Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dhammavadaka

A beautiful Buddhist quote to share...

Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown.

None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue and weariness will overtake you, and you will be denied the joy that comes from labour's end.

Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either opinions or advice. If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise that they cannot learn from others.

Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.

Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass and are forgotten. Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.

Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside, to be with yourself. Cast off pretence and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.

Despite all appearances, no one is really evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth always you will offer more light, rather than blame and condemnation.

You, no less than all beings, have Buddha Nature within. Your essential Mind is pure. Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall, let not remose nor dark foreboding cast you down. Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength and walk on.

Faith is like a lamp, and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always, and in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light.

~ Dhammavadaka
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happiness

Happiness is the most desirable state of being, don't you agree?
It is not something which simply happens.

Happiness is a state of consciousness that does not depend upon the physical appetites and passions.

- unknown
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Companion

Xuan's temper tantrums during her terrible two's had, at one point, put off my thought of having a second one. I even argued why she doesn't need a sibling. I reasoned that if she needs a companion, she has nieces and nephews, and when she grows older, she will have her own circle of friends!

I'm glad that these naive thoughts didn't hold long and I finally decided that she should have a decent childhood companion.

Today, when I see the duo playing and laughing heartily together, I know my decision was right.
video
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Is life what it seems?

It takes courage
sometimes lots of it
to live life and not merely exist
to smile when your heart is aching
and your eyes are close to tears.

It takes courage to pick yourself up after falling
and to try and try again.

Life's journey can be long and weary.

But have faith in yourself
though faith cannot move mountains
it will make the slope less steep
and the path smoother.

Meanwhile, smile and enjoy
all the good things that come your way
for you will never tread the same path again.

Take heart
be for yourself your own light
.

~ Annonymous
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Monday, October 19, 2009

难得疯癫

音乐能陶冶心情
这是不可否认的事实
一度在少女怀春期爱上许多流行歌曲
生儿育女后就不再与音乐和歌曲挂钩

最近又某名奇妙,再度燃起情歌火花
也影响萱对歌曲的兴趣
昨天,与恺在YOUTUBE里被NUMA NUMA的动力感染

歌曲一播
我就情不自禁陷入MTV的幻境中
整个人像个神经婆
顿手顿足
身体跟着音乐的节拍不停的摆动
疯了起来
drats.

PS: 然而,人生难得疯癫一下,给生命增添一点刺激,感觉是很不错的!


萱草是我新的华文博客。有些华文篇章会在那儿出现。
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Monday, October 12, 2009

KARAOKE

Yesterday we went
to the KARAOKE!
With the kids and the in-laws
To destress -- especially for the SAHM

But Xuan was snatching the mic from me all the time
to sing her all time favourites-- Chinese pop
She didn't even look at the screen
Just stood in front of her audience
And sang these with all her might...
童话,明天我要嫁给你,第一次,别说,信鸽

Sigh! Next time I shall not bring her there
So no one will fight with me
for the mic
for the glory
*evil laughter*
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

感触

人老了
现在,不再记年龄
每当被问起,就得动动头脑数一数
2009除1975等于34
三十四庚了!
人到了一个阶段,就会自动忘龄

年纪越大,感触就越多
现在见到路过的老人,总会产生莫名奇妙感
不禁猜测老人的过去
老人曾经拥抱青春、曾经朝气蓬勃
应该也风光过,逍遥过,快活过。。。
如今剩下的只是一个平凡无奇的老骨头
有谁会想到他的过去
人老了,就会被人间淡忘
人走了,就会被世间遗忘

唉!是否我生活太无趣了
起居太机械化了
才会如此感伤?
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