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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   917 Views
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2020-03-15

Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 1 of 6 July 14, 2019

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Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 1 of 6 July 14, 2019

What are four types? It could be also people; it could be also invisible beings; it could be also animals, pets. So now, I classify it all in four types of beings. Because we are all beings. The first type is very lucky for us if we have; they're called "Friends." "Friends" doesn't mean the social circle that you are in only; it could be your family members. So, friend is good for you. You will notice that they are very helpful to you, very coordinated with you. When you're with them, it's smooth sailing. And in our group, we have sixty-plus percent are good, truly, sincerely want to go Home and to practice goodness and to hear the Truth and try to implement the Truth in their lives. And the other thirty-plus percent are not so. And just like other Masters, when They came to our planet, They generously gave initiation and just giving everyone a chance to know this method and then to be able to practice. But not everyone took it seriously. The same with Shakyamuni Buddha. Even His cousin always tried to harm Him.
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2020-01-07   2237 Views
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2020-01-07

Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 3 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

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Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 3 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

“It’s not easy to have always smooth sailing in your life because many things influence you. Because you practice, so you feel your life is much better; a lot of miracles happen. Big things become small; big trouble becomes small, small trouble becomes none, and this is OK, very good.” “Just try to meditate more, to counter all these obstructions and trouble in your life.” “Just recite the Five (Holy) Names, thank all involved, visible and invisible, for your beautiful food. Let it nourish your body and your spiritual body. Say like that, ‘thank you’ and eat, in all love and faith.” “Some of the food is also poisonous. Every time you feel not easy, meditate not well, or something bad happens, then maybe next time don’t eat. So, this is a problem with our world. It’s not because you eat vegan and then you’re guaranteed a smooth sailing all your life, 24/7. So, we eat vegan because we are compassionate. We try to minimize suffering wherever we can.” “So, even if you eat vegan, you try to eat just enough. Try to eat just enough, 80%, and then another 10% water; the rest is for the Light.”
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2020-01-30   2120 Views
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2020-01-30

The Fatal Obstacle, Part 1 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

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The Fatal Obstacle, Part 1 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

It’s just showing you this life is really funny. People value more a piece of paper than looking into others’ eyes and seeing what’s in there, or sincerity, everything. They are trained just to count money, and even ignore the other side of humans, which is more valuable. But that’s life. You have to prove that you have money, otherwise, you are nothing. It’s incredible how people value a few pieces of paper more than the human spirit, and looking down upon people, and then put people down and things like that. So, they choose the wrong personnel all the time. Sometimes you get to a high position because you know the owner or you know the other highly positioned persons, or a big shot or something. It’s not necessarily that you’re qualified. A couple of the banks that I have dealt with the managers used to be bakers or cooks or whatever, but they happen to speak Spanish or German or English. You know, at least two languages, and you’re fine. Because the bank said it is easier for them to train him in financial than to train him in languages. Can you imagine?
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2020-02-18   1101 Views
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2020-02-18

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Birth of Dharma-Chakravarti, Part 1 of 5, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Birth of Dharma-Chakravarti, Part 1 of 5, June 22, 2019

But, you see, the seer, the fortune teller, told the royalty that, "Maharaj! As such, all the signs and circumstances point at that fact that your son, the benefactor of mankind, will be a Dharma-Chakravarti." Wow! What a Being! Not born yet, and so much praise, so much position, high standard, already predicted about Him. Now it's His birth, coming. They describe His birth. "It was springtime and the nature was in full bloom. The atmosphere was clean and pure. Cool and fragrant breeze infused joy in every particle of the nature. In the soundless quietude of the midnight, the sky was fluorescent with milky moonlight." "At that auspicious moment, mother Trishla gave birth to a divine Child." "The Child was the embodiment of divine Light. As soon as He was born, the world was filled with radiant Light. It appeared as if, to behold this divine Light, even the blind were blessed with eyes." "All the three worlds (Heaven, Earth and hell) were filled with waves of happiness. With the birth of the Child, the whole atmosphere underwent a strange change for quite some time." "Hearing the news of the birth of Lord Mahavir Swami..." "All the inhabitants of the dimensions of gods danced with joy." "At dawn, a maid named Priyamvada rushed to King Siddhartha and announced..."
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2020-03-01   1041 Views
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2020-03-01

The Fatal Obstacle, Part 2 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

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The Fatal Obstacle, Part 2 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

“There dogs, they're high level already. They are Fourth already. And you guys are still crawling under there, some of you. So much for the attachment of the worldly stuff! Even attachment to husband and wife is also attachment.” “If you have just little bit of arrogance, sometimes you are in a high position in society, and it’s very difficult to be humble. You don’t have to be if you are a Buddha. But to your superior, you should be. Otherwise, you are lost very quick!” “Anything, anything could affect you - your personality, your background, your education, your job, your associations, your friends, before you met me. Everything makes an impact on you, and you are in a square box. So, enlightenment lifts your soul up, but your personality, you have to retrain it to fit a saintly person.” “The whole universe is watching what you're doing. Anything you do bad to me, just even a little bit, a little feel proud, arrogant towards me. Even if I forgive you or I don’t scold you or I don’t care about that, it’s still bad for you.”
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2020-02-19   956 Views
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2020-02-19

Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 2 of 6 July 14, 2019

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Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 2 of 6 July 14, 2019

Friends, they are always there when you're in trouble. And their energy will always lend you some help, even though you don't know it; they also don't know about it. But you just feel comforted when you're around them. And you two seem to get on well in many subjects. And of course, "Enemy" is the opposite. We are born in this human body and we are not allowed to know many things. Therefore, a lot of times we do wrong without realizing it, especially without anyone teaching us in advance, without a wise teacher to tell us what's right from wrong. And even then, if somebody taught us, sometimes we still can do wrong because the mind and the maya pushing it; and our karmic background from (past) lives coming back also leading us astray, making us do things wrong; or the situation forces us to do something that we don't like to do, but we just have to. All the Bodhisattvas and the Buddhas warning us that the Bodhisattvas have always been there to help us all the time, even lifting us away from hell, if we were repentant and sincere, and given another chance to redeem our mistakes.
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2020-01-08   1966 Views
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2020-01-08

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   963 Views
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2020-03-14

Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 2 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

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Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 2 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

Our lives are governed by many things. Not just the food we eat or the water we drink. The moon and stars and all other planets also have influence on us. When we are initiated, and practice the Quan Yin Method, it’s a little better. Only the celestial body that’s near us can influence us some. But if we practice diligently, then only karma of the past, meaning the karma that we have to pay in this lifetime, can influence us. Other celestial bodies cannot. But we still can be influenced by many things if we don’t practice enough. Even the food we eat. Even if the Master is free from all the influences, from what He / She eats or does, it’s still the disciples’ karma and disciples’ influence by other factors that still can influence the Master as well. So, many things we eat are making trouble for our lives as well. It’s even the fresh grapes, the black ones, or the purple ones. They will evoke some karma from the past life, or from this lifetime, from your previous enemies. It depends on what kind of enemies you have. It might not evoke the enemy’s revenge of harming you if it is long, many lifetimes before, but some lifetimes near to you, maybe five lifetimes before this life.
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2020-01-29   1933 Views
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2020-01-29

Master the Mind to Fully Manifest Buddha Nature, Part 1 of 3 Mar. 3, 2005

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Master the Mind to Fully Manifest Buddha Nature, Part 1 of 3 Mar. 3, 2005

Even if you are high level, you have to train your mind. Understand this? You’re high level because of God’s grace. It’s not necessarily always your merit. The mind, it’s never gone to the Fifth Level, understand? Can never! So, it’s not just that you have some billions of points, you become Buddhas, and that’s that. You have to remember to refine your character and to train your mind to be efficient in every way possible, and to direct the mind always into service, unconditional love. The soul is OK already. The soul, I take care. Now, you have to take care of your mind, your character, your heart, because it’s possible that even though you’ve become a Buddha, but your mind has stood still for a while, rusty, and you forget to be vigilant. To be Master of the mind.
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2020-01-25   1747 Views
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2020-01-25

Master the Mind to Fully Manifest Buddha Nature, Part 3 of 3 Mar. 3, 2005

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Master the Mind to Fully Manifest Buddha Nature, Part 3 of 3 Mar. 3, 2005

Do not be too proud if you are successful. Because if you are too proud or too confident, you could do wrong. So, always be very vigilant about what you think, and what you do. Otherwise, it’s always messed up, not just your life, everybody else’s life, understand? Every time we do something wrong, we cause karma. And if you do something wrong against me, that is worse. On top of that, you mess up with the whole world’s life and karma, and everything. You obstruct the mission of the Master, and that influences the whole planet, or the whole universe even, and your karma is huge, do you understand? I told you already, it’s easier to get a Buddha than to train the mind. So do not have an illusion that when a person becomes a Buddha, he is perfect already immediately. So, don’t poison him further than he’s already suffocated with. Not too much praising, not prostrating, leave the Buddhas alone, or he’ll die quick. You have to practice like there is no tomorrow for you. It’s all about inside things; it’s not the outside.
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2020-01-27   1324 Views
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2020-01-27

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 2 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 2 of 4, June 15, 2019

There are two sides in this life. One side is the material world, the other side is the spiritual world. It's not enough if we only busy ourselves in the material world. We will come back later and it will be the same suffering and happiness. We keep coming and going, trapped inside the prison. There is nothing truly meaningful. Sometimes, we have to suffer a lot before we realize this, realize the most important point, realize that we are really bound by these rules, or by our mind. These things are really useless. People who haven't suffered are less likely to understand. Those who have suffered will understand, because they will cherish the human body, which is too precious and too fleeting. When I talk to you, I have to laugh. But if I'm trapped in a situation, it's also quite agonizing. While suffering, I also realize that it is actually nothing. The world is nothing but an illusion. So, when we are in deep samadhi, the whole world vanishes, even our own person vanishes. The numerous illusions of sentient beings life after life, have manifested into this or that. As the Diamond Sutra stated, "Be free of all attachments, so that your mind will be free."
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2020-02-15   1269 Views
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2020-02-15

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishala, Mother of Mahavira, Part 1 of 3, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishala, Mother of Mahavira, Part 1 of 3, June 22, 2019

I'm going to give you a very, very extraordinary story. One of the greatest Saints on our planet, Lord Mahavira. Here, we begin from the birth of Lord Mahavira. He's the most compassionate, one of the most compassionate, Saints and Masters of our era, I mean, our kalpa, our period of time. At that time, so many Masters were coming and going. Buddha was also around this time. It must have been a very spiritually enriched era of our time. “About 2594 years ago...” “During the period of Lord Parshvanath, the feudal system of rule prevailed in India. However, the beginnings of the democratic system had started appearing on the political scene.” “After His Nirvana, Maharaji Chetak, a strong follower of the Parshva Tradition, was the president of the Vaishali Republic and the federation.” “In the Jain literature, Maharaji Chetak has been mentioned as Videgraj; his sister, Trishla, as Videhdinna.” So, that means they had a long lineage. They came from a long lineage of royalty and famous families of that time. They introduced that, so that we would see, maybe, with such good energy, good atmosphere, that breed the ground that bloomed the blessing of a great Saint to come.
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2020-02-23   932 Views
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2020-02-23

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 3 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 3 of 4, June 15, 2019

There are two kinds of things that I talk to you about. One is for worldly things; I advise you to be filial, loyal and patriotic, etc. However, if I don't talk about worldly matters, there's really nothing to talk about. The Dharma needs virtually no spoken words. Or should I just sit here and tell you, "It's OK, suit yourself. It's OK to do anything. Never mind the ethical conduct, because there is nothing." You know what I mean? But I can't do that, because you have yet to reach this level. Sometimes, I observe that the world is in great misery, but people can't escape. They are bound very tightly by their minds. Do you understand what I am saying? (Understand.) Really? (Really.) Because these things are... (Abstract.) Abstract. OK, that's right. Therefore, preconceptions sometimes hurt us a lot, and make us lose a lot of good things. I am talking about worldly aspects; not spiritual aspects. Not yet; too many preconceptions. Our eyes, ears, smell and tongue, all deceive us; they are really deceptive.
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2020-02-16   1024 Views
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2020-02-16

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   898 Views
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2020-03-16

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishala, Mother of Mahavira, Part 2 of 3, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishala, Mother of Mahavira, Part 2 of 3, June 22, 2019

So now, we come to the mother of Lord Mahavira, Queen Trishla. “One night, Queen Trishla had 14 great dreams. The first dream Queen Trishla had was of an Elephant. It was a big, tall and impetuous, with four tusks. This dream of the elephant indicated that she would give birth to a child with exceptionally high character. The four tusks signified that He would guide the spiritual chariot with its four components: monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen.” “The second dream Queen Trishla had was of a Bull. This dream indicated that her son would be highly religious and a great spiritual teacher. He would help cultivate the religion. The third dream Queen Trishla had was of a Magnificent Lion. This dream indicated that her son would be as powerful and strong as the lion. He would be fearless, almighty, and capable of ruling the world. The fourth dream Queen Trishla had was of the Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and power. This dream indicated that her son would enjoy great wealth and splendor. He would be a Tirthankar, the supreme benefactor of all.”
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2020-02-24   717 Views
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2020-02-24

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Birth of Dharma-Chakravarti , Part 2 of 5, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Birth of Dharma-Chakravarti , Part 2 of 5, June 22, 2019

“‘Congratulations, Sire! Many congratulations! Queen Trishala has given birth to a male Child.’ Filled with joy and ecstasy, the king gave away all the ornaments on his body. He also released her from slavery.” “King Siddhartha called his prime minister and ordered thus, ‘Tell the officer-in-charge of celebrations to organize unique and special birth celebrations. Today announce a general amnesty. Free all the prisoners; write off all the debts; distribute money to the needy; allow 50% subsidy on all purchases from all traders; open centers for distribution of food and clothes to the poor, old, and invalid; and liberate old and sick slaves as well. Thus, let the townsfolk join the celebrations free from misery, hunger and bondage.’” “King Siddhartha addressed the guests, ‘Thus, since the moment this soul has descended, there has been a continued enhancement in our glory, wealth, health, and fame. As such, I and Devi Trishala have thought of a befitting name for this Child Vardhaman.’” Vardhaman means ever increasing, always progressing, improving.
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2020-03-02   765 Views
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2020-03-02

Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 1 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

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Overcome the Many Influences in Life Through Diligent Meditation, Part 1 of 3 May 5, Jun 30 & Sep 1, 2019

“In India, people are very simple and pure. Many of the Masters are married, have wife and children; sometimes don’t have children. But they also revere the wife of the Master. They don’t criticize, say, ‘Oh, Master, why have a wife?’ In most of the cases, the Master had a wife before becoming a Master. So, if the Master was not home, they came and sat in front of the wife of the Master, also looking at her for a Darshan. ‘Darshan’ means looking at the Master, reverently. And not just married, but some other instances, like the Master has an assistant, like Sri Aurobindo, as an example. Sri Aurobindo had a French female assistant, and they, the disciples, the followers also revered her and called her ‘Holy Mother.’” … “OK. I like those that are warm in the winter, cool in the summer and eco-friendly.” “Wow. Eat everything. The kitchen will be very happy. That means a compliment. Thank you. See you.”
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2020-01-28   1764 Views
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2020-01-28

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   633 Views
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2020-03-17

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   680 Views
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2020-03-11
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