Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly troubled. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him. When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher. "Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: "It was time for your cup… Continue
Added by Bill on July 15, 2009 at 9:00am —
Here I thought that the Party of No! The GOOP without leadership and without impetus to move things forward in this country was powerless and sitting on the sidelines doing nothing. After all, the US is in the midst of one of the biggest financial melt downs in its history. 70% of the American public demand Congress address national health care in some form or other. We are fighting wars on several fronts, Iraq and Afghanistan just to name a couple.
Forget those. Put them… Continue
Added by Madhatterat60 on July 15, 2009 at 7:59am —
Sow fear and confusion
among the enemy ranks,
then sit back
Laughter is a noise.
When the enemy can hear you,
laugh as if you laugh last.
It won't matter.
Either you won't know the difference,
or you will make it so.
While they look within,
When they look without,
strike from… Continue
Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
Butterflies in Sonnet
They hovered near like monarchs in the night;
invading vain and raging ruminations
with lyric sound of soft and gentle flight.
To walk away, solitude's intention;
their lovely voices bid me 'Stay. Listen.'
They formed a semi-circle and they sang!
They sang so pure of love endured, I listened!
Stood rapt with awe and trembling, my heart rang!
with bitter tears unwept and raging pain . . .
Christine was but… Continue
Added by ZenDog on July 15, 2009 at 5:57am —
Is a social Networking Blog space an appropriate place to recruit business or talk about jesus?
I don't think so, it is offensive to me.
I guess I thought that if one was going to do such a thing, it would be in reference to self. I other words.
Man! I started my own business and I am raking in the nuts. All I have to do is get ten over people to sell for me and I get part on what they sell. You start out by just selling to you friends and family, they… Continue
Added by Grace Linda on July 15, 2009 at 4:34am —
It was very crowded at the supermarket, and the customer in front of me had a large order.
As the harried looking clerk lifted the final bag for her, its bottom gave way, sending the contents crashing to the floor.
"They just don't make these bags like they used to," the clerk blurted to the customer. "That was supposed to happen in your driveway."
Added by Bill on July 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
THREE GATES TO THE WORLD
1 John 2:16 KJV For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
John has indentified the three avenues or gates of temptation that will constantly work to stop a man who is diligently trying to serve the Lord.
A. The Lust of the Flesh
The lust of the flesh has much to do with the five senses of feeling,… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:34pm —
The LORD your God in your midst,
Lev 26:12, Mt 18:20,Hag 1:5.
Zep 3:15, 17.
Deut 23;14 "For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.
Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:22pm —
The Circles of The Christian Life.
1. Circle of Faith.
I Corinthians 15: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
2. Circle of Service.
Luke 10: 1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 8:15pm —
HOW TO HANDLE STRESS
The sheep begin to graze in the Middle East at about four in the morning. At about ten in the morning the shepherd will find some green shaded place with water to feed and drink and rest. It is important for the sheep to have a quite time so that they can grow.
How do you handle stress! Are you all stressed up with nowhere to go? We are stressed because we are like sheep. Sheep are a description rather than a compliment!
A sheep is overloaded with dumbness.… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:46pm —
1.Satan blinds the mind of the people.
2.Satan binds the body.
3.Satan tests the righteous people.
4.God allows Satan to test saints.
5.Satan claims the ruler of this world.
6.Satan's power is limited one.
7.Satan is called Accuser. He always accuses.
8.Satan also has Trinity.
9.He has given many titles in the Bible.
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:45pm —
Is there no way to sneak back into TBD and leave one last message? Not even a spray of graffiti? "Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene, I'll see you in my dreams."
Added by LadyBug on July 14, 2009 at 10:45am —
Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Birds fly high by the light of the moon
Added by Kennedy Parker on July 14, 2009 at 9:30am —
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:20am —
After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!
Bananas Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:19am —
A godly man does not indulge in any sin
(from Thomas Watson's "The Godly Man's Picture")
Though sin lives in him—yet he does not live in sin. A godly man may step into sin through infirmity—but he does not keep on that road. He prays, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life." (Psalm 139:24).
Question: What is it to indulge sin?
Answer 1: To give the… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:18am —
100 Things You Need To Know About Jesus
1) Jesus claimed to be God - John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14); John 10:30-33
2) Jesus created all things - John 1:3; Col. 1:15-17
3) Jesus is before all things - Col. 1:17
4) Jesus is eternal - John 1:1,14 ; 8:58
5) Jesus is honored the same as the Father - John 5:23
6) Jesus is prayed to - Acts 7:55-60
7) Jesus is worshipped - Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb.… Continue
Added by Evangelist.R.Chandrasekaran. on July 14, 2009 at 7:16am —
Things are always different
things are ever changing
looking through reflections
one gets lost
in a mad house made of glass
one throws stones
but the stones must be much bigger
just go home
sit there in your room and do not cry
feel the hollow emptiness deep inside
don't go near the fun house
it's not fun
the madman in the shadows has a gun
it is only made of words that make you… Continue
Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 6:04am —
Stand naked and alone before the whole wide world -
Bleed beneath the knife in broad day light -
. . . . . . . . yet no one sees . . .
The mind convulsed with truths and bursting
- fish upon the rapids leaping, bent to spawn,
- intent to speak one word, one radient rainbow gem
sparkling bold and glorious . . .
The tongue clacks softly in an orifice of dust,
no other sound will utter;
the damned tongue no… Continue
Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 5:30am —
Ya-ya. Settle down everybody settle down. You'll get your turn, settle down. Just take a number and get in line. I'm sure you'll work it out.
HeeHee! Oboy. eeYah.
aYugh. Well. Say, somebody asked me the other day if I thought it was all that bad. Ya-ya. She said she finally understood what I was saying and really wanted to know: Do I think it's really that bad?
Wanna know what I told her? Yes? No? Not sure? Heh! I don't blame ya. That's right I did, I told her… Continue
Added by ZenDog on July 14, 2009 at 5:30am —