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By a Falun Dafa practitioner in San Diego for clearwisdom.net
Dated 8/24/07

The 65th Annual International Council of Psychologists (ICP) Conference was held at the Westgate Hotel in
San Diego from August 11 to 14, 2007. Psychologists from around the world shared their results probing the relationship between mental health and environment. The scope of research is to promote multi-cultural relations and peace between ethnic groups, as well as hope and health.

Dr. Jason Liu and Dr. Gwendalle Cooper published a study entitled “Study at Cellular Level on the Psychological and Physical Healing Effects of Falun Dafa Meditation.” Dr. Jason Liu is the founder and Director of Mind-Body Science Institute and Center of Brainwave-Meridian Therapy (BMT). His research focuses on combining modern technology and traditional natural healing methods from China such as meditation, hypnosis, music and energy to heal illnesses. Dr. Liu endeavors to prove the results from a scientific point of view.

 

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By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Sidney for Clearwisdom.net
Dated: 9/2/07

It was an early August day in 2007. As Ms. Ye, a Falun Gong practitioner in Sidney, was drying her
clothes by hanging them on a bamboo stick she found three flowers growing on the bamboo, similar to Udumbara described in Buddhist sutras. They had very slim stems with tiny white stamens on top. Ms. Ye took out her camera and focused the lens on the flowers. She was thrilled to see a light glow over the stems.

Ms. Ye compared the photos of these flowers with those of Udumbara and read related reports. She decided that these three tiny white flowers were indeed Udumbara–flowers that blossom once every three thousand years as described in Buddhist sutras. Ms. Ye’s husband is not a Falun Gong practitioner, but he had seen the report about Udumbara on the New Tang Dynasty TV program, Zooming In. He said that these flowers found at his home were exactly the same as those shown on television, and that it must have been an auspicious sign that Falun Gong brought to his family.

According to media reports, since ten Udumbara flowers were first found blossoming on the face of a Bodhisattva statue in the Sumi Zen Temple in South Korea in early May 2005, more have been sighted in the past two years in various places in South Korea, Brisbane, Australia, a few cities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Americas. But this was the first time that the legendary flowers were found in Sidney.

According to Buddhist sutras, “Udumbara” is a Sanskrit word, meaning “an auspicious flower from heaven.” Volume 8 of the Huilin Phonetics and Interpretation, a Buddhist scripture, says: “Udumbara is the product of ominous and supernatural phenomena; it is a celestial flower and does not exist in the mundane world. If a Tathagata or King of the Golden Wheel appears in the human world, this flower will manifest due to their great virtue and blessings.”

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Kokushi


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Hello and welcome to Ancient Tales of Wisdom on Sound of Hope Radio Network. This is Catherine Hennessy. Today I’m going to narrate to you a Chinese story called ‘Kokushi’. I hope you will enjoy it.

During the Tang Dynasty, there lived a monk named Wu Tatsu Kokushi, who was awarded the Kokushi title (an honorary title given to Buddhist masters).

One day before being awarded the Kokushi title, Wu Tatsu Kokushi met up with a monk who was ill. The monk had boils all over his body. He was filthy and emitted an awful body odor. Everyone avoided him except for Wu Tatsu Kokushi. He took pity on the sick monk and took care of him. Gradually, the monk returned to health. Before they parted, the monk thanked Wu Tatsu Kokushi and said, “If you ever run into any tribulation, please look for me at Jiu Long Mountain, in Peng Zhou, Sichuan Province. You need to look for two pine trees next to each other.”

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Hello and welcome to Ancient Tales of Wisdom on Sound of Hope Radio Network. This is Catherine Hennessy. Today I’m going to narrate to you a Chinese story called ‘An Emperor Who Paid Great Respect to Heaven and Worked Tirelessly for His People’. I hope you will enjoy it.

Emperor Yu’s surname was Si and his given name was Wenming. He lived during the 21st Century BCE and was known as one of the most virtuous emperors in Chinese history. He inherited the virtue of “work for sentient beings but not for oneself” from the previous emperors Yao and Shun. He paid great respect to the divine and heaven, worked on flood control, and taught his subjects moral principles. He accomplished so much and his merits were so great that people say he was sent by heaven to eliminate floods and save people. Many have therefore called him “Yu the Great” or the “Yu the God.”

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Hello and welcome to Ancient Tales of Wisdom on Sound of Hope Radio Network. This is Catherine Hennessy. Today I’m going to narrate to you a Chinese story called ‘Emperor Kang Xi Taught His Children to Recite a Book 120 Times’. I hope you will enjoy it.

During the early period of the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kang Xi had a very special method of educating his descendants. The Emperor had 35 sons, 20 daughters, and 97 grandchildren.

So how did Kang Xi educate his descendants? He used various methods to teach his children and grandchildren. One method was by example. He took his heirs on hunting expeditions, rounds of inspections, and even to battle. It is through these kinds of hands-on experiences that he raised and trained his children and grandchildren. He also used the classroom to teach his children and grandchildren.

The “Study Room” was where the Emperor’s family was schooled. During the Kang Xi era, the Study Room was located in the “Wu Yi Zhai” (Room of No Leisure) in Chang Chun Garden. Placing them in a classroom prevented the children from indulging in play, leisure, and comfort, or becoming idle. Details of the Emperor’s heirs attending school are described in the work,”Kang Xi Record of the Emperor’s Activities” (unofficial translation) and several other books.

Let’s take a look at a typical day to find out how the Emperor’s children learned their school lessons.

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Welcome to the Sound Of Hope Radio network, This is Catherine Hennessy and in this program we will be covering the Divine Performing Arts in Washington DC at Kennedy Center Opera House during 11th and 15th of February 2009.

The Divine Performing Arts shows at Washington DC are presented by Falun Dafa Association of Washington DC in conjunction with New Tang Dynasty Television in DC.

Attending the Washington DC Wednesday evening performance were Laura and Meggie. Lauri is very satisfied by the brilliant dancers in programs called ‘Spreading Sweet Dew’ and also is mesmerized by the fairy-like costumes in programs named ‘Welcoming Spring’. Meggie is very impressed with DPA’s remarkable and spiritual production named ‘Persecuted on a Sacred Path’and ‘Dignity and Compassion’. She is also very glad watched stunning beauty of dance set ‘The Udumbara’s Bloom’. Both Laura and Meggie are inspired by the spirituality and divine messeges in the DPA shows. what divine messeges exactly are they talking about? Perhaps you would like to come to see for yourself. Are you curious enough to discover it for yourself?

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