Have you heard the story of the elephant rope? It is one of the well-known anecdotes for a life lesson. And, interestingly, there are two different interpretations. One is for potential. The other is for mindfulness. Potential One day a traveler visited one of the rural villages where many elephants are for their daily works. … Continue reading The Elephant Rope
When do you feel there could be satanic or demonic cruelty in this world? While there are various psychopathic, sociopathic incidents reported nowadays, we can see a lot from our bloody human history. We call these incidents genocide or crimes against humanity. Each of us can never think of killing anyone in our everyday lives. … Continue reading Enemy of the People
What bothers us most of the time? We often complain about problems, thinking these are external, and saying we are supposed to be peaceful, but these external threats attack us. So, we believe: Life is a war. We live on the battlefield. Is that so? Perhaps, it is to some extent. Human history consists of … Continue reading We are Nobody but Gardeners
What is death? It is one of the common words we often use in our everyday life. At the same time, it is also one of the concepts that we tend to avoid taking it seriously. If we are already in this world for several decades, we must have experienced various deaths of others. We … Continue reading One Thing Is Needful
What is God's will? What should we do to understand it? Is there such a thing as God's will on earth and in heaven? Asking these questions could lead us to these fundamental inquiries: Why is there anything at all?Why is there something rather than nothing? Seeking what we hypothetically call "God's will" as something … Continue reading What Wilt Thou Have Me To Do?
What is the earliest memory you can recall? Your experience weeks ago seems clear. So does years ago, even decades ago. Digging into it as early as possible, can you reach the earliest one in your life? Usually, that is the inception of your consciousness. I can barely recall one cloudy afternoon, walking with my … Continue reading Live Forever
There are the Six Realms for reality. In this Buddhist cosmic view, every sentient being is born, dead, and reborn, repeating the cycle of birth and death endlessly, called Samsāra. Nobody can get out of this cycle unless one gets enlightened, leaping to the state of Nirvāna. In the Fourth Noble Truths, life is suffering … Continue reading The Six Realms of Samsāra