Sunday, 4 May 2008

Happy day



Happy Continuation Day

We don't just live for one life time. We are the continuation of countless life times from the past into the present. There's no birth. Hence there's no birthday. 

Likewise, there's no death. And death is not the ending. It's just a continuation phase to the next life.

We can somehow stop the continuation of this karmic cycle if we attain nirvana.

Challenge is, how can we?

The buddha showed us his middle path to the enlightenment. All we need to do is just take the first step and follow him behind. Easier said than done, you might argue. But without our willing mind nothing will open up for us. Not even the Amitabha buddha can take you to the pure land paradise if you are not willing to.

Remember those childhood days when you chose to believe in monsters and later realised it was purely fictional. What you need now is your willingness to believe once more, that your life can be better and beneficial to all sentient beings if we practise what the buddha taught.

The one eternal truth is out there awaiting our discovery.

Give me your hands. And tell me you will.

The largest Buddha Amida in the world, Kamakura, Japan.