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“Detachment”: from “Philosophy of the Masters (Gurmat Sidhant)” by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 2 of 2

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“Detachment”: from “Philosophy of the Masters (Gurmat Sidhant)” by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 2 of 2

A detached person is absorbed in Shabd (inner Heavenly Sound) and is thus truly detached. The detached person beholds Light within himself and listens to the Shabd. Thereby his mind is fully attuned to the Lord. “A detached person is really detached if he is attached to the Shabd (inner Heavenly Sound ). Oh my mother! My mind is attached to Shabd (inner Heavenly Sound ) and is dyed in detachment. Therefore it has become completely detached. There is [inner Heavenly]. Light within, and through that Light comes the Shabd (inner Heavenly Sound ) by which my mind is attuned to the True Lord. ”
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-13   847 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-13

“Detachment”: from “Philosophy of the Masters (Gurmat Sidhant)” by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 1 of 2

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“Detachment”: from “Philosophy of the Masters (Gurmat Sidhant)” by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Part 1 of 2

That is real detachment. In order to meet God, one should detach oneself carefully and with discrimination. Then alone will he receive the real benefit; this is, he will be able to rise above the cycle of birth and death. In order to be truly detached, it is necessary to be detached from everything in this world. And to do this it is not necessary to leave one’s home, society or other connections. Saints do not advocate that type of detachment. The real detachment is to detach one’s soul and mind from the love of the world and its objects. The outward detachment of persons, who are detached from the worldly objects indiscriminately and leave them outwardly only, can never bring peace. For then, attachment is still felt in the mind, and that cannot be the foundation of the true inner detachment.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-12   838 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-12

Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment I & II, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment I & II, Part 2 of 2

And now, O Teacher of Compassion, point thou the way to other men. Behold, all those who knocking for admission, await in ignorance and darkness, to see the gate of the Sweet Law flung open! The voice of the Candidates: Shall not thou, Master of thine own Mercy, reveal the Doctrine of the Heart? Shall thou refuse to lead thy Servant unto the Path of Liberation? Quoth the Teacher: The Paths are two; the great Perfections three; six are the Virtues that transform the body into Tree of Knowledge. Who shall approach them? Who shall first enter them? Who shall first hear the doctrine of two Paths in one, the truth unveiled about the Secret Heart? The Law which, shunning learning, teaches Wisdom, reveals a tale of woe.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-11   856 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-11

Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment I & II, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment I & II, Part 1 of 2

“The Voice of the Silence” presents excerpts of a sacred Tibetan Buddhist text that Madame Blavatsky encountered in the East, titled “The Book of the Golden Precepts.” Translating these fragments herself from Tibetan to English, she encourages readers to practice spiritually for selfless goals, in accordance with the Buddha’s teachings. Kill thy desires. Silence thy thoughts. And of these modes of Truth: Have thou not passed through passed through knowledge of all misery – Truth the first? Have thou not conquered the Maras’ King at T si, the portal of assembling – Truth the second? Have thou not sin at the third gate destroyed and Truth the third attained? Have not thou entered [Tao], “the Path” that leads to knowledge – the fourth Truth? Thou Have become the (inner Heavenly) Light, thou Have become the (inner Heavenly) Sound, thou are thy Master and thy God.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-10   893 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-10

From the Holy Bible: The First Epistle of Saint John, Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: The First Epistle of Saint John, Part 2 of 2

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence: If your hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we keep His commands and do what pleases Him.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-09   862 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-09

From the Holy Bible: The First Epistle of Saint John, Part 1 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: The First Epistle of Saint John, Part 1 of 2

If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word is not in us.
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2019-04-08   840 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-08

Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 4 of 4

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Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 4 of 4

Because poetry appeals to the heart, also to the intellect, also to the emotion of man. Therefore, many of the Masters in the old times, They favored poetry as a teaching. Or maybe also many of the Masters, They are very artistic themselves. Or maybe after They get enlightened, all Their dormant talents sprung up to life and They know how to write poetry, They paint pictures, dance and sing and all kinds. OK? So, this is one of the talents that has been awakened in some Masters after They get high enlightenment.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-06   806 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-06

Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 3 of 4

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Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 3 of 4

The beloved Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi enlightened Master, whose elegant words speak to our hearts and our minds. His poems have touched people around the world, encouraging the realization of the inner Self and transcendence from material existence to inner peace and joy. Master Kabir was a mystical Saint and poet, who, in His poems, fused different religious influences and characteristics into one in such a genius way. It is by these, rather than the didactic teachings associated with His name, that He makes His immortal appeal to the heart.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-05   1112 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-05

Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 2 of 4

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Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 2 of 4

We will present the illuminating poems of Saint Francis of Assisi and enlightened Master Milarepa. Saint Francis of Assisi is known for his love of simplicity and the poor. He was a vegetarian. He wrote beautiful melodious poems to express his deep love for the Lord as well as all beings living in this world. Saint Francis’ masterpiece titled “Canticle of the Sun.” The Tibetan enlightened Master Milarepa often spontaneously sang in verse, employing metaphors of nature that could be grasped by the Tibetan Buddhists he taught. Selections from the One Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-04   809 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-04

Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 1 of 4

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Song of Light, Love and Soul - Poems by Enlightened Masters, Part 1 of 4

Out of Their great compassion for humankind, enlightened Master of the past have expressed the Truth in eloquent words, including through poetic expressions. Left with us today, for example, are the elevating songs of Milarepa and Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and the carefully worded teachings of Lao Tzu, Kabir, and Rumi. All these poems by the Masters served as tools to bring humankind closer to the realms of the Divine. Supreme Master Ching Hai, an enlightened Master and gifted poet Herself, has cherished the art of poetry since Her childhood, and has written many poems that comfort, move, and awaken humankind.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-03   945 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-03

From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 5 of 8

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From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 5 of 8

[The Tathagate] says to [the living beings], “You must not be content to stay in this burning house of the threefold world! Do not be greedy for its coarse and shoddy forms, sounds, scents, tastes and sensations! If you become attached to them and learn to love them, you will be burned up! You must come out of this threefold world at once so that you can acquire the three vehicles, Mount these three vehicles, gain roots that are without outflows, gain powers, awareness, the way, meditation, emancipation, samadhis, and then enjoy yourselves. You will gain the delight of immeasurable peace and safety. ”
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-02   983 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-02

From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 4 of 8

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From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 4 of 8

The Buddha said to Sariputra, "Very good, very good. It is just as you have said. And Sariputra, the Tathagata is like this. That is, He is a Father to all the world. His fears, cares and anxieties, ignorance and misunderstanding, have long come to an end, leaving no residue. He has fully succeeded in acquiring measureless insight, power and freedom from fear and gaining great supernatural powers and the power of wisdom. He is endowed with expedient means and the paramita (perfection) of wisdom, His great pity and great compassion are constant and unflagging; at all times He seeks what is good and will bring benefit to all.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-01   1006 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-01

The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 5 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

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The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 5 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

Sakyamuni Buddha practiced so hard to become a Buddha only because He wanted to help sentient beings. Left after life, He was also reborn as animals, humans and heavenly beings to have affinity with them. So that He could help them after He became a Buddha. So, we practice spiritually to attain wisdom. There is power within the wisdom. Without the true inner wisdom, there is no inner power. This wisdom also includes the inner power, the spiritual power and our innate power. Therefore, wisdom is also included in benevolence.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-30   862 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-30

The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 4 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

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The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 4 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

Showing courtesy to people is always good for us. People would respect us. So it’s also a kind of charity to treat people nicely and politely. Sharing a happy atmosphere is also benevolence. Treat people nicely to cheer them up. Let them laugh joyously amid this suffocating life and become more cheerful. This is also a kind of benevolence. No wonder Confucius was so enlightened. He put benevolence as number one. If we have no benevolence, the other qualities will not develop. In fact, benevolence alone is sufficient.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-29   843 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-29

The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 3 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

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The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 3 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

We have to be grateful not only to the living, but also the deceased. Spiritual practitioners, such as Quan Yin practitioners, are the most grateful and righteous. Because if we practice, our 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 generations would be elevated. If we practice well, if we have faith and practice diligently, of course all our ancestors would be elevated. We are the most grateful, not just benevolent; we are truly filial to our ancestors. We are grateful to benefactors and we repay them all. We also have enough power to repay them.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-28   856 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-28

The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 2 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

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The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 2 of 5, Feb 02, 2019

So a person who is vegan, practices spiritually and meditates is definitely a peaceful citizen. All governments should encourage their citizens to be vegan, Right? You see, it’s only one word – benevolence, and Confucius has taught us so much. Of course benevolence should include love for animals. To love those who are weaker is to be benevolent, isn’t it? You not only love those who are the same as you. If a country is already peaceful, then the neighboring country could learn from its example and have a good relationship with it. Then they would not make war against each others.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-27   894 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-27

The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 1 of, 5 Feb 02, 2019

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The Five Virtues of Confucianism, Part 1 of, 5 Feb 02, 2019

Therefore, don’t buy products that contain honey for me. It’s not that I’m not appreciative. I appreciate you try to take care of me, even on minor details. It’s just that I don’t want to hurt others because of taking care of myself. In this way, we have real benevolence. If we’re benevolent, we should do it thoroughly. We should protect even small animals and insects. For example, if you see insects fall to the ground on the road, you quietly use the withered leaves to carry to the roadside, where there is grass and flowers so that they can have food to eat there. OK? For bees, it’s better not to move or touch them.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-26   981 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-26

From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 3 of 8

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From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 3 of 8

Since times past often we have heard the World-Honored One’s preaching, but we have never heard this kind of profound, wonderful and superior Dharma (true teaching). Since the World-Honored One preaches this Dharma (true teaching), we all welcome it with joy. Sariputra with his great wisdom has now received this venerable prophecy. We too in the same way will surely be able to attain Buddhahood, throughout all the many worlds the most venerable, the unsurpassed goal. The Buddha way is difficult to fathom, but You will preach with expedient means, according to what is appropriate.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-25   986 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-25

”Whisperings of Self”- Rosicrucian Scripture, Read by Dr. Hugh McCague, Part 2 of 2

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”Whisperings of Self”- Rosicrucian Scripture, Read by Dr. Hugh McCague, Part 2 of 2

I am pleased to present the following excerpts from the Rosicrucian book “Whisperings of Self” by Validivar. Men are united by the fact of religious experience, not by their collective interpretation of it. The most golden treasures of life are its beautiful memories. The labors involved in complex living are far in excess of the pleasures extracted therefrom. Everything is both cause and effect. It is an effect of a past cause. But it is likewise a cause of the effect that will emerge from it in the future. Each lends the color of his understanding to his surroundings.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-23   746 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-23

”Whisperings of Self”- Rosicrucian Scripture, Read by Dr. Hugh McCague, Part 1 of 2

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”Whisperings of Self”- Rosicrucian Scripture, Read by Dr. Hugh McCague, Part 1 of 2

Whispering of Self is a collection of intuitive impressions received by a great mystic philosopher, Ralph M. Lewis, who in this work writes under the pen name of Validivar. The aphorisms in this collection has appeared singly in copies of the Rosicrucian Digest over a period of forty years, and comprise insights into all areas of human experience - justice, war and peace, ethics, morals, marriage, family, work, leisure, and countless others. The words chosen succinctly describe the pattern of the universe. They tell of the hows, whens, wheres, and whys of existence.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-22   730 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-22
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