The difference between hell and heaven is a mindset

the sacrifice of one An old teaching tale goes like this: A young man wanted to know the difference between Heaven and Hell.

The sage led him to two rooms with observation portals, one labeled Heaven and one Hell.

Looking in at Hell he saw a banquet table filled with luscious food but the people at the table were emaciated and distressed. Their spoons had long handles to reach the food, but the handles were too long to bring the food to their mouths.

Then he looked in on Heaven. Same table full of luscious food. Same long spoons. But the people were healthy and happy and using their long-handled spoons to feed one another.

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The Zen master Shichiri Kojun and the thief

One evening, Zen master Shichiri Kojun was reciting sutras when a thief entered his house with a sharp sword, demanding “money or life”.
Without any fear, Shichiri said: “Don’t disturb me! Help yourself with the money, it’s in that drawer” and he resumed his recitation.

The thief was startled by this unexpected reaction, but he proceeded with his business anyway.
While he was helping himself with the money, the master stopped and called, “Don’t take all of it. Leave some for me to pay my taxes tomorrow”.
The thief left some money behind and prepared to leave. Just before he left, the master suddenly shouted at him, “You took my money and you didn’t even thank me?! That’s not polite!”. Continue reading

I found a “Million Dollar Bill” in a park in Manhattan, NY

The other day, while walking around and exploring Manhattan, NY, I decided to stop and rest in the nearest park. On the bench where I sat, there was this $1,000,000 dollar bill next to me:

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On the back of the bill, the following text is found:

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As it turns out, LivingWaters.com think it is a nice way to use a fake bill to draw the attention of the people to the bible.

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The 8 methods of teaching – By Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. Aurobindo studied for the Indian Civil Service at King’s College, Cambridge, England. After returning to India he took up various civil service works under the maharaja of the princely state of Baroda and began to involve himself in politics. He was imprisoned by the British for writing articles against British rule in India. He was released when no evidence was provided. During his stay in the jail he had mystical and spiritual experiences, after which he moved to Pondicherry, leaving politics for spiritual work. — Wikipedia

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Seven Golden Keys for Good Health – an advice from Dr. Shinya

fruit-basketI ran into the following article when researching the topic of Kangen Water.

The contents of this blog post has been compiled from excerpts from the “The Enzyme Factor Paperback – April 1, 2010 by Hiromi Shinya MD” book.

I find this article very useful, therefore I am sharing with you slightly modified version of it. It will contain 7 important diet and mental attitude tips to inspire you to have good health and longer life.

Make sure you check the other recommended articles.

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1. GOOD DIET

You should be consuming 85-90% plant based foods and 10-15% animal based food and proteins.

Plant-based foods

Eat a 85-90% plant-based foods:

  • Eat 50% whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread & beans including soybeans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, pigeon peas, black, white & pink beans.
  • Eat 30% green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets and sea vegetables.
  • With the remaining 5-10%, eat fruits, seeds & nuts.

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Dreaming of a white bird

The other night, I had a dream and it went something like this:
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I was walking on a journey. I am not sure where I was going, but I was not alone and I did not recognize any of the people that I was journeying with.
While walking that path, I see a white bird land into my hand out of no where. I don’t know a lot about bird the various species but I know for sure that it was not a pigeon but could very well be a young/small dove or just a white bird.

What struck me about it is its bright snow white color. I was happy with the bird’s visit and I was also surprised because it is a rare occurrence to see a bird befriend a human being immediately.

The bird was so affectionate and it starting bunting me (rubbing its head on my neck) and this triggered the emotion of love within me. It was the first time I felt so much love in a dream.

I immediately bonded with and started loving that bird. I then cupped it in my hands, wanting to protect it, and then brought it closer to my heart to express all the love I received from it, and then let the bird fly away. The bird then flew out of my hands and I continued the journey.

A short while after, the bird reappeared I felt that the bird came back in a rush because it was distressed and seeking help. I extended my hand and it landed on my palm again. It continued the journey with me for a while and then it flew once more.

Later, I missed the bird and I called it by extending my arm and making the intention that it comes back to me. The bird heeded my call and appeared out of nowhere, only to land on my hand again. It stayed for a while with me and flew away again for third time. I felt that each time it flies away, it has a business to attend to but I don’t know what it is.

During its absence, I started to feel worried about its safety. Because the bird is free to come and go, I started questioning “what if it flies away and never returns back?”, “what if I miss it and need its love and attention and it won’t be here anymore?”, “what if it gets lost?”, “what if someone else captures it?”, etc. I then started thinking that I should put it in a cage (for its own protection so it does not get lost or attacked by a prey) the next time it comes back.

I may have awakened from the dream before it came back or it never came back, I don’t remember. However, what I remember clearly was that it may have never returned because I started to have doubt and I wanted to put it in a cage.

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Sex is no accident…not in this day and age

sex-is-no-accidentI ran into this funny picture on the Internet.

It goes into great length to illustrate that “sex is no accident”.

It got me thinking about how the current generation have no respect for the sacred act of sex and just engage in sex for fun and self gratification.

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