• (adj): Impressive by reason of age.
    Example: "A venerable sage with white hair and beard"
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Venerable - Buddhism
... In Buddhism, the Western style of Venerable (also abbreviated as Ven.) is entitled to ordained Buddhist monks and nuns and also to novices (shramaneras) ... Venerable, along with ""Reverend"" (Rev.) is used as a western alternative to Maha Thera in the Theravada branch and Shì (釋, as in "Sakya") in Chinese Mahayana branch ...
MITRA Youth Buddhist Network - MITRA Buddhist Conferences - 2007 Change Your Mind, Change The World
... Talks included Venerable Heng Sure's insight on whether "Buddhist Activism" is an oxymoron, Venerable Yuan Zhi's on "Love" - is it all you need? Venerable Christine Roberts ...
List Of Venerable People (Roman Catholic)
... In the Roman Catholic Church's Latin rite, The Venerable is the style used for a person who has been posthumously declared "heroic in virtue" during the investigation and process leading to ... The following is an incomplete list of people declared to be venerable ... The Venerable Date of death Date declared venerable Agnelo de Souza 1986 ... Anne de Guigne 1990 ... Anne de Xainctonge 1900 ... Antonietta Meo 2007 ... Benedetta Bianchi ...
Serbian Saints
... Venerable Avakum (Deacon Avakum) - 30 December Venerable Anastasia of Serbia (Ana Nemanjić) - 6 July Venerable Angelina of Serbia (Angelina Branković) - 12 August and 23 December Saint Arsenije I Sremac - 10 ... Platon Jovanović (Bishop of Banja Luka) - 5 May Venerable Prohor of Pčinja - 1 November, see Prohor Pčinjski Venerable Rafailo of Banat - 29 August ...
... Venerable Sumangalo (1903—1963) was born as Robert Stuart Clifton in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States in 1903 ... visited Singapore on a Dharma tour in late 1959 with another American Buddhist monk, Venerable Susiddhi ... Venerable Sumangalo died on 6 February 1963 and was cremated in Penang ...

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    Constant revolutionizing of production ... distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    For mankind, speech with a capital S is especially meaningful and committing, more than the content communicated. The outcry of the newborn and the sound of the bells are fraught with mystery more than the baby’s woeful face or the venerable tower.
    Paul Goodman (1911–1972)

    Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)