Category: Adages of Wisdom

RESPECT AND SOCIAL DEGRADATION


RESPECT AND SOCIAL DEGRADATION
by Ven. M. Longyen Sakya

Show respect to get respect. He who does not respect others has no respect for himself. 对人不尊敬的人,首先就是对自己不尊重。對人不尊敬的人,首先就是對自己不尊重。人々を尊重しない人々は自分自身のための尊敬を持っていません。

Being a good listener and ensuring people know that they’ve been heard are keys to earning public confidence let alone in personal intercourse.

Today, this generation of young people (age 7 – 40) lacks the capacity for respect to authorities, elders, and their own parents. These are signs of social degradation. They are lovers of themselves, narcissists of the worst kind, brought up by baby-boom and post baby-boom parents and grandparents, especially in families with only one child. From very young, the child has been treated like princes and princesses. If not drastically corrected by their own self-awareness, this generation of young people will be bumps and leeches of society, dragging not only its economy down but also its moral standards.

If you are between the age of 7 and 40, ask yourself how well you respect the authorities, starting with your parents* at home, teachers at school, or simply the traffic lights on the streets.

*佛言:欲生彼國者, 必修三福。一者、孝養父母,奉事師長,慈心不殺,修十善業。

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Relationships 緣


Relationships 緣
By Venerable M. Longyen Sakya
Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery of Canada

Like it or not, everyone must face their past. In any relationship, only when everything is settled before the relationship is consummated.

The Meaning of Life


In and of Life, only this moment is true.  When the conditions that make up this very moment is gone, life becomes an illusion.  So at each and every moment, we have to live seriously; for each and every thing we do, we must do so seriously; and for each and every person we meet, we must treat them seriously because “conditions come and go and when they are gone, illusions set in and the truth is no more.”  Do not let yourself regret what is deemed to be too late.  Time passed is past, and we can only look to the future.  The most precious and the very thing we need to cherish is this very moment — Life is a serious of kSaNa (in Sanskrit (क्षण ), and the meaning of life is to make every single moment count.

Our Avatamsaka Dhyāna View of the Sentient World


Avalokiteshvara yidam

禪觀有情世界
在日常生活中體驗諸行無常
在起心動念中覺證諸法無我
在一息尚存中成就涅槃寂靜
在法界遷流中了悟緣起性空
Our Avatamsaka Dhyāna View of This Sentient World
Experience the Impermanence of all actions in our everyday life.
Wake up to the fact that all thoughts and intentions are void of substance.
Be one with and listen to the harmonious unstruck sound of silence of Om in Nirvana before you breathe out your last and final breath of life.
In the never ending shifts and flows of the Dharma realms wake up and come to the inner-standing and realisation that the original nature of all causes and conditions is substantively void.
From your humble gardener Venerable Sakya M. Longyen

AND I HEAR GOD CALLING


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MY CALLING IS THREE-DIMENSIONAL. AMEN.

ON A PIECE OF PAPER, draw three overlapping circles labelled A, B, and C, each circle with a portion overlapping the other two. Label the overlapping areas D=A+B, E=B+C, and F=A+C. The centre area where all three circles overlap is the area G, the spot of God, my Godliness. This is where the Spirit of God walks with me to fulfil his purpose. This Is My Calling.

Area C is IQ loosely, and not just Intelligent Quotient. It is my ability, skills, talent, and not just brain talent or skills but any kind of talent. It is practicality, the gift or anointing in spiritual term. It is education and training. It is what I do, and my instruction from God’s word. A high IQ means, for instance, I can handle finance or read a balance sheet. It means I know my stuff. But is having training or knowledge or a PhD degree enough?

Area B is EQ Emotional Quotient. It includes my personality, identity, interpersonal skills, and how I relate and communicate with people. It is who (others think) I am. It’s not the person I think I am, but the person that I project and others perceive that I am. It is my identity in Christ. A high EQ means I am attractive and people like me. It also means knowing myself and other people. But is being a people person enough?

Area A is SQ Spiritual Quotient. It includes maturity, moral authority, character that backs up my calling and my word. It is spirituality and humility. It is whose I am or whom I belong to. We all belong to somebody. We’re all under somebody. I Am Under Jesus. Amen. It is my intimacy with the Spirit of God. A high SQ means having a big walk with the Spirit of God. It means knowing Christ and making time to pray. It means having intimacy and fellowship with the Spirit of God and living with the 9-fold Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Meekness, and Self-Control.

No one can fulfil their destiny by being a one-dimensional person no matter how high their IQ or EQ or Spiritual walk is on its own. Area G is EQ and IQ and SQ combined, and it gives me influence and impact. Area G is the spot of God where God and I meet and where I am most productive and effective. It is my purpose in life. It is where I draw on the power of the Holy Spirit to fulfil God’s providence with influence and impact. When I am in this centre area, I can say, with all confidence and peace, “My life makes a difference.”

The World is the opposite of the Kingdom of God. The World wants “G” without taking steps 1, 2, or 3 or developing A, B, and C. The World wants to make a difference without Intimacy with God, Identity in Christ, or Instruction from God’s Word. The World is a world without Intimacy (A), Identity (B) or Instruction (C). They want to have it all but they don’t want to have any of the requirements.

AND I hear Him Calling… So I ask myself, “Am I inside the 3 overlapping circles? Am I in 2 overlapping circles, or am I in only 1 circle? Or possibly, am I even outside all of those circles?”

If you’re like me and wish to know your calling, do what I do. God bless you and yours. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

US DOLLARS VS JELLYBEANS


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US DOLLARS VS JELLYBEANS

Imagine you make the whole world agree that anything that’s gonna be bought has to be bought with your jellybeans. What would happen to your jellybeans? The whole world would come for your jellybeans because we have no ways to buy things except through your jellybeans, even though your jellybean isn’t worth a hill of beans, everybody artificially would want the jellybeans. That’s the US dollars, a pile of jellybeans. When it collapses, it’s gonna worth jellybeans.

History tends to repeat itself. In fact, it was the promulgation of the Currency Act on 15 November 1763 by King George III that sparked the American revolution. The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III’s Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest. “The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” –  Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the US.

In 2011, after Muammar Qaddafi advocated the return to the gold standard to liberate Libya from the Saudi Arabia-US pack that pegged all future trading of oil to the US dollar, US led NATO forces toppled the Libyan government and assassinated Qaddafi.

As mentioned earlier, history tends to repeat itself. What the American globalists and the NWO don’t see is that they are living in their jellybeans made-belief world in which nothing is real. The US dollar that the US Treasury keeps on printing is not worth the paper they’re printed on. This is the root cause of inflation and the dwindling purchasing power of any currency because the amount of money in circulation is not equal to the true value of the goods and services in such economy. Nevertheless, by setting the US dollar as the standard for oil trading, the US is forcing everybody to use the US dollar as currency for all goods and services.

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.

The US may think that nobody is strong enough to topple their government, or regime, if I need to be politically correct, but it doesn’t take much for God to fix things.