It Is as You Chose It to Be

Here is a story that explains the power of choosing,…

High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man.

Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to psychically tell the villagers the contents in their pockets, boxes, or minds.

A few young boys from the village decided to play a joke on the wise old man and discredit his special abilities.

One boy came up with the idea to capture a bird and hide it in his hands. He knew of course, the wise old man would know the object in his hands was a bird.

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Pillars of Life

What makes up life that we know today?  Living in the modern times, there is so much content in the world.  So, how could we understand life as it is.  A long time ago in the Roman era, there are pillars that hold the roof of a building.  While this can hold up a roof so it doesn’t rain, they signify a greater meaning.  The stories of the ages are engraved peace by peace.

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Who do you follow?

Who do you follow?  This might seem as a funny thing to ask.  Though, living in some kind of modality of life, it affects our way of being.  Suppose you are depressed, anxious, or other feelings.  At peace would be great, loving the present.  Emotions seems to come back again.  It could be hard to see ourselves during the day because it can be a bit working in the clockworks of balancing life, work, and the frontier that rest on our shoulders.  However we could have these emotions that run our lives, what is it actually doing?

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Loving and Caring

In our lives, in a pursuit of love, we can cultivate a great understanding of what it is in the connection to others.  It seems that the differences that we may have with others is similar to our own self.

Though practicing in the respecting art of the connection, we can be loving and caring.  To understand love is very important.  However, love is just a piece of the puzzle.  Love is the right component to everything in life.  It needs to go hand in hand with caring.  Caring is enduring and becomes essential to life.

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Everything Changes

Everything Changes

Facing the odds with a question of life, …

“Suzuki Roshi, I’ve been listening to your lectures for years,” a student said during the question and answer time following a lecture,” but I just don’t understand.  Could you just please put in it in a nutshell?  Can you reduce Buddhism to one phrase?”

Everyone laughed.  Suzuki laughed.

“Everything changes,” he said.  Then he asked for another question.

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There are many truths in life.  In the mind, we can discover great possibilities.  The facets of life open up with warmth pouring forth what life has to offer.  The reasons why we can discover so much is that all we need to do is to shift the perspective of our own thought to open our minds to a greater world.  Life could be mysterious, though the essence of how life works reveals the mystery.  Knowledge and wisdom becomes great tools during the connection within.

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