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May 11Liked by David Michie

Dear David Michie ... I have bought and read all you books and am rereading now The Claw of Attachment. I cannot thank you enough from deeply within my heart and soul! My spirituality was born and nourished in Catholicism by some wonderful nuns who educated me but I left the church for 40 years and though I eventually returned to it, I brought with me the wisdom of many other traditions: Native American, 12 step programs, New Age thinkers. Buddhism remained very foreign to me, before YOU came along. Now ... at 81 ... I delight in what I have learned from you and HHC! Bless you with all my heart ... and please keep writing!!!!

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What a delightful, heartfelt message. Thank you so much Jeanne! The various spiritual traditions have far more that unite than divide them, and I am so glad that the wisdom of my lamas resonates with you!

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May 12Liked by David Michie

And I am delighted and blessed to hear from YOU yourself!!! I forgot to mention that I am a clinical geriatric chaplain and developed a spirtual care program at our regional hospital's Aging Resource Center. We bought multiple copies of your books and I recommend them in all my support groups! Now I am retired but continue to maintain my certification and volunteer ... both with my former employer and at a senior center near by where we are building a library ... and your books will be in it!!! I have to tell you that many many people who were not part of any religion have found and continue to find spiritual nourishment in your wonderful books! BLESS YOU, David and HHC!!!!!

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What a truly touching message, Jeanne! I am so moved by it and so happy to know the Dharma is resonating more widely! My sincere thanks for your generous support over the years and your very kind messages!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

Another generous helping of "Dharma Tonic"........and always just when I need it most. Thank you David.

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So glad it hit the spot, Kate!

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Very sweet….I love the idea David of the toys for a future lifetime…I didn’t know anyone else thought this way….I thought I was alone in this thinking as I have decided on a home I plan to live in in a future incarnation….it’s on a lake and I spend endless hours day dreaming about it’s build….and more importantly the animal sanctuary surrounding it….this entry was very light and refreshing…especially the lemon story…when I was growing up my mother always said, when things didn’t go well, “ it’s not the end of the world” . I remember being 10 or so and thinking when she would say that it always seemed a bit out of proportion to whatever was disappointing ….looking back I guess that was her point…haha….💖

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So glad you enjoyed this post Adrienne!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

You made me realise that I also have to remember and document all these anecdotes which will forgotten in the later future due to broader sights.

Thanks for the reminder 💌

As always leaving warmheartedly from here

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Please do share any that you feel may resonate with others, Vivi!

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May 13Liked by David Michie

Thanks, I needed that. It seems I was making tough going of it this morning and this helped me change my perspective. So grateful. 🙏

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We all need such reminders, Penelope!

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May 13Liked by David Michie

I am so happy that the middle-path includes a sense of humor. Many monks I have met seem to be smiling almost as if they are holding in a particularly juicy secret!

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Nicely put, thanks Lisa. I agree, there is often a very refreshing lightness about their presence!

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May 12Liked by David Michie

Dear David,

Thankyou for sharing with us these wonderful stories! So much to rejoyce!

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You are quite right, thank you Ayelet! And in rejoicing we create the causes to experience more of the same!

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May 12Liked by David Michie

What a delightful read❣️😊

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Glad that you enjoyed it, Patricia!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

LOVED 💖 the "no lemons, death not happening! " Your musings today are a great reminder to lighten up, take a breath, and relax. I've been in a heavy "getting things done" mode ... this came at the perfect time!

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Very pleased to hear it, thanks Brenda!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

Thank you so much David. I just love the anecdotes. All very meaningful and full of wisdom.

I remover taking refuge with Lama Yeshe Losal. It was on the day of the world rugby cup final in Johannesburg where South Africa won their first World Cup. Besides that it was such a memorable day as I had just taken refuge.

We were then invited into Lama Yeshe’s cottage at the center for a private ordinance. I know I was nervous and felt a bit silly being 35 years old. I thought he was going to say many things which I wouldn’t remember. When I entered we went through the ritual of handing over a Kata and then he invited me to sit. He then handed me a little refuge card and had given me the Tibetan name of Paldrag. He then said to me. “Be mindful when driving”. I said thank you and he nodded and said please send in the next person. I couldn’t believe that was all he said. However, I never get in a car without wearing my mala.

Great to hear about Lubumbashi. A first for Kargyu, which is wonderful and auspicious.

Do you happen to know any of the monks standing in the background? The one looks like a dear friend who started his path with me and had to work on Holy Island to pay for his studying by doing this work. I lost track of him and would love to meet him again or just make contact.

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Thank you so much for sharing that anecdote, Peter. Sometimes less is most certainly more when it comes to teachings from the lama! Unfortunately I don't know the names of the monks, but I will email you the details of someone who will probably be able to help.

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Delightful morning read!

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So glad that you enjoyed it, Charna!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

Wonderful way to start the day!

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Many thanks indeed, Linda!

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May 11Liked by David Michie

Wonderful, comforting and funny story

Thank you!

Misha (Belgium)

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Great to know that someone in our group comes from the land of the world's best chocolate!!! Many thanks Misha!

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May 12Liked by David Michie

ha haaa! Chocolate. Yes we used to have the excellent "Côte d'Or" (Gold Coast) chocolate which was irresistible. Now alas, the company belongs to Mondelez International. But we still have the Neuhaus chocolates even better than Côte d'or (Jean Neuhaus Jr. invented the Belgian praline in 1912, and since then all Neuhaus chocolates have been made entirely in Belgium.

Thank you so much for your marvellous philosophical tales. Cats are indeed splendid creatures, wise and mysterious (except in the eyes of mice)

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I love Cote d'Or, and have never heard of Neuhaus. As a praline lover it sounds like my chocolate education is woefully inadequate!

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