Hanswolfgang.. can you please help me
I need your guidance. I have been job hunting and I want to move out of the area. I have been given a new 12 month lease to sign. I have a feeling i should not. I dont really want to because I am hoping to find something soon that will get me out of here.
my birthday is May 24th 1976.
What should I do? Do you see me getting a new job soon?
I need your guidance: pool your energy for your most important goal, for your biggest hope.
my birthday is May 24th 1976: there is financial success, success in dealing with groups of people in some financial way is also indicated. Essentially this means a large sum of money and infatuation or obsession with money. It doesn't always mean that you will receive large sums of money. Sometimes it can merely mean a preoccupation with finances. However, the chances are much greater that a huge financial gain is forthcoming.
What should I do? Sign a new 12 month lease. Drop the identification with your mind.
Do you see me getting a new job soon? No.
A prince was sent to a Zen Master to learn
swordsmanship. It is a strange phenomenon, but in Japan
it has become a reality that a Master of consciousness,
a Master who teaches meditation, also teaches
swordsmanship. That is very significant. That is
what is needed.
The prince went to the Master and he said, "My father
has sent me. He is old and he is not going to live long
-- maybe one year, two years at the most. He has sent
me to you with the urgent message to prepare me before
he dies. He would like to see me with your
recommendation saying that I am ready, because if I am
not ready then he cannot die peacefully.
"In every other way I am ready: I have learned
archery, swordsmanship and all kinds of things that are
needed in war; I am a master in every dimension. And I
went back from the university to my father to say that
I had all these medals and trophies and certificates; I
"He said, 'No, you are not ready yet, because the
basic thing is missing. All that you have brought is
good, maybe it will be of use some day, but first go to
this Master to learn meditation, and to combine all
your warrior's training with meditation. Unless
meditation is supporting the warrior in you, you are
just an ordinary warrior, and dangerous: I cannot put
the kingdom in your hands. I will have to find somebody
else. Go fast, and learn fast.'"
So the prince said, "I am ready. Whatsoever you say I
will do, but be quick."
The Master said, "That is the first requirement, that
time is not binding. I cannot say how much time it will
take -- one year, two years, ten years, fifty years --
nothing can be said about it. It all depends on you, on
how quick you learn. I will try my best because I am
old, I am also in a hurry. I was not going to accept
another disciple, but if the king sends you -- he is my
old friend, we both were under the same Master learning
meditation -- I cannot refuse you. Your training starts
The prince asked, "What do I have to do?"
The old Master said, "You have not to do anything
except just ordinary things: cleaning, cooking, drawing
the water from the well, cutting wood. But remember one
thing, I can hit you any time from behind, so remain
alert. Do anything, but remain alert."
The prince said, "What kind of training is this? --
but my father has sent me to you so it must be right."
And he was continually being hit. The old man was
really a great, skillful man. He would walk without any
noise; you could not hear the sound of his feet, and
suddenly from nowhere he would jump out and hit you
Within fifteen days the prince's whole body was
aching. It was difficult to sleep on one side because
there it was hurting, and it was difficult to sleep on
the other side because it was hurting, but he was happy
too because now he had started hearing his Master's
footsteps. Awareness had grown.
Before he was not so conscious, so those footsteps
were making a certain noise but it was so small, so
subtle, that it was not in his grasp. Now his
awareness, in such conditions, was bound to grow. He
had to be alert, continuously alert: while doing
everything he knew that the Master would be coming. He
would be chopping wood, but no other thought would be
there other than about the old man: from where would he
appear and how would the prince defend himself?
The old man would try to hit him and the prince would
just catch his bamboo staff. Within three months the
old man could not hit the prince a single time in the
whole day. The prince was very happy; he thought, "This
is a great day!" And his body was no longer hurting: in
three months of continual beating his body had become
like steel. Now he understood that he had gained a
certain strength that was never in him before.
Now when his hand held a sword, it was not a human
hand but one made of steel. He was happy about his
body, the way it had become stronger under his Master's
hits. He was happy that he had become so alert that
even when the old man was far away in the other room,
he would be able to detect it. He would shout from his
room, "Don't try anything -- I am alert"
The Master used to come in from his room. One day the
prince listened out for noises from the other room for
twenty-four hours; and the Master could not beat him a
single time. The Master called the prince to him. The
prince was very happy, the old man was also very happy;
he said, "Now the second part starts. Up to now I have
been hitting you with a bamboo -- from tomorrow it will
be a real sword."
The prince thought, "A real sword! The bamboo was one
thing -- I managed somehow and remained patient -- but
now a real sword! If I miss even one time I am
finished. And this old fellow, if he can hit me with
the bamboo so hard that he has made my whole body like
steel, what will he do with a real sword?"
The old man took out his sword and he said, "This is
my sword, so look at it. Watch it! This is now going to
be after you continually."
The prince's awareness arose like a pillar of light.
He could feel it, because danger was there and now it
was not a joke: it was a question of life and death.
So the old man started trying to hit him but could
not succeed for three months; not even a single time
did he hit him. And the prince's awareness was going
higher every day: he could save himself immediately.
From the back the Master would try to hit.... And all
kinds of work the prince was doing. With closed eyes he
would be sitting in meditation: the Master would go to
hit him and he would jump aside and save himself
The Master called him, and he said, "I am happy. The
second part of training is over." The prince said, "I
am tremendously grateful and happy. I never thought
that there was such a possibility inside me to be so
alert. Not even a small breeze can pass by me without
me knowing it. Not even a single thought can move
within me without me knowing it. And I am happy that
there is still something to learn.
At first I was very hesitant, reluctant, unwilling:
I was here just because my father had sent me. But now
I am here because I want to be, and I don't think of my
father and the kingdom or anything else. All I think of
is to bring my consciousness to its highest peak,
because the joys that I have known I was not even aware
of, I could not have even dreamed about them. So start
the third step."
The Master said, "The third step is: while you are
sleeping I will be hitting you with the real sword."
The young man said, "That is perfectly right -- I am
ready. I was afraid even of the bamboo; now I am not
afraid of your real sword, not even in my sleep. Lately
I have been watching myself sleeping. Turning, I know I
am turning. When sleep comes to my body I know that
sleep is descending... descending... descending, that
it has taken over my whole body. But I am just like a
flame inside, not asleep."
The Master started trying to hit the prince, but the
moment he entered the prince's room, the prince would
wake up. For three months he tried, but he could not
strike the prince even once. Then the Master gave the
prince his sword and said, "Your father will
understand, because he knows this is the sword my
Master had given to me. Now you are capable of having a
sword because you also have a higher quality of
consciousness. Now the need for the sword is left far
Increasing your consciousness has to be done.
The responsibility is yours.
Thanks.. I started doing some meditation and spirtual work.
my likings are different, your likings are
different; my talents are different, your talents are
different; my destiny is only my destiny, your destiny
is only your destiny. In fact, only cattle are equal.
Man is the only being on the earth who has uniqueness.
thanks! true true.
love is a miracle. Your mother must have loved you
tremendously. So be happy -- to find such a mother is
rare. And to find the mother back in your own child is
very rare. Now respect her, and don't be worried about
it -- nothing is wrong in it. In fact through this
incident, a great mystery is revealed to you -- that
nobody dies, and that love is higher than life and
death, and that love can control even life and death.
Love is supreme. Love is the very stuff that the
universe is made of.