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The Loving Testament of Saint John of Rila (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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The Loving Testament of Saint John of Rila (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Saint John of Rila, also known as Saint Ivan Rilski, was the first Bulgarian hermit, who was revered as a saint while still living. Today he is honored as the patron saint of the Bulgarians, and is regarded as one of the most important holy figures in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Born around the year 876, in Shrino, Saint John of Rila, became a priest at the age of 25. He accepted the path of mo
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-24   123 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-24

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: For the Glory of God, Segment I, Part 2 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: For the Glory of God, Segment I, Part 2 of 2

Today, we will hear more fascinating principles, as well as Master Beinsa Douno’s discussion on the law of Love. “An advanced person has to have a certain inner knowledge–a presentiment for future developments. For the time being, all of you have the opportunity to be influenced by the external world. You are reflectors of the external world, but you must know that the light of others is their own
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-30   169 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-30

Selections from The Mother’s “Prayers and Meditations” - Be Instruments of the Divine, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from The Mother’s “Prayers and Meditations” - Be Instruments of the Divine, Part 1 of 2

In today’s program, we will get to know a saint who, as she stated, belonged “to no nation, no civilization, no society, no race, but to the Divine.” We will learn through her writings how to be good instruments of the Divine. Mirra Alfassa, who became known as The Mother, or SriMa, was born in 1878 in Paris, France. Based on her inner experience and guidance by a Saint she later recognized as Sri
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-08   242 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-08

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 Paradi
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-07   190 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
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-06   212 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-06

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   483 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-18

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   309 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-13

Unity in Diversity through the Vegan Diet: Interview with Father Anthony Chang Sang Loy (vegan), Part 3 of 3

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Unity in Diversity through the Vegan Diet: Interview with Father Anthony Chang Sang Loy (vegan), Part 3 of 3

“Now, we want to have a combination of the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical body; the mind is our emotions or mentality; the soul is the spirit. They are not separated. The spirit in humans and animals, and even in other substances are existing, evolving, and developing together. Should we wish to revert and recover, all these have to work together. The trend of veganism is ex
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-10   235 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-10

The Loving Testament of Saint John of Rila (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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The Loving Testament of Saint John of Rila (vegan), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with the second part of the profound insights passed down through the Testament (Zavet) of Saint John of Rila, as a caring legacy for his followers, written shortly before his death. His message is one of unity, kept by the peace of God, in Whom one finds the source of all wisdom and enlightenment. “The spirit-speaking Prophet David glorified it saying: ‘See now what is so goo
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-25   154 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-25

From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: On the Resurrection and the Father, Part 2 of 2

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From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library: On the Resurrection and the Father, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue with a selection from the Nag Hammadi’s Treatise on the Resurrection, also known as “The Letter to Rheginos,” as well as a passage from The Tripartite Tractate. “He existed before anything other than Himself came into being. The Father is a single One, like a number, for He is the first One and the One Who is only Himself. Yet He is not like a solitary individual. Otherwise, how
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-07   363 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-07

The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice Bailey: Selection from “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” Part 2 of 2

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The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice Bailey: Selection from “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” Part 2 of 2

“He may be a Christian or a Hindu by faith, a Buddhist or of no particular faith at all; He will not come as the restorer of any of the ancient religions, including Christianity, but He will come to restore man’s faith in the Father’s love, in the fact of the livingness of the Christ and in the close, subjective and unbreakable relationship of all men everywhere. The facilities of the entire world
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-06   193 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-06

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   195 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-30

Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 1 of 2

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Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 1 of 2

He is noted for his analytical interpretations of the Holy Bible and for dedicating his life and resources to the preaching of the future establishment of a Golden Age on Earth. According to Mr. Russell’s research of the Holy Bible, God’s Kingdom would rule the Earth through Christ. Among the most well-known of his works is the seven-volume series, “Studies in the Scriptures.” Today, we will read
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-03   160 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-03

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   392 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-05-19

Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 5, November 25, 1999

So if we could not change the whole world, at least we change ourselves, we change our environment, change whomever we can influence…You have to walk the way of Jesus…You must be the torchbearer. You must change…(Master, is it important to be a vegetarian (vegan) to be enlightened?) It is important, it is important. Because, first of all, we have to pract
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-24   206 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-24

Selections from Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya’s Hymns – "Shivananda Lahari," Part 2 of 2

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Selections from Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya’s Hymns – "Shivananda Lahari," Part 2 of 2

“So take it under your control, And show mercy on this innocent one. Perform of I your worship, And you appear before me soon, And you become granter all pleasures to me, Oh Lord, who is everywhere. But if you grant the position of creator, Or the position of Lord Vishnu instead, As a reward for my worship, Then I would have to become a bird and fly in the sky, Or become an animal and dig deep in
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-02   286 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-02

Expressions of Life: A Collection of Poetry by Abu Al- ‘Ala’ Al-Ma’arri (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Expressions of Life: A Collection of Poetry by Abu Al- ‘Ala’ Al-Ma’arri (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“I think our world is not a place of rest, But where a man may take his little ease, Until the landlord whom he never sees Gives that apartment to another guest.” “Birth I chose not, nor old age, nor to live: What the past grudged me shall the present give? Here must I stay, by fates’ two hands constrained, And not leave until my leaving is ordained. You who would guide me out of dark illusion, Yo
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-21   173 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-21

Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 2 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 2 of 5, November 25, 1999

If we want to see the whole Heaven or Godhood, or some celestial mansion, we have to rise up to their place, and we do that by thought – deep, deep, deep thought. I will show you how to garner your power of thought in order to get out of this “gate” here, and enter another dimension at will, anytime. You practice and you can do that anytime, anywhere.We
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-23   261 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-23

Selections from Revelations of the Unseen by Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī: Discourses 1-6, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from Revelations of the Unseen by Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī: Discourses 1-6, Part 1 of 2

al-Ghawth al-A’zam Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī was born in the year 1078 in the Persian province of Gilan (present-day Iran), to parents who were blessed with direct lineage to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī left home at the age of 18 to seek higher knowledge of Islamic scriptures and law. Seeking a deeper connection with Allah, He then studied wit
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-03   269 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-03

Excerpts from The Flower Ornament Scripture, Book 9 – Awakening by Light, Part 1 of 2

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Excerpts from The Flower Ornament Scripture, Book 9 – Awakening by Light, Part 1 of 2

The Avatamsaka Sutra or Flower Garland Sutra or Flower Adornment Sutra or Flower Ornament Scripture or Huáyán Jīng is one of the most sacred Buddhist books. It was written in stages, starting from about 500 years after the passing on of the Buddha. This Sutra is a compilation of a number of originally independent scriptures that were combined probably in Central Asia during the late third or the f
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-22   178 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-07-22
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