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Negative Emotions

When you have negative emotions, you will encounter serious hindrances. All hindrances are teachers. It is very important for you to recognize this and learn. By Zen Master Miao Tsan
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July 11, 2019
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Change For The Better

The ancient masters said we should try to abide in impermanence. How is that possible? The answer is to keep creating a better future. Each moment is your creation, so the best way to abide in impermanence is to change for the better. When we encounter obstacle in life, at that right moment, we should check ourselves to see if my thoughts, concepts, or actions are right; and how and why do we cause the problems. by Zen Master Miao Tsan
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July 11, 2019
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Change For The Better

The ancient masters said we should try to abide in impermanence. How is that possible? The answer is to keep creating a better future. Each moment is your creation, so the best way to abide in impermanence is to change for the better. Phenomena are prints of our mind.  Realize the mind through the form.  The better the mind is, the better the phenomena are; the better the phenomena are, the better the mind will be. When we encounter obstacle in life, at that right moment, we should check ourselves to see if our thoughts, concepts, or actions are right; and…
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July 11, 2019
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Shadow

When you recognize an object, would you care much about its shadow anymore? No. When you finally realize what is creating your thoughts and experiences, nothing of this world can ever bother you again.
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July 11, 2019
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A Zen Recipe for Holiday Peace, ‘Tis the Sea-ZEN

Cheryl Alexander, Change Magazine Editor, speaks to Master Miao Tsan on November 8, on what Zen means for the holidays. Very interesting topic. Please click on the link, http://www.changemediaonline.com/ , then click on the topic, 'Tis the Sea-ZEN
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July 11, 2019
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Insights

Insights Click on the PLAY button. Miao Tsan on "Dealing with Difficulty" Miao Tsan on "How Can We Handle Our Emotions?" Miao Tsan on "Enlightment" Miao Tsan on "What Does Karma Really Mean?" Miao Tsan on "The Source of sickness" Miao Tsan on "Our Thoughts Influence Our Future" Miao Tsan on "The Meaning of Wandering Thought" Miao Tsan on "Requirements for Enllightenment"
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July 11, 2019
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Lecture Excerpts

Miao Tsan on “The Paradox of Love” at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston Miao Tsan on “Cultivating Peace in the Midst of a Hectic Health Environment” at Institute for Spirituality and Health at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center Miao Tsan on “Just Oneness (part 2)” at The Jung Center, Houston Miao Tsan on “Lifting Yourself above the Competition” at C.T. Bauer College of Business/UH Miao Tsan on “Creating Positive Relationships” at C.T. Bauer College of Business/UH Miao Tsan on “Discovering Truth” at C.T. Bauer College of Business/UH Miao Tsan on “Improving Productivity” at C.T. Bauer College of Business/UH East Meets…
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July 11, 2019
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Present Moment

When we are uplifted, we do not deliberately change anything . After all, nothing is carried into this moment. Instead, we use the mind to generate a better function. If, in this moment, you can generate a smiling thought instead of a crying thought, you are actively uplifting yourself. So, each moment is one of liberation in which you are set free. It is not that you are changing a negative karma to a positive one. You are simply using the mind’s creative ability to generate a positive expression. Your physical body is elevated, and you experience fewer wandering thoughts.…
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July 11, 2019
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How to Uplift Yourself

Use the mind in positive ways. Constantly improve its expression. The past is already the past. The past “you” was a creation of the mind. The past “you” is gone. The present “you” is the expression of the mind solely for this moment. Each moment is a separate phenomenon. The Zen patriarchs said, “If you are lost in the previous thought, you are a sentient being; but if in the next moment you awaken to your true essence, then you are a Buddha.” In the previous thought, you have vexations and attachments. However, if in the next moment you perceive the…
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July 11, 2019
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Is this a habitual thought?

Just completed this morning Zen-Seven Retreat at the monastery and over lunch, a few fellow practitioners and I came up with a question: "How do you know if a thought is a habitual thought or a wondering thought instead of a pure thought?" Our answer is: "You must know from where the thought arise. If you do, then it is a pure thought. If you don't, then it is habitual thought." What is your answer?
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July 11, 2019