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Absorb yourself in a broad range of enlightening topics, interviews and scriptures from major religions and spiritual groups around the globe. Teachings from the world’s many spiritual traditions are presented, including Bishnoism, Buddhism, Cao Đài, Christianity, Confucianism, Essenes, Greek philosophy, Hinduism, Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Manichaeism, Mohism, Rosicrucianism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, Theosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Toltec beliefs, Universal White Brotherhood, Native Spirituality and Zoroastrianism. This program also offers Supreme Master Ching Hai’s precious spiritual wisdom shared during Her international lecture tours over the past 30 years addressing truth seekers on the meaning of life, inner peace and other meaningful themes.

The Apocryphon of John (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 1 of 2

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The Apocryphon of John (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 1 of 2

The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic manuscripts, also called codices, discovered in 1945, near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi. The general dating of the books varies from the 2nd to the 4th century. The collection includes 13 ancient books containing over 50 spiritual texts. Let us now read from Codex II, “The Apocryphon of John” from the Nag Hammadi Libr
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-27   46 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-27

God’s Mercy and Truth is in Everything: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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God’s Mercy and Truth is in Everything: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

Let us now continue with a selection from Part 3, Chapter 12, from Rabbi Moses ben Maimon’s book entitled, “The Guide for the Perplexed.” “These words are immediately followed by the explanation that man himself is the author of this class of evils, ‘But man is born unto trouble.’ This class of evils originates in man’s vices, such as excessive desire for eating, drinking, and love; indulgence in
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-26   104 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-26

God’s Mercy and Truth is in Everything: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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God’s Mercy and Truth is in Everything: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Maimonides, also known as HaRambam, or Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, was a notable medieval Jewish philosopher, astronomer, physician, and intellectual figure. Famous works by Maimonides include “Mishne Torah,” a commentary on the Talmud, and “The Guide for the Perplexed,” philosophical discussions regarding theological matters. Today, we will share the Rabbi Moses ben Maimon’s insightful guidance on th
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-25   252 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-25

The Supreme Divine Nature, The Beginningless Beginning: Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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The Supreme Divine Nature, The Beginningless Beginning: Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

“Let us first seek out the spark of God’s truth within us, which, lighting up our darkness, will send us to the holy waters of Siloam to which the prophet summons us: ‘Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings...’ If the heart is filled up with a bitter sea of opinions, if a pit of evil has swallowed up the soul, what light can we hope for among the dark swarm of sorrows? What mir
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-24   136 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-24

The Supreme Divine Nature, The Beginningless Beginning: Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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The Supreme Divine Nature, The Beginningless Beginning: Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Hryhorii Skovoroda was an 18th century philosopher, poet, and composer of religious music. A number of his writings can be found in his songs, several of which have been adapted to Ukrainian folk music. Skovoroda’s work contributed to the culture of both Russia and Ukraine. In recognition of his works and numerous contributions, Hryhorii Skovoroda’s portrait was printed on the second largest bankn
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-23   190 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-23

True Monk: Selections from Jainism's Holy Sutrakritanga Sutra, Book II, Lecture 1 – The Lotus, Part 2 of 2

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True Monk: Selections from Jainism's Holy Sutrakritanga Sutra, Book II, Lecture 1 – The Lotus, Part 2 of 2

“A monk who does not act, nor kill, who is free from wrath, pride, deceit, and greed, who is calm and happy, should not entertain the following wish: May I, after my departure from this world, by dint of my intellect, knowledge, memory, learning, or of the performance of austerities, religious duties, chastity, or of this habit to eat no more than is necessary to sustain life, become a god at whos
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-21   207 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-21

True Monk: Selections from Jainism's Holy Sutrakritanga Sutra, Book II, Lecture 1 – The Lotus, Part 1 of 2

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True Monk: Selections from Jainism's Holy Sutrakritanga Sutra, Book II, Lecture 1 – The Lotus, Part 1 of 2

One of the oldest religions in the world is Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma. Originating from ancient India, this philosophy centers around concepts such as right perception, right knowledge, and right conduct in the attainment of moksha, or realization of the soul’s true nature. Lord Mahavira, who is considered to be the last Tirthankara, was born around the 5-6th century BC, as a
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-20   146 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-20

Leaves of Morya’s Garden: Spiritual Guidance Recorded by Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 2 of 2

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Leaves of Morya’s Garden: Spiritual Guidance Recorded by Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with the Venerated Master Morya’s profound and uplifting messages given to his disciples, and through them, to the world. “I rejoice in the smile undimmed by approaching fate. I shall grant the power to create good not with money but with spirit. Full of travail is your life, but vast are the depths of your happiness in the future victory of the spirit. Banish anger, and the p
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-19   152 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-19

Leaves of Morya’s Garden: Spiritual Guidance Recorded by Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 1 of 2

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Leaves of Morya’s Garden: Spiritual Guidance Recorded by Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 1 of 2

The esteemed mystical and philosophical writers Nicholas and Helena Roerich are two of the most influential spiritual thought leaders from Russia, recognized for founding the doctrine of Agni Yoga, also known as Living Ethics. Traveling extensively throughout Asia to deepen their spiritual studies, the Roerichs eventually met their Master in Darjeeling, India. The ascended Venerated Master Morya,
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-18   169 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-18

Love and Desire: From The Sanctuary of Self - Rosicrucian Order Library, Part 2 of 2

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Love and Desire: From The Sanctuary of Self - Rosicrucian Order Library, Part 2 of 2

Today, we will continue with Frater Ralph M. Lewis’s “The Sanctuary of Self,” and the chapter “Love and Desire,” in Part One of his book entitled, “The Mysteries.” “There are also the intellectual loves, the desires of the mind. The mind, the active intelligence, as we know, can establish ends, can aspire to purposes. These aspirations are mental ideals.” “Each such intellectual ideal, though it s
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-17   290 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-17

Love and Desire: From The Sanctuary of Self - Rosicrucian Order Library, Part 1 of 2

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Love and Desire: From The Sanctuary of Self - Rosicrucian Order Library, Part 1 of 2

The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, also known as the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, is a worldwide cultural, educational, and philosophical organization that is perpetuating the profound and practical teachings of the Rosicrucians. The Rosicrucian library is a source of spiritual wisdom and insight that includes the important writings by the respected imperators of the Order such as Dr. Harvey Sp
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-16   290 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-16

The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 11 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 11 of 11, April 27, 2000

Once you’re beautiful inside, people see you beautiful outside – that is normally the case, yes!…But continue with your practice. Your life is better and better, I need not tell you. I’m just saying that in case somebody doesn’t know yet, they can verify with you. Your life is an example of love and of spiritual blessing; there’s no need to even preach to anybody. 
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-14   562 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-14

The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 10 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 10 of 11, April 27, 2000

I am only one, but all of you feel that I love you alone, love enough, or have enough love for everyone. It is because we practice the way of love and we just know how to have enough. It’s just like how to save money to become richer – not because you earn more money, not necessarily, but you save more.Some people keep telling me, “It’s difficult to know if you’re
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-13   290 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-13

The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 9 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 9 of 11, April 27, 2000

You know the nature of the soul is not that “I am here and I have one soul in here” – it’s not like that! My soul is bigger than just in here. It might be all over here, it might be all me, but it looks different. I know, I know... It’s not like, OK, “God is one and everybody is one with God” – it’s not in that sense. It’s in the s
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-12   427 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-12

The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 11, April 27, 2000

Meditation doesn’t change the world, it changes you, and then, if everyone changes themselves, the world becomes peaceful. We only make war because we are not peaceful ourselves, because we could not know the person next to us is God, we could not realize that we are God and we could not realize that the one we kill, we shoot, we torture, is also God, and that’s why the world is not peacefu
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-11   488 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-11

The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 11, April 27, 2000

There is no person as God; everything is God. We are a part of the whole, and yet the part that makes the whole. So God is the Creator, you see? Hes can make Hirmself into many, many things.(How do the real spiritual experiences in meditation differ from my own fantasies, and visions created by my imagination?) It could be
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-10   364 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-10

The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 11, April 27, 2000

I am not here to prove to you that I am good or bad. I am here to tell you that you are great, you are good, and if you follow my instructions, you will feel, you will see, you will know that you are great, you are good…You’ll feel that you are great, that you know God.You would like to ask me some questions now, or do you want to have a glimpse of Heaven
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-09   329 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-09

Perek Shira - Singing Praises to the Creator: From “In Front of the Blind” by the Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Perek Shira - Singing Praises to the Creator: From “In Front of the Blind” by the Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 2 of 2

Today, we will continue our reading of the Reverend Rabbi Keisar’s book “In Front of the Blind,” an excerpt from chapter “The Purpose of Animals.” “The Whale says: ‘Give thanks to Hashem (God) for He is good, His kindness endures forever.’ The Fish say: ‘The voice of Hashem is upon the waters, The God of glory thunders; Hashem is upon a multitude of waters.’” “The Sheep and Goats say: ‘Who is like
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-07   211 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-07

Selections from “The World’s Advance Thought” – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian): The New Dispensation, Part 2 of 2

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Selections from “The World’s Advance Thought” – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian): The New Dispensation, Part 2 of 2

“Whatever distracts the attention of men from respect and kindness to any form of life; whatever causes them to ignorantly maltreat and despise any form of life; what causes them to praise and glorify a God of Mystery, while ignoring the actual, living, breathing God of Life in all and through all that is and lives, is a detriment to the progress and unfoldment of humanity in the realization of In
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-06   141 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-06

Selections from “The World’s Advance Thought” – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian): The New Dispensation, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from “The World’s Advance Thought” – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian): The New Dispensation, Part 1 of 2

“The Spirited Monthly Newspaper – The World’s Advance Thought” was a monthly periodical founded by Lucy A. Mallory in 1886. The paper’s motto was “Love is the way, the truth, and the life.” Mrs. Lucy Mallory contributed her own spiritual writings as well as the inspired contributions of others. She served as writer, editor and publisher of the paper, which had an international readership that incl
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-05   206 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-11-05
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