Sunday, April 26, 2009

WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

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What is happiness? You can learn what is happiness from the people of Lagonoy. Please watch this video.

HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER WATCHING THIS ?



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This is really horrible. I can’t imagine this can happen until I watch it.

I still can’t believe the story is true. Some puppies that people keep as pets are having more decent food then these kids.

I am so sad to see this.

I just shown this video to my wife and kids. They look stunted, speechless, sad, unbelievable……

The family concerned even so thankful with these left-over foods………Can we do something good for mankind? To make mankind more meaningful?


My late father used to tell me to eat half full, and let others eat the other half.

Such kind gesture live with me until today. I never forget those words of my dear father.


Some other comments over this video,

By cilipadi:

I never wasted my cilipadi. If in excess, I process them into cilipadi paste. No wastage and no left-over.

I never give a treat to people with left-over. I am willing to treat you with fresh cilipadi.

After watching the video, I feel like giving these wonderful people a decent meal wholeheartedly, definitely not KFC or Pizza Hut, and definitely not LEFT-OVER or EXCESS FOOD.

This is cilipadi’s way of treating people. Left-over, as not to waste them, are for animals, definitely not to fellow human being.

Remember, all life are equal in Buddhism. Inferiority is man-made.

By Justin Choo:

It’s a paradox. Since young I have ben taught not to waste food and have cultivated this habit of finishing whatever is on my plate no matter how full I am.

Now I have to be mindful of this “not very healthy” habit given my age. I should not force myself to stuff food into my stomache if I am already full. And most of the time I failed to remember this. Old habit virtually cannot be changed!! (Partly due to greed for food.)

By Dr. Hsu:

I was brought up in a confucianist family. My late father was educated in CHina , a graduate of a Chinese university.

He had often taught us about this saying and he in fact wrote a scroll for me which I still had it:

In Mandarin, it is : . 一粥 一 饭 当 思 来 处 不 易 (translation: With each bowl of gruel or rice you should recall that its production is not easy. 。)

半 絲 半 縷 恆 念 物 力 維 艱 。 ( translation: With each half length of silk or hemp, always remember “to make a thing is very hard.” )

This saying is from ZHu Tze, a great confucian sage.

We were taught to finish every grain of rice. Until now, I still do so. If I cant finish my rice, it will be a signal that I am sick..

As for older people, and health, as raised byJustin, it would be good to eat frequent small meals, and if it is frequent small meals , we won’t waste it, and is good for our digestive system as well as our metablolism..



Can also watch this video in youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMU3jXtULbE





Sunday, April 19, 2009

SUSAN BOYLE - A GREAT INSPIRATION STORY



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I Dreamed A Dream

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.


Susan Boyle's story was one of down to earth, great inspiration and courage. Her performance moved me to tears after watching it not less than 10 times with my children. I downloaded a copy of it using youtubedownloader for keeping.

This story tells us everyone of us has our own hidden talent and it is all up to us to explore. Never judge a book from its cover.

Some responses that I gathered :

As Paige puts it: "She is a role model for everyone who has a dream."

I too was captivated by her innocense and the sense that one might have to wait for one's dreams, but that all things come to he who waits. Susan recorded Cry Me A River for a charity CD in 1999 = and ha bided her time since then. Now is her moment, but here is that recording. How did the world miss it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2DxkrgpgQ


Sunday, April 12, 2009

A poem dedicated to all Malaysians

When gentlemen fight
We fight with might
If we won the fight
We are humble with our might

Even if we lost the fight
We still regard it a good fight
No excuse for losing in fight
Because, we hold high our pride

Not like some, they are not in sight
Upon losing a fight
Excuses justifying lost in fight
Instead of admitting they have lesser might

Win or lose in a fight
No big deal if it is a fair fight
What matter is our pride
and whether you fight with might

Please learn from lost in fight
Improve on your might
Listen to rakyat’s plight
God willing, you win the next fight


A HYPOTHETICAL MURDER



I myself are not convinced with modern day man made laws but prefer to take thing happens at its own course, i.e. let nature takes its own course.

Just look at a hypothetical example, which is happening in real life. A man who murder another man, when caught, face the modern day man made laws, goes on trial, and is not sentenced to death as the trial judge found the evidence produced to him are not beyond reasonable doubt. The murderer escaped death sentence, walk out as a free man. What’s next? Will this means the murderer really free from his own conscience?

If there is such a thing of going on trial of the murderer in religion point of view, I believe there is no such sentence as ‘hang until dead’ for a murder but let nature takes its own course. That summed up my understanding of “Law of Kamma” founded by my great teacher, Buddha.

Repent and do more good deeds is the way to go for a murderer, if he is fortunate not to be caught, or convicted under modern day man made laws.

Having said the above, we still need to observe our own actions and not to disregard man made laws, if we choose not to be unfairly convicted.

Easiest way is to observe the 5 precepts of Buddha’s teachings, and let nature takes its own course from there.




Monday, April 06, 2009

NIZAR - MY HERO



Nizar, my hero. Vote him in to Parliament