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

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

When the Buddha was alive, He had many disciples, and even His disciples could work miracles. And Jesus promised His disciples that whatever He did, they could do the same. Therefore, we owe it to mankind to practice the way Christ did, the way Buddha did. And because I owe it to mankind to attain what I have attained today, I have to share it with you. I am happy to share it with you. Whoever likes to share it, I’m happy to devote my time, my attention, my energy, even my health, my finances to you, without any request in return, except that you work for it for the benefit of yourself and for the world that we live in.
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2019-08-29   834 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-29

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

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

Oh, my proud and arrogant patron, Listen to me, you rich man of Ngan Tson. In this month of spring the peasants of Tibet are busy on their farms. I, the Yogi, also farm. Upon the bad field of desires, I spread the fertilizer of the Preparatory Practice; I wet the field with manure of the Five Nectars; I plant the seeds of the Non-confusing Mind, Farming with discriminative thought. I plow with Non-dualistic oxen Harnessed to the Wisdom-Plow, With Observation of Precepts as the rope, And Non-distraction Effort as the girth. Diligence is my cord, and skill my bridle. With these tools and efforts, the bud of Bodhi sprouts; In due season ripe will be my fruit. You are a farmer who grows annual crops; For eternity I cultivate.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-03   2363 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-03

Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 2 of 4, March 3, 1992 , Singapore

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Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 2 of 4, March 3, 1992 , Singapore

If everyone lives according to what the Bible states, and everyone sees God within, sees the (inner Heavenly) Light of God, the Kingdom of God, hears the (inner Heavenly) Sound, the Word of God or the Buddha Nature, then the world, our world, becomes paradise. Because this (inner Heavenly) Light, this (inner Heavenly) Sound, makes us become Saints, makes us become Buddhas. And the worlds where Buddhas live are Nirvana (the highest paradise); the worlds where the Saints live are Heavens, Kingdom of God.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-27   1102 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-27

Yezidism: A Rich Spiritual Tradition and Its People, Part 1 of 2

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Yezidism: A Rich Spiritual Tradition and Its People, Part 1 of 2

The Yezidi people are a unique ethno-religious group possessing an ancient and richly elaborate religious tradition. In fact, they believe that all the world’s religions originated from the same primeval faith. Some Yezidis maintain that "Yezidi" translates as "Followers of the true path." It is also very close to the Persian or Zoroastrian word Yazdan, meaning “God,” and Yazata, meaning “divine” or “angelic being.” The Yezidis believe their ancestors were the first people to be created in the Garden of Eden, a large area in present-day Lalish in Iraq.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-19   1336 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-19

Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Zoroastrianism’s Sacred Menog-i Khrad: Chapters 31- 40, Part 2 of 2

We continue to present to you the ancient wisdom in the Zoroastrian scriptures. “Wherefore is it when they do not allot the happiness of the worldly existence according to worthiness, and they make the soul a seizer upon the spiritual existences by worthiness of action? What is that which no one is able to deprive one of? What is that thing which it is not possible to buy at a price? And as to that which is asked by thee ’concerning the spiritual and worldly existences, the worldly existence is, in the end, death and, disappearance, and of the spiritual existence, in the end, that of a soul of the righteous is undecaying, immortal, and undisturbed, full of glory and full of enjoyment, forever and everlasting…”
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-18   3438 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-18

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

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

For he revealed it [His will] to bestow an acquaintance in harmony with all its emanations, that is to say, acquaintance with the Living Book, an acquaintance which at the end appeared to the Aeons (emanations of God) in the form of [passages of text from] it. When it is manifest, they speak: they are not places for use of the voice, nor are they mute texts for someone to read out and so think of emptiness; rather, they are texts of truth, which speak and know only themselves. And each text is a perfect truth ̶ ̶ like a book that is perfect and consists of texts written in unity, written by the Father for the Aeons (emanations of God): so that through its passages of text the Aeons (emanations of God) might become acquainted with the Father.
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2019-05-17   2067 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-17

Yezidism: A Rich Spiritual Tradition and Its People, Part 2 of 2

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Yezidism: A Rich Spiritual Tradition and Its People, Part 2 of 2

The spiritual life of the Yezidis has been preserved primarily by oral tradition. Therefore, it is a living religion of the spirit which only recently has been recorded into texts. But there are guardians of the sacred textual tradition of Yezidism, and they are called the Qewwals, literally meaning “professionals of the world.” The Qewwals are the interpreters of the sacred textual tradition of Yezidism, touring the communities living some way away from Lalish in Iraq, which is the most sacred place to the Yezidis. In the presence of an image of the Peacock symbolizing the venerated deity Tawusi Melek, the Qewwals preach sermons and sing hymns while playing the holy instruments of Yezidism: the def (tambourine) and shibab (flute).
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-20   1614 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-20

Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Book III & IV, Part 2 of 2

“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”is one of the foundations of Hinduism’s classical Yoga philosophy, expressed in aphorisms, which reveals Patanjali’s exceptional knowledge of existing spiritual traditions and the best practical exercises and approaches to spiritual practice, wishing to attain inner peace, self-mastery, and spiritual freedom. “From that comes glorified mind, power of the organs independently of the body, and conquest of nature. The Siddhis (powers) are attained by birth, herbs, power of words, mortification or concentration. The change into another species is by the filling in of nature. Good deeds, etc., are not the direct causes in the transformation of nature.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-22   3004 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-22

In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 1 of 4 May 5,1999

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In Silence We Know God: Questions and Answers, Part 1 of 4 May 5,1999

I am not a prophet. I’m going to show you to be a prophet, not that I’m your prophet. I’m going to show you to be a master and a prophet yourself. I am coming here to tell you that you’re the prophet, that you are the children of God. And you can prove it to yourself if you want to try our method. I am telling you that you are great, and I can prove it to you if you want to try. Yes, that’s what I am going to show you how. That’s the silent Sound(=Heavenly Sound), the teaching of God. That’s the “Word” in the Bible. That’s why we call this Method “Immediate Enlightenment.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-26   1688 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-11-26

Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: Chapter 1 - Master and Disciple, Part 2 of 2

“The point is, to love God even as the mother loves her child, the chaste wife [loves] her husband, and the worldly man [loves] his wealth. Add together these three forces of love, these three powers of attraction, and give it all to God. Then you will certainly see Him.” “From time to time he should live in the company of holy men, and from time to time go into solitude to meditate on God. Furthermore, he should practice discrimination and pray to God, ‘Give me faith and devotion.’ Once a person has faith he has achieved everything. There is nothing greater than faith.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-13   1091 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-13

Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 3 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

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Perceive the Truth by Inner Wisdom, Part 3 of 5 April 21, 1993, Geneva, Switzerland

All the unhappiness, craving in this world comes from the dissatisfaction that we do not know the real things. If each one is enlightened and rediscovers his own greatness, there is no more crime in this world. All the greed, all the possessiveness comes from the memory that we have all things in Heaven, before we came down to this world. Therefore, to end all these, we should go back to where we belong. Not to condemn ourselves or our neighbors, but to know that we have all things within ourselves, and to help our fellow men to reach also the same level of consciousness.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-24   1158 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-24

Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Surah 7 Al-A’raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu’ara (The Poets), Part 1 of 2

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Selection from the Holy Qur’an: Surah 7 Al-A’raf (The Heights) and Surah 26 Ash-Shu’ara (The Poets), Part 1 of 2

Your Lord is Allah; He who created the Heavens and the Earth in six days, then established Himself on the Throne. The night overtakes the day, as it pursues it persistently; and the Sun, and the Moon, and the stars are subservient by His command. His is the creation, and His is the command. Blessed is Allah, Lord of all beings. Call upon your Lord humbly and privately. He does not love the aggressors. And do not corrupt on earth after its reformation, and pray to Him with fear and hope. Allah’s mercy is close to the doers of good.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-27   1849 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-27

The Six Enneads by Plotinus: The First Ennead, First Tractate - The Animate and the Man, Sections 1-5, Part 1 of 2

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The Six Enneads by Plotinus: The First Ennead, First Tractate - The Animate and the Man, Sections 1-5, Part 1 of 2

Plotinus was one of the most influential philosophers in antiquity after Plato and Aristotle. In his philosophy, there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism and applied it to Plotinus’ philosophy. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic metaphysicians. The issue of happiness is one of Plotinus’ greatest imprints on Western thought, as he was one of the first to introduce the idea that happiness is attainable only within consciousness.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-29   1704 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-29

From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 7 of 8

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From Buddhism’s Sacred Scripture: The Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma, Chapter 3, Part 7 of 8

If you and the others are capable of believing and accepting my words, then all of you are certain to attain the Buddha way. This vehicle is subtle, wonderful, foremost in purity; throughout all worlds it stands unsurpassed. “I tell you, Sariputra, you and the others are all my children, and I am a father to you. For repeated kalpas you have burned in the flames of manifold sufferings, but I will save you all and cause you to escape from the threefold world.” This Lotus Sutra is preached for those with profound wisdom.
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-10   2195 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-05-10

From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 1 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: The Book of Isaiah, Excerpts from Chapters 60-66, Part 1 of 2

Isaiah, son of Amoz, is one of the most celebrated ancient Jewish prophets, believed by scholars to have been a vegetarian. The book of Isaiah tells us that God will restore justice and righteousness to the people of Israel. The day of that judgment is called “the day of the Lord,” as God’s compassion will take the form of a new Messianic King. Christians believe that this refers to the coming of The Worshipped Lord Jesus Christ, and that through Christ’s suffering, humankind will fully receive salvation. Thus, the Lord’s new and righteous kingdom on Earth is the glorious ideal depicted in the book of Prophet Isaiah.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-10   2458 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-10

Finding Enlightenment through the Ancient Vedic Scriptures: An Interview with Bayarsaikhan Bavuu, Part 1 of 3

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Finding Enlightenment through the Ancient Vedic Scriptures: An Interview with Bayarsaikhan Bavuu, Part 1 of 3

Today, we share with you the wisdom of Vedic Scriptures and insightful thoughts from Bayarsaikhan Bavuu. “This is the ‘Bhagavad Gita as it is.’ In this sutra, it explains this physical world we are living in and also talks about what is beyond this world. It is about how God and the Heavenly world exists. It’s about living beings, which we call living things. It’s about any living thing that reproduces. Also, there exists what is called eternity. Then there is a very deep explanation about the 5 core principles of karma. It is a Sutra, which explains the Truth.”
Words of Wisdom
2018-06-24   1344 Views
Words of Wisdom
2018-06-24

Selections from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book “Aphorisms II,” Part 2 of 2

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Selections from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book “Aphorisms II,” Part 2 of 2

It is so blissful in Heaven that there is nothing to remind us of spiritual practice. It is so agonizing in hell that it is impossible to practice spiritually there. In the secular world, we have suffering, joy, misunderstanding, ignorance, wisdom, enlightenment, the unenlightened, and lots of different situations. Therefore, we can learn quickly from various situations in life, and we can find sufficient material from which to experience and train ourselves. We have the chance to practice to become Buddhas, which we cannot find in other worlds. Therefore, the human body is very precious. We must cherish the chance to practice spiritually without delay.
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-08   156 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-08

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

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

Today we are able to see through and become monks, the “seeing through” is important. What exactly do we see through? We see through “the seven affections and five desires.” We do not desire the “appearance, sound, smell, taste, feeling and thought” within the basic necessities of life, and we see through all affections - affections from our parents, affections from our spouse, we have to put them all down! When we are practicing diligently, we have to put down our body and mind completely. Otherwise even if we appear to be sitting there quietly and solemnly, actually we are having all kinds of illusionary thoughts, and it’s difficult to keep focused on the right state of mind.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-17   1315 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-17

Sikh Shabad Kirtan Presented by Bibi Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Group, Part 2 of 2

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Sikh Shabad Kirtan Presented by Bibi Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Group, Part 2 of 2

Only one who has faith comes to know such a state of mind. Such is the Name of the lmmaculate Lord. The state of the faithful cannot be described. One who tries to describe this shall regret the attempt. No paper, no pen, no scribe can record the state of the faithful. The faithful have intuitive awareness and intelligence. The faithful know about all worlds and realms. The faithful shall never be struck across the face. The faithful do not have to go with the Messenger of Death. The path of the faithful shall never be blocked. The faithful shall depart with honor and fame.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-02   2930 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-02

The Hotel Called Life: Questions and Answers, Part 1 of 2

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The Hotel Called Life: Questions and Answers, Part 1 of 2

This world is just a transient hotel. But in this hotel which we call “Life,” we have to work, pay every day, and even if we pay we still have to suffer. We pay every day with our precious time, our precious energy, our precious knowledge, our precious short existence here on this planet, which we should use to recognize our great power in order to tackle everything with ease and without effort. The system on this planet makes us so busy: work, work ,work, work from morning till night, work overtime, still don’t have enough happiness.
Words of Wisdom
2017-11-23   1600 Views
Words of Wisdom
2017-11-23
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