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wisdom  // Posts tagged as "wisdom"

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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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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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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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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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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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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