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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Have A Meaningful Wesak

HAVE A MEANINGFUL WESAK

 
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
“But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the 
problem —  and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works."
 
Choose the middle path:  But don't be neutral

Many mistake the middle path as being neutral. There is a vast difference between a middle path person and a neutral person.

 The middle path points forward; the neutral position is at a standstill.

 The middle path leads to action; the neutral path accomplishes nothing.

 The middle path takes responsibility; the neutral shirks it.

 The middle path asks questions; the neutral avoids them.

 The middle path requires commitment; the neutral is non-committal. 

 The middle path sides with justice and truth; the neutral sits on the fence.

The middle path has solid foundations; the neutral is like lalang.

The middle path demands integrity; the neutral sways with the tide.

The middle path captures reality; the neutral does not want to face it.

The middle path empathises; the neutral is selfish.

The middle path thinks long term; the neutral cares only about the present.

The middle path uses intelligence; the neutral is unthinking.

The middle path is innovative; the neutral needs no innovation.

The middle path sees right as right and wrong as wrong no matter who does it; the neutral hides.

The middle path cares; the neutral does not.

The middle path adds value and contributes; the neutral does not. 

The middle path guides us to the right way, in the right measure and at the right time. It is the path that will lead us to Unity.

Choose the middle path.


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3 comments:

Alisha Residenc said...

anda boleh sila pertukaran pautan, sila? Saya akan melakukan perkara yang sama,
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berharap anda jangan keberatan

Anonymous said...

STUDENT@MALAYSIA-STUDENT.com (BERSIH MALAYSIA)
MCA (DATUK YIP KUM FOOK, MCA CHAIRMAN GOMBAK) INSULTED BUDDHIST MONKS
Dear Devotees into the Dhamma,
I sincerely shall use the language to make publicly the bitter experience that actually has happened in the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
I am not satisfied with the Gombak MCA Division chairman (Yip Kum Fook) and the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION chairman (Yip Kum Fook) because he used vicious and arrogant means in bringing in a group of individuals from other places to provoke and trample the sacred ground and without any sound reason called in the police to forcefully detain the monk so as to humiliate worshippers of Buddhism.
I strongly would like to ask here that what great sin and crimes had he committed to the extent of you Yip Kum Fook lawyer by means or by crooks called in the police to detain a monk like him?
I came from Penang, I was a newcomer and I temporarily put up at the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION to study and learn to practice Buddhism. While at the temple, I could not bear with the way Yip Kum Fook lawyer behaved, your uncourteous, arrogant and unexcelled attitude in treating the Temple abbot.
Because I said a few words about your behavior to you Yip Kum Fook, you resorted to such dirty means to hurt a monk. It is indeed unacceptable and cast a very bad example.
For a school principal, if his and her student has committed an offence, the police must as a matter of courtesy meet up with the principal, try to understand the actual situation, before the police take any actions. This is the usual practice.
But it is sorry to say, that Yip kum Fook lawyer who himself is a lawyer chose to have done. Otherwise, he did not act in accordance with the teaching of Buddhism and looked down on the spirit of Buddhism for the sole purpose of showing off that he is the powerful chairman of MCA Gombak Division and the chairman of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He demanded the police to detain the monk so as to realize his motive.
It is very fortunate that due to the fact that religion itself is a sensitive matter, even the Malay policemen understood and respected the religion, culture and customs of other communities, so they did not rush into taking any actions. Otherwise, the consequences would be catastrophic.
I understand why Yip Kum Fook lawyer was furious and flared up. The main reason is as follows. The abbot of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He has been the abbot for 20 years. He was the architect and played the pivotal in raising fund the public to build up the Temple.
Continued next………

Anonymous said...

The abbot was alarmed to find out that a new person like him Yip Kum Fook lawyer; the chairman of MCA Gombak Division did not walk the talks. His talks were beautiful decorated with humanity, virtue and morality.
But in practice, he always marginalized and pushed out those who did see eye to eye with him. The Temple committees were instead made up mostly of his relatives. Moreover, the Temple fund was not managed in a transparent manner. Ultimately, his true motive was to turn the pure and sacred ground into a political stepping stone and political ground and from a place of worship into a personal property.
The abbot was well aware of what had taken placed, but in order to look preserve the whole wellness of the temple, he gave him Yip Kum Fook lawyer well-intentioned advices. But such an advice was not well received, it made Yip Kum Fook lawyer unhappy, restless and ran wild. Instead of heeding the advice, he made use of every opportunity to create problem and to persecute the abbot and monks so that they could no longer stay and left the temple.
Yip Kum Fook lawyer and the chairman of MCA Gombak Division whose villain’s design is obvious and whose style is hypocritical is known by everyone… your sweet words can deceive and mislead some people some of the time, but you cannot do it all the time. The karma or preordained fate of Buddhism will definitely befall.
As my last word, I would like to take this opportunity to bless him, may Yip Kum Fook lawyer wake up to reality, repent before it is too late. Do whatever is good, shed the evil.
Your Dhamma,
Ven. Phra Piya Dhamma
Penang, Malaysia.

We translated Chinese to English (why!) because we are want to give all people know and understand about more detail information, also to give people learn of this matter(HISTORY), this not for attacked individual DATUK YIP KUM FOOK, pls click here to see:- http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-post.html?commentPage=3