Monday, May 19, 2008

Celebrating Vesak!

To all my Buddhist brothers and sisters -- Have a blessed Vesak day!

And to all Malaysians -- have a good holiday!



Anonymous said...

To me, Buddhism is about nature. How nature was created is not important.

Being living creature of higher intelligence than others, we human need to know how to co-exist or blend with nature. We need to respect life of other living beings.

But things don’t work out so perfectly in the real world where we kill animal for food, encroach into jungle and spoil their habitats, clear up forest to cater for our needs and so on.

That is why Buddha told us not to adopt his teachings blindly without understanding and self realisation. To understand Buddha’s teachings fully is not an easy task and it is near impossible.

But at least, if we can do things moderately and with clear conscience, I should say that we have contributed quite a bit to mankind. Just remember, what goes around, comes around, if you don’t believe in ‘Law of Karma’ discovered by Gautama Buddha.

There is no point if you ask for forgiveness for sins committed from God, you need to clear your sins by doing good deeds.


mn said...

A.kum Kak Aina,

1. Hari ini hari wesak tetapi ramai orang menangis teresak-esak kerana Dr. Mahathir keluar UMNO.

2. Kak Aina tak tumpang nangis esak-esak sama ker?

3. Kalau dekat boleh la saya hantarkan tisu. hehehe