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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.

God is Nature, Knowing God is Happiness: Excerpts from the Writings of Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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God is Nature, Knowing God is Happiness: Excerpts from the Writings of Hryhorii Skovoroda (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Hryhorii Skovoroda was an 18th century philosopher, poet, and composer of religious music. A number of his writings can be found in his songs, several of which have been adapted to Ukrainian folk music. Skovoroda’s work contributed to the culture of both Russia and Ukraine. He has been called “Socrates,” both as a moralist and one whose Socratic style is intended to stimulate thought and self-intr
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-21   19 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-21

Love All Living Creatures as Yourself: From Food – Way of Life in “The Law of Nutrition” by Master Beinsa Douno (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Love All Living Creatures as Yourself: From Food – Way of Life in “The Law of Nutrition” by Master Beinsa Douno (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

Let us now continue to read a selection from Master Beinsa Douno’s book “The Law of Nutrition,” from the chapter “Food – Way of Life.” “Now we have abandoned that true life and take away a life, which is not God’s will: we take an animal, without it being willing, and take away its life. We don’t ask it for its consent. It wants to live, but we eat it. This is not a way to live. The great m
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-20   140 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-20

Love All Living Creatures as Yourself: From Food – Way of Life in “The Law of Nutrition” by Master Beinsa Douno (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Love All Living Creatures as Yourself: From Food – Way of Life in “The Law of Nutrition” by Master Beinsa Douno (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

The spiritual lineage of the Universal White Brotherhood was founded by Master Beinsa Douno, also known as Peter Konstantinov Deunov, of Bulgaria, in 1897. Master Beinsa Douno taught that the qualities of humility, obedience, honesty, goodness, intelligence and nobility are foremost in spiritual practice. He explained that one should walk the path of Love, Wisdom, and Truth. Following the principl
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-19   191 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-19

Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“Don’t make meditation a kind of work; it’s just a relaxation time. Tell your mind it has nothing to do, and to just sit there relaxing. And if you cannot sit too long, you can lie down and rest. Make it pleasant.” “Make it pleasant at first. Don’t make it too hard for the mind, because he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like working. And if you’re too serious, the mind will rebel, thinking, ‘I don’t
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-17   423 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-17

Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Supreme Master Ching Hai is a highly gifted, multi-talented and fully enlightened Master. She is also a world-renowned humanitarian, environmentalist, multi-talented author, artist, designer, musician, and a film director. Supreme Master Ching Hai imparts the Truth, as did the Worshipped Shakyamuni Buddha, Lord Jesus Christ, Venerated Lao Tzu, Prophet Muhammad, (Peace Be Upon Him), Sri Guru Nanak
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-16   443 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-16

The Apocryphon of James (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 2 of 2

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The Apocryphon of James (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 2 of 2

The Apocryphon Of James CODEX I “‘If you consider how long the world existed [before] you, and how long it will exist after you, you will find that your life is one single day, and your sufferings one single hour. For the good will not enter into the world. Scorn death, therefore, and take thought for life! Remember my cross and my death, and you will live!’” “‘Hasten to be saved without be
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-15   163 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-15

The Apocryphon of James (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 1 of 2

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The Apocryphon of James (vegetarian): From the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Library, Part 1 of 2

The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic manuscripts, also called codices, discovered in 1945, near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi. The general dating of the books varies from the 2nd to the 4th century. In the apocryphon of James, we will find a letter from the apostle, revealing a discourse with the Lord Jesus before His ascension to Heaven, as He explains w
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-14   191 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-14

Selection from “Spiritual Gems” by Baba Sawan Singh Ji (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Selection from “Spiritual Gems” by Baba Sawan Singh Ji (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

“By Simran alone the soul leaves the body and goes up. When concentration is complete, one does not feel the need to change positions or to attend to the calls of nature for hours (eight or ten).” “When the Simran is complete, one hears the (inner Heavenly) Sound within. If you can vacate (withdraw the current from) even half the body, you will see (inner Heavenly) Light inside.”“Rea
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-13   426 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-13

Selection from “Spiritual Gems” by Baba Sawan Singh Ji (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Selection from “Spiritual Gems” by Baba Sawan Singh Ji (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Baba Sawan Singh Ji, also known as Hazur Maharaj, or “The Great Master,” was a devoted practitioner and enlightened Master. While still fulfilling His worldly duties, Baba Sawan Singh Ji’s longing for God was His true motivation in life. Ultimately, He was led to the enlightened Master Baba Jaimal Singh. Following Baba Jaimal Singh’s passing, Baba Sawan Singh Ji became the second Satguru of the or
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-12   536 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-12

The Angels’ Forces: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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The Angels’ Forces: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

Let us now continue with excerpts from Part 2, Chapters 6 through 9, in Rabbi Moses ben Maimon’s book “The Guide for the Perplexed,” where the philosopher shares further insights about the angels, as he compares different takes on the subject by other philosophical disciplines. “Our Sages have already stated — for him who has understanding — that all forces that reside in a body are angels,
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-10   199 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-10

The Angels’ Forces: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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The Angels’ Forces: From The Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Maimonides, also known as HaRambam, or Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, was a notable medieval Jewish philosopher, astronomer, physician, and intellectual figure. Famous works by Maimonides include “Mishneh Torah,” a commentary on the Talmud, and “The Guide for the Perplexed,” philosophical discussions regarding theological matters. We will now read a selection from Part 2, Chapter 6, in Rabbi Moses
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-09   157 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-09

The Discerning of Spirits: Selections from “The Perfect Way or the Finding of Christ” by Dr. Anna Kingsford (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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The Discerning of Spirits: Selections from “The Perfect Way or the Finding of Christ” by Dr. Anna Kingsford (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

“But although there are personal devils, there is no personal devil. That which, mystically, is called the devil, is the negation and opposite of God. And whereas God is I AM, or positive Being, the devil is NOT. He is not positive, not personal, not formulated. God is all these; and the devil, in being the opposite of these, is none of them. God, as has been said, is Light, Truth, Order, Harmony,
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-08   148 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-08

The Discerning of Spirits: Selections from “The Perfect Way or the Finding of Christ” by Dr. Anna Kingsford (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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The Discerning of Spirits: Selections from “The Perfect Way or the Finding of Christ” by Dr. Anna Kingsford (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Dr. Anna Kingsford, an outstanding English Theosophist of the 1880s, was said to be clairvoyant from the time she could speak. She herself felt that she came from the fairy realm and was given permission to be born as a human being so as to carry out her destiny. While maintaining her spiritual and vegetarian interests, Anna Kingsford became a doctor. Dr. Kingsford continued with her inner spiritu
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-07   132 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-07

From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Selection from Book 5, Part 2 of 2

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From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Selection from Book 5, Part 2 of 2

Let us now continue with the interesting insights by Marcus Aurelius, from his book “Meditations,” Book 5. The author unfolds aspects of life, which, if looked at in a proper manner, become part of a smoother journey for the soul.“Things are wrapped in such a veil of mystery that many good philosophers have found it impossible to make sense of them. ‘And not get impatient in the meantime, b
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-06   178 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-06

From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Selection from Book 5, Part 1 of 2

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From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Selection from Book 5, Part 1 of 2

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor of the 2nd century, also known as the last of the Five Good Emperors, after Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. During his 19 years of leadership, Aurelius gained a reputation as a philosopher king. Founding his beliefs on the teachings of Stoicism, the Roman emperor was also diligent in finding his own way of self-improvement. Marcus Aurelius wrote pers
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-05   201 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-05

Excerpts from The Vows of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Sutra: The Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, Part 2 of 2

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Excerpts from The Vows of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Sutra: The Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, Part 2 of 2

We will now continue to share with you, “Excerpts from The Vows of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Sutra: The Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.”“May I perceive upon a single atom the perfect design of the pure realms of the past, present, and future. Thus may I enter into the realms of the victorious Buddhas in all directions. May the illuminators of the worlds of the future realize the st
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-03   268 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-03

Excerpts from The Vows of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Sutra: The Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, Part 1 of 2

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Excerpts from The Vows of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra Sutra: The Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, Part 1 of 2

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is also known as the Universal Worthy Bodhisattva and is associated with practice and meditation in the Mahayana Buddhism. While Manjusri Bodhisattva is for prajñā (transcendent wisdom), Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is for action. Together with Gautama Buddha and Manjusri Bodhisattva, they are known as the Three Sages of the Avatamsaka World. Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is the
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-02   208 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-02

Contemplating on God: From Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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Contemplating on God: From Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We will now continue with the Reverend Thomas Merton’s shared wisdom from his book “Thoughts in Solitude.” In these chapters, the mystic conveys his perceptions on the sacred act of contemplating on God. “Sometimes, meditation is nothing but an unsuccessful struggle to turn ourselves to God, to seek His Face by faith. Any number of things beyond our control may make it morally impossible for one t
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-01   173 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-04-01

Contemplating on God: From Thoughts in Solitude by the Reverend Thomas Merton (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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Contemplating on God: From 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 to 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,
Words of Wisdom
2021-03-31   238 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-03-31

The Songs of Kabir (vegetarian): Songs 31 – 50, Part 2 of 2

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The Songs of Kabir (vegetarian): Songs 31 – 50, Part 2 of 2

“There is nothing but water at the holy bathing places; and I know that they are useless, for I have bathed in them. The images are all lifeless, they cannot speak; I know, for I have cried aloud to them. The Purana and the Qu’ran are mere words; lifting up the curtain, I have seen. Kabir gives utterance to the words of experience; and He knows very well that all other things are untrue.” “
Words of Wisdom
2021-03-30   256 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-03-30
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