049 – A new earth

Written by on July 1, 2008 in Newsletter



Oprah Winfrey, Ows(Oprah Winfrey Show), has gone gaga over the New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. A few months ago they had web classes, millions attended the webcasts. This week the new earth summer school has began. In South Africa the shows are only introducing the book and webclasses now. You can download the past new earth web classes here and register for summer school here. You can’t get one New Earth book anywhere in South Africa. The other issue is Amazon decided not to deliver to South Africa due to the unreliable postal service. You are now at a cross roads and desperately looking for enlightenment and how to find joy in your life and go beyond the ego/nafs. Your prayers have been answered. Sadatullah Khan will be in South Africa, back by popular demand in July. I am reading the new earth and I have attended the course. As we are from the era of instant gratification if you want a quick fix to your spiritual conundrums and don’t like to read, the discover yourself course is your solution. After three days you will feel at peace with yourself, anger will disappear and you will let go of the past. Although the methods thought in the course are so obvious and simple, the true test begins once you back home and practise what you thought you were taught. If you don’t believe me listen to what others who have attended the course had to say about it. Watch videos and discover yourself calendar


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“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.” Eckhart Tolle A new earth “The underlying emotion that governs all the activity of the ego is fear. The fear of being nobody, the fear of nonexistence, the fear of death. All its activities are ultimately designed to eliminate this fear, but the most the ego can ever do is to cover it up temporarily with an intimate relationship, a new possession, or winning this or that. Illusion will never satisfy you. Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free” Eckhart Tolle A new earth


Awakening Exercise for Chapter 1:Free Yourself from Your Mind Adapted from Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from The Power of Now (p. 21-22)
Be present in everyday activities.
Choose one or two activities you do routinely and bring your attention to them. Here are three examples.
* Every time you walk up and down the stairs in your house or place of work, pay close attention to every step, every movement even your breathing. Be totally present.
* When you wash your hands, pay attention to all the sensory perceptions associated with the activity: the sound and feel of the water, the movement of your hands, the scent of the soap and so on.
* When you get into your car, after you close the door, pause for a few seconds and observe the flow of your breath. Become aware of a silent but powerful sense of presence.
Oprah, A New Earth Link


Saturday, June 21
Cape Town: Zain Bhikha: ‘Art of Creative Expression’
Sunday, June 22
Cape Town: Zain Bhikha: ‘Art of Creative Expression
Sunday, June 29
Pretoria: “Gender Justice in Islam” – Groenklood Campus Pretoria
Thursday, July 3
Johannesburg: Sunday Times Food Show
Friday, July 4
Johannesburg: Sunday Times Food Show Sandton Convention Centre
Durban: Discover Yourself Workshop
Saturday, July 5
Johannesburg: Sunday Times Food Show
Durban: Discover Yourself Workshop
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UEFA Euro 2008

Russia 2 – 0 Sweden
Greece 1 2 Spain
France 0 – 2 Italy
Netherlands 2 – 0 Romania
Austria 0 – 1 Germany
Poland 0 – 1 Croatia
Switzerland 2 – 0 Portugal

Canadian Grand Prix

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 36:24.4
2 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 16.495
3 David Coulthard Red Bull 23.352
4 Timo Glock Toyota 42.627
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 43.934
6 Jarno Trulli Toyota 47.775
7 Rubens Barrichello Honda 53.597


Thursday 19 June
Portugal Germany St. Jakob-Park 20:45
Friday 20 June
Croatia Turkey Ernst Happel 20:45
Saturday 21 June
Netherlands Russia St. Jakob-Park 20:45
Sunday 22 June
Spain Italy Ernst Happel 20:45
Wednesday 25 June
Winner QF 1 Winner QF 2 St. Jakob-Park 20:45
Thursday 26 June
Winner QF 3 Winner QF 4 Ernst Happel 20:45
Sunday 29 June
Winner SF 1 Winner SF 2 Ernst Happel 20:45


UEFA Euro 2008 Top Goal Scorers

Player Team Goals
David Villa Spain 4
Lukas Podolski Germany 3
Hakan Yakin Switzerland 3
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden 2
Wesley Sneijder Netherlands 2
Roman Pavlyuchenko Russia 2
Robin van Persie Netherlands 2
Nihat Kahveci Turkey 2
Arda Turan Turkey 2
Vaclav Sverkos Czech Republic 1
Thierry Henry France 1
Semih Senturk Turkey 1
Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands 1
Ruben De La Red Spain 1

Champion Points

Pos Driver Team Tot
1 Kubica, R BMW Sauber 42
2 Hamilton, L McLaren 38
2 Massa, F Ferrari 38
4 Räikkönen, K Ferrari 35
5 Heidfeld, N BMW Sauber 28
6 Kovalainen, H McLaren 15
7 Webber, M Red Bull 15
8 Trulli, J Toyota 12
9 Alonso, F Renault 9
10 Rosberg, N Williams 8
11 Nakajima, K Williams 7
12 Coulthard, D Red Bull 6
13 Vettel, S Toro Rosso 5
14 Barrichello, R Honda 5
15 Glock, T Toyota 5
16 Button, J Honda 3
17 Bourdais, S Toro Rosso 2
Pos Team Tot
1 Ferrari 73
2 BMW Sauber 70
3 McLaren 53
4 Red Bull 21
5 Toyota 17
6 Williams 15
7 Renault 9
8 Honda 8
9 Toro Rosso 7


Japanese Zen Garden

There are many aspects of traditional Japanese gardens and tea gardens that add to their beauty. Though you might not be able to incorporate all of them into your garden design, this quick overview will give you a good idea of what a Japanese garden is all about:
* Borrowed landscape: Japanese gardens often use the landscape surrounding the garden as a feature of the garden itself. For example, a mountain in the distance might be framed by an archway in the garden.
* Water: Water is a very important aspect of Japanese garden design. You’ll usually see ponds, streams or waterfalls in traditional Japanese gardens. Waterfalls in particular are a popular feature, but the look of a waterfall without water can be created with rocks.
* Bridges: When using all that water, especially if there’s an island in the pond (another popular feature of Zen gardens), you’re going to need a bridge. Slabs of stone can be used for this. A Chinese arched “full moon bridge” is also commonly used.
* Stone lanterns: Often placed beside a path or near a water feature, stone lanterns are a very common addition to Japanese garden design.
* Stones: Strategically placed rocks and stones are used as design features in the garden. Stones are often positioned so they are jutting out of the water or in a raked sand garden.
* Sand: The raked sand garden is probably what most people think of when they think of a Japanese Zen garden. These structures are popular in Shinto shrines, where they are said to make a place more hospitable for spirits. Depending on how the sand is raked, it can look like flowing water or simple straight lines.
* Paths: A typical Japanese garden is designed for strolling. The paths are meandering, but that does not mean they are haphazard. Paths are seldom straight and often curve around other features in the garden and direct the visitor to take time and view the surroundings with care.
Given all of the elements that are typically included in a Japanese garden, you may be tempted to cram everything into your space, even if it’s very small. That is not a good idea. Japanese gardens tend to have empty space; they’re not crammed to overflowing with plants and rocks and other features



Rauof Rahim Soni of Lenasia to Fazila Cader of Durban
Zain Motalla of Parlock to Nazeera Vawda of Resivour Hills
Ebrahim Lambart of Polokwane to Nafeesa of Mayfair
Moosa Lambart of Besonia to Safia Badrudeen of Mayfair
Mugsien Aswat of Grasmere to Waheeda Vally of Lenz South
Naeem Sayed of Lenasia to Quanita Karani of Lenasia South
Wasim Ahmed of Lenz to Anisa Cassim of Benoni
Irfaan Khan of Lenz South to Ayesha Bibi Bhamjee of Lenz
Mohammed Shuaib Gani to Rehana Adam of Zak Park
Ahmed Mottiar Lenasia to Shabnam Kader of Kensington
Ml. Abdullah Hafejee of Koster to Mariam Bibi of Azaadville
Ziyaad Ahmad of Lenasia to Bilqees of Overport
Adnan Theba of Pretoria to Fatima Patel of Mayfair
Naeem Casoojee of Roshnee to Muneera Jogee
Ziyaad Ahmad to Bilqees of Overport Durban
Moulana Ahmed Ashraf of Newcastle to Rabia of Standerton
Moin Ahmed of Botstwana to Katija Sayed of Zeerust
Farhaan Patel of Middleburg to Zakira Cassim

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Thai Chicken soup for the soul

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
3 shallots, chopped
8 sprigs cilantro, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
28 ounces coconut milk
1 tablespoon agave
half pound crimini mushrooms
1 head broccoli
1 pound chicken breasts skinless-boneless, halved lengthwise, sliced on bias, cut into 1/8 inch thick pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
3 tablespoons fish sauce
garnish with:
half cup cilantro, minced
2 serrano chilies, thinly sliced
quarter cup scallions
1 lime, cut into wedges
METHOD 1,2, 3
1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium heat
2. Add shallots and cilantro, stirring frequently until softened -2 to 5 minutes
3. Stir in stock, coconut milk and agave and bring to a simmer
4. Pour broth through a fine mesh strainer and discard solids (shallot and cilantro)
5. Return broth to saucepan
6. Reduce heat to medium , add mushrooms and broccoli and cook until tender -2 to 3 minutes
7. Add chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until no longer pink -1 to 3 minutes
8. Combine lime juice, curry paste and fish sauce in a small bowl then stir into soup
9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with cilantro, chilies and scallions
10. Serve with wedges of lime


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