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 Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, or the Buddha, was the spiritual teacher upon whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He lived in the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills,and spread his influence primarily in northeastern India. Buddha means “awakened one” or “the enlightened one”, and recent historians date his life between 563 BCE to 483 BCE. The central figure in Buddhism, the Budhha’s life and teachings were recounted by his followers after his death and passed on by oral tradition with the first first writings coming some 400 years... (Read More ...)

 The following quotation about raising children needs little introduction. Spiritual teacher, Kahlil Gibran, simply reminds us about our temporary role in the lives of children. Enjoy’s today’s spiritual wisdom by Kahlil Gibran: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell... (Read More ...)

During 2008 and 2009, 10 Million Clicks For Peace offered their free Inner Peace Program to it’s members. This successful teleconference program offered a variety of methods you can use to achieve greater personal peace, reduce stress, and generally improve how you interact with the world. Many of the programs include a powerful peace meditation while others had a guest present an inspirational message to the listeners. In the event a guided meditation is featured please do not be doing such things as driving a car or operating machinery as a full eyes closed process is required. Below is... (Read More ...)

Best known for his inspirational quote, follow your bliss, Joseph Campbell was an American author and lecturer who, as a child, was fascinated with Native American culture, especially Native American mythology. After graduating from Dartmouth College where he studied biology and mathematics, and, Columbia University where medieval literature was his focus, Campbell traveled to Europe with his family where he met spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, on the return voyage. A lifelong student of mythology, he became friends with John Steinbeck and was heavily influenced by anthropologist Leo Frobenius... (Read More ...)

One of the most famous spiritual quotations is Marianne Williamson’s  Our Deepest Fear. Interestingly, Marianne’s famous quote is often attributed to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. This best-selling author, spiritual teacher and inspiration speaker has influenced millions appearing on television shows like Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Newsweek magazine poll named her one of the 50 most influential baby boomers. Her teachings are based largely on the universal spiritual themes in the self-study program, A Course in Miracles, and she is probably best known... (Read More ...)

Vernon Howard (March 16, 1918 – August 23, 1992), a spiritual teacher and author of children’s books and spiritual growth, stressed the importance of self-awareness. He later started teaching spiritual development classes. His influences were Christian and Eastern mysticism, Gurdjieffian Fourth Way teachings, the Gospels of the New Testament, Jungian psychology, J. Krishnamurti and American Transcendentalism. In 1979 he founded the non-profit learning center New Life Foundation. Enjoy today’s inspirational quotation: You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay... (Read More ...)

Known for walking over 25,000 miles on her peace pilgrimage, iconic spiritual teacher Peace Pilgrim continues to influence the cause of world peace long after her passing in 1981. Her book, “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words” has sold over 400,000 copies and 1,500,000 copies of her booklet, ‘Steps Toward Inner Peace” have been distributed. For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. ~Peace Pilgrim  (Read More ...)