What is presence?

  • (noun): The impression that something is present.
    Example: "He felt the presence of an evil force"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on presence:

Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari - Biography - Life and The Path of Naqashbandi Sufi Order
... He was also Uwaysi in his connection to the Prophet, as he was raised in the spiritual presence of Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani (q), who preceded him by ... heard a voice saying, 'Is it not enough for you to leave everyone and to come to Our Presence Alone?' This voice reduced me to a state of trembling, causing me to run away from that house ... as if I was praying in the Divine Presence ...
Defence Of The True And Catholic Doctrine Of The Sacrament Of The Body And Blood Of Christ - Contents
... of the Lord's Supper (Eucharist) The error of transubstantiation The nature of Christ's presence in the bread and wine The reception of the body and blood of Christ The nature of the ... Cranmer distinguishes Christ's spiritual presence from his sacramental presence ... he argues that the spiritual presence occurs only through Christ's divine nature, he being in heaven in regards to his human nature ...
National Socialist Council Of Nagaland - Area of Operation
... by the Nagas are the main areas where strong influence and presence of the organization is felt ... Its presence in the neighboring states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are also widely acknowledged ... On the international level, the presence and influence of the NSCN in the Northern part of Myanmar that are inhabited by the Naga tribes dates back to ...
Etty Hillesum And The Flow Of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis - Synopsis
... Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence A Voegelinian Analysis is an account of the life, works and vision of two prominent mystical thinkers, Etty Hillesum and Eric ... This book explores how mystical attunement to the flow of presence is the key to the development of Etty Hillesum’s life and writings ... responses of individuals and societies to the divine presence ...

More definitions of "presence":

  • (noun): The act of being present.
  • (noun): An invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby.
  • (noun): The state of being present; current existence.
    Example: "He tested for the presence of radon"
  • (noun): The immediate proximity of someone or something.
    Example: "She blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"
    Synonyms: front

Famous quotes containing the word presence:

    What is line? It is life. A line must live at each point along its course in such a way that the artist’s presence makes itself felt above that of the model.... With the writer, line takes precedence over form and content. It runs through the words he assembles. It strikes a continuous note unperceived by ear or eye. It is, in a way, the soul’s style, and if the line ceases to have a life of its own, if it only describes an arabesque, the soul is missing and the writing dies.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)

    Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur “Thou still unravished bride of quietness,” then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.
    Terry Eagleton (b. 1943)

    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
    Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm C (l. C, 1–2)