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Thoughts on Taoism by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Thoughts on Taoism by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We now continue with excerpts from Thomas Merton’s chapter on Taoism from his book “Thoughts on the East.” “My opinion is that you never find happiness until you stop looking for it. My greatest happiness consists precisely in doing nothing whatever that is calculated to obtain happiness: and this, in the minds of most people, is the worst possible course. I will hold to the saying that: ‘Perfect
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-30   201 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-30

Thoughts on Taoism by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Thoughts on Taoism by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The Reverend Thomas Merton, an important Catholic mystic and spiritual thinker, was born in 1915 to a New Zealand father and an American mother. The many life situations he encountered in his youth led him to explore religion and spirituality and eventually devote his life to God by becoming a monk, and later a deacon, at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a part of the Order of Trappists, in Kentucky, USA.
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2020-05-29   259 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-29

The City of God by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian): The True Mediator - Selection from Book IX and X, Part 2 of 2

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The City of God by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian): The True Mediator - Selection from Book IX and X, Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with reading passages from Saint Augustine of Hippo’s substantial work “The City of God.” He explains about devoting oneself to God, and more about the significant role of the true Mediator, Who, through His sacrifices, purifies and renews human nature. “It was truly said that man is cleansed only by a Principle. That true and benignant Redeemer brought low by His humility, ma
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-28   177 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-28

The City of God by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian): The True Mediator - Selection from Book IX and X, Part 1 of 2

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The City of God by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian): The True Mediator - Selection from Book IX and X, Part 1 of 2

Saint Augustine of Hippo was an esteemed late 4th and early 5th century Christian bishop in present-day Algeria. Known as one of the greatest Christian philosophers, St. Augustine was a prolific writer, with about 100 books, 300 letters and 500 sermons still preserved. Among his most significant writings are “The City of God,” “De Doctrina Christiana” and “Confessions.” The respected bishop was al
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-27   149 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-27

Mayan Cosmo-vision: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Mayan Cosmo-vision: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We will share with you what the Mayans believe about "parallel worlds" and the real meaning of "najt" (space-time). "Unlike the Western world's more linear vision, the Mayan perception of time is intertwined with space and frequency. We are outside the limitations of space-time; frequency is our channel to transcendence, to exceeding such limits. When we are able to perceive the essence, we touch
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-26   245 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-26

Mayan Cosmo-vision: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Mayan Cosmo-vision: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

In today's program, we are going to share with you some thoughts on Mayan cosmo-vision and life-purpose. These topics are discussed in the book titled "The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012" by Mayan Ajq'ij (spiritual guide) Don Carlos Barrios. "At this stage, science will not be able to save us unless we reach a comprehensive awareness. We must
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-25   273 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-25

Holy Laws on Protecting the Animals - Selection from “In Front of the Blind” by Jewish Scholar Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Holy Laws on Protecting the Animals - Selection from “In Front of the Blind” by Jewish Scholar Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 2 of 2

Today, we’ll learn more from Mr. Keisar’s book “In Front of the Blind,” or “Velifnei Iver Hashalem.” “Rabbi Avraham Saba: ‘Based on the complete and whole view, kindness of God who is good to all of His creations; a person should realize that the purpose of the milk from an animal mother’s breast is to nourish her baby and not for the individual to do as they please.’” “Maimonides states, ‘There i
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-23   444 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-23

Holy Laws on Protecting the Animals - Selection from “In Front of the Blind” by Jewish Scholar Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Holy Laws on Protecting the Animals - Selection from “In Front of the Blind” by Jewish Scholar Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 1 of 2

The respected Asa Keisar is an Israeli religious scholar who’s on a mission of spreading veganism all across Israel and the world. Asa Keisar is a frequent lecture in universities, elementary and high schools, and yeshivot (Jewish educational religious institutions) throughout Israel. His speeches feature statements from the Holy Torah about the incorrectness of consuming animal products, especial
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-22   432 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-22

On Love: from Socrates’ Dialogue with Diotima of Mantinea in “Symposium” by Plato (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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On Love: from Socrates’ Dialogue with Diotima of Mantinea in “Symposium” by Plato (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

The following lines are from Plato's work "Symposium," where Socrates recalls some of Diotima's accounts of Love. "Not even in the life, of the same individual there is succession and not absolute unity. Which is true not only of the body, but also of the soul, whose habits, tempers, opinions, desires, pleasures, pains, fears, never remain the same in anyone of us, but are always coming and going;
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-21   428 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-21

On Love: from Socrates’ Dialogue with Diotima of Mantinea in “Symposium” by Plato (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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On Love: from Socrates’ Dialogue with Diotima of Mantinea in “Symposium” by Plato (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The Venerated Socrates was born in Athens, Greece circa 470 BC. Many people consider him to be the father of Western philosophy. Others think of Him as an insightful teacher and an enlightened Master. We will now read a selected part from Plato's well-known work “Symposium.” The text depicts a gathering of notable men during a banquet, where they exchange philosophical thoughts. In one of the dial
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-20   437 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-20

Selections from the Writings of Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2 – Words of Advice

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Selections from the Writings of Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2 – Words of Advice

Today, we present to you an excerpt from the writings of Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, “Words of Advice.” “Listen well, my dear disciples who are gathered here, For all those whose hearts have not been spoiled, consider this: The chances of finding a human existence are one in a hundred. Now that you have found one, if you fail to practice the sublime Dharma, How could you possibly expect to find
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-19   397 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-19

Selections from the Writings of Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2 – The Benefits of Saving the Lives of Other Beings

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Selections from the Writings of Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2 – The Benefits of Saving the Lives of Other Beings

Tibetan Buddhism is a religion with a rich cultural heritage that emerged from a wide range of spiritual practices. Born in Tibet in 1913, Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche left home as a young teen, traveling on foot to study and practice with several highly respected spiritual Masters of the time. As a strict vegetarian himself, Chatral Rinpoche also rescued millions of fish that had been destined f
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-18   485 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-18

From the White Buffalo Teachings by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Part 2 of 2

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From the White Buffalo Teachings by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue with reading a selection from Chief Arvol Looking Horse’s book “White Buffalo Teachings.” He emphasizes more on the importance and urgency of a global healing, so that we can secure a brighter future for the generations yet to come. “Our Instructions from Wakan Tankan (the Great Spirit, the Great Mystery) tell us to promote global healing, to teach peace and harmony to the many
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-16   450 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-16

From the White Buffalo Teachings by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Part 1 of 2

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From the White Buffalo Teachings by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Part 1 of 2

Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle for the Great Sioux Nation. This, coupled with his sacred duty as spiritual leader for the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, inspired him to work for a profound change in the world toward peace and increased recognition of the Indigenous peoples' beautiful way of life. Among his many harmonizing
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-15   254 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-15

Selections from Saints Alive by Hilda Charlton (vegetarian): Chapter One – The Garden of Master Jesus, Part 2 of 2

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Selections from Saints Alive by Hilda Charlton (vegetarian): Chapter One – The Garden of Master Jesus, Part 2 of 2

“Jesus appeared outside a bus one day when I was grumbling about the heat of the Orient and the dirt and the dust on the bus. Flying along outside the window was my Jesus, and what He said is for all of us. He said, ‘No, no, not Crucifixion for you. A life more abundant I come to bring.’ He spoke of many things that were abundant. He means everything - your physical world abundant, your emotional
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-14   321 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-14

Selections from Saints Alive by Hilda Charlton (vegetarian): Chapter One – The Garden of Master Jesus, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from Saints Alive by Hilda Charlton (vegetarian): Chapter One – The Garden of Master Jesus, Part 1 of 2

Hilda Charlton was an extraordinary being. She taught classes for more than 23 years in New York City, giving practical lessons to thousands of seekers, about living a life of truth, courage and love. Hilda’s teachings stressed the importance of self-mastery, giving and forgiving, unconditional love, and remembrance of God. Hilda Charlton’s book “Saints Alive” is a collection of extraordinary clas
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-13   310 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-13

From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Book 2, Part 2 of 2

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From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Book 2, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue with “Book 2” from Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations.” While emphasizing the ephemeral nature of all things, the wise emperor highlights the importance of focusing on one’s power within, and respecting the Divine reality of the present. “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think. If the gods exist, then to abandon human beings is not frightenin
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-12   502 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-12

From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Book 2, Part 1 of 2

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From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Book 2, Part 1 of 2

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor of the 2nd century, also known as the last of the Five Good Emperors, after Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. During his 19 years of leadership, Aurelius gained a reputation as a philosopher king. Founding his beliefs on the teachings of Stoicism, the Roman emperor was also diligent in finding his own way of self-improvement. Marcus Aurelius wrote pers
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-11   231 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-11

The Path of Discipleship by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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The Path of Discipleship by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We now continue with Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s engaging and detailed elaboration on the path of discipleship. The admired philosopher delivers caring advice on how one can get in touch with one’s higher Self in order to live a more enlightened life of true inner freedom and completeness. “Outward circumstances can only alter the course of his outward life; they can never awaken the spiritual inner man.
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-09   353 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-09

The Path of Discipleship by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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The Path of Discipleship by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Born in 1861, Dr. Rudolf Steiner was a great Austrian polymath, philosopher and scientist who made influential contributions in the fields of education, science, spirituality and medicine. His writings cover a wide range of subjects, and he published more than 25 books, including "Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age," "The Way of Initiation," and "Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: The Ph
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-08   373 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-08
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