His own interactions with deities left him more than willing to shun them, if at all possible.
Firdousi accepted the challenge, and the three poets having previously agreed upon three rhyming words to which a fourth could not be found in the Persian language, 'Ansari began "Thy beauty eclipses the light of the sun"; Farrakhi added "The rose with thy cheek would comparison shun"; 'Asjadi continued "Thy glances pierce through the mailed warrior's johsun"; 1 and Firdousi, without a moment's hesitation, completed the quatrain "Like the lance of fierce Giv in his fight with Poshun."
There were pure evangelical forces at work in it; and many Anabaptists need not shun comparison with the Christians of the apostolic and post-apostolic ages.
He that would live to the next world must shun this.
And 115° 20' E.; the second in importance is one which is situated to the east of Pao-ting Fu; and the third is the Tulu-tsze Hu, which lies east by north of Shun-te Fu.
The congregation are thereafter warned to shun all unnecessary converse with the excommunicate (see Form of Process, c. 8).
The same fear often led him to shun all society for days at a time; but frequently he would apply to "professors" for spiritual direction and consolation.
It had its root in the revolt of Samas-sumyukin (Shamash-shun-ukin) of Babylonia, and coming at a time immediately preceding the disintegration of the Assyrian Empire, may have had most important consequences for Judah and the east of the Jordan.'
"As to the governments of this world," he said, "whatever their titles or forms we shall endeavour to prove that in their essential elements, as at present administered, they are all anti-Christ; that they can never by human wisdom be brought into conformity with the will of God; that they cannot be maintained except by naval and military power to carry them into effect; that all their penal enactments, being a dead letter without any army to carry them into effect, are virtually written in human blood; and that the followers of Jesus should instinctively shun their stations of honor, power: and emolument - at the same time ` submitting to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake' and offering no physical resistance to any of their mandates, however unjust or tyrannical."
The Christian must shun everything sensual, and especially marriage, and free himself from the body by strict asceticism.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.