Thank You Lord for saving my soul

Thank You Lord for saving my soul,
Thank You Lord for making me whole.
Thank You Lord for giving to me,
Thy great salvation, so rich and so free.

Published in: on July 26, 2010 at 2:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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Catching the Rabbit

The Night the Rabbit Broke Down
by Bob Buford after a conversation with Dallas Willard

It’s a false thing
and all the yelping dogs must know it.
But they’re caught up in the pure
thrill of the chase,
doing what they have been trained to do. (more…)

Published in: on February 1, 2010 at 3:44 am  Comments (1)  
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Prayer of Calvin

Almighty God and Father, grant to us, because we have to go through much strife on this earth, the strength of thy Holy Spirit, in order that we may courageously go through the fire, and through the water, and that we may put ourselves so under thy rule that we may go to meet death in full confidence of thy assistance and without fear.

Grant us also that we may bear all hatred and enmity of mankind, until we have gained the last victory, and that we may at last come to that blessed rest which thy only begotten Son has acquired for us through his blood. Amen

Published in: on November 30, 2009 at 2:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Father’s Prayer

by General Douglas MacArthur

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
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Published in: on November 19, 2009 at 5:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tao in Action

Good conduct leaves behind no traces.
Good words afford no room for criticism.
Good mathematicians require no abacus.
Good doors need no bolts, and are not easily opened.
Good teacher do not need anything to bind their students to them. (more…)

Published in: on May 17, 2009 at 10:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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Timeline

When I was fifteen, I set my mind on learning, at thirty, I held on firmly to what I’ve learned.

At forty, I knew all about managing affairs and understanding truth.

At fifty, I realized that Heaven had its own will. I blamed neither Heaven nor man.

At sixty, I could tell whether  a man was telling the truth and judge his character by listening to his speech.

At seventy, I could follow my heart’s wishes and not make mistakes.

Published in: on May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Function of Keeping Low

The sea can become the king of hundred streams, making them flow into it because it manages to stay in a lower position.

So if the sage wants to be the leader of the people, he must be most humble towards them. To set good example, he must put the welfare of others above self-interest.

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Published in: on May 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Easy is right

Easy is right.
Begin right and it will be easy.
Continue easy and it will be right.

The right way to go easy
Is to forget the right way
And forget that the going is easy.

Chuang Tzu

Published in: on March 17, 2009 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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No Merit in Doing Good

Emperor Wu of the state of Liang had a strong liking for Buddhism. He is often wore Buddhist robes, ate vegetarian food and prayed to Buddha.
One day, a monk named Bodhidharma met Emperor Wu.
Ever since I ascended the throne, I supported many monks and nuns, built temples, copied Buddhist scriptures and erected sculptures of Buddha. How great is the merit for doing these things?
None whatsoever!
How can there be no merit at all? (more…)

Published in: on August 1, 2008 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Finger Pointing at the Moon

A learned monk asked Sixth Zen Patriach Hui Neng:
“Please explain this scripture to me.”
“Sorry but I’m illiterate. Please read out the scripture to me and I’ll be able to comprehend it.”
You can’t even recognise the words, how can you comprehend the meanings of the scriptures?
Truth and words are two different things. Words can be likened to a finger.
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