonized by the church. It is confirmed to have performed miracles. We also use the term metaphorically in the West when we say, “She’s a real saint,” or “That was a saintly thing to do”. We don’t usually mean that they were canonized by the church. But that they are unusually good or loving or particularly self-sacrificing people. In India someone might be called a […]
What is the importance of holy beings in different cultures?
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