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Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 2 of 2

“The point is, to love God even as the mother loves her child, the chaste wife [loves] her husband, and the worldly man [loves] his wealth. Add together these three forces of love, these three powers of attraction, and give it all to God. Then you will certainly see Him.” “From time to time he should live in the company of holy men, and from time to time go into solitude to meditate on God. Furthermore, he should practice discrimination and pray to God, ‘Give me faith and devotion.’ Once a person has faith he has achieved everything. There is nothing greater than faith.”
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2019-08-13   1148 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-13

Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 1 of 2

“You were talking of worshipping the clay image. Even if the image is made of clay, there is need for that sort of worship. God Himself has provided different forms of worship. He who is the Lord of the Universe has arranged all these forms to suit different men in different stages of knowledge.” “Repeat God’s name and sing His glories, and keep holy company; and now and then visit God’s devotees and holy men. The mind cannot dwell on God if it is immersed day and night in worldliness, in worldly duties and responsibilities; it is most necessary to go into solitude now and then and think of God.”
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2019-08-12   1204 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-12

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

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

In one sense, these letters refer to the states of holiness. The first means "Free thyself from the promptings of self, then approach thy Lord." The second means "Purify thyself from all save Him, that thou mayest offer up thy life for His sake." The third means "Draw back from the threshold of the one true God if thou art still possessed of earthly attributes." The fourth means "Render thanks unto thy Lord on His Earth, that He may bless thee in His heaven, albeit in the realm of His unity His Heaven is the same as His Earth." The fifth means "Remove from thine eyes the veils of limitation, that thou mayest learn that which thou knew not of the stations of holiness."
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2019-08-10   1280 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-10

Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 7 of 8

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Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 7 of 8

O friend, the heart is the dwelling-place of eternal mysteries: Make it not the home of fleeting fancies. Waste not the treasure of thy precious life occupied with this swiftly passing world. Thou come from the world of holiness: Bind not thine heart to the earth. Thou art a dweller in the court of reunion: Choose not the homeland of the dust. “Nothing can befall us but what God hath destined for us.” Peace be upon him who follows the way of guidance! After scaling the high summits of wonderment, the wayfarer cometh to the Valley of True Poverty and Absolute Nothingness. “All on the Earth shall pass away, but the face of thy Lord. ”
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2019-08-09   1245 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-09

From Judaism's Holy Tanakh: Book of Mishlei (Proverbs) – Selection from Chapters 20-23, 28 and 29, Part 2 of 2

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From Judaism's Holy Tanakh: Book of Mishlei (Proverbs) – Selection from Chapters 20-23, 28 and 29, Part 2 of 2

Do not be among wine-guzzlers, among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the guzzler and the glutton will become impoverished, and slumber will clothe[you]with tatters. Do not look at wine when it is red; when he puts his eye on the cup, it goes smoothly. Ultimately, it will bite like a serpent, and sting like a viper. He who walks innocently will be saved, but he who is perverse in his way will fall in one. He who tills his soil will be sated with bread, but he who pursues vain things will be sated with poverty. Many seek the countenance of a ruler, but the judgment of a person is from the Lord. An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and a person whose way is straight is an abomination to a wicked man.
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2019-08-08   1301 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-08

From Judaism's Holy Tanakh: Book of Mishlei (Proverbs) – Selection from Chapters 20-23, 28 and 29, Part 1 of 2

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From Judaism's Holy Tanakh: Book of Mishlei (Proverbs) – Selection from Chapters 20-23, 28 and 29, Part 1 of 2

Judaism’s history begins around 2000 BCE with the Covenant between God (Elohim) and Abraham. Over a thousand years later, as the Jewish faithful Believe, God’s (Elohim’s) laws and commandments were revealed to Prophet Moses on Mount Sinai, forming the Torah, which is the first part of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, and the ancient writings of the Talmud, embody the beliefs and practices of Judaism. Present in every aspect of the religion is a single, omniscient, and compassionate God (Elohim). The Holy Tanakh’s Book of Mishlei (Proverbs) is the second book in Ketuvim (Writings), the third section of the holy Tanakh.
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2019-08-07   1427 Views
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2019-08-07

Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 2 of 2

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Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 2 of 2

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the over prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? And what is fear of need but need itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?
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2019-08-06   2145 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-06

Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 1 of 2

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Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 1 of 2

Born in 1883, Kahlil Gibran was an enlightened Lebanese philosopher, author, poet, and artist, who immigrated to the United States when he was young. As a writer, he inspired a transformation in Arabic literature with his simple and direct style, as well as the highly relatable themes he chose. But some of his best-known works were in English and won the popularity of a wider American audience. Kahlil Gibran’s most famous work is “The Prophet,” a book of 26 poetic essays that he began while still a youth in Lebanon and published in 1923.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-05   1805 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-05

Selection from the Holy Qur'an: Surah 7 Al-A'raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets), Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur'an: Surah 7 Al-A'raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets), Part 2 of 2

He said, “Have you considered what you worship. You and your ancient ancestors? They are enemies to me, but not so the Lord of the Worlds. He who created me, and guides me. He who feeds me, and waters me. And when I get sick, He heals me. He who makes me die, and then revives me. He who, I hope, will forgive my sins on the Day of the Reckoning.” “My Lord! Grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous. And give me a reputation of truth among the others. And make me of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss.”
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2019-08-03   1482 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-03

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

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

If the Saints were to convert people by performing miracles, the entire population would be after them because it would not be difficult at all for them to raise a dead man to life in one place, restore the sight of another in another place, etc. But no, that is not the way of the Saints; although it is true that wherever a perfumer stores or display his goods, the atmosphere is full of scent. (Wherever Saints live, even if they do not show miracles, people know there is something extraordinary about them.)
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-02   1695 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-02

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-01   1903 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-01

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-31   1746 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-31

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   1626 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-30

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

Plotinus was one of the most influential philosophers in antiquity after Plato and Aristotle. In his philosophy, there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism and applied it to Plotinus’ philosophy. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic metaphysicians. The issue of happiness is one of Plotinus’ greatest imprints on Western thought, as he was one of the first to introduce the idea that happiness is attainable only within consciousness.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-29   1748 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-29

Selection from the Holy Qur'an: Surah 7 Al-A'raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets), Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur'an: Surah 7 Al-A'raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets), Part 1 of 2

Your Lord is Allah; He who created the Heavens and the Earth in six days, then established Himself on the Throne. The night overtakes the day, as it pursues it persistently; and the Sun, and the Moon, and the stars are subservient by His command. His is the creation, and His is the command. Blessed is Allah, Lord of all beings. Call upon your Lord humbly and privately. He does not love the aggressors. And do not corrupt on earth after its reformation, and pray to Him with fear and hope. Allah’s mercy is close to the doers of good.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-27   1891 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-27

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-26   1949 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-26

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-25   1794 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-25

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 3 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 3 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

All the unhappiness, craving in this world comes from the dissatisfaction that we do not know the real things. If each one is enlightened and rediscovers his own greatness, there is no more crime in this world. All the greed, all the possessiveness comes from the memory that we have all things in Heaven, before we came down to this world. Therefore, to end all these, we should go back to where we belong. Not to condemn ourselves or our neighbors, but to know that we have all things within ourselves, and to help our fellow men to reach also the same level of consciousness.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-24   1206 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-24

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 2 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 2 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

Our wisdom is the source of all learning, of all intelligence in the world. The Lord is the source of all love, be it mundane, fatherly or between man and woman. And, therefore, when we seek this wisdom, we have all intelligence. When we seek this love, all desire is quenched. And we will never seek for anything more. All beauty, virtues will come to us and stay. All love will be filled within our beings and stay, without any effort, because we are love, we are wisdom, we are beauty.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-23   2134 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-23

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-22   2440 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-22
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