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Selection from the Book of Kuan Tzu, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Book of Kuan Tzu, Part 2 of 2

“ He brought unity and order so that even today people enjoy his gift to them. ” “ If the government is entrusted to men of virtue, the state will be safe. If the heed is paid to the five grains, food will be sufficient. If mulberry and hemp are cultivated, the people will be prosperous. If the orders accord with the will of the people, they will be carried out as though inspiring awe.” Be like Earth. Be like Heaven. What partiality or favoritism have they? Be like the moon. Be like the sun. Such is the constancy of a true prince. He who examines the time, finds out what is applicable to them, and so is able to fill his offices with men of ability, may be elevated as a prince.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-25   83 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-25

Selection from the Book of Kuan Tzu, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Book of Kuan Tzu, Part 1 of 2

Guan Zhong was spiritual practitioner. If he wasn’t, he couldn’t have preserved his integrity in the filthy political circle. How do we know of his integrity? We do because he was a good manager, a good administrator of the country. He was a remarkable man. No one could sacrifice everything like he did, except enlightened practitioners or those with noble ideals. He even sacrificed his own reputation. Maybe he kept close observation of other people.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-24   223 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-24

Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 2 of 2

“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”is one of the foundations of Hinduism’s classical Yoga philosophy, expressed in aphorisms, which reveals Patanjali’s exceptional knowledge of existing spiritual traditions and the best practical exercises and approaches to spiritual practice, wishing to attain inner peace, self-mastery, and spiritual freedom. “From that comes glorified mind, power of the organs independently of the body, and conquest of nature. The Siddhis (powers) are attained by birth, herbs, power of words, mortification or concentration. The change into another species is by the filling in of nature. Good deeds, etc, are not the direct causes in the transformation of nature.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-22   475 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-22

Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 1 of 2

BOOK III-VIBHOOTI PADA The Book of Powers Dharana (concentration) is holding the mind on to some particular object. An unbroken flow of knowledge to that object is Dhyana (meditation). When that, giving up all forms, reflects only the meaning, it is Samadhi. The three processes of Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi, when taken together on the same object, place or point is called Samyama. By the conquest of that comes light of knowledge.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-21   489 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-21

Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 2 of 2

The nephesh and ruach are the two angles at the base of a triangle and with that of the apex form a whole or perfect figure. When the neshama, the spiritual self or higher self, prevails and rules within a man, he becomes holy and divine, because he then begins to conform himself to the image or likeness of the Holy One. The nephesh is the lower part of the individuality and its personal manifestation is the outward material body. Without the one, the other could not exist. As the body is to the nephesh so is this nephesh to the ruach. The tuach is superior to the nephesh.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-20   384 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-20

Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 1 of 2

Kabbalah is the ancient mystical school of thought of Judaism. Kabbalah aims to explain the relationship between God - the unchanging and eternal Ein Sof ( The Infinite ), and God’s creation – the mortal and finite universe. In order that the Sanctuary of God might exist upon Earth, it needed manifestation by means of a Word or Logos. In the ages to come, [the science of words and sounds] will be recovered, and Heaven and earth, men and angels joined in unity and living in harmony, nations, kindreds and tribes of man now will again be one people and have all one language, and the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-19   686 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-19

Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 2 of 2

We continue to present to you the ancient wisdom in the Zoroastrian scriptures. “Wherefore is it when they do not allot the happiness of the worldly existence according to worthiness, and they make the soul a seizer upon the spiritual existences by worthiness of action? What is that which no one is able to deprive one of? What is that thing which it is not possible to buy at a price? And as to that which is asked by thee ’concerning the spiritual and worldly existences, the worldly existence is, in the end, death and, disappearance, and of the spiritual existence, in the end, that of a soul of the righteous is undecaying, immortal, and undisturbed, full of glory and full of enjoyment, forever and everlasting…”
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-18   1445 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-18

Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 1 of 2

Zoroaster was a prophet who lived in ancient Iran around 1800 BC. The teachings that emerged from His visions of God have become known as Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrian theology’s main tenets include the existence of one God and the personal happiness or reward that is the natural outcome of using one’s free will to formulate good thoughts, good words and good deeds. Respecting all life, Zoroaster was Himself a pure vegetarian and forbade all animal sacrifice. His universal philosophy is believed to have influenced Greek thought and major revealed religions of the world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-17   950 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-17

Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 3, Surah Ali-Imran, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 3, Surah Ali-Imran, Part 2 of 2

To Allah belongs everything in the Heavens and everything on Earth, and to Allah all events are referred. And obey Allah and the Messenger, that you may obtain mercy. And race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden as wide as the Heavens and the Earth, prepared for the righteous. Those who give in prosperity and adversity, and those who restrain anger, and those who forgive people. And those who, when they commit an indecency or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins. Allah loves the doers of good. Allah is your Master, and He is the Best of Helpers.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-15   861 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-15

Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 3, Surah Ali-Imran, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 3, Surah Ali-Imran, Part 1 of 2

The Holy Qur’an: Chapter 3, Surah Ali-lmra. Allah is Powerful over everything. On the Day when every soul finds all the good it has done presented. Allah is Kind towards the servants. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And as for those who believe and do good works, He will give them their rewards in full. A llah does not love the unjust. And let there be among you a community calling to virtue, and advocating righteousness, and deterring from evil. These are the successful.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-14   966 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-14

Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 6 of 8

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Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 6 of 8

Peace be upon him who concludeth this exalted journey and followeth the way of truth by the lights of guidance. The wayfarer, after traversing the high planes of this celestial journey, entereth into the City of Contentment. In this valley he feeleth the breezes of divine contentment blowing from the plane of the spirit. He burneth away the veils of want, and with inward and outward eye perceiveth within and without all things the day of “God will satisfy everyone out of His abundance.” From sorrow he turneth to bliss, and from grief to joy, and from anguish and dejection to delight and rapture.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-13   691 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-13

Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 5 of 8

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Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 5 of 8

An exposition of the mysteries enshrined in the stages of ascent for those that seek to journey unto God, the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE! “Thou Whose Essence alone can lead to His Essence, and Who transcendeth all likeness to His creatures.” The references that have been made to the degrees of mystic knowledge pertain to the knowledge of the radiance of that Sun. Consider these matters in the spirit of enquiry, not in blind imitation. A true wayfarer will not be deterred by the impediment of words, nor daunted by the sway of insinuations.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-12   828 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-12

From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 2 of 2

“See, I will create new Heavens and a new Earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. Be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create.” Isaiah, son of Amoz, is one of the most celebrated ancient Jewish prophets, and the Book of the Holy Bible named after him nas a lot to do with God’s judgment and salvation. One of the inspiring passages is the prophecy of the Peaceable Kingdom, stating that humans and animals will one day co-exist in love and harmony. Please watch on for a glimpse of the timeless wisdom from the Holy Bible…Judgment and Salvation, Judgment and Hope.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-11   935 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-11

From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 1 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 1 of 2

Isaiah, son of Amoz, is one of the most celebrated ancient Jewish prophets, believed by scholars to have been a vegetarian. The book of Isaiah tells us that God will restore justice and righteousness to the people of Israel. The day of that judgment is called “the day of the Lord,” as God’s compassion will take the form of a new Messianic King. Christians believe that this refers to the coming of The Worshipped Lord Jesus Christ, and that through Christ’s suffering, humankind will fully receive salvation. Thus, the Lord’s new and righteous kingdom on Earth is the glorious ideal depicted in the book of Prophet Isaiah.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-10   1118 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-10

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   1164 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-08

Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 1 of 2

In view of the significance of nature, we arrive at a new fact, the nature is a discipline. This use of the world includes the preceding uses, as parts of itself. Space, time, society, labor, climate, food, locomotion, the animals, the mechanical forces, give us sincerest lessons, day by day, whose meaning is unlimited. They educate both the Understanding and the Reason. Every property of matter is a school for the understanding, - its solidity or resistance, its inertia, its extension, its figure, its divisibility.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-07   1274 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-07

From Judaism’s Holy Tanakh: Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) – Selection from Chapters 1-7, Part 2 of 2

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From Judaism’s Holy Tanakh: Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) – Selection from Chapters 1-7, Part 2 of 2

Better a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who no longer knows to receive admonition. Also every man whom God has given riches and property and has given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice with his toil; that is a gift of God. For let him remember that the days of his life are not many, for God is testimony of the joy of his heart. It is better to hear the rebuke of a wise man than for a man to hear the song of the fools. Wisdom is good with a heritage, and it is a profit to those who see the Sun.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-06   1049 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-06

From Judaism’s Holy Tanakh: Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) – Selection from Chapters 1-7, Part 1 of 2

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From Judaism’s Holy Tanakh: Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) – Selection from Chapters 1-7, Part 1 of 2

The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, and the ancient writings of the Talmud, embody the beliefs and practices of Judaism. The Holy Tanakh’s Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) was written at around 450-200 BCE. The author is not clearly known but introduces himself as a son of King David. The Book of Kohelet emphasizes the importance of living in wisdom and righteousness by keeping God’s commandments, as the author relates his own experiences and the lessons from them. These sacred writings also remind us the earthly life is ephemeral, whereas the House of God is everlasting, and that no matter whether we are wise or foolish, rich or poor, we all are to be humble before God.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-05   870 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-05

From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “The Song of the Staff,” Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “The Song of the Staff,” Part 2 of 2

Milarepa then said, “You offered me food and lodging, and l preached for you. This relationship is important. He who reveres and rejoices in the Dharma (true teaching) and has faith in it at all times, is planting the Seed-of-Dharma from which the lnnate-born Wisdom will grow in his future lives. He who has rightly made a good wish, does not have to learn many teachings.Nor must he associate with his Guru for a long time. If the outer conditions and the inner seeds of one’s own mind meet together, thought temporarily one may go astray, the power of the seeds-of-the-wish will eventually bring one to the right path.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-04   889 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-04

From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “The Song of the Staff,” Part 1 of 2

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From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “The Song of the Staff,” Part 1 of 2

Oh, my proud and arrogant patron, Listen to me, you rich man of Ngan Tson. In this month of spring the peasants Of Tibet are busy on their farms. I, the Yogi, also farm. Upon the bad field of desires, I spread the fertilizer of the Preparatory Practice; I wet the field with manure of the Five Nectars; I plant the seeds of the Non-confusing Mind, Farming with discriminative thought. I plow with Non-dualistic oxen Harnessed to the Wisdom-Plow, With Observation of Precepts as the rope, And Non-distraction Effort as the girth. Diligence is my cord, and skill my bridle. With these tools and efforts, the bud of Bodhi sprouts; In due season ripe will be my fruit. You are a farmer who grows annual crops; For eternity I cultivate.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-03   1117 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-03
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