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Old 12-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #126
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So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task,is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is done successfully, then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values,right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:23 AM   #127
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The most valuable of yoga postures is to stand unshaken in calm inner serenity amidst the crash of breaking worlds.

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:35 AM   #128
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Just close your eyes and breathe slowly into peacefulness

several times throughout the day.

Do not permit anyone or anything to disturbe your peace.

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Old 12-22-2009, 02:29 PM   #129
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:23 PM   #130
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"A spiritual person finds happiness in being loving and compassionate towards everyone, even towards those who are against him. He is like a tree that gives shade even to those who are in the act of cutting it down."

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:24 PM   #131
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"Compassion does not see the faults of others. It does not see the weaknesses of people. It makes no distinction between good and bad people. Compassion cannot draw a line between two countries, two faiths or two religions. Compassion has no ego; thus there is no fear, lust or passion. Compassion simply forgives and forgets. Compassion is like a passage. Everything passes through it. Nothing can stay there. Compassion is love expressed in all its fullness."

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Old 12-26-2009, 01:37 AM   #132
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Light Breeze

As regards feeling pain, like a hand cut in battle,
consider the body a robe

you wear. When you meet someone you love, do you kiss their clothes? Search out

who's inside. Union with God is sweeter than body comforts.
We have hands and feet

different from these. Sometimes in dream we see them.
That is not

illusion. It's seeing truly. You do have a spirit body;
don't dread leaving the

physical one. Sometimes someone feels this truth so strongly
that he or she can live in

mountain solitude totally refreshed. The worried, heroic
doings of men and women seem weary

and futile to dervishes enjoying the light breeze of spirit.

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Old 12-27-2009, 01:32 AM   #133
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The stage of ego based consciousness is a natural stage in the journey of the soul. Actually it involves the full exploration of one aspect of the soul’s being: the will. Your will constitutes the bridge between the inner and the outer world. The will is that part of you that focuses your soul’s energy into the material world. The will may be inspired by the desire for power or by the desire for oneness. This depends on the state of your inner awareness. When a soul reaches the end of the ego stage, the will becomes more and more an extension of the heart. The ego or the personal will is not destroyed but it is flowing in accordance with the heart’s wisdom and inspiration. At this point the ego joyfully accepts the heart as its spiritual guide. The natural wholeness of the soul is restored.

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:20 PM   #134
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It is only when you realize that you are here to transform and heal yourself that things really start to change for you, and as a side effect, for other people surrounding you. The world is what it is and the highest thing you can do for it is simply to love it for what it is. Love and see the beauty of every single being that is traveling through this plane of reality.

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Old 12-27-2009, 06:25 PM   #135
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:54 PM   #136
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Look for the good, the beautiful and the true in everything. Look into the essence of things, not just their outer form. The Agni Yoga teachings suggest, “Behold as under a magnifying glass the good, and belittle the signs of evil tenfold, lest thou remain as before.”

In realizing we are in essence the soul, the Divine light within, our purpose and work becomes clearer—to shine light into the world and to relieve suffering, darkness and ignorance. By radiating the light of love, illumination and purpose, we help create a new heaven on earth.

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Each of us has experienced moments of heartfelt kindness, of courageous daring, of steady strength, of deep inner peace. These are fleeting experiences of our soul—our deepest essence, our highest self—who we truly are. When we experience an expanded sense of oneness with all life, when we forgive someone who has harmed us, when we inspire others with clear insight, when we courageously do what is right--but not popular--these are expressions of our soul. For the soul embodies not just loving compassion, but also purposeful will and wise intelligence. Balanced love, light and will are the signatures of the soul.

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The soul is referred to in the Christian tradition as “the Christ within, the inner divinity” in each person. The realm of the soul is called “the kingdom of God.” In the Jewish tradition, the soul is sometimes referred to as “the vital principle.” In the Hindu tradition, it’s called the “Atma” or “Self.”In the Buddhist tradition, it is “the Buddha Mind,” “the mind of enlightenment (bodhichitta).” In ancient Greece, the temple of the Oracle at Delphi proclaimed, “Man, know thyself, and thou wilt know the universe and the gods.”
Soul expression is essentially the next evolutionary step in consciousness for humanity.

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Old 12-31-2009, 12:55 PM   #139
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In the midst of chaos I stand in peace

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Old 12-31-2009, 01:10 PM   #140
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" He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings , and all beings in his own Self.. "

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:13 PM   #141
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #142
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A Gentleman Is Strict with Himself and Tolerant of Others.

In traditional Chinese Culture, being strict with oneself and tolerant of others is one of the principles a gentleman uses to discipline himself and treat others in society. This is a manifestation of a gentleman’s virtue. Being strict with one-self is a noble character trait, encompassing both behaving righteously and improving oneself. Being tolerant of others means having a demeanor of generosity and forgiveness. This includes several components:

Introspection

This means examining one’s thoughts, words and actions according to moral standards. Confucius once said, “A gentleman examines himself while a villain is demanding of others.” One important difference between a gentleman and villain is whether he can examine himself when issues arise.


Meng Zi said, “If you cared for others but did not achieve acceptance, please ask yourself whether you were compassionate enough. If you persuaded others but did not succeed, please ask yourself whether you had enough wisdom. If you were polite to others, but others did not treat you the same way, please ask yourself if you were sincere enough. When things did not proceed as you expected, please examine yourself for reasons rather than blaming others.” Zeng Shen said, “I examine myself many times each day. Did I do my best to help others? Was I honest with all others? Did I go review the materials teacher presented? Through introspection, one will be more rational and can truly govern himself. A gentleman should constantly examine himself and improve, to establish a noble character.”

Being strict with oneself

This means establishing and restraining one’s capabilities. Confucius said, “Restraining oneself and reviving Li [ethical standards] to achieve Ren [benevolence].” That is to say, only by abstaining from one’s own desires, improper words and misconducts, as well as voluntarily obeying moral standards, can one achieve Ren. One should “not look at things inconsistent with Li, not listen to things inconsistent with Li, not speak things inconsistent with Li, and not do things inconsistent with Li.” Confucius said that by obeying Li and being strict with oneself, everyone could be a gentleman and society would achieve Ren.

Meng Zi said, “I have always been establishing a noble character.” Zeng Shen said, “A gentleman cannot forget his mission.” All these refer to the great responsibility a gentleman has. One should be determined in his faith with a noble character. By insisting on righteousness, he will not be disturbed by surrounding incidents and external interference.

Being alert when one is alone

This means one should be strict with himself even when he is on his own. Through this, one will discipline his inner thoughts and prevent erroneous or selfish thoughts. In Zhong Yong, it is written, “A gentleman is alert when he is on his own.” That is to say, “There are some hidden, subtle thoughts which already exist but have not yet developed. One could be aware of it himself although others have yet to find it out. One should abstain from his own desires even at the earliest stage to prevent them from growing. Be careful when speaking and be cautious when acting so that one can meet moral standards.” Being alert when one is alone means having consistency between one’s mind and actions. This openness is new realm of life. There are many ancient anecdotes like this.

Forgiveness


On the issue of human relationships in society, Confucius emphasized generosity and forgiveness. He said, “One should act more like himself, and demand less from others.” “Do not apply something you do not like to others.” Zhu Xi said, “Doing one’s best is loyalty, and considering others’ situation as if one’s own is forgiveness.” That is to to say, be considerate and place yourself in others’ shoes. A gentleman should be strict with himself while generous and forgiving with others. A gentleman should be trustworthy since his words are consistent with his actions. Confucius once said, “When you say something, make sure to keep your word. When you do something, make sure it is completed.” Confucius also said, “A gentleman is cautious with his words, since he considers it shameful when he is unable to follow his words.” When a gentleman saw someone better than himself, he would learn from that person. When a gentleman saw someone who was not good, he would examine himself to see if he had similar problems.

The purpose of a gentleman’s study and improvement was to “realize righteousness to achieve the Tao,” as said by Confucius. In Da Xue, this was summarized as “Cultivate oneself, harmonize the family, manage a nation, and bring peace to the world.” A gentleman should purify his own mind and body, to virtuously achieve the Tao. Only by having high virtues can one be open-minded, kindhearted, and be able to fulfill his social responsibility to safeguard the truth.

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Old 01-02-2010, 02:47 AM   #143
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When you find your place where you are,

practice occurs.

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:36 PM   #144
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Dan Millman: Life has just three rules?
Socrates: And you already know them...
Dan Millman: Paradox, humour, and change.
Socrates: Paradox...
Dan Millman: Life is a mystery. Don't waste time trying to figure it out.
Socrates: Humour...
Dan Millman: Keep a sense of humour, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.
Socrates: Change...
Dan Millman: Know that nothing stays the same.

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:58 PM   #146
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" Consciousness is the programming language of the universe....

We are Consciousness Conductors... That’s what we' do, that's why

we're here. That’s who we are. Consciousness comes through, or

emanates from us. "We" Are the creators. 'We' are the ones who are

targeted on this planet because 'we' are the ones who transmit the

reality, just like everybody else does."


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Old 01-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #147
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Thank You Tango I appreciate you posted this here

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Old 01-06-2010, 01:23 PM   #148
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Intention and Intuition
The Purpose of an Altar

If you didn’t grow up with an altar in your home, having an altar now may seem like an exotic and unattainable idea. Yet having an altar does not have to be complicated or difficult, nor does it need to be based on a religion or a set of ideas that don’t seem to relate to you. An altar can be a simple, personal expression of what you want to focus on right now. You do not have to build anything or take up a lot of space. You do not have to buy anything new or follow a complex set of instructions to create your altar. All you have to do is have a general understanding of what an altar is and the willingness to allow yourself access to this wonderful, ancient tool of transformation.

At its most essential, an altar is simply a raised structure that serves as a resting place for meaningful objects. It focuses the eye and provides a place for contemplation and, if so desired, ritual. All of these elements can be quite simple. One idea for a simple altar is a pot with a bulb planted in it, set on a box. This altar to growth can act as a reminder to you that all living things bloom in their time. A simple ritual might be to write down dreams you would like to see come to fruition on scraps of paper. You might place these scraps of paper in the box, or under the flowerpot, or in an envelope you prop against the pot. As the flower grows, so will your dreams.

If you look around your home, you may find that you have already created altarlike arrangements without even really thinking about it; this is something we humans do quite naturally. A candle, a decorative box, and a vase of flowers are just a few of the common household objects that lend themselves naturally to the creation of an altar. Simply add intention and intuition, and you have created your first altar. Remember that it isn’t necessarily about the objects you place at your altar—it is the time you spend with it daily, taking the time to be with it for your sacred time.

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Leaving a Positive Footprint
Blessing Space

Physical space acts like a sponge, absorbing the radiant of all who pass through it. And, more likely than not, the spaces we move through each day have seen many people come and go. We have no way of knowing whether the energy footprints left behind by those who preceded us will invigorate us or drain us. Yet we can control the energy footprint we leave behind for others. In blessing each space we enter, we orchestrate a subtle energy shift that affects not only our own experiences in that space but also the experiences of the individuals who will enter the space after us. While we may never see the effects our blessing has had, we can take comfort in the fact that we have provided grace for those that follow after us.

When you bless a room or an entire building, you leave a powerful message of love and light for all those who will come after you. Your blessings thus have myriad effects on the environments through which you pass. Old, stagnant energy is cleared, creating a vacuum into which fresh and invigorating energy can freely flow. The space is thus rendered harmonious and nourishing, and it becomes a hub from which positive feelings are transmitted. Intent is the key component of the blessings you leave in your physical wake. If your intent involves using your own consciousness as a tool for selflessly spreading grace, your blessings will never go awry. Whether you feel more comfortable performing a solo blessing or prefer to call upon your spirit guides for assistance, visualize each space you enter becoming free of toxins, chaos, and negativity as you speak your blessing. Then imagine the resultant emptiness being replaced by pure, healing white light and loving energy. Even a quick mindful thought of love can bless a space.

This type of blessing is cumulative and will grow each time you bestow it. Try blessing every home, business, and office you visit for an entire week and observing the effects of your goodwill. Your affirmative energy footprint will help brighten your day as you contemplate your blessing’s future impact on your siblings in humanity and your environment.

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Of Equal Worth
Humility

The notion of humility as a virtue brings numerous images to mind. We tend to envision those rare individuals who humbly bear life’s struggles while downplaying their own strengths. Yet humility is also associated with people whose insecurities compel them to judge themselves unfavorably as a matter of course. The true definition of humility, however, does not correspond precisely with either of these images. Humility is not passivity. Rather, it is an utter lack of self-importance. The individuals who embody the concept of humility appreciate that each human being on the planet occupies a unique place on an infinite spectrum of development. Though they can take pride in their own accomplishments, they also understand that the people they interact with each day are as valuable and have as much to offer the world as they themselves do.

To be humble is to accept that while there will always be individuals more and less advanced than yourself, those on all parts of the spectrum of development can provide you with insights that further your personal evolution. Recognizing these insights is a matter of opening yourself to the fact that not only do others think and feel differently than you, but their life experiences have shaped them in a very different way than yours have shaped you. This means that while you may have a greater understanding in some areas, others will always be able to teach you something. When you cultivate a genuine yearning to know what skills and talents those you encounter have been blessed with, you cannot help but learn humility. You instinctively understand that emotions like envy breed resistance that prevents you from growing, and that being flexible in your interactions with others will help you connect with unexpected mentors.

When you practice humility, you want to become as accomplished and evolved as you can possibly be, yet you are willing to submit to the expertise of others to do so. You understand the scope of your aptitudes yet you choose to eradicate arrogance from your attitude, and you can distinguish the value you possess as an individual while still acting in the interests of your fellow human beings. Humility, simply put, is a form of balance in which you can celebrate your own worth while sincerely believing that every other person on the planet is just as worthy as you.

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