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The Nearness of the Kingdom: Selections from Meister Eckhart's Sermons, Part 1 of 2

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The Nearness of the Kingdom: Selections from Meister Eckhart's Sermons, Part 1 of 2

Eckhart von Hochheim, widely known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher, and mystic who lived in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Today we present selections from the venerated Meister Eckhart’s sermons, through which we will realize how precious it is to find God within us. "I have a capacity in my soul for taking in God entirely. I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and presence of God. He is also near things of wood and stone, but they know it not.…For this reason man is happier than the inanimate wood, because he knows and understands how God is near him. His happiness increases and diminishes in proportion to the increase and diminution in his knowledge of this. His happiness does not arise from this that God is near him, and in him, and that he possesses God; but from this, that he knows the nearness of God, and loves Him, and is aware that 'the Kingdom of God is near.'"
Words of Wisdom
2019-12-06   211 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-12-06

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 1 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 1 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

That’s the trouble with our world. Everyone is so humble and so shy, and does not try to express our feelings and does not try hard to achieve what we want to do. Our shyness and fear sometimes inhibit us and let us get stuck in our daily routine despite our eagerness to find some new solution or some new meaning to our life. And that’s also the reason why I think many of us cannot attain enlightenment, even though the Buddha has promised that every one of us will become Buddha. He is the one who became the Buddha, but we will become Buddha. He said all of us have Buddha Nature.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-27   2692 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-27

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

We must love our neighbor, we must even love our enemy; but, it is difficult for us because we do not realize how great the neighbor is, how great the enemy also is, because we do not realize how great we are ourselves. God cannot give peace on Earth if we do not make peace ourselves. Because we have the power. We are the representatives of God here. We must do things that we should do in this level because we exist here. But to see Heaven, to see the celestial world, to see the invisible side of God, we must use heavenly ears, we must use heavenly eye.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28   2943 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28

Selection from the Book of Lieh Tzu: Chapter 1 - Heaven's Gift, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Book of Lieh Tzu: Chapter 1 - Heaven's Gift, Part 1 of 2

Formerly the sages reduced Heaven and Earth to a system by means of the Yin and Yang. But if all that has shape was born from the Shapeless, from what were Heaven and Earth born? I answer: There was a Primal Simplicity, there was a Primal Commencement, there were Primal Beginnings, there was a primal Material. The Primal Simplicity preceded the appearance of the breath. The Primal Commencement was the beginning of the breath. The Primal Beginnings were the breath beginning to assume shape. The primal Material was the breath when it began to assume substance.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-24   2429 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-24

Song of Realization by Tsongkhapa, Part 2 of 2

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Song of Realization by Tsongkhapa, Part 2 of 2

The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism focus on an awareness of death and the ephemeral nature of life, leading to diligence in meditation and spiritual practice. We now continue with excerpts from “Song of Realization,” an autobiography by the Venerated Master Tsongkhapa describing His own spiritual studies and practice. “With a firm, intense, and enduring faith in Manjusri, Best at banishing the darkness from the disciple’s mind, I prayed that all the teachings might dawn as training, And I applied myself to all the requisite conditions. Thinking this over, how well my destiny was fulfilled! Thank you so much, O Holy Wisdom Treasure! Working in that way, I found a special certainty In the stages of the path of enlightenment, The tradition descended from Nagarjuna and Asanga, And the Transcendent Wisdom, best book on the profound, Dawned as a practical training. …In order to extend enormously my own virtue, And to show the entrance without error in a way appropriate To the many fortunate persons of clear discernment, I wrote this record of my education. By the mass of virtues thus attained, May all beings, through this same procedure, Maintain the unexcelled discipline of the Buddha, And enter the path that pleases all the Victors!”
Words of Wisdom
2019-12-17   162 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-12-17

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

It is my privilege that God has ordered me to share this knowledge among our brothers and sisters on this planet. And I will do so until my last breath on Earth, just to show people how simple it is to recognize your greatness, how simple it is to make use of the treasure within ourselves, to get in touch with God and to live happily in the Heavenly kind of atmosphere while still continuing duties on this planet. Because only by knowing God we will stop all hatred and all wars, all misunderstandings between people. Only by knowing God we can dispel these physical illusions, which envelop us daily in our existence and make us feel weak, make us feel hopeless, make us feel ignorant and, therefore, succumb to all kinds of suffering.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-27   2312 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-27

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

Actually, you are already liberated, just you don’t know. So, you need clearing, with the initiation and the meditation process, to clear your vision. Not only you are liberated, your deceased relatives, many generations, will also derive from your merit and be liberated as well. That’s guaranteed. But to become a Buddha, it takes maybe longer. Because you have forgotten that you are a Buddha for a long time now, it takes a long time to remember again. That’s why we need to meditate every day. Because the teacher is responsible for your liberation and will take you out of the transmigration after you leave this world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-31   2614 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-31

Where Does the Inner Peace Come From? Part 2 of 3 November 11, 1989, Brazil

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Where Does the Inner Peace Come From? Part 2 of 3 November 11, 1989, Brazil

If you want peace and love and Heaven within, you should devote your time one or two hours every day, so that you know the Heaven inside. You stay at your house and meditate – enjoy the peace and bliss within yourself. The same as we have to save some time, reserve some time to enjoy the food and enjoy the drink. We must save some time to enjoy the bread and water of life – heavenly bread. So, meditation is just to reserve some time to enjoy God’s blessing. The more we enjoy God’s blessing, the smoother our lives, the more healthy our mentality, the more intelligent we become.
Words of Wisdom
2019-11-27   471 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-11-27

Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 3 of 4, March 3, 1992 , Singapore

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Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 3 of 4, March 3, 1992 , Singapore

We could make it into a golden age again, by living the way of a Christian, living the way of a Buddhist, the way of a true Hindu, etc. Take care of our moral responsibilities, help our neighbors as much as we can, sacrifice some of our wealth, our palate’s desires, in order to help in developing the world and help other needy brothers and sisters. In this way, we contribute our effort to build a better nation for the future generation to come. It is not a loss. It will be to the benefit of our children and grandchildren, and nephews and our brothers’ and sisters’ children.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-28   1109 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-28

It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 3 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

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It's Not Too Late to Get Enlightenment, Part 3 of 5 Nov 26, 1994, Thailand

The Buddha has 84,000 methods to teach the disciples. I think I'll make use of every one of them. Anything that can help sentient beings to realize their true nature and leave aside the attachment at the end, it is a good method, it's a good way. It is the same way of learning, just a more charming, more attractive way of learning. Just a way of putting color into this miserable situation and trying to make the best out of our lives while we are waiting for our final liberation from the physical prison.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-29   2786 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-29

Selection from Spiritual Gems: Baba Sawan Singh Ji's Letters, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Spiritual Gems: Baba Sawan Singh Ji's Letters, Part 1 of 2

Gur Mat(Sant Mat) is above all religions. The ritualistic part of all religions is blind and misleading; no matter what the religion might be – whether our own or of other people. As to the good and bad things or the sin and the virtue, both becoming meaningless, that may be. When you leave the British Territory and pass into the land of the Pathans, who can ask you to account for your deeds? While you are here in the region of Kal, you have to account for all that you do. Once you cross over to the region of Dayal (Merciful), who can touch you? This applies only when you have actually crossed the boundary of Kal.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-01   1927 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-01

Where Does the Inner Peace Come From? Part 1 of 3 (Reair WOW 174 1217-1219) November 11, 1989, Brazil

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Where Does the Inner Peace Come From? Part 1 of 3 (Reair WOW 174 1217-1219) November 11, 1989, Brazil

Whether we are Buddhist or Christian, we could find the higher power, within ourselves. When we sit quietly in silence, there will be a lot of information, blessing, love, energies, pouring into our being. We will feel different after meditation. And the longer the period, and the longer we meditate, the wiser, the more peaceful we become. This is how the world will become peaceful, because peace begins with each and every individual. If everyone is peaceful, the world has no war, no conflict. Peace will be made when we are peaceful inside.
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-23   397 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-23

Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Book “Nature”: Essays “Discipline” and “Spirit,” Part 2 of 2

Each creature is only a modification of the other; the likeness in them is more than the difference, and their radical law is one and the same. So intimate is this Unity, that, it is easily seen. For, it pervades Thought also. The eye, - the mind, and these are incomparably the richest informations of the power and order that lie at the heart of things. That spirit creates; one and not compound, it does not act upon us from without, that is, in space and time, but spiritually, or through ourselves: therefore, that spirit, that is, the Supreme Being.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-08   3217 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-08

Selected Poems from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, Part 1 of 2

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Selected Poems from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, Part 1 of 2

The first Nobel Prize winner for Literature from Asia, Rabindranath Tagore, is renowned for introducing new prose and verse forms, plus the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, instead of adopting the usual traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. “Gitanjali” (Song Offerings) contains Tagore’s English prose translations of religious poems from several of his Bengali verse collections, which resulted in him winning the Nobel Prize in 1913. “Ah, my master. …I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind. I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-11-29   163 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-11-29

Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

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Jainism's Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

Excerpts from Book I - Lecture 7 from Jainism’s Akaranga Sutra: A householder, without betraying his intention, may approach a mendicant and give unto him or prepare pleasant lodgings and accommodate the mendicant. A mendicant should well observe and know it that the householder injures living beings to give, he may order the householder not to show such over-attentiveness. Thus I say. Those who are awakened, should not wish for pleasure, nor do harm, nor desire any forbidden things. A person who is without desires and does no harm unto any living beings in the whole world, is called by me ‘unfettered’. One free from passions understands perfectly the bright one, knowing birth in the upper and nether regions.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13   2132 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13

Fill Life with Love and Wonder, Part 2 of 3 May 18 , 1999, Bulgaria

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Fill Life with Love and Wonder, Part 2 of 3 May 18 , 1999, Bulgaria

In our practicing group, we have all kinds of nationalities, all kinds of religious believers, but we work together in peace and harmony, as if we have known each other for thousands of years, the instant we see each other for the first time. Why? It is because we speak the same inner language, and we understand each other at the level of higher consciousness. This (inner) Heavenly Music we can hear now while we are living, so that we can understand what God wants to teach us, what is the instruction from Heaven, what is God’s will, so that we cannot go wrong in this world. And then we will live our lives more in harmony with the mandate of Heaven.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-25   444 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-25

Excerpts from Baba Sawan Singh Ji's Letters, Part 1 of 2

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Excerpts from Baba Sawan Singh Ji's Letters, Part 1 of 2

Baba Sawan Singh Ji, also known as “The Great Master”, was an Indian Saint and enlightened Master. Our chief aim should be to unite with our Creator. All saints are Sons of God; their mission is to make others the Sons of God; their method is the Word- sound current. This current connects the individual with its Source. The Word gives out both Light and Sound. There is no power on earth or heaven greater than the power of sound current. Provided this time is given with love and devotion. The will power becomes strong by repetition and concentration, and spiritual force is created, which awakens love and faith within.
Words of Wisdom
2018-10-26   1609 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-10-26

Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book I & II, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book I & II, Part 2 of 2

The pain-bearing obstructions are- ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion, and clinging to life. Restraint (Yama), binding observance (Niyama), posture (Asana), regulation of breath (Pranayama), abstraction and sense-withdrawal (Pratya hara), concentration (Dharana), contemplation (Dhyana) and perfect meditative absorption (Samadhi) are the eight limbs of yoga. Of these, non-violence (Ahimsa), non-stealing (Asteya), continence (Brahmacharya) and non-possessiveness (Aparigraha) are the five forms of restraint (Yamas). These, unbroken by time, place, purpose, and caste, are (universal) great vows. Pratyahara, abstraction or dissociation, is the disjoining of the sense-organs from their respective objects, assuming, as it were, the nature of the mind itself. Thence comes supreme control of the senses.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-15   2324 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-15

Selection from Baba Sawan Singh Scripture: Discourses on Sant Mat (as delivered in Satsang), Chapter 1, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Baba Sawan Singh Scripture: Discourses on Sant Mat (as delivered in Satsang), Chapter 1, Part 2 of 2

The first step that leads us towards our Home is detachment from the world. The transitory carnal enjoyments must be gradually discarded, for so long as they persist, the soul finds it impossible to attach itself to Nam (The Word of God). Spiritual wealth may be accumulated in two ways. First: by toiling hard at meditation; second: by a complete and unconditional surrender to the Master. The first is the easier way. The second method is however, hard to practice, though it is much more efficacious. The mind is a great hurdle in the way; it does not permit you to annihilate your ego.
Words of Wisdom
2018-07-28   1630 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-07-28

From the Nag Hammadi Holy Scriptures: Selection from the Gospel of Truth, Part 1 of 2

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From the Nag Hammadi Holy Scriptures: Selection from the Gospel of Truth, Part 1 of 2

So that whoever has acquaintance is from Above: and if called, hears, replies, and turns to the One who is calling; and goes to Him. And he knows how that One is called. Having acquaintance, that person does the will of the One who has called; wishes to please Him; and gains repose. One’s name becomes one’s own. Those who gain acquaintance in this way know from where they have come and to where they will go; they know in the manner of man who, after having been intoxicated, has recovered from his intoxication, having returned into Himself.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-16   2175 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-16
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