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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Etymology

From Middle English mysterie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mysterium < Ancient Greek μυστήριον (musterion), a mystery, a secret, a secret rite) < μύστης (mustēs), initiated one) < μυέω (mueō), I initiate) < μύω (muō), I shut).

Noun

Singular
mystery

Plural
mysteries

mystery (mysteries)
  1. Something secret or unexplainable; unknown.
    The truth behind the events remains a mystery.
  2. Someone or thing with an obscure or puzzling nature.
    That man is a mystery.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A truth that needs divine revelation.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A particular sequence of events in the life of Christ.
  5. In the plural, in usage until the 18th century, the name given to different trades.

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References

Mysteries: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch15.htm#S9

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