Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Karma is

Definition of Karma
What is Karma?

Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it. This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning. A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. If he were to continue acting in such a way that the retribution cannot come about, because the conditions are not appropriate, then he may postpone the fruition of his karma. If he can suspend it until he is in the spirit world, then he may work at this particular karma in this intermission between death and next life. Or he may wait until another life in which he is more developed so that he can gleaned the educational value of this retribution. Conversely, his life could be so derelict that the blessings due to him cannot fructify until a later date or a subsequent life. All these fall into the category of suspension of karma to a more propitious period or life.

Why are we born at all?

In this section we will discuss the purpose of karma and why it is loaded with moral content. We have to start from the very beginning. After being through stages of mineral, vegetable, animal and birds we have been resting in the comfortable lap of the Source (Godhead or Absolute) for aeons. Then we decided to re-circulate as the last sentient beings, namely humans on planet earth. So in the Big Bang many of us would be released from the source at the same time. Innumerable showers of souls have taken place since the first arrival of man on earth. All souls in each dispersal would become soul mates. We have free will from the very first incarnation, and consequently we earned karma. The accumulation of good and bad karma dictates that we have to face them in each life, and resolve them as best we can. Our main aim is to learn through experience to become better souls. It is through the process of purification until we become perfect. In this way we may finally return to the Source or Absolute so that God (which is all-inclusive) may be a better one. It is so obvious that this cannot be done in one incarnation, because the karma accumulated is far too much. As we carry on in ignorance we tend to deem ourselves as separate individuals, and thus, we begin our journey of delusion. Thence onwards, we not only need more than one incarnation, but hundreds or thousands of them to clear the backlog. In order to reach the goal of being solely filled with love and compassion, we require a moral and guiding Law of Karma. So that at the end of our journeys our purity would be regained. With free will, we begin to make mistakes in our very first incarnation, thus incurring karma. Beneficial karma is also earned if we do things for the benefit of others. In other words a bank account of good and bad karma, (positive and negative balance) is opened in our very first incarnation. From here onwards, we will die and reborn many times with our soul mates and others. Every incarnation is endowed with forgetfulness of past events; otherwise it is impossible to go forward in our journeys. Without this total amnesia, we cannot perform with the knowledge that our dear ones were our past enemies. It is only in the intermissions between death and life that we realise that we have reared a family of enemies, who turned out to be very good and loving in this last incarnation. It is in the spirit world that we are able to practice forgiveness to our family members in retrospect. So even our adversaries can promote our spiritual progress.

How is Karma caused?

Of all the sentient beings we humans are the only ones that possess self-consciousness. That means we begin to ask questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I go from here? Then we begin to realise right from wrong because of the establishment of the self and selfishness. We can only become selfish because we have free will. If everything were fated, then we would have been robots without responsibility. This is the rub. With karma as the guiding law, we must be totally responsible for our actions. That means we have to suffer the consequences of our thoughts, speech and actions, whether they are wholesome or unwholesome. Self-conscious humans are now able to have concepts with which we can plan our future on the material side of things. Planning means intention. And it is intention that counts for most in karma production. If one’s intention were salutary then the karma produced would be good even though the result is negative. If the intention were evil or selfish, then the karma produced would be bad even if the result is beneficial.

Karma usually takes place for no apparent reason, for the cause might have originated from previous lives. We cannot remember the connection. Of course in this fast moving world, karma is coming back to us very quickly. For instance, a young man who, started to accumulate his millions through wheeling and dealing with unsavoury methods, became a multimillionaire by the time he reached fifty years old. But the present currency turmoil taking place in his region devastated him completely in six months. This is his karma returning like a boomerang. He ends up a bankrupt and may even go to jail for his illegal pursuits. Of course, if his karma is carried over to the next life, he will deem it as bad luck during that life because he cannot see the connection.

The next thing to consider is desire and attachment. Ill will, selfishness and pride are also karma productive. Buddha said that craving is the cause of suffering. He elaborated that craving leads to desire, clinging and attachment. All these karma-productive traits not only end up in suffering but to rebirth, which is much worse. When we merely enjoy one of the sensual objects, and there is no attachment involved, karma is not produced. However, after enjoying the object, an attachment or clinging ensues this is fraught with karma. That means we can enjoy but not yearn for it afterwards. Yearning, clinging and attachments are all seeds of karma-production. One can desire or crave for physical things as well as mental-emotional objects. Concepts are equally dangerous.

Desire and craving for sensual objects: Out of the 6 sense objects, sex is the most alluring. Being the force behind the reproductive system, it must be made strong and powerful for the humans to perpetuate the human race. If there is no pleasure in sex, the human race will die out in no time. The next object is food and wine. These cravings are accepted by our social customs, and therefore if anyone were to indulge in either, it is quite in order. However, together with drugs and cigarette, these are consumed to addictive proportions. These objects per se do not produce karma. One may become obese, alcoholic, or a drug addict, but on its own it does not produce karma. It is the craving and the attachment that is karma-productive.

Emotional reaction and thoughts: the emotional reactions to the 6 sense objects as above at the first contact are: pleasure, displeasure or neutral. With pleasure, clinging and attachment will arise as emotional memories. These in turn will lead to constant yearning and longing, and these would lead to karma production. Similarly with displeasure, the aversion and resentment will also be karma productive. In other words, these emotional reactions would consolidate as emotional memories. When the latter are fixated as negative and positive thoughts with emotional desire and aversion they would generate karma even though nothing is done about it. Similarly, with only thoughts and concepts, these will also produce karma when these intentions are prelude to speech or action. So thoughts, speech and action will generate negative karma if the intention is to consolidate the self. Conversely, it will generate good karma, if thoughts, speech and action are for the sake of others. If these ‘actions’ are merely passing phases, then hardly any karma will be produced. However, if these ‘actions’ are fixated and the attachments are strong, then karma will surely ensue

Can Karma be suspended, modified or eliminated?

There must be a time and place to repay our debt. In modern society, when we borrow a large sum of money to buy a house, we usually ask for a period of time before we can completely pay the entire dept. We have a choice here as to the length of time we need to pay off the debt. As humans we have freedom of choice. Normally, in a housing loan we can pay back by instalments. In karma, although we may do the same, we prefer to gather strength in the intervening centuries and perhaps clear some of them in the spirit world. However, the major portion of the karma has to be paid back finally in one life. In the intervening period, we would have developed spiritually, and consequently we are able to face our karma with greater wisdom and strength. In addition, we would also like to choose the time for its appearance because the conditions are more appropriate.

Can karma be modified or changed?

The answer is a definite "Yes". Firstly, we must recognise that we have injured the other person. Then we ask for forgiveness from that person. At the same time we must also forgive ourselves and the person in order to lay the pathway for the karma to be modified. Paripassu we ourselves must U-turn or grow spiritually. How do we do that? We must purify ourselves of our foibles. Then we must now extend service to others to such an extent that it becomes our goal in life. Lastly, we should either pray or meditate to increase our vibrations. With all these practices we are able to postpone the retribution from appearing now to a more propitious time. In the same token, we should be able to modify our karma to a much more palatable form. In the Buddhist sense, we make sure that the conditions are not ripe for the present and hopefully after many decades or centuries of development we will be stronger to face the karma when it does appear.

Can karma be eliminated?

Again the answer is "yes" but it is almost an impossibility for most of us. One has to realise the Self or the soul first. That means we have to reach a spiritual height of Christ Consciousness. Christ Consciousness is not the exclusive property of the followers of Jesus Christ. It is the same as Bodhicitta in the Buddhist parlance. It is Self-Realisation or Moksha of the Hindhus. This is the stage when our consciousness has reached the ultimate state, which is beyond the Causal Realm, a divine state. In this state we have transcended all states of consciousness below and we are in the same plane as the Absolute in Cosmic Consciousness. In this plane, all karma is annulled without exception. How many of us can be enlightened in this life? The paucity of these enlightened saints in one generation makes this method of elimination of karma like an impossible dream.

Where is Karma stored?

Every individual has at least 7 major chakras and 7 auric bodies. In the Buddhist teachings, the storing of karma is dependent on whether the action is intentional or unintentional. If it is intentional, then repercussions accruing from these actions will arise depending on the conditions ensuing. The repercussions may be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. The recipient will then suffer or enjoy the result accordingly. However, if it is unintentional, the recipient may not suffer or enjoy the consequences.

or instance, a wound inflicted by someone else in the previous life will only reappear as a birthmark in the present life without any physical handicap. Generally speaking, actions whereby there is attachment to the results will be stored in the astral body. In actions where there is no attachment to the results karma is stored in the causal body. The causal body is never shed no matter how developed we are, and it follows us life after life. It is in this body that the Akashic records are kept. This is the body that stores our past karma and our samskaras. Our G-plan (life plan) is also seen here. All these can be detected around our head and shoulders. When one has developed to the ultimate consciousness (enlightened) one would be residing in a realm beyond the causal realm, and all karma is then annulled.

The Eradication of Karma
This has been lightly touched upon earlier. We will now enumerate the steps we can take to achieve this. It will have to take many lifetimes, but the fact that we realise that we have to walk this path is itself very salutary. The disciplines involved are (1) Purification. (2) Service (3) Meditation or prayer.

Purification: In this category, we basically have to work hard at letting go of (a) craving, desire and attachment. (b) Ill will, which includes anger, hatred, jealousy, envy and other negative emotions. (c) Pride (d) Selfishness.

Service: In this category, we have to service the mineral, vegetable, animal kingdoms and humans. In humans, we have to help our immediate families, distant relatives and friends and fellow colleagues and underlings,

Meditation or prayer: In this category, it is better to meditate. In meditation we expedite the process of letting go. The main goal of meditation is to empty one’s mind, and it is during these periods of emptiness that we can reach the causal realm temporarily only to come to earth again when we stop meditating.Summarising, one does not need to resolve every karma earned. In order to eradicate all our karma, we merely have to be enlightened!

By Dr. Tan Kheng Khoo

Reference: Cerminara, Gina. Many Mansions. Neville Spearman.LtdHiroshi Motoyama.
arma and Reincarnation. Judy Piatkus (Publishers)

Saturday, October 24, 2009


To learn from Life

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings "Silent Night".
Age 5

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it,Mom makes me clean it up again.
Age 12

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
Age 14

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
Age 15

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst driver shave followed me there.
Age 29

I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me,I must live so that no one will believe it.
Age 30

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly butjust don't know how to show it.
Age 42

I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note.Age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, thegreater his or her need to cast blame on others.
Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seemstoday, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Age 48

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spiritsfor hours.
Age 49

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Age 51

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth amedicine cabinet full of pills.
Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Age 58

I've learned that if you want to do something positive foryour children, work to improve your marriage.
Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
Age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchersmitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can,happiness will find you.
Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness,I usually make the right decision.
Age 66

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
Age 72

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Age 82

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touchsomeone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Age 90

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
Age 92
"Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about"


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Avoid Negative Body Language

Avoid Negative Body Language

-Avoid lack of eye contact.
-Avoid mumbling.
-Avoid poor pronunciation.
-Avoid extraneous body movements that do not positively support what you are saying.
-Avoid poor posture.
-Avoid hiding your hands and palms.
-Avoid closed body postures, like arms folded across chest.
-Avoid touching face when speaking.
-Avoid an unblinking stare and the same facial expression
-Avoid holding objects in front of your body
-Avoid narrowing your eyes
-Avoid faking a smile
-Avoid messing with the collar of your shirt
-Avoid slouching your shoulders
-Avoid standing with your hands crossed over your genitals
-Avoid repeatedly shifting body weight from foot to foot
- Avoid wiping sweaty hands onto your clothes

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Money Money

The Buddha of Wealth
We have nothing to lose. They say whoever receives this Buddha will receive an abundance of unexpected money or some very good news.

Monday, October 12, 2009

How to make ghost..

工具:鐵絲網,手套,工具剪;相機(最好是底片的) 步驟:把鐵絲網做成人的外形,然後遠距離拍攝

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Astrology : 2010 Chinese Zodiac..

Astrology : 2010 Chinese Zodiac..

The Rat
For those born in the Year of the Rat, year 2010 promises to be an average year for you, while you may suffer from melancholy from time to time,the positioning of the planets in 2010 will benefit the rats and they will most definitely be more self-confident, and be more innovative thanbefore. Excellent news for the lonely rats, year 2010 promises a great love life for you. You will definitely find a lover within the year, and for the ones that are blissfully married, the year will be filled with romantic joy. Time to rejoice in the warmth of love, rats!

The Ox
You should be aware of some conflicts that might happen in the coming year, particularly with the dragons and horses. To avoid these conflicts,remember to keep an open! mind and to not judge others without any basis. This year is a good year for you to learn a new language, so, if you havealways wanted to pick up a new language before traveling, 2010 would definitely be the best year. Career-wise, those born in the year of the Ox should be aware that in 2010, your working attitude will be slightly lackadaisical and without much buoyed enthusiasm, put in effort to change the attitude.

The TigerFor their own year, the Tigers will face a surprisingly average year with little ups and downs. While everything will be at your advantage thisyear, you will find it terribly difficult to find the encouragement and willpower to perform at your very best. Find the encouragement withinyourself or you might be faced with plenty of disappointments. 2010 will provide a healthy backdrop for you, for those suffering digestiveproblems; you will most likely find that situations for you will improve.

The Rabbit
Unfortunately for the Rabbits, 2010 will possibly be a bad year for those who were born in the year of the Rabbit. You will have to work hard toachieve some good in terms of your career, health and love life. Rabbits should look towards philosophy and religion to find some good in theupcoming year. Be prudent, thrifty and stay on the lookout for signs of a business scam, your finances could prove to be a problem this upcomingyear.

The Dragon
For those born in the year of the Dragon, it is time for you to apply into some form of school or undertake some courses! Studying in the upcomingyear will bring you a considerable amount of success. While you might find yourself getting into some minor conflicts, it is essential for you tostay positive. Your ability to stay positive will lead to a happier and more successful year ahead. It might also be a rocky year ahead for you ifyou are in a relationship, remember, stay positive and lend a listening ear and you will stay happy.

The Snake
Those born in the year of the Snake are known to be very stubborn. Keep your stubbornness in check; learn to control it and you will find manysuccesses coming towards you in the upcoming year. While it is important to have dreams, try to keep a level-headed mind for the upcoming year oryou might end up straying away from reality. Once you’ve kept a level-headed mind, you will find yourself in favourable opportunities in yourcareer, make sure you grab them!

The Horse
Good news for the horses! Year 2010 might be one of the smoothest years for you. You will find bonds between your friends and relatives being builtfairly easily. Keep a clear head when making decisions for you will find that plenty of decisions may sound familiar to one another but with verydifferent outcomes. You may also tend to overfeed yourself in the upcoming year so be sure to keep on a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

The GoatT
hose born in the year of the Goat will find plenty of wealth opportunities coming their way in 2010. You may end up passing up on a lot of themand making several bad decisions early on in the trimester but it is crucial for you to stay positive and not be disheartened by your losses formore opportunities will be coming for you later in the year. Stay on your feet, be in the company of your loved ones and develop more personalrelationships and you will find that the upcoming year might just be your best year yet.

The Monkey
It is essential for the monkey to not be overly emotional in 2010. You will find that not everything will go your way initially. While you mightlose some close friends, you have to maintain mental stability to save the broken pieces of the relationship. However, 2010 will provide businessopportunities for you. It is the year for you to take risks. Take the risks and you will be rewarded tremendously. Do not rest on your laurels andexpect things to happen!

The Rooster
2010 will be a year of competition for those born in the year of the Rooster. In your career, you will face plenty of competition to get up onto ahigher rung of the ladder in your company. If you are unattached, you will find competition for someone that you are interested in. Makewell-thought out decisions and do not make rash decision. Adopt a positive and hardworking attitude and 2010 might just be a good year for you..

The Dog
There will be ups and downs for the dog in the year 2010. In your career, your lack of respect towards authority might prove to be a downfall foryou. Your quest for independence will lead to you having some problems in your love life as well. It is ultimately crucial for you to tone downyour brash attitude to find some good in the upcoming year or 2010 will prove to be a year of loneliness for you. Stay friendly!

The Pig
Known to be sentimental creatures, you have to learn to put off your sentimental ways to find some unexpected successes in your line of work andyour love life for 2010. The alignment of the stars will bring you utmost luck for the coming year so expect some monetary windfall coming yourway. It is important for you to stay away from carbonated drinks in the upcoming year for you will be vulnerable and open to intestinal anddigestive problems. However, besides that, 2010 might prove to be a healthy year ahead for you.


Friday, October 02, 2009

Bank's ghost



True man is unique and distinct individual human being, that is no two persons are alike not even for a twin. Each one is superb in his own nature. Man live on his own accord, walk a path of his own destiny and laid his own way of life, work and love.

One may call his life a failure and may even curse that life. Yet, it is not at all deplorable for one may see significant ideas on that failure that may help lead others to success.

In pursuance of mans objective in life, he may meet failures, frustrations and humiliations along the way in reaching his goal. Insurmountable obstacles will try to stop and ruin ones future but these misfortunes are really part of the life he breathes. It is in this way that man will come to know the meaning of life, that life is but a series of trials of how one could withstand the pain and hardship of living in this world.

In the arts of love, many become brokenhearted because of failure to find solutions to their troubled hearts. As a consequence, many turn to even worst vices, some succumb to insanity, and others destroy themselves in the most terrifying ways. Certainly others could not be blamed because that is the way they wanted to solve their own problems. Love must be understood and balanced by the heart and the mind to its real meaning and intent.

I too had been in loved. I met a girl who made me feel the life seem infinite, like that have no beginning and no ending. I love her. I adored and dreamed her day and night. I saw her in every streets everywhere I walk and in every books I read.I felt crazy of her. I wished she would always be mine and someday be mine alone. Once, I ask myself “what did I see in her that I didn’t see in others?” I really did not know.

Love was with me and life was good but not at all as I thought would be so good. There was a moment when we had to part and whisper goodbye. It was not because we were not meant to each other but because there was a great barrier between us. Her parents, I thought, once told her I could not offer her the things they wanted for her. I could not blame them telling her for it was true. A poor me.

I saw my sweetheart as we parted. I set her free without touching her heart though it was breaking my heart so hard and against my will. But because of love, a true love I could not deny her of liberty, her happiness and wealth others could offer, and I could not. I do not regret though I lost her, for I felt deep in my heart I love her.