Friday, September 26, 2008
find Your Strength
From Mabel's blog:
"In the past week, I've learnt better to cherish. I've seen and personally experienced the manifestation of a basic Buddhist concept- Impermanence. Bad news have wrangled me, crushed me to the ground, caused me to struggle, to lose strength at a certain point in time. It struck me not once; but twice in three days.
When I knelt before the Buddha, I hesitated- I could not see my faith, I was so confused, my mind was everywhere, I didn't know what to do or what to say. I continued to kneel before him, in a desperate attempt to bring my mind back from its wandering state. I offered my first prostration and recalled he times he has guided me with his teachings in life. For the second time, I revered to learn more from him and for the last, I thanked him. His image brought me great comfort in this turbulent period, he reminded me that the present is what matters. Then I recalled, what Venerable Bodhi taught us: It's not that Buddhists do not feel sorrow upon the loss of their loved ones, it's just that they are able to turn over at a faster rate than others. Thus, they are not above sadness, but able to let go of these negative emotions and move on faster than others do."
Posted by Liew Shi Xiong at 1:13 PM