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Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 1 of 4 March 3, 1992 , Singapore

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Create a Permanent Heaven for Yourself and Later Generations , Part 1 of 4 March 3, 1992 , Singapore

We should generate always goodness, in thoughts, in deeds, and in speech in order to derive the goodness that we have sown. And the more we step into goodness, the nearer to goodness, the more we are merged into this Heavenly quality, the more we are near to Heaven. I think we can take the opportunity of our civilized communication system to broadcast what we know, to each other, in order to profit each other, in order to elevate our Earth’s mental consciousness into a higher level of understanding, in order to make our Earth into a Heaven. We have no need to immigrate into another planet or to Nirvana (the highest paradise) if we make our world become a paradise.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-26   1465 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-26

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   993 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-28

Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 3 of 3

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Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 3 of 3

As our interview continues, Rabbi David Rosen speaks about how he approaches the Jewish community to encourage its members to rethink their diet. And then if they can understand, especially with regards to the animals specifically, but also with regards to environmental issues and the consequences of this, it’s possible to influence people to see this as wrong. And everybody can do something. And one doesn’t have to depend upon politicians to be able to make decisions. Everyone can contribute to making their environment a better place, above all, through serving others, especially the vulnerable and the needy; orphans, widows, homeless, people who need attention.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-07   486 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-07

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   334 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-25

“The Three Hermits” – A Spiritual Short Story by Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

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“The Three Hermits” – A Spiritual Short Story by Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

We welcome you to enjoy this interesting selection from Tolstoy's Short Story – The Three Hermits (continued). The three hermits running upon the water, all gleaming white, their grey beards shining, and quickly approaching the ship. All three as with one voice, began to say: "We have forgotten your teaching, servant of God. Teach us again." The Bishop crossed himself, and leaning over the ship's side, said: "Your own prayer will reach the Lord, men of God. It is not for me to teach you. Pray for us sinners." Then the Bishop bowed low before the old men; and they turned and went back across the sea. And a light shone until daybreak on the spot where they were lost to sight.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-28   570 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-28

Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay “Self-Reliance”

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Selection from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay “Self-Reliance”

In which the renowned philosopher encourages us to follow our own true self by sticking to our own inner voice and by being honest and sincere in our relationships with others. We create self-reliance — the essence of both faith and optimism. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-12   201 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-12

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   1134 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-27

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   180 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-14

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   401 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-24

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   255 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-09

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   215 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-08

Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 2 of 3

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Global Spiritual Movement towards a Vegan Era of Peace and Collaboration: Interview with Rabbi David Rosen, Part 2 of 3

In September 2018, more than 70 rabbis, including Rabbi David Rosen, signed a vegan declaration urging Jewish adherents to choose a plant-based diet. As issued by Britain's Jewish Vegetarian Society and America's Jewish Veg. The issue of climate change becomes the most pressing, critical issue today. And I can’t understand how you can call yourself a religious, or a spiritual, or a caring person, if you are not preoccupied with what challenge today and not trying to do something about it.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-06   387 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-06

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   1467 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   717 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-02

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.
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-29   1142 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-29

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   1368 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-19

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   1653 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-08-20

From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 2 of 2

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From Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Lessons on Liberation and Righteousness, Part 2 of 2

The Venerated One was able to abstain from indulgence of the flesh,Sometimes in the cold season the Venerated One was meditating in the shade. In summer He exposes himself to the heat, He sits squatting in the sun. though never attacked by diseases. Having wisdom, Mahavira committed no sin Himself, nor did He induce others to do so, nor did He consent to the sins of others. He should give up all motions except his own in the thrice-threefold way. He should not lie on sprouts of grass, but inspecting the bare ground he should lie on it. He lives, forsooth, in accordance with wisdom and restraint, and walks free from desire, and with conquered sensuality. He for whom there is no bondage whatever in this world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-03   537 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-09-03

Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Part 1 of 2 – “On Work” and “On Joy and Sorrow”

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Poetic Essays from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Part 1 of 2 – “On Work” and “On Joy and Sorrow”

Born in 1883, Kahlil Gibran was an enlightened Lebanese philosopher, author, poet, artist and mystic, who immigrated to the United States when He was young. “Always you have been told that work is a curse and labor a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of Earth’s dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labor is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.” “Truly you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-28   264 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-28

From the Holy Bible: Revelation, Chapters 1-5, Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Bible: Revelation, Chapters 1-5, Part 2 of 2

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the Throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him Who sat on the Throne. And when He had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-17   244 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-17
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