Today:”Be humble and kind to those whom you do not know.  You will shine among them and they will grow” – From the I Ching

Be humble and kind to those whom you do not know.  You will shine among them and they will grow.

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#56,line 1, #30

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.
A wanderer should not demean himself or busy himself with inferior things he meets with along the way. The humbler and more defenseless his outward position, the more should he preserve his inner dignity. For a stranger is mistaken if he hopes to find a friendly reception through lending himself to jokes and buffoonery. The result will be only contempt and insulting treatment.
What is dark clings to what is light and so enhances the brightness of the latter. A luminous thing giving out light must have within itself something that perseveres; otherwise it will in time burn itself out. Everything that gives light is dependent on something to which it clings, in order that it may continue to shine.
Thus the sun and moon cling to heaven, and grain, grass, and trees cling to the earth. So too the twofold clarity of the dedicated man clings to what is right and thereby can shape the world. Human life on earth is conditioned and unfree, and when man recognizes this limitation and makes himself dependent upon the harmonious and beneficent forces of the cosmos, he achieves success. The cow is the symbol of extreme docility. By cultivating in himself an attitude of compliance and voluntary dependence, man acquires clarity without sharpness and finds his place in the world.

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“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. Look at the word “forget.” “For-get. What do you mean by “get”? And what do you mean by “for”? “For” means “to.” “To get.” So you forget that Giveth is Giveth, and has been given. So, “to get” you “forget” you are divine. I’m not joking. Do you understand why you forget? What for? To get what? What happens when you are “to get?” You forget that you are getting that which you are getting, not what God is giving you. When God gives you something, you won’t forget.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “Man and his manners are a very basic situation which we must understand.” Yogi Bhajan

Man and his manners are a very basic situation which we must understand. We must look at things the way God is looking at things. Our purity lies in our originality. Our intuition lies in our innocence. Somebody is telling you, or you are telling yourself (mostly you are telling yourself), that you are wrong this ck home victorious.” Yogi Bhajan
missing, you are handicapped. That’s the gist of my Ph.D. on the psychology of communication. Regardless of what we understand or do not understand, we are what we speak. That’s how we are known.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today:”Follow your heart. Find the power in your joy.” – From the I Ching

Follow your heart.  Find the power in your joy.  Talk it over with friends.  Work together.

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#58

The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success. But joy must be based on steadfastness if it is not to degenerate into uncontrolled mirth. Truth and strength must dwell in the heart, while gentleness reveals itself in social intercourse. In this way one assumes the right attitude toward God and man and achieves something. Under certain conditions, intimidation without gentleness may achieve something momentarily, but not for all time. When, on the other hand, the hearts of men are won by friendliness, they are led to take all hardships upon themselves willingly, and if need be will not shun death itself, so great is the power of joy over men.  Knowledge should be a refreshing and vitalising force. It becomes so only through stimulating intercourse with congenial friends with whom one holds discussion and practices application of the truths of life. In this way learning becomes many-sided and takes on a cheerful lightness, whereas there is always something ponderous and one-sided about the learning of the self-taught.

 

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