The following discussion is reproduced from the thread Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds — The Shaolin Arts and Daily Life started in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum on 2nd August 2007.

Sifu Jonny Say

Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Scotland

2nd August 2007

Sifu Jonny Say

Dear Forum Members

I have opened this thread as a place to discuss one of Sigung's most powerful teachings:

To have good thoughts, words and deeds in our daily lives

Anyone having spent time with Sigung will notice how often this teaching comes up in guidance to our daily lives. Do a quick questions and answers search and you will find this many times.

I have a few planned posts to show how this teaching has helped me in my practice, especially in my daily life. I invite all members to share their thoughts and experiences on these matters.

If you've ever spent time with our seniors you will have experienced how they live and embody the Shaolin teachings. Therefore I especially invite our senior members to chip in with advice and guidance as this will be invaluable for many of us.

Jonny Say


Shaolin Wahnam USA

2nd August 2007

Dear Jonny Sihing,

I've been working hard to try and implement this into my daily life as well. Part of my daily morning prayer includes reminding myself that I am partially responsible for the happiness of others and that I bring happiness and bliss to others by having a compassionate heart. Although I am unable to maintain this mind as well as I like (angry thoughts still flutter up) the patients at the clinic that I work often complimented me to my boss how much positive energy I give off, I guess it's a direct result of my training.

Yours truly,



Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds — The Shaolin Arts and Daily Life

  1. Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds in our Daily Lives
  2. Good Deeds
  3. When you Give you Open your Heart and your Spirit Expands
  4. Good Words
  5. Good Thoughts
  6. Don’t Drive with the Brakes On
  7. Living Everyday to Open Your Heart
  8. Living Skillfully
  9. Smile from the Heart
  10. Gratitude and a Fisherman's Story
  11. Using Shaolin and Taijiquan Tactics and Strategies to Enhance Our Daily Lives
  12. How to Apply our Arts to Negative People
  13. Review of Key Principles

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