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Learning to be Buddha One Will Become a Buddha, Part 1 of 4 Oct 21, 1989

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Learning to be Buddha One Will Become a Buddha, Part 1 of 4 Oct 21, 1989

We have to deliver ourselves. That fixed karma is hard to change. What is fixed karma? It’s the karmic retribution. To be free from suffering, we have to keep the precepts. Buddha cannot save us. He only shows us the way. Buddha followed the precepts, the way, the law. The Buddha’s precepts are to protect us, so that our life is peaceful. We need to change ourselves, use our spiritual power, our merit to change ourselves. Humans should always move forward, becoming more virtuous and beautiful. Only charity is, only by the power that we naturally acquire through spiritual practice could we solve many problems satisfactorily.
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2018-05-28   1386 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-28

The Ultimate Fortune of Meeting a Perfect Living Master: Interview with Ishwar Puri Ji, Part 2 of 4

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The Ultimate Fortune of Meeting a Perfect Living Master: Interview with Ishwar Puri Ji, Part 2 of 4

The spiritual path is not the journey from one drop finding an ocean. It is discovery of our own true Self where we already are. We are oceans functioning temporarily as drops. When we expand our awareness, we become the ocean. That’s the true path. That’s what it is. So far as the meditational practices are concerned, they’re designed to keep our attention within ourselves, inside behind the eyes at the third eye center. And therefore, we use several practices, the most important being repetition of certain words. By repeating those words, we are able to prevent the mind from thinking of other things.
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2019-03-14   1609 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-14

Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of Maitreya Bodhisattva’s Attainment of Buddhahood, Part 3 of 6

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Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of Maitreya Bodhisattva’s Attainment of Buddhahood, Part 3 of 6

“All processes are impermanent, Which are the Dharma of birth and death. Having ended birth and death, Nirvana is delight!” After speaking these stanzas, Maitreya Bodhisattva will renounce family life to learn the Way to Buddhahood, and he will sit under the Bodhi tree of dragon flowers in the splendid Vajra bodimanda. Its branches will be like a jeweled dragon that spits out hundreds of jeweled flowers. Its petals will be in the colors of the seven treasures, and its fruits in various colors will be pleasing to sentient beings. No tree in heavens or the human world with compare with this tree.
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2018-05-11   1423 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-11

In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 4 May 5,1999

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In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 4 May 5,1999

I am not here to prove anything. I am here to tell you that you can prove anything to yourself. At my own expense. I demand nothing from you, not even membership fee, not any obligation, not that you are not my brothers and sisters if you don’t follow the same method. If I were you, I would try because you lose nothing. You only gain. You gain the whole world. You gain everything that you’ve ever imagined. That’s all I can promise you. To realize this promise, you have to follow the way I show you.
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-29   1447 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-29

The Inner Teachings of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 6, Part 2 of 2

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The Inner Teachings of Chuang Tzu: Chapter 6, Part 2 of 2

In this excerpt, Chuang Tzu discussed the “Way of Nature” or the “Dao”. And by understanding the true Dao, emperors, kings, and leaders would be able to bring peace and tranquility to their nations.
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-01   1383 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-01

The Sutra on the Original Vows and the Attainment of Merits of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Chapter 1, Part 1 of 2

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The Sutra on the Original Vows and the Attainment of Merits of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Chapter 1, Part 1 of 2

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is deeply respected and very well known for His vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the departure of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya, as well as His vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. He is therefore often regarded as the Bodhisattva of hell-beings. The Sutra on the Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is a Mahayana Sutra teaching about Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and is one of the more popular Sutra in Buddhism. The Sutra tells of how Ksitigarbha became a Bodhisattva by making great vows to rescue other sentient beings and a description of how He displayed filial piety in His past lifetimes.
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-07   1397 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-07

Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 13 & 57, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Chapter 13 & 57, Part 1 of 2

The Knower of the Invisible and the Visible; the Grand , the Supreme. It is the same; whether one of you conceals his speech, or declares it; whether he goes into hiding by night, or goes out by day. He has a succession; before him and behind him, protecting him by Allah’s command. Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves. And if Allah wills any hardship for a people, there is no turning it back; and apart from Him they have no protector.
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2018-09-10   1272 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-09-10

From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 1, Part 2 of 3

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From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 1, Part 2 of 3

At that time the Bodhisattva Maitreya questioned Manjushri: Now the World-Honored One has manifested these miraculous signs. But what is the cause of these auspicious portents? At that time Manjushri said to the Bodhisattva and Mahasattva Maitreya and the other great men:“Good men, I suppose that the Buddha, the World-Honored One, wishes now to expound the great Dharma, to rain down the rain of the great Dharma, to blow the conch of the great Dharma, to beat the drum of the great Dharma, to elucidate the meaning of the great Dharma. Good men, in the past I have seen this auspicious portent among the Buddhas. They emitted a beam of light like this, and after that they expounded the great Dharma. Therefore we should know that now, when the present Buddha manifests the light, we will do likewise. He wishes to cause all living beings to hear and understand the Dharma, Which is difficult for all the world to believe. Therefore He has manifested this auspicious portent.”
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2018-07-23   1372 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-07-23

From the Sacred Tao Te Ching Ch 15-27

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From the Sacred Tao Te Ching Ch 15-27

Lao Tzu’s teaching focuses on the Tao, or the amorphous, ever-flowing and ever-circulating power. Tao resides in the bodies of all beings. In the past two thousand years Lao Tzu’s teaching has given rise to Taoism, one of the three most influential spiritual and cultural traditions in China. Lao Tzu’s book, Tao Te Ching, has become a classic in the development of both philosophy and scholarship. The (state of) vacancy should be brought to the utmost degree, and that of stillness guarded with unwearying vigor. All things alike go through their processes of activity, and (then) we see them return (to their original state). When things (in the vegetable world) have displayed their luxuriant growth, we see each of them return to its root. This returning to their root is what we call the state of stillness; and that stillness may be called a reporting that they have fulfilled their appointed end…
Words of Wisdom
2017-10-27   1297 Views
Words of Wisdom
2017-10-27

The Wisdom of Mother Earth - Path of Abundance, Peace and Love: An Interview with Members of Choctaw Yamassee Musgokee Community Nation, Part 3 of 5

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The Wisdom of Mother Earth - Path of Abundance, Peace and Love: An Interview with Members of Choctaw Yamassee Musgokee Community Nation, Part 3 of 5

Mr. Spirit Wolf: “I think being vegan helps all people in society become holistic. All type of thinking people, when they start becoming holistic, a lot of changes start happening in our society for the good. The thoughts of people start to change for the better. Society will start structuring itself. Humans and animals, they have to come together and unite as one, like we did in the beginning. When we started eating on the animals, we started losing our higher nature.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-04-15   1370 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-04-15

The Holy Qur’an: Chp 23 The Believers

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The Holy Qur’an: Chp 23 The Believers

Prophet Muhammad [Peace Be Upon Him] was born in 570 AD in Mecca, in what is now known as Saudi Arabia. At about age 40, he retired to a cave in the mountains and engaged in deep meditation. During this period of inner introspection, he first received messages from Allah through the Archangel Gabriel. The record of these divine revelations, which spanned over 23 years, can be found in the most holy book of Islam-the Qur’an. Today we share with you the wise teachings of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him with excerpts from Chapter 23 -The Believers of the Holy Qur’an.
Words of Wisdom
2018-01-03   1271 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-01-03

From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourse of Rumi: 12 & 14, Part 1 of 2

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From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourse of Rumi: 12 & 14, Part 1 of 2

Rumi was a poetic genius, a theologian and an enlightened Master who graced our planet during his presence on Earth. Eight centuries later, the deep and diverse influence of his legacy still remains and continues to awaken the hearts of many beyond all cultures and boundaries. He was heir to the rich literary and cultural heritage of Persia, or ancient Iran, and composed his great mystical poems in the Persian language.
Words of Wisdom
2018-03-06   1372 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-03-06

Doing GOoD is the Ultimate: Overview of Judaism with Ravi Avi, PhD, Part 1 of 3

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Doing GOoD is the Ultimate: Overview of Judaism with Ravi Avi, PhD, Part 1 of 3

Judaism was the planet’s first monotheistic religion. The history, lessons, and laws of Judaism are written in the historic scroll called the Torah. The Torah is also known as the Five Books of Moses as well as the Chumash or even the Pentateuch. This great scroll, as the name indicates, is made of five books. The first book is Bresheit, known as Genesis in English. The second book is Shemot, known as Exodus in English. The third book is Vayicra, also known as Leviticus. The fourth book is Bamidbar, also known as Numbers, and the fifth book is Devarim, also known as Deuteronomy.
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-25   1702 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-04-25

From Sikhism’s Holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Guru Nanak, Pages 347-353 Part 1 of 2

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From Sikhism’s Holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Guru Nanak, Pages 347-353 Part 1 of 2

Compassion and humility were the hallmarks of the great enlightened master and founder of Sikhism. Born in 1469 in Punjab, India, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji traveled far and wide by foot, making long trips from as far as Mecca to present-day Myanmar, to share his simple message: Do honest work, meditate, and share with others. The peaceful and loving path of Sikhism has appealed to many devotees around the world. In global communities, many Sikh practitioners continue with their noble spiritual lineage of vegetarianism, meaning an animal free diet. Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s wisdom and teachings, along with the gurus who succeeded him and those of other saints and masters, are embodied in the holy text of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Currently housed in the most sanctified Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, the poetic, divine compositions form the basis for the sacred scriptures of the Sikhs.
Words of Wisdom
2017-12-21   1392 Views
Words of Wisdom
2017-12-21

Learning to be Buddha One Will Become a Buddha, Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4, Oct 21, 1989

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Learning to be Buddha One Will Become a Buddha, Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4, Oct 21, 1989

When the Buddha was alive, not every one belived that He was Buddha. Only the Buddhas can understand a Buddha. But whether gradual or immediate enlightenment, both need to rely on the precepts. Loving others is like loving ourselves; hating others is like giving them fertilizer. It is best that you search for the Buddha inside your heart. Because this is a temple. The Guan Yin Method teaches you how to care for the soul;clears your mind;come and go as you want, clearly and openly. So you practice spiritually because you want to regain your gentlemanly manner, not letting the devils do whatever they want. My job is to take care of the dead. Take you to a beautiful world.
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-30   1405 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-05-30

The Ultimate Fortune of Meeting a Perfect Living Master: Interview with Ishwar Puri Ji, Part 4 of 4

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The Ultimate Fortune of Meeting a Perfect Living Master: Interview with Ishwar Puri Ji, Part 4 of 4

Meditate with love and devotion. Make love and devotion an essential part of your spiritual path and your spiritual journey. Ishwar Puri Ji is committed to helping sincere Truth-seekers, especially in the West , to discover their true great Selves by being initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga. He now continues this interesting story of the beginning of his spiritual path. Ishwar Puri Ji will share his wisdom on reincarnation and the laws of karma. Perfect Living Masters, and the public continue to inspire spiritual seekers.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-16   1580 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-16

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   123 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-23

In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4 May 5,1999

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In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4 May 5,1999

World War won’t happen if we meditate more, if we pray more, if we know God more. That’s one of the reasons why I am running around right now. I am willing to do it, lovingly do it. Because I have hope to awake people’s consciousness for world peace. Only enlightenment can destroy ignorance. Only God’s love can nullify hatred. Only real brotherhood can dissolve the different conflicts and opinions among our brothers and sisters. So if you and I don’t want World War Ш, you help me. You bring God’s love into this planet. You help me to pray together in silence to know God, to bring Hiers love and Heavenly Kingdom to this planet.
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-28   1425 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-28

Selection from the Sacred Confucian Analects – Chapter 15, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from the Sacred Confucian Analects – Chapter 15, Part 2 of 2

Confucius said, “The noble man makes right the substance of his being; he carries it out with judgment and good sense; he speaks it with modesty; he attains it with sincerity. This is the noble man.” “The noble man should be distressed that he has no ability, not from lack of recognition.” “The noble man dislikes to die without having done anything to distinguish himself.” “The noble man seeks within himself. The fool seeks within others.” “The noble man is proud but not vain; he is sociable, but belongs to no party.” “The noble man never upholds a man because of what he says, nor does he discard what a man says because of the speaker’s character.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-05   92 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-05
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