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January, 2013  // Posts published in January, 2013

31 Jan Posted by | Be Mindful | Comments

What is Rich and Poor?

What is Rich and Poor?

How does one define rich and poor? Does having a ferrari, a big house and lots of money considered rich? Does having a small house, 2 meals a day considered poor? The fact is that rich or poor is relative. It must be compared or benchmarked against something. Driving ferrari might not be considered rich ...

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Your Religion is Good Only if Your Action is Good

Your Religion is Good Only if Your Action is Good

Look at the world’s religion we have today. Some are popular and some are not. The most popular religion might not have a good reputation. Why? We have to understand that humans are the building blocks of everything, including religion. Whether a religion is reputable or not has little to do with its founder, doctrines ...

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30 Jan Posted by | Be Open Minded | 1 comment

Acceptance is the Key to World Peace

Acceptance is the Key to World Peace

Which religion do you consider to be the best religion? What is the meaning of the best? We hear these arguments everyday and some people even resort to violence because of their belief system. Is it really worthwhile to step someone down just because they don’t believe in what you believe in? Why should everyone ...

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29 Jan Posted by | Be Mindful | Comments

Ego Kills Progression

Ego Kills Progression

Everyone has their own ego. We always want to prove that we are right and others are wrong. We see that everywhere from animals to humans. Ego seems to give us self-worthiness but it is also our greatest enemy because it hinders improvement. By wanting and keep listening to nice words, we can never progress ...

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28 Jan Posted by | Be Wise | 1 comment

1 Tiger + 1 Tiger = 1 Tiger (Mathematics Does Not Work In the Real World)

1 Tiger + 1 Tiger = 1 Tiger (Mathematics Does Not Work In the Real World)

There is a chinese sayings “一山不能容二虎” meaning one mountain cannot contain 2 tigers. This is to remind us that it is not necessary that putting 2 person of the same calibre together doubles the result that you want. Many people think that they want to employ the most capable person for the job. Employ the ...

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25 Jan Posted by | Be Open Minded | Comments

The True Purpose of Religion is to Make You Non Religious

The True Purpose of Religion is to Make You Non Religious

I believe the whole purpose of a religion is to educate people to show compassion and love for each other. As the middle path (中庸)says “天命之谓性,率性之谓道,修道之谓教“ This means that everyone has a kind, pure and compassion soul. You are following Tao if you listen to your soul. If you can’t, you need to learn through ...

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25 Jan Posted by | Be Mindful | Comments

Why is Money Always Not Enough?

Why is Money Always Not Enough?

I sometimes ask myself this question, “How much money do I REALLY need a month”? Why do people always feel that they don’t have enough money. Well, the fact is that the concept of rich and poor is relative. You can earn $100,000 a month and still considered poor or $1000 a month to be ...

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24 Jan Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

The Difference Between Wisdom and Intelligence

The Difference Between Wisdom and Intelligence

I have often been asked what is the difference between wisdom and intelligence as they have often been used interchangeably. I think there is a clear distinction between both words. In chinese, wisdom is 智慧 and intelligence is 聪明。If you are a spiritual person, you want wisdom and if you are a businessman, you want ...

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22 Jan Posted by | Be Positive | Comments

The Early Bird Catches The Worm

The Early Bird Catches The Worm

There is a chinese saying “早起的鸟儿有虫吃”, meaning “The early bird catches the worm”. This word is often used to encourage people to do things or arrive early. If you want to be the first, you have to start early. This sentence also caused a lot of unnecessary stress for people who arrived late. Why must ...

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22 Jan Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

Your buddha nature will appear when you are able to unlearn what is right or wrong.

Your buddha nature will appear when you are able to unlearn what is right or wrong.

This verse is taken from the formless stanza of huineng the zen master. “邪正尽打却。菩提性宛然” If you let go of what is right or wrong, your true wisdom, ie buddha nature will emerge. We have been programmed to think of what is right or wrong since young. These pre-conceptions stop us from using our trueself in ...

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