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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 many; therefore keep them out of your mind. Keep off delusion, remove pride, do not practice deceit, leave off greed. Desire virtues till the end of your life. Death with one’s will is that of wise men.
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2018-09-05   1324 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 being free – by uniting his will with the will of God. Chapter 8: Answer this question by recognizing the law of life to lie in loving others and being in their service. This answer was expressed nineteen hundred years ago in the Christian religion.
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2018-09-04   1341 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 author and a master of realistic fiction, who wrote the acclaimed novels “War and Peace,” “Anna Karenina” and plus many more.
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2018-09-03   1355 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 are so powerful. And nowadays quantum physicists and quantum physics say: everything is energy.
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2018-09-01   1358 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 is better for people who cultivate the Way than to resolutely simplify things.Discern whether they are inessential or essential, assess whether they are trivial or serious.”
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2018-08-31   1335 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 have no doubt, they’re sure to attain the Way.
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2018-08-30   1336 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 Buddhist monk, sometimes he says he’s a Buddha. He means he realizes the Buddhahood and he’s one with Buddha. But only if he realizes the Buddha inside. If only he realizes God inside. Then he speaks the truth.
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2018-08-29   1478 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 a tendency to be, it will change. So every religion asks us to believe and to be good, to be virtuous.”
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2018-08-28   1756 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 you, or the Buddha nature in you, both are the same quality: almighty, no dying, knowing everything, everywhere, doing anything and absolutely, absolutely absolute.
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2018-08-27   1513 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, and right conduct-give the Jain practitioners a path to liberation to return to the state where the soul has shed its karmic bonds completely and achieved to ultimate goal of divine consciousness.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-25   1312 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. I do not say that he makes light of these things. I mean that he distinguishes between safety and danger, contents himself with fortune or misfortune, and is cautious in his comings and goings. Therefore, nothing can harm him.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-24   1308 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   1291 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 share with you the sage doctrine of the Buddha.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-22   1377 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 enlightenment. But when to me, monks, 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 thoroughly purified, then monks, I declared to the world with it gods, Mara, and Brahma, in this generation with its ascetics and brahmins, its gods and humans, that I was fully awakened with unsurpassed perfect enlightenment.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-21   1306 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. With the miracles of Buddhism we can’t use the practical science to prove it, because science is within the limits of humans’ knowledge. Whatever you want to do, you use the mind to think. But the evolved ones do it differently.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-20   1417 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 Mr. Bay Dut to help rub and clean His back. Obeying His command, Mr. Bay rubbed much harder, when He turned his face around, Mr. Bay saw an old man. From a yong man, suddenly the Master became an old man with white hair and beard. For Mr. Bay, it was unimaginable.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-18   1253 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 like singing, the young people might listen to it. It could be a way for the young people to enter into the world of prayer, except the sad ceremonies like funerals or Buddhist services. ”
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-17   1340 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 a vegetarian in general. Let's find out why Keiku Sahashi chose the vegetarian diet.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-16   1628 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 addressed in prayers. They refer Her as the exceptional being of purity and innocence, who with her countless and godly merits stands and infinite example of goodness, and of pure faith and living. Watch on for the inspiring prayers and praises to the revered Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-15   1329 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 space. After its own law the Soul’s advances are not made by gradation. With each Divine impulse the mind rends the thin rinds of the visible and finite, and comes out into eternity.
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-14   1494 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-14
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