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08 Jul Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

You can be happy right here, right now

You can be happy right here, right now

There was an interesting story about a fisherman. There was once a fisherman living happily with his family in the village. He worked in the day and relaxed with his family and friends in the night. He fished only enough for his family and friends and was quite happy and satisfied with his life. One […]

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13 Mar Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Why Do Something Only if you Know How to Do it?

Why Do Something Only if you Know How to Do it?

We seem to be confident only if we can see the destination and how to get there. What if we don’t know how to get to the destination? Are we going to try? That is why we sometimes need to learn from children. They don’t think so much. They just do it simply because they […]

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05 Mar Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Dream of a Butterfly

Dream of a Butterfly

In the book of Zhuang Zi, there is an interesting story 齊物論: 昔者庄周梦为胡蝶,栩栩然胡蝶也。不知周也。俄然觉, 则蘧蘧然周也。不知周之梦为胡蝶与?胡蝶之梦为周与? One day, Zhuang Zi dreamed that he turned into a butterfly. When he worked up, he found that he was still himself. He then pondered whether he was the Zhuang Zi in the butterfly’s dream or the Zhuang Zi who dreamed […]

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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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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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05 Feb Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

Who Is The Most Enlightened Person In The World?

Who Is The Most Enlightened Person In The World?

Many spiritual people hope to find the real guru who can give them an answer to what they are searching for. So who is the most enlightened teacher in the world? Does he lives in the Himalayas? Is he an old man with beard? How many meals does he eat? Should he promote meditation? You […]

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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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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 Wise | Comments

You Cannot Become a Buddha by Isolating Yourself

You Cannot Become a Buddha by Isolating Yourself

The sixth patriarch of zen, hui neng (慧能) said in the platform sutra (六祖壇經) “佛法在世间, 不离世间觉, 离世觅菩提, 恰如觅兔角 “ Literally, it means “The Dharma is in this world, you cannot seek enlightenment by isolating yourself away from it. If you seek bodhi outside of this world, you are looking for horns on a rabbit.” This […]

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17 Jan Posted by | Be Wise | Comments

The Sugar Cubes Family

The Sugar Cubes Family

I was making green tea this morning and a story struck me: The sugar cubes lived happily in a container. They were like a family and wanted to be with each other forever. The had good memories in the past and good plans for the future. If only the relationship could go for eternity… This […]

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