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How to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie — My reading notes Part One. Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Principle 1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.  If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.  Facts: 99 times out of a hundred, people don’t criticize themselves for anything, no matter how wrong it may be.  When dealing with […]

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Common Sense

Summary and full text Excepts: Thoughts I am convinced by every argument based on the principles of nature. We can see these natural principles clearly only by tracing back to the origin.  In Avatamsaka Sutra: “The very beginning mind itself is the most accomplished mind of true enlightenment” or “The very moment of raising beginner’s […]

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The Chumash – Genesis 26-30

26:1-12. A famine forces Isaac to Philistia. When Isaac became too successful, he aroused the jealousy of the masses and was forced to leave the country. 26:5. four categories of commandments, … my safeguards, my commandments, my decrees, my Torahs. … Just as an embryo grows from a seed that is implanted as conception, so […]

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The Chumash – Genesis 21-25

21. The birth of Isaac. If someone prays for mercy on behalf of another when he himself needs that very same thing, he is answered first. 21:3. In order to be truly strong, one must be able to laugh at the world and its seemingly insuperable obstacles. 21:10. any relationship with wicked people would have […]

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The Chumash – Genesis 16-20

16. Hagar and Ishmael 17: The covenant of circumcision; new names and a new destiny 17:5. All converts are considered descendants of Abraham because the Torah calls him the father of … nations, and therefore a convert can be called a son of Abraham. This means that the spiritual mission of mankind, which began with […]

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The Secret of the Golden Flower

occult and esoteric alchemical Richard Wilhelm disciple aficionado Astral Buddha Sakyamuni astute its hidden secret to meditation an out of body journeys. 第一章: 天心 (第三眼) Chapter 1: The Third Eye 1.1 吕祖曰:“自然曰道,道无名相,一性而已,一元神而已。According to Lu-zu, “dao” was not a tangible phenomenon. It had no name or appearance, just mere nature. Hence, Lu-zu continued stating that “Dao” […]

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Master Key System Chapter 6

The key points: A mechanism whereby you may create for yourself Health, Strength, Success, Prosperity or any other condition which you desire. … success is contingent upon the highest moral ideal, which is “The greatest good to the greatest number.”… we can come into harmonious relationship with the Universal, and when we have accomplished this […]

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Master Key System Chapter 5

The key point I learned in this chapter: 26. power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession; Mind in action is thought, and thought is creative. Matter is powerless, passive, inert. Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls matter. Every form which matter takes is but the […]

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