Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quotes about Truth and Lie

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it's not going to go away.

-Elvis Presley


Truth is what stands the test of experience.

 -Albert Einstein


You're putting words in my mouth, just the way you put artificial facts in your head!

-David Letterman


The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.

-Thomas Jefferson


A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbor.

- Jonathan Swift


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.



The slander of some people is as great a recommendation as the praise of others.

-Henry Fielding


Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.



For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile (1 Peter 3:10).



The evils of the body are, murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse, and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Wisdom from Buddha (Collected and translated by Jade)

Accept all the fair-weather and bad-weather with a heart full of happiness.

We should have an uplifting heart to respect and accept all the other different from us.

The real greatness is to endure the others cannot endure, and to accomplish the others cannot accomplish.

Getting something you should not obtain will bring you bad luck.

Treat your enemy well, your enemy will disappear.

Hating others will burn you inside and hurt yourself more.

Slandering a person with deep cultivation is like throwing a stone into emptiness, which will cause nothing and hurt nothing.

If you don’t fall down by yourself, nothing can force you down.

Those who say malicious words from a mean heart will hurt their own reputation and bring bad luck to their next generations.

We have to learn to forgive the others’ ignorance.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Forgiving and Letting Go

A Milkwood Pinwheel Flower: Tabernaemontana divaricata, Botanical Gardens, Singapore

Nearly everyone has been hurt by the others’ words and actions. If you hold feelings of anger and grudge within yourself, you can never have real lasting happiness and inner peace.


Some people overact to your words or put words to your mouth; some people make conclusions with little information and they believe their illusions are truth, and they spread falsehoods; some people use worst imagination to think about others and they think they are kind and trying to help; some people are natural liars who can't stop lying.


You can forgive people without excusing their acts. You can free yourself from bitterness and thoughts of revenge. Forgiving will give you a freer and happier life. People are mean because they are losers, or vice versa, people are losers because they are mean. Forgive them; if they can’t hurt you, they are hurting themselves by collecting negative karma.


Let go all the bad feelings; don’t let bitterness grip on you. Let go the past, focus on the present and create a promising future. Move forward to live a life with success, love, happiness, mercy and kindness. Focus on improving yourself; focus on your good life. Your success and happy life is the best revenge to the jealous and mean-spirited people.


No one knows the entire truth. You can’t judge. Only God can. No one can escape the net of destiny.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Love, Concordant Dance

In my imagination, love is kind of concordant dance, as smooth and beautiful as pairs free skating. Free skating is exquisite performance, which entails acting in concert physically and conjugating with each other mentally. It is hard for those skating pairs not to fall in love during this delicate action, so a lot of pairs are spouses in real life.

Real love is like a dance with your entire body, spirit and soul in harmony with your partner. Read your mind from your eyes, and pass on subtle feelings; also, we two can perceive the same direction and perform a serial of complicated leap loop. Then, you receive me stably and confidently. I feel so graceful and peaceful in your arms and experience you masculine power from this performance. In this act, we forget ourselves, only with the desire to fly. There is the sound of wind and music. It is a symphony of inebriation, freedom, body connection, and soul sublimation.

It is a superlative realm. In the real life, I am emotional, and you are appreciative. I recite ancient poetry, and you tell me life wisdom. I like to walk leisurely in the park, and you walk with me hand in hand. We don’t need a lot of money to be romantic, but wealth is important nutrition for love. We will build a life with happiness and balance.

I ever danced lonely under the moonlight waiting for you. Until you joined me, we dance together tunefully.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pearl - Pain and Shine


If you are an oyster, do you want to struggle with organic intruders and endure the pain of sanding and rubbing to produce a shining pearl, or do you want to live a comfortable life and then produce nothing?


Imagining the threatening irritation caused by a parasite, the torture of water attrition and sand grinding, no oyster likes to undergo all the pain to generate a pearl. But they have no choice, it just happened.


That’s life. You want to live an easy life, but you are put into harsh situations, meet all kinds of people and live through adversities. During this painful process, you strengthen your character muscle, fortify your heart and build up your wisdom.


If you already encountered hardship, you should thank God. He provided you a chance to learn important lessons, to get mature and wise, to obtain a gentle but strong heart. The earlier the hardship comes, the earlier you can benefit from it. It is a process of life to smooth and refine you into a valuable and shining pearl.


Naturally, among many hundreds oysters, only one can generate a fine pearl. If life happens to train you into a pearl, don’t complain the pain, but thank the opportunity.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Quotes from "As a Man Thinketh" - by James Allen

Man is the master of thought, the molder of character,and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

Out of a clean heart comes a clean life and a clean body. Out of a defiled mind proceeds a defiled life and a corrupt body.
The universe does not favor the greedy, the dishonest, the vicious, although on the mere surface it may sometimes appear to do so; it helps the honest, the magnanimous, the virtuous.

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart-this you will build your life by, this you will become.

The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm.

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Way - Chapter 33 (By Laozi)

It needs wisdom to comprehend others; it requires wisdom and sense to know oneself.
It needs power to conquer others; it needs inner strength and self-control to conquer oneself.
Contentment can give you feeling of riches; Greed is the most serious poverty.
Those who firmly persevere on their target have strong willpower.
You can go far and have a long duration if you never lose your goal and stance.
If your spirit and career can pass on generation by generation, you have an eternal life.

Laozi: a philosopher of ancient China and an important figure of Taoism.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Use Time Wisely

time machine........

Emerson ever wrote about the German writer Goethe: “He is the type of culture, the amateur of all arts and sciences and events;” “He can not hate anybody; his time is worth too much.” Goethe, the admirable scholar, inspires people to spend their time for positive emotions and on constructive things.


It needs more strength and cultivation to be kind than to be mean. It requires more conscience to take personal responsibility than to blame others. It takes more brainpower to create your own luck.


Look around, I am surrounded by sunshine, flowers and green meadows. Life is enjoyable, a good time with my family, my sons' angelic smile, a piece of beautiful music, an edifying book, a cup of refreshing tea, a warm hug, and every other beautiful moment.


I will give all my time for working, reading, thinking, and appreciating. At the seashore of knowledge, I haven’t wetted my shoes yet. I have a lot to learn. I will focus on positives and solutions. I will work out my own luck. I will be so busy feeling happy and peaceful that there is no room for all the negative feelings.


I will focus on myself and do my things well. I will use all my time to work, to love, to enjoy life, to learn new knowledge and to build up wealth. Do I have extra time to hate anybody? No one is worth my precious time for any negative feelings.