Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:37:37 AM
i agree there are millions of disatisfaction within the border. sometimes i m really mad at it, even sometimes i wanna be out of it, but means selected.
above all, before the seventeenth summer, it's put behind me.
until then, a quite big insect which was going to cross over the border, came to me and seemed to stay with me before the crossing.
unfortunately to it, my veins never like to be with an insect.
the weather's getting hot and wet, then the insect would like to be my pet. oh, pet insect... how can i keep it like a cat that i m fond of? absolutely not. at least time told it.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 3:39:59 AM
(China Daily 04/25/2006 page4)
By Zong He
Updated: 2006-04-25 06:33Call it a "predestined opportunity," Buddhism, which preaches equality, benevolence and harmony, is being endorsed and encouraged to contribute to a harmonious world and a peaceful society.
Two millennia after it came to China, the religion marked a milestone in its development with the first World Buddhism Forum convened in the coastal province of Zhejiang.
The four-day gathering from April 13-16 brought 1,000 monks, nuns and scholars from at least 30 countries and regions to Hangzhou and Zhoushan, two scenic cities known for their Buddhist legacies dating back more than 1,000 years.
Sponsored by the Buddhist Association of China and the China Religious Cultural Communication Association, the meeting was dedicated to the theme of "A harmonious world begins in the heart," and concluded with a Putuoshan Declaration.
"Everyone is responsible for world harmony, which begins in the heart," the declaration said.
It called for efforts to strive for a situation where family is in concord, society is in harmony and the world is peaceful.
The religion's core values were underscored at the gathering as participants highlighted the Buddhist teachings of striving for freedom from greed, anger and ignorance, and of promoting harmony and peace in the world.
In particular, delegates said Buddhist teachings, including the Five Commandments of "no killing, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no lying and no intoxicating," could help heal a world harmed by terrorism, ecological and moral degradation.
Government and non-governmental organization officials also joined in the pious discussions at the forum.
Liu Yandong, a senior official of the nation's top political advisory body, said that in addition to the efforts of governments, religious communities could also play an active role in building a harmonious world.
The forum provided a venue for high-level dialogue and exchanges of ideas on Buddhism's "positive role" in the cause of building a harmonious world, to promote social harmony, safeguard world peace and enhance human welfare, she said at the forum's opening ceremony.
"It is indeed an event of 'boundless beneficence'," said Liu, vice-chairwoman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
In fact, Buddhism has been interwoven with the Chinese tradition of peace and harmony, according to Liu.
"The Buddhist teachings are brimmed with thoughts of peace and harmony, and its advocacy of compassion, wisdom and equality is closely related to harmony, peace and amiability," she said.
Buddhist practitioners have long held that a purified mind contributes to a purified territory, a tranquil mind contributes to a happy life and a calm mind contributes to a peaceful world.
Liu also said internal peace can lead to favourable external relations.
Advocacy of harmony and peace is inherent in the Chinese mentality, and has shone through the whole development of Chinese culture, she said.
For example, China's ancient sages had established the value of "harmony being the most precious in the world" and expounded on the philosophical thinking of "harmony but not uniformity," she said.
The idea of "harmony" is not only deeply rooted in the Chinese nation, but is respected and acclaimed by many nations in the world, and held in high esteem by renowned thinkers around the globe, Liu said.
Although peace and development are still a predominant theme in today's world, they are increasingly challenged by worsening environmental problems, widening wealth gaps, wars and crimes, Liu said.
By stressing that "a harmonious world begins in the heart," the forum is a telling example of the Buddhist community's attention to the well-being of people and society. It would promote all walks of life, including religious circles, to contribute to world harmony, she said.
Qi Xiaofei, secretary-general of the China Religious Culture Communication Association, said Buddhism is regarded by the government as being more closely related to Chinese traditions and has a deeper influence on the Chinese public.
With around 100 million followers in China, Buddhism is a major religion in the country.
All three Buddhist sects Chinese, Tibetan and Pali co-exist peacefully in China.
The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, a high-ranking living Buddha of China's Tibetan branch of Buddhism, also addressed the forum, his debut at an international event.
He told the forum: "Defending the nation and working for the people is a solemn commitment Buddhism has made to the nation and society."
中国政协会议全国委员会副主席liu yan dong说到，构建和谐世界，除了政府作出努力，宗教交流也具有它的独特作用。
Monday, April 24, 2006 2:54:45 AM
before i began to learn something about the 5 elements, they are strange and mysterious to me. if anyone ask whether i belive it, i would let out 'it depends', for, i knew nothing about it.
until some time, a close friend talked about the learning of it, and told some mystery keys. it's like a spark in brain. i found that i had interests in it, so much...
and now catching a corner of the iceberg, i would appropriately correct some mistakes in realization and habbits, to balance the 5 elements in me, around me, and affect me.
once something like this named 'fortune telling', never legal. but today, at least i myself, feel that less stress above the so called 'fortune telling'. it's known as 5-element theory. there're mainly several set of theories, advanced by persons of different dynasties.
yesterday, i smoke more than usual. then, today i found 3 of my fish has gone. why, cos fire burns water out! my love star is gold, and 2004 is the year of gold. then i met some chasers. but i didn't know at that time, and just let them pass... so sad...
although i know something about it, but the god is ever watches on us, decides results.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:48:23 AM
One should love animals. They are so tasty.
Save water. Shower with your girlfriend.
Love the neighbor. But don't get caught.
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.
Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.
The wise never marry. And when they marry they become otherwise.
Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today.
The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn?
Children in backseats cause accidents. Accidents in backseats also cause children.
'Your future depends on your dreams.' So go to sleep.
There should be a better way to start a day than waking up everymorning.
'Hard work never killed anybody.' But why take the risk?
'Work fascinates me.' I can look at it for hours!
God made relatives; Thank God we can choose our friends.
When two's company, three's the result!
A dress is like a barbed fence. It protects the premises without restricting the view.
Love is photogenic. It needs darkness to develop.