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February, 2013  // Posts published in February, 2013

25 Feb Posted by | Be Happy | Comments

Who is the Laughing Buddha?

Who is the Laughing Buddha?

The Laughing Buddha is also known as the cloth sack monk (布袋和尚) or Matrieya Buddha in Sanskrit. The fat figure that we see today was the image of an eccentric monk in the Song Dynasty. Whether he was sitting or standing, he was often seen to be laughing. Why is laughing buddha always laughing? Because […]

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20 Feb Posted by | Be Positive | Comments

7 Positive Ways to Overcome Anger

7 Positive Ways to Overcome Anger

Our brain gives us the ability to compare and contrast. When we compare ourselves with others, it could challenge us to reach greater heights. However, it could also stir up negative emotions such as frustrations, jealousy and anger. For example, if your friend get 100 marks and you get 50, you might strive harder next […]

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18 Feb Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

Did I Just Killed My Own Son?

Did I Just Killed My Own Son?

A friend told me a controversial story many years ago. It struck me that time on how unpredictable life is. I almost forgot about it until I read a piece of news about a child being killed on the road recently. The story went like this: My son graduated from a prestigious university and came […]

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16 Feb Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

What is Zen?

What is Zen?

Zen (Dhyāna in sanskrit) was a heart teaching passed down from Gautama Buddha. Bodhidharma from India brought this teaching to China in the 5th CE. This heart teaching became known as Chan (in Chinese). Chan later became popular in Japan (pronounced as Zen in Japanese) and from there, it spread to the rest of the […]

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12 Feb Posted by | Be A Living Soul | Comments

The Tao of Genesis - Taming the Serpent

The Tao of Genesis – Taming the Serpent

In the previous post, I wrote about how Genesis occurs everyday. It is not a story but a detail walk through of how we lose connection with God every moment in our life. If we keep replaying this movie like we currently do, we will lose connection with God forever. Something needs to be done. […]

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11 Feb Posted by | Be A Living Soul | Comments

The Tao of Genesis - Knowledge Is Serpent

The Tao of Genesis – Knowledge Is Serpent

I think there are incredible references in the Genesis chapters from the Bible and Tao. Instead of seeing Genesis as a myth or reading it like a story, I think Genesis sent us an important message of the yin yang principle and teaches us how to reconnect with Tao. In Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning […]

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10 Feb Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Should You Plan Everything?

Should You Plan Everything?

There was a famous confucius saying: 子曰:“人无远虑,必有近忧。” In english, it means “If you don’t think far, you will have troubles close at hand.” With this, many people think it is wise to plan ahead. Always plan for the worst and expect the unexpected. The question is how much planning should you do? Is planning early […]

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09 Feb Posted by | Be Able To Let Go | Comments

It is Hard to be Stupid

It is Hard to be Stupid

Do you want to be intelligent or do you want to be stupid? Zheng Ban Qiao from the China’s Qing Dynasty said: 郑板桥:"聪明难,糊涂难,由聪明而转入糊涂更难" It means “It is hard to be intelligent, it is hard to be stupid. From intelligent to stupid is even harder”. People who have very high IQ and very low IQ are […]

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09 Feb Posted by | Be Mindful | Comments

Did You Regret Not Taking the Last Bite Before Someone Took it Away From You?

Did You Regret Not Taking the Last Bite Before Someone Took it Away From You?

A husband told his wife, “I went to a dinner with some friends tonight. The donuts were my favorite but I didn’t even get the last bite. Everyone took one each and it was gone in seconds.” His wife said, “You were usually very fast, I can’t imagine you losing when comes to eating.” The […]

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08 Feb Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

Did you ask the question “What is the meaning of life” or “What is the purpose of life” many times in your life? Why do you feel that life is meaningless? Most likely, you are stuck in a daily routine that you cannot get out of. You feel you are helpless and you can’t change […]

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