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THOUGHTS 5696 TO 4700

MY THOUGHTS 4696
GOALS: WHATEVER YOU DO, ALWAYS DO ‘YOUR’ BEST. WHATEVER YOU ATTEMPT TO DO MAY NOT BE EASY, BUT AT LEAST YOU ARE TRYING ‘YOUR’ BEST. THE PROCESS IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ‘YOU’ THAN THE GOAL THAT YOU ARE STRIVING FOR. THE GOAL YOU SEEK MAY EVEN CHANGE DUE TO THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET THERE. BE SATISFIED WITH YOUR BEST EFFORTS, NOT THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4697
QUESTION 561: DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRITICIZING A BELIEF AND PERSECUTING A BELIEF? EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4698
QUESTION 562: DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEACHING ABOUT A RELIGION AND THE TEACHING OF RELIGION IN SCHOOLS? EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4699
QUESTION 563: WHO IS MORE SPIRITUALLY FREE: THE PERSON WHO HAS TO PUT ON MATERIAL MASKS TO ACCEPT HIS/HER OWN BEAUTY, OR THE PERSON WHO ALLOWS HER/HIS INNER BEAUTY TO SHINE THROUGH TO OTHERS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE EXTERNAL BODY DECORATIONS? EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4700
QUESTION 563: WHO IS MORE SPIRITUALLY FREE: THE PERSON WHO HAS TO PUT ON MATERIAL MASKS TO ACCEPT HIS/HER OWN BEAUTY, OR THE PERSON WHO ALLOWS HER/HIS INNER BEAUTY TO SHINE THROUGH TO OTHERS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE EXTERNAL BODY DECORATIONS? EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4691 TO 4695

MY THOUGHTS 4691
EDUCATION: YOUR FORMAL EDUCATION IS SUPPOSED TO TEACH YOU HOW TO THINK AND ANALYZE. IT ALSO GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A WELL-ROUNDED SOCIAL PERSON OR A STRONG INDIVIDUALIST. ONCE YOUR FORMAL EDUCATION IS COMPLETED, THEN YOU REAL EDUCATION BEGINS. REMEMBER THAT EDUCATION WILL ALWAYS BE A LIFE-LONG LEARNING PROCESS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4692
TEACHERS: A TRULY ENLIGHTENED TEACHER WILL TEACH HER/HIS STUDENTS ALL THAT HE/SHE KNOWS AND WHAT SHE/HE HAS LEARNED FROM THOSE SEEKING HIS/HER WISDOM. FOR THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE READY TO BE ON THEIR OWN, THAT TEACHER WILL SEND THOSE STUDENTS ON THEIR WAY TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED AND TO SHARE THEIR WISDOM WITH OTHER SEEKERS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4693
TEACHERS: A TRULY ENLIGHTENED TEACHER DOES NOT SEEK THE STATUS OF BEING A MASTER, BEING A SAINT, OR BEING WORSHIPPED AS A GOD. THAT TEACHER WILL TEACH HER/HIS STUDENTS TO BE SELF-SUSTAINING SHARERS OF HIS/HER WISDOM SO THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER BE DEPENDENT ON THEIR TEACHERS FOR SUPPORT. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4694
TEACHERS: A TRULY ENLIGHTENED TEACHER DOES NOT SEEK A GROUP ‘WORSHIPPERS’ THAT NEED TO BE DEPENDENT ON THAT TEACHER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. THAT ENLIGHTENED TEACHER WILL STRIVE TO HELP HER/HIS STUDENTS TO BE FREE OF PERSONAL BONDAGE TO HIM. THAT TEACHER WILL TEACH HIS/HER STUDENTS TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT SPIRITUAL BEINGS, NOT PARASITES HANGING ON TO HIS EXISTENCE WHILE STAGNATING THEIR TEACHERS OWN SPIRITUAL GROWTH. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4695
TEACHERS: ALL TRULY ENLIGHTEN STUDENTS WILL GROW BEYOND THEIR TEACHERS. THEY WILL BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT BEINGS ON A PERSONAL SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. ON THAT JOURNEY, THEY WILL SHARE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED WITH OTHER SEEKERS AND WITH THOSE THAT ARE OPEN TO THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE TO SHARE. EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4686 TO 4690

MY THOUGHTS 4686
FAITH: IF YOU HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO BUILD EDIFICES OR TO BUY FLOWERS TO DEDICATE TO YOUR ‘MASTER OF FAITH’, IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER TO USE THOSE FINANCIAL SOURCES TO HELP THOSE IN NEED IN THE NAME OF YOUR ‘MASTER OF FAITH.’ EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4687
FAITH: ALL EXTREME ELEMENTS OF ANY BELIEF, WHETHER IT IS CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, OR JUDAISM ARE VERY DANGEROUS; SO ONE MUST BE ON GUARD CONSTANTLY. THE MODERATE FORMS OF ALL THESE FAITHS HAVE BENEVOLENT INTENTIONS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EXTREMIST GROUPS GET MORE ATTENTION THAN THE MODERATE GROUPS. EVERYONE MUST BE PREPARED TO FACE ALL EXTREMIST ELEMENTS OF ANY FAITH OR PHILOSOPHY. UNFORTUNATELY, FEW ARE PREPARED BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN THEIR IDEALISM, NOT THEIR REALITIES. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4688
COMPASSION: IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHOW YOUR LOVED ONES THAT YOU LOVE THEM IRREGARDLESS OF THEIR SITUATION WHETHER IT CONCERNS SOCIAL SITUATIONS OR END OF PHYSICAL LIFE SITUATIONS. THE BEST KARMIC CHOICE IS TO LOVE AND CHERISH THEM THROUGH THEIR SOCIAL PROBLEMS OR TO THE TIME THEY LEAVE THEIR PHYSICAL BODIES. DO NOT EXPRESS SYMPATHY FOR THEIR SITUATIONS; JUST EXPRESSION YOUR LOVE FOR WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE. IF THEY LEAVE THEIR BODIES, DO NOT MOURN THEIR LOSS, BUT CELEBRATE THE LIVES THEY HAVE LIVED AND THE LESSONS THEY HAVE TAUGHT YOU. YOU MAY LOSE THEM PHYSICALLY; HOWEVER, YOU HAVE NOT LOST THEM SPIRITUALLY.
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MY THOUGHTS 4689
COMPASSION: WHEN YOU SHOW YOUR LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING TO YOUR LOVED ONES WHEN THEY ARE IN CRITICAL TIMES, YOU DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE STILL PERSONS OF VALUES AND DIGNITY. IF YOU SHOW ONLY PITY, YOU ALLOW THEM TO FEEL VALUELESS AND STAY IN A STATE OF SELF-PITY. YOU WILL EITHER SUPPORT THEIR VALUE AS A HUMAN BEING, OR YOU WILL DIMINISH THEIR VALUE AS A HUMAN BEING. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4690
EDUCATION: REMEMBER THAT EVEN AFTER YOUR FORMAL SCHOOLING ENDS, YOUR REAL EDUCATION BEGINS AND CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE UNTIL THE DAY YOU LEAVE YOUR BODY. EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4681 TO 4685

MY THOUGHTS 4681
DEATH: IF A LOVED ONE IS RESIGNED TO THE FACT OF HIS/HER EVENTUAL DEMISE, THEN THAT LOVED ONE IS AT PEACE WITH HER/HIMSELF. IS IT NOT BETTER TO BE AT PEACE WITH GOD THAN TO STRUGGLE TO REMAIN ON THIS LEVEL IN ORDER TO PLEASE THOSE THAT WILL REMAIN. IT IS NOT BETTER TO LET THAT LOVED ONE GO AND HAVE PEACE IN THE ARMS OF HIS/HER GOD. WHEN THE TIME COMES, YOU CAN BE RE-UNITED WITH THAT LOVED ONE. THE LOVED WHO IS RESIGNED TO HER/HIS DEMISE IS TEACHING YOU SOME IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL LESSONS DURING THIS TIME. DO NOT VEIL THOSE LESSONS IN SELF PITY. LEARN THOSE LESSONS, SO THAT YOUR LOVED ONE CAN GO IN PEACE AND WAIT FOR YOU ON THE ‘OTHER SIDE.’ EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4682
LESSONS: WE COME INTO EACH OTHER’S LIVES FOR A REASON. IT COULD BE FOR LESSONS THAT NEED TO BE LEARNED THROUGH EACH OTHER. IT COULD BE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER AT CERTAIN TIMES. SOME ENCOUNTERS CAN BECOME PERMANENT CONNECTIONS AND SOME WILL BE TEMPORARY OR MOMENTARY. WE SHOULD APPRECIATE EACH CONNECTION, WHETHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, FOR THE LESSONS THEY BRING US. EACH ENCOUNTER, WHETHER BEGINNING OR ENDING, SHOULD BE TREATED WITH LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4683
LESSONS FROM NATURE: WHEN YOU LOOK AT A FRUIT TREE IN THE SPRING, THE LEAVES BEGIN TO APPEAR, THEN BLOSSOMS BEGIN TO APPEAR, AND ARE FOLLOWED BY NOURISHING FRUIT. THAT FRUIT, IF NOT USED, WILL RETURN TO THE EARTH TO RECYCLE. THAT FRUIT WILL SOON BE FOLLOWED BY THE WITHERING LEAVES. THEN THE TREE WILL STAND ALONE IN NAKED ABANDONMENT FOR A WHILE. THEN NEW SPRING WILL START THE PROCESS AGAIN. SO IT IS WITH HUMAN ENCOUNTERS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4684
FAITH: IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE ENTITY THAT YOU GIVE DEVOTION TO WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS, THEN YOU ONLY NEED TO ASK ONCE. NOW, YOU JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYER. NO ANSWER IS AN ANSWER WHICH COULD MEAN “NO”, IT IS NOT TIME YET, OR YOU ARE NOT READY YET. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4685
FAITH: THE PUREST DEVOTION TO YOUR CHOSEN ‘MASTER OF FAITH’ IS NOT PRAYERS, THE BUILDING MONUMENTS, NOR THE BUYING FLOWERS OR TRINKETS. THE TRUE DEVOTION TO YOUR ‘MASTER OF FAITH’ IS LIVING THE TEACHINGS OF YOUR ‘MASTER OF FAITH’ AND WALKING YOUR ‘YOUR MASTERS’ PATH WITH LOVE, COMPASSION, AND UNDERSTANDING FOR ALL LIVING THINGS. EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4676 TO 4580

MY THOUGHTS 4676
CHANGES: IF YOU FEEL STAGNATED IN YOUR SITUATION IN LIFE, THEN IT IS TIME TO FIND A SITUATION IN WHERE YOU FEEL ALIVE. EVERYTHING CHANGES IN LIFE INCLUDING FRIENDS AND RELATIONS. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO RECOGNIZE WHEN IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR LIFE. ALSO, IF YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR PRESENT SITUATION, THEN IT IS TIME TO CHANGE HOW YOU PERCEIVE THAT SITUATION. YOU ARE HERE TO GROW; YOU ARE NOT TO STAGNATE BECAUSE OF PERSONAL CONNECTIONS OR DISCONNECTIONS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4677
SEPARATIONS: WHEN YOU BECOME SEPARATED FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU ARE TO WALK A DIFFERENT PATH FROM THEM. AT FIRST, THE SEPARATION MAY BE PAINFUL; HOWEVER, IN THE LONG RUN, IT MAY BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE. THE BUDDHA FELT PAIN WHEN HIS FAMILY WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED; HOWEVER, HE DID NOT LET IT MAKE HIM SUFFER. HE UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY HAD CHOSEN TO WALK TWO DIFFERENT PATHS. HIS FAMILY WAS INTO EARTHLY POWER, WHILE HE WAS INTO SPIRITUALITY. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO WALK A DIFFERENT PATH FROM YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR KARMIC LESSONS ON YOUR DHARMIC PATH. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4678
FAILURE: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE IF YOU KEEP ON TRYING REGARDLESS OF THE SETBACKS. EACH SETBACK GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO RE-FOCUS YOUR GOALS. THE ONLY TIME THAT YOU WILL TRULY FAIL IS WHEN YOU GIVE UP AND REFUSE TO TRY ANYMORE. REMEMBER THAT TAKING A NEW DIRECTION IS NOT FAILURE, IT THE RE-SETTING OF GOALS. YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD, NOT STAGNATING. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4679
QUESTION 560: IS YOUR GOAL TO JUST GET PAST YOUR CHALLENGES IN LIFE, OR IS YOUR GOAL TO UNDERSTAND THE FULL IMPLICATIONS OF YOUR CHALLENGES IN LIFE? EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4680
FORGIVENESS: IN ORDER TO TRULY FORGIVE OTHERS, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO FORGIVE YOURSELF FIRST FOR ALLOWING YOURSELF TO BE HURT OR OFFENDED. EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4671 TO 4675

MY THOUGHTS 4671
RELATIONSHIPS: IF YOUR EX-PARTNER TURNS YOUR CHILDREN AGAINST YOU, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THAT IS A LESSON FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED: THAT IS A LESSON FOR YOUR EX-PARTNER, FOR YOU, AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN. HOW ‘YOU’ LEARN ‘YOUR PART’ OF THAT LESSON IS YOUR PRIORITY, NOT HOW THEY LEARN THEIRS. THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO LEARN THEIR PARTS OF THE LESSON UNTIL YOU HAVE DISTANCED FROM THEM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOUR PRESENCE ONLY COMPLICATES THE LESSON. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4672
RESPECT: LOVE AND RESPECT CAN NEVER BE DEMANDED; IT CAN ONLY BE GIVEN FREELY. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE LOVE AND RESPECT, THEN IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON TO A DIFFERENT PLACE AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE LOVE AND RESPECT THAT YOU SEEK. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4673
RELATIONSHIPS: REMEMBER THAT YOUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY BIOLOGICAL CONNECTION ON THIS LEVEL. YOUR BIOLOGICAL CONNECTIONS ON THIS LEVEL ARE TO HELP YOU GET STARTED ON YOUR PATH AND HELP YOU WALK YOUR PATH. HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE PRESENTED WITH MANY LESSONS THEY MAY SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR BIOLOGICAL CONNECTIONS. REMEMBER THAT, IN THE LONG RUN, THE ONLY TRUE CONNECTIONS WITH OTHERS ARE YOUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4674
ISSUES: THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ISSUES IN LIFE, SO YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO FACE ANY ISSUES WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED BY ANY OF THEM. HOWEVER, THE EXISTENCE OF ISSUES IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS HOW YOU HANDLE THEM. HOW YOU DEAL WITH ISSUES WILL EITHER TONE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRITUALITY OR WEAKEN AND DEBILITATE YOUR SPIRITUALITY. GOOD KARMIC CHOICES ARE ESSENTIAL HERE. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4675
MISTAKES: YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKES. IF YOU WERE PERFECT YOU WOULD NOT BE ON THIS LEVEL IN THIS WORLD. MISTAKES ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN, NOT TO FEEL EMBARRASSED OR TO FEEL ASHAMED. EMBARRASSMENT COMES FROM THE EGO AND SHAME COMES FROM YOUR PERCEPTION OF YOU IN YOUR RELATION TO THE OUTER WORLD. NEITHER IS NECESSARY. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU LEARN AND RE-LEARN EVERY DAY. LIFE IS A LEARNING PROCESS, NOT A PLACE TO REMAIN STAGNANT. REMEMBER THAT THE ONLY CONSTANT IN LIFE IS CHANGE. EmilKoval©2013

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THOUGHTS 4666 TO 4670

MY THOUGHTS 4666
RESPECT: MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY SHOW LACK OF RESPECT FOR BOTH PARENTS OR FOR EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER OF THE PARENTS. THE EXCUSE GIVEN BY MANY IS THAT THEY ARE YOUNG AND THAT THEY WILL GROW TO RESPECT THEIR PARENTS. CHILDREN DO NOT GROW INTO RESPECT. THEY ARE TAUGHT RESPECT BY THEIR PARENTS. IF ONE PARENT IS DISRESPECTED BY HIS OR HER CHILDREN, THE FAULT IS WITH THE OTHER PARTNER WHO HAS NOT TAUGHT HIS/HER CHILD/CHILDREN TO RESPECT THE OTHER PARTNER. IF BOTH PARENTS ARE NOT RESPECTED BY THEIR CHILDREN, IT IS TIME FOR DEEP INTROSPECTION OF THE VALUES TAUGHT TO THEIR CHILDREN. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4667
RESPECT: IF YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN SHOW YOU ONLY SUPERFICIAL RESPECT OR A TOKEN RESPECT, THEN IT IS TIME TO DISCONNECT FROM THEM COMPLETELY AND LET THEM MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN THEIR LESSONS WITHOUT YOU. IF THEY SEEK YOUR ADVICE, GIVE THEM YOUR ADVICE WITH COMPASSION, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING. HOWEVER, DO NOT RECONNECT UNLESS THEY ARE WILLING TO SHOW YOU FULL RESPECT. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4668
RESPECT: IF YOUR ADULT CHILDREN HAVE NOT CALLED YOU AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH TO ASK YOU HOW YOU ARE DOING, WHETHER YOU ARE IN NEED OF ANY HELP, OR JUST FOR A CONNECTING CONVERSATION; THEN THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. IF THAT IS TRUE, IT IS TIME TO DISCONNECT FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE WALKING A PATH THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE YOU. IT IS BEST TO ACCEPT THE SITUATION AS IT IS AND WALK YOUR OWN PATH. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4669
RESPECT: NO ONE CAN DEMAND RESPECT FROM ANYONE. IT HAS TO BE GIVEN FREELY. THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR ADULT CHILDREN AND THEY SEEM TO BE ANTAGONISTIC TOWARDS YOU; IT IS BETTER TO POLITELY, COMPASSIONATELY, AND LOVINGLY DISCONNECT YOURSELF FROM THE CONVERSATION AND LEAVE THEIR PRESENCE. REMEMBER THAT ‘YOU’ MAY NOT BE THE CAUSE OF THAT DISRESPECT. THE CAUSE MAY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THEIR PRESENT ENVIRONMENT. EmilKoval©2013

MY THOUGHTS 4670
RESPECT: YOU CAN NEVER DEMAND RESPECT FROM ANYONE; HOWEVER, YOU CAN DEMAND OBEDIENCE FOR SOMEONE. TRUE RESPECT CAN ONLY COME TO YOU NATURALLY AND FREELY. IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING THE RESPECT THAT YOU DESIRE AND IT BOTHERS YOU, IT IS BEST TO MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE. REMEMBER WE ARE ALL HERE TO LEARN DIFFERENT LESSONS AND TO WALK DIFFERENT PATHS. YOUR LESSON MAY BE TO MOVE ON WITH ‘YOUR’ LIFE AND LET THE OTHERS LIVE THEIRS.
EmilKoval©2013

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