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Follow the footsteps of exceptional individuals who contributed their remarkable talents to our world, leaving legacies of hope, creativity and humanitarianism.

Outstanding Sri Lankan Entrepreneur - Interview with Mrs. Sunanda Weerasinghe

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Outstanding Sri Lankan Entrepreneur - Interview with Mrs. Sunanda Weerasinghe

Mrs. Sunanda Weerasinghe is CEO of the vegetarian and vegan company Sunjan International. She served as the President of the Sri Landan Food Processors Association from 2014 to 2015. Sujan International’s brand Supersun offers a variety of delectable vegetarian and vegan products. Mrs. Weerasinghe shared her journey in creating a successful vegetarian business: “Those who have the label of humans must understand that the environment must be considered godly. This was started in 1988 as a domestic industry. In 1997, we opened a factory.”
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2019-03-08   92 Views
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2019-03-08

Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr – Voice of South Africa’s Consciousness

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Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr – Voice of South Africa’s Consciousness

Jan Hofmeyr, one of the greatest politicians and intellectuals of South Africa. He had an extraordinary academic background. Because he strongly opposed the separation of people, but upon becoming the Administrator of the Transvaal, he was able to make influential decisions that would serve as stepping stones to more unified change. In 1929, Jan Hofmeyr entered Parliament of the South Africa party. There he openly opposed all discriminatory (namely apartheid) laws which were being passed in the 1930s. He actively communicated the importance of an unbiased society to all parties, and in 1933, he finally succeeded in bring together the South Africa party and Nationalist Party through the creation of the United Party. Jan Hofmeyr’s unmoving efforts to bring justice and peace to South Africa are timeless beacon of light for leaders and individuals everywhere.
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2019-02-17   116 Views
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2019-02-17

The Genius of a Mathematics Pilgrim: Dr. Paul Erdős of Hungary

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The Genius of a Mathematics Pilgrim: Dr. Paul Erdős of Hungary

Dr. Erdös once said, “Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.” Recognized as one of the most prolific mathematicians of the century, Dr. Paul Erdös was the founder of discrete mathematics, a field that contemporary computer science is based on. Born on March 26, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Paul Erdös came from a Jewish family of mathematicians.
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2019-02-10   70 Views
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2019-02-10

Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 2 of 2

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Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 2 of 2

Leonard Cohen left our earthly abode on November 7, 2016 at age 82 after a prolific career as a highly influential musical legend and a gifted writer. Always dressed in a tidy, formal suit, Leonard Cohen gifted our world with his soulful lyrics, solemn bass voice, and insightful literature that continues to move hearts and give us a deeper perception on life, spirituality, and healing. In total, Mr.Cohen published 13 poetry collections, along with two novels, and he releases 14 studio albums.
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2019-02-01   74 Views
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2019-02-01

Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 1 of 2

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Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 1 of 2

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian musical icon, was a legendary writer and performer. His distinctive, untrained baritone voice delivers masterful lyrics about love, politics, despair, and spirituality with a glimpse of hope and deft humor. The stark observations and penetrating insight characterizing his writings have touched fans and inspired artists all over the world. Let us now look at the career and life of Leonard Cohen, one of the most influential artists of his generation.
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2019-01-25   76 Views
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2019-01-25

Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 2 of 2

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Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 2 of 2

In 1977, Professor Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve Mother Earth and improve livelihoods. Wangari Maathai encouraged the women to work together to plant trees. This helped to bind the soil, store rainwater, and provide food and firewood. The tree-planting became an empowering symbol of peace. Experience had taught Professor Maathai that the wellbeing of both the environment and the people is linked with good governance, human rights, and preserving cultural values that enable communities to sustain their land and livelihoods.
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2019-01-11   78 Views
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2019-01-11

Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 1 of 2

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Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 1 of 2

Born to famers, After completing her university studies , Wangari returned home. But the homeland that she once knew as a child was gone. Large swathes of forested land had been cleared to make way for an economic system that promoted commercial farming. “the tea plantations have kept everyone poor, and the economic system doesn’t allow people to appreciate the beauty of where they live.”To address these issues, she established the Green Belt Movement. Professor Maathai also brought about food security. What she was saying through her work and in her life was that the two, poverty and environmental sustainability.
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2019-01-06   101 Views
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2019-01-06

Stephen William Hawking: Reaching for the Stars

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Stephen William Hawking: Reaching for the Stars

For today’s show, our featured genius scientist not only revolutionized the field of theoretical physics, but he did so from the confines of a wheelchair and the inability to speak! We are blessed and honored to present today’s model of success, the man who went beyond boundaries and taught us to go beyond ours - the amazing Professor Stephen Hawking. At the age of 21 Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His doctors thought he would not live past the age of 23. This life-altering prognosis cause Stephen to stop and contemplate his purpose and meaning in life. He began to work in earnest for the betterment of the entire human race. His hope for humanity was for “One Planet, One Human Race.”
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2018-12-09   75 Views
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2018-12-09

The Poetic Music of Paraguay’s Agustín Barrios Mangoré

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The Poetic Music of Paraguay’s Agustín Barrios Mangoré

In 1898, at the age of 13, Agustín Barrios Mangoré began to study the guitar under Gustavo Sosa Escalada. Though he had not formally studied music until this time, Agustin had already composed his own guitar pieces. It was not long before he was recognized as a child prodigy for his brilliant aptitude in music. In 1901, Mr. Sosa Escalada convinced Augstin’s parents to allow their son to further his studies at the Capital’s National High School in Asunciòn, one of Paraguay’s oldest institutions of higher education.
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2018-12-02   74 Views
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2018-12-02

Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 2 of 2

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Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 2 of 2

When Mahatma Gandhi arrived in South Africa,he quickly discovered that his rights were unfairly limited. 1913, Mahatma Gandhi launched his first large-scale satyagraha campaign. The satyagraha, or “holding onto truth” movement, united people in nonviolent actions to achieve change for the betterment of society. People across the country’s spectrum joined in full support. The supporters faced many dangers during the protests, but in accordance with Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of nonviolence. After a result, 20 years after Gandhi had first set foot in South Africa, the poll tax for Indians were abolished and Hindu marriages given due recognition.
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2018-10-02   83 Views
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2018-10-02

Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 1 of 2

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Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 1 of 2

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, or simply Gandhi, was born in Porbandar in the state of Gujarat, India, in 1869. As faithful vaishnavas, the Gandhi family members were strict vegetarians, diligently maintaining the compassionate, peaceful diet. Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” Today, we recall the life of a great soul, mahatma Gandhi. What was Gandhi’s mission and what did he hope to achieve with his life?
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2018-09-26   105 Views
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2018-09-26

Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 2 of 2

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Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 2 of 2

We have the privilege to learn more about the extraordinary life of Britain's beloved King Arthur from an expert. Arthur is known as the once and future King of Britain. He appears in different guises in the different stories. Everybody agrees on certain things: He's a highly intelligent, highly skilled warrior and ruler. He's brave, He's forthright, He's determined, He's charismatic. At the very last, he retains His unflinching courage, His desire to lead, and His basic sense of what is wrong and what is right. Together make a hero.
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2018-07-29   75 Views
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2018-07-29

Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 1 of 2

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Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 1 of 2

Professor Ronald Hutton is a history professor and the Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. He has been featured on British television and radio, and published 14 books, including "Witches, Druids and King Arthur." King Arthur's simply the greatest British King in the whole of legend. He's the King who unites the whole British. The story of the sword in the stone, this youth's courage, nobility, and justice quickly earned the hearts of the people. King Arthur was accompanied by His most trusted friend and powerful wizard, Medrin, or Merlin. King Arthur also had the steadfast support of the renowned fellowship known as the Knights of the Round Table.
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2018-07-22   101 Views
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2018-07-22

Muhammad Yunus: The Unstoppable Power of Love and Conviction

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Muhammad Yunus: The Unstoppable Power of Love and Conviction

Muhammad Yunus is a brilliant social entrepreneur, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a man of integrity and vision. Considered the godfather of microcredit, he began an international movement, helping to transform vulnerable communities through economic and social development. Muhammad Yunus has come to be known as the “Banker of the Poor,” an honorary title for a compassionate man who continues to use his knowledge to help others gain a living, dignity and freedom.
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2018-06-29   71 Views
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2018-06-29

Shirin Ebadi: Defender of Freedom, Justice and Human Rights

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Shirin Ebadi: Defender of Freedom, Justice and Human Rights

Dr. Shirin Ebadi is a remarkable Muslim woman, whose inspiring efforts for democracy and human rights earned her the Nobel peace Prize in 2003. Her campaign brought international attention to the plight of Muslim woman, while sparking hope for the underprivileged around the word. Shirin Ebadi believes: “Human rights are a universal standard, a component of every religion and every civilization.” She is ever the activist, championing the rights of woman, children, and, indeed, all people. Her deep compassion inspires peace and benevolence around the world.
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2018-06-24   70 Views
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2018-06-24

Sufi Writer Idries Shah: Bridging the East and West

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Sufi Writer Idries Shah: Bridging the East and West

A gifted storyteller, writer, philosopher and an educator, Idries Shah became widely known as a spokesman for Sufism in the West. From spirituality to psychology, and travelogues to cultural studies, Idries Shah wrote over 30 books and received worldwide acclaim. His book sales have totaled over 15 million copies, in 20 languages across the globe. Idries Shah not only served as a cultural bridge between East and West, but also conveyed the precious insights, from Sufi Masters for truth seekers around the world.
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2018-04-29   80 Views
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2018-04-29

Bill Mollison, Father of Permaculture

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Bill Mollison, Father of Permaculture

Brilliant in many fields, Bill Mollison began a worldwide movement that has inspired millions and earned him the title “Father of Permaculture.” In Bill’s words, permaculture can be defined as: “The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.” He believed that we already have all the resources we need to enjoy a good life. It is as simple as cooperating with Mother Earth and all living beings, and by using what we have, and only what we need.
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2018-04-13   76 Views
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2018-04-13

Marie Beuzeville Byles – A Woman with Spirit, Determination, and Vision

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Marie Beuzeville Byles – A Woman with Spirit, Determination, and Vision

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we feature the trail-blazing life of Marie Beuzeville Byles, a petite Australian woman with a big vision. Marie was a pioneering conservationist, the first woman solicitor in New South Wales, a remarkable mountaineer, and one of the first Buddhists in Australia.
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2018-03-08   77 Views
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2018-03-08

Claudio Arrau: The Life of a Pianist Genius

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Claudio Arrau: The Life of a Pianist Genius

Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau is considered worldwide as one of the best pianists of the 20th century. The late dean of English music critics, Sir Neville Cardus worte, “No living pianist surpasses Arrau’s comprehensive style. Flexible enough to accommodate musical extremes, from Chopin to Bach, Schuman to Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, to Liszt.”
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2018-03-04   80 Views
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2018-03-04

Remembering a Shining Star - Debbie Reynolds, Part 2 of 2

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Remembering a Shining Star - Debbie Reynolds, Part 2 of 2

In 1998, The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association organized a benefit concert for two children’s charities, Ms. Reynolds was the gracious mistress of ceremony for the “One World of Peace Through Music,” held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Supreme Master Television was honored to have the presence of Ms. Reynolds as special guest speaker during their 3rd anniversary concert. Ms. Debbie Reynolds’ kind and noble spirit entered heaven peacefully in 2016. She leaves a beautiful example of a life lived with integrity, that was guided by faith in God and a deep love for others.
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2018-02-11   80 Views
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2018-02-11