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Amazing stories

If you have experienced an incredible story or incident connected with our lineage or practice, or Your private life, if you have something incredible to tell which you would like to share with other practitioners, do it here!

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A Story.

Started by gypsy genie. Last reply by Eva Mar 31, 2012. 1 Reply

a story forwarded with slight modification. nrparwaniA story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and…Continue

Isn't this amazing ?

Started by Eva. Last reply by Eva Dec 12, 2011. 9 Replies

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The Reason for Being

Started by Uriel Dec 14, 2010. 0 Replies

How many of you ever came to a point in your lives where you just had enough? You had enough of this constant struggle of living, this ongoing pain that never leaves you, the fear of not knowing…Continue

Left or Right? Which Direction should I Take?

Started by Uriel. Last reply by Uriel Dec 17, 2010. 9 Replies

How many of you came to a point in your life, where you felt like you stood at a crossroads, a junction, a T-junction, and just didn't know where to go?Did you stand there wondering which direction…Continue

Grandfather, gave me this knowledge, as his gave to him...

Started by Rev. Joseph Verrett/EagleBear Aug 6, 2010. 0 Replies

Grandfather, told me once...always listen close to your spirit, because you will hear a voice saying follow me.I have in later years thought of this, and I have tried most of those years to do what I…Continue

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What a wonderful day...

Started by Rev. Joseph Verrett/EagleBear Aug 6, 2010. 0 Replies

What a wonderful day to allow Self to stand aside and allow our love and care to reach out and flow as the waters of the great rivers to Others...You may ask the question Why?...and my question in…Continue

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Sharing part of my journey and how I have come to understand purpose...

Started by Rev. Joseph Verrett/EagleBear Aug 6, 2010. 0 Replies

As a child growing, I had many questions...As a young man, I had many more questions...As a father of my children, I had to find and answer many questions...As a grandfather of my children's,…Continue

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Zen Story: Heaven and Hell

Started by Eva. Last reply by Irit Hakim-Keller Jul 4, 2010. 1 Reply

 (image: Zen painting of Hakuin).  Hakuin, the fiery and intensely dynamic Zen master, was once visited by a samurai warrior. “I want to know about heaven and hell,” said the samurai. “Do they really…Continue

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Comment by Eva on May 1, 2010 at 9:06pm
Each Day Is a Gift

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.
Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.
As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”
“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”
She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”
And with a smile, she said:
“Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.”
Comment by Eva on May 1, 2010 at 9:01pm
At One time some Buddha student has asked him: " You are a Buddha, maybe you could demonstrate for us some miracle ", Buddha has reply off on that apparently: " That fact so you are siting here and listen me in this moment, there is "amazing miracle."
 

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