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Words of Wisdom

Absorb yourself in a broad range of enlightening topics, interviews and scriptures from major religions and spiritual groups around the globe. Teachings from the world’s many spiritual traditions are presented, including Bishnoism, Buddhism, Cao Đài, Christianity, Confucianism, Essenes, Greek philosophy, Hinduism, Hòa Hảo Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Manichaeism, Mohism, Rosicrucianism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, Theosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Toltec beliefs, Universal White Brotherhood, Native Spirituality and Zoroastrianism. This program also offers Supreme Master Ching Hai’s precious spiritual wisdom shared during Her international lecture tours over the past 30 years addressing truth seekers on the meaning of life, inner peace and other meaningful themes.

“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

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“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 2 of 2

The king was happy to be so easily reconciled with his enemy, and he not only forgave him but promised to return his property and send his own physician and servants to attend him. “Remember then: there is only one important time – now. And it is important because it is the only time we have dominion over ourselves; and the most important man is he with whom you are, for no one can know whether or not he will ever have dealings with any other man; and the most important pursuit is to do good to him, since it is for that purpose alone that man was sent into this life.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-20   103 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-20

“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 of 2

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“The Three Questions” - An Inspirational Short Story by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 of 2

A certain king proclaimed throughout his realm that he would bestow a large reward on anyone who would teach him how to know the proper moment for every deed, how to know which were the most essential people, and how not to err in deciding which pursuits were of the greatest importance. Learned men began coming to the king. The answers were all different, therefore the king agreed with none of them and rewarded no one. In order to find the true answer to the questions, he decided to consult a hermit who was famous for his wisdom.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-19   252 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-19

Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 2 of 2

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Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 2 of 2

Always try to stay positive. Say positive things and do positive things as much as you can. Protect yourself, and then you create a wonderful house, a movable house, so that everywhere you go, you take Light, good energy, good vibrations. When we’re in the “winter of spiritual cultivation,” even if we make mistakes, regress in our practice, or lose faith, we should just forgive ourselves. If possible, we should quickly get some “tonics”! For example, we can attend retreats, go to see Master and meet initiates more often, go to group meditation more, read more of Master’s books or listen to Her tapes and so on.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-18   436 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-18

Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 1 of 2

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Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book ”Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice,” Pages 174-199, Part 1 of 2

As long as we’re in the material world, every material thing affects us. That’s why we must take care to eat pure foods, foods that have less karmic burden, that have less suffering for our own sake. There are differences between people, not only between Master and disciples. Therefore, I’ve taught you to be frugal, not to be greedy and exceed your share. Do not spend more than you have. When it’s necessary, you can take and use. When it’s not, try not to. Otherwise we might get in trouble. Sometimes we might get sick, or get an incurable disease.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-17   562 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-17

From the Book of Enoch: The Book of Parables – Selection from the Second Parable, Part 2 of 2

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From the Book of Enoch: The Book of Parables – Selection from the Second Parable, Part 2 of 2

And He will choose the Righteous and the Holy from among them; for the day has come near when they must be saved. And in those days, the Chosen One will sit on His throne, and all the Secrets of Wisdom will flow out from the Council of His mouth, for the Lord of Spirits and glorified Him. For in those days the Chosen One will have risen and the earth will rejoice. “All these things which you have seen serve the authority of His Messiah, so that He may be strong and powerful on the Earth.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-16   358 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-16

From the Book of Enoch: The Book of Parables – Selection from the Second Parable, Part 1 of 2

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From the Book of Enoch: The Book of Parables – Selection from the Second Parable, Part 1 of 2

The book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish apocalyptic religious text, which describes the intensity Of the Antediluvian (pre-Flood) time period. “This is the Son of Man who has righteousness and with whom righteousness dwells. He will reveal all the treasures of that which is secret.” And in that place I saw an inexhaustible spring of righteousness and many springs of wisdom surrounded it, and all the thirsty drank from them and were filled with wisdom, and their dwelling was with the Righteous and the Holy and the Chosen. For in His Name they are saved and He is the one who will require their lives.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-15   483 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-15

Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

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Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 2 of 2

Excerpts from Book I - Lecture 7 from Jainism’s Akaranga Sutra: A householder, without betraying his intention, may approach a mendicant and give unto him or prepare pleasant lodgings and accommodate the mendicant. A mendicant should well observe and know it that the householder injures living beings to give, he may order the householder not to show such over-attentiveness. Thus I say. Those who are awakened, should not wish for pleasure, nor do harm, nor desire any forbidden things. A person who is without desires and does no harm unto any living beings in the whole world, is called by me ‘unfettered’. One free from passions understands perfectly the bright one, knowing birth in the upper and nether regions.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13   620 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-13

Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 1 of 2

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Jainism’s Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I, Seventh Lecture - Liberation, Lessons 1 - 4, Part 1 of 2

One of the oldest religions in the world is Jainism. Originating from ancient India, this philosophy centers around concepts such as right perception, right knowledge, and right conduct in the attainment of moksha, or realization of the soul’s true nature. Lord Mahavira, who is considered to be the last Tirthankara. Knowing [and renouncing] severally and singly the actions against living beings, a wise man neither gives pain to these bodies, nor orders others to do so, nor assents to their doing so. Nay, we abhor those who give pain to these bodies. That, for my sake, thou give unto me what thou hast bought or stolen or taken, I have given up this, because it is not to be done.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-12   687 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-12

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 2 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 2 of 2

In Life, tame all those with our playing, there is an internal art within us. This is to say that we have an understanding for the objective Divine world, we have applied it to our internal subjective world, and we can now project the external objective one. So, I want you to have a proper grasp. If you want the Divine Good to remain with you not only for one, five or ten years, but forever, as a companion of yours, you shall have to perceive it as a constant Truth. I believe that all of you are willing to make progress.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-11   680 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-11

From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 1 of 2

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From the Sacred Text of the Universal White Brotherhood: One’s Place in Nature, Part 1 of 2

Someone could have been asking for knowledge for a long time; and finally, He would send a Spiritual Teacher to that person, and He would implant the Spirit in this Teacher, so that He could manifest Himself, to deliver what is needed. This is to say, that everything given to you in an instance requires you to be so prudent - to discern whether it comes from God and, without opposing or contradicting it, to immediately receive it. If it does not come from God, i.e. from this real, objective, Divine world, do not receive it.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-10   330 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-10

From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 2 of 2

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From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 2 of 2

Though the words of the great saints appear in a hundred different forms, since God is one and the Way is one, how can their words be different? Though their teachings appear to contradict, their meaning is one. Separation exists in their outward form only; in inner purpose they all agree. The great saints have seen for themselves, not by proof and rote, but face to face and unveiled, that all people - good or evil – are obedient servants of God. Nothing exists that does not proclaim God’s praise.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-09   1021 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-09

From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 1 of 2

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From Sufism’s Sacred Fihi ma Fihi: Discourses of Rumi, Discourse 11, Part 1 of 2

“I am God.” Some people think this is a great pretension, but “I am God” is in fact a great humility. Those who say, instead, “I am a servant of God” believe that two exist, themselves and God. But those who say, “I am God” have become nothing and have cast themselves to the winds. They say, “I am God” meaning, “I am not, God is all. There is no existence but God. I have lost all separation. I am nothing.” In this the humility is greater.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-08   1021 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-08

Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 2 of 2

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Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 2 of 2

Be humble, if thou would attain to Wisdom. Be humbler still, when Wisdom thou have mastered. Be like the Ocean which receives all streams and rivers. The Ocean’s might calm remains unmoved; it feels them not. Restrain by thy Divine thy lower Self. Restrain by the Eternal the Divine. Aye, great is he, who is the slayer of desire. Still greater he, in whom the Self Divine has slain the very knowledge of desire. Guard thou the Lower lest it soil the Higher. The way to final freedom is within thy “Self.” That way begins and ends outside of Self. Unpraised by men and humble is the mother of all Rivers, in Tirthika’s (Brahman ascetics) proud sight; empty the human form though filled with Amrita’s (immortality) sweet waters, in the sight of fools. In addition, the birth-place of the sacred rivers is the sacred land, and he who Wisdom has, is honored by all men.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-06   949 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-06

Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 1 of 2

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Selection from Theosophy’s Sacred Teachings: “The Voice of the Silence,” Fragment II - The Two Paths, Part 1 of 2

Have patience, Candidate, as one who fears no failure, courts no success. Fix thy Soul’s gaze upon the star whose ray thou are, the flaming star that shines within the lightless depths of ever-being, the boundless fields of the Unknown. Have perseverance as one who does for evermore endure. Thy shadows live and vanish; that which in the shall live forever, that which in thee knows, for it is knowledge, is not of fleeing life: it is the man that was, that is, and will be, for whom the hour shall never strike. If thou would reap sweet peace and rest, Disciple, sow with the seeds of merit the fields of future harvests. Accept the woes of birth. Step out from sunlight into shade, to make more room for others.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-05   1030 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-05

The Baha’i Faith’s ”Gems of Divine Mysteries”: Paragraphs 25-33

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The Baha’i Faith’s ”Gems of Divine Mysteries”: Paragraphs 25-33

The essence of the divine mysteries in the journeys of ascent set forth for those who long to draw nigh unto God, the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving – blessed be the righteous that drink from these crystal streams! HE IS THE EXALTED, THE MOST HIGH! Veiled as they remain within their own selves, the generality of the people have failed to perceive the sweet accents of holiness, inhale the fragrance of mercy, or seek guidance, as bidden by God, from those who are the custodians of the Scriptures. He proclaims, and His word, verily, is the truth: “Ask ye, therefore, of them that have custody of the Scriptures, if ye know it not.” Nay rather, they have turned aside from them and followed instead the Sámirí of their own idle fancies.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-04   1038 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-04

From the Holy Buddhist Tripitaka: Itivuttaka – The Group of Ones and Fours, Part 2 of 2

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From the Holy Buddhist Tripitaka: Itivuttaka – The Group of Ones and Fours, Part 2 of 2

This was said by the Lord...”living with Brahma are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by the children. Living with the early Devas are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with the early teachers are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with those worthy of adoration are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. 'Brahma,' Bhikkhus, is a term for mother and father. 'Early devas' and 'early teachers' and 'those worthy of veneration' are terms for mother and father. For what reason? Because mother and father are very helpful to their children, they take care of them and bring them up and teach them about the world."
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-03   1097 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-03

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

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

Only one who has faith comes to know such a state of mind. Such is the Name of the lmmaculate Lord. The state of the faithful cannot be described. One who tries to describe this shall regret the attempt. No paper, no pen, no scribe can record the state of the faithful. The faithful have intuitive awareness and intelligence. The faithful know about all worlds and realms. The faithful shall never be struck across the face. The faithful do not have to go with the Messenger of Death. The path of the faithful shall never be blocked. The faithful shall depart with honor and fame.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-02   1043 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-02

Sikh Shabad Kirtan Presented by Bibi Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Group, Part 1 of 2

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Sikh Shabad Kirtan Presented by Bibi Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Group, Part 1 of 2

Born in 1469 in Punjab, India, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji traveled far and wide by foot, making long trips from as far as Mecca to present-day Myanmar, to share His simple message: Do honest work, meditate, and share with others. The peaceful and loving path of Sikhism has appealed to many devotees around the world. In global communities, many Sikh practitioners continue their noble spiritual lineage of vegetarianism. Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s wisdom and teachings, along with those of the Gurus who succeeded Him and those of other Saints and Masters, are embodied in the Sikh holy text of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-01   1232 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-07-01

The Only Criminal is Ignorance: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

The purpose of life is to know God. Ignorance is the only thing to be blamed for all these bad things that happen to us. Ignorance, not knowing God, that’s the only criminal in this world and any other world. Because if we are enlightened, if we know God, we will be so happy, so blissful that we could never do anything wrong, or very less likely to do things wrong because we are enlightened, we are wise, we know what’s right and what’s wrong. So the best thing I can offer you is enlightenment, more than gold, more than diamonds, more than anything that is so-called best in this world.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-29   1285 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-29

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 2 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

We must love our neighbor, we must even love our enemy; but, it is difficult for us because we do not realize how great the neighbor is, how great the enemy also is, because we do not realize how great we are ourselves. God cannot give peace on Earth if we do not make peace ourselves. Because we have the power. We are the representatives of God here. We must do things that we should do in this level because we exist here. But to see Heaven, to see the celestial world, to see the invisible side of God, we must use heavenly ears, we must use heavenly eye.
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28   1354 Views
Words of Wisdom
2019-06-28
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