Sunday, March 24, 2013

Only If

One of the most heart wrenching yet empathetic video ever. Life was never meant to be easy no matter how we shout phrases of positivism. While reality is never always pristine and trouble free, we cannot dwell on them. The struggles, pain and loss that happen to us, much of which we may never have total control over ... are there and will be there in our journey. Happiness, joy and contentment are fleeting and temporary. It seems we get a raw deal in every sense of the word. We soldier on because of our human spirit and the love of those around us, and the love for our own selves. We will never get to understand fully or comprehend the whys. Take care of one another, appreciate the little things in life cause the big ones don't come too often, don't dwell on disappointments for too long, heal yourself, live well, be generous where you can ... and my mantra... bloom where you are planted.

4 comments:

walla said...

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solomon said...

The impossible in human, is the start of God. Life is a short one while we are in Uni, we dream of big bucks....while we are in climbing the C ladder, we long for peace and prosperity...

Only if I could start over again,I will not repeat my mistakes in life...

Lai Keat said...

Buddhism teaches me a lot on life. Concept like letting go, karma, impermanence etc.

Salvador Dali said...

Lai Keat,

Thanks for sharing. Just as in Christianity ... in this instance it teaches about earth not being heaven because we are fallen ... we suffer and we die because we are separated from God ... and because as much as we like to believe otherwise, the world is ruled by Satan. Salvation and redemption is afterlife, the former is the promise based on believe and faith, the latter is when we meet God.

I do not want to turn this into a religious sharing. No matter what religion you have with you, we feel the same pain and joy. Our religious views only helps us to see things from ONE perspective ... if Buddhism helps you to see things in a better way, good for you.

We are not here to argue which religion is better or real. I believe all religions if practiced sincerely are real. I believe there is one God and he manifests and shows himself in various forms to different people.

I do not believe in condensing or limiting God in a box, but Buddhism basically ignores whether there is a God, as in all of us are Gods when we reach Nirvana.

The trouble with all religion is that the thesis is usually compelling as it is very hard to disprove. You need to live a few lives and come back for empirical evidence.

So no point arguing. Whats good for you is good.