JMJM,

Thanks for the wish about the unrest, but I think this will continue for a 
long, long time.  It's basically a class power struggle between one group made 
up of Bangkok elites, the military and monarchists versus the uneducated rural 
population, especially in the north.  The former group has the power of the 
military but the latter group has the voting majority.  Thailand is also rife 
with corruption on all sides.  The only thing holding the country together at 
all right now is the king.

I think all this will continue to swirl around until the current king dies 
(he's 80 years old and in poor health, and has an unpopular son), and then 
Thailand might explode into a full scale civil war.

My home is far enough away from Bangkok (5 hour drive) and in a rural area and 
up in the mountains.  I don't think they'll be much real trouble here.  
Everyone here is too busy working and trying to feed their families to worry 
too much about who is prime minister.

...Bill!

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Jue Miao Jing Ming - ????
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:48 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Where is Chinese Chan Master?

Hello Billy Boy, Thank you. The same to your family and everyone in 
Thailand. Let us pray the unrest there will be over soon. JM Boy. :-)

billsm...@hhs1963.org wrote:
>
> JMJM,
>
> Happy Holidays...and every day!
>
> ...Bill!
>
> From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com> 
> [mailto:Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com 
> <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Jue Miao Jing Ming 
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> Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 2:38 AM
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [Zen] Where is Chinese Chan Master?
>
> Well Al,
>
> How are you? You have been quiet for a long time. Are you cultivating
> your chi, the original life force that we all were borne with? :-)
>
> For 2009, let me post what my Teacher taught about Chan.
>
> The practice of Chan is not for the conscious mind, because it is not a
> knowledge to be acquired or understood.
> Nor can the practice of Chan be mastered, because it is not an art or a
> skill.
> And the practice of Chan can not be scoped or measured, because it has
> no boundary and is everywhere.
> Nonetheless, these three statement above can truly be practiced and
> witnessed by oneself.
>
> Content Holidays To All
> _/\_
> JM
>
> fitness4u2163 wrote:
> >
> > What happened to that guy? He really made a lot of sense regarding
> > CHI, and Bill has scared him off due to his constant Dharma Combat.
> >
> > We need year of peace in 2009. Someone must restrain Bill, he has
> > become too powerful in the CHI which he does not believe in.
> >
> >
>
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