Archive for September, 2010

Aspiration of 1 October 2010

September 30, 2010

I am a normad

Traveling across the oceans, borders of lands
, under the borderless sky…from one space to another…

From life to life……

For persuing one ultimate mission….

Finally I realise this…….. this is the ultimate meanings of my exietence…..

1  October  is   my  “birth-day”

Only an aspiration to make

May all sentient beings mind always turn to dharma
Dharma become the path
All obstacles and obscurations are being cleared away
Confusion clear
Wisdom arise

Free from dualistic and ignorance
Realize the true nature of our mind

All sentient beings released from root cause of sufferings
Gain the root causes of happiness

1 October 2010
Kuala Lumpur

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Can Compassion action driven by ego clinging?

September 16, 2010

We like to talk about good things, words, hearts and actions. No one indeed want to be seen say bad word, bad thing and actions.

Bottom-line is we wish to be seen do good things and people will see us as a person who has the quality of boddhicitta or being kind nice person.

Is this really make any sense in the real life?

No

We see some people compete to show their eagerness to do good and hoping to be praised as good person and good hearts.

We see people like politicians and activists who blind to their own desires of tasting name, fame and success.
But they claim that their life have sacrificed to the world and humanity cause

If we look closely, this kind of boddhicitta has a limits , because its is base on “self-clinging” –ego driven motives and desires.

So, we wish and care what others and the world see us when we do good.

There are many expectations of self- praising and recognition. The most important we want to be known and recognized as a distinguish figure.

Social engaged action driven by ego-clinging

Sometimes, we just unaware infect we have all these inner desires and ego clinging Especially social activists.

Our Buddhist masters used to tell us.:
-You are so proud. Because you think you are politicians and leaders of the nation that can save many people life.
-You are so proud. Because you think you are indifference from others- because you are “activists”- you are social workers- you are someone who make big SELF-sacrificed to serve the society with “selfless” mission.

All these most time are fake lies and illusions!

The moment our mind has a single of self-attachments of desires, eagerness and hope to achieve something.

We start to cling to this ego driven wish/hope and expectations. This will eventually drive us towards righteousness and firm belief that we are always right, no matter how my views, ways are the best and correct one.

Without realizing the consequent. Most time, whatever we are doing eventually is leading to ego-feeding, our ego alike monster to grow.
Eventually harm others and ourselves.
Our eyes and minds blind to our firm attachments to our own views and ways. This cause harm to others when we make such foolish decision and actions.

Returning to self less compassion

It is not easy to practice the truly impartial and self-less compassion actions.
Because the key challenge is we need to realize, we need to truly let go our ego clinging, desires driven of minds. Its means that we need to be able to return to our unborn natural mind. that is free from ignorance.

Especially, the realization of the true nature/essence of phenomenon and our unborn natural mind that will lead us eventually to realize the true meaning of emptiness – means “self-less”.

We has seen all the world disasters happening in human society from past centuries’ till today.
Many simply caused by this ignorance mind that trigger by wrong views that led to ego clinging, desires driven.

We need to return to egoless-selfless compassion that are able to truly benefits all sentient beings impartially and self-less.

Today, we need to look deeper inside ourselves. All of us : leaders of nation, activists or everyone in this society., All of us , regardless you are Buddhist, non Buddhist or atheists., we need to contemplate our inner mind, to seek fundamental transformation of views. In result, our conducts will be impartial and truly self-less that can bring true benefits to society.

These are some reflections reference about meaning of Boddhicitta that we can contemplate together:

“Bodhicitta may be viewed as having different levels: one useful classification is that given by Patrul Rinpoche in his Words of My Perfect Teacher. He states that the lowest level is the way of the King, who primarily seeks his own benefit but who recognizes that his benefit depends crucially on that of his kingdom and his subjects. The middle level is the path of the boatman, who ferries his passengers across the river and simultaneously, of course, ferries himself as well. The highest level is that of the shepherd, who makes sure that all his sheep arrive safely ahead of him and places their welfare above his own.”

“The present fourteenth Dalai Lama, for instance, regarded Mother Teresa as one of the greatest modern bodhisattvas[ Buddhism has no monopoly either on compassion or on the realization of the fundamentally illusory nature of our view of “self” and the world. Buddhism teaches that many bodhisattvas neither teach nor announce themselves in any way at all, but live apparently ordinary lives and help other sentient beings by stealth. It is regarded as a very healthy contemplation to hold the view that all other beings may actually be hidden bodhisattvas, including those we do not like”

source:

Human Rights Violation to Pruay Salty Head -This is a testimony of a Thai civilian who was unjust arrested/victimized under Lese Majeste Charge

September 12, 2010
those conscious minds who  are aware of what is just and unjust – are  now all imprisoned in the darkness of Lese Majesty law.- the prison that is being used  to curb the  freedom of expression and humanity

those conscious minds who are aware of what is just and unjust – are now all imprisoned in the darkness of Lese Majesty law.- the prison that is being used to curb the freedom of expression and humanity

This is a testimony of a Thai civilian (Pruay Salty Head), who just merely actively wrote his comment in the Same-sky and Prachathai web board, responded to the ongoing socio political crisis in the nation since year 2006.

Due to his consciences of realizing what is wrong and right and practice the freedom of expression. He was eventually arrested and interrogated by the DSI in the last May 2010.

The truth was the police and security force is just hunting around the nation to anyone just express their views, be right or wrong one. If it is not the same “Tune” with the power to be.

It is another vivid proof /case of violation of freedom of expression. If you have some opinions that are diffrence from the power to be. It is so easy to be labeled as the threat for the “national secuity” and insulted the monarchy. It is just too convinience to make anyone to subject to the Lese Majeste charge and make them silence,stop their expression.

As what the Pruay Salty Head said in his testimony:

“you are living in this country. You can speak the truths. However, it is still against the law.
Long live Your Highness!”

“I thought that, these were too excessive. I thought that I should reverse my own course and confirm my citizen’s rightfulness. This is, in order to become a citizen of this country; we should have the right and freedom of expression.”

”This is just a small portion of the events that we have been fighting for democracy, by an ordinary citizen, with normal strategies. This should demonstrate that, even with just these normal strategies, we did not have any freedom of expression in this country.”

by, Trinley Chodron

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Here is the full testimony of Pruay Salty Head on the event of his arrest/interrogation :

Human Rights Violation to Pruay Salty Head
This article illustrates a pure violation of Human Rights in Thailand. The author described the detailed event that he could possibly recall. Again, it can happen to you or anyone, beyond any reasonable doubt.
Part I: A True Story from Pruay Salty Head.-
How Did They Arrest Me? –

Part 11: Citizen Rights’ Suppression to Pruay Salty Head

Interview:
Pruay Salty Head’s account of his arrest
Wed, 18/08/2010

Transcended death

September 10, 2010

 

Dear friend,

Our dharma sister who passed away today

I wish the leaving from suffering physical body will ease your pains

Will liberate your mind from attachment and sufferings

Free from clinging to the impermanence of our  samsaric body  and life

May your wisdom mind arise

Able to  fully realize  and recognise

Death has no concrete existence

May your wisdom mind arise

Transcended death

Date:

8 September 2010

Note: Today, one of our dharma sister, Peng Cheong passed away. After endured great pains and sufferings of sickness. Hope this moment of death can liberate her from samsaric pains and continue her practice in the next destiny.

May all the prayers and blessings will guide her  to continue the path of mind awakening.