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Words of Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

a good understanding have all they that do His commandments:

His praise endureth for ever.

Psalms 111:10

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Proverbs 11 to 20   =  Counsel for All Men

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“False Economy” – a gift is never lost; only what is selfishly kept impoverishes.

*There exists the one that is scattering and yet is being increased;

also the one that is keeping back from what is right, but it results only in want.*

Proverbs : 11:24

“Fools” – you cannot convince a fool of his folly; only a wise man will accept rebuke

for his foolhardiness.

*The way of the foolish one is right in his own eyes, but the one listening to counsel is wise.*

Proverbs : 12:15

“Lying” – righteousness and lying are enemies; to a wicked man they are synonymous.

*A false word is what the righteous hates, but the wicked ones act shamefully and

cause disgrace for themselves.*

Proverbs : 13:5

“False Witness” – one lying tongue can cause one death or a massacre.

*A faithful witness is one that will not lie, but a false witness launches forth mere lies.*

Proverbs : 14:5

“A gentle answer turns away wrath” – two people ought not to get angry at the same time.

*An answer, when mild, turns away rage,

but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.*

Proverbs : 15:1

“Clean Sin” – a man deep in wickedness will invent “pretty names for sin”

*All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,

but Jehovah is making an estimate of spirits.*

Proverbs : 16:2

“Ungratefulness” – a man who had received kindness and spurned the gift with

evilness will heap coals of fire upon his own bosom and family.

*As for anyone repaying bad for good, bad will not move away from his house.*

Proverbs : 17:13

“To Win Friends” – a friendly man will have friends; being a relative does not

ensure being a friend.

*There exist companions disposed to break one another to pieces,

but there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother.*

Proverbs : 18:24

“Slothfulness” – a lazy man will endanger his family and have no food for winter.

*Laziness causes a deep sleep to fall, and a slack soul goes hungry.*

Proverbs : 19:15

“Drink Up” – When you decide for strong drink, don;t be surprised when it

decides against you.

*Wine is a ridiculer, intoxicating liquor is boisterous,

and everyone going astray by it is not wise.*

Proverbs : 20:1

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Today you are hungry…

…along comes a man that gives you food to eat,
but tomorrow your hunger arises yet again,
demanding to be fed.
Along comes another man who feeds your Eternal-Self,
thus freeing you from the hunger of illusion.
Which of these two men brings forth the greater gift
to all mankind?

As we give forth our gifts to our brother and sister souls,
we must do so without any expectation;
rather that we take a lesson in giving from the trees,
bearing fruit for all to eat…
from the time they are born until the day that they die,
their only desire is to give forth the sweetness of Life
to all who pass their way.

forever giving and bearing fruit tree
forever giving fruit tree

When we attach any sort of expectation to even our kindest
thought, it ceases to be a gift and becomes instead, a debt
to pay…no longer a blessing but rather a burden to bear.
Is this not the reason so many human relationships fail?

If our own expectations are attached to our emotions
then the gift of love becomes only the tie that bind…
‘I love you.’ then exists as a contract to honor or to break
‘Because I love you, I expect you to act accordingly.
I expect this for that.’

When our loved ones fail to live up to our own expectations,
the relationship tends to suffer.
Expectation is the food which gives rise to yet a more
demanding hunger.
Unconditional Love is the sweetness of Life that feeds your Eternal-Self.


♣ Daniel J. Miller ♣



5 vital senses

5 vital senses .. all souls cannot do without

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In the seeing eye …

We stand in awe by the colorful splendor of God’s rainbows.

We are spellbound and breathless with the beauty of God’s sunsets

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In the hearing ear …

We resonate with the majestic crashing waves against the shore.

We lull and soothe to the sweet refrains of the melodious harp

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With the tasting mouth …

We are satisfied with palatable food; given as a gift from God above. 

We are understood from the words put forth in honesty and kindness.

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In the feeling of the hand …

We feel the textures of the earth and the clear power of water.

We touch with the give and take from the expressions of love.

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From the smelling of the nose …

We gravitate towards the aroma of succulent food and juicy fruits.

We are intoxicated with the perfumed notes of flowers in a bottle.

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Moral :

Do not take these for granted, for our five vital senses are deemed the utmost precious gifts,

for one cannot do without the other.

It should be counted and prized the highest or else if one is handicapped;

it’s deemed as one momentous casualty.

© keziah boey 12th August, 2008



A ZEN STORY

by a Zen Master

great warrior

There once lived a great warrior.

Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger.

His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land

and many students gathered to study under him.

Arrogant and Foolishly Insolent
Arrogant and Foolishly Insolent

One day an infamous young warrior arrived at the village.

He was determined to be the first man to defeat the great master.

Along with his strength, he had an uncanny ability to spot

and exploit any weakness in an opponent.

He would wait for his opponent to make the first move,

thus revealing a weakness, and then

would strike with merciless force and lightning speed.

No one had ever lasted with him in a match

beyond the first move.

Much against the advice of his concerned students,

the old master gladly accepted the young warrior’s challenge.

As the two squared off for battle,

the young warrior began to hurl insults at the old master.

He threw dirt and spit in his face.

For hours he verbally assaulted him with every curse

and insult known to mankind.

But the old warrior merely stood there motionless and calm.

Finally, the young warrior exhausted himself.

Knowing he was defeated, he left feeling shamed.

Somewhat disappointed that he did not fight the insolent youth,

the students gathered around the old master

and questioned him.

“How could you endure such an indignity?

How did you drive him away?”

“If someone comes to give you a gift and you do not receive it,”
the master replied, “to whom does the gift belong?”

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Our destiny is determined by our philosophy and attitude.
What we do in the next five minutes is also
determined by our philosophy and attitude.
We can have good intentions but unless they are followed by action,
those good intentions remain no more than an illusion.
Our attitude needs energy to survive.
We must therefore allow it to bask in moments of regeneration.
We need only rest long enough to gain strength.
A positive mental attitude is the strength to drive
our actions forward.
When you say to a child, “I’ll be there in five minutes,”
but have no intention for half an hour or more
the child starts to lose respect.
As a parent you will mould your child into a future adult,
if you refuse to give the child attention the child
will use other influences to mould themselves.


words of wisdom ….
“A Strong Positive Mental Attitude will create
more Miracles than any wonder drug”.
*Patricia Neal*

“Strength does not come from winning.
Your Struggles develop your Strengths.
When you go through Hardships and opt
not to Surrender, that is Strength.”
*Arnold Schwarzeneggar*



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