Table of Contents

Introduction

1.00 – Definitions

2.00 – History

  • 2.02 Fasting Timeline
  • 2.03 Fasting in High Places
  • 2.04 Eating: a Blessing and a Curse
  • 2.05 Monks and Monasteries
  • 2.06 Politics
  • 2.07 Fasting Universal

3.00 – Limits to Limitations

  • 3.03 Fasts Not Accepted By God
  • 3.04 Nature Thwarting
  • 3.05 Fast Ends
  • 3.06 Ill-advised Fasting
  • 3.07 Fast Work
  • 3.08 Break Fasting
  • 3.09 Ex-post Fasting
  • 3.10 Failed Fasts

4.00 – Science

  • 4.03 Dip in the Deep Side
  • 4.04 Fasting Is Useful, Sir:
  • 4.05 Before Fast
  • 4.06 By Invitation Only
  • 4.07 It’s Not Easy
  • 4.08 Science Friction
  • 4.09 Bias of Science
  • 4.10 Economics of Fasting.
  • 4.11 Digestion
  • 4.12 Stress Compressed
  • 4.13 The Time of Your Life.
  • 4.14 Aging With God
  • 4.15 Trying Fasting

5.00 – Lifestyle

6.00 – Religious Fasts

  • Fasting Prescribed
  • Fast Starts
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Fasting Buddha
  • Subjecting the Body
  • Lent
  • Ramadhan
  • Sufism
  • ‘Ittiqaf
  • Fasting Universal

7.00 – Fragrance of Fasting

  • 7.01 Repentance Blog 21
  • 7.02 Penance Blog 22
  • 7.03 Revival Blog 23
  • 7.04 Silence Blog 24
  • Atonement
  • Petition
  • Guidance
  • Vow
  • Commemorating Historic Calamities
  • Sacred Places and Fasting
  • Fear
  • Debility
  • Self-Inflicted Punishment
  • Immunization by Fasting
  • Catharsis
  • Crying
  • Sincerity
  • Security Clearance
  • Humility

8.00 – Fruits of Fasting

  • 8.01 Unselfishness Blog 19
  • 8.02 Purification Blog 20
  • 8.03 Out of Body Blog 26
  • 8.04 Charity Blog 27
  • 8.05 Spiritual Immunity Blog 4
  • Deliberation
  • Temperance
  • Forbearance
  • Self-denial
  • Chastity, Lust & Self-Control
  • Restraint
  • Discipline
  • Resolve
  • Determination
  • Mystical Visions
  • Commiseration
  • Dream [change outcome]
  • Rain

9.00 – Feeding the Spirit

  • 9.01 Consuming Faith Blog 3
  • Seven Habits of the Highly Spiritual
  • Fast Bridges
  • Perspective and Illusions
  • Death
  • A Dose of Nothing
  • Fasting Time
  • Fasts Forward

10.00 – Fasting Hearts

Bibliography

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Quotations

Index

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