August 22, 2005

Moving blog

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February 09, 2005


Writing about Meaning of Suffering? from Far Away, So Close...



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"The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. " — Achilles, Troy


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"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?" — Odysseus, Troy

February 04, 2005

Speak the truth

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I kind of like this quote….

"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright. Speak the truth. Safeguard the helpless. That is your oath." — Balian of Ibelin

December 15, 2004

Lord Scarman

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Below are the words of Thomas Jefferson framing a portrait of Lord Scarman shown at The University:

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.

I cannot agree more to this…

November 11, 2004

The Black Mustard Seed

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Once there was a woman named Kisagotami, whose first-born son died. She was so stricken with grief that she roamed the streets carrying the dead body and asking for help to bring her son back to life. A kind and wise man took her to the Buddha.

The Buddha told her, "Fetch me a handful of mustard seeds and I will bring your child back to life." Joyfully Kisagotami started off to get them. Then the Buddha added, "But the seeds must come from a family that has not known death."

Kisagotami went from door to door in the whole village asking for the mustard seeds, but everyone said, "Oh, there have been many deaths here", "I lost my father", I lost my sister". She could not find a single household that had not been visited by death. Finally Kisagotami returned to the Buddha and said, "There is death in every family. Everyone dies. Now I understand your teaching."

The Buddha said, "No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed."

November 05, 2004


I was talking to one of my colleague today and a topic about introspection was brought up. How often do we introspect? Should we allocate time for introspection? or Should we always try to occupy our mind, afterall isn't it right to say that when we introspect, negativness resurfaces? But what about contemplation? what is that all about? It seems to me that introspection is only viable if we do not cling to thoughts and impression…. what do you think?

November 04, 2004


Should we have hatred over someone who is unskilful and who uses violence and innocents' lives for his own benefits…. would that make us the same kind of people??

Poetically Presented…

What do people think about this sentence (for those of you who can read it that is)??


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