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From Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra, Book II – Uttarâdhyayana: Lectures 3-6, Part 1 of 2

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From Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra, Book II – Uttarâdhyayana: Lectures 3-6, Part 1 of 2

Having been born as a man, having heard the Law, believing in it, and fulfilling it strenuously, an ascetic should restrain himself and shake off sinfulness. The pious obtain purity, and the pure stand firmly in the Law: the soul afterwards reaches the highest Nirvâna(paradise). Understand the world, be impartial like a sage, and guard one’s self. External things weaken the intellect and allure ma
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-05   1404 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-05

Selection from Leo Tolstoy's Book “Bethink Yourselves!” Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Leo Tolstoy's Book “Bethink Yourselves!” Part 2 of 2

“Bethink Yourselves!” by Leo Tolstoy was published in 1904. The call for awakening of those who started the war and also those involved in the war under the pretext of religion, race and patriotism. Chapter 7: Bereft of religion, men possessing enormous power over the forces of nature are like children to whom powder or explosive gas has been given as a plaything. For men there is only one way of
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-04   1436 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-04

Selection from Leo Tolstoy's Book “Bethink Yourselves!” Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Leo Tolstoy's Book “Bethink Yourselves!” Part 1 of 2

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” This very enlightening saying by Leo Tolstoy is extremely appropriate to all of us who always look outward but never reflect inward. Similarly, we always do things without asking is this what God really wants us to do? Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a famous Russian
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-03   1481 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-03

The Loving Heart of Jainism – Ancient Wisdom Guiding Modern Lives, Part 2 of 2

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The Loving Heart of Jainism – Ancient Wisdom Guiding Modern Lives, Part 2 of 2

Central to the teachings and practices of this pure religion is the principle of “ahimsa.” Ahimsa means non-violence or causing no harm to living beings. For Jains, the concept of ahimsa goes beyond the idea of not killing. It extends to no harming or insulting other people by speech or by thought. For this reason, Jain practitioners are ever vigilant to guard their thoughts. Because your thoughts
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-01   1484 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-01

Taoism: Treatise on Sitting Forgetting, Part 2 of 2

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Taoism: Treatise on Sitting Forgetting, Part 2 of 2

The sage teachings of Taoism through an excerpt from Treatise on Sitting Forgetting. “In the course of human life, it is inevitable to experience things. Things are manifold, not up to one person alone. Finding it in things outside and understanding it in yourself within, you realize you have your have your lot in life and you do not strive for what is not in your lot.”” For this reason, nothing i
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-31   1449 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-31

Taoism: Treatise on Sitting Forgetting, Part 1 of 2

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Taoism: Treatise on Sitting Forgetting, Part 1 of 2

What people value is life; what life values is the Way (the Tao). Faith is the root of the Way, seriousness is the stem of virtue. When the root is deep, the Way can develop; when the stem is firm, virtue can flourish. Now seeing as how the ultimate Way transcends form and flavor. When people hear tell of sitting forgetting, if they believe this is essential to practicing the Way, respect it and h
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-30   1440 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-30

To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 3 of 3, April 16, 1994

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To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 3 of 3, April 16, 1994

No, no Buddhists have forced any Christian to become a Buddhist. Just accept each other. Accept. Yeah, that’s enough. All religions come from God. So, anybody just has to respect everybody else religion. Because people understand religion differently. You see, according to their level, they understand Buddhist. Even their own religion, they understand differently than the next person. Like Buddhis
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-29   1588 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-29

To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 2 of 3, April 16, 1994

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To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 2 of 3, April 16, 1994

Listen between Supreme Master Ching Hai and three former Korean leaders entitled. “How the government teaches people to become strong, not only physically but spiritually. How the government as an example of the whole nation leads in spiritual awareness, then the whole nation will elevate, and then nothing can happen to such an elevated country. You know what I mean? Even if there is a tension or
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-28   1874 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-28

To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 1 of 3, April 16, 1994

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To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 1 of 3, April 16, 1994

Now Jesus said, there is one God, creating Almighty. And He also said there is a God inside you. So this one and this one, one, similar. Right, so if the Buddha said, there is a Buddha nature within you who knows everything, who can do everything, who is liberated, who is never dying, never young, never old, never sick, then he talked about the same thing. Kingdom of God in you, spirit of God in y
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-27   1615 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-27

The Loving Heart of Jainism – Ancient Wisdom Guiding Modern Lives, Part 1 of 2

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The Loving Heart of Jainism – Ancient Wisdom Guiding Modern Lives, Part 1 of 2

Jainism seeks to attain enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth. Jain practitioners strive to achieve this by following the five ethical principles, which govern thought, speech, and action. In accordance to their beliefs of ahimsa and compassion, all devotees follow a strict vegetarian diet. The “three jewels” or “triple gems” of Jainism-right vision, right knowledge, an
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-25   1423 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-25

From the Book of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 17 the Autumn High-Water, Part 2 of 2

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From the Book of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 17 the Autumn High-Water, Part 2 of 2

“He who understands the Way is certain to have command of basic principles. He who has command of basic principles is certain to know how to deal with circumstances. And, He who knows how to deal with circumstances will not allow things to do him harm. When a man has perfect virtue, fire cannot burn him, water cannot drown him, cold and heat cannot afflict him, birds and beasts cannot injure him.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-24   1393 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-24

From the Book of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 17 the Autumn High-Water, Part 1 of 2

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From the Book of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 17 the Autumn High-Water, Part 1 of 2

"There is no end to the weighing of things, no stop to time, no constancy to the division of lots, no fixed rule to beginning and end. Therefore great wisdom observes both far and near, and for that reason recognizes small without considering it paltry, recognizes large without considering it unwieldy, for it knows that there is no end to the weighing of things.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-23   1376 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-23

From Buddhist Scripture: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Part 4 of 4

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From Buddhist Scripture: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Part 4 of 4

Buddha or Buddha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni Buddha, was a great spiritual Master from ancient Nepal. He shared the merits of his practice by providing a method for other sentient beings to be freed from the cycle of death and rebirth. The rich treasury of Buddha’s spiritual doctrine on universal truths are studied and revered to this day for their deep wisdom and compassion. Today we will s
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-22   1477 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-22

From Buddhist Scripture: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Part 3 of 4

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From Buddhist Scripture: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Part 3 of 4

“So long, bhikkhus, in regard to these Four Noble Truths as they really are in their three phases and twelve aspects -knowledge and vision as it really is was not thoroughly purified, for that long, monks, I did not claim to this world with its gods, Mara, and Brahma, in this generation with its ascetics and brahmins, its gods and humans, that I was awakened to the unsurpassed complete enlightenme
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-21   1392 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-21

Selection from the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Part 2 of 2

About one week later, one morning, the Master called Mr.VÕ and told him: - You should prepare to welcome your close friends who are arriving soon. Once more he was so shocked, he could not understand how the Master knew this? “Is there any way You can prove it so that we may understand?” He sympathetically looked at them and calmly said, - You should know that science is the child of Buddhism. Wit
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-20   1487 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-20

Selection from the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Part 1 of 2

Hòa Hao Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of the Buddha. It was founded by Prophet Huynh Phu So in 1939. This story was when the Master began to give lectures openly, Mr. Chin of My Hoi Ðong village and his son Mr. Bay Dut, both came to take refuge with the Master. On the day when Mr. Chin and his son Bay Dut came to visit, the Master asked them to go bathing with Him. The Master asked
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-18   1362 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-18

Living a Shining and Cherished life: An Interview with Multitalented Buddhist Head Master Keiku Sahashi, Part 2 of 2

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Living a Shining and Cherished life: An Interview with Multitalented Buddhist Head Master Keiku Sahashi, Part 2 of 2

Multitalented and accomplished Buddhist Head Master Keiku Sahashi applies Buddhism wisdom into art forms, so that the young people will feel familiar with it.“I believe that in order to enjoy our life arts are very important. But one more important thing is to pray. But for some people praying is hard to access unless there is a chance. I thought singing and praying is very close. So if you pray l
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-17   1452 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-17

Living a Shining and Cherished life: An Interview with Multitalented Buddhist Head Master Keiku Sahashi, Part 1 of 2

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Living a Shining and Cherished life: An Interview with Multitalented Buddhist Head Master Keiku Sahashi, Part 1 of 2

Multitalented and accomplished KeiKu Sahashi is the Head Master of Tsushoin in Kobe City, Japan. Keiku Sahashi, is a 6-dan holder in the traditional Japanese martial art of Kendo. He also studied Noh Play, under Mr Kiyotaka Imai. Calligraphy is another artistic interest which interest. Due to the influence of Osho Kugai Yamamoto, Keiku Sahashi entered monkhood. In Japan, a monk doesn't have to be
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-16   1719 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-16

Praise and Prayers to Saint Mary

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Praise and Prayers to Saint Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy figure in Christianity is honored as the Mother of God, the Mother of Jesus Christ. It is believed that She conceived Jesus Christ miraculously through the Holy Spirit, as before that She was visited by the angel Gabriel, who announced to Her she was selected to be the Mother of Jesus, Mother of God. In Christianity the Blessed Virgin Mary has been praised and ad
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-15   1453 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-15

Selection from Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays, First Series: The Over-Soul, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays, First Series: The Over-Soul, Part 2 of 2

Emerson believed that all things are connected to God, and, therefore, all things are Divine. God does not have to reveal the truth but that the truth could be intuitively experienced directly from nature. Emerson stated, “I believe in the‘still, small vioce,’ and that voice is Christ within us.” The Soul circumscribes all things, it contradicts all experience. In like manner it abolishes time and
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-14   1646 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-14
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