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Noun
/ˈbēiNG/,
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beings, plural;
  1. Existence
    • - the railway brought many towns into being
    • - the moment when the universe came into being
  2. Living; being alive
    • - holism promotes a unified way of being
  3. The nature or essence of a person
    • - sometimes one aspect of our being has been developed at the expense of the others
  4. A real or imaginary living creature, esp. an intelligent one
    • - animals regarded as primitive beings
    • - alien beings
  5. A human being
    • - she felt anxiety about so small and vulnerable a being
    • - a rational being
  6. A supernatural entity
    • - a being who had made all things

  1. the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
  2. organism: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
  3. Being (i.e. ''''+-ing, by synecdoche), is an English word used for conceptualizing subjective aspects fundamental to the self —related to and somewhat interchangeable with terms like "existence" and "living". ...
  4. Being is a 1974 album by the Finnish progressive rock group Wigwam.
  5. "Being" is the 5th single of Kotoko under Geneon Entertainment. The title track was used as the second opening theme for the anime series Shakugan no Shana. To date, this is so far KOTOKO's most successful single since it peaked at #4 in the Oricon charts and sold a total of 34,736 copies.
  6. God is the English name given to a singular being in theistic and deistic religions (and other belief systems) who is either the sole deity in monotheism, or a single deity in polytheism.Swinburne, R.G. "God" in Honderich, Ted. (ed)The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1995.
  7. (Beingness) In spirituality, and especially nondual, mystical and eastern meditative traditions, the human being is often conceived as being in the illusion of individual existence, and separated from other aspects of creation. ...
  8. A living creature; The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state; That which has actuality (materially or in concept); One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality; Given that; since
  9. (Beingness) The rewarding experience of being something or someone. Hubbard wrote that "[t]he ability to assume or to grant beingness is probably the highest of human virtues. It is even more important to be able to permit other people to have beingness than to be able oneself to assume it. ...
  10. (beingness) the assumption or choosing of a category of identity. Beingness is assumed by oneself or given to oneself or is attained. ...
  11. (beings) There are many different kinds of visible and invisible beings in the universe. Some are visible to ordinary beings with the naked eye and some only with powerful microscopes. Some are only visible to very highly evolved beings or to those we consider to be “psychic. ...
  12. A person is composed of a unity of different parts, the mind, thought, emotion, personality, body, blood, organs, etc. This word is often translated as “soul,” implying an abstract entity contained within a person. ...
  13. (from NDE) In general philosophical usage, being is that which “is,” without qualification. According to Spinoza, being is both the source and the ultimate subject of all distinctions. ...
  14. ‘By being is understood that which divides into Four Faculties’ (AV B 86); in a sense, as a special term, it is comparable to Heidegger's Seiende, the process of being or what is extant, as opposed to his Sein, the essence of being, which may be closer to the Principles, though as Heidegger goes ...
  15. Denotes a secondary call. In to the northeast corner of Brown's land, being also a two inch iron pipe, the "two inch pipe" is usually the secondary or informative call, whereas "Brown's corner" is normally the superior call. A "being clause" is frequently a controlling call.
  16. The part in us that we perceive as the Presence within that pervades the whole of creation. However, it needs consciousness to become aware of its being-ness.
  17. The immortal spirit that is the actual person.
  18. A term roughly equivilant to "experience", "understanding", or "wisdom". The Fourth Way system tends to view knowledge as matter, and therefore different "levels of being" are associated with different physiological states; ie, a person with a higher level of being is considered to have ...
  19. Any existing thing or object, material or immaterial. Often used to refer to that which is not subject to change.
  20. That which you are. You are pure Beingness. You are not your thoughts, your body, or the events that happen to you. You are the awareness that is simply being what it is. ...
  21. To exist in actuality; have life or reality.
  22. From the book –life and teachings of two immortals – Hua Chi Ni.  Your True Being is Not What you Experience:  A human being consist of multiple beings in one individual.   These are Physical being, emotional being, mental being, and spiritual being.
  23. ‘Being’ as a participle of a verb implies that someone is in the process of becoming something, When used as a noun ‘being’ can mean potential.
  24. True Self; the Christ within you; God-self; awakened
  25. One’s essence, which is fundamentally good, beautiful and truthful.