When we were children, we felt so safe. Our parents, family members, and relatives took care of us. They always protected us from any danger and threat. Consciously or unconsciously, all kids can feel and understand such precious value of protection and safety. For those children, like we were so, life seemed eternal. One day … Continue reading Are We Orphans?
One of the most well-known sections about love in the Bible is the thirteenth chapter of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. It is so famous, even called the chapter of love. In the traditions of Christianity, therefore, people read this portion during the church wedding. And of course, it is not only for the … Continue reading God is Love
Isaiah 40 is one of the critical chapters throughout the entire Bible. He prophesied as follows: The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made … Continue reading The Grass Withereth, the Flower Fadeth
Life is suffering. It is the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism. And the second is that the cause of this suffering is the ego that craves, desires, and attaches. The third is there is the way to eliminate the ego, which leads us to the fourth. The fourth is the introduction of … Continue reading The Three Poisons
Humility is one of the most important virtues in human history; many pearls of wisdom have kept on emphasizing it. And yet, it is one of the critical attributes that we always misunderstand. What is the value of humility? At a glance, it looks so counterintuitive from the perspective of survival of the fittest. For … Continue reading True Humility
In Nietzsche's three metamorphoses, the final form is the child, manifested as the sacred yea to life. One could be completely selfless, spontaneous, and non-dual. And the child could be the state that one could enter the kingdom of heaven. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little … Continue reading The Child to The Man
The Heart Sutra is one of the key scriptures in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Especially, its short version has been one of the most commonly recited sutras. Its Chinese version is well-known as translated by Xuanzang (玄奘三蔵 602 – 664) from the original Sanskrit manuscripts. His translation consists of 262 Chinese characters. Many Buddhists have memorized them. … Continue reading The Heart Sutra