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Devil and the Farmer - Koan for first level and meetings this week

From: Yoga Guru T.
Sent on: Monday, August 12, 2013 6:52 PM

Dear Searcher ,

There are thousands of ways to meditate and and one of the traditional zen ways is to meditate on riddles and stories. Some of the stories and riddles called Koans are meant to force you be shaken up so that you become less comfortable with yourself and consequently start working on helping others.

The following Japanese koan is meant only for advanced souls so if you want to feel comfortable, please dont read and delete this email.
DEVIL AND THE FARMER
Once upon a time, a hard  working farmer went to a fair. He saw amongst other things that were being offered, a small healthy devil in a cage. The farmers life was tough and he felt the need of someone to help him. The seller told him, that the devil for sale was very healthy and will do all the tough work. The only catch was that the devil had to be given a lot of work . He must not have free time.The farmer was very happy. The devil did not cost more than 50 $ which was very reasonable.The farmer brought the devil to his farm and started to make use of him.The devil proved to be very efficient and a good learner. Soon the farmer was able to trust the devil with most of the work and started to relax.Everyday in the morning he would give to the devil a list of all the tasks and by evening the devil would be finishing with them.Now that the farmer had more time and making more money from farm, he wanted to relax and have a good time. He went to meet his friends in the city where he drank and enjoyed the city. In all his drinking and having fun, he forgot about the farm.The next day in the morning , he hurried back to the farm still suffering from a hangover.On reaching the farm he found the devil to be sitting infront of a fire in which he was roasting  the neighbor's child on a spit.

HOMEWORK:

  1. What is the meaning in your view.?
  2. What emotions this story raises?
  3. Why is it considered to be a meditation?

Task: Think and think till you have satisfied yourself with an answer.
Whenever you want, send me an email with your answer and if need be ask for clarifications but only after you have made an honest effort.:)
Best of luck.
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THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT RESPONSE ON Sat skype meditations
This week we will be working with the core method to heal ourselves by working with : Self realization- Letting go....

NOTE: The meditations and healing sessions: Self realization - Letting go

  • Wednesday 6-00 pm-office - Ivy Clinic- Healing sessions -  261 Finch Av west- Coordinated with Irena- Phone for appointment: (416)[masked]
  • Thursday - 6 pm - 55 Doncaster Avenue, Suite 150- Royal Wellness Clinic - Healing and Meditation Session - Coordinated with Mara- Phone for appointment.   [masked]
  • On request - - SOUL COMMUNICATION CLASS ON DEMAND only
  • Saturday : SKYPE VIDEO CONFERENCE MEDITATIONS ( New) - 5 pm - Toronto). My skype ID : tchandola
  • Saturday : Location - Barrie - coordinated with Oxana- [masked] - Address: 97 Westminster Cir. Barrie-L4M QA6

For other days on demand - 199 Robert Hicks drive subject to availability

WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING HEALING AND MEDITATION SESSIONS ON DEMAND IN YOUR HOME PREMISES TO SERVE YOU BETTER

Payment - Acts of Love and Service
SKYPE VIDEO CONFERENCE FOR GROUP AS PER REQUEST IS BEING ORGANIZED.
This is primarily for Hawaii and USA group but others who are unable to join can participate. 
You have to get a Skype id to participate and let me know.

Cheers

 

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