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Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 2 of 4

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Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 2 of 4

In today’s episode, we’re going to hear about some of the ingrained cultural convictions and habits which act, in many people of faith, as impediments to espousing a mindful meat-and-dairy-free lifestyle, and how religious vegan activists address these sensitive obstacles in the heart of their worshiping communities. “So now, just to get to the dairy association, where it’s instructed on how to look after the cows. There’s associated scriptures with the Bhagavad Gita called ‘the Vedas’ and the Atharva Ved Part 2, 3 and 4, 5 goes into explaining and instructing exactly how to look after cows. So, at that time, the Atharva Ved says that, you only take milk from cows that are free and grazing in the sun, that are eating grass, and that have had their calves fed first. It also instructs us not to kill any cows. And we are not to drink any milk from cows that are not looked after in this way.” “And again, this reference that people make back to Genesis, that God gave humans dominion over the Earth. And historically, that that’s been kind of received as being more like domination, and an excuse to use and exploit the Earth’s resources. And it’s actually been used to justify colonialism, patriarchy, racism and is now used to justify the way that we treat the planet basically, and its inhabitants. And I think there’s a shift in people’s thinking in Christianity which is really refreshing - that to understand dominion not as domination but as stewardship. And that means that we have responsibility towards and for God’s creation, not our kind of playground and resource pit. So, we’re looking after it on behalf of God, and we’re actually thinking about the consequences of what happens when we don’t look after it.” “And a lot of the work that we do is trying to persuade people that you don’t have to choose between your religion and your diet. And so, what we’ve put a lot of effort into, is taking these very stereotypically Jewish dishes and veganizing them. And saying to people, look, you can have 90% of the taste and it’s vegan and you don’t have to make such a sacrifice.” Indeed, we don’t have to abandon religious culinary traditions to adopt a vegan diet. We can integrate and embrace both thanks to the ever-burgeoning cornucopia of plant-based substitutes that are readily available in the markets today, and thanks to the proliferation, on the internet, of delicious, healthy and ingeniously creative vegan recipes which emulate time-honored dishes.
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-12   742 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-12

Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 3 of 4

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Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 3 of 4

“So in Islam, we have something which involves animal sacrifice, which is ‘Eid.’ And so the whole point of animal sacrifice on that day is kind of to commemorate what Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him) did for God when God tested His loyalty. There are other ways that you can celebrate Eid and make sacrifices without making it an animal sacrifice. You can sacrifice your time, your money. It doesn’t have to be an animal. It's the personal sacrifice that is important.” “Even within the Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, animal sacrifice is controversial. So there are Prophets saying you shouldn't do this anymore. When you kill an ox, it's as bad as killing a human being, the Prophets say, and God doesn't want all of this animal sacrifice. So even within those texts you've got that. And then in a modern context, I think we can recognize that after the first century, neither Jews nor Christians are sacrificing. And so in a modern religious context, in Christianity and Judaism, that isn't the question. And so the question is, whether or not anymore we need to consume animals in this way. And I think the answer, in the context where we find ourselves now, is clearly, no.” “So the kind of outreach that I do is I’ll take part in the ‘Cube of Truth.’ And they've got footage of halal slaughterhouses, as well as other slaughterhouses. So, I'll show Muslims that this is not just in regards to non-halal meat, it’s also the meat that you're eating as well. There's cruelty in all meat production, not just non-halal. Another thing that I do is, whenever I take part in marches now, I'll always have my sign showing religion in it as well. The quote that I read out earlier: ‘A good deed done to an animal is like a good deed done to a human being.’” “In terms of it being related to the faith in community, we see that we have a prime minister in India right now who has stopped or illegalized the slaughter of cows. So that's a big deal. I mean, he has challenged the status quo. He has challenged a lot of things that are happening there. He's taking a very strong and tough stance. So, he really puts a lot of hope, as a politician is probably for me, like a miracle. But he really is doing great things.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-18   170 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-18

Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 4 of 4

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Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 4 of 4

“As a Christian today, reading the texts in the context of mass industrialized animal agriculture today, seem to me to be obviously pointing to the radical inconsistency between our modern practices, in relation to animals, and the faith that Christians share. So that's what motivates my Christian veganism.” “I know that our Prophet's (Peace Be Upon Him) diet was mainly plant-based. His main food sources were dates and barley. So I think more than 90% of His diet was plant-based. A lot of Muslims disregard that fact, and it's more of a cultural thing that they eat so much meat. So I think if they looked into religion deeply, when it comes to food, then they would realize that meat is not a big part of religion; it’s actually the opposite.” On June 20, 2020, Supreme Master Ching Hai was respectfully invited as a guest speaker at World UNITY Week. “It’s good that we have this opportunity to express our unity spirit and gratefulness to Heaven and Earth for our world really needs it. Needs earnest prayers and sincere effort to unite all beings on the planet. Because we are all nourished from Earth and blessed by Heavens. We are brothers and sisters, including all non-human beings on Earth…However, just prayers and talk are not good enough. We have to act. We have to change our way of life to more benevolent, compassionate, loving and kind towards each other, regardless of race, species and nationalities…” “I think you all know what I am talking about, since you are all spiritual people and have deep-rooted spiritual knowledge passed down to you since ages, and ages. The wisdom of old has never been lost in the community of the indigenous people. And you know well, according to that wisdom, we cannot expect full happiness, full joy if we cause sorrow to others including our Earth co-tenants, the sweet animals and all other beings around us. They are the blessing sent from Heaven to help us in our sojourn on this planet. We should appreciate them, protect them and be grateful for their presence. So my simple message is: Be Vegan, Make Peace. Thank you all for doing your part to save our world.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-19   428 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-19

Selections of Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib (vegetarian), Saint of Hathras, Part 1 of 2

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Selections of Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib (vegetarian), Saint of Hathras, Part 1 of 2

Born in India in the 18th Century, Param Sant Tulsi Sahib showed very early interest in spiritual life. Rather than accept a position of royalty in his family, He departed from home in pursuit of meditation practice and became fully realized soon after. In poetry and other writings, Param Sant Tulsi Sahib described the brilliance and penetrating wisdom of the inner life. At the same time, He emphasized that a living Master is necessary to access this direct connection with the Kingdom of God. We will now share with you, “Selections of Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib (vegetarian), Saint of Hathras.” “At the outset, I offer salutation to my Lord, the Satguru; In surrender at His feet, Tulsi loses himself in ecstasy. I pay homage in all humility at the feet of my Master, Whose grace has revealed the mystery of (inner Heavenly) Light and Sound. I offer myself in adoration to the Saints, Who have bestowed on my soul the power to see. The brilliant light of surrender has revealed unto me The essence and the true form of my Master.” “Thou art all Knowledge, the sole object of my worship. One with the Infinite and the Beyond art Thou, O Master. Satguru is the true Lord, imperishable and supreme; Seeing my miserable state, He cut asunder the noose of death. He has given me shelter at His lotus feet within. He has made my soul His own humble slave. He has turned my surat (soul) and nirat (attention) unto Himself; With loving devotion, I surrender myself at His feet.” “How can I ever describe the greatness of my Master? He has given my soul the key to the Inaccessible. The vision of the Invisible has enchanted my soul. Through the grace of the Saints I have recognized the Master. Piercing the granite wall, my soul enjoys bliss divine; Intoxicated with joy, I dwell forever at His lotus feet. The indigent Tulsi knows naught else. In the thought of his Master, he remains absorbed. My Master has given to me knowledge of the self; Time and again my soul ascends to celestial regions. Traversing the regions within, I beheld the Cosmos; The beginning and the end of Time stand revealed to me. The beginning and the end of creation that He sees within. Verily, of that experience does Tulsi give a description. The Universe is contained within the human frame, Tulsi has himself seen what to others is beyond reach. Not only the macrocosm within the microcosm did I behold. But, piercing the veil, I also perceived the One pervading all. Within the body, Tulsi has seen the Invisible Being; Knowing the unfathomable One, he narrates the wondrous tale. The Universe is contained within the human body, Tulsi has revealed this Truth to all seekers.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-23   205 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-23

Selections of Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib (vegetarian), Saint of Hathras, Part 2 of 2

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Selections of Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib (vegetarian), Saint of Hathras, Part 2 of 2

“Rare is the human form even for gods, thus declare all sages from the housetops. Declare all sages from the housetops: Even gods will not obtain the human form. For such a heaven do the foolish aspire, whence gods get thrown into hell when earned merit ends. Lured into the performance of pious deeds, people have still to wander from species to species. He who has perceived the Essence within his body and mind Looks down with contempt, O Tulsi, on the pleasures of paradise. Rare, indeed, is the human form even for the gods, thus declare all sages from the housetops.” “Listen to me Palak Ram, my esteemed friend. They verily fall into the dungeon of hell Who slaughter living beings and eat their flesh; Who kills a goat, suffers the consequences. They do this to seek the pleasure of the palate. And cause life from the living to be extinguished. For the sake of sensual gratification they buy sin. And get their abode in the fires of hell. Never will they get release from this bondage, Be they hermits, recluses, householders or others. None will escape the tortures of hell. Whoever has eaten flesh and fish in this life Is bound in captivity by the butcher, Kal (the negative power). Nothing good will come out of such conduct. Take this as evidence from the writings of Saints. Nanak and Kabir have given the same message, Dadu and Dariya have sung the same song.” “Look at the folly of man, for which he suffers much pain: He kills a living being, he deprives it of its right to live. He cuts a goat and offers it to appease the goddess. The ignorant fool knows not the wages of his sin. Others’ offspring he kills and feels no compassion. How shall he be well, suffering anguish life after life? He eats the flesh of beasts, he puts them to an untimely death; Such a man will take on the form of a ghost, life after life. Tulsi declares from the housetops: Kill not the living; Within all resides the beloved Lord — listen, O men and women!” “The mental make-up of man emanates from his karmas. He remains involved in performing actions good and bad. According to the nature of the actions he performs, He is put into the bondage of various species. In accordance with the trade that a merchant practices, He carries loss and profit, pain and pleasure along with him. He who conducts his trade under the sway of desires Drifts with the currents of the ocean of eighty-four; He moves from species to species according to his actions. This snare is manifestly spread in the entire creation. He is born, he dies, and again he takes a new frame; As he sows, so does he reap the fruit of his actions. In the cycle of eighty-four, he remains in slumber; And in the human form, only a rare one awakens. Through a Master’s teachings he realizes God, Just as collyrium (healing herb) placed in his eyes restores his vision. Without a Master’s teachings to guide them, even gods, men and sages do not get release; When Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh get not deliverance, what can we say about ordinary creatures?” “Oh think thou deeply and deliberate; Without the guidance of a Master The way cannot ever be found. He will dye thee in satsang’s color. Take thy soul to regions celestial. And reveal the firmament within. If thou desirest to revel In realms spiritual within thine own self, None will help thee except the Saints. In a short moment wilt thou depart, And thy body be reduced to dust. Thy Master alone, O Tulsi, will show The entrance back to thy Home.” “Man continues to stumble in ignorance and thus goes on suffering from the shaft of pain. He is bereft of the company of the holy; who but the Saint can put him on the Path? If he were to meet the benevolent Satguru, the primordial mystery would be unraveled. Indeed, O Tulsi, the Master would wipe off the stores of karma and drive the Angel of Death away.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-24   219 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-24

Meeting the Master: From Godfré Ray King’s Unveiled Mysteries – The Dominion and Majesty of Ascended Master Saint Germain (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Meeting the Master: From Godfré Ray King’s Unveiled Mysteries – The Dominion and Majesty of Ascended Master Saint Germain (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Guy Warren Ballard was a United States mining engineer and a co-founder, together with his wife Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard, of the “I AM” spiritual movement, inspired by his life-changing meeting with the Ascended Master Saint Germain. Following this enlightening encounter, Mr. Ballard devoted his life to spreading the Master’s wisdom, according to his capacity. From Master Saint Germain’s dictation and teachings, Mr. Ballard wrote a series of books under the pseudonym Godfré Ray King. Master Saint Germain’s imparted spiritual knowledge was the basis for many lectures given by Mr. Ballard, as well as for the founding of the “I AM” Religious Activity in the early 1930s. By 1938, it had up to one million followers. Today, the volumes documenting the precious mysteries revealed by the Ascended Master to Godfré Ray King are still a fascinating spiritual gem for many across the globe. The three most famous volumes are titled “Unveiled Mysteries,” “The Magic Presence,” and “The ‘I AM’ Discourses.” Today, we will read an excerpt from Guy Warren Ballard’s, or Godfré Ray King’s book “Unveiled Mysteries.” “Remember always – ‘One becomes - that - upon which he meditates’ - and since all things have come forth from the ‘Light’ - ‘Light’ - is the Supreme Perfection - and Control - of all things.” “Contemplation and adoration of the ‘Light’ compels Illumination to take place in the mind - health, strength, and order to come into the body - and peace, harmony, and success to manifest in the affairs of every individual - who will really do it, and seeks to maintain it.” “All the way down the centuries - in every age, under every condition - we are told by all who have expressed the greater accomplishments of Life that - the ‘Light’ is Supreme - the ‘Light’ is everywhere - and in the ‘Light’ - exist all things.” “To any who are of that opinion, I wish to say simply this: ‘The time the average person spends in criticizing, condemning, and blaming - people, conditions, and things - for not being something other than they are - if occupied with this recognition and use of the “Light” - will make Heaven manifest on Earth - for the individual who dares to try and has determination enough to maintain it. Nothing is impossible. The “Light” never fails.’”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-25   669 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-25

Meeting the Master: From Godfré Ray King’s Unveiled Mysteries – The Dominion and Majesty of Ascended Master Saint Germain (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Meeting the Master: From Godfré Ray King’s Unveiled Mysteries – The Dominion and Majesty of Ascended Master Saint Germain (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with a selection from Guy Warren Ballard’s, or Godfré Ray King’s book “Unveiled Mysteries.” “Mankind in the unascended state, marvel at these things - but I tell you - it is no more Effort - for us to change the appearance and activity of our bodies - than it is for the ordinary human being - to change his clothes. The unfortunate condition in human consciousness - that keeps individuals in their self-created limitations - is their attitude of mind - which either fears or ridicules - what it does not understand - or what is still worse - in its ignorance says – ‘That is impossible.’ A thing may not be probable - under certain human conditions - but the God-Self - which is the Great ‘Light’ - can change all human conditions - so nothing is - impossible.” “Every individual has the Divine Flame of Life Within him, and - That God-part of Him - has Dominion - wherever he moves in the universe. If he - because of his own mental inertia - will not exert the necessary effort - to reorder his age old habits – of mind and body - he goes on bound by the chains of his own forging - but if he chooses to know the God Within himself - and dares - to give that God-Self - all control of his outer activities - he will receive the knowledge once more of his Dominion over all substance - which has been his from the beginning.” “Thus, does the outer life keep the individual bound to the wheel of necessity, rebirth, continued struggle, and pain until we – let - the ‘Light of the Christ Within’ – illumine and purify us that we may respond only to the Plan of God - Love, Peace, and Perfection for His Creation. This is the kind of lesson - one never forgets - because objective teaching records the experience in the – vision - as well as in the mind. The record in the sight is deeper and - necessarily receives more attention - from the outer activity of the intellect.” “‘There is only one way,’ he went on, ‘to avoid the cosmic wheel of cause and effect - the necessity for re-embodiment - and that is through the conscious effort to comprehend - the Law of Life. One must earnestly seek the God Within - make permanent, conscious contact with that “Inner Self” - and hold firmly to it - in the face of every condition in the outer life. It will be my pleasure and privilege to show you more - but only for the instruction it will bring - to yourself and others.’”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-26   895 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-26

Selections from "The Pathway of Life" by Leo Tolstoy (vegetarian): Volume 1, God, Part 1 of 2

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Selections from "The Pathway of Life" by Leo Tolstoy (vegetarian): Volume 1, God, Part 1 of 2

“Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.” This insightful saying by Leo Tolstoy is a valuable reminder for all of us to reflect inward. The renowned 19th-century Russian author suggested that we ask ourselves what God really wants us to do. As Leo Tolstoy said, “In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” Supreme Master Ching Hai once spoke of Tolstoy in a group meditation with our Association members in July, 1997 in Los Angeles, USA. “Because Tolstoy was a practitioner. That’s why when you read his stories, most stories are about spiritual things, about God, and very happy and very positive. It’s very good to read him, to read his books. You try. If you haven’t, you try. You can read more. Such things are very good for you.” We would like to share an insightful excerpt from Volume 1 of “The Pathway of Life,” a collection of Tolstoy’s philosophies on religion, life, death and more. “Besides all that is corporeal within us, and in the entire universe, we know something incorporeal which gives life to our body and is connected with it. This incorporeal something, connected with our body, we call our soul. The same incorporeal something, but not connected with anything, and giving life to everything that lives, we call God.” “To know God is possible only within oneself. Until you find God within yourself, you will nowhere find him. There is no God for him who cannot find Him within himself.” “It is not you who live; what you call yourself, is dead. That which animates you is God. Do not think that you can earn merit with God by works; all works are as nothing before God. It is needful not to earn merit before God, but to be God.” “It is well to fear God, but it is better to love Him. But best of all it is to resurrect Him within. Man must love, but one can truly love only that in which there is no evil. And there is only one Being in whom there is no evil: namely God. If God did not love Himself in you, you could never love yourself, God or your neighbor.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-28   246 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-28

Selections from "The Pathway of Life" by Leo Tolstoy (vegetarian): Volume 1, God, Part 2 of 2

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Selections from "The Pathway of Life" by Leo Tolstoy (vegetarian): Volume 1, God, Part 2 of 2

“Some say of God that He dwells in heaven. It is also said that He dwells in man. Both statements are true: He is in heaven, that is, in the limitless universe, and He is also in the soul of man.” “The more a man fulfills the will of God, the better he knows Him. If a man fails altogether to fulfill the will of God, he does not know Him at all, though he might affirm that he knew Him or pray to Him. Even as you must come closer to a thing in order to know it, so you may know God only if you draw nigh unto Him. And to draw nigh unto God it is possible only by good works. And the more a man accustoms himself to live a good life, the more closely he will know God. And the better he knows God, the better he will love his fellowmen. One thing leads to the other. …that we must fulfill the God given law in our own life, and that our life becomes better to the extent that we fulfill His law.” “My spiritual ‘I’ is no kinsman to my body, therefore it is in my body not of its own volition, but in accordance with some higher will. This higher will is what we understand as God and call God. God is neither to be worshipped, nor praised. One can only be silent about Him and serve Him. As long as a man sings and shouts and repeats in the presence of others: ‘Lord, Lord,’ know that he has not found God. He who has found Him maintains silence.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-29   255 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-09-29

The Kingdom of God, Guru and God are One: Selections from Dadu Dayal (vegetarian): The Compassionate Mystic, Part 1 of 2

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The Kingdom of God, Guru and God are One: Selections from Dadu Dayal (vegetarian): The Compassionate Mystic, Part 1 of 2

One such great spiritual teacher is Sant (Saint) Dadu Dayal from the same tradition as Saint Kabir. He lived during the 16th century. “Dadu” means brother and “Dayal” is “the Compassionate One.” Dadu first met his Guru at the early age of 11 while playing with friends near a pond. He was initiated by this teacher into the “Everlasting Knowledge of God.” Dadu paid little attention to the external forms of worship, such as visits to temples and pilgrimages. Instead, he concentrated on Japa (repetition of Divine Names) as well as remembrance of the original divine source and his inner connection and whole-hearted devotion to God. The group of Dadu’s followers are known as the Dadu Panth and refrain from alcohol and uphold vegetarianism. Sant Dadu Dayal did not leave any written records. But 5,000 of his verses, or oral teachings were recorded by his disciple Rajjab and are known as the Dadu Anubhav Vani, composed in the local Braj Bhasha language, a mixture of Hindi and Rajasthani. Dadu: The Compassionate Mystic is an English translation collection of Dadu Dayal’s poems by Dr. Kashi Nath Upadhyaya. Today we are going to share with you some of the enlightening verses selected from this collection. LIFE WITHOUT GURU IS WASTED “Human life is wasted if a perfect Guide who can join the broken link and take one to the other shore is not found, and if works pleasing to God are not done. Forsaking God and running after the pleasures of the world is like throwing aside priceless diamonds and picking up useless stones. If such a one who can mend the broken connection And take one across to the other shore is not found, The opportunity is lost again, says Dadu. This body is a raft, and the world is an ocean, deep and unfathomable. How can anyone cross it and go to the other shore without the Sailor? asks Dadu. I have done nothing that could please God. My coming to this world has been in vain, O Dadu. With what face should one laugh and talk? One is departing, having spent one's priceless life in vain. One should cry, says Dadu. The holy feet of the Lord - the very purpose for which one is to live in the world – are not within one’s heart. Fie on such a life without devotion to God in this Iron Age, O Dadu! You did what was pleasing to your mind And transgressed the commandment of the Lord. How will you show your face to that Beloved? asks Dadu. You did all to please the senses And provided all that the mind demanded. But nothing of that for which you were created Was done by you, O Dadu. You were provided with equipment For rendering service to the Lord. But you have forgotten obedience to the Lord, And not a single work have you accomplished, says Dadu.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-10-05   428 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-10-05

The Kingdom of God, Guru and God are One: Selections from Dadu Dayal (vegetarian): The Compassionate Mystic, Part 2 of 2

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The Kingdom of God, Guru and God are One: Selections from Dadu Dayal (vegetarian): The Compassionate Mystic, Part 2 of 2

GOING WITHIN. “Inner worship alone is the true worship. It is the only effective means of seeing God face to face. Blemishes are washed away only through the inner bath. All outer means are futile. By rendering service within your heart, You see the One who is indestructible and boundless, With no limit on either this end or that, says Dadu. After entering within, let one, O Dadu, bolt the doors of the house. Let one, O Dadu, serve the Lord at the door of eternity. To Him alone is service rendered and homage paid by devotees. Before Him alone they wave lamps in adoration. The ceremony of showing lighted lamps Is to be performed within. Within is worship to be done; Within is service to the Master. It is rare that someone understands. One finds the Lord within the body By playing the unstruck inner veena. By going through the region of the void, The Lord is seen with ease. Search for the Beloved close to the place From where the Sound emerges And you shall find Him, says Dadu. There is solitude there, and there is luster of light. Turn back within yourself, O wise one, And search inside, says Dadu. Give up the habit of going out. He is close to you, O foolish one. One who, turning the attention inward, Brings it within the self, And fixes it on the radiant form of the Master, Is indeed wise, O Dadu. Fix your attention within; Sing always the inner Music with the soul. This mind then dances with ecstasy And enjoys the rhythmic beat. One sings within the self And the rhythmic Music is played. The mind dances with love And there stands the merciful Lord, says Dadu. The body is the pond, and God is the water; The essential discipline is practiced within. Then the impurities and blemishes of the mind Are easily washed away, O Dadu. Treating God’s Name as water, bathe in it, Conquering the senses forever. The body, mind and self are purified thereby, And the five powerful passions are destroyed. God is within the self; He is close to the worshipper But leaving Him aside, people devote themselves to outer places of worship, laments Dadu. This is the mosque, this is the temple: So has the Master shown. Service and salutation are performed within. Why should you go outside? asks Dadu. I found the true home, O friend, within the house itself. Entering the state of blissful meditation, dwell within: Thus has the Master discovered and taught. For the sake of that Home, I wandered everywhere, But the Lord has revealed Himself within my own self. The doors of the palace have been thrown open, And the everlasting abode has been shown. All fears, doubts and delusions have disappeared, And the mind is absorbed in the truth. That state of bliss has it entered, Where the self, transcending the body, ascends. The One that is immovable and unchangeable, The same One have I seen in all. My mind is absorbed in that alone; Other than that there is none. That Home have I found That is the beginning, as well as the end. Now my mind goes not elsewhere. Dadu has been dyed in the color of the One, And therein has he merged.” NECESSITY OF A LIVING MASTER Guru and God are One. “The true Saint is wholly merged in God. God can be realised only through Him, and He can be found through God’s grace. A true devotee, fully immersed in divine love, is one and the same as God, like salt dissolved in water. And eternal dweller of the ocean of divine bliss, a living manifestation of God’s Name, the Saint comes to the world only on a mission of mercy to save others. Where there is God, there is the Saint; Where there is the Saint, there is God. The two are together, O Dadu. Interpenetrating each other, they rest in perfect communion.”
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-10-06   259 Tontonan
Kata-kata Hikmah
2020-10-06

Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian)

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Excerpts from “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness” by Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian)

Hryhorii Skovoroda, was an 18th century philosopher, poet, and composer of religious music. A number of his songs can be found in his writings, and several of them have been adapted to Ukrainian folk music. Skovoroda’s work contributed to the culture of both Russia and Ukraine. He is considered to be one of the key philosophical figures during the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern time. His work also revealed a deep belief in Godliness and a life of spiritual rather than material value. Skovoroda’s writings are in Socratic dialog form and are genuinely imaginative, witty, dramatic, and always have a theme that highlights happiness and appreciation of life. He has been called a “Socrates” both as a moralist and one whose work is intended to stimulate thought and self-introspection. We now share with you excerpts from his writings on “A Conversation Among Five Travelers Concerning Life’s True Happiness.” Wisdom: “Wisdom is like the sharp and far-seeing eye of the eagle, and virtue is like manly arms joined to the nimble legs of a deer. This divine union is vividly depicted in the following fable.” “‘That is not the end of the matter,’ said the blind man, ‘you are a light and precious burden to me: I shall carry you, my treasure, on my back. Let your clear eyes be the eternal masters of my body and a head to all my members. Put an end to the torment of this primordial darkness that hounds me inhumanly along the empty path of the body’s distractions. I am your steed; mount upon my shoulders and guide me, dearest brother and master.’ ‘I shall mount up willingly, my brother, in order to show the truth of the word of God written by the author of Proverbs: ‘Brother helped by brother is like a firm and tall city, strong like a well-founded kingdom.’” Nature and Happiness: “Nature, our most merciful Mother and the Father of all our pleasures, has opened the path to happiness to all creatures that breathe without exception. But the trouble is that we do not try to find out precisely where happiness lies. We grab and clutch what merely presents an attractive appearance as though it were a firm foundation. Lack of counsel is the source of our unhappiness. It makes us prisoners, representing the bitter as sweet and the sweet as bitter.”
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2020-10-08   233 Tontonan
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2020-10-08

Love of Existence and Knowledge: From “The City of God” by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Love of Existence and Knowledge: From “The City of God” by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Saint Augustine of Hippo was an esteemed late 4th and early 5th century Christian bishop in present-day Algeria. He became Bishop of Hippo, an ancient seaport city, in his early 40s, and remained in the position for the rest of his life. Known as one of the greatest Christian philosophers, St. Augustine was a prolific writer, with about 100 books, 300 letters and 500 sermons still preserved. His work covers subjects including theology, philosophy and sociology and has had a lasting influence on the Christian world. Among his most significant writings are “The City of God,” “De Doctrina Christiana” and “Confessions.” The respected bishop was also a compassionate vegetarian, and drew attention to the lifestyle of those who “not only abstain from flesh and wine, but also from other viands. … which flatter taste.” Today, we will open Saint Augustine’s book “The City of God,” to read a selection of insights on the universal gift of existence, which by itself gives us an awareness, which no living creature would trade for anything else. “And truly the very fact of existing is by some natural spell so pleasant, that even the wretched are, for no other reason, unwilling to perish; and, when they feel that they are wretched, wish not that they themselves be annihilated, but that their misery be so.” “The well-known feeling of such men witnesses to this. For when we see that they fear to die, and will rather live in such misfortune than end it by death, is it not obvious enough how nature shrinks from annihilation?” “And how much human nature loves the knowledge of its existence, and how it shrinks from being deceived, will be sufficiently understood from this fact, that every man prefers to grieve in a sane mind, rather than to be glad in madness. And this grand and wonderful instinct belongs to men alone of all animals; for, though some of them have keener eyesight than ourselves for this world’s light, they cannot attain to that spiritual Light with which our mind is somehow irradiated, so that we can form right judgments of all things. For our power to judge is proportioned to our acceptance of this Light…”
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2020-10-16   229 Tontonan
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2020-10-16

Love of Existence and Knowledge: From “The City of God” by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Love of Existence and Knowledge: From “The City of God” by Saint Augustine of Hippo (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with an excerpt from Saint Augustine’s book, “The City of God.” “The cause, therefore, of the blessedness of the good is adherence to God. And so, the cause of the others’ misery will be found in the contrary, that is, in their not adhering to God.” “Wherefore, if when the question is asked, why are the former blessed, it is rightly answered, because they adhere to God; and when it is asked, why are the latter miserable, it is rightly answered, because they do not adhere to God, then there is no other good for the rational or intellectual creature save God only. Thus, though it is not every creature that can be blessed, yet that creature which has the capacity cannot be blessed of itself, since it is created out of nothing, but only by Him by Whom it has been created. For it is blessed by the possession of that Whose loss makes it miserable. He, then, who is blessed not in another, but in Himself, cannot be miserable, because he cannot lose himself.” “Accordingly, we say that there is no unchangeable good but the one, true, blessed God; that the things which He made are indeed good because from Him, yet mutable because made not out of Him, but out of nothing. Although, therefore, they are not the supreme good, for God is a greater good, yet those mutable things, which can adhere to the immutable good, and so be blessed, are very good; for so completely is He their good, that without Him they cannot but be wretched.” “And since this is so, then in this nature, which has been created so excellent, that though it be mutable itself, it can yet secure its blessedness by adhering to the immutable good, the supreme God: and since it is not satisfied unless it be perfectly blessed, and cannot be thus blessed save in God, in this nature, I say, not to adhere to God, is manifestly a fault. Now, every fault injures the nature, and is consequently contrary to the nature. The creature, therefore, which cleaves to God, differs from those who do not, not by nature, but by fault; and yet, by this very fault, the nature itself is proved to be very noble and admirable.”
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2020-10-17   316 Tontonan
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2020-10-17

Spiritual Laws – Selection from an Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson (vegetarian)

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Spiritual Laws – Selection from an Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson (vegetarian)

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a renowned 19th-century American essayist, philosopher, lecturer, poet, and a leader of the transcendental philosophical movement. His literature influenced many other celebrated writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Emerson is most famous for his essays, through which he expresses ideas of freedom, spirituality, individuality, the great ability of humans to realize almost everything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Ralph Waldo Emerson traveled widely giving lectures and became well known for his publications “Essays” and “Nature.” Today, we will invigorate our minds and spirits with an excerpt from one of Mr. Emerson’s perceptive essays entitled, “Spiritual Laws.” “The simplicity of the universe is very different from the simplicity of a machine. The simplicity of nature is not that which may easily be read, but is inexhaustible. The last analysis can no wise be made. We judge of a man’s wisdom by his hope, knowing that the perception of the inexhaustibleness of nature is an immortal youth. The wild fertility of nature is felt in comparing our rigid names and reputations with our fluid consciousness.” “A little consideration of what takes place around us every day would show us, that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are unnecessary, and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience, we become divine. Belief and love, — a believing love will relieve us of a vast load of care. O my brothers, God exists. There is a soul at the center of nature, and over the will of every man, so that none of us can wrong the universe. It has so infused its strong enchantment into nature, that we prosper when we accept its advice, and when we struggle to wound its creatures, our hands are glued to our sides, or they beat our own breasts. The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening, we shall hear the right word. Why need you choose so painfully your place, and occupation, and associates, and modes of action, and of entertainment?”
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2020-10-19   240 Tontonan
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2020-10-19

Selections from “Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume I,” by Soamiji Maharaj (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Selections from “Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume I,” by Soamiji Maharaj (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Venerated Soamiji Maharaj was born on August 25, 1818 in Agra of India. Soamiji Maharaj knew Sant Tulsi Sahib since a very early age, and studied with Him into adulthood. After Tulsi Sahib’s passing, Soamiji Maharaj meditated alone in a room for 15 years. Later, upon the request of His disciple, the Venerated Hazur Maharaj, He agreed to share the method of inner Heavenly Light and Sound with the general public. When Hazur Majaraj realized during a meditation that “not only is Radhasoami an ever-reverberating (inner Heavenly) Sound but also Soamiji Maharaj is Himself Radhasoami,” the faith became named Radhasoami Satsang. According to Soamiji Maharaj, there are three essentials of Radhasoami Satsang: first, a living Guru; second, Nam, or inner Heavenly Sound, and third Sang, or true Teachings. By satisfying these three principles, one can be liberated from the cycle of life and death. In today’s program, we will present the saintly teachings from Soamiji Maharaj’s book, “Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume I.” “Radhasoami Nam whoever recites, gets across the ocean of life; troubles vanish, bliss abides, and completely gone’s all strife. Such is this unfathomable Name that to none Its secrets are known, he who comes to know the same is no more on the earth born. By reciting Radhasoami Nam let thy life most fruitful be; this is the true and real Nam keep It innermost within thee. Wondrous is Soami’s grandeur; except Radha, the Spirit Prime, no one can see the splendor, supreme, spiritual, sublime. In form and state not manifest is Radhasoami Nam in that place; there none can reach and rest without His mercy and grace. I pay my obeisance before Radhasoami by whose grace and mercy, innumerable Jivas (living beings) are being awakened. I bow again and again before Sat Guru and before the Lotus Region and Satnam (True Name). He is the beginning of all, but Himself without a beginning. He is Anam (the Highest Deity) since times immemorial. He has come here from His august abode as Sant Incarnate. He has launched a boat in the ocean (of existence) to enable Jivas (living beings) to get across. He mercifully takes us in the boat.” “The secrets of that abode are revealed by perfect Guru. There resounds a wonderful melody of the Bin (harp). Beyond is the Darbar (sphere) of Alakh Purush (the Lord of the sixth Spiritual Region), which can only be perceived by Surat (or spirit entity). Above that is Agam Lok (Heavenly Realm) which is unique. Only Sant Surats (realized souls) enjoy that bliss. From there is visible the eternal terrace of the most marvelous mansion of the Supreme Father Radhasoami Dayal. My Surat (soul) is now in an exalted state of ecstasy; it has merged in Anami Purush (Supreme Being).”
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2020-10-23   161 Tontonan
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2020-10-23

Selections from “Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume I,” by Soamiji Maharaj (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Selections from “Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume I,” by Soamiji Maharaj (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

“Radhasoami has assumed human form in this world. As Guru (Supreme Guide and Preceptor), He awakens Jivas (living beings). Those who understand and follow His teachings, are blessed with His company and association. By attending Satsang of Radhasoami, they enjoy true bliss and become contented. They love the Guru as a Chakor (bird enamored of the moon) loves the moon. Without Guru, they have no rest or peace even for a moment. Constantly uneasy lie their souls. When fortunately they get Darshan of Guru, they are supremely exhilarated and feel elated like a tender calf in the company of the mother-cow. The gurumukhs (special devotees) who have developed such an intense love for Guru, are taken in His special protection. They are rendered forgetful of their attachment to the body and of the pleasures of the senses, in a moment. The form of Guru is enshrined in their hearts. Really, they are with Guru all the 24 hours. Those who perform such a devotion, attain the bliss of Nam. They repeat the Holy Name in the manner that a thirst maddened Papiha (Rain-lover bird) cries for Swanti rain. When, by constant repetition of Nam, their Surat (Spirit) is awakened, they hear Shabd internally. They attain Guru’s Shabd (access to Trikuti (Three Prominences)), penetrate the Shabds of Sunn, Sat Lok, Alakh Lok and Agam Lok (Heavenly Realms), and finally secure admittance into Nij Pad (True Abode), the Radhasoami Dham. They get Poora Ghar (final abode of rest) and attain Poori Gati (perfect salvation). Nothing remains to be said now as there is nothing beyond, Radhasoami being the Highest Region.” “The Holy Word Radhasoami comprises five letters of Hindi alphabets, and ten of Persian. It discloses the mystery of Five Holy Shabds or Names, and grants ascension to ten regions.” “Radha is the name of the Dhun (Reverberation) and Soami is the Shabd (Sound). Know that Dhun and Shabd are one and the same, like water and its wave. Make no distinction between the two.” “Radha is the lover and Soami the beloved. Radhasoami sings of the union of Surat and Shabd.” “Radha is the Name of the Adi (Primal) Surat and Soami is the Adi Shabd. Radha and Soami form an inseparable pair, like Surat and Shabd. Know that both Radha and Soami are one-word: Radhasoami. As Surat dallies with Shabd, so does Radha abide in close union with Soami. Know that Radha and Soami are two, namely, Surat and Shabd. But they unite as one in Sat Lok (the fifth Spiritual Region).” “Radhasoami Nam whoever recites, gets across the ocean of life, troubles vanish, bliss abides, and completely gone is all strife. Such is this unfathomable Name that to none its secrets are known; he who comes to know the same is no more on the earth born.”
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2020-10-24   334 Tontonan
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2020-10-24

Perek Shira - Singing Praises to the Creator: From “In Front of the Blind” by the Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Perek Shira - Singing Praises to the Creator: From “In Front of the Blind” by the Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar (vegan), Part 1 of 2

The Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar, a Shining World Hero Award Recipient, is an Israeli religious scholar who’s on a mission to spread veganism all across Israel and the world. Strong in his dedication and compassion for all God’s creatures, the Reverend Rabbi Asa Keisar is a frequent lecturer at universities, elementary and high schools, and yeshivot (Jewish educational religious institutions) throughout Israel. His speeches feature statements from the Holy Torah about the incorrectness of consuming animal products, especially in our modern world. The Reverend Rabbi Keisar is also the author of an important Jewish guide, “In Front of the Blind,” or “Velifnei Iver Hashalem.” The book is a collection of excerpts from the Torah, the prophets, the Mishneh Torah, the Talmud, as well as from the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Achronim, which include Jewish spiritual leaders and religious legal scholars from the past and present. Through straightforward holy laws, the selection clearly shows how humans must treat all animals, namely with care and mercy. There is a widespread ancient Jewish text entitled, “Perek Shira” (Chapter of Song), a compilation of praises to God, sung by the Heavens and by His creatures, as the animals, from which the Jewish scholar is sharing some worth-mentioning lines. We will now read from the Reverend Rabbi Keisar’s book, “In Front of the Blind,” the chapter called “The Purpose of Animals.” “The Rooster says: ‘When the Holy One, blessed be He, comes to the righteous in the Garden of Eden, all the trees of the Garden of Eden exude their fragrance, and they rejoice and praise, and then He arouses and praises.’” “The Hen says: ‘He gives bread to all flesh, for His loving kindness endures forever.’” “The Pigeon says before The Holy One, blessed be He: ‘Master of the World, may my sustenance be as bitter as an olive in Your hands, rather than being sweet as honey in the hands of flesh and blood.’” “The Crane says: ‘Give thanks to Hashem with the lyre; play for Him with the ten-stringed harp.’” “The Bird says: ‘A Bird has also found her home and the sparrow a nest for herself where she placed her young; Your altars, Hashem of Hosts – my King and my God.’” “The Swallow says: ‘So that my soul shall sing Your honor and shall not be silent, Hashem my God – I shall forever thank you.’” “The Swift says: ‘My help is from Hashem, Maker of Heaven and Earth.’” “The Petrel says: ‘Light is sown for the righteous, joy for the straight-of-heart.’” “The Bat says: ‘Be comforted, My people, be comforted,’ says your God.”
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2020-10-31   389 Tontonan
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2020-10-31

Enlightenment: From The Way of Initiation by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Enlightenment: From The Way of Initiation by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Born in 1861, Dr. Rudolf Steiner was a great Austrian polymath, philosopher and scientist who made influential contributions in the fields of education, science, spirituality and medicine. He is perhaps best known for pioneering the holistic educational methods for the Waldorf schools. An eloquent public speaker and gifted writer, he gave over 6,000 lectures in his lifetime and gained recognition as a literary critic. His writings cover a wide range of subjects, and he published more than 25 books, including “Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age,” “The Way of Initiation,” and “Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: The Philosophy of Freedom.” He developed and taught an esoteric spiritual philosophy called anthroposophy, based on “the science of the spirit.” Today, we will quench our spiritual thirst with a reading from Dr. Rudolf Steiner’s chapter “Enlightenment,” from his book “The Way of Initiation.” “Enlightenment is the result of very simple processes. Here, too, it is a matter of developing certain feelings and thoughts which are dormant within all men, but must be awakened. Only he who carries out these simple processes with complete patience, continuously and strenuously, can be led by them to the reception of inner illumination.” “If a man has once acquired the faculty of seeing with spiritual eyes, he sooner or later, meets with the beings here mentioned, some of them higher, some lower than man himself; beings who never entered into physical existence.” “When he has advanced thus far, the way to a great deal lies open before him; but it is inadvisable to proceed further without an experienced guide. Indeed, for all that has here been described, such experienced guidance is desirable, and he who has the endurance to fulfil the elementary conditions of enlightenment, will assuredly seek and discover his guide. Under all circumstances, it is important to give warning, and he who will not heed it had better leave untrodden all the steps of occult science.” “In our time, the path to occult science is sought after by many. It is sought in various ways, and many dangerous and even objectionable modes are practiced. Therefore, it is that those who know of the truth and dangers concerning these things, have allowed a greater portion of the occult training and the necessary warning to be published.”
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2020-11-02   254 Tontonan
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2020-11-02

Enlightenment: From The Way of Initiation by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Enlightenment: From The Way of Initiation by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

“He who is in search of occult knowledge must fortify himself throughout the whole course of his efforts by the understanding, that after persevering for some time, he may have made suitable progress without becoming conscious of it in the precise way which he had expected. He who does not remember this, is likely to lose heart, and in a little while to abandon his efforts altogether. The mental powers and faculties about to be developed are at first, of the most subtle kind, and their nature differs entirely from the conceptions of them, which may be formed in the student’s mind. He has been accustomed to occupy himself with the physical world alone, and the mental and astral worlds seem to elude his gaze, and baffle his conceptions. It is, therefore, not remarkable if, at first, he fails to realize the new forces, mental and astral, which are developing in his own being. This is why it is dangerous to enter the path leading to occult knowledge without experienced guidance.” “The teacher can see the progress made by the pupil, long before the latter becomes conscious of it for himself. He sees the delicate organs of spiritual vision beginning to form themselves, before the pupil is aware of their existence, and a great part of the duties of the teacher consists in perpetual watchfulness, lest the disciple lose confidence, patience, and perseverance, before he becomes conscious of his own progress. The teacher, as we know, can confer upon the student no powers, which are not already latent within him, and his sole function is to assist in the awakening of slumbering faculties. But he may be a pillar of strength to him who strives to penetrate through darkness into the light.” “There are many who leave the occult path soon after setting foot upon it, because they are not immediately conscious of their own progress. And even when higher experiences begin to dawn upon the seeker, he is apt to regard them as illusions, because he had anticipated them quite differently. He loses courage, either because he regards these first experiences as of no value, or because they appear so insignificant that he has no hope of their leading to any appreciable results within a measurable time. Courage and self-confidence are the two lamps, which must never be allowed to burn themselves out on the pathway to the occult. He who cannot patiently repeat an exercise, which has failed for an apparently unlimited number of times, will never travel far.”
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2020-11-03   417 Tontonan
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2020-11-03
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