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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 4 of 5, July 20, 2019

00:38:16

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 4 of 5, July 20, 2019

“Knowing that the serpent had become harmless, throngs of people started arriving from nearby villages. They worshipped the serpent-god. They worshipped him by offering milk and sweets. But the serpent was lying still, keeping its hood in the hole, in meditation without even a trace of movement. Swarms of ants were attracted by the sweets. They stared stinging the serpent. But the serpent tolerated these afflictions with equanimity. It silently took the last vow. The snake’s body became almost perforated, but it did not react at all. After 15 days, the snake died and was reborn as a god in the Sahasrar dimension.” Wow! Sitting next to an enlightened Saint, borrowed also His blessing. But it’s not only the Saint can bless you, you also must be good. The serpent had become good and purified himself by his sincere repentance and endurance of the suffering to repay all the karma that he made, the bad karma. So, he was reborn as a god.
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2020-03-30   72 Views
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2020-03-30

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 3 of 5, July 20, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 3 of 5, July 20, 2019

"Involved in His spiritual pursuits, Mahavira uttered in His deep and tranquil voice, 'Open your inner eyes. Be calm and remember your past life... Do not inject venom of anger in your life. Rise above the deadly poison of anger.'" And then, "Mahavira opened His ambrosia-filled eyes." So, "When the serpent met His gaze, it felt as if a wave of peace and tranquility had engulfed its inner Self." "Incidents from its past two births surfaced in its memory." "Its spirit embraced enlightenment and its mind became tranquil. It touched the pious feet of Lord Mahavira Swami and resolved, 'O Lord! Now I will not look at any one at all throughout my life. I will not eat anything. I will now at once for all my sins committed during the last three births and improve my future.'" See, affect the being inside not the outside. Therefore, we don't use the physical eyes; we don't use the physical ears; we don't use any physical means to meditate. Everything from inside is the real thing, the best, and permanent, lasting. Be always prepared and really have belief in God or faith in your Master, or your path, or your practice, and all the things that are good.
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2020-03-29   241 Views
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2020-03-29

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 2 of 5, July 20, 2019

00:38:16

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 2 of 5, July 20, 2019

In many cases of the very important enlightened Beings, when They're meditating, even though They're still not yet on a higher level, all the heavenly beings, many, they will take turns to come and take care of Him, in case of some very serious problems. But they cannot interfere without the permission of that enlightened being, whether or not He has already become Buddha or not. Therefore, they are invisible. My hufa, my protectors are also like that. So, He started His meditation, our Lord Mahavira. "The black giant serpent came out of its hole hissing fiercely... The man was standing firm and fearless with closed eyes." "The serpent was very surprised." "It looked at Mahavira with its venomous eyes." Now, "Like flames from a ball of fire, its poisonous eyes emitted waves of venom. But all this had no effect whatsoever on Mahavira." So, the snake "slithered from the line of the expected fall of the body and then with all its force sank its fangs in Mahavira's toe and injected all its venom... All its three attacks were wasted." So, "Mahavira stood undisturbed" "His face was glowing and on His lips was a charming smile." "His eyes reflected the inner compassion. The serpent continued to stare with surprise. Confused by its failure, it was lost in its thoughts."
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2020-03-28   348 Views
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2020-03-28

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 4 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

00:28:49

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 4 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

I meditate in winter, summer, outside. I never have one cold, not even a runny nose or a sneeze, or maybe now and then, but because of dog hair. But I never get a cold. But every time at a retreat, in the middle of it, or just slightly after a few weeks, I’d have a cold or cough. But this is common. In India it’s very common for any guru to have a lot of coughing. And then they have to take medicine also. And then something else comes and then, and then, and then… I will get stronger now, to withstand all this onslaught of (bad) karma. “My first time to see You. After 11 years. The first time I’ve seen You in person, Master, physically. And before initiation, I also see You come to show me how to concentrate on the forehead. You also use the thumb to show me. At that time, I’m not initiated yet, and I don’t know what happened, until I got initiation, then I know, and I know, OK, what that means.”
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2020-03-26   405 Views
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2020-03-26

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 3 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

00:32:31

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 3 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

“Very early in the morning, (Buddha)took a bowl and robe and went straight to the house of the great female lay disciple. When the Teacher had finished His meal, the Teacher, with His own sweet voice, began the address of rejoicing. The lay disciple listened to the teaching of the Dharma and applauded the Teacher… Unable to control himself, he remarked, ‘She is my disciple no longer!’ And the naked ascetic reviled both the female lay disciple and the Teacher in all manner of ways, and then ran off.” “The lay disciple was so embarrassed by the naked ascetic’s insulting words. So the Teacher said, ‘One should not consider the talk of such a contrary person; one should pay no attention to such as he; one should regard only what one has committed and omitted to do.’ ‘Not the faults of others, nor what they did and did not. But in oneself should be sought things done and left undone.’” I’m also pleased to see you and can be of some service, and remind you of the good ways to practice. But I’m more pleased if you put them into practice. The ancient wisdom, you read, you heard about it, but you must practice.
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2020-03-25   455 Views
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2020-03-25

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 2 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

00:32:56

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 2 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

So outside practice is not always ideal. You have to renounce inside, truly renounce. You have or not have, it is the same to you, then it is really renunciation. This woman, out of purity and love for goodness and pureness of monkhood, she gave offering and took care of him. And then he became like a husband, like outside, like a normal husband, became jealous, controlling. So luckily this woman, she’s very, very intelligent. She wants to invite the Buddha to her house. Well, let’s see if this monk reacts or anything. “She summoned her own son and sent him to the Teacher, meaning the Buddha. The boy started out, but went first to the place of residence of the naked ascetic. ‘By my mother’s direction, I’m going to invite the Buddha.’ ‘Do not go to him!’ ‘No, my mother will scold me.’ ‘Well then, go. But when you go and invite the Buddha, do not say to him, our house is situated in such and such a place. Instead, act as if you lived nearby, and when you leave, run off as if you intended to take a different road, and come back here.’ The boy listened.”
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2020-03-24   483 Views
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2020-03-24

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 1 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 1 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

Today, I’ll read you a story. “Thus I have heard, the wife of a certain householder, ministered to the needs of a naked ascetic, named Pathika, treating him as she would her own son. Of her nearest neighbors, those who went to hear the Buddha teach the Dharma returned praising the virtues of the Buddhas in manifold ways. She desired to go to the monastery and hear the Dharma herself.” That’s in India, 2,500 years ago. Don’t copy. I will not be responsible for anything that happens to you, if you copy this Naga monk. Naga means naked. How simple life can be if we don’t have to need so many things. The less we need, the less we are slaves to this material world which is really kind of binding us very, very, very tightly. “‘Noble Sir, I desire to go and hear the Buddha.’ But as often as she made her request, the naked ascetic dissuaded her from going. The woman thought to herself, ‘Since this naked ascetic will not permit me to go to the monastery and hear the Dharma, I will invite the Teacher to my own house and hear the Dharma right here.’”
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2020-03-23   470 Views
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2020-03-23

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 5 of 5, July 7, 2019

00:28:53

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 5 of 5, July 7, 2019

So now, just like every other yogi, or monk, renunciate, the Master Mahavira... He went to another village called Kalambuka. Two brothers, Megh and Kalahasti, ruled this village, the chiefs of the village, the two brothers. They saw the two, Master Mahavira and His companion, come to their village. They suspected that they were thieves or some bad robbers or something. "Tying them with ropes." Oh, this is the younger brother, tied them both up and beat them up to get information, to get them to confess. "They were produced before Megh," the elder brother, "who felt as if he was looking at a known face." So, "He suddenly recalled that once he had seen Prince Vardhaman at the court of King Siddhartha." So, "He fell at the feet of Mahavira and, with tears of repentance in his eyes, he begged to be forgiven." "When released, Mahavira resumed His journey." I wanted to cry myself. Oh humans. My God, when will they ever wake up? Even when I went outside doing lectures for the public, I thought, "Oh, of course, they understand everything." But no, it's not true. Otherwise, the whole world would have woken up by now, would have followed me, my teaching by now. And we would have no more wars, even individual wars, even killing of animals, any problems of any kind.
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2020-03-22   575 Views
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2020-03-22

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 4 of 5, July 7, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 4 of 5, July 7, 2019

In the deeper Himalayas, Rishikesh area, that's the famous place for pilgrims also. Many yogis went there, many Master went there to meditate in the old times until now. So, people believer that it is a very auspicious spiritual region. I felt very happy there, very, very happy. Just as every other yogi, Master Mahavira left and went to another village. It's also good like that because otherwise, if He kept staying there and eating from the same people all the time, maybe they couldn't afford to keep feeding Him. Also, to sow more affinity with different people. That's a tradition of monks. Enlightenment is a higher level of consciousness. Intellect is just a common element of the mind, of the brain, so that you can learn things in the world. It doesn't help you to be enlightened, but it could, it could. If you use the intellect to understand the teachings of the Master, then you will have no doubt. You will be more diligent in your spiritual practice and also be enlightened easier, and that's also possible like that. But intellect alone will not give you enlightenment. No matter how much knowledge you amass in this world, it helps you nothing. It just crowds your brain more and makes you more confused, more maybe arrogant, and more ignorant in spiritual matters, I mean, in the spiritual domain.
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2020-03-21   561 Views
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2020-03-21

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 3 of 5, July 7, 2019

00:32:45

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 3 of 5, July 7, 2019

Better times were in India when I had not much at all. I saw nothing but wanted to see God. I heard nothing, just wanted to hear God's voice. I was completely blind, deaf, and dumb to the world. That's why I dared to go alone into the Himalayas. Even after somewhat enlightenment, I went around, just went around. And then some people looked at my hand and said I'd become a Buddha in the future soon, soon. For my ideas at that time, you can imagine how I believed such a thing. Because I was told that after initiation into the Guan Yin Method, nobody can read your destiny anymore because you're free, free, the moment of initiation. And whatever makes trouble afterwards, it's just your mind, your mind. Your soul is free. OK, now. We have another problem coming for Lord Mahavira. It's a torture by Kalahasti, another enemy somewhere. Now the Lord Mahavira has left the Chorak village. He went to the outskirts of Kalambuka village, another nearby village. Why does He keep going from one place to another? Anybody know? “He is not supposed to cling to any situation because that environment would drag Him down.” That's right.
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2020-03-20   630 Views
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2020-03-20

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 2 of 5, July 7, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 2 of 5, July 7, 2019

Now, let’s go back to India to Lord Mahavira. “He sat under the tree and started His night meditation. Some wayfarers also stopped under this tree. They collected dry wood and started a fire to cook food. Early in the morning they broke camp and went away. The fire was left burning. The wind was blowing in the direction of meditating Mahavira. The fire slowly spread and reached the spot where Mahavira was standing. Gaushalak shouted a warning. But Mahavira had no awareness besides that for His own soul. He was unmoved by the heat of the approaching flames. He was busy quashing the ultimate fire within Himself.” Our greed, anger, and ignorance’s fire inside. He was busy destroying this kind of flame, so He did not hear. He did not hear His friend shouting about the flame outside. He did not feel the heat of the flame outside. “The flame reached Him and scorched His feet. Even this acute pain did not reach the depth of His tranquility. After some time, the fire subsided on its own.”
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2020-03-19   659 Views
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2020-03-19

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 1 of 5, July 7, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Always Concentrate Inside, Part 1 of 5, July 7, 2019

Let’s read the story of Master Mahavira. And this is another one called “Quashing of the Flames.” “Once, leaving Shravasti, Shraman Vardhaman was going to Haliddug village. On the way he saw a large banyan tree.” Whenever any Master is reborn, Their destiny changes according to the period of human history. They don’t always do the same thing. Somewhere, a long time ago, I read one magazine in America. And they said, “Jesus, He had predicated, He said He will, ‘Come back as a woman and they will not recognize me.’” That’s what He said. Like Quan Yin Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara, She reincarnates time after time, life after life. But sometimes She was a wife, just a normal wife, and sometimes, She was somebody else. And in Buddha’s time, She was just a Bodhisattva, no wife, no husband, no children, nothing. You remember one of the stories about Quan Yin Bodhisattva? She was married to a man…
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2020-03-18   695 Views
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2020-03-18

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 4 of 4, June 30, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 4 of 4, June 30, 2019

There’s another one. This one is a story about the affliction by Shulpani. “Wandering, Mahavira one day, arrived near a small forlorn village on the banks of river Vegvati. The villagers informed Him that the ferocious lance-wielding demon, named Shulpani Yaksha…” He was just standing there, meditating. “A mad elephant appeared…Next appeared a black serpent. He caused extreme pain in the seven delicate spots within Mahavira’s body. Even this extreme agony failed to pierce the serenity of His composure. Drained of all his demonic energy.” “All of a sudden, a divine spiritual Light illuminated his inner Self. Then, the demon was utterly humble and with great humility. Begged Mahavira’s pardon. ‘Shulpani! Anger supplements anger and love begets love. If you do not cause fear, you will become free of all fears always. So, destroy the poison of your anger.’ Mahavira spent His first monsoon-stay at the Asthik-gram.” I don't know if anyone could undergo such asceticism and sacrifice like Lord Mahavira did. This is not the end yet.
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2020-03-17   575 Views
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2020-03-17

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 3 of 4, June 30, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 3 of 4, June 30, 2019

“The cowherd continued beating Him. And Mahavira just bore it all and did not move. ‘Stop it, you ignorant idiot! You are committing a grave crime. This person is no thief. He is the son of King Siddhartha. He is Shraman Mahavira, a great yogi and a meditating ascetic.’ The cowherd fell prostrate at the feet of Mahavira and, begged His Pardon. The divine being who had interfered was none else but the king of gods, Indra.” I think they made a mistake here, right? So, Indra is not a king of gods. Could be that he is also king of all the rain gods. “Disturbed by the inflamed marks on the body of Mahavira, he said, ‘Please allow me to be in Your attendance to provide You protection. ’Mahavira replied in all humility, ‘You should know that an ascetic on the spiritual path reaches the goal of purity with the help of his own practice, courage, and discipline. It is never with the help of the king of gods or the king of demons that a soul sheds all its karmas and becomes an Arhat or gets liberated.’ Full of reverence and praise, the king of gods…”
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2020-03-16   841 Views
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2020-03-16

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 2 of 4, June 30, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 2 of 4, June 30, 2019

So, we will continue now. So, this cowherd was beating Him [Lord Mahavira] relentlessly, but the Master still continued to meditate. Can you do that? Only now, I read them for you, so that you can see some examples of past Saints. At this time, He [Lord Mahavira] wasn't a Saint yet, maybe not yet, not complete yet, but He already practiced selflessness, sacrifice, and endurance. Because I was like you, searching for enlightenment and I thought I could find it in books, in holy scriptures and sutras, or stories of Saints and Sages since time began. But I could not find it. These stories alone will not bring you enlightenment or promise you any liberation. But as already enlightened practitioners like you are, it will serve as a reminder. So that you're more encouraged, more determined to go on your spiritual path unflinchingly. I’m doing a lot more retreat nowadays whenever I can. My job is not only to teach you or entertain you, but my job is inside, for other beings. Not just this planet, other planets as well. You help me by meditating and wishing me success in my inner journey and that's the best you can do.
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2020-03-15   860 Views
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2020-03-15

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 1 of 4, June 30, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Afflictions and Rejection of the Divine Help, Part 1 of 4, June 30, 2019

So now, we continue with Lord Mahavira, about His practice now. "The day after His renunciation, Mahaviraleft Jnatkhand." "…He stopped under a tree, and, standing rock-still, started His meditation." "After some time, a cowherd arrived there with his oxen." "He approached the meditating Shraman and asked Lord Mahavira, 'Ascetic! Please look after my oxen, while I go into the village to milk cows. I will return soon." "On his return, when the cowherd did not find his oxen…. He searched all around throughout the night in vain. The oxen, in the meantime, returned and lay down near Mahavira. When the exhausted cowherd returned in the morning and beheld this scene…." "Without a second thought he started hitting Mahavira with the rope he carried for tying the oxen…. Even this excruciating pain did not distract Mahavira from His meditation." See that? He just bore everything because He took a vow of equanimity and compassion. I have told you, before I read this story, I don't know if anyone in the history of spiritual practice would endure so much and sacrifice so much like Lord Mahavira. What I mean is anyone, any normal one, a mortal one, apart from the Buddhas and the Saints.
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2020-03-14   904 Views
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2020-03-14

The Final Battle, Part 4 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

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The Final Battle, Part 4 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

I really do hope this war is over quick, so you can really witness it. It's Armageddon, no? All right. Don't worry about it. We'll win. We already won. They are wounded and just make trouble. Even if we don't have a center, we can still meditate. Meditate at home. We don't care about those things. Even if you cannot have a place to see me, you can see me here. You long to see more, and then you can see. You can see video, tape and everything! It's already something. In the old times, it was difficult to go see a Master any time. And even difficult to hear! So now you can even hear all the original real tapes. Should be happy with that. Many of you already rise up amazingly. You think from the Third Level to the Fourth Level is just one level. Oh, it's a big, vast thing to do! So, if you even rise just one... one millionth of a level, oh, that's a big, big deal already. I feel very nice among you because you have the same ideal. Although the level is different, but you have the same one; same ideal, to elevate yourself and other beings. It's very noble!
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2020-03-13   672 Views
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2020-03-13

The Final Battle, Part 3 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

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The Final Battle, Part 3 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

Everybody will have to go up! It’s too suffering, the lower lever here. Even the Third Level is nothing! Fourth Level is still a lot of suffering, not to talk about the Third Level. Sometimes our habits and everything makes us suffer so much! And the mind cheats you, makes you suffer so much! Everything makes you suffer! The higher the better. And the quicker the better. Since I’m here, I just give a little push. It doesn’t matter. The body suffers a little bit. Who cares? “If we increase our meditation like you suggested, will that actually help Your mission?” It helps you, at least. Do as much as you can, OK? I’m sorry you have to know sometimes of my suffering, of my physical, mental suffering. It’s not necessary, not necessary. But the maya also sometimes tries to get you by letting you know this kind of thing. If you have a little psychic power, he’ll let you know. Don’t worry about me. I’m a survivor.
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2020-03-12   647 Views
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2020-03-12

The Final Battle, Part 2 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

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The Final Battle, Part 2 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

I told you we have only some millions of the other side left, but they’re everywhere, they’re posted everywhere. But I have to also tell you that it has never been so strong like this before. Before, I had some problems, but it was no big deal, and very slow pace. But now, almost like every day or every week! The whole day I have been kind of in a battlefield. I have to think all kinds of strategy, to get somebody out of trouble, to smooth out the problem. They do that, it’s just maya. It’s not even them; they are just the instruments. It’s just one after another like this. Almost every day, something. Don’t worry. They are dying, that’s why. The negative power, dying. Just a few only, and then make trouble. Never mind. It’s a game. They just pick anything that’s concerning me or near me, so to get me. They don’t even beat me. Not directly!
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2020-03-11   635 Views
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2020-03-11

The Final Battle, Part 1 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

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The Final Battle, Part 1 of 4, Mar. 5, 2005

Without the Quan Yin Method and without real power. You go to the Fourth, it’s already incredible. Go to the Fifth, you really need something! And to stay there, you need even more! You need to rely on grace absolutely. Nothing of the human effort can get you there, never! That’s the problem that many people don’t understand. So, you might be very holy, you might eat vegetarian before you were born or you might eat nothing at all, you might sit all day, all night, until your bottom falls off, but if you don’t have the grace of the Great Power, you’ll never get to the Fifth Level - it is extremely exclusive. Nobody using human effort alone can go to the Fifth Level. Never in the whole creation, anyway. Because the Fifth Level is next to the Original, which is the God domain, real, original, God domain. Very powerful! Right. Almost God-like. So, if anything has sunk below it, it can never get up.
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2020-03-10   885 Views
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2020-03-10
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