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Daily Hukamnama From Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

This thread displays the Daily Hukamnama from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

The word hukam means, decree, order, command, or sanction.

Guru Nanak wrote:

” Hukam manae sirdaar dar deebaanee-ai ||

One who respects the Hukam of the Lord’s Command is honored and respected in the Court of the Lord.” SGGS||142

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 No.3110

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DHANAASAREE, FOURTH MEHL:

The Lord, Har, Har, is the rain-drop; I am the song-bird, crying, crying out for it. O Lord God, please bless me with Your Mercy, and pour Your Name into my mouth, even if for only an instant. || 1 || Without the Lord, I cannot live for even a second. Like the addict who dies without his drug, I die without the Lord. || Pause || You, Lord, are the deepest, most unfathomable ocean; I cannot find even a trace of Your limits. You are the most remote of the remote, limitless and transcendent; O Lord Master, You alone know Your state and extent. || 2 || The Lord’s humble Saints meditate on the Lord; they are imbued with the deep crimson color of the Guru’s Love. Meditating on the Lord, they attain great glory, and the most sublime honor. || 3 || He Himself is the Lord and Master, and He Himself is the servant; He Himself creates His environments. Servant Nanak has come to Your Sanctuary, O Lord; protect and preserve the honor of Your devotee. || 4 || 5 ||


 No.3120

SORAT’H, FIFTH MEHL:

I met the True Guru, by great good fortune, and my mind has been enlightened. No one else can equal me, because I have the loving support of my Lord and Master. || 1 || I am a sacrifice to my True Guru. I am at peace in this world, and I shall be in celestial peace in the next; my home is filled with bliss. || Pause || He is the Inner-knower, the Searcher of hearts, the Creator, my Lord and Master. I have become fearless, attached to the Guru’s feet; I take the Support of the Name of the One Lord. || 2 || Fruitful is the Blessed Vision of His Darshan; the Form of God is deathless; He is and shall always be. He hugs His humble servants close, and protects and preserves them; their love for Him is sweet to Him. || 3 || Great is His glorious greatness, and wondrous is His magnificence; through Him, all affairs are resolved. Nanak has met with the Perfect Guru; all his sorrows have been dispelled. || 4 || 5 ||


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JAITSREE, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Remember in meditation the Lord, Har, Har, the unfathomable, infinite Lord. Remembering Him in meditation, pains are dispelled. O Lord, Har, Har, lead me to meet the True Guru; meeting the Guru, I am at peace. || 1 || Sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, O my friend. Cherish the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, in your heart. Read the Ambrosial Words of the Lord, Har, Har; meeting with the Guru, the Lord is revealed. || 2 || The Lord, the Slayer of demons, is my breath of life. His Ambrosial Amrit is so sweet to my mind and body. O Lord, Har, Har, have mercy upon me, and lead me to meet the Guru, the immaculate Primal Being. || 3 || The Name of the Lord, Har, Har, is forever the Giver of peace. My mind is imbued with the Lord’s Love. O Lord Har, Har, lead me to meet the Guru, the Greatest Being; through the Name of Guru Nanak, I have found peace. || 4 || 1 || 7 ||


 No.3128

WADAHANS, FOURTH MEHL, SECOND HOUSE:

ONE UNIVERSAL CREATOR GOD. BY THE GRACE OF THE TRUE GURU:

Within my mind there is such a great yearning; how will I attain the Blessed Vision of the Lord’s Darshan? I go and ask my True Guru; with the Guru’s advice, I shall teach my foolish mind. The deluded mind is instructed in the Word of the Guru’s Shabad, and meditates forever on the Lord, Har, Har. O Nanak, one whom my Beloved blesses with His Glance of Grace, focuses his consciousness on the Lord’s Feet. || 1 || I dress myself in all sorts of robes for the sake of my Husband, so that my True Lord God will be pleased. But my Beloved Husband Lord does not even cast a glance in my direction; how can I be consoled? For His sake, I adorn myself with adornments, but my Husband is imbued with another. O Nanak, blessed, blessed, blessed is that soul-bride, who enjoys her True, Sublime Husband Lord. || 2 || I go and ask the blessed, happy soul-bride, “How did you attain Him — your Husband Lord, my God?” She answers, “My True Husband blessed me with His Glance of Grace; I abandoned the distinction between mine and yours. Dedicate everything — mind, body and soul to the Lord God; this is the way to meet Him, O sister.” If her God gazes upon her with favor, O Nanak, her light merges into the Light. || 3 || I dedicate my mind and body to the one who brings me a message from my Lord God. I wave the fan over him every day, serve him and carry water for him. Constantly and continuously, I serve the Lord’s humble servant, who recites the sermon of the Lord, Har, Har. Hail, hail unto the Guru, the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, who fulfills the desires of Nanak’s mind. || 4 || Let me meet the Guru, my best friend, O Lord; meeting Him, I meditate on the Lord’s Name. I seek the Lord’s sermon from the Guru, the True Guru; joining with Him, I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord. Each and every day, forever, I sing the Lord’s Praises; my mind lives by hearing Your Name. O Nanak, that moment when I forget my Lord and Master — at that moment, my soul dies. || 5 || Everyone longs to see the Lord, but he alone sees Him, whom the Lord causes to see Him. One upon whom my Beloved bestows His Glance of Grace cherishes the Lord, Har, Har forever. He alone cherishes the Lord, Har, Har, forever and ever, who meets my Perfect True Guru. O Nanak, the Lord’s humble servant and the Lord become One; meditating on the LPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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SOOHEE, FIFTH MEHL:

Giving me Your Hand, You saved me from the terrible fire, when I sought Your Sanctuary. Deep within my heart, I respect Your strength; I have abandoned all other hopes. || 1 || O my Sovereign Lord, when You enter my consciousness, I am saved. || 1 || Pause || You pulled me up out of the deep, dark pit. You have become merciful to me. You care for me, and bless me with total peace; You Yourself cherish me. || 2 || The Transcendent Lord has blessed me with His Glance of Grace; breaking my bonds, He has delivered me. God Himself inspires me to worship Him; He Himself inspires me to serve Him. || 3 || My doubts have gone, my fears and infatuations have been dispelled, and all my sorrows are gone. O Nanak, the Lord, the Giver of peace has been merciful to me. I have met the Perfect True Guru. || 4 || 5 || 52 ||




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 No.1690[Reply]

Welcome!

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 No.3057

>>3053

>74:6.4.While cooking was universally employed outside of the immediate Adamic sector of Eden, there was no cooking in Adam's household. They found their foods—fruits, nuts, and cereals—ready prepared as they ripened. They ate once a day, shortly after noontime. Adam and Eve also imbibed "light and energy" direct from certain space emanations in conjunction with the ministry of the tree of life.

Adam and Eve were raw vegans who ate one meal a day. I find it so interesting, why does the book specifically mention this and why did they eat that way?

Also the last sentence, imbibing light and energy… was this some type of Qigong or yoga pranayama or something?


 No.3063

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 No.3106

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Affirmations:

I am vegan

You are vegan

veganism is easy

I do not eat meat

You do not eat meat

I do not eat animal products

You do not eat animal products

I eat healthily

You eat healthily


 No.3109

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Researchers tested 76 samples of different kinds of meat, both organic and conventional, for 33 different carcinogens.


 No.3131

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>John Joseph is a very well-known figure in both the hardcore punk and vegan communities. As lead singer of legendary New York hardcore band Cro-Mags, he's used his status and platform to spread the word about the benefits of plant-based diets and PMA (positive mental attitude).




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 No.2142[Reply]

Atheism is an interesting belief.

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>>2487

It's not for everyone, I agree. However fraud implies a damaged party, of which I do not feel defrauded.

Great talk! Not many people entertain these conversations.

I love you, take care.

fraud

/frôd/

noun

noun: fraud, plural noun: frauds

1.

wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain:

"he was convicted of fraud"

synonyms:

fraudulence, cheating, swindling, embezzlement, deceit, … more

a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities:

"mediums exposed as tricksters and frauds"

synonyms:

impostor, fake, sham, charlatan, quack, … more


 No.2509

>>2488

>fraud implies a damaged party, of which I do not feel defrauded.

What does this mean?


 No.2890

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>Jordan Peterson talks about the reason why atheism has the power to destroy you and why religion is so important in our life.


 No.2990

I have deep respect for my atheist brothers. They are worlds above the Abrahamites.


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 No.1541[Reply]

/rel/ music

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 No.2883

>Inception Trailer 3 Music Zack Hemsey Mind Heist

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=gJF9CWkeYlM

>Chaiyya Chaiyya inside man sountrack original hd

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=zDLt8YKdzBk

>Korean Drummer Steals The Show My Way (sounds great sped up a little)

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=sFFcuy_5k2Q

>La Roux Skrillex

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=CpEOErRV-u4

>Lifelike So Electric

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=G22X5X49VhM

>La Roux In For The Kill

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=tXtATeQ7GKg

>Nightcore 99 Luftballons

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=Ziy-kQ4E_W4

>Numa Numa Awesomeness (someone once did a remix where they overlapped the numa numa song with the awesome face song and it sounded just so cool. I mean Excellent, like made for each other. if you can't find it just use youtubedoubler.

https://youtubedoubler.com/

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

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>>2882

Thanks

The synthwave is cool


 No.3028

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 No.3124

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"Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope! Through the spirit of power confirm Thou me in Thy Cause, O my Best-Beloved, and by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path, O Thou the Goal of my desire! Through the power of Thy transcendent might lift me up unto the heaven of Thy holiness, O Source of my being, and by the breezes of Thine eternity gladden me, O Thou Who art my God! Let Thine everlasting melodies breathe tranquillity on me, O my Companion, and let the riches of Thine ancient countenance deliver me from all except Thee, O my Master, and let the tidings of the revelation of Thine incorruptible Essence bring me joy, O Thou Who art the most manifest of the manifest and the most hidden of the hidden!"


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 No.2250[Reply]

One world religion when?

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 No.2792

you don't think it already happened?

one world religion is already here and that is why we must reject religion. (I'm supporting /rel/: the board, so don't worry I'm not being an asshat, just trying to wake everyone up)

>>2784


 No.3117

Baha'ii

.literally.existed.long ago…


 No.3119

>>3117

in what sense?


 No.3121

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>>3117

interesting

>*The foundation of all the divine religions is one. All are based upon reality. Reality does not admit plurality, yet amongst mankind there have arisen differences concerning the manifestations of God. Some have been Zoroastrians, some are Buddhists, some Jews, Christians, Mohammedans and so on. This has become a source of divergence whereas the teachings of the holy souls who founded the divine religions are one in essence and reality All these have served the world of humanity…. All have guided souls to the attainment of perfections, but among the nations certain imitations of ancestral forms of worship have arisen. These imitations are not the foundation and essence of the divine religions. Inasmuch as they differ from the reality and the essential teachings of the Manifestations of God, dissensions have arisen and prejudice has developed. Religious prejudice thus becomes the cause of warfare and battle. If we abandon these time-worn imitations and investigate reality all of us will be unified. No discord will remain; antagonism will disappear. All will associate in fellowship. All will enjoy the cordial bonds of friendship. The world of creation will then attain composure. The dark and gloomy clouds of blind imitations and dogmatic variances will be scattered and dispelled; the Sun of Reality will shine most gloriously.

http://www.bahai.com/Bahaullah/principles.htm#THE%20COMMON%20FOUNDATION%20OF%20ALL%20RELIGIONS


 No.3127

>>2792

Why should truth be rejected for being universal? Isn't that its inherent quality?




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 No.1644[Reply]

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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>>3045

Side note: new captcha is impossible


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>>3045

I want to read it, is it free?

I would like to think if it really is as it claims to be, something of such import would be free for people to read.


 No.3067

>>3058

I agree, there are inconsistencies with the wrting styles as well. Repeated verses, new titles, etc. regardless, its worth the read. UR The blues is hilarious, I strongly recommend it.


 No.3074

>>1676

>But for you plebs, I ask. How can we have free will if praying is supposed to be effective?

this is a great question and it has a great answer. God is all powerful and knows everything. God created everything. since God created everything, God controls everything. since God controls everything, there is no such thing as free will. God created free will, but since God created free will, God controls it, so there is no free will but of course this is a special paradox created by God. since God created paradoxes, God also controls paradoxes. God controls all, in true reality and in fake reality. It doesn't have to make sense to our imperfect human minds. since God knows everything and is all knowing and all powerful, God is responsible for all the thoughts that enter your mind. God knows all the thoughts you ever had, all the thoughts you ever could have had, all the thoughts you might ever have, all the thoughts you will never have, and all the thoughts you will have. because of this, technically speaking, prayer is obsolete and isn't necessary. that being said, God who is all powerful and all knowing, doesn't actually need anything because God is infinite and beyond infinite, true completeness. God is perfection, and God is simultaneously perfection without being a dead end of staleness. God is always improving and becoming more and greater and more than infinite, even though God is already perfect. God is perfection, and continues to become even better constantly. because of this God doesn't actually need anything. however, things like prayer do make God happy. God likes it when you pray even though God already knows what you are going to pray. it's just a nice thing on our part, a small effort as if to say that we are doing this nice little thing for God because we know it pleases God. I hope this answers your question.

if you have other questions it's possible that they are already answered in my thread. (which is related to your post) so I politely link my thread hopefully without disrupting this one.

>>2784 (there's more advice lower down in the tePost too long. Click here to view the full text.


 No.3125

In this glad hour of worship, I draw aside from toil and care, and lift my heart unto Thee for light and strength, for faith and courage.

In the stress and turmoil of daily striving, I yield only too often to selfish ease and mean ambitions. I become so entangled in the things of earth that I lose the sense of life’s simplicity and nobility.

Fortify my spirit, enlighten my reason, and elevate my aims and desires, that I may devote all my powers of body and mind to Thy service.

Thou hast implanted within me the yearning for the unseen and the infinite; instil Thou also within me fresh zeal and purpose, when my soul faints and my vision grows dim. O that my ideals would pervade all my thought and labors, that I might never lose sight of Thy supreme realities!

I bow in reverence before Thee, Strength of my heart, my never-failing Light. Amen.




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 No.2775[Reply]

Post temples, shrines, places of worship etc

 No.2776

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>>2775

>Golden Temple in Benares (Varanasi), in the province of Uttar Pradesh, India. Varanasi is one of the oldest and holiest cities in India. The temple pictured is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the best known temples in India.


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Thousand Buddha Pagoda - Wenshu Monastery (文殊院) - Chengdu, Sichuan, China


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 No.3029[Reply]

Banner dimensions: 300px width, 100px height

User Flag dimensions: 20px width, 16px height

I think these are the sizes,

hopefully maybe the board owner will add them

 No.3099

it works!


 No.3114

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>>3029

>Sikhism


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>Vegetarian/Veganism


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>Bahai




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 No.2385[Reply]

Violet Flame Invocation

 No.2386

the violet flame, golden light, divine white light or any colours of lights/flames is not associated with any religion or faith same as the energies, no faith/religion or inividual have a monopoly of these high frequency lights and energy, anyone can use it with good intention regardless of ones faith or affiliation. the more people uses these lights, the better it is for our world as more and more people uses these lights more and more lights we anchor into this world.


 No.3118

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HEART, HEAD, and HAND DECREE

DEDICATION

"Thou shalt decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee!"

Every moment each man or woman creates his own future. Life, which is a God given gift, continually acts to fulfill man's spoken or unspoken desires. Human thoughts and feelings are decrees in themselves and do produce with certainty and justice after their kind, whether joy or sorrow. Although they live in a sea of wisdom, most men create in ignorance. Their lives are therefore a mixture of both good and bad, a chaotic out-picturing of the so called wheel of fortune.

Believing that honest men and women want to rise above self-imposed bondage and would shed unhappy human qualities of thought and feeling - long endured but not cured - I am offering these decrees to the world in the sunlight of divine love and light. Their constant and faithful use will plant the ever-fertile ground of human consciousness with seeds of grace and sprouts of mercy. These in turn will yield the harvest of a new life, a personal harvest of harmony and abundance, quickly fulfilled at your call through individual growth and the expansion of God's sacred fire.

Like the balm of Gilead, these decrees will anoint the weary souls of earth's children and bind human hearts together with the ascended hosts, making the human and the divine one family which can and will establish forever peace and victory in the light of God which never fails. As you daily follow the ritual of invocation and decree, accept my blessing personally given from the Retreat of God's Will here in Darjeeling on behalf of the Great White Brotherhood - from heart, head, and hand.

I AM

EL MORYA




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 No.2260[Reply]

W h y n o t

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94:11.4 The great advance made in Buddhist philosophy consisted in its comprehension of the relativity of all truth. Through the mechanism of this hypothesis Buddhists have been able to reconcile and correlate the divergencies within their own religious scriptures as well as the differences between their own and many others. It was taught that the small truth was for little minds, the large truth for great minds.

94:11.5 This philosophy also held that the Buddha (divine) nature resided in all men; that man, through his own endeavors, could attain to the realization of this inner divinity. And this teaching is one of the clearest presentations of the truth of the indwelling Adjusters ever to be made by a Urantian religion.

94:11.6 But a great limitation in the original gospel of Siddhartha, as it was interpreted by his followers, was that it attempted the complete liberation of the human self from all the limitations of the mortal nature by the technique of isolating the self from objective reality. True cosmic self-realization results from identification with cosmic reality and with the finite cosmos of energy, mind, and spirit, bounded by space and conditioned by time.

94:11.7 But though the ceremonies and outward observances of Buddhism became grossly contaminated with those of the lands to which it traveled, this degeneration was not altogether the case in the philosophical life of the great thinkers who, from time to time, embraced this system of thought and belief. Through more than two thousand years, many of the best minds of Asia have concentrated upon the problem of ascertaining absolute truth and the truth of the Absolute.


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94:11.8 The evolution of a high concept of the Absolute was achieved through many channels of thought and by devious paths of reasoning. The upward ascent of this doctrine of infinity was not so clearly defined as was the evolution of the God concept in Hebrew theology. Nevertheless, there were certain broad levels which the minds of the Buddhists reached, tarried upon, and passed through on their way to the envisioning of the Primal Source of universes:

1. The Gautama legend. At the base of the concept was the historic fact of the life and teachings of Siddhartha, the prophet prince of India. This legend grew in myth as it traveled through the centuries and across the broad lands of Asia until it surpassed the status of the idea of Gautama as the enlightened one and began to take on additional attributes.

2. The many Buddhas. It was reasoned that, if Gautama had come to the peoples of India, then, in the remote past and in the remote future, the races of mankind must have been, and undoubtedly would be, blessed with other teachers of truth. This gave rise to the teaching that there were many Buddhas, an unlimited and infinite number, even that anyone could aspire to become one—to attain the divinity of a Buddha.

3. The Absolute Buddha. By the time the number of Buddhas was approaching infinity, it became necessary for the minds of those days to reunify this unwieldy concept. Accordingly it began to be taught that all Buddhas were but the manifestation of some higher essence, some Eternal One of infinite and unqualified existence, some Absolute Source of all reality. From here on, the Deity concept of Buddhism, in its highest form, becomes divorced from the human person of Gautama Siddhartha and casts off from the anthropomorphic limitations which have held it in leash. This final conception of the Buddha Eternal can well be identified as the Absolute, sometimes even as the infinite I AM.

94:11.12 While this idea of Absolute Deity never found great popular favor with the peoples of Asia, it did enable the intellectuals of these lands to unify their philosophy and to harmonize their cosmology. The concept of the Buddha Absolute is at times quasi-personal, at times wholly impersonal—even an infinite creative force. Such concepts, though helpful to philosophy, are not vital to religious development. Even an anthropomorpPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Laotze, KungfuTze, and even Tengriism were variants of Heaven and God Most High worship.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangdi

Shangdi (Chinese: 上帝; pinyin: Shàngdì; Wade–Giles: Shang Ti), also written simply as Di (Chinese: 帝; pinyin: Dì; Wade–Giles: Ti; "Deity", "Emperor"), is the Chinese term for "Supreme Deity" or "Highest Deity" in the theology of the classical texts, especially deriving from Shang theology and finding an equivalent in the later Tian ("Heaven" or "Great Whole") of Zhou theology.[1]


 No.3116

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This is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha that are more short and poetic than his other teachings.

[Wisdom Teachings of the Buddha] The Dhammapada, Audiobook




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101:10.5 The purpose of religion is not to satisfy curiosity about God but rather to afford intellectual constancy and philosophic security, to stabilize and enrich human living by blending the mortal with the divine, the partial with the perfect, man and God. It is through religious experience that man's concepts of ideality are endowed with reality.

101:10.6 Never can there be either scientific or logical proofs of divinity. Reason alone can never validate the values and goodnesses of religious experience. But it will always remain true: Whosoever wills to do the will of God shall comprehend the validity of spiritual values. This is the nearest approach that can be made on the mortal level to offering proofs of the reality of religious experience. Such faith affords the only escape from the mechanical clutch of the material world and from the error distortion of the incompleteness of the intellectual world; it is the only discovered solution to the impasse in mortal thinking regarding the continuing survival of the individual personality. It is the only passport to completion of reality and to eternity of life in a universal creation of love, law, unity, and progressive Deity attainment.

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3:6.3 All religious philosophy, sooner or later, arrives at the concept of unified universe rule, of one God. Universe causes cannot be lower than universe effects. The source of the streams of universe life and of the cosmic mind must be above the levels of their manifestation. The human mind cannot be consistently explained in terms of the lower orders of existence. Man’s mind can be truly comprehended only by recognizing the reality of higher orders of thought and purposive will. Man as a moral being is inexplicable unless the reality of the Universal Father is acknowledged.

3:6.4 The mechanistic philosopher professes to reject the idea of a universal and sovereign will, the very sovereign will whose activity in the elaboration of universe laws he so deeply reverences. What unintended homage the mechanist pays the law-Creator when he conceives such laws to be self-acting and self-explanatory!

3:6.5 It is a great blunder to humanize God, except in the concept of the indwelling Thought Adjuster, but even that is not so stupid as completely to mechanize the idea of the First Great Source and Center.




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5.11 At times I am almost pained to be compelled to portray the divine affection of the heavenly Father for his universe children by the employment of the human word symbol love. This term, even though it does connote man's highest concept of the mortal relations of respect and devotion, is so frequently designative of so much of human relationship that is wholly ignoble and utterly unfit to be known by any word which is also used to indicate the matchless affection of the living God for his universe creatures! How unfortunate that I cannot make use of some supernal and exclusive term which would convey to the mind of man the true nature and exquisitely beautiful significance of the divine affection of the Paradise Father.

2:5.12 When man loses sight of the love of a personal God, the kingdom of God becomes merely the kingdom of good. Notwithstanding the infinite unity of the divine nature, love is the dominant characteristic of all God's personal dealings with his creatures.

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3:1.4 The creature not only exists in God, but God also lives in the creature. “We know we dwell in him because he lives in us; he has given us his spirit. This gift from the Paradise Father is man’s inseparable companion.” “He is the ever-present and all-pervading God.” “The spirit of the everlasting Father is concealed in the mind of every mortal child.” “Man goes forth searching for a friend while that very friend lives within his own heart.” “The true God is not afar off; he is a part of us; his spirit speaks from within us.” “The Father lives in the child. God is always with us. He is the guiding spirit of eternal destiny.”

3:1.5 Truly of the human race has it been said, “You are of God” because “he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.” Even in wrongdoing you torment the indwelling gift of God, for the Thought Adjuster must needs go through the consequences of evil thinking with the human mind of its incarceration.




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174:1.1 For several days Peter and James had been engaged in discussing their differences of opinion about the Master’s teaching regarding the forgiveness of sin. They had both agreed to lay the matter before Jesus, and Peter embraced this occasion as a fitting opportunity for securing the Master’s counsel. Accordingly, Simon Peter broke in on the conversation dealing with the differences between praise and worship, by asking: “Master, James and I are not in accord regarding your teachings having to do with the forgiveness of sin. James claims you teach that the Father forgives us even before we ask him, and I maintain that repentance and confession must precede the forgiveness. Which of us is right? what do you say?”

174:1.2 After a short silence Jesus looked significantly at all four and answered: “My brethren, you err in your opinions because you do not comprehend the nature of those intimate and loving relations between the creature and the Creator, between man and God. You fail to grasp that understanding sympathy which the wise parent entertains for his immature and sometimes erring child. It is indeed doubtful whether intelligent and affectionate parents are ever called upon to forgive an average and normal child. Understanding relationships associated with attitudes of love effectively prevent all those estrangements which later necessitate the readjustment of repentance by the child with forgiveness by the parent.

174:1.3 “A part of every father lives in the child. The father enjoys priority and superiority of understanding in all matters connected with the child-parent relationship. The parent is able to view the immaturity of the child in the light of the more advanced parental maturity, the riper experience of the older partner. With the earthly child and the heavenly Father, the divine parent possesses infinity and divinity of sympathy and capacity for loving understanding. Divine forgiveness is inevitable; it is inherent and inalienable in God’s infinite understanding, in his perfect knowledge of all that concerns the mistaken judgment and erroneous choosing of the child. Divine justice is so eternally fair that it unfailingly embodies understanding mercy.

174:1.4 “When a wise man understands the inner impulses of his fellows, he will lPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>>2251

>When a wise man understands the inner impulses of his fellows, he will love them. And when you love your brother, you have already forgiven him. This capacity to understand man’s nature and forgive his apparent wrongdoing is Godlike.




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The Egyptians believed that written words had the power to affect reality, so they avoided writing directly about profoundly negative events.

Rather than ironically shitpost about worst case wwiii scenarios Egyptians believed the written word would affect reality or super depressing self-loathing blogposts like other boards, I challenge you to post the most positive events in this thread.

Goodposting is typically avoided on imageboards in anticipation of a slew of hate, irony, sarcasm responses. I find this hard to but it's something I want to improve, and so I can see how it will get easier with time. Good, positive, best-case scenarios take effort to imagine, and even more effort to support and encourage, which is maybe why so many avoid it.

Ideas for topics to riff positively on include family and friendly relationships, financial situations, global-political situation, technology… the sky's the limit!

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Meditation Music for Positive Energy - Clearing Subconscious Negativity l Relax Mind Body & Soul


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>>2478

To fear or to worry is as sinful as to curse, for how can one fear or worry if he intrinsically believes in the Eternal justice, the Omnipotent Good, the Boundless Love? To fear, to worry, to doubt, is to deny, to disbelieve.

It is from such states of mind that all weakness and failure proceed, for they represent the annulling and disintegrating of the positive thought-forces which would otherwise speed to their object with power, and bring about their own beneficent results.

To overcome these negative conditions is to enter into a life of power, is to cease to be a slave, and to become a master, and there is only one way by which they can be overcome, and that is by steady and persistent growth in inward knowledge.

To mentally deny evil is not sufficient; it must, by daily practice, be risen above and understood. To mentally affirm the good is inadequate; it must, by unswerving endeavor, be entered into and comprehended.

The intelligent practice of self-control, quickly leads to a knowledge of one's interior thought-forces, and, later on, to the acquisition of that power by which they are rightly employed and directed.

In the measure that you master self, that you control your mental forces instead of being controlled by them, in just such measure will you master affairs and outward circumstances.


 No.3087

God loves you and you are going to heaven when you die.


 No.3097

Be not sad.

Be like the sun at midday.

Blessing and fame draw near.

Good fortune.

t. i ching hexagram 55 abundance


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147:8.4

“`Then shall your light break forth as the morning while your health springs forth speedily. Your righteousness shall go before you while the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then will you call upon the Lord, and he shall answer; you will cry out, and he shall say—Here am I. And all this he will do if you refrain from oppression, condemnation, and vanity. The Father rather desires that you draw out your heart to the hungry, and that you minister to the afflicted souls; then shall your light shine in obscurity, and even your darkness shall be as the noonday. Then shall the Lord guide you continually, satisfying your soul and renewing your strength. You shall become like a watered garden, like a spring whose waters fail not. And they who do these things shall restore the wasted glories; they shall raise up the foundations of many generations; they shall be called the rebuilders of broken walls, the restorers of safe paths in which to dwell.'”

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