Remember the 4 L's...... LISTEN, Learn, Live, Love! April 16, 2008 8:08 am
Salvation: separate the spiritual from the physical and follow the former while relinquishing the latter. To do so is simple, but not easy. John 8: 31 - 32 April 22, 2008 12:58 pm
Life is the only "what" one waits for! One must remove the waiting to receive the only "what" that one will ever have. So when one removes the resistance , the demons disappear! Stay in the "what" my friend, and not in the waiting. You are a COACHING TIGER: GIVE UP, GIVE IN, and GIVE IT AWAY so you can STAND UP and STAND OUT! PBWY AVATAR. P.S. Who, whom, and what are you? :-) May 13, 2008 3:40 am
One must stop ignoring who one is, and one must stop focusing on what one is not. If not for the silence, one would not hear the tree fall! So one must not notice the tree when one is ready to chop it down - Winter comes quickly! COMMIT or SUBMIT, the choice is at hand. May 13, 2008 5:48 am
You have forgotten that you have received a gift - a gift that only 3% of the population has! YOU WANTED IT PALLY! There is no turning back. Stop trying to fix something that needs no fixing. All what happens was to led you to this choice: COMMIT OR SUBMIT! Wipe your slate clean and start where you are. YOU WILL NEVER BE WITH A WOMAN UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE JOURNEY YOU CHOSE MANY MOONS AGO! In fact anything YOU try to acheive, will fail! May 15, 2008 4:53 am
Mark 4: 10-20 & 30-34 Such talk on the dharma is not given to lay people clothed in white. Such talk on the dharma is given to those who have gone for the Buddha PBWY May 16, 2008 6:52 am
Jesus: His disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." But he said to them. "Not everyne can accept this teaching, but only yhose to whom it is given." Matthew 19: 10-11 Buddha: The wise man should avoid promiscuity as if it were a burning charcoal pit. If he is unable to lead a cellibate life fully, let him not transgress with another's wife. Sutta Nipata 396 PBWY :-) May 20, 2008 3:38 am
Heaven ot serve mankind and eventually return whence you came. John 8: 31-59 :-) Instead of the resentment being an obstacle, it's a reminder to stop talking; watch and listen. You are AVATAR who came from May 21, 2008 11:44pm
May 26, 2008 The above comments are just some of the things I receive from my Zen Master: Master Zion Lo
I was very blessed to be found by him when I was finally open and ready to receive. This was to be the most important meeting in my life. Every since I was a young child I always felt that I never really belonged here. I was always finding myself upset with the way things were going in this world and the way people treated each other. As I became a teenager I found myself being very much of a loner, but when I wanted I could join in with any group of people I wanted and was always able to get along with everyone. Unlike most of the other teens I grew up with that would hang in only one group, I could blend into any group I chose.
I was also blessed with being a "military brat", and because of this I was able to spend almost 7 years growing up as a teenager in the far east. Because I went to DOD schools, we were able to study the different reliegons of the world without all of the drama that has gone on in the local schools in the US. It's really a shame that some will talk about the freedoms we have in this country, but then they would deny others the right to learn as much as possible about this world and the beliefs held by others. Believing that they alone knew what was true, proper, and correct for everyone else. I have always been a rebel and I have always had to find my own answers by reading and talking to others. And I have been able to sense within myself from an early age what my real truths from within actually were and how to see for myself how we were our own problem. I just didn't understand for a very long time that I was the only one who could change myself and that trying to change other was a very real waste of time and could never be done.
Back in last week of May of 1991 I finally came to my own awakening. And by the first week of June I was in a mental health facility being told that I was bipolar because I was having dreams and visions that I could not understand and no one else could understand either. The thing that made everything so funny was that on my first day in the facility one of the things I had been trying to warn family members was going to happen actually did, and we watched it live on CNN. After that I several other interesting things happened and I realized that I needed to keep my mouth shut, because I was scaring others. I did tell my wife about a few things and I am happy I did as almost two a a half years later while watching a show on TV with some friends we actually saw someone I had told my wife about and she was telling the same story I had told my wife, except it was from her view point. I looked over and my wife had tears rolling down her face. I knew then that we would be going our separate ways. It was in early 2002 that my wife asked for a divorce so that she could follow her career and enjoy the single life like her friends at work had been telling her about. I knew that was where I needed to go and we parted.
Timing as always was perfect. We filed for our divorce in April of 2002, I was laid off from work in Sept. 2002. Finally it was time for me to head out to Florida, it was really funny as in 1991 I was telling the now ex-wife about finding the land of the sun. When I entered the state I laughed and laughed...how funny to see the sign saying, "Welcome to the sunshine state". I knew I was where I needed to be now. But as usual things had not really connected for me yet. I spent my first year and a half looking for full time work and doing things that were not for me. Then I finally found a great full-time job, and my girlfriend's son had been caught with pot in school and had to go to a 12 step program. Since he only like the 11 pm meetings I was the one to take him. This is where I learned about the 12 step programs and how they are no longer working as designed. But, I found some "old timers", and they put me on a path that kept me focused on the 12 steps and not the drama in the rooms. After about 9 months a man pulled me aside after a meeting one night. He told me he wanted to talk and had a few questions for me, and he also warned me that some of what he was going to tell me might shock or even scare me. But this was not the case, everything he started telling me was what I really needed to hear. This was the night I found my teacher, or should I say my teacher found me. My life really has not been the same since 1991 and that night put and end to ever going back. I have been blessed with the answers I was asking for and the people that have come into my live since my eyes were finally opened, for me things are much better now. There is still hurt and pain in my life, but I can see more clerly how I am the one that allows them into my life. I still sometimes need them for my learning experiences.
Life for me keeps moving forward. I have tried and tried to remain in this world and have the things tha others want. Someone to hold and spend time with, someone to share my life with. Hoping for too much...I have chosen a different path. Or was it chosen for me? It no longers matters...I will pray and meditate, asking God what it is I am to do or be...
I try to stay focused and helpful to others. But sometimes I get so angry with all that I see around me. I want to scream, STOP!!! This maddness needs to be ended!!! Why do "good" people suffer so much??? To do people continue to hurt themselves and others??? "Free Will", we all have the right to turn to a God of our own understanding...or...to turn away from a "God" we have never understood. Maybe we do not understand because we are lazy...we want "God" to come to us in some blinding white light and to speak to us in a voice that we can understand. I have found that if one does "hear and understand" the God of their belief others will always tell them that they are a fool, or that they really do not understand...that they need to come to the God that others understand. And if you ask they will tell you what to believe... Now who is your "God"? The one telling you that your belief is wrong and that you must believe in the "God" of their understanding...
All I feel I know is that we all have our own path to follow, and that in time/space and space/time we are all following a path either chosen for us if we chose to follow. Or a path that find for ourselves from within ourselves. But in the end...all paths will lead us home, some paths just take a little longer.371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c