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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

Because the real transmission doesn’t need language - and then you will be awakened. Your spiritual wisdom opens and you might see the (inner Heavenly) Light and hear the Self-Nature. Like the Buddha said, “Listen inward, listen to your Self-Nature.” Or, like in the Bible, it says, “the Word of God.” These Lights from Heaven or from Buddha’s Land and the melodious teaching from Heaven or from Buddha’s Land, it is our own Self-Nature, and that will make us wiser and freer each day. And then, more and more we will rely on our Self-Nature and our Self Master inside, and the outside Master is only standing by and helping.
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2019-05-30   3381 Views
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2019-05-30

Selection from the Holy Kitab-I-Aqdas of the Baha'i Faith: Paragraphs 112-150, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Kitab-I-Aqdas of the Baha'i Faith: Paragraphs 112-150, Part 2 of 2

Let none, in this Day, hold fast to anything save that which hath been manifested in this Revelation. Such is the admonition of the Lord, before and hereafter—an admonition. Naught shall avail you in this Day but God, nor is there any refuge to flee to save Him. Wish not for others what ye wish not for yourselves. “Lay not upon your souls that which will weary them and weigh them down, but rather what will lighten and uplift them, so that they may soar on the wings on the Divine verses towards the Dawning-place of His manifest signs; this will draw you nearer to God, did ye but comprehend.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-01-19   1406 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-01-19

Selection from the Holy Kitab-I-Aqdas of the Baha'i Faith: Paragraphs 112-150, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Kitab-I-Aqdas of the Baha'i Faith: Paragraphs 112-150, Part 1 of 2

Say: Blessed is he who, at the hour of dawn, centering his thoughts on God, occupied with His remembrance, and supplicating His forgiveness, directeth his steps to the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár, and entering therein, seateth himself silence to listen to the verses of God, the Sovereign, the Mighty, the All-Praised. These verses draw hearts that are pure unto those spiritual worlds that can neither be expressed in words nor intimated by allusion. The liberty that profiteth you is to be found nowhere except in complete servitude unto God, the Eternal Truth.
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2019-01-18   1725 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-01-18

“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

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“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

The king was happy to be so easily reconciled with his enemy, and he not only forgave him but promised to return his property and send his own physician and servants to attend him. “Remember then: there is only one important time – now. And it is important because it is the only time we have dominion over ourselves; and the most important man is he with whom you are, for no one can know whether or not he will ever have dealings with any other man; and the most important pursuit is to do good to him, since it is for that purpose alone that man was sent into this life.”
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2019-07-20   2816 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-20

Supreme Master Ching Hai's Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 2 of 2

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Supreme Master Ching Hai's Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 2 of 2

Always try to stay positive. Say positive things and do positive things as much as you can. Protect yourself, and then you create a wonderful house, a movable house, so that everywhere you go, you take Light, good energy, good vibrations. When we’re in the “winter of spiritual cultivation,” even if we make mistakes, regress in our practice, or lose faith, we should just forgive ourselves. If possible, we should quickly get some “tonics”! For example, we can attend retreats, go to see Master and meet initiates more often, go to group meditation more, read more of Master’s books or listen to Her tapes and so on.
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2019-07-18   2343 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-18

Supreme Master Ching Hai's Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 1 of 2

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Supreme Master Ching Hai's Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 1 of 2

As long as we’re in the material world, every material thing affects us. That’s why we must take care to eat pure foods, foods that have less karmic burden, that have less suffering for our own sake. There are differences between people, not only between Master and disciples. Therefore, I’ve taught you to be frugal, not to be greedy and exceed your share. Do not spend more than you have. When it’s necessary, you can take and use. When it’s not, try not to. Otherwise we might get in trouble. Sometimes we might get sick, or get an incurable disease.
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2019-07-17   2475 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-17

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 1 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 1 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

After we reach the Truth inside, we have both virtues and beauty. All that we like to cultivate for a great gentleman, we will find after we realize the Truth. And it’s nothing that we could describe about the Truth, except when we perceive it, we will be changed into oneness with this Truth. And then we will be living a life of Truth, beauty and virtue. The life of Jesus, the life of Buddha, the life of Lao Tzu and all the other great Masters since ancient times. Because within us, there is the Kingdom of God, there is God Hirmself, because God has made man in Hiers own image. Therefore, we have the almighty power.
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2019-07-22   2409 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-22

The Universal Prayer – A Poem by Victor Hugo

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The Universal Prayer – A Poem by Victor Hugo

Oh, day! with toil, with wrong, with hatred rife; Oh, blessed night! with sober calmness sweet, The sad winds moaning through the ruined tower, The age-worn peasant, the sheep’s sad broken bleat – All nature groans oppressed with toil and care, And wearied craves for rest, and love, and prayer. At eve the babes with angels converse hold, While we to our strange pleasures make our way, Each with its little face upraised to heaven, With folded hands, barefoot kneels down to pray, At selfsame hour with selfsame words they call On God, the common Father of them all.
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2019-07-31   1704 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-31

Poems by Rumi: ”Here I Am” and ”Tales of the Reed Pipe”

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Poems by Rumi: ”Here I Am” and ”Tales of the Reed Pipe”

The lament of the reed-flute is a symbol of the soul’s sorrow at being parted from the Diving Beloved. Listen to this reed, how it makes complaint, telling a tale of separation; I want a breast torn asunder by severance, so that I may fully declare the agony of yearning. Everyone who is sundered far from his origin longs to recapture the time when he was reunited with it. In every company I have poured forth my lament, I have consorted alike with the miserable and the happy. My secret indeed is not remote from my lament, but eye and ear lack the light to perceive it. Only the senseless is intimate with the mysteries of this Sense.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-18   2354 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-18

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 2 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 2 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

Spiritual practice concerns the mind, not the body. After the mind is controlled, the body is controlled. That’s why we do not emphasize to people that they have to practice the position first, but we emphasize that we will give you the extra controlling power, so that at the beginning of your practice you can immediately calm your mind and have an immediate result of enlightenment. We help you to unlock your controlling power from the highest source of the Buddha Nature, or what we call the Kingdom of God in different religions. The secret is we know the way. If we don’t know the secret, it doesn’t matter how hard we try, how sincere we are, we will not have results, as we wanted.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-28   2949 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-28

“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 of 2

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“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 of 2

A certain king proclaimed throughout his realm that he would bestow a large reward on anyone who would teach him how to know the proper moment for every deed, how to know which were the most essential people, and how not to err in deciding which pursuits were of the greatest importance. Learned men began coming to the king. The answers were all different, therefore the king agreed with none of them and rewarded no one. In order to find the true answer to the questions, he decided to consult a hermit who was famous for his wisdom.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-19   2044 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-19

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 1 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 1 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

That’s the trouble with our world. Everyone is so humble and so shy, and does not try to express our feelings and does not try hard to achieve what we want to do. Our shyness and fear sometimes inhibit us and let us get stuck in our daily routine despite our eagerness to find some new solution or some new meaning to our life. And that’s also the reason why I think many of us cannot attain enlightenment, even though the Buddha has promised that every one of us will become Buddha. He is the one who became the Buddha, but we will become Buddha. He said all of us have Buddha Nature.
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2019-05-27   2639 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-27

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

We must love our neighbor, we must even love our enemy; but, it is difficult for us because we do not realize how great the neighbor is, how great the enemy also is, because we do not realize how great we are ourselves. God cannot give peace on Earth if we do not make peace ourselves. Because we have the power. We are the representatives of God here. We must do things that we should do in this level because we exist here. But to see Heaven, to see the celestial world, to see the invisible side of God, we must use heavenly ears, we must use heavenly eye.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28   2889 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28

Selection from the Book of Lieh Tzu: Chapter 1 - Heaven's Gift, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Book of Lieh Tzu: Chapter 1 - Heaven's Gift, Part 1 of 2

Formerly the sages reduced Heaven and Earth to a system by means of the Yin and Yang. But if all that has shape was born from the Shapeless, from what were Heaven and Earth born? I answer: There was a Primal Simplicity, there was a Primal Commencement, there were Primal Beginnings, there was a primal Material. The Primal Simplicity preceded the appearance of the breath. The Primal Commencement was the beginning of the breath. The Primal Beginnings were the breath beginning to assume shape. The primal Material was the breath when it began to assume substance.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-24   2398 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-24

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

It is my privilege that God has ordered me to share this knowledge among our brothers and sisters on this planet. And I will do so until my last breath on Earth, just to show people how simple it is to recognize your greatness, how simple it is to make use of the treasure within ourselves, to get in touch with God and to live happily in the Heavenly kind of atmosphere while still continuing duties on this planet. Because only by knowing God we will stop all hatred and all wars, all misunderstandings between people. Only by knowing God we can dispel these physical illusions, which envelop us daily in our existence and make us feel weak, make us feel hopeless, make us feel ignorant and, therefore, succumb to all kinds of suffering.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-27   2258 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-27

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

Actually, you are already liberated, just you don’t know. So, you need clearing, with the initiation and the meditation process, to clear your vision. Not only you are liberated, your deceased relatives, many generations, will also derive from your merit and be liberated as well. That’s guaranteed. But to become a Buddha, it takes maybe longer. Because you have forgotten that you are a Buddha for a long time now, it takes a long time to remember again. That’s why we need to meditate every day. Because the teacher is responsible for your liberation and will take you out of the transmigration after you leave this world.
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2019-05-31   2562 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-31

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 3 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 3 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

The Buddha has 84,000 methods to teach the disciples. I think I'll make use of every one of them. Anything that can help sentient beings to realize their true nature and leave aside the attachment at the end, it is a good method, it's a good way. It is the same way of learning, just a more charming, more attractive way of learning. Just a way of putting color into this miserable situation and trying to make the best out of our lives while we are waiting for our final liberation from the physical prison.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-29   2741 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-29

Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 1 of 4 March 3, 1992 , Singapore

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Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 1 of 4 March 3, 1992 , Singapore

We should generate always goodness, in thoughts, in deeds, and in speech in order to derive the goodness that we have sown. And the more we step into goodness, the nearer to goodness, the more we are merged into this Heavenly quality, the more we are near to Heaven. I think we can take the opportunity of our civilized communication system to broadcast what we know, to each other, in order to profit each other, in order to elevate our Earth’s mental consciousness into a higher level of understanding, in order to make our Earth into a Heaven. We have no need to immigrate into another planet or to Nirvana (the highest paradise) if we make our world become a paradise.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-26   1468 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-26

Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 2 of 2

Each creature is only a modification of the other; the likeness in them is more than the difference, and their radical law is one and the same. So intimate is this Unity, that, it is easily seen. For, it pervades Thought also. The eye, - the mind, and these are incomparably the richest informations of the power and order that lie at the heart of things. That spirit creates; one and not compound, it does not act upon us from without, that is, in space and time, but spiritually, or through ourselves: therefore, that spirit, that is, the Supreme Being.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-08   3169 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-08

Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

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Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

Excerpts from Book I - Lecture 7 from Jainism’s Akaranga Sutra: A householder, without betraying his intention, may approach a mendicant and give unto him or prepare pleasant lodgings and accommodate the mendicant. A mendicant should well observe and know it that the householder injures living beings to give, he may order the householder not to show such over-attentiveness. Thus I say. Those who are awakened, should not wish for pleasure, nor do harm, nor desire any forbidden things. A person who is without desires and does no harm unto any living beings in the whole world, is called by me ‘unfettered’. One free from passions understands perfectly the bright one, knowing birth in the upper and nether regions.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13   2083 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13
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