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A Zen Story: The Messenger

Once when Zen master Bankei was about to leave a temple in the capital where he taught from time to time, a certain gentleman came requesting that the master pospone his departure. A certain baron had a question and wanted to see the Zen master.. person on the morrow to resolve it. Bankei assented and put off leaving.
The next day, however, the gentleman came again, this time with a message that the baron has some urget business to take care of and could not come and see the master.
The baron had asked the gentleman to relay his question to Bankei, then report the Zen master's answer back to him.
When he heard the gentleman out, Bankei said, "This matter of Zen is difficult to convey even by direct question and direct answer;
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A Zen Story: The Crystal River
Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river.
The current of the river swept silently over them all -- young and old, rich and poor, compassionate and cruel -- the current going its own way,
knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said at last,
“I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom."
The other creatures laughed and said,
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A Zen Story: Hoshin’s “Kaa!”

The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story:
One year on the twenty-fifth of December, Tokufu, who was very old, said to his disciples: "I am not going to be alive next year so you fellows should treat me well this year."
The pupils thought he was joking, but since he was a great-hearted teacher…
each of them in turn treated him to a feast on succeeding days of the departing year.
On the eve of the new year, Tokufu concluded: "You have been good to me. I shall leave tomorrow afternoon when the snow has stopped."
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A Zen Story: Over the wall

There was an ancient mysterious wall which stood at the edge of a village, and whenever anyone climbed the wall to look onto the other side, instead of coming back he or she smiled and would jump to the other side, never to return.
The inhabitants of the village became curious as to what could draw these people to the other side of the wall. After all, their village had all the necessities of living a comfortable life.
They made an arrangement to where they would tie a person's feet, so that when he or she
looked over and wished to jump, they could be pulled back.
The next time someone tried to climb the wall to see what was on the other side, they chained her feet so that she could not go over. She looked on the other side and was delighted at what she saw, and smiled.
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1/🧵🎥 Hard-Won #Wisdom from the wife of a #LongCovid patient >140 days into hospitalization.

You need to hear her 2 messages:
1. “What I can tell you is I’ve never given up #hope. To make it to tomorrow, we have to make it through today first.”

2/ When things are acute, like in this video of her husband when he was 1st in the ICU, we tend to think our task list is all technological. I’m guilty of this. And I’ve caused ⬆️ suffering because of my tunnel vision.

3/🎥 Point #2 from my pts wife:
“He’s not gonna get better next week or next month. #COVID takes a LONG time. Our lives are forever changed. Expect setbacks & be your loved one’s advocate!”

NOW she & he are convinced of the importance of #Vaccination & masking. Learn from them!
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A Zen Story: Death Surprised
A merchant in Baghdad sent his servant on work to the bazaar and the man came back white with fear and trembling. "Master," he said, "while I was in the marketplace, I walked into a stranger. When I looked him in the face, I found that it was Death.
He made a threatening gesture at me and walked away. Now I am afraid. Please give me a horse so that I can ride at once to Samarra and get far away from Death
The merchant - in his anxiety for the man - gave him his swiftest steed. The servant was on it and away in a trice.
Later in the day the merchant himself went down to the bazaar and saw Death loitering there in the crowd. So he went up to him and said, "You made a threatening gesture at my poor servant this morning. What did it mean?"
"That was no threatening gesture, sir," said Death.
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#Buddha discovered the way:
Whenever you experience any #Sensation
Due to any reason, you simply #Observe it
Every Sensation Arises & Passes away.
Nothing is eternal
When you practise #Vipassana
you start experiencing this
☀️By #SNGoenka Image
#Sensation Arises & Passes away
This is how your received #Wisdom &
#IntellectualUnderstanding turn into
personally #ExperiencedWisdom
This #Experience of #Anicca « #Impermanence »
will change the habit pattern of the mind
By #SNGoenka
He dwells #Observing the phenomenon
of Arising in the body.
He dwells Observing the phenomenon
of Passing away in the body.
He dwells Observing the phenomenon
of Simultaneous Arising & Passing away in the body.
☀️By #SNGoenka
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A Zen Story: Become a Lake
An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
“How does it taste?” the master asked
“Salty and awful,” said the apprentice.
The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water,
the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”
As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”
“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.
“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.
“No,” said the young man.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/09/2021…

#tutorial #bitcoin
After the pandemic: perspectives on the future trajectory of COVID-19…

#PostPandemic #COVID19 #FutureTrajectory
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Zen Story: On Oneness

There was once a holy man who lived in a state of ecstasy, but was regarded by everyone as insane. One day, having begged for food in the village, he sat by the roadside and began to eat when a dog came up and looked at him hungrily.
The holy man then began to feed the dog; he himself would take a morsel, then give a morsel to the dog as though he and the dog were old friends. Soon a crowd gathered around the two of them to watch this extraordinary sight.
One of the men in the crowd jeered at the holy man. He said to the others, "What can you expect from someone so crazy that he is not able to distinguish between a human being and a dog?"
The holy man replied, "Why do you laugh? Do you not see Vishnu seated with Vishnu?
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A Zen Story - Taming the animals
One day one person climbed up a mountain where a hermit woman was meditating.
She had taken refuge and was asked:
- “What are you doing here alone in such a solitude place?”
To which she replied:
- “I have lots of work !”
- “And how can you have so much work?
I don't see anything around you here...?”
- “I have to train two hawks and two eagles, assure two rabbits, discipline one snake, motivate a donkey and tame a lion.....”
- “And, where have they gone that I don't see them?”
- “I have them all inside here within me...!!
✓ The hawks stare on everything that is presented to me, good or bad, I have to work on them to see only good things. They are my eyes.
✓ The two eagles with their claws hurt and destroy, I have to train them not to hurt.
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رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

“My #Lord, I am truly in great need of any good that You might send down to me.”
(Surah al Qasas 28: 24)

The wordings of this du’aa are so beautiful that they flow directly from the bottom of a Believer’s heart ❤️

This young man was none other than the great #Prophet_Musa, alaihis salam.

Let me put it word by word:
رَبِّ = My Lord, My Sustainer!
إِنِّي  = Indeed, I am
 لِمَا = of whatever
أَنزَلْتَ = You send (down)
 إِلَيَّ = to Me
مِنْ = of
خَيْرٍ = Good
فَقِيرٌ = (in) need

This du’aa directly knocks at the door of the #Giver, Al Wah’haab.  It also reveals the humble nature of the supplicant.

Help comes from Allah alone!
We need everything for our survival. And Allah alone is #Provider. He alone is the Helper. He alone is the Supporter.
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A Zen Story on Sharpening Your Axe

One day, a strong young man came to a lumberjack camp looking for a job. Seeing his appearance, the manager hired him without hesitation. He did an excellent job on the first day, and everyone was happy with his performance.
Strangely, on the second day his production lowered by half, even though he had worked just as hard. On the third day, his results were even worse. He only felled a few trees.
When they asked him about his poor performance, the young man answered that he didn’t know what was..
..happening. He had worked just as hard every day. Then his boss asked him a question: When was the last time you sharpened your axe?
“Actually, I haven’t found the time. I was too busy felling trees,” he answered.

#zen #story #koan #wisdom
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1/🧵 🎥
This week I met an extraordinary #COVID19 survivor who lost both hands, both feet & the tip of her tongue. @ccquad was featured on BBC as WINNER of the Queen’s MBE (Member of British Empire) award. Listen to her #Wisdom & teaching point on #Vaccination.

2/ @ccquad reached out to my #COVID patient, Autumn, who is now also losing her hands + feet & keeps asking me to share her story so all can learn. She went completely deaf as part of her viral sepsis & blood clotting. Her hearing is back & she’s getting koala prosthetics…🎥
3/ Watching these 2 powerful women meet and share their drive & passion is a major gift to me. They define #resilience. Rebooting life & finding the best way forward regardless of obstacles. Here is what Autumn told @ccquad… “I live freely. I live one day at a time…” Image
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1/ 🧵Wisdom in Medicine
What’s going on here? And why it’s key in #COVID19
It’s quite simple: we finally had the #wisdom to ask Mr. D the right question! He and his wife encouraged us to use this picture to teach what we learned.
#PalliativeCare #MedTwitter #NurseTwitter
2/ What we learned was to switch the preposition!
Mr. D was a pre-#COVID patient. On this day, he was taken off the vent after a MONTH. The incessant mantra had been, “What’s the matter WITH Mr. D?” He was surprised when we asked, “What matters TO you, Mr. D?”
3/ He has a tracheostomy, as you can see. We insert this airway through the neck to improve #comfort when someone is on a vent well beyond 10 days. He’s more comfortable because he no longer has a tube in his mouth. We used a program called the #A2Fbundle to reduce his #delirium.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/22/2021…
A Scratched Hint of Ancient Ties Stirs National Furies in Europe…

#archaeology #europe #runes #slavic #nativism #nationalism #debate
Zoltan On The Coming QE Endgame: "Banks Have No More Space For Reserves"…

#banking #reserves #TheFed #FinancialSystem
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" Zen and the Art of Happiness "

It's a simple book but it makes you think .

Few of my takeaways ( with random 2 min doodles).
What is Zen ?

#Zen is a Japanese word that is derived from the Sanskrit word Dhyana meaning "Meditation" .
Zen is a journey of exploration & a way of living that , in and of itself doesn't belong to any one religion or tradition as such.

Zen doesn't teach. It merely
points, enabling us to wake up & become aware.

Ever noticed how zen stories rarely have predefined morals? 🤓

The zen of doing anything is doing it with a concentration of mind , a calmness & simplicity of mind, that brings the experience of enlightenment and, through that experience , happiness.

It could be something as mundane as sweeping or peeling potatoes !

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Après avoir échangé environ un mois avec un monsieur qui voulait investir en bourse, nous savons pris rdv dans mon cabinet, il est arrivé avec un sac dans lequel il y avait plus de 250 millions de fcfa et m’a dit que c’est le premier capital qu’il veut investir...
Je lui ai demandé trois choses :
1️⃣ son identité
2️⃣ la provenance de cet argent
3️⃣ pourquoi il ne m’a pas fait un virement

Il m’a répondu qu’il fait les affaires et qu’il est payé en espèces.

Je lui ai donc demandé de déposer cet argent dans son compte bancaire...
Puis de me faire un virement bancaire.

Il était un peu embarrassé et m’a dit qu’il allait me recontacter, il n’est jamais revenu.

La première des choses que j’ai apprise par rapport à l’investissement est de se protéger...
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Faites cette déclaration à voix haute avec conviction :

1️⃣Mettez la main sur votre cœur et dites :
« Mon cœur, à partir d’aujourd’hui tu vois grand et de façon illimitée »

2️⃣Regardez vos mains et dites : « mes mains, tout ce que tu touches prospère »
3️⃣ Touchez votre tête et dites : « ma tête, sois infusée de sagesse »

4️⃣ Regardez vos pieds et dites :
« Mes pieds, je t’ordonne de me conduire tous les jours de ma vie sur le chemin de la santé, de l’amour et de la prospérité »
5️⃣ Touchez vos oreilles et dites : « mes oreilles, entendent toujours ce que Dieu dit de moi et non ce que disent les hommes »

6️⃣ Touchez vos lèvres et dites : « les paroles de ma bouche sont pleines de sagesse et édifient toujours ceux qui les entendent »
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Books To Gain More Wisdom

Thread🧵 #wisdom #books
The Art of War Paperback by Sun Tzu

The ideas wisdoms can be applies to many from entrepreneurs to traders.

Classic book to gain more ideas and wisdom on strategy.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Absolutely brilliant book for all curious mind to know about everything..
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Names matter, words matter. If you truly want to get to the bottom of things then you have to be able to read. Obviously most people can't read or comprehend very well.
That's a lot of responsibility! Big, big job... for someone, a plant. It's probably fuckin lettus, dude... The WORKS of righteousness and truth. Now when you go to your Bibles you can search for righteousness or truth and see they are talking about the plant! The whole book.
You think they didn't have to cultivate specific male strains of #Cannabis, the strongest natural fiber known to man, everybody is wearing Cannabis Hemp in this picture, it's the power of Christ and the Armour of God. Wake the fuck up people I want to move on!
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