Friday, September 25, 2015
Well, this year smoking is driving us nuts. No amount of education to the Indonesian can make them understand that burning the forest or the plantations is not the only solution to clearing lands for agriculture.
The PSI is soaring. It caused health problems to themselves and neighboring countries. We are in this party together. As air knows no space, it pervades every nooks and corners. No matter where you are you "smoke". For us who avoid outdoor but staying indoor is worst and no government or countries can do anything. We have to suffered it out until the "Rain Gods" decide to take pity on us and give Indonesia a wash down.
In actual fact this is a standing issue. It happens yearly like a ritual. Their Government cannot solved the problem neither can ours. All lips services are lips services only. The people who burnt are only staff, they are just doing their jobs. The companies who permit these clearings are not bother, all they need to is pay fine.
I am actually sadden by these burnings. The weather is hot and it catches fire easily. The "Fire Gods" once ignited is not easy to appease unless you do it immediately and it is a small fire. The fire raged on. Animals and insects, reptiles, birds and all these died in fire. There are also people living in these places and they may be in danger too.
I pray..that it rain heavily on these "hot spots" or we continue to suffer. I am already having a patched throat and a headache.
Ohm Mani Padme Hung
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The 7 line prayers to Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava is my daily supplication. It is a joy to hear it being sung in Choir. Sharing here...
ORGYEN YUL GYI NUB JANG TSAM
On the northwest border of the country of Urgyen
PEDMA GESAR DONG PO LA
In the pollen heart of a lotus
YA TSEN CHOG GI NGODRUP NYE
Marvelous in the perfection of your attainment
PEDMA JUNG NE ZHE SU DRAG
You are known as Lotus Born
KOR DU KHANDRO MANG PO KOR
And are surrounded by your circle of Dakinis
KYED KYI JE SU DAG DRUP KYI
Following you I will practice
JIN GYI LOB CHIR SHEG SU SOL
I pray you, come and confer your Blessings
GURU PEDMA SIDDHI HUNG
OHM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEDMA SIDDHI HUNG........
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Once again the Election is here. I am no politician nor do I partake in any politics however I felt that being one of the citizen of this country, I need to be concerned.
This is the first time we are doing this without the Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. How will the country be run? Mr Lee parting words is to "keep the country clean" and it is crucial. Till the end he still thought of this nation which he took from rags to where we are.
Being a Buddhist, I believe in Karma. This Election will see if Singaporean already ran out of their good Karma.
I have a friend who told me..."I told my husband no need to come back and vote and no need to vote". At least we have a right to our HOME and a say to how it will be.
Chinese proverb : You can easily break a pair of chopstick but you will have a hard time breaking a bundle of chopsticks. Do not forget our National Pledge " We, the Citizens of Singapore.....pledge ourselves as one united people...
Everyone is interested in their own agenda. Many will promise this and that and will pick and point to weaknesses of others. The purpose is not the welfare of the Nation but to WIN. Anyway whether the people support the ruling government and party OR they believe that giving a few constituency to oppositions as a flagging stick to the current Government have yet to be seen.
I will take all promises with a pinch of salts. Singapore is a small country...and if we are so easy to break apart with simply a few diverse views and only our own interest matters than we really am running out of our good Karma.
This is your HOME, your COUNTRY and do not take the decision you make lightly.