Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My thoughts...for my siblings and friend


Do not speak ill of the Sangha. It is not for lay people to judge. What you see and hear with your senses are influenced by perceptions of others. Don't be self righteous and think you can set the wrong right. There is a season for happening. Let the lesson of Ven. Ananda with Buddha be a constant reminder. Do not split the relationship of the Sangha by speaking bad to one and the other. I bet you cannot afford the price...Cause & Effect. Who is real and who is fake... how do you know? We take vows and think it is a Joke because we never take it seriously. Practice humbly, sincerely and self contained. Remember your vow to liberate Sentient Beings...you are one of them, not only those out there. Your Dharma brothers and sisters are link you have created yourself, save all the discrimination or you will not have met them. Whether it is a good or bad connection we have to understand it is our doings.

Hanging to a wrong already committed cannot be rewind. Constant verbal abuses and bringing up will only hurt and hurting oneself the most. 'Letting go' is a big word but be kind to oneself. I too have hurts applied on me by others and so called 'blood is thicker than water' so I understand your pain. How long are we going to live? To return a karmic debt is painful but fortunately we follow the Buddha so aren't we lucky?

I do not have the wisdom of the Buddha but I always remind my Brother Kelly and Sister Judy of these. I am not rich and I have no wealth to give them BUT I can show them the Teachings of Buddha which will give them liberation and eternal happiness...it is the biggest fortune that money cannot buy. Ohm Mani Padme Hung!

Friday, November 4, 2016

For Eggs lovers...


Some good  news for eggs lovers like me. Eggs any type, any time of the day are always yummy!!

The seemingly simple eggs have a rich nutritional profile that can boost your overall health. Eating whole eggs is vital for your health – the yolk contains over 90% of the egg’s iron and calcium content, while the white contains half of the egg’s protein. Here are 10 reasons why you should eat eggs every day:

Eggs improve performance Eggs are a highly satiating food – a single egg contains about 6 gr. of protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals although without vitamin C, which is why it’s recommended to drink fresh fruit juice along eggs and whole grain bread for breakfast.

Eggs can resolve your iron deficiency People suffering from mild iron deficiency have reported symptoms of fatigue, headaches and irritability, but eggs can help you in this case due to their high heme iron content found in their yolk. Heme iron is the most absorbable and usable type of iron in food – it’s even more absorbable than iron supplements.

They improve the nutrient adequacy of the diet Eggs are a valuable contributor to nutritious diets thanks to their nutrient density. According to a study, people who don’t consume eggs havea shortage of vitamins A, B12 and E. On the other hand, eggs have supplied 10-20% of folate and 20-30% of vitamins A, B12 and E in the diet of egg consumers. This study clearly shows the important role of eggs in your diet.

Eggs don’t increase the cholesterol levels 20 years ago, eggs were scrutinized due to their high cholesterol content, but, numerous recent studies have found no connection between consumption of eggs and coronary artery disease. Foods high in saturated fats and trans fats can raise your cholesterol levels and harm your health, but eggs are not in the same group – they are an excellent source of protein, which is not harmful to your body.

Eggs promote weight loss Eating eggs and toast for breakfast have a 50% higher satiety index than a bowl of cereal. Many studies have shown that an egg for breakfast increases the satiety in overweight people and can stimulate weight loss.

Eggs promote brain health Choline is an important nutrient that ensures proper brain development in fetuses and newborns. It can be found in high amounts in eggs – 1 egg a day can provide about 28% of a pregnant woman’s choline requirements. This nutrient is very important during pregnancy and lactation, as its reserves in the body are depleted at that time. Animal studies have shown that the memory function of aged rats was determined by what their mothers ate during pregnancy, which shows how important eggs are during the 9-month period.

Eggs prevent cataract and protect your eyesight Regular consumption of eggs, spinach and broccoli is related to cataract and age-related lens and retinal degeneration decrease, which is the main cause of blindness in older people. Eggs are an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants which protect your eyes from many diseases. Getting proper supply of them is crucial for proper eyesight.

Eggs are the best source of protein Protein is one of the central elements in our diet, and it can be found in high amounts in eggs. Protein consists of certain amino acids which cannot be produced by the body and must be derived from our diet. A complete protein food contains all of the 9 essential amino acids which are used to build and repair tissues. Although milk and meat are complete proteins, eggsare considered the best protein source. Compared to eggs, which have a 100 protein rating, milk is rated at 83 while meat is rated at 75. A single egg has the same protein content as 30 gr. of meat, fish or poultry, and it’s also the cheapest protein source among them.

Eggs protect our bones Eggs are rich in vitamin D, one of the most important vitamins our body needs. We obtain some of our daily allowance of vitamin D from the sun, and the rest from our food. This vitamin is vital for calcium absorption and maintaining proper bone health, so eating eggs and dairy products regularly is crucial for protecting our bones from osteoporosis and similar bone diseases.

Eggs improve the quality of our hair and nails Biochemical imbalances and shortages in the body are reflected in the hair, but eating eggs regularly can promote healthy hair due to their high content of Sulphur-containing amino acids. Many people have reported faster hair growth after incorporating eggs in their diet, especially if their previous diet didn’t include foods rich in zinc, Sulphur and vitamins A and B12.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Reflection....my death

Reflection...my Death

One day should I passed away...
Those who hates me will be happy.
Those who loves me will cry buckets of tears.
On 2nd day they buried me 6 feet deep in the earth.
Those who hates me will smile at my grave.
Those who loves me could not bare to look back at it.
One year later, my corpse has rot.
My grave was weather beaten by rain and shine.
Those who hates me were still angry when they talked about me.
Those who loves me cried silently into the deep night.
Ten years later there was barely any remains but pieces of bones.
Those who hates me vaguely remember my name but hardly how I looked like.
Those who loves me will go deep into thoughts when they think of me.
Life slowly made things fade into the background.
After many years my grave turned into wilderness.
Those who hates me have forgotten my existence.
Those who loves me have gradually entered the graves too.
To this world, my existence became emptiness.
I worked so hard all my life and yet not able to bring anything with me.
I am so concerned with name and fame and yet who remember me now?
In this life whether rich or poor, weak or powerful...there is nothing we can take away.
When I looked back at my life, I realised I have lived in vain.
I wanted to cry but there is no sound.
I wanted to repent for all the wrongs I have done but it is already too late.
I should have use all my might to live a life not based on what others think of me.
Love and Hate are only self esteemed.
No matter how I have lived, it is nothing but a split seconds. A hundred years later, I am nothing but a mount of earth......I came from nowhere and I returned to nowhere.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TRUE FRIENDS....

True Friend...will not be petty with you nor
 will he leaves you in anger.
He is not culculative in term of contributions.
He rejoices at your success and will not leave you in time of failures.
He encourages you on all good activities and tell you when you are wrong.


Ven Ananda once asked Buddha what is the most precious thing in this World...
Buddha said 'Kalayamita' (a good friend). Maybe you want to reflect why Buhhda said that.


Do not forget good and true friends. As we walk in Samsara, may we all always meet good friends (Gurus, friends, siblings, parents, neighbours...etc.) Ohm Ah Hum.



Friday, March 25, 2016

My visit to Borobudu 2016

This trip is an eye opener to me. It's amazing that Buddhism already entered Indonesia in the 8th// 9th Century. I  took many pictures during the trip. We eat like a king and drank coffee from civet cat's shit.





Saturday, January 23, 2016

I once asked my Guru for his lineage and he said its an unbroken one.

I asked about his past lives (not that I am window shopping but at least as a student with deep respect I need to know. We heard loads of his excellent existence all from lamas who knows him but he never said anything about his past.)

Guru said something like there are lots of people out there who claimed that there are this and that and can we know? The most important is to observed a teacher.

Guru is very humble and as his devotee I silently observed his actions. Guru do not bow to $$$ or he needs your $$$. He said the best offerings to a teacher is your practice...Body, Speech and Mind.

Being human with obscuration and defilement, we stained our offerings to Guru. Guru manifest sickness because of the impure conduct of devotees.

Ah Gong Rinpoche advice last night ...we are Varja dharma brothers which is one of the samaya vow. Causing breakups or harm to one and another will lead to Varja Hell. Not only devotees but also the Guru who accepted them.

This really scared me. I pray that we remember our vows to works for the happiness of all Beings and we are "all Beings" to each other let alone being Varja brothers..remember...切记..切记

Monday, December 14, 2015

MISUNDERSTANDING...

 
 
Tolerance of misunderstanding is like having a Mouth and it is Useless. It is like an itch inside you that verbalizing it makes it worst. You are caught in a situation that realizing all said is Fake even though it is the Truth. Something lost cannot be brought back by Words no matter how Sincere you are.
 
I admit my mistakes but no point making it Good. Because "To those who believe..no need to explain. To those who don't..more said more wrong".
 
I am sure many of us have been in this position before and no matter how painful, we lived with it. There are things that happened between human beings that are so complicated. You know why? It is our EGO!
 
We always think that we are right, we have been wronged and therefore we must retaliate or else others may think that we are weak. We do not allowed others to bully us. We are higher and better...etc..etc. WRONG! if only we stepped back, we can see the sky is blue and there are endless space out there.
 
If we think that others have wronged us, have we not wronged others before?
 
The worst is here..."in the eye of law, even if you are summon to hang, the law give you a chance to state your case". NOT misunderstanding, you are condemned with no chance to state your case.
 
Amendments are made for self awareness NOT for others approval.
 
These are my reflections!