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From Euthydemus by Plato: Socrates on True Happiness

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From Euthydemus by Plato: Socrates on True Happiness

Them wisdom always makes men happy: for be wisdom no man would ever err, and therefore he must act rightly and succeed, or his wisdom would be wisdom no longer. Appears to be that the goods of which we spoke before are not to be regarded as goods in themselves, but the degree of good and evil in them depends on whether they are or are not under the guidance of knowledge: under the guidance of ignorance, they are greater evils than their opposites, inasmuch as they are more able to minister to the evil principle which rules them; and when under the guidance of wisdom and prudence, they are greater goods.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-20   2421 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-20

Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Zohar – Kabbalistic Philosophy on the Sound, the Soul, and the Mystery of the Logos, Part 1 of 2

Kabbalah is the ancient mystical school of thought of Judaism. Kabbalah aims to explain the relationship between God - the unchanging and eternal Ein Sof (The Infinite), and God’s creation – the mortal and finite universe. In order that the Sanctuary of God might exist upon Earth, it needed manifestation by means of a Word or Logos. In the ages to come, [the science of words and sounds] will be recovered, and Heaven and earth, men and angels joined in unity and living in harmony, nations, kindreds and tribes of man now will again be one people and have all one language, and the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-19   2823 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-19

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 1 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 1 of 2

Someone could have been asking for knowledge for a long time; and finally, He would send a Spiritual Teacher to that person, and He would implant the Spirit in this Teacher, so that He could manifest Himself, to deliver what is needed. This is to say, that everything given to you in an instance requires you to be so prudent - to discern whether it comes from God and, without opposing or contradicting it, to immediately receive it. If it does not come from God, i.e. from this real, objective, Divine world, do not receive it.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-10   987 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-10

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   1542 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-10-26

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   150 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-14

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

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

Have patience, Candidate, as one who fears no failure, courts no success. Fix thy Soul’s gaze upon the star whose ray thou are, the flaming star that shines within the lightless depths of ever-being, the boundless fields of the Unknown. Have perseverance as one who does for evermore endure. Thy shadows live and vanish; that which in the shall live forever, that which in thee knows, for it is knowledge, is not of fleeing life: it is the man that was, that is, and will be, for whom the hour shall never strike. If thou would reap sweet peace and rest, Disciple, sow with the seeds of merit the fields of future harvests. Accept the woes of birth. Step out from sunlight into shade, to make more room for others.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-05   2373 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-05

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   258 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-24

Analects of Venerated Buddhist Master Guang Qin, Part 1 of 2

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Analects of Venerated Buddhist Master Guang Qin, Part 1 of 2

The Venerated Master Guang Qin was born into a humble family in 1892 in Fujian Province of southeastern China. He left home and became a renunciate after his foster parents passed away, which had made him realize the impermanence of the world. In 1947 at the age of 56, he went to Taiwan, also known as Formosa. There, for many more decades he served as a great inspiration for people who truly wanted to learn and practice the Buddhist Dharma. Master Guang Qin practiced asceticism as a way to be liberated from the cycle of life and death, finally leading to self-realization. He preferred to stay in caves for intensive retreats and meditation. Leading a simple life, he constantly encouraged his believers to become vegetarian like he was.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-16   1840 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-16

Selection from Jainisms Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I Lecture 2: Conquest of the World, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Jainisms Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I Lecture 2: Conquest of the World, Part 1 of 2

One of the oldest religions in the world is Jainism, or traditionally known as Jain Dharma. Originating from ancient India, this philosophy centers around concepts such as right perception, right knowledge and right conduct in the attainment of moksha, or realization of the soul’s true nature. The concept of ahimsa, or non-violence, is of equally great importance. Thus, with compassion for all life, practitioners of Jainism follow a pure vegetarian or vegan diet. Jains follow the ancient wisdom of the 24 Tirthankaras, or prophets, whose teachings comprise the Agam sutras, the religion’s holy scriptures.
Words of Wisdom
2018-12-12   1455 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-12-12

Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 2 of 2

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Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ”The Coming of the Ship” and ”On Giving,” Part 2 of 2

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the over prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? And what is fear of need but need itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-06   2074 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-06

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 2 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 2 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

Our wisdom is the source of all learning, of all intelligence in the world. The Lord is the source of all love, be it mundane, fatherly or between man and woman. And, therefore, when we seek this wisdom, we have all intelligence. When we seek this love, all desire is quenched. And we will never seek for anything more. All beauty, virtues will come to us and stay. All love will be filled within our beings and stay, without any effort, because we are love, we are wisdom, we are beauty.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-23   2083 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-23

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   238 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-09

From the Holy Buddhist Tripitaka: Itivuttaka – The Group of Ones and Fours, Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Buddhist Tripitaka: Itivuttaka – The Group of Ones and Fours, Part 2 of 2

This was said by the Lord...”living with Brahma are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with the early Devas are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with the early teachers are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with those worthy of adoration are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. 'Brahma,' Bhikkhus, is a term for mother and father. 'Early devas' and 'early teachers' and 'those worthy of veneration' are terms for mother and father. For what reason? Because mother and father are very helpful to their children, they take care of them and bring them up and teach them about the world."
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-03   3223 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-03

From Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book “Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Part 2 of 2

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From Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book “Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Part 2 of 2

Love your family, truly love them, and they will love you, too. Then, due to this love, we will feel very lively and happy. It will be easy for us to accept people from outside, and to love others. Try it when you return home. This is the path to being happy. We love others because we want to be comfortable and happy. The more we offer our love to others, the more others will love us. When all the people love each other, how comfortable that will be!
Words of Wisdom
2018-10-20   1668 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-10-20

Tao Te Ching – The Enlightened Way of Lao Tzu, Part 1 of 2

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Tao Te Ching – The Enlightened Way of Lao Tzu, Part 1 of 2

Lao Tzu said that, “this kind of person will constantly retain the excellence of his nature all the time. He became the child again; free from all flaws, from all stains. This is a man, a woman, who has attained the Tao.” Yes, who has been enlightened. So with this essay, Lao Tzu wanted to tell His disciples how to act, how to behave, how to distinguish a person who has attained the Tao. He will look like this; very strong, very powerful, very wise, yet very simple, very humble, very ordinary. You don’t boast about it, because the man, after he attains enlightenment, for him, it’s simple like breathing. It’s very simple and natural to them anyway.
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-18   1628 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-03-18

To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 2 of 3, April 16, 1994

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To Realize God We Have to Go Beyond Religion, Part 2 of 3, April 16, 1994

Listen between Supreme Master Ching Hai and three former Korean leaders entitled. “How the government teaches people to become strong, not only physically but spiritually. How the government as an example of the whole nation leads in spiritual awareness, then the whole nation will elevate, and then nothing can happen to such an elevated country. You know what I mean? Even if there is a tension or a tendency to be, it will change. So every religion asks us to believe and to be good, to be virtuous.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-28   1740 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-08-28

Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 5 of 8

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Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys, Part 5 of 8

An exposition of the mysteries enshrined in the stages of ascent for those that seek to journey unto God, the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE! “O Thou Whose Essence alone can lead to His Essence, and Who transcendeth all likeness to His creatures.” The references that have been made to the degrees of mystic knowledge pertain to the knowledge of the radiance of that Sun. Consider these matters in the spirit of enquiry, not in blind imitation. A true wayfarer will not be deterred by the impediment of words, nor daunted by the sway of insinuations.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-12   2057 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-12

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

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

One of the oldest religions in the world is Jainism. Originating from ancient India, this philosophy centers around concepts such as right perception, right knowledge, and right conduct in the attainment of moksha, or realization of the soul’s true nature. Lord Mahavira, who is considered to be the last Tirthankara. Knowing [and renouncing] severally and singly the actions against living beings, a wise man neither gives pain to these bodies, nor orders others to do so, nor assents to their doing so. Nay, we abhor those who give pain to these bodies. That, for my sake, thou give unto me what thou hast bought or stolen or taken, I have given up this, because it is not to be done.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-12   2055 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-12

From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “Milarepa and the Pigeon,” Part 1 of 2

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From the Holy Text of Tibetan Buddhism: The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa – “Milarepa and the Pigeon,” Part 1 of 2

One of the renowned Masters of this religion is Milarepa. This most famous hero of Tibet lived from 1052 to 1135 and His story of personal redemption has continued to be an inspiration to many generations. Through songs called dohas, Milarepa imparted Divine teachings on spiritual devotion and wisdom. Today, we present to you an excerpt from the holy text of Tibetan Buddhism titled, “The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa,” Milarepa and the Pigeon. The nature of Mind is the (inner Heavenly) Light and the Void. By realizing the awareness of Light-Void, I merge myself in the original state of Non-effort. To good and bad experiences am I indifferent. With a mind of Non-effort, I feel happiness and joy.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-21   1445 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-21

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   695 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-02
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