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Rev Tairyu Furukawa March 1996
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Geoff Carpenter March 1996
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Rev John Paraskevopoulos March 1996
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Rev Jack Austin September 1996
A Sutra of Healing and Protection
Tricycle Publications March 1996
Rules for Being Human
Unknown September 1996
Reliance
September 1996 Sallea Ungar
The Importance of Self Effort
Joren MacDonald September 1997
Self Power and Other Power Play Together
David Brazier
September 1997
Faith in What?
Sep 1997 Ajahn Sumedho (summerised by Max Flisher) Sep 1997
The Myokonin
Friedrich Fenzl September 1997
Seiza
Toshio Murakami September 1997
 
 

 

RULES FOR BEING HUMAN
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This was given to me on a slip of paper which had no indication of an author or other source. I have printed it - with gratitude - because Ifound it helpful, and felt it would be relevant to PLN readers. If anybody knows the author, please let me know, and we will give full acknowledgements in the next PLN. (JP) email me

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it but it is yours for the entire time this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. 'There' is not better than 'here'. When your 'there' has become 'here', you will simply obtain another 'there' that will, again, look better than 'here'.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you.

9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need is to look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

This article first appeared in PLN 7, September 1996. Republished here in agreement with the compiler/editor of the inaugurate hard copy Journal. The Author, any person or any organisation credited, quoted or connected with this article are cordially invited to contact me with any comments, amendments, fresh contributions or complaints. email me

 

 

 
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