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Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 6 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 6 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

After he brought the gold and everything back, he told everybody to buy a good boat and everything had to be very thick. And then after everybody arranged to go home, he said, "I'll stay here. I want to go down to the King of the Ocean and ask for the Wish-Fulfilling Gem. Then I can give to all the world's people. And it's never, never finished." "I do not fear the long distance and the dangerous journey going to the sea to take out the treasures, to help other citizens, so that they will not be hungry and thirsty anymore. This merit I dedicate to all the Buddhas in the ten directions. I want to forward it only to my Buddhahood in the future." And then he went down to sea now. Then he saw the King of the Ocean, sitting there on his jeweled throne, a seven-jeweled throne. And he saw Great Charity come in; he was so surprised. He was thinking, "How can he come here? He must be full of merit." And then the King of the Ocean felt very respectful. "But you stay here for one month first so that I can make some offerings to you. And then you preach to me." And then the King of the Ocean took the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel from his tuft of hair, and give it to him, and then he said, "Great Charity, Sir, your merciful heart is so great, so big. Your willpower is so incredible. In the future, you definitely will be a Buddha. After you become Buddha, please accept me then as a disciple with wisdom."
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-18   296 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-18

"Bee" Caring and Sharing

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"Bee" Caring and Sharing

In our bee family, we share what we are good at with one another, because it feels great when we give and receive. We may be tiny compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, but we surely have a big job to do: pollination. We pollinate the flowers of crops and fruit trees so they can bear fruit. Without us, there wouldn’t be any fruits and seeds, the plants wouldn’t be able to reproduce, animals wouldn’t have any food, and many people would go hungry. Because of this decline, harvests have been smaller in recent years, meaning less food for both animals and humans. The good news is that there are ways to help bolster the population of bees. For example, you can grow a garden that’s bee-friendly, right in your own backyard. Plant-based foods are the healthiest for the human body. Best of all, fruit and vegetables have seeds, and each seed can grow into a whole new plant if given the chance. You can share or swap extra seeds with friends and neighbors and enjoy the fruit of one another’s labor later on.
Kids' Wonderland
2020-01-18   140 Views
Kids' Wonderland
2020-01-18

Noteworthy News

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Noteworthy News

South Sudan receives food aid, Qatari humanitarian organization provides winter support to vulnerable communities around the world, Ukraine inaugurates new solar energy facility, scientists develop plastic alternative from banana stems in Australia, kind police officer helps family with children in United States, documentary influences vegan shift and Indian environmentalist builds homes for winged-friends.
Noteworthy News
2020-01-17   113 Views
Noteworthy News
2020-01-17

Selections from "Thus Spake the Holy Mother (vegetarian)," Part 1 of 2

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Selections from "Thus Spake the Holy Mother (vegetarian)," Part 1 of 2

Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, was the Divine consort and first disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. She conveyed a motherly simplicity, grace, quiet dignity, purity, selflessness, and all-embracing compassion, all of which provided comfort to her disciples and devotees. The Holy Mother is revered by Hindus as much as the mystic Sri Ramakrishna. She is thus worshipped and admired as one of the most important Saint mothers of all times. “Thus Spake The Holy Mother” is a compilation of the sayings of Sri Sarada Devi. This collection offers illumination and guidance for the soul yearning to re-connect with the Divine. “When will the grace of God descend on me? There is no such rule that grace of God will fall on one simply because one is practicing austerities. How does one get the vision of God? It is only through His grace. But one must practice meditation and Japa. That removes impurities from the mind. One must practice spiritual disciplines such as worship and so forth.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-17   112 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-17

The Open House Culture of Malaysia

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The Open House Culture of Malaysia

Fully embracing their multi-culture identity, Malaysians have a unique custom called, “open house,” which means during important cultural and religious festivals, they would open their houses to welcome not only friends and families, but also strangers. Through feasting and chatting together, cultural barriers are broken and new friendships are formed. Though 60% of the population are Muslims, national holidays such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, and native harvesting festivals are also celebrated, alongside various Islamic holidays such as the holy month of Ramadan, Eid-ul Fitr, and Eid-ul Adha. Now let’s take a look at how Malaysians celebrate some of their other holidays. His Excellency, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, actively promotes harmonious existence among citizens of different races and backgrounds. “Malaysia was built on the foundations of tolerance, goodwill, mutual respect, the readiness of giving and sharing, selflessness, and a desire to make sacrifices for the sake of the country.” “Without such traits, Malaysia would not have grown into a developed country, which is capable of giving its people all the comforts and progress it has today.”
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-17   63 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-01-17

The Winter Sleep of Animals

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The Winter Sleep of Animals

Winter is the coldest time of the year, when the days are shorter and the nights are longer. It is a season of rest, and a period to conserve, rather than expend, energy. So, what is hibernation? It is like a long, deep sleep for animals and a time. Animals prepare to enter this state by eating a lot during the summer and autumn seasons to store fat to last them throughout the winter. Did you know that a pregnant American black bear could give birth during hibernation? She does not even need to wake herself to take care of her cubs. Instead, she can nurse her babies for months from the stored fat she has on reserve. Did you know that some animals in hot climates also undergo a form of hibernation? This is called estivation. Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke about the spiritual purpose of hibernation for animals during an August 23, 2009 lecture given in France. “There are some spiritual reasons. You see, because every day, animals, they’re also busy looking for food and taking care of their family, and so during wintertime, they take advantage of the natural cycle and they go into hibernation; they sleep in winter to recover their spiritual strength, apart from other things.”
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-17   76 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-17

Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 5 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 5 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

Then he came up to his father and said, "Respected Father, just now I went out into the suburban areas, into the rural areas, and I saw that our citizens, because for survival, are doing many things that are karmically heavy. After they die definitely they will fall into the Three Evil Paths." "Please, can you give me one of our stores of food so that I can go and give it to them." After a while of charity, many of the stores in his house had gone down. And then Great Charity thought to himself, "So, what can I do now so that I can continue to give to the citizens so that they are happy and contented?" "OK, maybe I'll go deep into the sea to find precious stones. That should be the best." And then 500 people liked to come with him. They were just walking and then the robbers came and took everything. They came to a citadel, a city, called Supara city. In this city, there was a noble person, a rich person. His name was Kapali. He had one daughter, very, very beautiful. Now, the Great Charity man came in front of the city wall, in front of the house, and knocked at the door and wanted to borrow some money. She came in and told her father, "Ba! Outside, there's a person knocking at the door. He's my husband!" And, of course, the noble rich man was so happy. Everything that he lost, he replenished them all.
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-17   273 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-17

Noteworthy News

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Noteworthy News
2020-01-16   111 Views
Noteworthy News
2020-01-16

Rebuilding the Foundation of Sustainability Through Compassion: An Interview with Dr. Sailesh Krishna Rao (vegan), Part 3 of 3

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Rebuilding the Foundation of Sustainability Through Compassion: An Interview with Dr. Sailesh Krishna Rao (vegan), Part 3 of 3

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” These words from Mahatma Gandhi are frequently quoted by Dr. Sailesh Rao, who puts much emphasis on the transformation needed to realize his goal of World Vegan by 2026. “So we do that and then every week in Phoenix, we have an interfaith vegan church service that happens, where we draw from different faiths. We draw from Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, you name it. And we are showing how our scriptures’ foundation is compassion for all life.” “I see a beautiful world in front of us, where we are all working together to regenerate the forest, to bring back the animals, to clean up the ocean, to clean up all the water. And then we look back at what has happened and we feel proud to be a species that does belong on Earth. We feel proud to have done our job.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-16   88 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-16

Friends of Eternity - A Special Gathering with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Cherished Artists, Part 18

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Friends of Eternity - A Special Gathering with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Cherished Artists, Part 18

Mr. Paterson will kindly give his remarks and introduce his husband, the gifted singer-songwriter René Lamontagne, for a special performance. Mr. Paterson, welcome!“I want to say that it was such a pleasure to direct ‘Loving the Silent Tears’ because Your beautiful words filled us all with such inspiration that we enjoyed every single moment. It was hard work, but every time we heard the words that You sent to us that we got to play with and create with, it just took us to another level, it took us to a special place. Not only what You do with the world, but what You did with us. And I thank You for that from the bottom of my heart. From the time we got off the plane all we’ve experienced is love and it’s an exceptional kind of love. it’s a love that knows no boundaries or borders or color or race or labels, or nationalities. ” Wonderful. Thank you. Such a catchy and beautiful song.
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-01-16   251 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-01-16

Tal Gilboa: At The Forefront of Inspiring Israel's Vegan Movement, Part 1 of 3

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Tal Gilboa: At The Forefront of Inspiring Israel's Vegan Movement, Part 1 of 3

Ms. Gilboa has become a celebrity at home and abroad through her numerous initiatives for bringing awareness of raising animal livestock and for encouraging everyone to adopt veganism. As one of the most influential animal-rights activists and key resource on veganism, Tal Gilboa was appointed as the Animal-Rights Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel. Witnessing the ordeal of a mother cow served as a key moment for Tal Gilboa. She reflected on how best to honor a parent’s responsibility to children in terms of clear and honest education regarding animals. “And what I did was to take them all, the three of them, to farms. I wanted them to to watch the truth. Now I could say the truth to them by my knowledge, the calves are in these little cages, because they’re separated from their mothers. This is what I did and they changed because of that." Tal Gilboa's noble example and bold actions have reached farther than her whole family's turining vegan; she has also influenced many others within her country.
Veggie Elite
2020-01-16   57 Views
Veggie Elite
2020-01-16

Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 4 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 4 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

“Obeisance to the World Honored One. In the past life how did Ananda serve You? How did he know when to do what and when to give You what?” So the Buddha said, “A long, long time ago, limitless time past, at that time there was a king who ruled a very big country. In that capital city, there was a Brahmin man, Brahmin. And the king respected him like a teacher.” “So his first wife got pregnant. She gave birth to a son… I give him the name Great Charity.” “And this boy was very, very diligent and he loved to study. And he was also very intelligent already, so he learned everything by heart so quickly.” “One day, he said to his father, ‘Respected father, I’ve stayed in this palace a long, long time already. Please can I go out and have a look outside to see what the other people are doing?’” “A bunch of beggars…a group of people killing and preparing animals…farmers…hunters…the fishermen….” “Since then, since he saw all that, he saw that everyone was so ignorant and doing such terrible karma, he became very sad. And then he was thinking how to help all beings so that they had everything, not just physical contentment but also spiritually and mentally and everything.”
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-16   313 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-16

Noteworthy News

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Noteworthy News
2020-01-15   133 Views
Noteworthy News
2020-01-15

The Call of Cosmic Evolution: Excerpts from “Leaves of Morya’s Garden” by Spiritual Messengers Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 2 of 2

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The Call of Cosmic Evolution: Excerpts from “Leaves of Morya’s Garden” by Spiritual Messengers Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 2 of 2

“I bestow My Wisdom upon you. I am not a bridge built of promises, but verily the Light that calls to you. I teach love. My disciples must realize happiness in the love of Christ. Love can create universes. Love and Wisdom are equal.” “I expound happiness. I shall designate the path for the battle against the bazaar that is the present world. People have reached a dead end, but lightning will reveal the way out, And thunder will arouse the slumberers. Mountains have crashed to earth. Lakes have been drained of their waters. Cities have been engulfed by floods. Hunger shows its face. Yet has the spirit of humanity remained unmoved. Go, teach, stretch out the hand of aid! Seek happiness and exalt the spirit. Faith in self and the search for Truth create harmony.” “By Us and by you, together, is the spiritual culture built. The Truth of the world will stand firm. The Light will penetrate the darkness—I attest. The Gates of the Spiritual World are thrown open.” “I love being your Teacher in quests of the Spirit. The other world, where My days are, must kindle joy in yours.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-15   140 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-15

Moeraki Boulders: Giants’ Bowling Balls

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Moeraki Boulders: Giants’ Bowling Balls

One of my favorite spots is Koekohe Beach, where we may see its magically impressive Moeraki Boulders. These outstanding boulders are an unusual geological phenomenon that have been millions and millions of years in the making. Now famous, they have entertained countless travelers and have been playfully dubbed the “Bowling Balls of the Giants,” “Alien’s Brains,” “Dinosaur Eggs,” and the “Stonehenge of New Zealand.” The biggest of the boulders at Koekohe Beach, New Zealand, weigh up to seven tonnes. The Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand reach up to two meters in diameter. Each boulder is adorned with unique geometrical patterns like the reptilian scales of a dragon. For hundreds of years, they have ignited the imaginations of many sightseers who have come to this otherwise solitary stretch of New Zealand coastline. There are 50 boulders remaining in Koekohe Beach, which are now protected by New Zealand law. Since 1971, laws in New Zealand were passed to ensure that the unique Moeraki Boulders be protected, just like other national treasures including us Hooker’s sea lions.
Nature's Beauty
2020-01-15   108 Views
Nature's Beauty
2020-01-15

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: The Reverend Dr. Uta Elisabeth Düll

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: The Reverend Dr. Uta Elisabeth Düll

Today’s “Shining World Awards” program features The Reverend Dr. Uta Elisabeth Düll from Germany, who has whole-heartedly dedicated over 24 years of her life to care for patients in Rwanda, many of whom require special care and treatment. “My name is Uta Elisabeth Düll. To work in a country in need, was always the aim of my life. Our aim is to be better. Our aim is to get our service more perfect, to make our service more helpful, to be close to the people. That is our aim, not to increase in numbers but to increase in quality, medically but as well as humanly.” Supreme Master Ching Hai “gratefully present the Shining World Compassion Award to The Reverend Dr. Uta Elisabeth Düll, plus US $25,000 for her noble work that helps ease people’s pain. May your life be lengthened and full of joy, in God’s love.” Dr. Düll will be in for more surprise, as Supreme Master Ching Hai is sending another US $50,000 to lovingly support furthering her noble mission in God’s mercy.
Shining World Awards
2020-01-15   117 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-01-15

Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 3 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, Part 3 of 10 Aug. 13, 2015

At that time, one of the monks, he somehow intuitively knew that the Buddha wanted Ananda. And other people also understood that. And then Sariputra and Maudgalyayana came up to me and said, “Annada, I think the Buddha wants you to be His attendant. Come, get up quickly and then ask the Buddha to allow you to be His attendant.” “I don't know what to do. So I said, ‘If the two great elderly Reverends think thus, then please come and ask the Buddha for me. But in order to be the Buddha's attendant, I request three privileges.’” What do you think he asked? “Number one, if the Buddha had old clothes, he will not want to accept it.” “Number two, whatever the Buddha ate that's left over, do not give it to me.” “Number three, it's meaning that, depending on the season and time, only he himself will take care for the Buddha.” So the two great disciple monks came up and told all that to the Buddha. Then the Buddha explained like this: “But you should know it's not just this day. It's not just in this lifetime that he asked for this.” “A long time ago, past life, he also serve me and also did this.” Maybe that's why he knew everything. He knew about what Buddha wanted and what time he should give what. He was very pure and good. He was unconditional.
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-15   371 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-01-15

Noteworthy News

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Noteworthy News

Our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly presents Shining World Protection Award to Emirati environmental organization, road project joins Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, Seoul, Korea to install solar panels, Australian scientists create method to recycle plastic, Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, builds school in Laos, Quiznos trials vegan corned beef and bear sisters find new home in Romania.
Noteworthy News
2020-01-14   126 Views
Noteworthy News
2020-01-14

The Call of Cosmic Evolution: Excerpts from “Leaves of Morya’s Garden” by Spiritual Messengers Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 1 of 2

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The Call of Cosmic Evolution: Excerpts from “Leaves of Morya’s Garden” by Spiritual Messengers Nicholas and Helena Roerich (vegetarians), Part 1 of 2

The esteemed mystical and philosophical writers Nicholas Roerich and his wife Helena Roerich are two of the most influential spiritual thought leaders from Russia. They are recognized for founding a doctrine called Agni Yoga, also known as Living Ethics. Traveling extensively throughout Asia to deepen their spiritual studies, the Roerichs eventually met their Master in Darjeeling, India. Morya revealed messages of higher wisdom to Nicholas and Helena Roerich, which they recorded on paper and later gathered into a series of texts. One of these is the two-volume book titled “Leaves of Morya’s Garden.” “By holiness in life, guard the precious Gem of Gems. Aum Tat Sat Aum! (‘The Supreme Absolute Truth’ or ‘All that is’) I am thou, thou art I—parts of the Divine Self. I invoke blessings unto you. Salvation will be yours! Life nourishes the soul. Strive for the life glorified, and for the realization of purity. Put aside all prejudices—think freely.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-14   146 Views
Words of Wisdom
2020-01-14

Friends of Eternity - A Special Gathering with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Cherished Artists, Part 17

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Friends of Eternity - A Special Gathering with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Cherished Artists, Part 17

Our next guest is a phenomenal pioneering Korean pop star and talented actor, with fans all over the world. Let’s put our hands together for Brian Joo. “Yes, we’re at a good event today, and we’re all here with the same mind, the hope and love. So thank You once again, Supreme Master.” Please welcome Elise Morris. She is so kind to share her talents with us today. The lovely Fabiana Passoni is our next guest. “I am so thrilled; I am so happy to be back among you to be part of this special, friendly gathering. And I thank you, Supreme Master Ching Hai, so much, for giving me the opportunity to learn, to live and to love. I will be forever overwhelmed with the beauty of Your message and with the friendships I have made with everyone along the way. Your eyes, Your ears reside in my heart.”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-01-14   282 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-01-14
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