The Rabbit and the Five Elements

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The Rabbit: A Wood Sign

The Rabbit sign is of the Wood element. Generally, Wood bestows an expansive, open characteristic to people born with this element. They find it easy to get along well with others, especially in a group context and bring good, energising vibes to any situation. They are compassionate people, who look for ways to help others and bring justice.

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The Metal Rabbit – 1951, 2011

One of the strongest and most discerning of the Rabbits, the Metal Rabbit has very strong convictions in life, most of which are made by his own sharp analysis and intelligence. However, the Metal element can also tend to make him unbending and stubborn about these views! This Rabbit – more so than the others – has exceptional taste. He would be most acutely affected and influenced by the arts, music and the finer things in life. The downside to this is that he can become easily restless and bored should there not be sufficient mental stimulus around him.

The Metal Rabbit has very strong goals in his life. Coupled with a creative streak, his strong ambition and responsible outlook on life will help him achieve quite a lot without him even needing to exert much force. The Rabbit is naturally endearing and has a strong skill for maintaining a good, solid reputation– the Metal Rabbit uses this to his advantage and always manages to accomplish what he wants without offending anyone. They are quiet planners and executors; while they themselves may not look for limelight and praise, they make excellent unsung heroes who are the real force behind celebrities.

Quiet as he is though, this could also mean that the Metal Rabbit does not find it easy to let people into his world. He’s also unlikely to share what’s really going on with him under the external façade – he may also have his evasive moods and you wouldn’t be able to figure out what’s going under his cool façade or how to best connect with him.

 

Life Lessons:

The Metal Rabbit should learn to be a bit more open. While a sly cunning does work sometimes, it can also alienate people, especially those close to him – he could benefit from being more expressive and sharing.

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The Water Rabbit – 1903, 1963, 2023

A sensitive and emotional soul, the Water Rabbit will often be led by his heart rather than his head. This is the most peace-loving of all the Rabbits who cannot bear disharmony and is also likely to be a loner, preferring solitude to large social gatherings (although he is able to handle people well). For all his silent ways though, this Rabbit is strongest when he has the peace of being alone – in his quiet place, he develops strength, plans his strategies and makes plans to execute them.

He is highly alert to the moods of others and the sensitive side of him will make him either highly suspicious of others’ motives or very inspiring and driven to action. However, this sensitivity will mean it will be quite difficult for this Rabbit to make firm decisions, since he is so susceptible to the changes and people around him. It would be good if this Rabbit can establish firm friendships and support around him that would better bolster his moods and the changeable environments around him.

This Rabbit however has great mental capabilities and is very sharp. He is innovative, has good ideas and by his naturally friendly, gentle disposition will find it easy to get support for his ideas and goals.

 

Life Lessons:

It would be good for the Water Rabbit to harness his sensitivity for more positive ends, and not be ruled by his emotions as this makes it difficult for him to stay firm on his decisions. He must also learn to let things go more easily and not allow his emotions or disappointments to bring him down or distract him from his goals.

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The Wood Rabbit – 1915, 1975

Always one to maintain the peace, the Wood Rabbit could be too gentle and generous for his own good, being more likely to back down in the face of a challenge than to risk upsetting anyone. Being as generous as they are, Wood Rabbits are also likely to spend money excessively, albeit for the benefit of others – they’ll have to be more wary of their expenditure and keep a more disciplined hold on their finances.

The Wood Rabbit is quite intuitive and able to adapt easily to different situations. The Wood element in him makes him both stable and dependable, while open and empathetic. He works especially well in a group situation – the sense of teamwork appeals to him while the root sign of the Rabbit in him will ensure he brings harmony to others.  His openness however can also translate to fickleness – his generous nature could mean he gives in to everyone’s opinion to a point that no single point can be decided upon.

This Rabbit is also a great collector of knowledge who thrives on learning new things. This also makes it possible for the Wood Rabbit to take on different interests and tasks and manage them well. Now, they could learn to make the most of every endeavor by being firmer in their decisions and not letting others influence or take them away from themselves.

 

Life Lessons:

The Wood Rabbit could do with being a lot firmer in his decisions – he must learn to bring out the best of the Rabbit’s diplomatic nature by standing his ground and leading the way forward strongly yet kindly. He should also be more discerning, to protect himself and his kind, generous nature from being taken advantage of.

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The Fire Rabbit – 1927, 1987

This is the loudest and most outspoken of the usually tame and courteous Rabbit. Still, he hasn’t lost sight of the Rabbit’s diplomacy and while he is likely to have the temperamental outburst, he is usually easy-going and inoffensive, no matter how passionate he may be.

He is also a very fun character, likely to be at the forefront more than other quieter Rabbits. People like him and find it easy to follow him as a leader because of his natural wit and ability to speak engagingly, emotionally and creatively. Fire Rabbits would make very good leaders not just for their generous hearts and skill for spotting (and harnessing) others’ strengths, but also for the excellent way in which they handle conflict. The Fire Rabbit hardly ever has enemies and even if he did, you’d never know – he’ll resolve it without you even realising there was a problem in the first place.

The intensity of the Fire element also makes this Rabbit quite a perfectionist with high standards and ideals – in wanting the best for his colleagues and loved ones, he may be too exacting of them. The sensitivity of the Fire Rabbit can also mean he is particularly susceptible to mood swings, reacting negatively and rashly to changing environments around him.

 

Life Lessons:

The Fire Rabbit needs a splash of cold water every now and then! He needs to not let his emotions get the better of him and to exert more control in how he expresses himself. He is already so charming and likeable – why spoil it with impulsive outbursts?

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The Earth Rabbit – 1939, 1999

The Earth Rabbit makes sound and solid decisions, acting with care and logic. Making the most of the intrinsic diplomatic nature of the Rabbit, he is sure to think out every move before he acts and is not one to react simply out of an emotional impulse. It would be a true asset to have an Earth Rabbit on your team or family, to be able to make decisions that you know you can rely on.

This is a much quieter Rabbit, one who is more likely to rely on himself, alone, than seek the advice of others when trying to solve a problem. In spite of his introverted nature however, the Earth Rabbit also likes adventure and isn’t afraid to venture into new grounds. He makes a good pioneer, with good ideas that are both sound and effective.

Always one for good living and fine things, as all Rabbits are, the Earth Rabbit can tend towards being quite materialistic and does not have good control over his finances. His inward-thinking nature can also make him quite indulgent and selfish, looking after only his own needs and desires without acknowledging the needs of others.

 

Life Lessons:

The Earth Rabbit needs to be more alert to the needs of others and less inward-thinking. As he already has the good people skills of a Rabbit and a stable way of dealing with situations, he should capitalise on these talents by utilising them fully for the benefit of himself and many others.

 

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    The day we teach the child the name of the bird, the child will never see that bird again. Must we get intoxicated in order to know what it is to be sober. It starts with the Vedas (accumulation of knowledge) and ends with Vedanta (the ending of knowledge). Why accumulate to discard?
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    ~ His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
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    “If being me offends you, maybe I’m not the problem.”
    ~ His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
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    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:29 AM
    Tsem Rinpoche: Some of my favorite Tibetan dishes. Can you make any of these: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73679
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    Wednesday, Sep 2. 2015 08:59 AM
    …. the mind that is capable of saying, “I do not know,” is the only state in which anything can be discovered. But the man who says, “I know,” the man who has studied infinitely the varieties of human experience and whose mind is burdened with information, with encyclopedic knowledge, can he ever experience something that is not to be accumulated? He will find it extremely hard. When the mind totally puts aside all the knowledge that it has acquired, when for it there are no Buddhas, no Christs, no Masters, no teachers, no religions, no quotations; when the mind is completely alone, uncontaminated, which means that the movement of the known as come to and end – it is only then that there is a possibility of a tremendous revolution, a fundamental change…… The religious man is he who does not belong to any religion, to any nation, to any race, who is inwardly completely alone, in a state of not-knowing, and for him the blessing of the sacred comes into being.
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:42 PM
    Here is an extract (quite lengthy) taken from an interesting article written by a Buddhist teacher :-

    “………. What’s the point of all this? The vital point is that we must and need to accept that religion is an illusion, or religion is about illusion. Notice how we cannot really prove empirically or co¬n¬vinc¬ingly that any of our religious beliefs — God, heaven, nirvana, Amitabha, Guanyin, karma, rebirth – are really true. Yet, for some reason, we find them (or any of them) meaningful.
    Note that I do not say that they are false ideas — we don’t really know. Hence, they are illusions. An illusion, like desert mirages, can be real (we can actually see them). But we know that mirages, despite their visibi¬lity, do not really exist. Mirages have beauty and mystery – like works of art – to which extent, such illusions can be inspiring and healing. But, we must not delude ourselves that they are real, as you and I are real! Otherwise, we really need to carefully read Erik Erik¬son’s Young Man Luther.
    If we make serious efforts to see our true personality with the eye of honesty, we will see that we do have serious personal problems, especially when we take up religion seriously, especially if we are religious teachers (lay or monastic). To the extent that religion has contained us or mellowed us, that is good. But, as religious teachers, what we speak before an audience can move or mold them in more ways than we can imagine.
    The question we must ask ourself in our truest moments with ourself is: Am I teaching reli¬gion, or am I teaching my self? Am I really teaching Dharma, or am I projecting my ego? As a rule, if we are still unawakened, we can only teach our self: we share what we know and feel. These are all illusions, no matter how true or beautiful they may be (remember the mirage?)
    If we strongly and stubbornly believe that what we teach is as “real” as you and I are real, then we are saying that these religious mirages we believe in are real! If we insist that we have tasted joy, peace and wisdom in such realities, then we are (consciously or unconsciously) claim¬ing to be enlightened (when we are not) – we seem to be talking Zen. This is the grandest of delusions. And those who believe us, would be heading down the same path as we are.
    Animals believe what their senses show them to be real – these are, in fact, the only realities they know and act on. They would not know what a mirage is; they do not know the difference between illusion and delusion, between true and false. If we do not know what a mirage is, and we do not know what delusion is – what does that make us?
    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
    On a deeper level, all that has been written here points us to a recollection of non-self. Under¬lying all things, all our thoughts, actions and words, is the principle that there is no abiding essence, no immortal soul, no eternal self. Immortal soul or eternal self are an illusion. If we think that we have a permanent or eternal soul or self, then we are deluded (we are seeing what is not there, or looking at something but seeing something else). If we see and accept illusion as illusion, to that extent we are wise.”
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    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:29 PM
    These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and harm no one. I am not very fond of cooking but I know many are. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can make these? They are delicious.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-make-this.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:27 PM
    One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from Sera Monastery who now resides in Italy thanks to the ban on Dorje Shugden. Despite the obstacles, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly for many decades to promote world peace and provide social services to the community. He has set up schools to provide education to the underprivileged, and clinics to provide medical assistance that is both based on Western and Eastern disciplines. Gangchen Rinpoche has met with various world leaders to establish initiatives that foster harmony, and also does pujas and rituals to stabilise and bless the environments.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabjegangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:24 PM
    We are attempting to plant some fresh vegetables and so far the results are promising. Today I was presented with our own homegrown lettuce and I must say it was delicious. I had three bowls of it and there were plenty more! Thank you! We are attempting to experiment, perfect as we go along and become better at planting a variety of vegetables. If we can grow more of our vegetables to consume, that would be wonderful. We can have natural pesticide free vegetables and help to defray growing food prices. It’s very rewarding to eat what we grow. Being vegetarian, most of my food comes from vegetables. I am looking forward to this very much as well as many others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-are-starting-to-plant.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 12:01 PM
    Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.

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Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
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Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
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Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
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Powerful!!
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I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
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Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
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Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
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Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
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Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
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Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
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Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
1 month ago
What a BEAUTIFUL Vajra Yogini. I like this so much. The face and body is so very nice. I like the flames behind Her also. This is very nicely done.
1 month ago
When we seek pleasure, we always end up in pain eventually. All phenomena is subject to compositional decay and nothing is permanent. Tsem Rinpoche
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Do click on this picture as it really hits home. TR
1 month ago
This is such a spectacular photo of Kechara Forest Retreat. Must download and save!
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A very meaningful picture for me with important people in my life. TR
1 month ago
This one is a real good one. TR
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
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    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
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它不会道谢,不会给予任何回报,仁波切却给予最大的慈悲…… JJ KPVH
8 hours ago
Jacky Lee happily posing with the statue that he won during the blog chat. - vinnie
8 hours ago
What is really going on here? Can anyone tell? Pastor Adeline
9 hours ago
Kechara Oasis featured in Firefly inflight magazine September issue! Enjoy reading!Pastor Adeline
9 hours ago
Beautiful Tara altar in Kechara Oasis Viva Home. Do visit us soon! Pastor Adeline
10 hours ago
之前我常和学姐方慧萍提起Kechara,她总是说看哪天要到Kechara看看,但是 每次都凑不到时间,昨天终于来到了克切拉佛教中心。见过了Pastor Adeline 之后,Pastor Adeline带领着我们耐心介绍克切拉和禅修林,让她对克切拉修持与对佛法的了解和认识, 当她踏入大殿时她告诉我说这里环境舒适,让人有平静的感觉。由于萍姐对大自然的喜爱, Pastor邀请她参加下个月禅修林的开放日,到禅修林看看。当我们正准备离开的时候 ,她无意中看见克切拉佛法班的海报,对着我说要把她的孩子们都带来佛法班上课。我说很好啊!。 “ 分享是一种幸福,传递是一种爱 ” 今天让我充分体会到分享的快乐.Asyley Chia KSDS
11 hours ago
The tables are prepared at sponsor's house with serkim. Ready to do Dorje Shugden puja. By Puja House 3 September'15
11 hours ago
A big Dukkar puja is performed this morning for Sponsor who are ill. By Puja House 3 September'15
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A big Dorje Shugden puja was performed by puja team this afternoon for Sponsor. By Puja House 3 September'15
11 hours ago
點燃一盞心燈,綻放心中的覺醒。KwaiYee, KSDS.
11 hours ago
Altar set up for Namgyal Tsechog puja. By Puja House 3 September'15
11 hours ago
Namgyal Tsechog was conducted in Puja House today. This puja is mainly for Sponsor to bless with health and long life. By Puja House 3 September'15
12 hours ago
Spirituality - Jacky KPVH
14 hours ago
人生在世,左右上下前後都是一輩子。生活中,眼耳鼻舌身意,都有讓人愉快的事兒。~ 馮唐。 KwaiYee, KSDS.
16 hours ago
Thank you to Edward Tan, Linda Tsai, Elsie Yeoh, Karen Tan & Bernadette for helping in the kitchen today. Always great to have helpful volunteers like them especially on a weekday :) Justin@KSK
21 hours ago
宗喀巴大师乃是三怙主文殊菩萨,观音菩萨,金刚手菩萨之化身。-Wee KPVH
22 hours ago
根据传统经文及佛陀的医理制作。它同时跟西藏、印度及中国医药有密切关系。KP Louise
yesterday
Weekly Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja ( c ) was led by CK Siah at Kechara House gompa. Time : 8.00pm -9.30pm Lucy Yap
yesterday
Dorje Shugden & Setrap prayer was led by CK Siah at 8.00pm- 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Weekly Medicine Buddha on Wednesday at 8.00pm - 9.30 pm at Kechara House gompa was led by Pastor Han Nee, assisted by Elaine Cheah. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Every kids has their own thought. Guide them to explore it. Do not limit it. KwaiYee, KSDS.
yesterday
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none ~ William Shakespeare. KwaiYee, KSDS.
yesterday
Phoebe Yong is very dedicated and spent about 7 hours to prepare her presentation for the topic "What are Pujas about". Appreciate for her hardwork and effort as her presentation has helped us for easy understanding for the topic.Alice Tay
yesterday
Every Tuesday night from 8pm till 10 pm, there is a dharma sharing about blog post extracted from http://www.tsemrinpoche.com held in Kechara House. This week topic is "What are Pujas about?" With the guidance by Pastor Adeline, everyone has the chance to do the presentation and sharing during the 2 hours. Alice Tay
yesterday
These are the reasons why the practice will grow to benefit all - Jacky KPVH

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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