Hmm, Bill, let me ask a question for the forum, since you are no longer 
lurking.  Which side are the demonstrating monks on? Are there monks on 
different side?  :-)

billsm...@hhs1963.org wrote:
>
> 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!
>
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> <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Jue Miao Jing Ming 
> - ????
> Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:48 AM
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.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 <mailto:BillSmart%40HHS1963.org> wrote:
> >
> > JMJM,
> >
> > Happy Holidays...and every day!
> >
> > ...Bill!
> >
> > From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com> 
> <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>
> > [mailto:Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>
> > <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Jue Miao Jing Ming
> > - ????
> > Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 2:38 AM
> > To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.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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