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  • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

    Please find below another wonderful quote from Sifu:

    "Heart thinks events materialize is a cosmic truth. Events will materialize regardless of how small or how great your heart thinks. Some instructors and students, for example, sought my help as they suddenly found their boss or colleagues unfriendly to them. I told them to have good thoughts. Soon they reported to me that their boss or colleagues miraculously changed.

    When they start some project, some people are in the habit of thinking that they hope their project will be successful Worse, some of them think of problems and difficulties that impede their project. They should change their thinking. They should learn from the great cosmic truth of heart thinks events materialize. They have to think that their project will be successful.

    We must always use this great cosmic truth for good – for others’ good and our own good, or both." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

      Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

      "The purpose of the experiences is to let you have glimpses of the way Home, and let you decide whether you are ready for the journey. The way is still very long, but it is the most noble journey and the eventual arrival at the Kingdom of God is the greatest attainment any being can ever achieve. But there should be no hurry. If one is not ready, it is certainly better for him to delay the journey and prepare himself adequately first. It is also comforting to realize that while eternal bliss is found in God's Kingdom, our mortals' home is also full of joy.

      Some people, because of their ignorance, may think that to go Home is to die. As I have mentioned earlier, we never die — we only change our physical body. Indeed, at a different level and speaking scientifically, we are changing our physical body all the time. Each time we breathe out, millions of dead cells are disposed off, and each time we breathe in, millions of new cells are born. Literally in every moment, millions of sub-atomic particles which form our body cells are flowing in both directions across the imaginary but familiar line which in our everyday reality we call our skin.

      One of the first tasks in any spiritual journey is to disperse the “Great Doubt”. This is attained not through intellectual understanding, such as from reading the explanation here, but through direct personal experience. All spiritual cultivation, as well as all chi kung and kungfu training, are experiential; without direct experience, even the teachings of great masters are merely hollow words." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,


        Please find below another wonderful quote from Sifu:

        "True love involves giving, not taking. If you truly love a woman but she finds someone better, you should not only let her go but find out to the best of your ability but without being too obtrusive, whether the other person is sincere. If he is, you should help them to be together, knowing she is happier with him than with you. But if he is insincere, you should tactfully warn her, but you still leave her to her choice.

        Should you feel jealous or inadequate if the woman leaves you? No, you should not. Different people have different tastes, in love as well as other choices. If a woman chooses wearing jeans over skirts, or apples over oranges, it does not mean that skirts and oranges are inferior to jeans and apples. It only means that this particular woman likes jeans and apples more. Other women may have different tastes.

        In the same way, just because one woman prefers another man over you, even though she is one you love, it does not mean the other man is better than you. It just means she likes him more. There are many, many other women who like you. Instead of feeling betrayed and jealous, you should be glad that both you and she find out early enough that you are not her taste. Had his realization happened later, it would have caused more suffering to you, her and possibly other people.

        Instead of feeling negative about the situation, you should sincerely wish them well, terminate your relationship with her and spend your time and effort in finding another woman whom you also love and who also responds to your love. If you have such wisdom and consideration, there are certainly many, many women who love to be loved by you. But you must choose wisely and sincerely." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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        • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

          Please find below another inspiring and beautiful quote from Sifu:

          "To lead a meaningful, rewarding and wholesome life, we need to know what do we mean by “meaningful”, “rewarding” and “wholesome”. Then we select some guidelines that contribute to leading a meaningful, rewarding and wholesome life.

          To be meaningful implies that our life has a meaning. To be rewarding implies that our life brings us benefit. To be wholesome implies that we successfully develop every part of our life.

          Different people, obviously, have different interpretations. To many people, the meaning of life is to get a good job, get married or have a partner, and carry on living as healthily and long as they can.

          If they are successful in living their life in this way, their life is rewarding. If, for example, they have to work very hard but are badly paid, they quarrel frequently with their spouses, they die young or are often sick, their life is not rewarding.

          There are numerous ways to classify the different parts of our life. We may, for example, classify our life as being physical and intellectual, or being private and social. We may classify the different stages of our life, like childhood, adulthood and old age. If a person is physically healthy but intellectually weak, or being successful in public but leads a miserable private life, or has a happy childhood but is pathetic in old age, we may not call his life wholesome."

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          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

            Please find below another wonderful quote from Sifu:

            "The ripples of flowing water, or the waves in a sea are typical Buddhist imagery to describe our interpretation of the phenomenal world from the transcendental Universal Mind. When we look at a sea, we see countless waves, one wave rolling into another continuously. We see each wave as an individual entity.

            But actually there are no individual entities; there are no individual waves. Each wave is connected to another, and we cannot separate them. There is actually only one continuous spread of water, but we perceive the water as made up of countless individual waves." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

              Please find below another wonderful quote from Sifu:

              "Related to your feeling of sadness are the two pillars of the Shaolin teaching, which is based on Mahayana Buddhism. The two pillars are compassion and wisdom.

              The Chinese term for compassion is “ci-bei”, which literally means “mercy-sadness”. Indeed it was due to his great compassion, initiated by his sadness at seeing the impermanence of everything in this world that led the Buddha to renounce his princely life to seek enlightenment, and then to teach enlightenment so that others, irrespective of race, culture and religion, can also attain infinite and eternal bliss.

              Wisdom is needed for this search for enlightenment. Wisdom here refers not to worldly knowledge but cosmic wisdom, i.e. an intuitive understanding confirmed by direct experience that all living and non-living things, including all scientists, authors, doctors, and great kung fu masters as well as one-cell organisms, mountains, galaxies, heaven and hell, are an illusion created by mind. The ultimate reality is undifferentiated, eternally blissful and infinitely permanent, called Universal Mind, One-Heart or God." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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              • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                Please find below another beautiful quote from Sifu:

                "To err is human, to forgive divine". - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                  Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                  "Many students have told me that the best art in our school and anywhere is smiling from the heart. This art, learnt at the start of their career in our school, has changed their life, giving them hope and joy.

                  Another art that many students consider the best is chi flow. Irrespective of what illness or pain a person may have, chi flow will overcome the illness and pain! Then it gives good health, vitality and longevity.

                  Entering into a chi kung state of mind, or entering Zen or Tao, is another art many students consider the best in our school. It not only enhances whatever arts they practice, it also enhances whatever they do in their daily life." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                  • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                    Please find below another very inspiring quote from Sifu:

                    The most important aspects leading to a meaningful, rewarding and wholesome life are:
                    • High moral values, like our Ten Shaolin Laws
                    • Spiritual cultivation, like smiling from the heart
                    • Practicing our arts
                    - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                      Please find below another inspiring quote from Sifu:

                      "Indeed, many people are already applying Zen in their daily lives without realizing it, but if they were aware of the principles and methods of Zen, they would obtain even better results, irrespective of their religion, or lack of one.

                      For example, when a scientist plans a research program, an executive presents a business proposal, an artist creates a masterpiece, or a sportsman focuses on a technique, they all involve in some way or another certain aspects of Zen. It the scientist has clarity of mind, the executive directness of purpose, the artist originality of thought, and the sportsman concentration of effort, his or her objective will be accomplished more successfully and effectively. All the qualities that contribute to the success of their endeavors are developed in Zen practice.

                      The first requirements are self-discipline, determination and perseverance, and two of the earliest skills a Zen practitioner needs to acquire are the ability to relax and to control the mind. If tense or anxious or constantly distracted by irrelevant thoughts, the student will be unable to make further progress. Many techniques are available to develop these skills, and a good Zen instructor can initiate his students into relaxation and mind control almost without their conscious knowledge.” - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit (The Complete Book of Zen, page 20)



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                      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                        Please find below another quote from Sifu that I personally love:


                        "Evil or bad is what brings harm. Noble or good is what brings benefit.

                        When a friend is sick, for example, if you think, or worse, tell him that he has to resign himself to a life of taking medication, it is having evil thought. If you tell him that he can recover, it is having noble thoughts.

                        Please note that you are not telling him a lie. It is true that he can get well. A lot of people suffering from so-called incurable diseases and are supposed to die, have recovered and now lead healthy lives after learning chi kung from me or my certified instructors or chi kung healers.

                        Please also note that telling a person that he can recover does not necessarily mean he will certainly recover. In the same principle, everyone in our modern society can become a millionaire, but not everyone will certainly become a millionaire.

                        If you are not as happy as you feel you should be in your workplace or family life, and think it is your destiny, it is having an evil thought. If you think that your boss or your spouse, and not you, should improve your work or family life, it is also having an evil thought. If you think you can have a happier workplace or family life, and you, not your boss or spouse, are going to do something about it, it is having noble thoughts." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                        • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                          Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                          "This is the fundamental message I would like to share with our readers. Regardless of whether we are a pauper or a king, living in a desert or a crowded city, just coming out of school or entering retirement, we have a choice. We can choose to have good thoughts or bad thoughts. Good thoughts will result in good things happening to us, bad thoughts will result in bad things. The choice is yours." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                            Please find below another inspiring quote from Sifu that I particularly love:

                            "There is a kungfu saying as follows: “lek pat ta kuen, kuen pat ta kung, kung pat ta fei, fei pat ta miu”, which means

                            1. strength is no match for technique
                            2. technique is no match for force
                            3. force is no match for speed
                            4. speed is no match for the marvelous

                            Someone with muscular strength is no match against another who has techniques. You can use techniques to defeat a strong person. For example, when a strong person with muscular strength tries to grasp you, if you have appropriate techniques you can fell him using his strength.

                            If an opponent has good techniques but he lacks force, you can defeat him with just one punch. He may hit you using techniques which do not harm you, but a powerful punch can end the combat. A good example is a juvenile Karate black-belt fighting with an able-bodied adult who does not know any fighting art.

                            An opponent may be very powerful, but if you are fast, he cannot hit you. In kungfu we use this strategy of “leading an opponent to futility”, and defeating him with a decisive strike.

                            The highest level is the marvelous. It can mean “just nice”. You cannot hit a person who is marvelous no matter how sophisticated your techniques are, how powerfully you can hit, or how fast you can be. He is just marvelous, defending or avoiding your attacks, and defeating you in ways you may not even understand." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                              Please find below another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                              "If chi is flowing harmoniously in all meridians, wherefore can illness occur?" - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                              • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                                Please find below another beautiful quote from Sifu:

                                "Persistent training is necessary in any art, especially in chi kung. Nevertheless, once you have savoured the subtle joys of chi kung, you would practise regularly, not because you force yourself to a schedule but because you enjoy doing it. And you can savour the subtle joys of chi kung only if you learn from a master, not from books. Finding a master is a right start." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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