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Do not lose yourself in the future.
For the past no longer exists,
And the future is not yet here.
By looking deeply at things just as they are,
In this moment, here and now,
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vertical line Posted on Apr.07.2007 @ 03:44AM EDT by rajroshi
Hi I am raj I had started my religious journey as a hindu. RAJ is my orignal name, I had started with GAYTRI MANTRA chanting this chanting make some serious change in my personality. Than I fall in deep attraction with Zen I start practice of zazen and after 2 year of regular zazen practice I start feeling the glimpses of SAMADHI. But sudnly i fall in zen sickness my heart star burning my body liquid start drying. I used to feel my body icy cold. Than I join a buddhist forum and there I found autobiography of hakuin, Thanx sven and his father for that, in this book hakuin described about his zen sickness and a mystique Taoist cure and this worked for me as a wonder. it's realy a wonder. Now i am feeling much better and I have start my zazen and reciting SANGHATT SUTRA again.

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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.07.2007
06:19AM EDT 
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Keep simplicity in life as your best policy

Effort must be put in to achieve the desired result

Life lived with understanding is the best

Vast learning with theory and not practice

Is like a colourful flower without scent

Neither be too complacent nor too attached

Truth beyond material has the sweetest taste

Always count your blessings, not your problems

Non violence practice towards all living things

Seeking one inner self is better than outer appearance

Always be mindful of ones actions and behaviors

Your self confidence and wisdom is your best possession

Control your thoughts with mindfulness well established

Happiness comes from Teachings well practiced

Indeed, one is able to conquer all the vicissitude of life

Overcome passion and pleasures of senses within self

Never underestimate the power of the human mind

Go forth and give blessings to oneself and others

We are all here to learn from one another

With Metta

Kelvin Tan Say Chiong

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.07.2007
05:17PM EDT 
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vertical line what is zen sickness?
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.07.2007
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vertical line Kelvintan, why do you write the way you do? it is interesting...my email is lynnmonk...due to the first name and first letter of all next names put together... eg.. (LYNN) (M)arie...... spells.MONK but was not intentional... and before sitting...etc.. just came out that way and now recently just read a book where Suzuki Roshi says to be "Boss"... interesting because my grandmother's maiden name was BOSS... hee hee...geuss I already am...  :)
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Apr.07.2007
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Quote: "Kelvintan, why do you write the way you do? it is interesting...my email is lynnmonk...due to the first name and first letter of all next names put together... eg.. (LYNN) (M)arie...... spells.MONK but was not intentional... and before sitting...etc.. just came out that way and now recently just read a book where Suzuki Roshi says to be "Boss"... interesting because my grandmother's maiden name was BOSS... hee hee...geuss I already am...  :) "


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Hi Lynn

Just imparting knowlege on the Art of Living

Life is a process of rediscovering

Your real worth and that of others

Now, the present moment is real

Not even  past nor the near future

Meditate on this thoughts of love

After cutting of anger and hatred

Remeber this life is very fragile

I hope you will find it very useful

Enjoying life teaching Dharma

With lots of Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.08.2007
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.08.2007
02:48PM EDT 
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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.08.2007
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Quote: "is there a sutra of Sedra?"
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Searching for Happiness is like finding your life's purpose

Everyday goals need to be humanly possible and realistic

Don't think one is hopeless and can't do anything so well

Rely on self to overcome difficulties, never wallow in self pity

Alway look  at the bright side of life and that is the beauty of it.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.09.2007
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Hi Raj

I wrote this to a hindu friend by the name of Chinniah Ravi Kumar

Continuing this cycle of birth, death and rebirth many a lifetime

 

How not to believe in this repetitious transmigration of the Soul

 

It is our karma that determines how we will live in our next life

 

Now in Samsara, we try to accumulate our good and not bad deeds

 

Not to relegate one to a lower caste or even to life as an animal

 

Instead, through our pure acts, thoughts and devotion for a higher realm

 

Ask no more as this is just a natural consequences of one’s previous acts

 

Having ripen both in this life and in previous lives, many a lifetime

 

 

 

Remember, Brahma is the Creator who is continuing to create new realities

 

And Vishnu, (Krishna) the Preserver, who preserves these new creations

 

Very often Shiva, the Destroyer, is at times compassionate, erotic and destructive

 

It is most important to lead a righteous life through the Dharma

 

 

Keep your faith and keep on cultivating and practicing without attachment

 

Until one is liberated from Samsara, this endless cycle of rebirths

 

Metta, loving kindness should be extended towards oneself and other beings

 

Activities of daily devotions, hymn, prayers, rituals and puja be performed

 

Revere the Truth is One, but different Sages call it by Different Names

All this is within Self

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

 

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Reply from rajroshi
Apr.09.2007
08:23AM EDT 
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Kelv ur master tof this art what is the name of this art.

Zen sicness is a sicness which can occuer due to highely intensive Zazen practice and no medicine can heal it.

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Reply from ______
Apr.09.2007
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Hi, Hello,
My name is.
I wrote this:
What food do you eat on your journey?
Practitioners of the dark art of advertising are probably sick because of thinking the thought that emptiness is nothing.
No slogans, no cliches, no platitudes permitted.
Thanks.

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Reply from stephen
Apr.09.2007
12:04PM EDT 
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vertical line I came, I saw, i disappeared.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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Kelv ur master tof this art what is the name of this art.

Zen sicness is a sicness which can occuer due to highely intensive Zazen practice and no medicine can heal it.

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if no medicine can heal it...what it is called for? why make note of something that cannot be changed? what purpose is it to tell of something like that? I don't understand.

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
12:25PM EDT 
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Quote: "is there a sutra of Sedra?"
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Searching for Happiness is like finding your life's purpose

Everyday goals need to be humanly possible and realistic

Don't think one is hopeless and can't do anything so well

Rely on self to overcome difficulties, never wallow in self pity

Alway look  at the bright side of life and that is the beauty of it.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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what if sedra is misspelled?...like missing a "h" for example

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
12:35PM EDT 
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vertical line sooo there he was at the door... carrying a painting... but not once mentioning it..
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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vertical line so I asked hwat is this, pointing ... and he lifted it up and showed me...
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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vertical line how odd, don't you think.. I mean I really don't understand sometimes...whats happening
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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.09.2007
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Kelv ur master tof this art what is the name of this art.

Zen sicness is a sicness which can occuer due to highely intensive Zazen practice and no medicine can heal it.

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Hi Bro Raj

Rest Assured Just Rely On Self. Help ignorant clear their doubts

I have no master and there is no art. That advice was given because my hindu friend is running away from reality. Leaving everything to God's will and having living master. God help those who help themselves.

May all beings be liberate from fleeting illusion of life that lures us on and leaves us deluded.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

Rest Assured Rely On Self

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Reply from kelvintan
Apr.09.2007
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Quote: "is there a sutra of Sedra?"
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Searching for Happiness is like finding your life's purpose

Everyday goals need to be humanly possible and realistic

Don't think one is hopeless and can't do anything so well

Rely on self to overcome difficulties, never wallow in self pity

Alway look  at the bright side of life and that is the beauty of it.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Happiness comes from the heart, it a sharing and connecting.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Apr.09.2007
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Quote: "was his painting the art of living?"
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Lovingly.Yes Nice Nature Often Help appreciate the art of lving in others

Be Happy When Others Are

With Metta

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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Quote: "is there a sutra of Sedra?"
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Searching for Happiness is like finding your life's purpose

Everyday goals need to be humanly possible and realistic

Don't think one is hopeless and can't do anything so well

Rely on self to overcome difficulties, never wallow in self pity

Alway look  at the bright side of life and that is the beauty of it.

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Happiness comes from the heart, it a sharing and connecting.

With Metta

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you mean laying in bed and having thoughts of run, run, running.....?

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Reply from Lynnoh
Apr.09.2007
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i have  some questions.

when you search for happy... do you need to know what makes happy first?

what do you call living?

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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line I'm tired you see...
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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line still I am amazed  :)
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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooo.......... shouts
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Apr.09.2007
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i have  some questions.

when you search for happy... do you need to know what makes happy first?

what do you call living?

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Dear Sister

Living You Need kNow Only How?

Happiness doesn't come from our circumstances, but from the way we think about them.

Simplicity is the best policy.

We are here to learn what we have not learned.

The Art of Living

With Metta

Kelvin Tan

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Apr.09.2007
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Quote: "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooo.......... shouts"
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I will keep you going.

Cheer up, if your want to learn more on The Art of Living.
Sharing my Thoughts and Inspirations.

Heart To Heart

With Metta

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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line Look here, I, yep, that's I, let go of a search for happiness, that's right, a search for happiness, and the searcher got loosed off, search lost from a loser, and the happiness, yep, that's happiness, was given right back - don't ask me, yep, that's me, how it happened. If I knew, I, yep, that's I, couldn't tell, you, that't you, that is, ok?
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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line Yep, it's like somebody trying to tell you that depression is caused by a chemical imbalancein the brainbox. Like aspirin can 'cure' that headache but it doesn't mean that headaches are caused by a lack of aspirin.. Oh yeah and blah blah it's to do with this business dah dah. You know how the suffering is caused by the hows and the wherefores whyfores aforesaid aforementioneds responders to painful searches.
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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line Cheer up? eh? What the black & decker are you on about?
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Apr.09.2007
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close my eyes,lay down and...............   :) but what is said I cannot recall... is sorta funny this place of meeting  :)

:)

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Apr.09.2007
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vertical line Well, first there were two tiny ameba... this is gonna be a long story, can I get back to it >>> later?
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Apr.09.2007
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:)

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Apr.09.2007
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Hi  Bro  Raj & Sis Lynn

Don't burden ourselves with all sort of ideas, concepts, doctrines and judgement

Free mind enough to experience life in its entirety.

Realised Unbounded Self Transcends Intellectual Conditioning

With Metta for using Rustic's name to share AOL

Kelvin Tan

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Apr.10.2007
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Hi Bro Raj

When your mind is calm, relaxed and at deep state,

Reciting Anything. Just Result  OSound-waves.Hypnotic Inducement

Whether to an animal like a cat or to any object. All prayers are answered.

That is the Truth.

Try It.

And You'll Love It

With Metta

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Apr.11.2007
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vertical line There's this guy who had been lost and walking in the desert for about 2 weeks. One hot day, he sees the home of a missionary. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The missionary finds him and nurses him back to health. Feeling better, the man asks the missionary for directions to the nearest town. On his way out the backdoor, he sees this horse. He goes back into the house and asks the missionary, "Could I borrow your horse and give it back when I reach the town?"

The missionary says, "Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say 'Thank God' to make it go and 'Amen' to make it stop."

Not paying much attetion, the man says, "Sure, ok."

So he gets on the horse and says, "Thank God" and the horse starts walking. Then he says, "Thank God, thank God," and the horse starts trotting. Feeling really brave, the man says, "Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God" and the horse just takes off. Pretty soon he sees this cliff coming up and he's doing everything he can to make the horse stop.

"Whoa, stop, hold on!!!!"

Finally he remembers, "Amen!!"

The horse stops 4 inches from the cliff. Then the man leans back in the saddle and says, "Thank God."


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Apr.11.2007
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