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November 11, 2004

The Black Mustard Seed

Writing about web page http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm

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

Introspection

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

Hatred

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)??

重情深何必歎緣淺..既緣淺何必重情深


November 03, 2004

I don't believe it!!

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3979367.stm

Why does it have to happen?
What should we think about it?
What can we do about it?
How can we live with it?

Mindful of the presence

Writing about Does How Much You Love Someone Mean How Much You Care Him/Her? from White Moonlight

What does everyone thinks about this then… I think it is marrowing ace!!

Welcome

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Hi all this is my first posting so please bear with me. Alternatively go to peterwong.org for my personal blog

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