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A PowerPoint Presentation of 10 LIFE lessons we can learn from the Japan disaster.

A PowerPoint Presentation of 10 LIFE lessons we can learn from the Japan disaster.
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  • 10 Lessons From ThE Japan Disaster
  • 10 LIFE Lessons from the Japan tragic Disaster
  • 1. THE CALM Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
  • “ In the face of any adversity or calamity may our mind remain calm and composed.”
  • 2. THE DIGNITY Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
  • “ May we, with self-discipline, train the mind to greater spirituality.”
  • 3. THE ABILITY The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
  • “ May we put our ability to good use for the well-being and happiness of others.”
  • 4. THE GRACE People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
  • “ May we have a thought for those in need and not be overwhelmed by Greed.”
  • 5. THE ORDER No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding
  • “ May we always show understanding, kindness and compassion to others.”
  • 6. THE SACRIFICE Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
  • “ May we not be self-centred but sacrifice to relieve others’ suffering.”
  • 7. THE TENDERNESS Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.
  • “ May we have honesty, integrity and a caring heart.”
  • 8. THE TRAINING The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
  • “ May we train the mind to be always alert, heedful and mindful.”
  • 9. THE MEDIA They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
  • “ May we always act with truthfulness, responsibility and wisdom.”
  • 10. THE CONSCIENCE When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!
  • “ May we always practice morality, virtue and righteousness.”
  • The End “ May our mind be calm, strong, steady and mindful in the face of changing fortunes.” With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin