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Fill Life with Love and Wonder, Part 1 of 3 May 18 , 1999, Bulgaria

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Fill Life with Love and Wonder, Part 1 of 3 May 18 , 1999, Bulgaria

And after contacting God, we find our lives full of miracles, and everything will happen like wonder; everything will be taken care of; everything will be so much in love, so much in harmony; and our souls will find such a peace that we have never known exists up to that moment. For that reason, since ancient times, many of our Saints and Sages have forsaken the whole world because the bliss inside of finding God satisfies Him or Her so much that They feel almost They don’t need anything else in this world. But that doesn’t mean that they cannot function in this world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-24   283 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-24

Daily Sutras of Jōdo-shū Buddhism Recited by Reverend Head Priest Keiku Sahashi

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Daily Sutras of Jōdo-shū Buddhism Recited by Reverend Head Priest Keiku Sahashi

I am Keiku Sahashi, Head priest of Tsushoin Buddhist Temple, Jōdo-shū Buddhism The Tsushoin Buddhist Temple belongs to the Pure Land School of Japanese Buddhism. Our temple is known as the “Chanting Nembutsu (prayer to Amitabha Buddha) Temple.” We hope chanting Nembutsu makes your life mindful and happy. Today, I would like to introduce you to the daily sutra recitation of Jōdo-shū Buddhism. We wish that all the acts of merit we have performed in this chanting ceremony may be transferred equally to everyone. May this merit support each of us to establish the Bodhi-mid, which is necessary for taking the Buddhist path, and to be born together in the Pure Land. May all the people in this world be cheerful and peaceful without fighting, and live happily with smiles through this prayer! I pray to Amitabha Buddha from the bottom of my heart.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-23   119 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-23

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: In Contact with God, Part 2 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: In Contact with God, Part 2 of 2

So, remember the following truth: there is not a greater thing in human life than prayer. No matter what people may tell you, do not forget the importance and vital necessity of praying, of inner communication with God. Neither knowledge, nor Love and Wisdom on Earth can be compared with praying, with one’s communion with the First Cause. When people pray and put all their virtues to work - that is the power of the prayer. A prayer, in which people do not put to use all of their virtues, is not real. Prayer should include the qualities of Love, Wisdom, Truth, Righteousness, Virtue, Compassion and a number of other virtues. The soul needs inner, spiritual food that can be provided only by praying.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-21   165 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-21

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: In Contact with God, Part 1 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: In Contact with God, Part 1 of 2

The spiritual lineage of the Universal White Brotherhood was founded by Mater Beinsa Douno, also known as Peter Konstantinov Deunov, of Bulgaria, in 1897. The Universal White Brotherhood believes that God is in everything: in the stones, the plants, the water, the air, the animals, and the light. If breathing is necessary for people, then the thought of God is a thousand times more necessary. The more people remember God and keep Him in their minds, the nobler they are. In all actualities in life — both in joy and sorrow — we should remember God. The great importance of prayer. One’s thinking cannot be developed without praying.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-20   110 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-20

Selected Mystical Works of Bahá’u’lláh, Part 2 of 2

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Selected Mystical Works of Bahá’u’lláh, Part 2 of 2

The beginning of religion is love for God and for His Chosen Ones, and its end is to manifest that love to His servants. I swear by God! Whoso fails to obey the commandments of God can in no wise be numbered among His loved ones, for among the conditions of His love is to follow His commandments and observe His prohibitions. But since these are the days of concealment, and the Sun of eternity remains hidden beneath the horizon of being, one must gather together everyone with love and protect them. The time for the completion of the commandments and the perfection of deeds will assuredly come.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-19   106 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-19

Selected Mystical Works of Bahá’u’lláh, Part 1 of 2

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Selected Mystical Works of Bahá’u’lláh, Part 1 of 2

‘Tis from Our rapture that the clouds of realms above are raining down; ’ Tis from Our anthem that the mysteries of faith are raining down. Perchance thou may become pure spirit; attain, without taking a single step, the loftiest stations of mystic ascent; and explore, without leaving thine outward habitation, the furthermost reaches of the worlds of inner significance. Thereupon would thou, with a divine rapture, experience true spiritual attraction, lay down thy life in the path of the Friend, and sacrifice thy soul in the wilderness of His love. This indeed is the meaning of stillness in flight and flight in stillness, of fluidity in solidity and solidity in fluidity.
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2019-09-18   137 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-18

Dying while Living: from Philosophy of the Masters by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 2 of 2

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Dying while Living: from Philosophy of the Masters by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 2 of 2

So long as we yearn for life (in this world) we can never obtain this precious Jewel. It is through the Grace of the Lord that a rare devotee who dies while living can find this Jewel. So long as you cherish worldly desires, God Realization will not come to you. A person who dies while living lives forever. This dying while living has nothing to do with being cremated or buried. It is a state or condition in which the Master bestows eternal life on his disciples. The Master confers this death upon you to enable you to live eternally. So long as you remain alive on this earth, you should be able to leave your body at will and traverse the higher regions.
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2019-09-17   169 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-17

Dying while Living: from Philosophy of the Masters by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 1 of 2

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Dying while Living: from Philosophy of the Masters by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 1 of 2

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj was a disciple of the well-known Master of Beas, Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji. They met in 1924, in the Ashram of Baba Sawan Singh Ji on the banks of the Beas River. In the Master, Kirpal Singh Ji recognized the luminous form He had seen during the seven previous years in His meditation. Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji initiated Him into the spiritual discipline of Surat Shabd Yoga, and from then on Kirpal Singh Ji dedicated His life to reaching the summits of spirituality. In 1939, by an inspiration from His Master, Sant Kirpal Singh Ji began writing “Gurmat Sidhant – Philosophy of the Masters,” a treatise on the science of spirituality.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-16   175 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-16

The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life - Selection of Brother Lawrence’s Letters, Part 2 of 2

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The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life - Selection of Brother Lawrence’s Letters, Part 2 of 2

If we were well accustomed to the exercise of the presence of GOD, all bodily diseases would be much alleviated thereby. GOD often permits that we should suffer a little, to purify our souls, and oblige us to continue with Him. Take courage, offer Him your pains incessantly, pray to Him for strength to endure them. Above all, get a habit of entertaining yourself often with GOD, and forget Him the least you can. Adore Him in your infirmities, offer yourself to Him from time to time; and, in the height of your sufferings, beseech Him humbly and affectionately (as a child his father) to make you conformable to His holy will.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-14   152 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-14

The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life - Selection of Brother Lawrence’s Letters, Part 1 of 2

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The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life - Selection of Brother Lawrence’s Letters, Part 1 of 2

After experiencing the horrors of war and returning to civilian life, he claimed to have had an inner experience with which began his spiritual journey. He decided to devote his life to God, and at the age of 26, entered the Discalced Carmelite Priory in Paris, where he took his religious name, Lawrence of the Resurrection. Brother Lawrence gradually became known for his profound spiritual wisdom, peaceful demeanor, and close connection with God. Some of the conversations and letters by Brother Lawrence became the basis of a book, “The Practice of the Presence of God,” which was compiled by the notable cleric Abbe Joseph de Beaufort after his passing.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-13   119 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-13

Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay “Self-Reliance”

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Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay “Self-Reliance”

In which the renowned philosopher encourages us to follow our own true self by sticking to our own inner voice and by being honest and sincere in our relationships with others. We create self-reliance — the essence of both faith and optimism. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-12   177 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-12

Selection from The Mystics of Islam: Chapter 1 - The Path, Part 2 of 4

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Selection from The Mystics of Islam: Chapter 1 - The Path, Part 2 of 4

My readers will expect me to describe in a general way the characteristic theories and practices for which the ‘Path’ is a convenient designation. These may be treated under the following heads: Poverty, Mortification, Trust in God, and Recollection. Whereas poverty is negative in nature, involving detachment from all that is worldly and unreal, the three remaining terms denote the positive counterpart of that process, namely, the ethical discipline by which the soul is brought into harmonious relations with Reality. The Sufi ideal of poverty goes far beyond this. True poverty is not merely lack of wealth, but lack of desire for wealth: the empty heart as well as the empty hand.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-11   110 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-11

Selections from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: Isis Unveiled, Vol. I & II, Part 2 of 2

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Selections from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: Isis Unveiled, Vol. I & II, Part 2 of 2

Jesus tells Nicodemus, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.” This allusion, so unintelligible in itself, is explained in the Satapatha Brâhmana. It teaches that a man striving after spiritual perfection must have three births: First: Physical from his mortal parents; Second: Spiritual, through religious sacrifice (initiation); Third: His final birth into the world of spirit-at death. “Some people are born again; evil doers go to hell; righteous people go to Heaven; those who are free from all worldly desires enter Nirvana (Eternal Bliss).”
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-10   221 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-10

Selections from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: Isis Unveiled, Vol. I & II, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: Isis Unveiled, Vol. I & II, Part 1 of 2

In these excerpts, Madame Blavatsky discussed humankind’s yearning for immortality, the concept of regeneration as explained by an Indian scripture, and the prohibition of meat-eating in different religions. Our Ego, that which lives and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal casket, does more than believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for the sole and invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. Without a God, the cosmos would seem to it but like a soulless corpse. Mankind have one innate, irrepressible craving, that must be satisfied in any religion…. This is the yearning after the proofs of immortality.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-09   241 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-09

Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 3 of 3

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Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 3 of 3

As our interview continues, Rabbi David Rosen speaks about how he approaches the Jewish community to encourage its members to rethink their diet. And then if they can understand, especially with regards to the animals specifically, but also with regards to environmental issues and the consequences of this, it’s possible to influence people to see this as wrong. And everybody can do something. And one doesn’t have to depend upon politicians to be able to make decisions. Everyone can contribute to making their environment a better place, above all, through serving others, especially the vulnerable and the needy; orphans, widows, homeless, people who need attention.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-07   418 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-07

Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 2 of 3

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Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 2 of 3

In September 2018, more than 70 rabbis, including Rabbi David Rosen, signed a vegan declaration urging Jewish adherents to choose a plant-based diet. As issued by Britain's Jewish Vegetarian Society and America's Jewish Veg. The issue of climate change becomes the most pressing, critical issue today. And I can’t understand how you can call yourself a religious, or a spiritual, or a caring person, if you are not preoccupied with what challenge today and not trying to do something about it.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-06   362 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-06

Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 1 of 3

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Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 1 of 3

The Honorable Rabbi David Rosen is one of the most esteemed and dedicated contributors to the advancement of interfaith understanding and peace. For his efforts promoting peaceful interreligious relations, Rabbi Rosen was knighted by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and made a Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rabbi Rosen is a compassionate vegan himself, urging people worldwide to embrace the life-changing diet for our planet’s future as well as our spiritual wellness.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-05   408 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-05

Selection from The Mystics of Islam: Chapter 1 - The Path, Part 1 of 4

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Selection from The Mystics of Islam: Chapter 1 - The Path, Part 1 of 4

The Sufi who sets out to seek God calls himself a ‘traveler’ (salik); he advances by slow ‘stages’ (maqamat) along a ‘path’ (tariqat) to the goal of union with Reality (fana fi ’I-Haqq). The first place in every list of ‘stages’ is occupied by repentance (tawbat). This is the Muslim term for ‘conversion,’ and marks the beginning of a new life. Any Muhammadan director of souls would tell his pupils that to think humbly and remorsefully of one’s sins is a sovereign remedy against spiritual pride, but he himself might very well believe that real repentance consists in forgetting everything except God.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-04   439 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-04

From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 2 of 2

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From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 2 of 2

The Venerated One was able to abstain from indulgence of the flesh,Sometimes in the cold season the Venerated One was meditating in the shade. In summer He exposes himself to the heat, He sits squatting in the sun. though never attacked by diseases. Having wisdom, Mahavira committed no sin Himself, nor did He induce others to do so, nor did He consent to the sins of others. He should give up all motions except his own in the thrice-threefold way. He should not lie on sprouts of grass, but inspecting the bare ground he should lie on it. He lives, forsooth, in accordance with wisdom and restraint, and walks free from desire, and with conquered sensuality. He for whom there is no bondage whatever in this world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-03   512 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-03

From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 1 of 2

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From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 1 of 2

Thoroughly knowing karma, the Venerated One avoids sin. The Sage, perceiving the double karma, proclaims the incomparable activity, He, the knowing one; knowing the current of worldliness, the current of sinfulness, and the impulse. Practicing the sinless abstinence from killing, He did no acts, neither Himself nor with the assistance of others; He to whom women were known as the causes of all sinful acts, He saw the true state of the world. He did not use what had expressly been prepared for Him; He well saw that bondage comes through action. Whatever is sinful, the Venerated One left that undone: He consumed clean food.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-02   701 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-02
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