Today: “It is very difficult for people to admit they are wrong” – Yogi Bhajan

“It is very difficult for people to admit they are wrong, because once you admit you are wrong, then you have a chance that you will be right. And it’s not as though I can be your judge, and judge you right or wrong. You know you are right or wrong.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “Be aware of how you are being seduced into doing things that are against your nature.” – From the I Ching

Be aware of how you are being seduced into doing things that are against your nature.  To prevent long term damage, acquire the discipline to recognize the faults in your character that are being exploited, then eradicate them.  Saying no can produce consequences of its own.  The gangster mentality of controlling people reacts harshly to non-cooperation.  Be prepared to meet the danger posed by powerful people.

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#44, Line 1, #10

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.
You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.  If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.  But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.  You are too cocksure.  You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.
If an inferior element has wormed its way in, it must be energetically checked at once. By consistently checking it, bad effects can be avoided. If it is allowed to take its course, misfortune is bound to result; the insignificance of that which creeps in should not be a temptation to underrate it.
The situation is really difficult. That which is strongest and that which is weakest are close together. The weak follows behind the strong and worries it. The strong, however, acquiesces and does not hurt the weak, because the contact is in good humor and harmless.
In terms of a human situation, one is handling wild, intractable people. In such a case one’s purpose will be achieved if one behaves with decorum. Pleasant manners succeed even with irritable people.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 57
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Today: “Infinity cannot be measured. Reverence cannot be explained, because reverence is Infinity” – Yogi Bhajan

“Infinity cannot be measured. Reverence cannot be explained, because reverence is Infinity. Reverence has such a power that it becomes Infinity, and for you to become Infinity, you have to have self-reverence, not reference.” Yogi Bhajan

 

Meditation

Today: “Keep your manners and grace.  Be polite.  Allow everything as it comes.  You are a guest.” – From the I Ching

Keep your manners and grace.  Be polite.  Allow everything as it comes.  You are a guest.

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#56

WHEN A man is a wanderer and stranger, he should not be gruff nor overbearing. He has no large circle of acquaintances, therefore he should not give himself airs. He must be cautious and reserved; in this way he protects himself from evil. If he is obliging toward others, he wins success.
A wanderer has no fixed abode; his home is the road. Therefore he must take care to remain upright and steadfast, so that he sojourns only in the proper places, associating only with good people. Then he has good fortune and can go his way unmolested.

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