Happy National Day Singapore :)

Singapore_Flag2Happy 51th Birthday Singapore 🙂

Majulah Singapura

The Pledge

The National Pledge is:
We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

Malay version
Kami, warganegara Singapura,
sebagai rakyat yang bersatu padu,
tidak kira apa bangsa, bahasa, atau ugama,
berikrar untuk membina suatu masyarakat yang demokratik,
berdasarkan kepada keadilan dan persamaan
untuk mencapai kebahagiaan,
kemakmuran dan kemajuan bagi negara kami.

Chinese version
Simplified Chinese
我们是新加坡公民,
誓愿不分种族、言语、宗教,
团结一致,
建设公正平等的民主社会,
并为实现国家之幸福、繁荣与进步,
共同努力。

我們是新加坡公民,
誓願不分種族、言語、宗教,
團結一致,
建設公正平等的民主社會,
並為實現國家之幸福、繁榮與進步,
共同努力。

Wǒmen shì Xīnjiāpō gōngmín,
shìyuàn bù fēn zhǒngzú, yányǔ, zōngjiào,
tuánjié yīzhì,
jiànshè gōngzhèng píngděng de mínzhǔ shèhuì,
bìng wèi shíxiàn guójiā zhī xìngfú, fánróng yǔ jìnbù,
gòngtóng nǔlì.

Tamil version
சிங்கப்பூர் குடிமக்களாகிய நாம் இனம்,மொழி,மதம்
ஆகிய வேற்றுமைகளை மறந்து ஒன்றுபட்டு,நம் நாடு
மகிழ்ச்சி,வளம்,முன்னேற்றம் ஆகியவற்றை அடையும்
வண்ணம் சமத்துவத்தையும்,நீதியையும்
அடிப்படையாக கொண்ட ஜனாயக
சமுதாயத்தை உருவாக்குவதற்கு
உறுதி மேற்கொள்வோம்!

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Wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day 🙂 May Singapore be a loving and caring country where all can enjoy peace and happiness together 🙂

祝新加坡国庆快乐。:) 愿新加坡道德光明, 国泰民安,风调雨顺, 人民互爱互助,丰衣足食,吉祥如意。:)

NDP 2016 Theme Song : Tomorrow’s Here Today

NDP and national songs over the years 🙂

1969 – Five Stars Arising

1984 –  Stand Up for Singapore

1986 – Count On Me,Singapore

1987 – We Are Singapore

1990 – One People, One Nation, One Singapore

1998 – Home

1998 – 家

1999 – Moments Of Magic

2000 – Shine on me

2001 – Where I belong

2002 – We Will Get There

2003 – One United People

2004 – Home by Young Voices

2005 – Reach out for the Skies

2006 – My Island Home

2007 – Will You

2008 – Shine For Singapore

2009 – What Do You See

2009 – It’s the Little Things

2010 – Song for Singapore

2011 – In A Heartbeat

2012 – Love at First Light

2013 – One Singapore

2014 – No New Song 🙂

2015 – Our Singapore

Moon Halo on 17 June 2016

KT5A0575It was past midnight when I saw the moon Halo.  Somehow I felt this was very special and blessed and so decided I should sacrifices a bit of sleeping time to capture and share this rare and special phenomenon and moment.

While taking the photos I had this feeling I should do meditation and so I did. The amazing thing happened after I meditated with the moon.  It seems to have grown brighter and bigger and a rainbow appeared around the moon. See the animated picture below.

Felt very blessed to have the chance to witness this. After my meditation I thanked all the Masters and the sentient being around and went back home feeling very energized.

Moon-Halo-Gif

能显自然根本智普贤王如来祈愿文

能显自然根本智普贤王如来祈愿文
吙!(音huo第一声)
显空轮涅诸幻相  一根二道二因果   觉与无明所化现  普贤如来广大愿
令一切融法界宫  速证圆满佛陀位 真如体性本无为  法尔自在绝妙境
原本轮涅无此名  觉了法尔即佛陀 众生无明堕轮回  普愿三界诸有情
证得离言真实义  普贤如来如实曰 真如本性离因缘 法尔原本自在智
内外增减过犯无    失念暗垢无挂碍  故尔自显离染垢 自性原本清净住
三界纵恶亦无惧    五欲爱执无贪恋  觉显无别自然智 自性明空无挂碍
本净无色无五毒    根本自性具五智  于此五智圆满境 自显五智如来佛
广大无量智慧中   显现寂静四十二  勇猛五智威光力 显现六十饮血尊
本体元明未迷失   我即原始本初佛  悲心发起广大愿 轮回三界有情众
了知自然本觉明   直至圆满无量智  我之化身无间断  刹那化现无量尊
一切所求善调伏   我发广大悲宏愿 三界轮回有情众  六道苦厄悉解脱
众生无始无明故   迷失根本之自性 无知失念住黑暗  此即无明轮回因
从彼惊恐闷绝中 念动惊醒生怖畏 故起自他贪嗔执  习气熏染渐增长
世间习性随生起 五蕴炽盛苦恼逼 五毒恶业无间断  众生迷惑之根源
即是无明与失念 由我普贤广大愿 一切皆明自心性  俱生无明蔽本觉
失念迷蒙散乱心   诸相分别因无明  自他二取执为实 俱生分别与无明
即是众生颠倒因   由我普贤广大愿  令诸轮回有情众 消除失念之黑暗
清净能所二取执   了知真实自心性  心著二执起犹豫  生起微细贪著心
习气深重令增长  食住衣财及伴侣 亲友眷属五欲等  贪著欲乐炽热恼
彼令世间惑幻生  由是二取业无尽  贪欲果报成熟时  投生贪恼饿鬼中
常受难忍饥渴苦  由我普贤广大愿 普令贪欲诸有情  不舍外来贪欲境
不著贪欲生起处 自心安住本明觉 真实觉了松坦住  得证胜妙观察智
外境所显诸幻相  念动微细怖畏生 仇怒习气增长嗔  忿起杀害怨敌心
嗔忿果报成熟时  长受地狱苦煎熬 由我普贤广大愿  普令六道诸众生
嗔忿猛烈增长时  自心放松莫取舍 真实觉了松坦住  得证胜大圆镜智
由于自心起傲慢  于他生诸竞争心 如是猛烈盛傲慢 自他争斗起苦恼
彼业果报成熟时  暂生天道报尽堕 由我普贤广大愿  令傲慢心诸众生
自心放松明心性  真实觉了松坦住 得证胜平等性智  二取执实染习气
自赞毁他痛苦业 增长争斗嫉妒心 投生杀戮罗刹道  报尽堕入地狱中
由我普贤广大愿 嫉妒争斗生起时 莫起怨恨心松坦  真实觉了宽坦住
得证胜成所作智 失念不正及散乱  昏沉迷糊及忘失 昏睡懈怠愚痴者
果报畜生无依怙 由我普贤广大愿  令心愚痴黑暗者 显露净心住正念
得证法界体性智  三界所有诸众生  真如体性与佛等 失念故成颠倒因
不断造诸无义业 犹如梦幻投六道  我即原始普贤佛 化身调伏六道众
由我普贤广大愿 令诸众生一无余  皆得成就法界中

啊吙! 具慈瑜伽大力者  了知自明离惑幻 已发如是广大愿
闻此誓愿诸众生 于三世内必成佛  尤于日蚀月蚀日 风灾雷暴地震时
冬至夏至或年节 自身观修为普贤  敬诵此愿于众前 令诸三界有情众
由彼瑜伽行者愿 灭苦解脱生死海  获证究竟佛陀位

博主注:A 本文转摘自
http://hi.baidu.com/ran777777777/blog/item/f64bd5d70e5dd02807088b 8f.html是根松成林曲杰嘉才仁波且所译;
B 本誓愿广大无边,依此而颂即可能得到自然根本智,和慧能大师当初顿悟的“无所住而生其心”是一致的;其论述对修心性和转识成智的实修指导作用巨大,和禅宗的无上心法也是一致的;印证了禅宗历史上达摩祖师的顿造成佛和慧能大师的顿悟成佛是真实不虚的;
C 本博将组织共修此无上心法,让诸同修共沐广大佛恩,弘扬普贤王如来的无边威德,助诸同修早日觉悟,自觉觉他,觉行圆满,早日完成净化天地人的宏愿。

 

Source : http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_48aa33160100dbrm.html

Cathedral of Saints Vitus

Located within the Prague Castle, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.  This is the second time I visited the Cathedral, the first time was 6 years before.

6 years ago I lost the ticket while wandering in the Prague Castle and hence was unable to complete the whole visit. But it is i like everything happened for a purpose?  Back then I was feeling quite uneasy and having a headache when going around. Guess I wasn’t ready at that time. However this trip it was calm and a huge difference in feeling.  Perhaps there is now a connection.  It is like I have came back to finish the unfinished tasks.  Plan of the Divine. 🙂

Intricate stained glass inside the main hall of the Cathedral.  Reminds me of a altar painting in Cologne Cathedral.

St.-Vitus-Cathedral

 

 

什么是“无我” ?

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今天额头撞了个包,可能无意中开了窍吧? 哈哈。 晚上突然想写下对“无我”和“修行”的个人体会。

什么是无我?怎么样才能时时刻刻都无我呢? 个人的体会是,办好该办的脚色。在对的时间环境作对的事情。没有想到我,只有事情。只是办好当下的脚色。那当下无我了。

以前常常以为打坐的时候什么都不想就是无我了。其实那个时候“我”的很。为什么呢? 因为“我”在享受着“无我”的感觉。

老子在清静经,说了 :“虽名得道,实无所得,为化众生,强名得道”。 得道是方便说,是圣者为了教化众生的一种方便法。同样的,无我也是方便说。并不需要去刻意得去“无我”放空。

那些刻意放空“无我”的方法只不过是初期修炼的引入方法,让心静下来而已。 当明白了,开悟了,时时刻刻都该无我,五蕴自然皆空。修行不只是在打坐或修法的时候才算是修行。

知道的人,时时刻刻都在修。修什么呢? 身,口,意。 佛陀教了八正道,就是为了让众生,时时刻刻修行,时时刻刻无我,时时刻刻五蕴皆空, 时时刻刻明心见性。

八正道,都作到了,心自然自在,清静,当下和佛心,道心,无别。你既是佛,佛即是你。你既是道,道既是你。 成佛,得道了吗? 成了,得了。实有所成,实有所得吗? 笑了吗? 哈哈。

大家晚安。

 

Main altar at St. Peter’s Basilica

Main altar at St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church located in Vatican City, within the city of Rome.

The Dove is the first to be so employed as an symbol; it stood for the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, for when Jesus was baptized the Holy Ghost descended in bodily shape as a dove upon Him (Luke 3:22). It was also used as a symbol of peace, because a dove brought to Noah a bough of an olive-tree as a sign that the deluge of wrath was at an end. In early Christian art the Apostles and the faithful were generally represented as doves, the first because they were the instruments of the Holy Ghost, carrying peace to the world; the second because in their baptism they received the gift of reconciliation, entering with the dove(the Holy Ghost) into the Ark of God, the Church. Sometimes in symbolical writing it stands for rest: Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will be at rest? — (Psalm 54:7); often for simplicity, innocence, and love: Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves (Matthew 10:16); Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; One is my dove, my perfect one. (Cant., v, 2; vi, 8.)

WORLD PEACE 🙂

St.-Peter's-Basilica