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

Why must I be the one to Score the Winning Goal?

Why must I be the one to Score the Winning Goal?

In a soccer game, everyone wants to be the scorer. What if I am not the scorer? Does it matter if the team wins without me? It is never easy to score a goal though. A lot of players are responsible for passing the ball through enemy defenders before it goes into the net. However, […]

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

6 Ways to Let it Go

6 Ways to Let it Go

Holding on is hard. Letting go is harder. Nothing in this world can last forever. Insisting in our way and thinking that something is ours will make life miserable for us. Holding on is unhealthy for yourself and other people. This is not to say that we can’t hold on to things. There is a […]

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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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