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The Wisdom of Solomon: Selection from the Books of the Apocrypha, Part 2 of 2

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The Wisdom of Solomon: Selection from the Books of the Apocrypha, Part 2 of 2

“For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtle, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be allowed, ready to do good, kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtle, spirits. For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore, can no defiled thing fall into her.” “For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of His goodness. And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets. For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom. For she is more beautiful than the Sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.” “For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom. Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things. I loved her, and sought her out from my youth, I desired to make her my spouse, and I was a lover of her beauty. In that she is conversant with God, she magnifieth her nobility: yea, the Lord of all things Himself loved her.” “For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of His works. If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things? And if prudence work; who of all that are is a more cunning workman than she? And if a man love righteousness, her labors are virtues: for she teacheth temperance and prudence, justice and fortitude: which are such things, as one can have nothing more profitable in their life.” “If a man desire much experience, she knoweth things of old, and conjectureth aright what is to come: she knoweth the subtilties of speeches, and can expound dark sentences: she foreseeth signs and wonders, and the events of seasons and times. Therefore, I purposed to take her to me to live with me, knowing that she would be a counsellor of good things, and a comfort in cares and grief.”
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2020-09-22   208 vizionări
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2020-09-22

The Wisdom of Solomon: Selection from the Books of the Apocrypha, Part 1 of 2

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The Wisdom of Solomon: Selection from the Books of the Apocrypha, Part 1 of 2

The Apocrypha is a group of ancient books with uncertain authorship whose contents overlap parts of the Christian and Hebrew Bibles. The term “apocrypha” means “secret,” “hidden,” or “non-canonical.” Indeed, these books have been considered sacred, with a more advanced teaching than would normally be made available to the general public. Today, apocryphal books remain part of the Holy Bible in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, while other Christian traditions still value them for religious study. One of the Apocrypha books is The Wisdom of Solomon, in which wisdom is personified – such is the emphasis placed on that virtue. Today, we will explore an enthralling selection from the Apocrypha book, “The Wisdom of Solomon,” in regards to the true virtues of life, being the real means of approaching it, as wisdom is elaborated on as treasured goal for us to achieve. Wisdom is referred to as “she,” and is being described as an ultimate richness of life. “Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her. She preventeth them that desire her, in making herself first known unto them. Whoso seeketh her early shall have no great travail: for he shall find her sitting at his doors. To think therefore upon her, is perfection of wisdom: and whoso watcheth for her shall quickly be without care.” “For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her, sheweth herself favourably unto them in the ways, and meeteth them in every thought. For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love; and love is the keeping of her laws; and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption; and incorruption maketh us near unto God: therefore, the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.” “I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. Neither I compared unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her.” “God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is He that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.”
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2020-09-21   212 vizionări
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2020-09-21

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.”
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2020-09-19   428 vizionări
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2020-09-19

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.”
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2020-09-18   171 vizionări
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2020-09-18

Selection from The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment: Chapters 1-2, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment: Chapters 1-2, Part 2 of 2

“‘Virtuous man, the multifarious phantasmal transformations of all the multibeings are generated from the wondrous mind of their thus-adventistic consummate enlightenment. It can be compared to the ethereal blossoms, which come into being, as it were, out of the space; and when the phantasmal blossoms vanish, the essence of the space would not go into deterioration along with the blossoms. Thus, the phantasmal minds of multibeings are to terminate along with the phantasmata; yet when all phantasmata die away, the enlightened mind would still remain impregnable. Nevertheless, when this enlightenment is maintained as an opposition to phantasm, such enlightenment would still be reduced to a sort of phantasm. If one professes that there is enlightenment, it would only evince that one has not yet been entirely detached from phantasm. On the other hand, if someone pronounces that there is no enlightenment, he would be entangled in the same phantasmal state as the former person. Consequently, only when all phantasmata have come to expiration, could it be deemed as the state of impregnability.’” “‘Virtuous man, all Bodhisattvas and latter-age multibeings must perforce depart from the phantasmal transformations, and all spurious delusive phenomena. If one is able to persist steadfastly in one’s intent for renunciation, in the meantime it behooves one to be aware that such an intent is also phantasmal; hence it should also be renounced.’” “‘Virtuous man, true awareness of the phantasmata shall enable one to depart from them forthwith; hence no other dexterous means need to be implemented for it. And on one’s departure from phantasmata, straightway would one become enlightened; hence, no gradual approaches would ever be in need, either. If only all Bodhisattvas and latter-age multibeings could cultivate in compliance with this means, they would be able to detach themselves from all phantasmata perpetually.’ At that juncture, the World-Venerated One, wishing to reiterate this import, divulged this Gatha: ‘Samantabhadra, it behooves thee to comprehend That ever since time immemorial, The phantasmal inanity of all the multibeings Has been constituted out of their consummate enlightenment, Which is akin to that of all the thus-adventists. This could be likened to the ethereal blossoms, Which rely on the space for manifesting their appearances. However, when the ethereal blossoms vanish, The ethereal space still remains unmoved as ever. All phantasmata arise from perceptions, And when these phantasmata expire The perceptivity is to stay as consummate as ever, For the perceptive mind is perpetually unchangeable. If only all the Bodhisattvas and latter-age multibeings Could constantly be detached from all phantasmata, And when all phantasms are renounced, It would be like igniting fire in a block of wood: When the wood is incinerated, the fire would also expire. As enlightenment per se is beyond graduality, So would it be the same with dexterous means.’”
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2020-09-17   220 vizionări
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2020-09-17

Selection from The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment: Chapters 1-2, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment: Chapters 1-2, Part 1 of 2

The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment (Yuanjue jing) is a Buddhist scripture most likely composed in China during the start of the eighth century with its origin deemed to be from the Chan and Huayan field of study and practice. It is a very popular and influential sutra within the meditation-oriented Buddhist schools of East Asia like Chinese Chan, Korean Seon and Japanese Zen. A key factor for its popularity is its condensed format that focuses on the most important theoretical issues of the nature of enlightenment. There are twelve chapters and a short convocation in The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment. The convocation section sets out the scene of the sermon and the involvement of key participants. In a deep state of meditative concentration (Samādhi), Buddha and one hundred thousand great Bodhisattvas, with twelve eminent Bodhisattvas acting as spokespersons, engage in dialogue with the Buddha on doctrine, practice and enlightenment. “‘Virtuous man,’ quoth the Buddha, ‘the Supreme King of Dharma hath a great Dharanic Portal, named the Consummate Enlightenment, whence there emanate spontaneously all the sublimate veracious-thusness, Bodhi, Nirvana, and Paramita, whereby He hath heretofore instructed all Bodhisattvas. Whilst all the thus-adventists were still in their primordial causal terra, they all relied on the consummate effulgence upon the purified aspect of enlightenment, whence they were able to eliminate inanity perpetually, so that they were able to attain Buddhahood.’” “‘Virtuous man, when one practices on the thus-adventist’s consummate enlightenment in the primordial terra, one shall comprehend that nascences and demises are nothing but ethereal blossoms, and resultingly, to this practitioner, all transmigrations shall then cease to be; and he shall also perceive that there are neither body nor mind to undergo such nascences and demises — Yet this is not due to any endeavor executed that could make it so, but simply owing to the non-existence of the quintessence. And that which could make such perception and consciousness is akin to the ethereal space as well; that which could comprehend everything being like the ethereal space, yet again, is no more than another ethereal-blossomwise phenomenon. However, one still could not aver that the essence of perception and consciousness is altogether nihil. It is only when both existence and non-existence are entirely dispelled that it could come to be entitled as the state of Congruity with Purified Enlightenment. Wherefore is it so? For both existence and non-existence are of the nature of ethereal space — both of which being always unchangeable; for within the thus-adventist repertory, there is neither nascence nor demise, neither comprehension nor perception; for they are akin to the quintessence of the Dharmic spheres, which is ultimately consummate and immanently pervasive throughout the ten directions. Such a state comes to be termed as the Dharmic Cultivation of the Primordial Terra. Owing to this, the Bodhisattva is able to generate the purified mind in the major vehicle. If the multibeings in the fin de siècle could cultivate themselves in compliance with this, never shall they degenerate into any devious diews.’”
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2020-09-16   275 vizionări
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2020-09-16

Purpose in the Life Experience: From “Christ Consciousness” by Edgar Cayce, Part 2 of 2

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Purpose in the Life Experience: From “Christ Consciousness” by Edgar Cayce, Part 2 of 2

Born in Kentucky, USA in 1877, Edgar’s psychic abilities first appeared as a child. His sole desire was to help others, and at the age of 12, an angelic figure appeared before him assuring him that his prayers had been answered. His psychic aptitude grew over time and he began to prophesize on a wide range of subjects. We will now continue our exploration of Edgar Cayce’s fascinating inner discoveries, as written in his “Christ Consciousness.” A soul’s purpose on Earth is to know the Christ within itself, and to become one with that awareness, and with God’s will. “For, truly does the soul live on and become the more and more aware, of that which is done in an unselfish manner, so that it may become more and more aware of abiding and living and being in Christ Consciousness. And hence the greater soul development that may be for any soul, is to be less and less of self, less and less with MATERIAL desire, but more and more in accord with the Christ, the Holy One, the Life, the Manifestation of all those things that have been said to be so impractical as related to materiality; yet they are the REAL, the TRUE things in the experiences of every soul.” “Just being kind and gentle, just being patient and giving in the experiences with those one contacts day by day, brings that joy, that pleasure, that understanding, that can ONLY come with walking with Him. And He is very near unto thee; He is in thine own heart, thine own life, day by day.” “While He, thy Master, thy Friend, thy Brother, stands ever ready to aid – ye cannot bear the cross alone. Hence, He has given, ‘Believe in me and ye may ask that ye WILL.’ If thy will then is one with His, there may come into thine experiences the ability to forgive those who have PURPOSELY wronged thee.” “At such times, then, look deep into the life of the man Jesus and see how He dealt with the problems of the day. As He gave, in the interpretation of His purpose on the Earth, He recognized the needs of each soul as to its purpose on the Earth also. For, all men (and He was a man) have fallen short of the glory of God. Only in Him, through Him, by Him may one attain to that true sonship, that true fellowship, that true relationship to the Creative Forces or God.”
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2020-09-15   265 vizionări
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2020-09-15

Purpose in the Life Experience: From “Christ Consciousness” by Edgar Cayce, Part 1 of 2

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Purpose in the Life Experience: From “Christ Consciousness” by Edgar Cayce, Part 1 of 2

Internationally known clairvoyant Edgar Cayce was called “the sleeping prophet” due to the seemingly “deep sleep” he entered before he started a prophecy. He performed some 22,000 readings over four decades, from 1901 to 1944. Of these readings, more than 14,000 were recorded, ranging on topics such as reincarnation, oneness, the Akashic records (a library of all human events), ancient mysteries, universal laws, and the importance of meditation and prayer. Today, we will dive into Edgar Cayce’s profound elaboration on the purpose of our human existence on Earth, as he helps us to understand, or remember, that the Christ consciousness is something tangible and much closer to us than we can imagine – because it is within our own selves. We will also explore the alignment of our Earthly three-dimensional being. “Question: What is the main purpose of this incarnation? Answer: To glorify the Christ-Consciousness on the Earth - in the lives of those with whom ye come in contact, and to live the same thyself. Thus, the needs that this entity, as well as every entity (but this entity in its activities especially), be acquainted with, and walk of it in the way of life as manifest in the Christ.” “To be a channel of blessing to others is that purpose for which each soul has come into conscious activity in a material world. Thus, as you exercise these in relationship to the problems, you become strengthened to meet - physically, mentally, spiritually - those purposes He has given as to thy way of life in this material experience.” “Remember, MIND is the builder. Just as Father, Son, Holy Spirit; body, mind, soul. Then the Master - as the mind - is the way, is the how, that one becomes aware through application, through administration of the hopes, the desires, the faith of the soul itself. For, mind is of body and of soul, and when purified in the Christ-Consciousness it lives on and on as such.” “Remember, then, that all are tried as in the fires of self. For He has not willed that any soul should perish, but has with every temptation, every trial, prepared a way of escape. And they that are His, He will not allow to be tempted beyond that they are able to bear. Each soul, then, should gain this consciousness; that in HIM is the light, Him referring to that One that has been given into the world to become the Savior, the Redeemer of the world.”
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2020-09-14   283 vizionări
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2020-09-14

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.
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2020-09-12   757 vizionări
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2020-09-12

Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 1 of 4

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Practice What You Believe: Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism, Part 1 of 4

On October 27, 2019, a discussion titled “Faith Panel on the Relationship between Religion and Veganism” which took place in London, England, explored the interrelations between spiritual beliefs and cruelty-free, plant-based living. It was organized as part of London’s VegFestUK, one of the biggest annual vegan festivals in Great Britain, dedicated to celebrating, expanding and relishing with gusto the life-affirming vegan trend. Each of the individuals in this respectable group of advocates reached the conclusion that being vegan is an essential aspect of following their respective holy scriptures. Moreover, it is the only way to truly live in harmony with the spiritual values of virtue and compassion. These panel members discuss how they came to realize that our concern for the welfare of animals lies at the very heart of any religious belief and thus should ideally be a top priority for any person of faith. “I’d say that veganism and Judaism more than correlate. I’d say that they go hand-in-hand. And that’s what as an organization, the ‘Jewish Vegetarian Society,’ soon to be renamed with ‘vegan’ in the title, is trying to achieve.” “And I’ve got one quote from the Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. It says, ‘A good deed done to an animal is like a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as cruelty to a human being.’ And I think that’s self-explanatory.” “The Bhagavad Gita is a sacred scripture and the basis of Hinduism. The fundamental principle of the Bhagavad Gita is that there is Divine Energy everywhere. For instance, in Chapter 10, Verse 20, which says, ‘O Arjuna, I’m seated in the heart of all living entities. I am the beginning, middle and end of all of these beings.’” “So, on these bases it’s obvious that Hinduism discourages consumption of animals, animal flesh and meat.” “I think it’s quite simplistic to jump to a verse in Genesis, in the Old Testament, where it says that God gives humans every seed and seed-bearing plant for food, as a kind of endorsement that we should be vegan, and that that was what God’s big plan for us was.”
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2020-09-11   563 vizionări
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2020-09-11

Christ’s Unique Occasion – From “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice Bailey, Part 2 of 2

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Christ’s Unique Occasion – From “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice Bailey, Part 2 of 2

Today, we will continue with a selection from Alice Bailey’s Chapter Two – “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” from her book entitled, “The Reappearance of the Christ.” “For the time being, neither the energy of the creative mind nor the energy of love were left to Him. He was bereft of all that had made life bearable and full of meaning. A new type of energy became available — the energy of life itself, imbued with purpose and actuated by intention. But it was new and unknown and hitherto unrealized. For the first time, the relation of the will, which had hitherto expressed itself in His life through love and the creative work of inaugurating the new dispensation became clear to Him. At this point, He passed through the Gethsemane (historic garden in Jerusalem) of renunciation. The greater, the larger and the more inclusive was revealed to Him and all that hitherto seemed so vital and important was lost to sight in the greater vision. It is this living realization of Being and of identification with the divine intention of God Himself, the Father, the Lord of the World upon levels of awareness, of which we know nothing (as yet), which constituted the unfolding awareness of the Christ upon the Way of the Higher Evolution. This Way He treads today and He began to tread it in Palestine two thousand years ago. He knew, in a sense hitherto unknown to Him, what God intended and what human destiny meant, and the part that He had to play in the working out of that destiny. We have paid little attention down the centuries of human thinking to Christ’s reaction to His own destiny, as it affected the human. We have paid small attention to the aspect of His reaction to knowledge, as it unfolded itself to Him. We have been selfish and grasping in our reaction to His work and sacrifice.” “The spiritual Hierarchy of our planet (the invisible Church of Christ) is not a center of peace, but a very vortex of loving activity, the meeting place of energies coming from the center of the divine will, and from humanity, the center of divine intelligence. Christ had oriented Himself to that divine center which has, in the ancient Scriptures, been called the ‘place of serene determination and of poised, quiescent will.’ This statement marked a point of crisis and of determination in the life of Christ, and proved His progress towards divine fulfilment.”
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2020-09-10   655 vizionări
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2020-09-10

Christ’s Unique Occasion – From “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice Bailey, Part 1 of 2

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Christ’s Unique Occasion – From “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice Bailey, Part 1 of 2

Alice Bailey was an extraordinary British American esoteric author of the 20th century. Born in 1880, Alice Bailey, in her youth, was a devoted Christian who later developed an extensive knowledge and practice of Theosophy. In 1919, at the age of 39, she began a spiritual journey of inner telepathic communications with the Great Ascended Master Djwal Khul, also called “The Tibetan” or “Master D.K.” Over the next three decades, until the end of her life, the Master thus transmitted ancient teachings of the Ageless Wisdom to His chosen disciple, which she diligently recorded as 19 books. In addition, Alice Bailey wrote other profound books on her own. We will now read an excerpt from Alice Bailey’s Chapter Two – “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” from her book entitled, “The Reappearance of the Christ.” “The resurrection period, which the Christ will inaugurate and which will constitute His unique work — within which all His other activities will have their place — will be the outcome of the fermentation and the germination going on in the world of men at this time, of which the many conferences are the outer evidence.” “It was the dawning of this significance of the will of God upon the consciousness of the Christ, which led Him to certain great decisions, and which forced Him to cry out: ‘Father, not my will but Thine be done.’ These words definitely indicate conflict and do not indicate the synchronization of the two wills; they indicate the determination on the part of the Christ that there should be no opposition between His will and that of God. Suddenly, He received a vision of the emerging, divine intention for humanity and — through humanity — for the planet as a whole. At the particular stage of spiritual development, which Christ had then attained and which had made Him the Head of the spiritual Hierarchy, the One who engineered the emergence of the Kingdom of God and established Him as the Master of all the Masters and the Teacher of angels and of men, His consciousness was absolutely at one with the divine Plan; its application on Earth and its goal of establishing the Kingdom of God and the appearance of the fifth kingdom in nature was simply for Him the fulfilling of the law, and to that fulfilment His entire life was and had been geared.”
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2020-09-09   595 vizionări
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2020-09-09

Stoic Philosophy is Applied in Humility - Excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion, Part 2 of 2

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Stoic Philosophy is Applied in Humility - Excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion, Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion, where the Stoic philosopher guides us through life’s situations with practical wisdom and care for one’s righteousness and inner clarity. “Begin by prescribing to yourself some character and demeanor, such as you may preserve both alone and in company. Be mostly silent, or speak merely what is needful, and in few words. We may, however, enter sparingly into discourse sometimes, when occasion calls for it; but let it not run on any of the common subjects, as gladiators, or horse races, or athletic champions, or food, or drink — the vulgar topics of conversation — and especially not on men, so as either to blame, or praise, or make comparisons. If you are able, then, by your own conversation, bring over that of your company to proper subjects; but if you happen to find yourself among strangers, be silent. Let not your laughter be loud, frequent, or abundant.” “Provide things relating to the body no further than absolute need requires, as food, drink, clothing, house, retinue. But cut off everything that looks toward show and luxury. Before marriage, guard yourself with all your ability from unlawful intercourse with women; yet be not uncharitable or severe to those who are led into this, nor boast frequently that you yourself do otherwise.” “In company, avoid a frequent and excessive mention of your own actions and dangers. For however agreeable it may be to yourself to allude to the risks you have run, it is not equally agreeable to others to hear your adventures. Avoid likewise, an endeavor to excite laughter, for this may readily slide you into vulgarity, and, besides, may be apt to lower you in the esteem of your acquaintance. Approaches to indecent discourse are likewise dangerous. Therefore, when anything of this sort happens, use the first fit opportunity to rebuke him who makes advances that way, or, at least, by silence and blushing and a serious look, show yourself to be displeased by such talk.” “When you do anything from a clear judgment that it ought to be done, never shrink from being seen to do it, even though the world should misunderstand it; for if you are not acting rightly, shun the action itself; if you are, why fear those who wrongly censure you?” “For there is great danger in hastily throwing out what is undigested. And if anyone tells you that you know nothing, and you are not nettled at it, then you may be sure that you have really entered on your work.”
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2020-09-08   279 vizionări
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2020-09-08

Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 3 of 3

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Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 3 of 3

As Don Carlos Barrios explains in the following introductory excerpt, the time has come to share this ancient wisdom. Here is an Energy Table containing all 260 energies found in the sacred Cholq’ij calendar. This is a tool to help us find our Mayan sign. In each row, there is a sign for the 20 days in each month; and in each of the columns, we can find 13 forces, representing 13 months. Here is a Calendar Table, which begins on the first day of 1900 and ends on December 21, 2012, because the Mayan Long Count calendar ended on that day. Symbols are provided for each 13-day cycle. So what we need to do is to: “...Find the year you were born and then look down to find the preceding date closest to your birthday. On the right is the corresponding Mayan date. Write this down. Now turn back to the Energy Table and find the name of the sign on the left and the corresponding number along that row in the cells to the right.” “The energy and information in each day’s sign, both positive and negative according to the different stages of life, is used to guide people, help them find their purpose, indicate aspects that will allow them to achieve this goal, and thus shape their destiny. The relationship of the fixed or mobile cycles of change that govern people must also be kept in mind. Through a person’s sign, we can establish the abilities, gifts, spiritual qualities, or paranormal properties that person possesses and outline the places or energy centers that will help him or her develop. The practice of following Mayan signs enabled the traditional Classic Mayan world to be a harmonious civilization. No one lived in opposition to their own energies and destiny. Everyone respected each other because they knew they were all part of an evolutionary whole in the cosmic plan. The mandate that each person was born with was honored.” “No one labored at anything other than what they were born to do as indicated in their sign. Everyone therefore grew in a unified and enriching manner, completely in tune with their own makeup and with Mother Nature. It offers us the opportunity to become self-realized according to our individual capabilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, and to relate to the energies that manifest each day. A more enlightened humanity is anxious to achieve real, conscious growth.”
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2020-09-07   704 vizionări
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2020-09-07

Aspects of the Spiritual Life: Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Aspects of the Spiritual Life: Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with Chapter II from the Reverend Thomas Merton’s book, “Thoughts in Solitude,” learning more about the free choice to do good or evil, the importance of keeping and expanding one’s human sensitivity, as well as the nature of wholeness of the spiritual life. “The good man comes from God and returns to Him. He starts with the gift of being and with the capacities God has given him. He reaches the age of reason and begins to make choices. The character of his choices is already to a great extent influenced by what has happened to him in the first years of his life, and by the temperament with which he is born. It will continue to be influenced by the actions of others around him, by the events of the world in which he lives, by the character of his society. Nevertheless, it remains fundamentally free.” “A saint is a perfect man. He is a temple of the Holy Ghost. He reproduces, in his own individual way, something of the balance and perfection and order that we find in the Human character of Jesus, the soul of Jesus, hypostatically united to the Word of God, enjoyed at the same time and without conflict the Clear Vision of God and the most common and simple and intimate of our human emotions — affection, pity and sorrow, happiness, pleasure, or grief; indignation and wonder; weariness, anxiety and fear; consolation and peace.” “If we are without human feelings, we cannot love God in the way in which we are meant to love Him — as men. If we do not respond to human affection, we cannot be loved by God in the way in which He has willed to love us — with the Heart of the Man, Jesus Who is God, the Son of God, and the anointed Christ.” “Nor does the spiritual life exclude thought and feeling. It needs both. It is not just a life concentrated at the ‘high point’ of the soul, a life from which the mind and the imagination and the body are excluded. If it were so, few people could lead it. And again, if that were the spiritual life, it would not be a life at all. If man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit. Everything must be elevated and transformed by the action of God, in love and faith.”
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2020-09-05   275 vizionări
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2020-09-05

Aspects of the Spiritual Life: Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Aspects of the Spiritual Life: Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The Reverend Thomas Merton, an important Catholic mystic and spiritual thinker, was born in 1915, to a New Zealand father and an American mother. The many life situations he encountered in his youth led him to explore religion and spirituality and eventually devote his life to God by becoming a monk, and later a deacon, at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a part of the Order of Trappists, in Kentucky, USA. Today, we will tap in to the Reverend Merton’s deep thoughts, as expressed in his book entitled, “Thoughts in Solitude,” where he elaborates on aspects of our lives related to the greater spiritual reality, and how that co-dependence can be of a benefit to us. “The death by which we enter into life is not an escape from reality but a complete gift of ourselves which involves a total commitment to reality. It begins by renouncing the illusory reality which created things acquire when they are seen only in their relation to our own selfish interests.” “We begin our renouncement of creatures by standing back from them and looking at them as they are in themselves. In so doing we penetrate their reality, their actuality, their truth, which cannot be discovered until we get them outside ourselves and stand back so that they are seen in perspective. We cannot see things in perspective until we cease to hug them to our own bosom. When we let go of them, we begin to appreciate them as they really are. Only then can we begin to see God in them. Not until we find Him in them, can we start on the road of dark contemplation at whose end we shall be able to find them in Him.” “The Desert Fathers (early Christian hermits who lived in the desert) believed that the wilderness had been created as supremely valuable in the eyes of God precisely because it had no value to men. The wasteland was the land that could never be wasted by men because it offered them nothing. There was nothing to attract them. There was nothing to exploit. The desert was the region in which the Chosen People had wandered for forty years, cared for by God alone. They could have reached the Promised Land in a few months if they had travelled directly to it. God’s plan was that they should learn to love Him in the wilderness and that they should always look back upon the time in the desert as the idyllic time of their life with Him alone.”
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2020-09-04   207 vizionări
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2020-09-04

The Foundation of Creation: From the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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The Foundation of Creation: From the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We now continue with the amazing record from chapters 26 to 30 in “The Book of the Secrets of Enoch,” depicting the story of creation as told by God to Enoch, in which the world’s foundation takes its dual nature, known to us to this day. Chapter 26 “And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and said: ‘Let Archas come forth hard,’ and he came forth hard from the invisible (spiritual). And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.” Chapter 27 “And I commanded that there should be taken from light and darkness, and I said: ‘Be thick,’ and it became thus, and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and I spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I made firm the waters, that is to say the bottomless, and I made foundation of light around the water, and created seven circles from inside, and imaged (the water) like crystal wet and dry, that is to say like glass, (and) the waters and the other elements - and I showed each one of them its road, and the seven stars, each one of them in its heaven, that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.” Chapter 28 “And then I made firm the Heavenly circle, and (made) that the lower water, which is under Heaven collect itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become dry, and it became so. ” “Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and from the rock I piled up the dry, and the dry I called earth, and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say the bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it together with a yoke.” “And I said to the sea: ‘Behold, I give you (your) eternal limits, and you shalt not break loose from your component parts.’ Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me the first-created [Sunday].”
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2020-09-03   971 vizionări
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2020-09-03

The Foundation of Creation: From the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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The Foundation of Creation: From the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The Book of the Secrets of Enoch, also known as the Second Book of Enoch, or Old Bulgarian Enoch, is an ancient religious text, which describes the intensity of the Antediluvian (pre-Flood) time period. The Book of Enoch contains unique material on why the Great Flood was morally necessary, why some angels fell from Heaven, and prophetic revelations of the thousand-year reign of the Messiah. But the main message is one of hope, that God will be the guiding Light for those who are righteous. Chapter 21 “And the Cherubim (angelic beings) and seraphim (Heavenly beings) standing about the throne, the six-winged and many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lord’s face doing His will, and cover His whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lord’s face: ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, Heavens and Earth are full of Your glory.’” Chapter 22 “On the tenth Heaven (which is called) Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the Lord’s face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns.” Chapter 23 “And he was telling me all the works of Heaven, Earth and sea, and all the elements, their passages and goings, and the thunderings of the thunders, the Sun and Moon, the goings and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours, the risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formation of their songs, and all human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn.” “And Pravuil told me: ‘All the things that I have told you, we have written. Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world.’”
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2020-09-02   582 vizionări
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2020-09-02

Stoic Philosophy is Applied in Humility - Excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion, Part 1 of 2

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Stoic Philosophy is Applied in Humility - Excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion, Part 1 of 2

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher, who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Epictetus, who led a simple lifestyle with very few possessions, taught a practical philosophy to help people lead meaningful lives. The detailed steps and techniques in this regard, presented in his teachings, illustrate Stoicism as a way of life. Epictetus’ teachings have had an immense influence throughout the centuries, including on the great philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, on early Christian moral thought, on current approaches in psychology and more, and continues to have an impact on many intellectuals, thinkers, and philosophers around the world. Today, we will read a selection from “The Enchiridion” by Epictetus, as we come to a better understanding of the many profound details and ethics in maintaining a spirit of moderation and humility, and in keeping a balanced relationship with the outside world and ourselves. “In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it. Otherwise, you will begin with spirit, indeed, careless of the consequences, and when these are developed, you will shamefully desist.…do not, like children, be now a philosopher, then a publican, then an orator, and then one of Caesar’s officers. These things are not consistent. You must be one man.” “Is your natural tie, then, to a good father? No, but to a father. Is a brother unjust? Well, preserve your own just relation toward him. Consider not what he does, but what you are to do to keep your own will in a state conformable to nature, for another cannot hurt you unless you please. You will then be hurt when you consent to be hurt. In this manner, therefore, if you accustom yourself to contemplate the relations of neighbor, citizen, commander, you can deduce from each the corresponding duties.” “Be assured that the essence of piety toward the gods lies in this — to form right opinions concerning them, as existing and as governing the universe justly and well. And fix yourself in this resolution, to obey them, and yield to them, and willingly follow them amidst all events, as being ruled by the most perfect wisdom. For thus you will never find fault with the gods, nor accuse them of neglecting you…”
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2020-09-01   451 vizionări
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2020-09-01

Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 3

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Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 3

In today’s program, we are going to explore the meaning of the Mayan signs governing each day of the Mayan months. Don Carlos Barrios wrote the following about the significance of the 13 months in the Cholq’ij calendar: The 13 numbers are conceptualized similar to a pyramid. From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing with much effort. At the number 8 we are in a position where perfect harmony is possible and on the top of the pyramid, and 9 to 13 is directed downhill, creating more ease with the energies, as they are no longer so forceful in developing us. This varies slightly between men and women: for men, 8 is considered to be the top of the pyramid as they are considered to typically be more balanced physically and have to struggle more to reach the spiritual levels than women, where 9 is the top of the pyramid, where they are typically thought to be slightly less stable in the physical realms but have an easier time accessing the spiritual. “Our Grandfathers warn that this ancient tradition is not to be treated as a curiosity, not to be indulged in as a form of entertainment, and not to be used selfishly. Instead, it should guide our growth on all levels - physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. Mayan life and spirituality are built on understanding and using the following signs, which governed the Classic Mayan world and have been preserved by our traditional Elders. On August 17, 1992, the planet entered a new cycle, one of comprehension, wisdom, and harmony. This new cycle is a time of great change in the world’s social and economic structure. For this reason, the doors of Mayan wisdom are being opened to humankind. Now that the period of darkness has ended, the Elders have resolved to publish the Mayan signs as an instrumental way of understanding our true purpose. The hope is that everyone will orient their life based on their sign and follow Saq B’e (the White Road). Respect for historical accuracy is one of the strictest and most important rules: not a single word is ever added to or removed from our texts or oral tradition. This book (The Book of Destiny) is a commitment to reality - that is, to our Grandfathers’ vision. Although as human beings we have many limitations, we can find a way to overcome them in the depth and transcendence to be found in these signs. The task of using the signs in one’s personal life, however, requires a real desire to conform to a new way of life that balances technology and harmony with nature.”
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2020-08-31   905 vizionări
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2020-08-31
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