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From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: Excerpts from The Gospel of Truth, Part 2 of 2

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From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: Excerpts from The Gospel of Truth, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue reading from the excerpts of the Gospel of Truth, part of the Nag Hammadi Library. The scripture inspires us with the indescribable security, love and sense of belonging that one’s soul experiences being in a perfect union with one’s Creator, and resting in the Truth. “‘He [Christ] is good. He knows His plantings, because it is He who planted them in His Paradise. Now His Paradise is His place of rest.’ This is the perfection in the thought of the Father, and these are the words of His meditation. Each one of His words is the work of His one will in the revelation of His Word. While they were still depths of His thought, the Word, which was first to come forth, revealed them, along with a mind that speaks the one Word in silent grace. He was called ‘thought,’ since they were in it before being revealed. It came about, then, that He was first to come forth, at the time when the will of Him who willed desired it. And the Will is what the Father rests in, and is pleased with. Nothing happens without Him, nor does anything happen without the will of the Father, but His will is unsearchable.”
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2020-05-07   153 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-07

From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: Excerpts from The Gospel of Truth, Part 1 of 2

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From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: Excerpts from The Gospel of Truth, Part 1 of 2

We'll now explore a selection from the Gospel of Truth, a gnostic scripture, part of the Nag Hammadi Library. The author of the book is unknown, whereas it is suggested that it was written by a disciple of the Valentinian Gnostic movement, or even by Valentinus himself. Valentinus was a prominent Egyptian theologian from Early Christianity who founded the Gnostic movement Valentinianism in the 2nd century. Here, as we begin to understand the great love of Lord Jesus Christ as He watches over God's children, we can also start to see that trusting in God's will is necessary to be in complete union with Christ. “Say, then, from the heart, that you are the perfect day, and in you dwells the Light that does not fail. Speak of the truth with those who search for it, and (of) knowledge to those who have committed sin in their error. Make firm the foot of those who have stumbled, and stretch out your hands to those who are ill. Feed those who are hungry, and give repose to those who are weary, and raise up those who wish to rise, awaken those who sleep. For you are the understanding that is drawn forth. If strength acts thus, it becomes even stronger. Be concerned with yourselves; do not concerned with other things which you have rejected from yourselves.”
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2020-05-06   147 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-06

Selections from The Astral City - Chapter 4: The Spirit Doctor

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Selections from The Astral City - Chapter 4: The Spirit Doctor

Spiritism emerged in the mid-19th century through the findings and philosophy of French educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, also known as Allan Kardec. Spiritism followers explore the nature, origin and destiny of souls, often through afterlife communication, conveyed via a medium. Numerous books have been written that provide insights into the afterlife and the soul’s immortality. One such volume is “Nosso Lar,” or “The Astral City,” by Spirit André Luiz through Spiritist medium Francisco Cândido Xavier. Francisco Cândido Xavier was a well-known Brazilian philanthropist who co-authored more than 400 books. In “The Astral City,” former medical doctor André Luiz speaks from the afterlife of his awakening and healing within a spiritual society near the Earth’s surface. This story describes not only the continuation of life beyond the physical body, but more importantly how Heaven cares for each and every human soul. The following excerpt from “The Astral City” describes how André Luiz was strengthened spiritually upon his rescue from the Lower Zones.
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-05   550 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-05

From the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism: "The Master’s Loving Instructions" and "Teaching the Tao to Save People"

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From the Sacred Texts of Hòa Hảo Buddhism: "The Master’s Loving Instructions" and "Teaching the Tao to Save People"

Today we present excerpts of the teachings of Prophet Huỳnh Phú Số. “Later, I will be absent for a long time. Then when the people die en masse that they can’t be buried fast enough, I will come back. Whomever I sprinkle the water on will be healed. This is the time I save my disciples and followers. After that, I will be absent for 10 days, so that they may pay their karma. At that time, the sky will be very dark. Water will rise up to these two hemp trees. At that time, Manjushri Bodhisattva will come down to save the people. After the flood, Heaven will send fire to purify the world, which will burn three feet into the Earth’s surface, turning it all red as brick. After the Kali Yuga ends, God and Buddha will use miracles to re-establish the Golden Age. At that time, the true practitioners will have: The compassionate Manjushri Bodhisattva, Rowing the Wisdom boat to save the drowning. Royal boat sails smoothly in the wind, Picking up the practitioners who will enjoy glory and honor.” “My duty is to teach the Tao to save people, not to cure sickness. But people do not understand and keep asking me for medicine, thus I had to reluctantly use some leaves and cold water to help them, so that they had a chance to be near me and listen to the Dharma, and then practice spiritually to escape suffering. However, later on, the sick will be so many, that no doctor can save them fast enough.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-04   311 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-04

World Unity the Goal – Selections from Writings of Shoghi Effendi (vegetarian): The Unfoldment of World Civilization

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World Unity the Goal – Selections from Writings of Shoghi Effendi (vegetarian): The Unfoldment of World Civilization

In the Bahá'í Faith, 'Abduʼl-Bahá, is the appointed Centre of Bahá'u'lláh’s Covenant and ordained the establishment of the Universal House of Justice and Shoghi Effendi is the appointed Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith. Shoghi Effendi was not just a translator, but also the designated authoritative power to interpret the Bahá'í writings. Today, we present to you an excerpt from “The Unfoldment of World Civilization Letters” by Shoghi Effendi. “Unification of the whole of mankind is the hallmark of the stage which human society is now approaching. Unity of family, of tribe, of city-state, and nation have been successively attempted and fully established.” “‘One of the great events,’ affirms ‘Abduʼl-Bahá, which is to occur in the Day of the manifestation of that incomparable Branch is the hoisting of the Standard of God among all nations. All men will adhere to one religion, will have one common faith, will be blended into one race and become a single people. All will dwell in one common fatherland, which is the planet itself.’ ‘ Now, in the world of being,’ He has moreover explained, ‘the Hand of Divine power hath firmly laid the foundations of this all-highest bounty, and this wondrous gift.’”
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2020-05-02   328 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-02

Excerpts from The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters, Part 2 of 2 - Chapters 9 to 12

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Excerpts from The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters, Part 2 of 2 - Chapters 9 to 12

“The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters” is one of the most widely read of the Buddha’s scriptures. This short but important scripture provides an entire range of the Buddha’s teachings, from the very basic to the most profound. We will now share with you some excerpts from “The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters” as revealed by the Buddha. “The Buddha said, ‘If a person loves the Truthful-Way and yet he tries to pursue it merely by extensive erudition, it would be hard for him to convene with the Truthful-Way. If man sustains his Mind and observes the Way, the Way shall grow immensely vast to him.’” “The Buddha said,’ When you see someone practicing Donation, and though you merely assist him by encouraging and feeling joyful for him, the Merits you are to acquire a cornucopia.’” “The Buddha said, ‘You could offer food to a hundred vicious people, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to a virtuous man. You could offer food to one thousand virtuous people, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to one person who observes the Five Precepts decreed by the Buddha. You could offer food to ten thousand observers of Five Precepts, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to one Srota-apanna Saint. You could offer food to one million Srota-apanna Saints, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to one Sakradagamin Saint. You could offer food to ten million Sakradagamin Saints, but it would be much better meritwise to make the offer to one Anagamin Saint. You could offer food to one hundred million Anagamin Saints, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to one Arhat. You could offer food to one billion Arhats, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to one Pratyeka-buddha. You could offer food to ten billion Pratyeka-buddhas, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to any one Buddha of the Three Tempora. You could offer food to one hundred billion Buddhas of the Three Tempora, but it would be much better merit-wise to make the offering to a practitioner in the state of Non-deliberation, Non-adherence, and Non-attestation.’”
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2020-05-01   211 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-01

Excerpts from The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters, Part 1 of 2 - Chapter 2 and Chapters 4 to 8

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Excerpts from The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters, Part 1 of 2 - Chapter 2 and Chapters 4 to 8

“The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters” is thought to be the first Buddhist sutra from India to be translated into Chinese. During the first century AD, His Majesty Emperor Ming of China one night dreamt of a “Golden Being” with light surrounding His body who flew into the palace. The next morning, His Mejesty Emperor Ming summoned all his ministers and high officials to find out who this “Golden Being” might be. One of his ministers told the emperor about a great spiritual Master named Buddha whose teachings originated in India. Realizing that this must be the “Golden Being” in his dream, the emperor asked that a delegation go to the region where the Buddha had lived. He instructed them to request Buddhist scriptures that could help enlighten the Chinese people. The delegates traveled to India, where they were able to obtain Sanskrit sutras. They also invited the Venerated Kasyapa Matanga and Dharmaraksha, whom they met during the trip, to return with them and assist in translation. We will now share with you some excerpts from “The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters,” as revealed by the Buddha. “Chapter 4: Concurrent Definitions of Good and Evil ‘The Buddha said, “Multibeings could perform Virtues in ten ways, and so could they perpetrate Vices in ten ways. What are these Ten Vices? There are three in the Body, four in the Mouth, and three in the Mind. The three Physical Vices are Killing, Stealing and Copulation. The four Oral Vices are Alienating Speeches, Scurrilous Words, Untruthful Language, and Meaningless Chatters. The three Mental Vices are Jealousy, Resentment, and Ignorance. These Ten Vices are against the Sacred Way, and so they are also called the Ten Vile Deeds. If these Vices are terminated, that will result in the Ten Virtues.”’”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-30   210 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-30

From One Soul to Another: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3, May 15, 1999

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From One Soul to Another: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3, May 15, 1999

“God has two attributes: form and formless. And even in the attribute of form, Hes has two forms. If Hes wants to materialize in this world, Hes becomes like this. All of these are God materializations. That’s why the Bible says, ‘God dwells within you.’ It’s really funny how you don’t know you are God. And there is another form, invisible form, that God manifests also when you meditate within, to communicate with you. That is a little higher level. In the highest level, God is formless: God is only bliss, light, happiness, indescribable ecstasy; indescribable. And when you see the invisible form inside of God, you already feel so ecstatic, you already lose yourself in Hirm; you don’t know what to do already. And if we come to the highest level, then we become one with God, like Jesus said, ‘I and my Father are one.’ And then, later you even have no more ‘I’ and no more ‘Father,’ but only Father, only God, and then everything you’ll say, ‘Not I do, but God does it. My Father does it.' To know God is very instantly; to get to the higher level or the highest level takes some more time. Because just like in the Bible, it says, ‘In my Father’s house, there are many mansions.’ That means many different attributes of God we must know, one by one.” “But God is above all that. God is all love, forgiving. God is always with us, wants to protect us, to give us all the happiness that we want. Just that we have to contact Hirm to receive it.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-29   377 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-29

From One Soul to Another, Part 2 of 3, May 15, 1999

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From One Soul to Another, Part 2 of 3, May 15, 1999

“God is always there because God is the Supreme Master within ourselves, within each of us, and Hes knows everything, Hes hears all the prayers, and Hes grants all wishes. But we must know how to listen to Hirm, we must have the direct contact with Hirm so we know what Hes wants us to do. In order to contact this Holy Spirit within us or God within us, we have to forsake the flesh for the spirit, and I will show you how to do that while you are still living, when busying with the business of your daily lives. ‘Forsake the flesh for the spirit,’ as it says in the Bible, doesn’t mean that you leave everything and you don’t do anything,or you don’t eat or you don’t work. It’s just that you forsake it in a way that we will just go in the Kingdom of God with our own spirit while the body is still here.” “There is no way, no method at all, because God is always there. So, even when I talk a lot, a lot, and you think this is the way to God – no! When I show you the way to God, I don’t speak, I don’t do anything, because your soul is God, your soul will know what my soul tells you in silence.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-28   371 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-28

From One Soul to Another, Part 1 of 3, May 15, 1999

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From One Soul to Another, Part 1 of 3, May 15, 1999

We now invite you to listen to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s insightful lecture titled “From One Soul to Another, Part 1 of 3” delivered in Yerevan, Armenia on May 15, 1999. “It has been a very challenging job. But God has said that ‘I’ll give you all the power necessary. You just continue to serve Me, everything I will provide.’ This way has worked for me and has woked for many thousands, hundreds of thousands, of other people who have sought God. So I am sure it works for everyone. And God has appeared to all of us alike. Sometimes Jesus also comes to us, sometimes Buddha comes, sometimes other Saints of the past also will grace our lives and instruct us about our daily problem, also our spiritual progress. Hes has blessed us in many, many ways, materially and spiritually, so that we can share what we have with whomever is in need. In our lives, we suffer so much because we have lost contact with the Supreme Power within ourselves, which is the Master of all beings, this God inside us. Because if we lose this contact with God, no matter how many possessions we have in this world, we’ll still never be completely happy.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-27   389 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-27

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: The Two Paths and The Ascending Way, Part 2 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: The Two Paths and The Ascending Way, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue with Master Beinsa Douno's lecture titled, "The Ascending Way." The beloved Master gives caring advice on how to cope with evil in the world. He also lovingly expands on how even the smallest moments in life can lead us to precious Divine truths and connection to God within. “Even the smallest occasion in everyday life gives an impulse towards benevolence, which comes from God; even the smallest moment drives towards justice and prudence. So, the smallest thing in everyday life may provoke the impulse towards Good, Justices and Wisdom, which come from God. Enjoy the little fruits, which God is sending to you daily and unceasingly, so that you may strengthen yourself on the path, which leads to Love. Receive joyfully the Word of God, which flows into your souls. The Word of God brings the Divine fruits. Whatever may happen in your life, whether good or bad, rejoice. God will turn everything to good. Where God is present, Life and death are one. Abide in God, so that He may live in you forever! Learn the precious words of Love. Study the Word that comes from God.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-25   191 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-25

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: The Two Paths and The Ascending Way, Part 1 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: The Two Paths and The Ascending Way, Part 1 of 2

Today, we present to you the sacred teachings of the Universal White Brotherhood from two of Master Beinsa Douno's lectures titled, "The Two Paths," and "The Ascending Way." His loving words explain how we can nurture our soul, so that we will grow in virtue and knowledge of the Divine. “Why was Jesus crucified? So that people could see what they represent and how they keep the Divine law. Why did Jesus die? To show people what the real person should be - one of obedience who is not afraid even of death. Where Love exists, fear stays away. Life is present, where Love is revealed. When one lives, Light has come. When one dies, darkness has come. Light is the life, which comes. Darkness is the life, which departs. Good thoughts, feelings and wishes represent rays of Light: they give food to Life and also to the soul that is coming to the Earth. Good deeds represent rays and colors of Light: they provide the Living bread for the soul, so that it can know The One Who gave birth to it.” “Make use of the benefits of the small opportunities in life to do Good. Take advantage of the benefits of the small opportunities to do rightly with your soul, which carries the burden of all souls. Make use of the opportunities of the small daily moments in life, so that you may demonstrate your intelligence. It is the only way, in which the soul grows strong in Goodness, Justice and Wisdom.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-24   190 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-24

Selections from The Zen Poetry of Dōgen (vegetarian) – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace: Part II, Chapter 4, Part 2 of 2

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Selections from The Zen Poetry of Dōgen (vegetarian) – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace: Part II, Chapter 4, Part 2 of 2

“Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death, As if wandering in a dream, In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path; There is one more matter I must not neglect, But I need not bother now, As I listen to the sound of the enening rain Falling on the roof of my temple retreat In the deep grass of Fukakusa.” “For six months I’ve been taking my rice at the home of a layman, Feeling like the blossoms of an old plum tree covered by the snow and frost, Exhilarated in hearing the first sound of thunder crackling across the sky – The five red petals of spring peach blossoms will soon be brightening the capital. Clouds are scattered in the autumn sky, But you can see the moon in your mind; I raise up my hossu and say, ‘Look!’” “If you wish only to see the physical moon, Then you will miss the moon-that-is-your-mind; When you see the brightness of clouds swirling about the moon, You may think at first that it is the moon itself that you are looking at, But then you will never behold the actual moon on this autumn night. All my life perplexed by truth and falsity, right and wrong; Now amusing myself in the moonlight, Laughing at the wind, Listening to the songs of birds – So many years spent idly contemplating, The immense white layer on the mountains; This winter, all of a sudden, I see it for the first time as a snow – mountain.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-23   207 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-23

Selections from The Zen Poetry of Dōgen (vegetarian) – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace: Part II, Chapter 4, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from The Zen Poetry of Dōgen (vegetarian) – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace: Part II, Chapter 4, Part 1 of 2

Zen Buddhist Master Dōgen Zenji was the founder of the Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism in Japan, which promotes sitting meditation as the way to englightenment. The Buddhist Master was one of the most remarkable Zen Masters in history and was also an outstanding poet. Master Dōgen Zenji was best known for zazen meditation as well as for his poetry that acts as a complement to the enlightening experience. The book, “The Zen Poetry of Dōgen – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace,” was compiled by Dōgen scholar Dr. Steven Heine. It is a complete translation of Dōgen’s collection of thirty-one-syllable Japanese poetry, or waka, plus a translation of a selection of the Master’s Chinese verse, or kanshi. We now share with you excerpts from Part Ⅱ, Chapter 4 of “The Zen Poetry of Dōgen – Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace.” “The mountain filled with leafless trees, Crisp and clear on this autumn night; The full moon floating gently above the cluster of roofs, Having nothing to depend on, And not clinging to any place; Free, like steam rising from a full bowl of rice, Effortless, as a fish swimming and splashing back and forth, Like drifting clouds or flowing water. If you take this portrait of me to be real, Then what am I, really? But why hang it there, If not to anticipate people getting to know me? Looking at this portrait, Can you say that what is hanging there Is really me?”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-22   240 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-22

Selection from Edgar Cayce’s Christ Consciousness: The Body is the Temple, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Edgar Cayce’s Christ Consciousness: The Body is the Temple, Part 2 of 2

We now continue with more enlightening excerpts, from Edgar Cayce's readings, including his answers to individuals' questions regarding wellness, and how our attitude and love towards ourselves and others affects our awareness of the Christ Consciousness as well as our mental and physical vibrancy. “When the Spirit of the Father, when the activities that the Christ - the Lord - gave to the sons of men - are made manifest in thine own life day by day, then ye become aware of His presence abiding in thee. Then, be not idle in that ye know; rather let it be an ACTIVE, POSITIVE influence in the experience of all. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. In THIS way may YE know, may YE be aware of His presence within thee. Let's change it - in Him. Then there is little need for attempting to heal an ill body unless the mind, the purpose, the ideal of the entity is set in Him who is peace, life, hope and understanding. For He is indeed the Way and the Truth and the Light.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-21   255 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-21

Selection from Edgar Cayce’s Christ Consciousness: The Body is the Temple, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Edgar Cayce’s Christ Consciousness: The Body is the Temple, Part 1 of 2

Internationally known clairvoyant Edgar Cayce was called “the sleeping prophet” due to the seemingly “deep sleep” he entered before he started a prophecy. He performed some 22,000 readings over four decades between 1901-1944. Of these readings, more than 14,000 were recorded, ranging on topics such as reincarnation, oneness, the Akashic records (a library of all human events), ancient mysteries, universal laws, and the importance of meditation and prayer. Today, we’ll explore some of Edgar Cayce’s insightful readings about how for those seeking to know God, our body and actions are a channel through which the Christ Consciousness awaits to be awakened. “Thy body is indeed the temple of the living God. Where in thy body, then, is the door through which – when ye open it – the Christ may come in, the Christ-Conscience? ‘Ye abiding in me and I in the Father, ye may know that consciousness that I and the Father abide in thee.’ That is the manner in which the individual, the soul, may at THIS time become more and more aware of the Christ Consciousness, that manifested by and through the Lord Jesus, that is the promise and the sureness as shown in Him from the Father unto thee.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-20   214 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-20

Selections from The World’s Advance Thought – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Selections from The World’s Advance Thought – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We now share with you selections from the periodical – The World’s Advance Thought. “Of the three great evils in the world, flesh-eating, liquor-drinking and tabacco-using, the eating of flesh is the only one directly based upon cruelty and murder (the greatest crimes in the calendar); it is the only one of the three, above mentioned, that makes an inferno of the happy lives of innocent animals; that starves countless numbers of them in winter’s freezing weather; and brutally inflicts nameless tortures and torments upon them in transporting them to the slaughterhouses by sea and land in summer’s stifling heat. Now we wish to speak of the agonizing, torturing results to those, who disregarding these unspeakable happenings, eat the murdered flesh of these creatures, done most brutally to their death with all this long agony and fear upon them.” “There can be no excuse in this enlightened age for the flesh-eating habit to continue. The Truth that ‘sets free’ is now everywhere known, and it is the only thing that must be put in practice to wipe out forever the error that destroys – else the fearful price must be paid. If you have no regard for the harmony and happiness of lesser forms of life, there is no power in the Universe that has any regard for the harmony and happiness of your life. ‘As ye give, ye receive.’ And the hades, O Humanity, you have made of the lives of animals (equally the handiwork of God with your own) is returned to you with its increases, in diseases, disasters, war and their wholesale horrors, terrors and destruction.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-18   271 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-18

Selections from The World’s Advance Thought – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Selections from The World’s Advance Thought – a Periodical by Lucy A. Mallory (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The Spirited periodical — The World's Advance Thought, was founded by Lucy A. Mallory in 1886. Lucy Mallory was a woman way ahead of her time, and she is very well known in the field of metaphysics, creative visualization and positive thinking. She was an eminent philosopher, humanitarian, feminist, animal lover and animal rights activist, and vegetarian advocate of that century. We now share with you selections from the periodical - The World's Advance Thought. THE VOICE OF GOD "O the Divine persuasiveness, the speech of everlasting tenderness, the Voice that is God's Heart, in music running over, informing all the barren wastes of Night, transforming all its darkness into day. Worlds hear it, and they clothe themselves in flowers; Suns hear it, and grow opulent with worlds; Heaven hears it, and each Angel leaps to song, and every heart melts in its kindred heart, and all the Universe melts into God..." WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A VEGETARIAN "'Vegetarian' comes from the old Latin root, 'vegetus,' meaning 'vigorous,' 'healthful,' 'vital,' it means much more. With a body built of clean, humane food, refining processes take place which entirely regenerate and place one on a plane of ethical and spiritual eminence which vibrates an atmosphere of the essence of all that in righteous and holy."
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-17   184 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-17

From the Books of the Apocrypha: The Wisdom of Solomon, Part 2 of 2

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From the Books of the Apocrypha: The Wisdom of Solomon, Part 2 of 2

We now continue exploring the teachings from The Wisdom of Solomon about our life here and after. We’ll learn from the following excerpts how essential it is to please God by following His way of wisdom, regardless of the temptations around us. “But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest. For honorable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by the number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of Him: This the people saw, and understood it not, neither did they keep this in their minds, that His grace and mercy is with His saints, and that He hath respect unto His chosen. For the hope of the ungodly is like dust that is blown away with the wind; like a thin froth that is driven away with the storm; like the smoke which is dispersed here and there with a tempest, and passeth away as the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day. But the righteous live forevermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious Kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord’s hand: for with His right hand shall He cover them, and with His arm shall He protect them.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-16   280 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-16

From the Books of the Apocrypha: The Wisdom of Solomon, Part 1 of 2

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From the Books of the Apocrypha: The Wisdom of Solomon, Part 1 of 2

The Apocrypha are a group of ancient books with uncertain authorship whose contents overlap parts of the Christian and Hebrew Bibles. The term “apocrypha” means “secret,” “hidden,” or “non-canonical.” One of the Apocrypha books is The Wisdom of Solomon, in which wisdom is personified – such is the emphasis placed on that virtue. Today we’ll read a passage from The Wisdom of Solomon and find valuable lessons on how being righteous is obeying God’s wisdom and laws, while skepticism, materialism, and idolatry would lead to one’s moral downfall. “Love righteousness, ye that be judges of the earth: think of the Lord with a good heart, and in simplicity of heart seek Him. For He will be found of them that tempt Him not; and showeth Himself unto such as do not distrust Him. For forward thoughts separate from God: and His power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise. For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee deceit, and remove from thoughts that are without understanding, and will not abide when unrighteousness cometh in. For wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-15   222 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-04-15
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