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“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   2752 Views
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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   2282 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   2432 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   2373 Views
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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   1657 Views
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2019-07-31

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.
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2019-06-28   2853 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28

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.
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2019-06-27   2221 Views
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2019-06-27

The Only Criminal is Ignorance: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

The purpose of life is to know God. Ignorance is the only thing to be blamed for all these bad things that happen to us. Ignorance, not knowing God, that’s the only criminal in this world and any other world. Because if we are enlightened, if we know God, we will be so happy, so blissful that we could never do anything wrong, or very less likely to do things wrong because we are enlightened, we are wise, we know what’s right and what’s wrong. So the best thing I can offer you is enlightenment, more than gold, more than diamonds, more than anything that is so-called best in this world.
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2019-06-29   2886 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-29

“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.
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2019-07-19   2012 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-19

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.
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2019-07-13   2037 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13

The Baha’i Faith’s ”Gems of Divine Mysteries”: Paragraphs 25-33

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The Baha’i Faith’s ”Gems of Divine Mysteries”: Paragraphs 25-33

The essence of the divine mysteries in the journeys of ascent set forth for those who long to draw nigh unto God, the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving – blessed be the righteous that drink from these crystal streams! HE IS THE EXALTED, THE MOST HIGH! Veiled as they remain within their own selves, the generality of the people have failed to perceive the sweet accents of holiness, inhale the fragrance of mercy, or seek guidance, as bidden by God, from those who are the custodians of the Scriptures. He proclaims, and His word, verily, is the truth: “Ask ye, therefore, of them that have custody of the Scriptures, if ye know it not.” Nay rather, they have turned aside from them and followed instead the Sámirí of their own idle fancies.
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2019-07-04   2892 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-04

Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 2 of 2

Be humble, if thou would attain to Wisdom. Be humbler still, when Wisdom thou have mastered. Be like the Ocean which receives all streams and rivers. The Ocean’s might calm remains unmoved; it feels them not. Restrain by thy Divine thy lower Self. Restrain by the Eternal the Divine. Aye, great is he, who is the slayer of desire. Still greater he, in whom the Self Divine has slain the very knowledge of desire. Guard thou the Lower lest it soil the Higher. The way to final freedom is within thy “Self.” That way begins and ends outside of Self. Unpraised by men and humble is the mother of all Rivers, in Tirthika’s (Brahman ascetics) proud sight; empty the human form though filled with Amrita’s (immortality) sweet waters, in the sight of fools. In addition, the birth-place of the sacred rivers is the sacred land, and he who Wisdom has, is honored by all men.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-06   2303 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-06

Selection from Spiritual Gems: Baba Sawan Singh Ji’s Letters, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Spiritual Gems: Baba Sawan Singh Ji’s Letters, Part 1 of 2

Gur Mat(Sant Mat) is above all religions. The ritualistic part of all religions is blind and misleading; no matter what the religion might be – whether our own or of other people. As to the good and bad things or the sin and the virtue, both becoming meaningless, that may be. When you leave the British Territory and pass into the land of the Pathans, who can ask you to account for your deeds? While you are here in the region of Kal, you have to account for all that you do. Once you cross over to the region of Dayal (Merciful), who can touch you? This applies only when you have actually crossed the boundary of Kal.
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2019-08-01   1751 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-01

From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 1 of 2

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From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 1 of 2

“I am God.” Some people think this is a great pretension, but “I am God” is in fact a great humility. Those who say, instead, “I am a servant of God” believe that two exist, themselves and God. But those who say, “I am God” have become nothing and have cast themselves to the winds. They say, “I am God” meaning, “I am not, God is all. There is no existence but God. I have lost all separation. I am nothing.” In this the humility is greater.
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2019-07-08   2424 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-08

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

How can we use the knowledge that we have learned in the past life in this life? Well, the present time is more important than the past. If in the present life, we are enlightened, by a Master, the future is no more problem. And the past is also disconnected. Otherwise, we’d have so many lives on Earth, and so many past records, we can’t correct them all. What is Tao? “Tao” is like you say, the Kingdom of God, the Buddha nature, the great Self, the Wisdom.
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2019-07-25   1731 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-25

The Six Enneads by Plotinus: The First Ennead, First Tractate - The Animate and the Man, Sections 1-5, Part 2 of 2

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The Six Enneads by Plotinus: The First Ennead, First Tractate - The Animate and the Man, Sections 1-5, Part 2 of 2

Now if there is a coalescence, the lower is ennobled, the nobler degraded; the body is raised in the scale of being as made participant in life; the Soul, as associated with death and unreason, is brought lower. All this is rather in the province of something which we may call the Animate. Now this Animate might be merely the body as having life: it might be the Union of Soul and body: it might be a third and different entity formed from both.
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2019-07-30   1542 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-30

From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 2 of 2

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From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 2 of 2

Though the words of the great saints appear in a hundred different forms, since God is one and the Way is one, how can their words be different? Though their teachings appear to contradict, their meaning is one. Separation exists in their outward form only; in inner purpose they all agree. The great saints have seen for themselves, not by proof and rote, but face to face and unveiled, that all people - good or evil – are obedient servants of God. Nothing exists that does not proclaim God’s praise.
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2019-07-09   2529 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-09

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

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

We could make it into a golden age again, by living the way of a Christian, living the way of a Buddhist, the way of a true Hindu, etc. Take care of our moral responsibilities, help our neighbors as much as we can, sacrifice some of our wealth, our palate’s desires, in order to help in developing the world and help other needy brothers and sisters. In this way, we contribute our effort to build a better nation for the future generation to come. It is not a loss. It will be to the benefit of our children and grandchildren, and nephews and our brothers’ and sisters’ children.
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2019-08-28   834 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-28

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

Don’t You think that many religions are sometimes responsible for wars and why it is so? It’s not the religions that are responsible, but we are responsible. We make discrimination between religions. We force people into our belief by violence, and that was never the intention of the founder of any religion. Even Jesus when He was alive, He never forced people to believe Him. He said, “Give unto Cesar what belongs to Cesar!” And even people crucified Him, He didn’t protest. He wanted to show the disciples the way of surrender, the way of forgiveness, the way of love.
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2019-07-26   1859 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-26

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   1300 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-26
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