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The Universe

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The Universe The beliefs on Universe is based on the speculation about the infiniteness or the limitedness nature of the Universe. There are four ways these beliefs were expressed: *1. The world is Infinite *2. The world is Limited *3. The world is horizontally limited but vertically unlimited *4. Neither the world is Infinite or Limited, nor the world is not Infinite nor Limited. The source of these beliefs came from two reasons: *1.The frame of mind which formed these belief came from the object of focus of meditation taken by the ascetics who managed to reach a deep level of meditation and came to the conclusion that the world is Infinite (if he used Infinity as the object of meditation), or Limited (If he imaged the Object of his focus as Limited, etc) *2.The people who used logic and thoughts and concluded that the world must be neither infinite nor limited but also neither not infinite nor NOT limited. All of the followers of these beliefs defended and clung on their faith and didn't believe in another faiths.

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