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by Nicholas
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 411
Views: 400858

Re: Gems of Wisdom

Marcus Aurelius on bodily pain: In every pain let this thought be present, that there is no dishonor in it, nor does it make the governing intelligence worse. Indeed, in the case of most pains, let this remark of Epicurus aid thee, that pain is neither intolerable nor everlasting—if thou bearest in ...
by Nicholas
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 411
Views: 400858

Re: Gems of Wisdom

I, for one, know of no sweeter sight for a man's eyes than his own country.
Homer
by Nicholas
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 411
Views: 400858

Re: Gems of Wisdom

A v e r y large daily source...

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by Nicholas
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 20380

Re: Buddhism

This book that came out in 2014 not only gives what is common to all Buddhists, but as importantly, what differences there are among followers of Buddha: BUDDHISM One Teacher, Many Traditions by the 14th Dalai Lama and Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron Originating from a common source in the teachings of th...
by Nicholas
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Jewish mysticism - Kabbalah קַבָּלָה‎‎
Replies: 16
Views: 62394

Re: Jewish mysticism - Kabbalah קַבָּלָה‎‎

Rav Moshe Miller on Baal Shem Tov on repentance & the new year 5782 (after 40 minutes).

by Nicholas
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: 108 sayings of Sri Ramakrishna...
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 108 sayings of Sri Ramakrishna...

Since no link is given, here are nearly 400 that Swami Vivekananda gave to Max Müller around 1898: http://www.venerabilisopus.org/en/books-samael-aun-weor-gnostic-sacred-esoteric-spiritual/pdf/100/155_ramakrishna-the-sayings-of-by-max-muller.pdf Here are the first two: 1. Thou seest many stars at ni...
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: 84000 Translations
Replies: 16
Views: 41864

Re: 84000 Translations

by Nicholas
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 144
Views: 344623

Re: Theosophy

TS Point Loma has expanded online lectures and study classes. Here is the schedule going into 2022:

https://blavatskyhouse.org/lectures/locations/online/
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Ten Grounds Sutra
Replies: 5
Views: 39999

Re: Ten Grounds Sutra

Now the 84000 translation project has a new version from the Tibetan. Go to their Reading Room to read or download the Ten Bhumis sutra: https://84000.co/ Here is the summary of the translation by Peter Alan Roberts: After his attainment of buddhahood, the Buddha Śākyamuni is present in many locatio...
by Nicholas
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Translations
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Lotus Sutra Translations

A sample paragraph from three, all using Kumarajiva's translation into Chinese, which is the most popular. To those seeking for the śrāvaka vehicle he taught the Dharma with respect to the Four Noble Truths, causing them to overcome birth, old age, illness, and death and to attain nirvana. He taught...
by Nicholas
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Sutra Translations
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Lotus Sutra Translations

Not all are listed here, but these e-book versions will allow one to sample some and buy one or more. http://libgen.rs/search.php?&req=Lotus+sutra&phrase=1&view=simple&column=title&sort=year&sortmode=DESC http://libgen.rs/search.php?req=leon+hurvitz&open=0&res=25&view=simple&phrase=1&column=author T...
by Nicholas
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 411
Views: 400858

Re: Gems of Wisdom

Just as so many rivers, so many showers of rain from above, so many medicinal springs do not alter the taste of the sea, so the pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. For it maintains its balance, and over all that happens it throws its own complexion, because it is more p...
by Nicholas
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Zohar
Replies: 8
Views: 49286

Re: Zohar

Rav Miller on candle light meditation:

by Nicholas
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Atiśa Bodhisattva (982-1054)
Replies: 3
Views: 17870

Re: Atiśa Bodhisattva (982-1054)

Excerpt from his Special Instructions on the Middle Way : I bow down to the Protector of the World. I bow down to that supreme holy person, whose light rays of speech opens the lotuses of the hearts of all the deluded like me without exception. The special instructions of the Mahāyāna’s Middle Way a...
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Buddhism, ahead of its time
Replies: 4
Views: 21747

Re: Buddhism, ahead of its time

Buddhism does recognise the existence of the Brahma realms which includes Brahmasahampati and the Maha Brahma. In different kinds of sentient beings they have their own delusions. For example in the human realm like so many other realms a usual delusion is to consider ones body and mind as an indiv...
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 15
Views: 51198

Re: Bodhicitta

If one aspires for oneself and for the world to attain the unexcelled enlightenment, the roots of this are an awakening mind as firm as Meru, king of mountains, compassion extending in all directions, and gnosis not rooted in duality
Nagarjuna, Precious Garland.
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 15
Views: 51198

Re: Bodhicitta

[The awakening mind] aspires to perfectly attain this buddhahood alone, which is the cause from which emerges both the excellent taste of the ambrosia of sublime Dharma characterized by the cessation of all distorted conceptualizations and the one who embodies true friendship to all beings. Candrak...
by Nicholas
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 25
Views: 61931

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

The two volumes of Second Coming of Christ have 75 chapters. Here are the Table of Contents' headings for the first 15 chapters: 1 Divine Incarnations: God's Emissaries i 2 Jesus' Immaculate Conception and His Relationship With John the Baptist 33 3 The Birth of Jesus and the Adoration of the Three ...
by Nicholas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 411
Views: 400858

Re: Gems of Wisdom

Where power is external or centralized, where it relieves groups of persons of the trouble of making important decisions, where it is penetrating and minute, then, no matter how wise and good it may be in principle, it is difficult for a true community to develop. Community thrives on self help (an...
by Nicholas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Refuge in Three Jewels
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Refuge in Three Jewels

In all Buddhist lands the followers of the Buddha profess their allegiance to him and his liberating doctrine by the ancient, simple, and yet so touching formula of going for refuge to the Triple Gem: the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. The “going for refuge,” as this figurative expression itsel...