邪不胜正。

I feel sad for people who base their actions and beliefs – their entire existence – on words printed in a book, and go on to impose these beliefs on other human beings. What value is there in their existence if they deny themselves the right to challenge ideas and examine their experiences?

It is perhaps timely to quote the Buddha here:

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of Teachers, elders or wise men. Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it.

— The Buddha, from the Kalama Sutta

We are praying for the Old Guards of AWARE to have renewed strength and clarity of mind to continue their fight against those plagued by greed, ignorance and delusion. They will overcome all obstacles and let truth and goodness prevail. Join us in our prayers at 9.30pm on 30 April 2009.

Also, do read:

CHRISTIANS AGAINST AWARE TAKEOVER by Gwee Li Sui

Reply to Recent Comments and Claims About AWARE’s Sexuality Education Programme in Schools by Ministry of Education (The message is clear: Thio is a liar – many times over.)

How I Feel About The Whole AWARE Situation by Olivia Loh-Ing

http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/ by Ven. Dhammika

Watch this and then read this – these mice in human skin may be “corporate highfliers” (Huh? There are countless VPs in a bank!), but they aren’t good enough actresses. They tell lie after lie, and I’m glad their body language shows. Must have been too busy organising the coup and forgot about their acting classes.

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好久没像今天这样 有时间赖床 翻报纸 在家里走来走去

我曾经每天醒来都很想死 一开口就想大咒他妈的

因为我忙得连睡觉的时间都没有 忽略了家人 连自己是谁都忽略了

像具僵尸 为了什么而奔波都不知道 共事的人也并非每个都是善男信女 只能安慰自己 一切会过去的

说我自欺欺人也好 犯贱也好 可是 这不都是人生的经历吗?

我还年轻 这是挑战自己极限的时候 这是我学习谦逊的时候

我从Sinema的实习里 SPLAT!的义务工作里 光明山的创意工作里

能够学的东西 认识的人 太多太多了 关键在于 我是被塑料袋裹着的海绵 什么也吸收不到 还是一块随时随地都在吸收 都在学习的海绵

更重要的是 全都是极佳的修行机会

比起没有这些机会 或忽视这些机会的人 我算幸运了。

I’m so overwhelmed with work, I forget when all my meetings are. And I wanna cry.

I dreamt that I was staying in this kampongish riverside house and a gigantic, overweight fish surfaced from the murky waters, attempting to leap into my house through its wooden doors. I forced the door close with all my might, the waves were breaking in and the fish just kept leaping and banging on my door with its slimy, grey head.  Don’t think the fish got in in the end.

I’ve always had an aversion for fish.

Going to East Coast Park with my mum for her 佛学班 gathering. I need to stare at the sea.

haha

Yeap, we’re turquoise in May.

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Cell: “Let’s play Scrabble!”
Niki, whom we diagnosed to be dyslexic: “可以比赛画画吗?”

Anyway, if you’re concerned about my lifelong happiness:

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ENNUI, MY LONGLOST FRIEND

I CAN HARDLY STAND THE POINTLESSNESS OF MY CURRENT WORK

BUT IT WILL PASS, YES IT WILL.

I AM THE MOST INEFFECTUAL, RESOURCE-WASTING BREATHING ORGANISM ON EARTH!

BUT I GUESS BRAINLESSNESS IS GOOD ONCE IN A WHILE, I FINALLY GET TO REST.

MY BRAINS HAVENT GOT ANY USE NOW!! YAY!

AND I’M JUST GONNA FLOAT BRAINLESSLY AROUND, IDLING AND RESTING WHILE

PRETENDING TO DO WORK

LOOK FORWARD TO THE MASSIVE BRAINSTORM TOMORROW WITH THE GUMMERS.

I HOPE MY BRAIN WILL AWAKE FROM ITS COMA IN TIME.

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I’ll whine here since it’s so not prim and proper to roar like a lion and tear all my hair out in the office. i am so prim and proper.

my neck is breaking and my shoulders feel like igneous rock. i need a massage sososo badly!! NIKI, CANT WAIT TO GO MELAKA MAN!!

it’s interesting how kms gives me high-level work to do almost as soon as i entered, but i’m made to do data entry here. my potential is not utilised, much less stretched; but i don’t think i should complain – i miss the lightness, the irresponsibility (?) that comes with an unimportant/minor role.

SO WHY THE HELL AM I WHINING HERE!?

my butt has been planted in my seat for the past 5000 hours, how i miss being driven like a slave. HAHA.

the only reason why i’ve not gone home is that i’m gonna attend a North Korean documentary screening and talk by the producer.

i’m hungry and i don’t know what i should have for dinner.

Gummin’ around

food

Met up with Mandy (thanks for the present!) for lunch at Chinatown.
The 卤大肠 at 长城粥 is sooo good!! And 杨枝甘露 is heavenly, true to its name!

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GUM meeting at Casualpoet…. tad pricey (English tea at $3.50!), and the music gave us all a headache. They should just play Cheer Chen and nobody else.

And I’m so excited about May’s GUM! Some hints of May’s theme:

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There won’t be pasta and rose tea in the May issue.