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"Once upon a time in ancient China, the emperor told his ministers that he wished to visit a temple to offer prayers to the Buddha.

One of the ministers, who was particularly adept at flattery, said: “Your Majesty does not need to visit the temple.”
“Is that so?” The emperor was surprised at being contradicted. “Why not?” The minister bowed deeply: “The essence of the Buddha is the compassionate heart.

Your Majesty is constantly worried about the common people out of pure compassion. Therefore, Your Majesty is already a living Buddha and does not need to visit the temple.”


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“Interesting,” said the emperor. “That reminds me of a story. Let me share it with you.

It goes like this: There was a devout Buddhist who had only one wish in life, and that was to see the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. He traveled to many places and studied many sutras, looking for a way to find her. After years of effort, he finally succeeded. At a holy place far from home, the Bodhisattva appeared before him in a blaze of heavenly glory.
He fell to his knees in awe. Kuan Yin asked him: ‘Why have you come such a long way to look for me?’ The man said: ‘Merciful Kuan Yin, I only wish to ask you a question.’ ‘Very well,’ Kuan Yin said. ‘Go ahead and ask.’ ‘When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask you for help.

Do you also pray when you feel troubled?’ ‘Yes,’ Kuan Yin replied. ‘To whom do you pray?’ ‘I pray to the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.’ ‘But… you are the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva! Why do you pray to yourself?’
 ‘Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else,’ said Kuan Yin with a smile.

Then, she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly glory.

“What I have learned from this story,”
said the emperor to his ministers,“ is that the Buddha lives in the heart.

When we visit the temple to pray, we are in fact praying to ourselves and asking ourselves for help. That is why I shall override your objection and proceed to the temple today.”

[Wisdom Story] Pray Within Yourself

"Once upon a time in ancient China, the emperor told his ministers that he wished to visit a temple to offer prayers to the Buddha.

One of the ministers, who was particularly adept at flattery, said: “Your Majesty does not need to visit the temple.”
“Is that so?” The emperor was surprised at being contradicted. “Why not?” The minister bowed deeply: “The essence of the Buddha is the compassionate heart.

Your Majesty is constantly worried about the common people out of pure compassion. Therefore, Your Majesty is already a living Buddha and does not need to visit the temple.”


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“Interesting,” said the emperor. “That reminds me of a story. Let me share it with you.

It goes like this: There was a devout Buddhist who had only one wish in life, and that was to see the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. He traveled to many places and studied many sutras, looking for a way to find her. After years of effort, he finally succeeded. At a holy place far from home, the Bodhisattva appeared before him in a blaze of heavenly glory.
He fell to his knees in awe. Kuan Yin asked him: ‘Why have you come such a long way to look for me?’ The man said: ‘Merciful Kuan Yin, I only wish to ask you a question.’ ‘Very well,’ Kuan Yin said. ‘Go ahead and ask.’ ‘When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask you for help.

Do you also pray when you feel troubled?’ ‘Yes,’ Kuan Yin replied. ‘To whom do you pray?’ ‘I pray to the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.’ ‘But… you are the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva! Why do you pray to yourself?’
 ‘Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else,’ said Kuan Yin with a smile.

Then, she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly glory.

“What I have learned from this story,”
said the emperor to his ministers,“ is that the Buddha lives in the heart.

When we visit the temple to pray, we are in fact praying to ourselves and asking ourselves for help. That is why I shall override your objection and proceed to the temple today.”
"Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the mangoes, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by, The little boy grew, and he no longer played around the tree.

One day, the boy came back to the tree with a sad look on his face. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.” “Sorry, I don’t have money… but you can pick all my mangoes and sell them so you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He picked all the mangoes on the tree and left happily. The boy didn’t come back. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy grown into a man returned. The tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “Sorry, I don’t have a house, but you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy didn’t come back afterward. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” The tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didn’t come back for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after he had been gone for so many years. “Sorry, my boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more mangoes to give you.” The tree said. “I don’t have teeth to bite,” the man replied. “No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now,” the man said.

“I really can’t give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with sadness. “I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied. “Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled.


Moral:
The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never Forget their sacrifices. Give them Love and Care before its too late."

[Wisdom Story] "The Giving Tree" with Moral

"Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the mangoes, took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by, The little boy grew, and he no longer played around the tree.

One day, the boy came back to the tree with a sad look on his face. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.” “Sorry, I don’t have money… but you can pick all my mangoes and sell them so you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He picked all the mangoes on the tree and left happily. The boy didn’t come back. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy grown into a man returned. The tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “Sorry, I don’t have a house, but you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy didn’t come back afterward. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” The tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didn’t come back for a long time.

Finally, the man returned after he had been gone for so many years. “Sorry, my boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more mangoes to give you.” The tree said. “I don’t have teeth to bite,” the man replied. “No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now,” the man said.

“I really can’t give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with sadness. “I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied. “Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come sit down with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled.


Moral:
The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never Forget their sacrifices. Give them Love and Care before its too late."
There is a saying which says, "When fate throws a blade,you can catch it by the edge to carve the future. Every life has its own manual which has been approved by its manufacturer.

For every destiny; there is always a written script to guide the stage drama

Scripturally,it is written that in the world, pressure of life will arise but we should be of good cheer, Jesus has conquered the world. - John 16 vs 33, implying that when we invite Jesus into our life situations, storms become subdued under our feet. As we all know that "fate" in Yoruba means "kadara"

Meaning
It is an abuse of destiny. So when fate throws a blade,

it can be caught by the edge to carve the future.

Caption 1: Every blade thrown by fate in life is to sharpen the pencil of destiny,if properly caught. Champions are not made by merriments but in the midst of controversies,the food of the champions are difficulties out of which possibilities come. Today, we are found of easy alternatives, i.e nobody wants to pay the price but everybody wants to be a winner.

Easy alternatives belong to small minds but difficult things belong to great minds.
Caption 2: If you don't pay the price, you can't be a price commodity. In the market of values, people who are valued are the people who pain the price to attain their goals. Every character that made it to the top in the Bible paid the price. Many of them are drilled in the wilderness and under men of valour. This is related to my previous article in which I talked about The Diamond Factory In You




Caption 3: Everybody wants to get to the top or to the apex of the ladder without knowing what the ladder is all about, once the purpose of existence is not known, abuse becomes inescapable.

The Bible says in the book of, Proverb 25 vs 2, "it is the glory of God to conceal a thing but the honour of a king is to search out matters in life.
Once a king is deficient of relevant information, absolutely, such a king will loose every good tiding apportioned for the throne.

No matter the challenges or pains, know it for sure if you persistently persist, such challenges are blades to carve the future.

Caption 4: For every pain, there is always a gain. Every destiny manufactured by God is designed with a particular throne, so when the throne is not properly occupied, another person takes over.

Caption 4: Life becomes sweet when you know that thorns have roses. Thorns means the blades or challenges of life, capacity to bear them is a winning tool.

According to Akponne Kars, he said, "some grumble because they know that rose have thorns but i am thankful because i know thorns have roses". So many have missed it in life because pleasures have taken their treasures. They think everything will continue to sojourn in jollity not knowing that the measure of a real man lies in the dryness..i.e the moment of controversies. To get well defined destiny,

one must be able to catch every blade thrown in life and use it to carve the future.

Caption 6: Once you fail to bear life cross, you plan to loose the crown. The crown of life belongs to the extra mile seekers. Extra mile is an unpopulated land that does not belong to the crowd but to those who can catch the blade by the edge and use it to carve the future.

Brethren, when fate throws a blade, you can catch it by the edge to sharpen the pencil of destiny.

Shalom.

Written by: Makinde Oluwasegun Adewale, Aremoeleedua.

Catching It By The Edge To Carve The Future

There is a saying which says, "When fate throws a blade,you can catch it by the edge to carve the future. Every life has its own manual which has been approved by its manufacturer.

For every destiny; there is always a written script to guide the stage drama

Scripturally,it is written that in the world, pressure of life will arise but we should be of good cheer, Jesus has conquered the world. - John 16 vs 33, implying that when we invite Jesus into our life situations, storms become subdued under our feet. As we all know that "fate" in Yoruba means "kadara"

Meaning
It is an abuse of destiny. So when fate throws a blade,

it can be caught by the edge to carve the future.

Caption 1: Every blade thrown by fate in life is to sharpen the pencil of destiny,if properly caught. Champions are not made by merriments but in the midst of controversies,the food of the champions are difficulties out of which possibilities come. Today, we are found of easy alternatives, i.e nobody wants to pay the price but everybody wants to be a winner.

Easy alternatives belong to small minds but difficult things belong to great minds.
Caption 2: If you don't pay the price, you can't be a price commodity. In the market of values, people who are valued are the people who pain the price to attain their goals. Every character that made it to the top in the Bible paid the price. Many of them are drilled in the wilderness and under men of valour. This is related to my previous article in which I talked about The Diamond Factory In You




Caption 3: Everybody wants to get to the top or to the apex of the ladder without knowing what the ladder is all about, once the purpose of existence is not known, abuse becomes inescapable.

The Bible says in the book of, Proverb 25 vs 2, "it is the glory of God to conceal a thing but the honour of a king is to search out matters in life.
Once a king is deficient of relevant information, absolutely, such a king will loose every good tiding apportioned for the throne.

No matter the challenges or pains, know it for sure if you persistently persist, such challenges are blades to carve the future.

Caption 4: For every pain, there is always a gain. Every destiny manufactured by God is designed with a particular throne, so when the throne is not properly occupied, another person takes over.

Caption 4: Life becomes sweet when you know that thorns have roses. Thorns means the blades or challenges of life, capacity to bear them is a winning tool.

According to Akponne Kars, he said, "some grumble because they know that rose have thorns but i am thankful because i know thorns have roses". So many have missed it in life because pleasures have taken their treasures. They think everything will continue to sojourn in jollity not knowing that the measure of a real man lies in the dryness..i.e the moment of controversies. To get well defined destiny,

one must be able to catch every blade thrown in life and use it to carve the future.

Caption 6: Once you fail to bear life cross, you plan to loose the crown. The crown of life belongs to the extra mile seekers. Extra mile is an unpopulated land that does not belong to the crowd but to those who can catch the blade by the edge and use it to carve the future.

Brethren, when fate throws a blade, you can catch it by the edge to sharpen the pencil of destiny.

Shalom.

Written by: Makinde Oluwasegun Adewale, Aremoeleedua.
In chemistry, it is an empirical fact that diamond is a crystalline allostrope of carbon, we have crystalline and amorphous allostropes of carbon, crystalline substances are the substances whose structure are regularly arranged in a regular repeating pattern, the reverse is amorphous.

 Diamond in its crude form is not attracting because it looks like charcoal whereas it is a precious stone.
Many had come across diamond in life but its crudeness made them feel diamond is just ordinary stone, some also came across it and ignored it because its colour is not sparkling while some came across it but due to little heat they apply and no result came to visibility, they quitted.

The fact about diamond is that diamond is not diamond until it passes through intensed temperature, i mean temperature at the peak degree.

Brethren, though you might be looked down on today but be rest assured that those that look down on you will garnish you tomorrow, some are blind to see that the diamond factory is in you but they judge you by your present not knowing that u are a shinning and sparkling diamond tomorrow. 

David was ignored in the wilderness running after his father flock, do you know that the wilderness became the furnace where the diamond in David was heated and David became hero.

  Joseph also was hated by his brothers, sold and later sent to prison. Do you know that the pit and prison experiences of Joseph heated d diamond in Joseph and Joseph became producer of life jewelries, and many zeros in the bible that rose to be heroes in life due to one challenge or the other.

Listen carefully, there is a factory in you in which if you are not running out of your incubation period, people will see you and celebrate you. 

Never forget that man called Jephthah, he was disowned but later now owned, (judges 11vs1-11), he later filled d gap in his family. 

He now produced many jewelries of conquest in life because those challenges intensified him and his diamond became refined.

Caption: Your wilderness in life is a furnace where heat is generated to refine that inner quality in you,so never miss your period of dealings.


Signed: Makinde Oluwasegun A., (Aremoeleedua)

Diamond Factory In You

In chemistry, it is an empirical fact that diamond is a crystalline allostrope of carbon, we have crystalline and amorphous allostropes of carbon, crystalline substances are the substances whose structure are regularly arranged in a regular repeating pattern, the reverse is amorphous.

 Diamond in its crude form is not attracting because it looks like charcoal whereas it is a precious stone.
Many had come across diamond in life but its crudeness made them feel diamond is just ordinary stone, some also came across it and ignored it because its colour is not sparkling while some came across it but due to little heat they apply and no result came to visibility, they quitted.

The fact about diamond is that diamond is not diamond until it passes through intensed temperature, i mean temperature at the peak degree.

Brethren, though you might be looked down on today but be rest assured that those that look down on you will garnish you tomorrow, some are blind to see that the diamond factory is in you but they judge you by your present not knowing that u are a shinning and sparkling diamond tomorrow. 

David was ignored in the wilderness running after his father flock, do you know that the wilderness became the furnace where the diamond in David was heated and David became hero.

  Joseph also was hated by his brothers, sold and later sent to prison. Do you know that the pit and prison experiences of Joseph heated d diamond in Joseph and Joseph became producer of life jewelries, and many zeros in the bible that rose to be heroes in life due to one challenge or the other.

Listen carefully, there is a factory in you in which if you are not running out of your incubation period, people will see you and celebrate you. 

Never forget that man called Jephthah, he was disowned but later now owned, (judges 11vs1-11), he later filled d gap in his family. 

He now produced many jewelries of conquest in life because those challenges intensified him and his diamond became refined.

Caption: Your wilderness in life is a furnace where heat is generated to refine that inner quality in you,so never miss your period of dealings.


Signed: Makinde Oluwasegun A., (Aremoeleedua)