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  • #91
    Dear Santi Siheng,

    It is always a joy to read Sifu's quotes. I am sure that I speak for many people who may not post on the forum regularly, or at all, that we have benefited from the reading of your posting of Sifu's quotes. (If you like Sifu's quotes and Santi's contributions, it won't hurt to post a simple thank you to acknowledge Santi's work )

    With Shaolin Salute,
    Lee Wei Joo
    http://shaolinwahnammalaysia.com/

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    • #92
      Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

      Originally posted by LeeWeiJoo View Post
      Dear Santi Siheng,

      It is always a joy to read Sifu's quotes. I am sure that I speak for many people who may not post on the forum regularly, or at all, that we have benefited from the reading of your posting of Sifu's quotes. (If you like Sifu's quotes and Santi's contributions, it won't hurt to post a simple thank you to acknowledge Santi's work )

      With Shaolin Salute,
      Lee Wei Joo
      Dear Sidai,

      Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. I am glad that you are benefiting from reading Sifu's quotes. I am enjoying and also learning greatly in the process of posting Sifu's quotes. :-)

      I would like to share another wonderful quote from Sifu related to teachers:

      "In the recently concluded Art of Teaching course, we classified teachers into four categories – bad, mediocre, good and great. The aim of the course was to train great teachers.

      A bad teacher brings harm instead of benefit, like knee injuries. A mediocre teacher just teaches according to a syllabus, often without knowing whether his students can follow. A good teacher brings benefits the art is meant to give. A great teacher brings out the best in his students, not just in the art he teaches but in their daily life." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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      With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

      Santi

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      • #93
        Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

        Please find below another beautiful quote from Sifu:

        "Developing internal force and performing a sequence of patterns in one breadth can be readily transferred to benefit our daily life. Internal force enables us to perform our tasks with energy and mental clarity. Amongst many other benefits, when it is necessary internal force enables us to be assertive.

        Translated into our daily life, performing a sequence of patterns in one breadth inspires us to perform a complete series of actions in one go instead of performing its parts, often with lengthy intervals between the parts. This principle has enabled me to achieve many things in daily life, and provides an answer to those who wonder how I could accomplish so many things in a relatively short time." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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        With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

        Santi

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        • #94
          Dear Santi Siheng,

          I am impressed by your dedication and effort in posting Sifu's quotes daily for the benefit of everyone, along with wonderful photos. Perhaps you can share with us some secrets about what keeps you going on a separate thread?

          With Shaolin Salute,
          Lee Wei Joo
          http://shaolinwahnammalaysia.com/

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          • #95
            Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

            Originally posted by LeeWeiJoo View Post
            Dear Santi Siheng,

            I am impressed by your dedication and effort in posting Sifu's quotes daily for the benefit of everyone, along with wonderful photos. Perhaps you can share with us some secrets about what keeps you going on a separate thread?

            With Shaolin Salute,
            Lee Wei Joo
            Thank you dear Sidai for you kind words. They are very much appreciated. :-)

            Thank you also for your advise in creating a new thread for "sharing some secrets about what keeps me going". I will start a new thread soon and will explain in further detail.

            For today, I would like to share another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

            "A good way to show our gratitude to their blessings is to live the type of life that they will be proud of us. Bodhisattva of Great Compassion is famous for her great compassion. Immortal Li is kind and helpful to others. The 18 Lohans are peaceful and happy. My sifu was outstanding for his clear sense of conscientiousness.

            So if we exhibit these qualities in our daily life, like being compassionate, kind, helpful, peaceful, happy and have a clear sense of conscientiousness, we can express our gratitude to them. In practical terms we live by our Ten Shaolin Laws." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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            With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

            Santi

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            • #96
              " The main character trait for a Shaolin practitioner to have to take his art to the highest level is gratitude. This may be a surprise to some people who may think it is determination or intelligence or something else, but from my many years of experience both as a student and a teacher, it is gratitude. In fact, gratitude is needed at all levels. "

              Sifu further elaborates :


              At a beginning level, a student needs to have gratitude to learn effectively from his teacher If he lacks gratitude, like if he practices according to what he thinks is correct and not according to what his teacher asks him to do, which many students do often without their realizing, he will miss the essence of the art right at the beginning.

              If a student lacks gratitude at the intermediate level, he will not progress to the advanced level. Compared to other students he may have accomplished much, especially when kungfu and chi kung today have degraded beyond recognition. where students hurt themselves with free exchange of blows instead of learning to defend themselves in kungfu, or perform outward forms as gentle exercise without any experience of energy flow in chi kung. But he will be stagnatt at this level. But if he is grateful that he has an opportunity to learn an esoteric art, he will follow his master's teaching and progress.

              It is often at the advanced level where students would one day become masters themselves that these students fail. As they have attained abilities not available to most other practitioners, they become disrespectful and arrogant, thinking that there is no much they can get from their masters. If they have gratitude, they can overcome this hurdle. As they are arrogant they will also not benefit from other masters or other sources.
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              Damian Kissey
              Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .
              www.shaolinwahnamsabah.com

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Damian Kissey View Post
                [B][I]" The main character trait for a Shaolin practitioner to have to take his art to the highest level is gratitude. This may be a surprise to some people who may think it is determination or intelligence or something else, but from my many years of experience both as a student and a teacher, it is gratitude. In fact, gratitude is needed at all levels. "

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                Thank you dear Sihing for including another inspiring quote from Sifu. :-)

                For today, I would like to include another wonderful quote from Sifu:

                What benefits can one get when he has progressed from focusing on the dan tian to being everywhere. We can learn a great lesson from Yagyu Tajima, one of the greatest Japanese swordsmen. Yagyu Tajima said that when a swordsman’s mind was focused on any one part, like on his sword, he could use his sword expertly, but he might not be able to use other parts expertly. But if his mind was everywhere, he could use all parts expertly." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                Santi

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Damian Kissey View Post
                  It is often at the advanced level where students would one day become masters themselves that these students fail. As they have attained abilities not available to most other practitioners, they become disrespectful and arrogant, thinking that there is no much they can get from their masters. If they have gratitude, they can overcome this hurdle. As they are arrogant they will also not benefit from other masters or other sources.
                  A very useful reminder.

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                  • #99
                    Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                    For today, I would like to offer another inspiring quote from Sifu that I personally love:

                    "A simple, effective way to calm an angry person down is to tell him (or her) that you are sorry about the situation, irrespective of who is right. “I am sorry” are three magic words that often prevent right at the start a small disagreement that may eventually explode into a big conflict.

                    Many people find it hard to say these three magic words because they mistakenly think doing so would belittle them, or it implies they are wrong. Actually it requires greatness and confidence to say sorry. Saying sorry does not indicate that the speaker is wrong. It indicates that he is sad that the incident, which should not happen, has happened. Who is wrong is another matter.

                    If someone starts shouting at you for no apparent reasons, and you say “I am sorry”, you are actually saying I wish you could be calm and happy but I am sad that you are not." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                    With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                    Santi

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                    • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                      Please find below another inspiring quote from Sifu:

                      "It is worthy to note that transferring the benefits of kungfu training to daily living is a special feature of our school. As far as I know, it is unprecedented in all kungfu history. Some masters in the past might have benefited in their daily life as a result of their kungfu training, but transferring the benefits of kungfu training to enrich daily life, was never taught systematically and coherently as in our school." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                      With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                      Santi

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                      • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

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

                        "Chin-na is a compassionate martial art. Instead of cracking an opponent’s skull, breaking his bones or causing him serious internal injury so that he cannot continue fighting, chin-na disables an opponent from combat, but the opponent can later seek treatment to remedy the chin-na injury. Being compassionate enriches our daily life." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                        With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                        Santi

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                        • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                          Please find below another inspiring and beautiful quote from Sifu:

                          Displayed in the training hall of the first Shaolin Wahnam school in Sungai Petani, Malaysia was the following poetic couplet:

                          - Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
                          - Wondrous Skills Generate Wondrous Skills

                          This poetic couplet was taken from the poetic saying of the Venerable Harng Yein, who was the most senior disciple of the Venerable Chee Seen, the First Patriarch of Southern Shaolin Kungfu.

                          When you think you have defeated a Shaolin master with a marvelous technique, all of a sudden you find yourself marvelously defeated. This is marvelous techniques beget marvelous techniques.

                          You have dedicated yourself to develop a kungfu skill that gives you wondrous results. Then you discover that this leads to other skills that give even more wondrous results. This is wondrous skills generate wondrous skills." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                          With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                          Santi

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                          • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                            Please find below another beautiful quote from Sifu:

                            "When someone attacks our beliefs, our attitude is not of anger and aggression, but of pity and compassion. We are not angry and have no need to be aggressive because we honestly know that what we believe and practise are true and correct.

                            Why are we so sure? Not through blind faith but by direct experience. We know our beliefs and practice are true not because some authority tells us, but because we ourselves directly experience the truth. This is the crucial point of the Buddha's teaching.

                            The Buddha advises us that we should not accept any teaching on faith alone, nor on the reputation of the masters, but examine and practise the teaching with an open mind, then accept or reject it according to our understanding and experience.

                            One becomes angry and aggressive only when others' criticism reveals some flaws in his practice or affects his confidence in his beliefs. His anger and aggressiveness are mechanisms of defence.

                            If their criticism really reveals our weakness, we thank them and re-examine our teaching to see if we have missed out something important. But when we are so sure of our beliefs and practice, not through faith but through understanding and experience, others' criticism only reveals their shallowness and prejudice. We therefore pity them and feel compassionate for them.

                            We share with them the wisdom that we are so blessed to have, but if they reject or debunk our sincere offer to help, we shall neither be offended nor disappointed, for it was never our intention to convert.

                            We respect the right and freedom of everyone to his beliefs and practice, and even if these conflict sharply with what we hold dear, we shall never despise or belittle them. But we pray and hope that one day, as their karma improves, they too will have the wisdom and blessings that we are so lucky to have." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                            With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                            Santi

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                            • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                              For today, I would like to post another beautiful and inspiring quote from Sifu:

                              "The first rule, "not to worry", means you need not worry whether you are on the way. The second rule, "not to intellectualize", means you need not intellectualize whether you are on the way, or where the way will lead you to. But I shall still tell you where the way will lead you to. It will lead you to good health, vitality and longevity. The third rule, "enjoy your practice", is self-explanatory. If you don't enjoy your practice, or if you are indifferent to your practice, you are not following the three golden rules." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                              With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                              Santi

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                              • Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

                                Please find for today another inspiring quote from Sifu:

                                "If the ideas you think make you depressed, then don't think of these ideas. Think of ideas that make you happy." - Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

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                                With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

                                Santi

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