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 [[还归原处 Coming back to the original place]] [[还归原处 Coming back to the original place]]
  
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-===Essential tips during practicing tea meditation=== 
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-For each step of the chapters, there are some essential things should be noted during practicing, which is rooted in the wisdom of Tea yoga. 
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-++++感恩 Gratefulness| 
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-We are grateful for the chance to practice Tea yoga at this moment. We thank the time, the venue, the tea leaves, the tea bowl, the water...and all effort by people to bring them together. With thanks and appreciation in heart, we embark on this path our journey of tea yoga. 
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-“以感恩的心来喝这一杯茶,想到天地万物成就这一杯茶水,想到相聚品茶之缘的难得” ​              ​————净慧法师 
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-++++真诚 Sincerity| 
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-With only sincerity and a willingness to understand the way of tea yoga, it spurs our concentration and dedication. Each step is crucial to our experience. It is a practice with spirituality in details. Sincerity and focus is the beginning of the spiritual essence of what may seem to be an ordinary job. 
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-“为天下至诚,为能尽其性” ​   ———— 《中庸》 
-It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can fully develop the nature (of himself and the others) ​                     ----<The Doctrine of Mean> 
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-++++微笑 “gentle smile”| 
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-A gentle smile could help to relax the muscles on the face and relieve the inner tension, it also help people to get happiness, clear up the bothering, and show a beautiful and true self to the world. During the whole process of tea yoga practice, we emphasize always to keep a gentle smile on the face. 
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-在不二茶熏修养的所有过程中,我们提倡始终保持微笑的表情。一个恬悦的微笑,传递了一切,包容了一切。绽放了心灵的和谐、完美与圆融,让我们看到真正的自我,也向世界呈现一颗柔美、开放、澄净的心。 
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-++++谦虚 Modest| 
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-With the old experience, opinions, and imaginations people tend to judge the new things they are learning. During the practicing of tea yoga, we emphasize to forget all about yourself and completely open to the new experience. Only with a pure and innocent mind, you could have the true taste of the tea. 
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-谦虚意味着完全的开放和接受,这是我们与一切方法进行沟通的桥梁,也是与所有人,所有事沟通的根本条件。 
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-++++不二相应 connection/​corresponding/​harmony| 
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-People have bothering and worries because of the small '​self',​ which prevent them from getting connected with the broader universe. During the tea meditation, we experience the full mindfulness,​ and forget about '​yourself'​. Just let the body and heart get in connection and corresponding with the tea at the present. Forget "​yourself"​ and you will find and enjoy your TRUE SELF. At the present, at that moment there is no separation between yourself and drinking tea, between yourself and the things you are doing. Just enjoy the wonderful moment at present. That is 'Bu Er', and this is real '​harmony'​. 
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