Friday, September 17, 2010


Random question. Do you know where you will be going when you leave this world?

I guess different religions have got different takes. But they all agree on one thing. To Heaven, to a better place, the attaining of bliss etc.

But cultivators of the Pure Land School of Mahayana Buddhism aim for the Land of Amitabha Buddha. The Land of Ultimate Bliss. Pure Land.

I have had the honour of viewing a picture showing the image of Buddha in the clouds. First hand from a close friend.

If doubt ever arises within you, remember that things are not how or what we perceive them to be. Quantum physics show that all atoms are but masses of energy. Even you and I. We're all bundles of energy with a consciousness within. The world is formed of energy. And energy is never created nor destroyed. It always has and always will be. Beginningless. Neverending. Constantly moving from one form to the other.

There are minds (or souls, if you prefer) spinning in the wheel of the Six Paths. Undergoing retribution over and over again until their karma exhaust. Therefore, Pure Land cultivators are encouraged to make vows to be born in the Land of Ultimate Bliss. One can get an idea about this wondrous Buddha world from the Amitabha Sutra.

The thought dawned upon me recently. And I made my vow too. =)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Revival of The Spiritual Journey

Its been such a long time since I last posted anything in this blog.

And I guess its time to revive it.

3 years since the last post. I've learned a lot. Life has its ups and downs. And reading back my posts, looking back at the Dharma friends I've met through this blog, I can only summarise it all in one word: grateful. =)

Things change. Everything changes. And my writing style too.

But nevertheless, the Dharma has and always will been. No beginning, no ending.

Will update more frequently soon!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Vegetarian Recipe #1

Recently my family tried out a new combination of ingredients for dinner soup, and the outcome was not bad..Well I don't know what to call it, maybe just label it as winter melon soup.

The ingredients used include:

- Winter melon
- Black dried mushroom
- Red dates
- Chick peas (or otherwise known as garbanzo)

What surprised me most was that the soup tastes like chicken soup! Yes, i read in a vegetarian book before that using chick peas to boil soup gives the tangy taste of chicken soup, and its proven now. Make sure the chick peas are boiled till soft, then eat them together with pieces of winter melon and you'll notice the unique flavor!

Well, i guess they don't call chick peas 'chick peas' for nothing! Haha.. =D