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A Collection of Twitter Tweets on LIFE Lessons/Motivation/Inspiration/Dhamma for Reflection to grow in Compassion, Wisdom and Peace. The Tweets are mostly written in poetic form with URL links for …

A Collection of Twitter Tweets on LIFE Lessons/Motivation/Inspiration/Dhamma for Reflection to grow in Compassion, Wisdom and Peace. The Tweets are mostly written in poetic form with URL links for more points of relevance to the Tweets.

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  • 1. TTTTWENTY TTTTWITTER TTTTHOUGHTSTTTTO TTTTREASURETTTTHOUGHTFULHOUGHTFULHOUGHTFULHOUGHTFULTTTTWITTERWITTERWITTERWITTER TTTTWEETSWEETSWEETSWEETSTTTTOOOO TTTTREASUREREASUREREASUREREASUREOH TEIK BI
  • 2. THOUGHTFULTWITTER TWEETSTO TREASURE
  • 3. iiiiTHE GIFT OF DHAMMA EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTSTitle: Thoughtful Twitter Tweets To TreasureAuthor: Oh Teik BinTeluk Intan, Perak, MalaysiaFront and back cover by Oh Teik BinEmail: ohteikbin@gmail.comPrinted for free distributionNot for saleThis edition (2013) : 1000 copiesThis Dhamma Dana literature is a gift, printed solely for freedistribution. Lots of other educational and Dhamma material bythe same author are available at the following Websites:http://ohteikbin.weebly.comwww.dhammatelukintan.blogspot.comwww.slideshare.net/ohteikbinwww.youtube.com/user/ohlifelessonswww.toondoo.com/user/bteikohwww.scribd.com/teikbinhttp://engagedbuddhists.ning.com/profile/ohteikbinwww.twitter.com/TBrohwww.facebook.com/ohteikbinNo copyright is applicable to this publication and anyorganizations, societies or individuals are welcome to reprintpart or all of it. However, such reprints must be for freedistribution. It would be appreciated if the author could beinformed by email of any reprint.Printed by: Majujaya Indah Sdn. Bhd (85902-U)68 Jalan 14E Ampang New Village68000 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Kuala Lumpir, MalaysiaTel: 03-42916001
  • 4. iiiiiiDEDICATION“Thoughtful Twitter Tweets To Treasure”is dedicated in ever loving memory ofMy late ParentsOH KHAY LENG ( 1924 – 1999 )LIM SAW GHIM ( 1924 – 2012 )ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSMy sincere thanks and gratitude go to the following:All Sangha and lay members who have taught the sublimeDhamma and valuable LIFE LESSONS atPersatuan Buddhist Hilir Perak, Teluk Intan since 1987All my friends who have in one way or other contributed tomy growth in the DhammaThis book has been sponsoredfor free distributionFrom the Royalty Payment of my Book“Wisdom From Laughter”DEDICATION OF MERITSMay all beings share in the merits of this Dhamma Dana.May they find happiness, peace and liberation.
  • 5. ivivCONTENTSDedication/AcknowledgementsPreface1 Mind 12 Wisdom 103 Peace 224 Happiness 295 Truth 356 Loving-Kindness 417 Compassion 468 Morality 509 Virtue 5610 Education 6011 Giving 6812 Attitude 7113 Mindfulness 7614 Anger 8015 Delusion 8416 Meditation 8917 Freedom 9218 Humor 9619 Aspiration 10320 Miscellaneous 109Dedication
  • 6. vThoughtful Twitter Tweets To Treasure is a collection ofthe Twitter Tweets I posted on the Internet since the year2009. They can be found at my Twitter Home Pagewww.twitter.com/TBroh. The more than 500 tweets conveyDhamma, educational messages or Life lessons grouped intotwenty subjects like Mind, Happiness, Virtue, Freedom,Education and so on.This book is written with the following objectives:* To convey some important Dhamma points for reflection,practice and realization* To inculcate moral and ethical values in the young* To point out our defilements and help to overcome them* To teach some valuable educational and Life lessonsIn a world of mobile SMSes, Emails, MSN Chat andmessages, Skype, Blogs, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter,not many read educational, motivational or Dhamma booksfilled with long linear texts. Twitter on the Internet has ahuge following of users. It is a powerful communication tool.Nearly all the Tweets in Thoughtful Twitter Tweets ToTreasure are written in a Couplet form. There is rhyming ineach of the couplet pairs and each line in the pair bears thesame number of syllables. This makes for easier and catchyreading. After each Tweet there is a URL link to aPowerPoint presentation, video or document which hasrelated points to the Tweet.Most of the Tweets have been penned based on the Author’sreflections over the 25 years of Dhammaduta work at thelocal Buddhist Association, Persatuan Buddhist Hilir Perak.It is hoped the various Tweets can help the young and oldalike reflect upon and actualize the Dhamma points in them.May we all strive on diligently along the Path to grow inCompassion and Wisdom.OH TEIK BIN 2013PREFACEv
  • 7. 11 MINDIn the Dhammapada, the Buddha said, “Mind is theforerunner of all things. All that we are arises with ourthoughts.” How very true this is! We create our mental world,our happiness and sorrow and other mental states.Today we see more and more problems among people, theyoung and old alike due to a mind that is not well-directedand trained. It is trapped in this sensual world; it isoverwhelmed by the kilesas or mental defilements of greed,hatred and delusion. On account of this, there is much mentalsuffering despite the material and technological progressman has made. Until we are completely liberated throughEnlightenment, our minds are defiled. It is imperative thatwe train and purify our mind and conquer the hindrances thatobstruct mental peace. The hindrances include:* Unwholesome sensual desires* Restlessness and worry* Anger and ill-will* Sloth and torpor* Skepticism and doubtThe Buddha said, “It is good to control the mind. To masterit brings happiness.” How subtle and elusive the mind is!The task is to quiet it – by ruling the mind, peace andhappiness are found.“With single-mindedness,The Master quells His thought.He ends their wandering.Seated in the cave of the heartHe finds Freedom.”Mindfulness is the Way to Peace, Bliss and Freedom. Trainyour mind to be awake; contemplate and watch. Work withcare and attention. Live in the Noble Eightfold Path. Withthe foundation of morality, train the mind in stillness anddevelop wisdom through Right Understanding and Thought.
  • 8. 221 MINDWe are what we think. All that we are arises with ourthoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speakor act with an impure mind and trouble will follow youas the wheel follows the ox that draws the card.The Buddha1 Do good, avoid vice, purify the mind.This leads to happiness and peace sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-buddha-on-mind2 A worried, angry or restless mindwill lead one away from Peace Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-63-643 Wholesome and wise thoughts in the mindcan lead to joy and Truth Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-64 Be Good. Be Wise. Be Kind. Have a Creative Mind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/good-characterfood-for-thought5 Do we wisely use our priceless time?Do we find time to purify the mind?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/timeless-time-quotes6 May your righteous thoughts actualizeto help you become kind and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/noble-thoughts-righteous- ways
  • 9. 3MINDA man is but the product of his thoughts;what he thinks, he becomes.Mahatma Gandhi7 Relax...let your mind think out of the box.Then youll untangle many Puzzle Knots.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-108 "Dont have a rigid mind," the sage says."Look at a problem in different ways."http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-99 With a mind of determination and cultivation,strive on for peace and liberation.http://bit.ly/afRX7T10 Our Real Home lies within the Mind.Strive on to realize this Truth Sublime.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-favorite-home-quotes11 Realize that Mind precedes everything.May Wisdom arise through clear thinking.http://www.scribd.com/doc/32468925/8-Ways-to-Peace-of-Mind12 For the mind to think most clearly,you need to practice constantly.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-6
  • 10. 4MINDThe mind is its own place, and in itselfCan make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.JOHN MILTON13 When thoughts transform the mind positively,one lives more happily and peacefully.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-914 When the mind is heedless and lacks clarity,one can expect actions of stupidity.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-59-6015 A mind thats creative and discerningwill understand many a happening.http://www.scribd.com/doc/32829982/Creative-Teasers-516 Train the mind to think divergently.You can then see many things clearly.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-417 The mind needs exercise just like the body;only then can one think so creatively.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-318 Mind your Brain, Mind your MINDfor Joy and Peace sublime.http:/ http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-steps-to-damage-your-brain
  • 11. 5MINDDo not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future,concentrate the mind on the present moment.Buddha19 A mind with Wisdom and Clarityis filled with joy and serenity.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-ro-reflect-upon-11-1220 Tapping into the Silent Mindgives insights of the wisest kind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1IDfFBLZew21 A Righteous and a confident mindhelps one on the Path to Peace Sublime.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivating-myselfselfconfidence22 Living wisely helps the mindwhen it comes to THINKING TIME.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/5-ways-to-increase-your-intelligence23 Hard it is to keep in check our mind.Train ardently for mental Peace sublime.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-77-7824 Misunderstanding what is saidcan cause pain that is truly great.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-9
  • 12. 6MINDThe teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enterthe house of his wisdom but rather leads you to thethreshold of your mind. Khalil Gibran25 Amidst our busyness do find timeto be in solitude to train the mind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWU0NGc6p7U26 When the mind is confident and strong,there are fewer things that will go wrong.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5yR7VV6o027 Knowing truly the 8 Gifts that are free,you will be more joyful with less worry.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-1928 Words of wisdom enrich the mind.They help mental peace grow with time.http://t.co/qATuvnf29 Courage and positive thinkingneed diligent cultivating.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-3730 When right views and right thoughts fill the mind,well have happiness and peace sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-child-great-thoughts
  • 13. 7MINDAll wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind istransformed can wrong-doing remain?Buddha31 When one trains ardently the mind,one will find joy and peace sublime.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJIRMQnWqY&feature=feedu32 When one knows how to think wisely,one can live much more peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-4133 Creative minds think out of the box.They are not imprisoned by their thoughts.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/amazing-creativity.34 Stop and ponder from time to time.May Wisdom arise in your mind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-4635 Do you exercise your Right Brain sufficiently ?No? That’s why many cannot think creatively!http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/1111754036 Train your mind to think ‘out of the box’.Enjoy puzzles with tricky twists and knots.http://www.slideshare.net/slideshoe/embed_code/1252511
  • 14. 8MINDTo a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.Zhuangzi37 When one has the Right View of everythingthen there is little mental suffering.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwB0yuoA8OI38 Unexpected things can happen anytime.Realize this, it is important for the mind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-111-11239 Regular Exercise of the mindcan help to prevent it from decline.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-word-picture-puzzles-783369240 Like the body, the mind needs exercise.If you lack thinking, start now, gals and guys!http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/56185241 When you have had a busy time,a good Hymn can recharge your mind.http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/942006142 One cannot live peacefully and wellwith an untrained mind that creates hell.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-buddha-on-mind43 When the mind is calm, clear and steady,one is more peaceful, free and happy.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/minding-my-monkey-mind-1694416
  • 15. 9MINDDo not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.Buddha44 Renunciation is one of the Paramis.It leads to tranquility, freedom and peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-perfections-refletions45 If we do not mind our MONKEY mind,we are heading to spiritual decline.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQmowja6tJs46 Wise words are great food for the mind.They bring thoughts of the wholesome kind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-words-to-reflect-on-presentation47 When the mind is confident and strong,there are fewer things that will go wrong.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivating-myselfselfconfidence48 ‘Keep your thoughts clear, right and wise.’This is really treasured advice.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/right-thoughts-to-live-by49 The unclear mind is easily tricked.The untrained mind is muddled indeed.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/twisted-thinking-and-mental-suffering
  • 16. 102 WISDOMAccording to Wikipedia, Wisdom is the judicious applicationof knowledge. It is a deep understanding and realization ofpeople, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability toapply perceptions, judgments and actions in keeping withthis understanding. It often requires control of one’semotional reactions so that universal principles, reason andknowledge prevail to determine one’s actions. Wisdom isalso the comprehension of what is true, coupled withoptimum judgment as to action.In Buddhism, Wisdom or Panna in Pali, together withCompassion are mental qualities or states that whendeveloped to perfection bring about Enlightenment. Onewith great wisdom can see or realize to a great degree thetrue nature of all physical and mental phenomena. Herealizes the Truth of* suffering or unsatisfactoriness in all conditioned existence.* ignorance and craving as the cause of suffering.* a mental state where suffering can cease.* a Path that can lead to the end of Suffering.The wise person can also see the truth of dukkha (suffering),anicca (impermanence) and anatta (non-self) in Samsara. Heunderstands that we are all subjected to the eight worldlyvicissitudes, namely gain and loss, pleasure and pain, praiseand blame and honor and dishonor.The person of wisdom, realizing the Truth or Nature’sUniversal Laws, can live in harmony with all beings and theenvironment. He is happy, peaceful and tranquil. He lives alife of virtue and moral righteousness. He is loving, kind,compassionate, generous, patient and offers selfless serviceto others in need. He knows when to ‘let go’ and let thingsbe when it should be so. His steady and unruffled mind hasequanimity amidst the changing conditions of our world.
  • 17. 112 WISDOMKnowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is truewisdom. Mastering others is strength; masteringyourself is true power. If you realizethat you have enough, you are truly rich.Tao Te Ching50 Forgiving and letting go cut suffering and woe.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-69-7051 Simplicity gives peace and serenity.52 Your life wont last if its a rush.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-67-6853 Dont forget what you have or get.54 Should be does not always fit Reality.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-85-8655 Understand and see things clearly.We can then live more peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-1156 Yesterday - its dead. Tomorrow - yet to be made.Live TODAY, the wise said.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-957 Dishonest ways will lead to woeful days.58 Can one really tell that all is well?www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-79-80
  • 18. 12WISDOMThink truly, and thy thoughts shall the world’s faminefeed. Speak truly, and each word of thine shall be afruitful seed. Live truly, and thy life shall be a great andnoble creed. Horatius Bonar, D.D.59 Living a life of worthinesswill lead to peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-560 Self-interest and selfishness kills happiness.Cant forgive? Then suffer and grieve.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-77-7861 When one is perfectly wise,there are no more pain and cries.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-362 Learning and realizing Lifes Lessonsneeds moments of quiet reflections.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-55-5663 Living without Wisdom and Compassioncan bring much suffering and confusion.http://bit.ly/a4ZdDd64 Self-confidence you certainly needif you want to achieve and succeed.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-565 When you need to think, then think.When not thinking, keep noting.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-8
  • 19. 13WISDOMKnowing is not enough; we must apply.Willing is not enough; we must do.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe66 Through mindfulness and constant reflection,wisdom can come to face a situation.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-61-6267 KNOW when you dont truly know;one day youll get out of woe.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-35-3668 What truly matters at the end of the day,one must reflect as one walks the Dhamma Way.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-really-matters69 The past is gone; the future is yet to come.Value the present. It is a Gift.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-470 Must you all really think twiceto walk the path of the wise?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-45-4671 Dont worry. Be happy.Laugh greatly. Learn wisely.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-4344
  • 20. 14WISDOMA wise man is superior to any insults which can be putupon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior ispatience and moderation. Moliere72 When wisdom arises in the mind,one is nearer to true Peace Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-192073 Accepting inevitable things is wise.They could be truly a Blessing in disguise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-tragedy-or-blessing74 When one sees that things are always changing,one has a wiser view of everything.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivation-lists-775 Misinterpreted speech and actionscan lead to unexpected reactions.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-31-3276 In Life, if we wonder and ponder,we could become kinder and wiser.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/isnt-it-soponderings77 Reach out to others and look in the mindto attain Happiness and Peace Sublimehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKh1t7PbvE78 Remember this important thing-Right Thoughts lead to peaceful living.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/right-thoughts-to-live-by
  • 21. 15WISDOMBy three methods we may learn wisdom: First, byreflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation,which is easiest; and Third by experience,which is the bitterest. Confucius79 Wise Quotes help us grow and cope in Lifes flow.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-words-to-reflect-on-presentation80 When Impermanence is realized,one will become peaceful and wise.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-1481 Much wisdom can be realized from a storyif we calm the mind and reflect silently.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-71-7282 Count MORE our Blessings, LESS our miseryin order to live peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/counting-our-blessings83 Realizing our defilements withinhelps us to relate with every being.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-73-7484 Do reflect when we are alone...How much has our Wisdom grown?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/think-and-reflect85 Do mindfully contemplate and reflect.Wisdom lies beyond the mere intellect.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-favorite-chinese-proverbs
  • 22. 16WISDOMThe doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge ofour own ignorance. Benjamin Franklin86 LIFE Lessons of Wisdom seen and caughtmatter more than anything youve got.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/priceless-life-lessons-ive-learned87 Reflecting ardently on a WISDOM storycan help one to grow in mental maturity.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-79-8088 Dont associate with fools, Wise Ones say.They can in no time lead you astray.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/your-constant-companion89 Wise ones reflect and change for the better.They then spiritually progress further.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoNu3Dz49J090 In life, when wisdom is lacking,one will feel much more suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-1891 Understanding clearly what needs to be done,the wise pursues good goals until they are won.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-87-8792 Knowing the things that really matter,the defilements wed want to conquer.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/enemies-to-conquer
  • 23. 17WISDOMIn seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thouhast attained it - thou art a fool.Lord Chesterfield93 Forgiving and letting gocan cut suffering and woe.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-69-7094 LIFE Lessons put into practicereduce mental pain and DIS-EASE.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/life-lessons-with-powerpoints-730327295 We need to digest spiritual foodto cultivate what is wise and good.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/food-from-the-aliens96 Wise words to reflect on carefullyhelp us all to grow spiritually.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-2497 Marriage is not all honey; there are times of misery.Ignorance is not bliss; it can bring you dis-ease.http://t.co/ZLEsV4w98 There arises lots of pain and sufferingwhen one reacts to others views and thinking.http://t.co/HQzaANu
  • 24. 18WISDOMKnowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself istrue wisdom. Mastering others is strength;mastering yourself is true power. Laozi99 One filled with money-mindednesscannot find real happiness.Expectation is one thing...reality can be surprising.http://t.co/V8Xz3sh100 When will we say Goodbye to SamsaraAnd start to walk The Path to Nibbana?http://t.co/Q3QSnyC101 Knowing the Greatest things in Human living,can help one realize Lifes purpose and meaning.http://t.co/DvUwF1f102 The wiser a person is,the greater his mental ease.http://t.co/ps0hec3103 As time passes, everything will pass.Why attach knowing that nothing will last?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-33-9837015104 If you do not heed wise hints and advice,you will soon be sorry and pay a price.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-39
  • 25. 19WISDOMThe art of being wise is the art ofknowing what to overlook. William James105 Make the very best of what is in TODAY.TOMORROW?We cant know what will come our way.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-37-11246059106 The wise one knows how to live life well.His peacefulness and happy ways tell.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-42107 In Great Books lie an immense Treasure.The Wisdom found is beyond measure.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-10-greatest-books-of-all-time.108 When the Enlightened One’s Words areactualized,true Happiness, Peace and Wisdom are the PRIZE.http://www.toondoo.com/ViewBook.toon?bookid=365769109 When a person lives life wisely and well,his interactions with others will tell.http://www/slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-44110 There are stories that teach LIFE’s meaning.Wisdom arises when there’s clear SEEING.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-133-134
  • 26. 20WISDOMA wise person knows that there is somethingto be learned from everyone.Unknown111 When there is contentment in the mind,youll find Happiness and Peace Sublime.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/16-favorite-contentment-quotes112 Embarking on a spiritual quest,we realize much more by doing less!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/do-lesswisdom-signposts113 In life there will be meeting and parting.Realizing this, there will be Peace within.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmq6COViCrk114 When we see clearly WISDOM Ways,we can have much more happy days!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/gems-of-wisdom-15749851 …115 When more Wisdom points are realized truly,we have less suffering and misery.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-tells-me116 Good stories can teach us a lot.Wisdom bit by bit can be caught.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-135-136
  • 27. 21WISDOMBe not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living,and your belief will help create the fact.Henry James117 In life, when wisdom is lacking,one will face much more suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-quotes-from-dhammapada118 It certainly would be good and niceif people heed wise words of advice.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-garden-of-wisdom119 Knowing the things that really matter,mental poisons we’d want to conquer.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-really-matters120 The Dhamma we need to learn and actualize.Only then can we see where sublime peace lies.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-for-the-roadlifes-inspirational-lessons121 The Buddha’s Teachings put into right practicewill reduce mental suffering and DIS-EASE.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/life-light-of-wisdom-1142130122 If KIASU is your great ‘disease’,you will suffer and have no peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-a-z-of-kiasu
  • 28. 223 PEACEA few years ago a longtime friend whom I had not seen forfifteen years or so, paid me a visit at our local BuddhistAssociation. We talked about old times when we were doingDhammaduta work. I remember this friend of mine used totell me she had no mental peace. She suffered from insomniaand was constantly in a state of restlessness, worry,frustration and filled with ill-will and anger towards certainfamily members and working colleagues. She had told methat she was desperate to settle down by finding a life partnersoon. She believed she would then find happiness and mentalpeace. I knew she was holding wrong views of the nature oflife and things but there was little I could do to ‘change’ her.Now, meeting her again after so many years, I saw that shewas still not at peace. Despite having settled down with ahusband and two teenage daughters already, she was stillvery troubled in her mind. She showed me her bagful ofmedication – a lot of them psychotic drugs.Today we see many who suffer from mental afflictions. Theycannot cope with the problems, stress and conflicts ofmodern living. Some suffer from depression, schizophreniaand other stress-related mental illnesses.To have mental peace is indeed a great Blessing. Thepeaceful man is free from unhappiness, stress and tension.The mind is calm, contented, tranquil and steady. He has apeaceful living and he is in harmony with himself, with theothers and with the environment. This mental peacesurpasses all the worldly wealth, possessions and power.To have peace in the mind, one has to walk diligently theNoble Eightfold Path of Right Understanding, Right Thought,Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort,Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. Ultimately hewill attain Perfect Happiness and Peace which is the Goal ofall Buddhists, the attainment of Enlightenment.
  • 29. 233 PEACEDo not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.Buddha123 When our sense faculties are used wisely,there will be more peace and harmony.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-9-5497638124 The spiritual way needs practiceto attain true mental peacehttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-57-58125 True Teachings of Wisdom and Compassionhelp one attain Peace and Liberationhttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/8-ways-to-peace-of-mind126 Seeking for Happiness and Peace?Nirvana is the highest Bliss.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-road-to-ultimate-happiness127 Peace develops with less expectation;be present, be aware, pay attention.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-57-58128 Open your heart, Watch your mindAnd you will have Love and Peace Sublime.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/song-of-peace129 Right Thoughts in the mind lead to Peace sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-6
  • 30. 24PEACEHuman beings are of such nature that they shouldhave not only material facilities but spiritualsustenance as well. Without spiritual sustenance, it isdifficult to get and maintain peace of mind.Dalai Lama130 Sing a Buddhist Hymn mindfullyto relax oneself peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/peace-in-our-mind131 Developing Wisdom of the mindleads to Peace of the highest kind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-13-14132 Dhamma Reflection of the wise kindcan lead to a greater peace of mind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-9-10133 Solitude is a need for the mindto have peace of the sublime kind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/sweet-solitude12-favorite-quotes134 When we have Virtue and Mindfulnessthen we will get Peace and Happinesshttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mindful-ways-peaceful-days135 Thoughts that are truly wise and rightgive you mental peace day and night.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/right-thoughts-to-live-by
  • 31. 25PEACEA mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused onharming others, is stronger than any physical force inthe universe. Wayne Dyer136 When more Wisdom grows in the mind,there will be greater Peace sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/signposts-to-wisdom-2545163137 Listen to what the Sage saysif you wish for peaceful days.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-sage-says138 Stress? Take steps to beat itto get the Peace you need.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-recipe-to-beat-stress139 To live in peace, joy and serenity,follow the Laws of Life diligently.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-14140 When the mind is truly wise and clear,supreme happiness and peace is near.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/couplets-of-wisdom-for-reflection141 When we observe and reflect mindfully,we will live a life much more peacefully.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/life-lessons-from-the-court
  • 32. 26PEACEEach one has to find his peace from within. And peaceto be real must be unaffectedby outside circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi142 Getting along well with everybodyhelps bring to the mind peace and harmony.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/50264568-A-Short-Course-in-Human-Relations143 When Wisdom arises in the mind,Peace still reigns when things dont turn out fine.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/32468925-8-Ways-to-Peace-of-Mind144 True Peace lies within the mind.You can find this Truth Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-91-92145 We know that true peace is much needed.When will words of wisdom be heeded?www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/an-enlightened-one-speaks-to-all146 Wisdom arises through Awakening.Peace and Freedom come through Seeing.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/an-awakened-ones-words147 Putting the reflective mind into practiceis an important step to wisdom and peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-picks-of-peculiar-pics
  • 33. 27PEACEPeace cannot be achieved through violence, it can onlybe attained through understanding.Ralph Waldo Emerson148 When thoughts and words are truly wise,you will have more peace, gals and guyshttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-31149 When we dont react negatively,we will have much more peace mentally.http://t.co/BEiAbuA150 When Wisdom rules the mind,Peace comes most of the time.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-113-114151 Fun and pleasure differ from true mental peace.Investigate, reflect...youll find which is which.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/14-magical-moments-of-ease-and-peace152 May we not destroy Natures Wonders andBeauty. In Nature seek out Peace, Bliss and Serenity.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-top-natural-wonders-of-the-world153 When too much high-tech stuff fills the mind,we will lose the state of Peace Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-world-then-and-now
  • 34. 28PEACEPeace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,a state of mind, a disposition forbenevolence, confidence, justice.Baruch Spinoza154 The restless mind cannot be at peace.Be mindful and this hindrance will come to cease.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI2bkg7SbV4155 Do check your sensual desires from arising.Peace and contentment you’ll soon be experiencing.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/peace-in-our-mind156 A peaceful mind is a true treasure that ispriceless.Cultivate your mind to attain peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/8-ways-to-peace-of-mind157 Keeping the precepts is a must for peace of mind.The mind can then be trained to realize TruthSublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/joy-peace-and-love158 Greed and anger rob the mind of peace.With these defilements, you have DIS-EASE.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/14-magical-moments-of-ease-and-peace159 With Right View, Right Concentration and RightMindfulness,you’re on the Path to ultimate peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-path-to-peace-and-bliss
  • 35. 294 HAPPINESSEvery sentient being wants to be happy. But the interestingpoint is this: “What do you mean by being happy? What isreal happiness?” I have asked many people both young andold alike, “What do you think will make you happy?”Ponder on the answers commonly given by many people:* I will be happy if I have a lot of wealth.* I will be happy if I get to travel round the world.* I will be happy if I fall in love and marry the mostgorgeous girl or boy.* I will be happy if I own the most sophisticated hi-techgadgets (iPod, iPhone, iPad?).* I will be happy if I score all As in all my exams.* I will be happy if I have a good family with no problems.* I will be happy if I am successful in my business orpolitical world.And the list goes on and on…Do all the above things really bring you true happiness andpeace? Undoubtedly they do give you pleasures of the sensesand some sort of temporary worldly happiness. The irony isthat so many people, so successful in acquiring much wealth,fame and worldly possessions are still not truly happy orpeaceful. We hear of a growing number of ‘successful’people sinking into worry, stress and depression. They resortto drugs, drinking and other unwholesome activities thattitillate the senses more and more in a futile attempt to findinner meaning, peace and happiness.The truly happy person is peaceful, contented and more freefrom desires of the senses. He finds inner joy through thespiritual practice of reaching out to others in need of help.His mind is calm and tranquil through ‘letting go’ andcompassion and wisdom fills his mind and heart. Truehappiness and peace has these elements. And the highesthappiness is Nibbana.
  • 36. 304 HAPPINESSThe happiest people dont necessarily have the best ofevery thing, they just make the best out of everythingthat comes their way . Unknown160 Living by a wise philosophywill help make one peaceful and happy!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-8161 The greatest gifts are intangible things.They bring meaning and joy to all beings.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIl0ssQFUAY162 Bring to children happiness.Teach them some songs of goodness.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkZ4juQcmuQ163 Do remember that true friends are priceless;they help us walk the path to happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-10164 Happiness first, then Success;this should be everyones quest.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-165 Material gains dont give true happiness.It is Compassion and Loving-kindness.www.scribd.com/doc/33395508/Story-to-Reflect-Upon-43-44
  • 37. 31HAPPINESSOur days are happier when we give people a bit of ourheart rather than a piece of our mind.Unknown166 Having worldly and spiritual successdoes indicate that you are indeed blessed.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yQ9559p9_4167 When Dhamma is reflected on, practiced,youre on the way to Happiness and Peace.www.scribd.com/doc/50911295/Posters-for-Dhamma-Reflection168 Always heed wise words and adviceto have happiness as the prize.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-24169 No happiness? No true SUCCESS!If you have happiness, youre really blessed.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-26170 LIFE Lessons will help one to grow wise.In LIFE Lessons, The Path to true happiness lies.slidesha.re/ivt4DF171 People in the East or in the Westwant to get happiness and success.http://t.co/OW5TNbN
  • 38. 32HAPPINESSIt isnt what you have, or who you are, or where youare, or what you are doing that makes you happy orunhappy. It is what you think about.Dale Carnegie172 There is so much suffering and DIS-EASE.However theres a Path to Peace and Blisshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKOxoBtc8OQ173 With an Open Heart, Radiant Mind,May we find Happiness Sublime.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YwCxN83OC0ck174 For happiness and peace sublime,one needs clear insights of the mind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2gsNV27LpY175 Thoughts of Wisdom and Kindnesspave the way to Happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-ones-wise-thoughts-3704368176 To be truly peaceful and happy,one needs to know when to Let Things Be.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-31-32177 There must be happiness for successEnlightenment is by far the best.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-8
  • 39. 33HAPPINESSThere is only one way to happiness and that is to ceaseworrying about things which are beyond the power ofour will. Epictetus178 Start your day with a Hymn of devotion.It will raise a positive emotion.http://t.co/nNgQIJX179 When we actualizeBuddhas Words of Greatness,we will all attain true Peace and Happiness.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tYG4EAIAE180 When we develop our Wisdom and Compassion,well attain the highest bliss and liberation.http://www.toondoo.com/ViewBook.toon?bookid=348078181 When more LIFE Lessons are realizedin the mind,we will find more happiness and peace sublime.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/85823396-More-LIFE-Lessons-to-Learn-Oh-Teik-Bin182 Happiness…we want to know the ‘WHAT’ andthe ‘HOW’.The trained mind knows that Happinesslies in the NOW.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-39183 There is a good Recipe for living happily.We need to understand and follow it faithfully.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/towards-a-happy-life
  • 40. 34Pictures and Quotes of great inspiration,can bring happiness and satisfaction.HAPPINESSThe action is best that secures the greatest happinessfor the greatest number. William Dean Howells184 Many chase after happiness in the world outside.True peace and happiness come from within throughinsight.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/towards-a-happy-life185 Pictures and quotes of great inspirationcan bring happiness and satisfaction.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/16-favorite-happiness-quotes186 When people are more compassionate and wise,the world will be much more happy and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-favorite-quotes-on-people187 When we know how to count every Blessing,we will be much more happy deep within.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-38188 Our attitude and the manner we view a thingwill determine our happiness and well-being.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-125-126189 When we all know how to live Life,we’ll be more happy and alive.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words- to-live-40-10812716
  • 41. 355 TRUTHReligions and the various spiritual faiths all claim to teachthe Truth, that according to their founders or masters willlead man to happiness, peace and salvation. It is sad that inthe course of human history so many wars, conflicts andtrouble have arisen out of religious beliefs that theirteachings and dogmas represent the Truth.Now, what is the Truth? To my mind, Truth is that state ofUltimate Reality, the Way things naturally are, the UniversalLaws that govern all physical and mental phenomena in allthe realms of existence. In Truth, there is righteousness, love,compassion and wisdom.Many students in the course of my teaching career overthirty years , have commented or asked me questions such as:* There are so many religions and spiritual faiths in theworld today. Which is the true one?* If all religions teach good, why is there still so much eviland trouble in the world today?* How do we know if a spiritual faith is teaching the Truth?I pointed out that there may be various spiritual paths thatlead to ultimate salvation or liberation of the mind. Despitehaving good religious teachings, man still commits evil orunwholesome actions primarily because of their mentaldefilements of greed, anger, hatred, ignorance and delusion.For me, there is Truth in a spiritual faith if it brings about* a lessening of one’s greed, attachment, anger, ill-will, ego,conceit and delusion* love, compassion and wisdom* harmony and peace within oneself and with all beings* generosity, virtue, morality and righteousness* a mental state of ‘letting go’ resulting in mental peaceIn the Dhamma I find Truth and the Way to ultimatehappiness, peace and bliss.
  • 42. 365 TRUTHAnyone who doesnt take truth seriously in smallmatters cannot be trusted in large ones either.Albert Einstein190 With a mind thats wise and good,one will soon realize the Truth.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-best-religion191 When a person lives mindfully,all his days will pass peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/living-life-fully192 When thoughts are based on RightUnderstanding,then Wisdom, Joy and Peace will keep growing.www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC35iTs-8R0193 Enlightening Answers to deep questioninggreatly help one understand Lifes meaning.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-deva-asks-presentation194 Know that all conditioned things dont last.Attach not to them; they will all pass.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-75-76195 Seeing things as they truly are,then, along the spiritual path one will get far.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-an-unknown-poet
  • 43. 37TRUTHThree things cannot be long hidden:the sun, the moon, and the truth.Buddha196 When real LIFE values are gone,pain and DIS-EASE come along.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-18197 Striving hard to get things of beauty we would.The greatest beauty is the Beauty of Truth.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxN4W8A2SIA198 Realizing what life really means,one detaches from many things.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-is-life-all-about-4134696199 Where is Real Peace, True Paradise?The Truth is realized by the Wise.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IrZezG94aI200 To end all suffering and misery,realize the Truths of Nobility.http://www.scribd.com/doc/50989309/Truths-of-Nobility201 LIFE Lessons we need to learn and actualize.Only then can we lessen sorrow and cries.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-20202 You can create a Paradise within your mindif you strive to realize the Truth Sublime.http://t.co/qUTAd0y
  • 44. 38TRUTHTruth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove thecobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.Mahatma Gandhi203 What are the things you hold dear?Do you realize why you are here?To the Dhamma do lend an ear.You’ll then have less worry and fear.http://www.youtube.com/embed/mOmPg5U3DPo204 When people desire MORE and MORE,there will be more suffering in store.http://www.slideshare.net/slideshare/embed_code/1623173205 Contemplating on the Truth of transiency,let’s walk the Spiritual Path diligently.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reflections-on-impermanence206 Life is truly transient, that’s Truth sublime.May we live a life that’s righteous and kind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/worlds-best-hotels-2011207 Do you know what the 5 Facts for Reflection are?Contemplate on this to get spiritually far.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-34208 If we practice well the Dhamma,we will all realize Nibbana.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/lifes-precious-instructions
  • 45. 39TRUTHYesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks beforeemperors. But today we kneel only to truth,follow only beauty, and obey only love.Khalil Gibran209 No one is free from suffering or Dukkhauntil he crosses the Sea of Samsara.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ark424DY3yc210 Conflicts, problems, stress and pain there will be.SEEING the Dhamma will ease certainly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5CO5jPP4Y4211 The Buddha’s Discourse on Blessingsis one of the great Dhamma things.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/38-true-blessings212 Reality lies within this mind and bodyRealize this in the Truths of Nobility.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/truths-of-nobility213 Old age, sickness and death will come certainly.The sage trains the mind to face this peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-buddha-on-mind214 When Wisdom arises in the mind,peace still reigns when things don’t turn out fine.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-quotes-from-dhammapada
  • 46. 40TRUTHThe truth is you dont know what is going to happentomorrow. Life is a crazy ride,and nothing is guaranteed.Eminem215 True Beauty goes beyond the physical.This fact is certainly a Wisdom Pearl.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-20216 Do not seek refuge in gods, wealth or kin.Your ultimate true refuge lies within.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-9329841217 When we realize the Teachings of The Buddha,spiritually, we can certainly go far.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-32218 Many an ‘impossible’ thing has been done.Through persistence many ‘battles’ have been wonhttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-success-formula219 Impermanence one has to see clearly.Only then can wisdom arise truly.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reflections-on-impermanence220 The Truth of Dukkha must be contemplated on.We will over time understand why we were born.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2-0snxCrc
  • 47. 416 LOVING-KINDNESSWhen we speak of love, most people think of the romanticlove between two people, a love that is conditional and hasembedded in it strong attachment. Such a love can turn intoanger, ill-will, enmity, and hatred. We hear of many caseswhere a person out of jealousy hurts or kills his or her lover.In Buddhism, there is the positive emotion of Metta, anunconditional love that surpasses all other forms of love.Various terms have been used to translate the Pali wordMetta – loving-kindness, goodwill, friendliness, benevolenceand just love. Metta has all these ingredients. In Metta, thereis a strong wish for the happiness and welfare of oneself andothers. The heart opens unconditionally encompassingeverything. It is devoid of self-interest. One with Metta hasthe attitude of a friend who wants to give another the best tofurther his or her well-being. Just as a mother gives her ownlife to protect her child, so Metta only gives and never wantsanything in return.The practice of Metta Bhavana or Meditation on Loving-kindness is a most important thing to do on a regular basis.The Buddhist scriptures list eleven benefits, namely: One sleeps happily One wakes up happily One has no bad dreams One’s countenance is radiant One is dear to human beings One is dear to non-human beings One is protected by the gods One is not harmed by fire, poison and weapons One’s mind concentrates quickly One dies without bewilderment If one develops no further, one will reach at least tothe Brahma World.
  • 48. 426 LOVING-KINDNESSIf you could only love enough, you could be the mostpowerful person in the world. Emmet Fox221 Loving-kindness leads to happiness.Stubbornness will hinder peacefulness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-59-60222 Interconnected and interdependent we all are.Spread Metta to all near and far.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-51-52223 Spreading Loving-Kindnesswill bring much happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meditation-on-lovingkindness-presentation224 Great Gifts go beyond material things.They include love, care and Blessings.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/8-great-gifts-that-cost-nothing225 Metta is Love, pure and sublime.It is supreme, a Love Divine.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meditation-on-lovingkindness-presentation226 War brings so much pain and misery.Spread loving-kindness, live peacefully.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26sg7XHB3gc227 Send thoughts of love and compassionto the suffering ones of every nationwww.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-lessons-from-the-japan-disaster
  • 49. 43LOVING-KINDNESSLife without love is like a treewithout blossoms or fruit.Khalil Gibran228 Send thoughts of love and compassionto the suffering ones of every nationwww.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-lessons-from-the-japan-disaster229 Practice Metta in your heart and mind.To all animals let us be kind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/amazing-animal-quiz230 Do learn to forgive, accept and love yourself.Then radiate thoughts: "May All Be Happy and Well"http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-34231 A mothers love is truly great.Show our gratitude, do not wait.Make your mind at ease. Metta will help this.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-121-122232 When we share Dhamma and Loving-kindness,we fill our hearts with Peace and Happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/sharing-dhamma-spreading-metta-karaoke233 Did you know that In Life Humor and Laughtermatter but its Love and Wisdom that conquer.?http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/14115022
  • 50. 44LOVING-KINDNESSLove is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,the amazement of the Gods.Plato234 Spread Metta to all and cultivate the mindto reach Nibbana’s Shore beyond space and time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56PiXKYueaA235 War brings so much pain and misery.Spread loving-kindness, live peacefully.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssTuZXJee8I236 When loving-kindness fills the mind,there will be more peace you will find.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsPQ_qBQP0s237 Affectionate love and care in the familywill foster peace, harmony and stability.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/no-charge238 When there is love, conflict fades away.Live your life filled with love everyday.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mind-matters-love-conquers-7488531239 Metta or loving-kindness we need to cultivate.We will reach great spiritual heightswhen we’re free from hate.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mind-matters-love-conquers-7488531
  • 51. 45LOVING-KINDNESSJust as one would feel friendliness on seeing a dearlybeloved friend, so does one extendloving-kindness to all creatures. The Buddha240 Metta is unconditional love supreme.Do spread Metta to each and every being.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meditation-on-lovingkindness-presentation241 The practice of Metta is good spiritual practice.To oneself and all beings it can bring joy and peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/sharing-dhamma-spreading-metta-6631527242 Metta entails loving-kindness, goodwill andfriendliness.The benefits Metta Bhavana brings are tremendoushttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meditation-on-lovingkindness-presentation243 Metta Bhavana can conquer anger and hate.This will then lead to a most peaceful mental state.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/metta-with-lyrics244 Many things will turn out good and rightwhen strong metta is spread far and wide.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-chant-of-metta245 Metta Bhavana practiced with dedicationcan truly help one to build up concentration.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/life-lessons-with-powerpoints-7303272
  • 52. 467 COMPASSIONCompassion or Karuna in Pali is one of the four positiveemotions or sublime states. The other three are loving-kindness (Metta), altruistic joy (Mudita), and equanimity(Upekkha). Compassion is that emotion of wanting torelieve the suffering or pain of other sentient beings. A trulyspiritual person is filled with compassion and wisdom.Many Chinese people are devotees of Kuan Yin or theGoddess of Mercy as this Bodhisattva is commonly knownas. Chinese homes often have an altar or shrine where thestatue or image of Kuan Yin is placed for worship andprayers. However, sad to say, there is little understanding ofwhat Kuan Yin stands for. She is prayed to just like manyother gods and deities to ask for favors in a worship ofsupplication. Little do they realize that this Bodhisattva is theembodiment of Compassion, which together with Wisdom,constitute the central practice in Buddhism. The cultivationof Compassion is essential in Dhamma practice.I recall one occasion many years ago at our BuddhistAssociation, when there was a religious function of chantingand worship led by a monk. There was this Kuan Yindevotee, a lady who came to participate in the ceremony. Sheparked her car in a ridiculous manner blocking two othercars already parked there. She did this despite being advisednot to do so by students on duty. Half-way through theceremony, one of my friends whose car was blocked,received a phone call and he had to go home urgently. Hecould not reverse his car out. The ‘mindless’ lady was busyreciting the name of Kuan Yin in her worship, not realizingthe suffering she had caused by her indiscriminate parking. Itwas after about 20 minutes before things could be resolved.Now where is the practice of mindfulness, consideration andcompassion for others? Kuan Yin must be very ‘sad’ at this!
  • 53. 477 COMPASSIONThe purpose of human life is to serve, and to showcompassion and the will to help others.Albert Schweitzer246 We need Wisdom, Kindness and Compassionin our quest for peace and liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-83-84247 May The Enlightened Ones Words and Advicehelp us to be compassionate and wise.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B4uT3V_GPg248 The practice of Love and Compassionwill lead to Peace and Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-29-30249 Reach out today, don’t hesitate.Dont wait until it is too late.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-have-we-done-today250 One with great Wisdom and Compassiongets great respect, love and attention.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-11251 We must have thoughts and deeds of care.The Blessings we have we must share.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-97-98
  • 54. 48COMPASSIONI have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience,compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.Lao Tzu252 Are we really clear in our thinking?Do we feel for others suffering?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-117-118253 A mothers sacrifice is beyond any price.254 Down with racial discrimination!All deserve respect and compassion.http://t.co/yCFd1k4255 To the needy give your help and attention.To them show understanding and compassion.http://t.co/ZZD8gl1256 The cultivation of compassion and wisdomis a must to attain Peace and Enlightenmenthttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-123-124257 The Cultivation of Wisdom and Compassionleads one to Peace, Happiness and Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/universal-language-of-compassion-karaoke258 When people are more compassionate and wise,the world will be much more peaceful and nice.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-favorite-quotes-on-people
  • 55. 49COMPASSIONLove and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.Without them humanity cannot survive.Dalai Lama259 Love and compassion lift up one’s spirituality.These positive emotions can help end misery.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/universal-language-of-compassion-karaoke260 Compassion must always be coupled with wisdom.One will then be on the way to Enlightenment.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-favorite-quotes-on-compassion261 Great spiritual Masters have strong compassion.They’re on the Path to ultimate salvation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/buddhas-words-of-wisdom262 Compassion is Karuna in Pali.Cultivate it to grow spiritually.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-26263 When one has great compassion for every being,one ‘kills’ the ‘Self’ that is the root of suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/right-and-wronga-zen-story-to-reflect-upon264 The Buddha is the All-Wise and All-Compassionate One.He is the Fully-Enlightened Being second to none.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/buddha-all-wise
  • 56. 508 MORALITYIs our morality on the decline? We hear or read in the newsof growing cases of immoral actions from thefts, robbery tokidnapping and sexual misconduct. Has our educationsystem failed in inculcating good moral and ethical values inour students right from an early age? We have anexamination subject called Moral Education but how far hasit succeeded in molding the moral character of a person? Inthe early 1990s, I taught the subject Pendidikan Moral(Moral Education) for a couple of years. I got somewhatdisillusioned as the students were more concerned withscoring As in the subject rather than developing their moralcharacter through putting the moral values taught intopractice. I used to catch a number of students cheating orattempting to cheat in the Moral Education tests andexaminations! What an irony!I remember my schooldays in the 1960s when there was nosuch examinable subject. Instead there was a compulsorydaily short lesson on Moral Science taught by dedicatedteachers who really inspired us in developing our moralcharacter. I was part of a school population where so manydisplayed exemplary moral values like generosity and charity,honesty and integrity, kindness and love, helpfulness andservice, consideration, gratitude, responsibility and a host ofother virtues.A good lay Buddhist has to practice Sila or moral conduct byobserving the basic five precepts of no killing, no stealing,no sexual misconduct, no lying and no intoxicants. These aremoral training rules one undertakes to uphold and develophis morality. One also cultivates through constant practice,the positive values of kindness, compassion, generosity,contentment, mindfulness and wisdom.Morality is indeed the necessary base from which spiritualdevelopment can take place.
  • 57. 518 MORALITYMorality is the basis of things and truth is thesubstance of all morality.Mahatma Gandhi265 Ones actions of immoralitybring to the mind guilt, fear and worry.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-87-88266 What we think, say or docan affect ourselves and others too.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-13267 Realizing The Law of Moral Causation,May we purify our mind, speech and action.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-7268 Outcasts - from unwholesome action.Saints - from wisdom and compassion.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/who-are-the-real-outcasts269 Unwholesome speech, action and mindwill lead to spiritual decline.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-causes-of-downfall270 Faith and industry are a need to succeed.Honesty is a key of morality.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-61-62
  • 58. 52MORALITYReverence for life affords me my fundamentalprinciple of morality. Albert Schweitzer271 For Blessings and Happiness,walk The Path of Righteousness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/38-true-blessings272 Morality is a MUSTto have True Peace that will lasthttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-5-wonderful-precepts273 Views and conduct of the wrong kindwill soon shatter your peace of mind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-15274 One who is dishonest in his wayswill eventually face woeful days.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-99-100275 We all shape our own destiny.We must think, speak and act wisely.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-22276 Keep your thoughts clear, righteous and wise.This is really treasured advice.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P984ZktY3hI
  • 59. 53MORALITYIt is curious - curious that physical courage should beso common in the world, and moral courage so rare.Mark Twain277 We must practice moralityto have true peace internally.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/my-wise-teacher-says278 It is not wealth, fame or power but CHARACTERthat will at the end of the day really matter.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/good-characterfood-for-thought279 Reflecting upon a moral story,may we all learn to live more wisely.http://t.co/9FvdVb7280 We can learn a lot from a moral storyas we strive to live much more meaningfully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-117-118281 When we live righteously and wisely,our days and nights will pass peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-35282 When one strays from wise and righteous ways,one is heading for suffering days.http://www.toondoo.com/ViewBook.toon?bookid=346819
  • 60. 54MORALITYKnowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.Plato283 We can learn a lot from a moral storyif we can read and reflect patiently.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-127-128284 Do we live righteously and well?Reflect within and we can tell.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-43285 When you know Kamma and Rebirth is a reality,you would urgently want to live your life righteously.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/rebirth-the-evidences286 When good values in life are practiced,we will attain happiness and peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/three-things-14939818287 Greed, selfishness and self-centredness..these are sure ways to unhappiness.http://bit.ly/btuctd288 Conquer anger, hatred and aggression.Cultivate love, kindness and compassion.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqAiFPIzmBc
  • 61. 55MORALITYI reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal toreason and is in conflict with morality.Mahatma Gandhi289 When we have Right Vision and Good Action,we will attain peace and liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3gbyGSrnx4290 Follow the advice of the Wise.Live well and avoid any vice.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/good-advise-from-the-wise-presentation291 Immoral conduct arises from the mind;you will suffer…it is a matter of time.www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIBgEmgMc8M&feature=plcp292 When you let immorality grow,you are in for much pain and sorrow.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/enemies-to-conquer293 Our speech, action and livelihood must be right.Only then can the mind be wise, clear and bright.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/more-life-lessons-to-learn-oh-teik-bin294 Greed and delusion cause moral values to besacrificed.If this is not checked soon we will have to paya heavy price.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-devils-in-us
  • 62. 569 VIRTUEThe four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance orrestraint and fortitude or courage are recognized in thewritings of classical antiquity. In Buddhism, there are tenperfections to develop to attain supreme peace and happiness.The ten perfections are generosity, morality, renunciation,wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, determination,loving-kindness and equanimity. We see that most of thesepertain to virtue or spiritual values.Vice is the opposite of virtue. What are the common vices?They include the following: smoking, drinking, gambling,internet addiction, doing drugs, sexual promiscuity, greed,selfishness, dishonesty, adultery, foul speech, jealousy,cruelty, gluttony, aggressive or violent behavior and so on.Many of my friends who have taught for more than thirtyyears lament on the growing loss of virtue and valuesespecially among the younger generation. The causes aremultifold: poor parenting and upbringing, family problems,bad influence of the mass media and the internet, a schoolsystem that seems to emphasize only on academicachievements, lack of moral and religious guidance and aninsatiable desire for material wealth and possessions.Unless we follow the spiritual teachings on virtue from thegreat religions, there will be more and more problems andsuffering afflicting the individuals and society at large.Let us reflect mindfully on what the Buddha said on Virtue:* Virtue is the foundation, the forerunner and origin of allthat is good and beautiful; therefore one should purify virtue.* One is not low because of birth nor does birth make oneholy. Deeds alone make one low, deeds only make one holy.* Train yourself in doing good that lasts and bringshappiness. Cultivate generosity, the life of peace, and a mindof boundless love.
  • 63. 579 VIRTUEAll the gold which is under or upon the earth is notenough to give in exchange for virtue.Plato295 So many deceive and cheat today.The wise knows this is a foolish way.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-71-72296 For what we have or get, be grateful.This leads to a mind that is peaceful.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-1297 The virtuous man practices Good Action.He is on the Path to Liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3gbyGSrnx4298 The Great Virtue of RESPECT goes a long wayto relating well with people come what may.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-16299 Follow the advice of the Wise.Live well and avoid any vice.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/living-life-fully300 Be mindful of the words we speak.To harm and pain wrong speech will lead.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-115-116
  • 64. 58VIRTUEPeace is not an absence of war;it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition forbenevolence, confidence, justice.Baruch Spinoza301 We need to constantly stop and reflect.Then we can all wisely think, speak and act.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLPSV64wXTO302 Great are those who despite their shortcomings,live life doing many positive things.http://t.co/LQFnZ19303 Sincere generosity is much admired.This virtue is desired and required.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-85-86304 One needs to practice selfless giving.This will help to stop painful craving.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-21305 When young ones are not guided morally,this will lead to regret and misery.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-2HLtOK0a4306 With Patience, my mind grows calmer andclearer. I become much more peaceful and happier.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smXcprUSO1c
  • 65. 59VIRTUEThe three hardest tasks in the world are neither physicalfeats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: toreturn love for hate, to include the excluded,and to say, "I was wrong".”Sydney J. Harris307 Understanding, love and kindnessbring out in people their goodness.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-83-84308 Patience is a most important virtue.You need patience to cultivate Right View.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/14-steps-to-develop-patience309 One who indulges in vices declines spiritually.Much suffering and pain he will have to face finally.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-causes-of-downfall310 With patience, my mind grows calmer and clearer.I become much more peaceful and happier.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smXcprUSO1c311 Remember the importance of the virtue of kindness.Gratitude and kindness reap so much peace andhappiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-glass-of-milk-266826312 People who do right action gain much admiration.They are on the way to real peace and liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3gbyGSrnx4
  • 66. 6010 EDUCATIONTo me something is not right about the Education processtoday. Education is supposed to help realize and develop thepotentialities of an individual in all aspects: the cognitive,affective and psychomotor. Has education here achievedthese objectives? I think not. We hear so often today of* ‘educated’ graduates who cannot be employed because of alack of emotional and intellectual maturity, poorcommunication and other soft skills* ‘educated’ persons, who despite possessing high academicqualifications, have low emotional quotients; they cannot beat peace with themselves and have relationship problemswith other people and the environment* ‘educated’ people with bad attitude in life and lack terriblyin terms of spiritual qualities. White collar crime involvingsuch people is getting more prevalent.An education system that overemphasizes cognitivedevelopment and paying little attention to the physical,emotional and spiritual growth of the individual is reallylopsided and detrimental to the individual’s happiness andpeace. Society too will suffer with such ‘educated’ misfits.In the materialistic society today, a proper spiritual educationis very lacking. Moral values and ethics seem to be on thedecline and this has brought about increasing problems to theindividual, family and society.In Buddhism, Dhamma education is of paramountimportance. We need to teach and inculcate spiritualqualities in the individual; his mind must be cultivated tocheck defilements like greed, covetousness, anger,restlessness, ill-will, hatred, pride, ego and delusion.A truly educated person must possess the traits of kindness,love, compassion, mindfulness, patience, gratitude andwisdom. Only then can he be truly happy and peaceful!
  • 67. 6110 EDUCATIONThe object of education is to prepare the young toeducate themselves throughout their lives.Robert M. Hutchins313 Some words and axioms truly inspire ...these we admire, desire and require.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-10314 Creative learning is much in need indeed.Without it, one cannot think wisely and lead.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/29227023-Creative-Ads-and-Creativity-Quotes315 A Story can be more than just a story.One can be inspired to live life wisely.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-41-42316 Do remember to find the timefor exercises of the mind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-2317 The mind needs exerciseto stay alert and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-1318 When one develops creativity,problems can be solved more effectively.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspiring-your-creativity-4967373
  • 68. 62EDUCATIONEducation is not preparation for life;education is life itself. John Dewey319 The Dhamma, children must learn and know.In the Dhamma, may the children grow.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnRl7emmo3Q320 Bringing up a child in unskillful wayscan lead the child to problematic days.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt-ObB5d1ZY321 When we speak rightly and wisely,there will be peace and harmony.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-2322 Be a Lover Of Your Liver.This you will not regret ever!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/love-your-liver-3657226323 Eat Healthily. Serve Joyfully. Live Happily.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/egg-wonders10-health-benefits-of-eggs324 One needs to give good attentionto right-brain imagination.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/watizita-right-brain-exercise325 For education and pleasure,books are a treasure beyond measure.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/books-books-books15-favorite-quotes
  • 69. 63EDUCATIONTell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember;involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese proverb326 Doses of Motivation and Affirmationare needed for a Mind of Distinction.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivation-lists-5-6327 Have positive motivation and actionfor a happier and successful position.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivation-lists-34328 To really excel, communicate wellhttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-essentials-of-good-communication329 A thinking mind we desire, require.We can then inspire.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-creative-thinking-puzzles-edited-presentation330 Wrong Words said can bring Hate.331 Assuming without checking can cause suffering.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-95-96332 Health is a treasure beyond measure.Indulge not in unwholesome pleasure.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/30643492-10-Secret-Teachings-for-a-Long-Healthy-Life333 Its unique that a human being can thinkand reflect on "Lifes Meaning".www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/i-wonderreflections-by-the-lake
  • 70. 64EDUCATIONYou cannot teach a man anything;you can only help him find it within himself.Galileo Galilei334 Conflicts, problems, stress and painthere will be.SEEING the Dhamma will stop them certainly.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/50989309-Truths-of-Nobility335 When people do not live wisely,they will face pain and misery.http://www.scribd.com/teikbin/d/25521749-A-LIFE-Handbook336 Reflecting on a good moral storycan help the mind grow and mature wisely.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-89-90337 When there is Fun in any learning,lessons become more motivating.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-19338 Paradoxes are good food for thought...Ponder, reflect, you can learn a lot!http://t.co/GDrgE8O339 Judge not a book by its cover-theres much inside to discover.340 We must know this thing-Life is inter-linked.http://t.co/FHLTFtO* Wh ll hi k di l bl
  • 71. 65EDUCATIONEducation is the best gift you could ever receive, becauseonce you have it, no one can ever take it from you.Unknown341 When we can all think more divergently,problems can be resolved effectively.http://t.co/zn6Izsl342 When learning has elements of real fun,the battle for knowledge is easier won.http://t.co/wudEm0c343 Do you have enough exercise?"Do exercise," the Wise advise.http://t.co/twZ3eII344 Be humble to learn from the old and young.We can get lots of Wisdom and real fun!http://t.co/GfKuBMB345 Great Teachers do more than just teach...they inspire.Their wit, understanding and wisdom you require.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-26#346 When lessons have elements of fun,therell be no boredom in anyone.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-27347 Real Heroes make the world a much better place.Challenges and Problems theyre ready to face.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-38
  • 72. 66EDUCATIONIf you refuse to drink from the fountain of knowledge,youll die of thirst in the desert of ignorance!Unknown348 Reflecting upon stories of motivation,may we be much wiser in our thoughts and action.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-119-120349 Learn Grammar without any fear.It can be fun with lots of cheer.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/grammar-with-humor-5350 There is so much to learn from the written word.We can enrich the mind through great books of worth.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/amazing-bookstores-of-the-world351 Reading gives knowledge and pleasure beyondmeasure.Books are indeed life-long companions to treasure.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/amazing-libraries-of-the-world352 When there is fun in learning,there is better remembering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/grammar-with-humor-9
  • 73. 67EDUCATIONIf someone is going down the wrong road,he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up.What he needs is education to turn him around.Jim Rohn353 Education for the child must start early.If this fails, many will be in misery.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/moral-stories-for-the-young354 Mere knowledge is certainly not education.To virtue and wisdom you must give attention.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-posters-about-education355 Education must mould the character.This is a very important matter.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/good-characterfood-for-thought356 When our education fails so very badly,problems and trouble multiply in society.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/troubled-times-dhamma-chimes357 Education must address one’s spiritualityOnly then can one be truly peaceful and happy.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/my-wise-teacher-says358 When education fails to develop morality,it is high time that we all pay attention seriously.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/abraham-lincolns-letter-to-a-teacher
  • 74. 6811 GIVINGDana or giving or generosity is a most important spiritualpractice. In Buddhism, Dana is one of the ten perfections aBodhisattva ( Buddha-to-be ) develops in the rounds ofrebirths before Buddhahood is attained.Through the practice of Dana, many spiritual mental statesare cultivated. There is a cutting off of the ‘self’, theselfishness, self-centeredness, greed, attachment,covetousness, ego and many other defilements that cause somuch mental suffering to oneself and others.When Dana is practiced well, there is a growing state ofmental peace, joy and contentment arising from the lettinggo and opening of the heart out of love and compassion.True Dana practice gives one a tremendous amount ofenergy. This has been shown by so many great spiritualbeings like Mother Teresa, the late Venerable Dr K SriDhammananda, Master Cheng Yen, Ajahn Brahmavamsoand a number of lay Buddhist Dhammaduta workers.I remember one experience I had where the sincere giving ofDhamma teachings gave rise to an incredible surge of energywithin me. It was in the year 1993 when we had our firstDhamma Youth Camp held in borrowed premises. There wasa lot of work to do and there was only a handful of us to runthe 5-day camp. One night during the camp (I think it wasthe third night), I was feeling extremely exhausted and I wason my way up to the third floor of a school classroom whichserved as a sleeping place. A group of teenage boysrequested me to answer some of their Dhamma questions.Even though it was past midnight, I obliged and had aDhamma dialogue with them. Unbelievably, all my tirednessvanished and bouts of energy arose in me when I shared theDhamma with this group of keen listeners. I was alert, joyfuland greatly peaceful. Such is the power of sharing the Gift ofDhamma which excels all other gifts.
  • 75. 6911 GIVINGIf you havent got any charity in your heart,you have the worst kind of heart trouble.Bob Hope359 To the needy have we given our attention?This is for your reflection and contemplation.http://www.youtube.com/embed/z-u7gjp4RpE360 Generosity is a practice of spiritualityfor joy, peace and serenity.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-7361 Selfless giving is a great spiritual practice.In true giving, joy arises and there is peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dana-or-giving362 The practice of Dana or Giving helps cut our greed.Dana is indeed a most virtuous and wholesome deed.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reaching-out-looking-in363 There are many ways we all can do charity.An act of generosity is most praiseworthy.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-best-gifts-to-give364 There are many out there in real need of charity.Give, help and serve when you have the opportunity.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/its-up-to-you365 Charitable acts of selflessnesslead to mental peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-have-we-done-today
  • 76. 70GIVINGWhere there is charity and wisdom,there is neither fear nor ignorance.Francis of Assisi366 Develop the Perfection of Generosity or Dana.Cultivating the Ten Perfections leads one to Nibbana.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dana-or-giving367 When charity is performed sincerely,inner joy grows and grows most steadily.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/8-great-gifts-that-cost-nothing#btnNext368 The more one gives the moreone will receive in return.One will realize this after he has practiced and learnt.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/what-have-we-done-today369 Give what you can and whenever you can.In times of need, do lend a helping hand.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reaching-out-looking-in370 When one serves selflessly with commitment,one gains peace, happiness and contentment.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-glass-of-milk-in-english-chinese371 Do we overindulge ourselves in great luxuryand lift not a finger to reach out to the needy?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-6-realms-of-existence
  • 77. 7112 ATTITUDEA person’s positive or negative feelings, perception,evaluation or psychological, emotional tendency to react in acertain way towards people, objects, events, activities orideas, goes a long way to determine his mental state. Onewith a bad or poor attitude towards happenings or hisrelationship with others will experience much suffering, painand agitation in his mind. A bad mental attitude stems fromone or more of the following factors:* Not understanding clearly the nature of existence and theuniversal laws that govern us* Strong greed, attachment and covetousness* Irresponsibility, carelessness, heedlessness and a lack ofconsideration and compassion for other beingsOne will grow up with good attitude if the qualities ofcompassion and mindfulness are developed. Ponder on thefollowing situations where people with a bad attitude causesuffering to themselves and others:* Throwing rubbish and littering everywhere* Disregarding traffic laws and regulations – speeding,careless parking, reckless driving etc* Polluting our environment* Carelessness and heedlessness in the upbringing ofchildren* Unruly behavior in school, at work and in public places* Not carrying out duties and responsibilities due to lazinessand a ‘couldn’t care less’ type of behavior* Proud and haughty conduct in dealing with other people* Always wanting to take or receive only with little thoughtof giving or serving.The cultivation of good positive attitudes is very importantfor spiritual growth. Qualities such as patience, diligence,determination, honesty, loving-kindness, effort, confidence,calmness, virtue and mindfulness must be developed.
  • 78. 7212 ATTITUDEIf you dont like something, change it.If you cant change it, change your attitude.Maya Angelou372 You chart your own destiny.Let mental peace arise with an attitude thats wise.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-65-66373 Imaginations a need for success.With this and diligence, give it your best.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-7374 When attitude and views are wise and right,happiness and peace will soon grow inside.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-2375 For success, Right Attitude is a MUSTbefore you carry out the needed tasks.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivation-list-8376 Fill our hearts with great Gratitude.Develop the Right Attitude.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reflections-on-gratitude377 Right View and Attitude are important trulyfor mental and emotional stability.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-10378 With Right View and Right Attitude,youll reach Spiritual Altitude.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reflectionsclear-vision
  • 79. 73ATTITUDEIt is very important to generate a good attitude, a goodheart, as much as possible. From this, happiness inboth the short term and the long termfor both yourself and others will come.Dalai Lama379 In the quest for success East or West,Right View and attitude surpass the rest.http://bit.ly/9xQIHa380 Attitude and traits can be destructive.Do realize what in you is negative.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-21381 When you let Evil grow, you are in for sorrow.382 When attitude is right, many things turn outbright.slidesha.re/kZkjDj383 Fools ignore wise words of advice.They will soon have to pay a price.http://t.co/TsoI9uL384 When you cultivate right view and attitude,you will reach a great spiritual altitude.http://t.co/EFzgrb6385 When we think in twisted ways,we are in for suffering days.http://t.co/SvOwMpx
  • 80. 74ATTITUDENothing can stop the man with the right mentalattitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth canhelp the man with the wrong mental attitude.Thomas Jefferson386 When you have a wrong attitude or thinking,you will not find happiness and peace within.http://t.co/9Nunjqr387 Believing that one CAN DO IThelps to perform the toughest feat.http://t.co/Df5WQlD388 When we have the right attitude of things,well reduce our mental sufferings.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-30389 When you believe that you really CAN,the thing you want CAN happen then.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-36390 When we take one day at a time,there’s less worrying in the mind.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-40391 Positive thinking can go a long wayto help one cope with the problems of the day.http://www/slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-131-132
  • 81. 75ATTITUDEYour living is determined not so much by what lifebrings to you as by the attitude you bring to life;not so much by what happens to youas by the way your mind looks at what happens.Khalil Gibran392 Contemplating in silent solituderealize the importance of attitude.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-favorite-quotes-on-solitude393 Develop a positive attitude.Live a life of service and gratitude.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reflections-on-gratitude394 When your attitude is wise and right,things can turn out to be good and bright.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/reaching-lifes-altitude-with-attitude395 Without the right attitude, how can there beprogress?Without effort and perseverance, can you be blessed?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-30396 When you do believe that you really CAN,you CAN do it no matter where or when.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/i-can-7055118397 Bad attitude is often conditioned from the past.‘Reflect mindfully and transform’, this you must.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-27
  • 82. 7613 MINDFULNESSWhat is mindfulness? To be mindful means to be able torecollect, to be aware, attentive, heedful and to knowmoment to moment any physical or mental phenomenon thatoccurs. The mindful person has a mind that is alert; heremembers the things learnt; he is not careless or heedless.Right Mindfulness is one of the eight factors in the Buddha’sNoble Eightfold Path, the Way that leads one to Nibbana, theState of perfect happiness, peace and freedom of the mind.Central to Buddhist Meditation are the Four Foundations ofMindfulness. They are:* Mindfulness of the body* Mindfulness of feelings or sensations* Mindfulness of mind or consciousness* Mindfulness of mental objectsThe practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness leadsone to insight and wisdom into the real nature of things.Dukkha or suffering will then be completely ended.I have observed that due to poor mindfulness, lots of dukkha,trouble, conflict, problems, inconvenience and hardship havecome about. Examples include the following:* Persons on duty forget to turn up or come without bringingthe necessary keys.* Persons do not switch off air-conditioning, fans, taps, andlights when they leave the Association buildings.* Persons take things that don’t belong to them and thethings are not returned or are lost or damaged.* Persons park their vehicles indiscriminately; such mindlessactions cause frustration and hardship to others.* Lack of mindfulness causes some to miss meetings andappointments. Some are habitually unpunctual.May we strive to practice Mindfulness Meditation to crossthe Sea of Samsaric suffering.
  • 83. 7713 MINDFULNESSWithout mindful awareness, the shadows of your pastmay haunt your present. Reuben Lowe398 Heedlessness causes pain and dis-ease.Mindfulness is the path to real peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-81-82399 Live each day wisely and mindfully.Then youll be free, peaceful and happy!www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-4400 Speaking without mindfulnesscan bring much unhappiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-67-68401 Wisdom is not attained through study.It comes from SEEING Life mindfully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-41-42402 When we heedlessly drink and drivewe may destroy somebodys life.http://www.scribd.com/doc/26145225/The-5th-Precept-a-Time-to-Ponder403 When one speaks or acts with heedlessness,there will be no peace and happiness.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsNDjCY3Kzk
  • 84. 78MINDFULNESSIf your relationship to the present moment is not right- nothing can ever be right in the future -because when the future comes -its the present moment. Eckhart Tolle404 Learning gives you things of the mundane kind.Get insights from a mindfully still mind.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-13405 A lack of clear mindfulnesscan cause much unhappiness.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-17406 Our speech can cause others much cheer or pain.We can regret our words time and again.http://t.co/fqyoLjN407 When we are mindful of wise things or advice,its a step to a life thats peaceful and nice.http://t.co/d3Yb8Be408 Beware of the words you speaklest they cause hearts to bleed.409 Let not failure or pain deter you from trying again.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-111-112410 Always give and be grateful. Lets be heedful andmindful. Thats the Way to be Peaceful.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-31
  • 85. 79MINDFULNESSThe present moment is filled with joy and happiness.If you are attentive, you will see it.Thich Nhat Hanh411 When one’s mindfulness is so really lacking,careless mistakes abound and there’s suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/minding-my-monkey-mind-1694416412 The mindful person has a more steady andpeaceful mind.He is attentive and can remember most of the time.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/living-virtuously-acting-mindfully413 Sustained mindfulness gives the mind clarity.Concentration grows and things are seen more clearly.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/of-mindfulness-and-compassion-a-reflection414 Of the body, feelings, thoughts and dhammas, wemust be mindful.With constant practice we will grow wiser and morepeaceful.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mindful-ways-to-happy-days415 Right Mindfulness or Samma Satiis essential for one to cross Samsara’s Sea.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-4
  • 86. 8014 ANGERTo my mind the world today seems to be getting more andmore angry. Have you reflected on the following?* There are fights, battles and wars all over the world.* Aggression, violence and acts of terrorism are on the rise.* More people are not at peace with themselves – there isgrowing dis-ease. Cases of mental trouble and disorders areincreasing.* We meet with more road bullies and gangsterism amongthe young is getting more prevalent.* Domestic trouble and violence in families and homes hitthe news very often.When will we realize this truth: Anger and hatred cannot beovercome by more anger and hatred. It can only be overcomeby love, compassion and wisdom. Mahatma Gandhi oncesaid: ‘An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.’My reflection tells me that anger has its causes in thefollowing:* Lack of understanding of the true nature of all things* Lack of love and compassion for sentient beings* Unreasonable expectations that cannot be met* Strong desires and wanting; when these are not fulfilled,impatience and anger arise* Always wanting to satisfy the ego self with little thought orconsideration for others* Not following the teachings of the great religious mastersI have found the following useful to help curb impatience,irritation and anger:* Realize that everyone has his ‘good’ and ‘bad’ traits* Learn and practice watching the mind – noting any mentalstate that arises* Practice the meditation on loving-kindness* Learn to forgive and adopt an attitude of ‘letting go’* Never slack to learn, understand and practice the Dhamma
  • 87. 8114 ANGERHolding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with theintent of throwing it at someone else;you are the one who gets burned.Buddha416 Anger is a serious mental poisonthat can lead one to unwholesome action.www.slideshare.ner/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-33-34417 Revenge and hate will lead one to a suffering state.Removing a bad habit needs a strong will indeed.http://slidesha.re/eH7L80418 Is your Anger on the rise?Learn to be peaceful and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-danger-of- anger419 If your anger becomes strongeryour suffering will last longer.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-danger-of-anger420 When the mind is filled with anger, ill-will or hate,you are heading for a mental suffering state.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-devils-in-us421 Conquer the devil of anger with loving-kindness.You will then be suffused with more peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dhammapada-verses-on-anger
  • 88. 82ANGERFor every minute you are angryyou lose sixty seconds of happiness.Ralph Waldo Emerson422 Beware of all anger, ill-will and hate.The pain and suffering they bring is great.http://www.scribd.com/doc/57102099/The-Danger-of-ANGER423 When any anger arises, watch it mindfully.With such training, this poison will weaken gradually.http://www.scribd.com/doc/34359690/Dhammapada-Verses-on-ANGER424 Let not another shake your mental peace.Train your mind to be constantly at ease.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKOxoBtc8OQ425 Anger and hatred will lead us to a woeful plane.Conquer them with loving-kindness again and again.http://www.scribd.com/doc/47455065/Metta-Bhavana-Meditation-On-Loving-Kindness426 Anger harms both your body and mind.Curb anger with love and Truth Sublime.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Vkxls5PQA427 Why does ill-will or anger or hatred arise?“Ignorance and craving is the cause,” says the Wise.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2-0snxCrc
  • 89. 83ANGERWhen you are offended at any mans fault,turn to yourself and study your own failings.Then you will forget your anger.Epictetus428 The angry man is like one gone real mad.He can commit a wrong that’s really bad.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-danger-of-anger429 When one can’t keep in check his ANGER,he is putting his health in danger.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dhammapada-verses-on-anger430 Conquer anger with love and understanding.This is certainly a most important thing.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wise-things-to-realize431 An angry man loses his mental clarity.He may not be able to think and then act clearly.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-devils-in-us432 Anger can propel one to a woeful state.The mental anguish is truly very great.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dhammapada-verses-on-anger433 Anger is a defilement in everyone’s mind.Kill anger and you will experience real peace sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-danger-of-anger
  • 90. 8415 DELUSIONHardly a week passes without incidents of terrorist bombingsin various parts of the world. Innocent people are killed orinjured seriously and there is much loss of materialpossessions. We are living in troubled times with so muchdukkha or suffering.. The cause of this lies in the three rootsof evil or mental poisons of greed, hatred and delusion.In Buddhism, delusion or ignorance refers to notunderstanding the real and complete meaning of the FourNoble Truths or as a fundamental misunderstanding of thetrue nature of things. Inevitably, delusion leads to or is tiedup with greed, attachment, covetousness, craving, aversion,ill-will, jealousy, anger, enmity, ego and hatred.Some years ago, there was a Malaysian terrorist who wasinstrumental in a number of terrorist bombings in some near-by countries. He was a lecturer at a local university before heleft and got involved in various terrorist activities. Iremember some of my former students who had been taughtby this terrorist lecturer, asked me one day:* How could an intelligent person with high academicqualifications ( the terrorist lecturer had a Ph.D from a goodU.K. university ) get involved in such horrifying killings?* With his ‘brains’, couldn’t he think and reason? Howcould he so heartlessly leave his family behind to run aroundas a terrorist causing so much pain and suffering to others?I told the students that ‘Academic brilliance and intelligence’is one thing whereas spiritual qualities like compassion andwisdom need to be cultivated. Beware! ‘Brainwashing’ and‘conditioning of the mind’ especially at a young age can bedangerous leading to harmful behavior and actions later on.Cult leaders with deviant teachings must be shunned.Delusion must be eradicated and replaced by love,compassion and wisdom. And this can only be done throughDhamma learning, understanding, practice and realization.
  • 91. 8515 DELUSIONIt is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than topersist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.Carl Sagan434 Beware of those deluded with greed;their deeds can be most shocking indeed.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-73-74435 Egotism breeds anxiety and fear.Soon therell be Dukkha and many a tear.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-39-40436 Is our self-centredness increasing?This can lead to more mental suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-37-38437 Ignorance and heedlessnesslead to words and actions of foolishness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-89-90438 A person full of delusion and greedhas unskilled desires and ways indeed.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-93-94439 When one acts with muddled thinking,ones bound to meet with suffering.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-9798
  • 92. 86DELUSIONThe ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions,passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons:Greed, anger, and delusion.Bodhidharma440 A lot of Natures great furyis due to mans stupidity.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/25-places-in-asia-to-cherish-4021967441 A deluded human beingcan cause a lot of suffering.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/animal-watch-looking-at-human-follies-presentation442 When one goes against wise words of advice,through suffering and pain one pays the price.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQv13Gye0I443 Striving on heedfully with Right Vision,lets conquer Greed, Hatred and Delusion.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmgHeg1xcPM444 One who behaves in egoistic wayswill certainly face more difficult days.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-105-106445 Conquered by the defilement of EGO,one makes many an enemy and foe.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fingers
  • 93. 87DELUSIONDelusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered bydelusion. Reasoning is destroyedwhen the mind is bewildered.One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.Bhagavad Gita446 When the mind is overwhelmed by delusion,there arises harmful thoughts, speech and action.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/aiyoh-why-like-that-one-the-stupid-things-that-people-do447 “There is no SELF or EGO”, the wise ones know.Suffering comes when you cling to the Ego.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/enemies-to-conquer#btnNext448 Ignorance of the true nature of everythingwill often lead one to dis-ease or suffering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/bits-of-wise-words449 The deluded persons do not believe in Kamma.They need to reflect on the suffering of Samsara.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/do-you-wonder-why450 When the Self in us grows bigger and bigger,our suffering and pain will be more bitter.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-a-z-of-kiasu451 The poison of Delusion is very harmful.Check this by being much more heedful and mindful.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mindful-ways-peaceful-days
  • 94. 88DELUSIONFilled with insatiable desires, hypocrisy, pride, andarrogance; holding wrong views due to delusion,they act with impure motives.Bhagavad Gita452 Some live a life of endless enjoyment.They are full of greed with no contentment.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-greedy-woman453 When the ego in a person is so strong,it’s difficult for him to see right from wrong.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-a-z-of-kiasu454 Out of ignorance and delusion,we do many a foolish action.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/aiyoh-why-like-that-one-the-stupid-things-that-people-do455 When ignorance rules the mind strongly,one clings to worldly things unceasingly.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/dhamma-matters456 The foolish knows not what righteousness is.His defilements rob him of mental peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/peace-in-our-mind457 Delusion needs to be dispelled by wisdom.Only then can we attain Enlightenment.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/gems-of-wisdom-15749851
  • 95. 8916 MEDITATIONIn a fast-paced and stressful world, more and more peopleseem to be very interested in the subject of meditation.However, meditation is not a theoretical subject butsomething we need to practice with patience, diligence,perseverance and a mind of ‘letting go’ after being instructedproperly by a qualified meditation teacher.. I remember afriend of mind who once said, “Meditation is a mostfascinating subject; I can read about it for hours.” (But hedoes not practice it…he keeps telling people, “I CANNOTmeditate.”)There has been a lot of misunderstanding on the practice ofmeditation. I have come across people who want to meditate* to gain special psychic powers* to solve their medical, emotional and business problems* to see, hear and even smell good things.Meditation with the wrong motivations leads you nowhereand it may even harm you. Some are afraid to embark onmeditation because they believe that it is dangerous. ( I recallAjahn Brahmavamso saying in a Dhamma talk that it is evenmore dangerous NOT to meditate ‘cause one can be ‘mad’with the mental poisons of greed, anger, hatred and delusion.)If anyone asks, “Is meditation dangerous?”, I think the replyshould be “Is crossing the road dangerous?” Of course if oneis careless, heedless, mindless and does not obey proper rulesand instructions, he can get into trouble. But remember weneed to ‘cross the road’ to reach ‘the other shore’ free fromthe root causes of suffering.The practice of meditation needs effort, discipline, faith, andpatience. Many quit because of mental laziness, lack ofdiscipline, impatience, expectations and other hindrances.Let us make this resolution:“I shall meditate before it’s too late.”
  • 96. 9016 MEDITATIONMeditation is painful in the beginning but it bestowsimmortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.Swami Sivananda458 For true peace to prevail in the mind,you need to have meditation time.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-6459 Meditation leads to tranquility.Then one can see so clearly REALITY.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0gsI-8e88460 The Benefits of Metta Meditation are truly great.Learn and practice this Meditation before it is too late.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meditation-on-lovingkindness-presentation461 Theres a Path to real joy, peace and liberation.Its none other than the Way of Meditation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1IDfFBLZew462 May the practice of Meditationlead us to Peace and Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-benefits-of-meditation-7203520463 Meditation and Restare good ways to beat Stress!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/sweet-hour-of-meditation
  • 97. 91MEDITATIONThe affairs of the world will go on forever.Do not delay the practice of meditation.Milarepa464 Many are so busy with many a thing.It is time to be still and look deep within.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-benefits-of-meditation-7203520465 When the mind is trained to be more mindful,it’ll go into a state that’s more peaceful.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mindful-ways-to-happy-days466 Meditate constantly to purify your mind.You’ll steadily gain insight into Truth Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/truths-of-nobility467 The external happiness, cheer and jubilationare nowhere near the inner peace of meditation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1IDfFBLZew468 Meditation is an essential practiceto arrive at the Goal of Nibbanic Blisshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l671bVr1qyg469 Meditate to see the way things really are.You will soon be on the way to Nibbana.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/right-attitude-for-meditation
  • 98. 9217 FREEDOMA Dhamma practitioner aims to free his mind fromunwholesome desires, to be free from the mental defilementsof greed, anger and delusion.Today we see many clamoring for freedom, not realizing orunderstanding what this entails. They want the freedom to dowhat they desire under the deluded belief that this freedomwill give them the pleasure, happiness and peace which theyseek. Ajahn Brahmavamso in one of his Dhamma talksexplained the difference between ‘freedom of desires’ and‘freedom from desires’. One leads to more pain and sufferingeventually; the other leads to a mental state of calm,contentment, inner joy, peace and equanimity.As long as we are not enlightened, we are not free orliberated in our mind. We are trapped with lots of bad habitsand conditioning that cause us to react foolishly in ourmental thinking, speech and bodily actions. To free such adefiled mind is not a mere intellectual exercise of readingand arguing about Dhamma. No amount of book knowledgecan liberate the mind unless and until the person truly walksthe Path of Sila (Morality), Samadhi (Concentration orstillness of mind) and Panna (Wisdom).I had a friend with whom I associated for a number of yearstrying to share Dhamma with him. He was a sort of a‘walking encyclopedia’. A voracious reader, he wasintelligent and could argue well for hours. Unfortunately hisDhamma practice did not go beyond book knowledge. I triedto encourage him to get involved in some of the outreachwork at our Association but he was trapped in hisconditioned ways that brought him conflicts within himselfand with others. Eventually he sank into a sort of depressionbefore he passed away rather mysteriously.May we strive to attain freedom of the mind through thepractice of generosity or charity, morality and meditation.
  • 99. 9317 FREEDOMFreedom means you are unobstructed in living yourlife as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.Wayne Dyer470 To grow in Wisdom do Reflection.This will help us in Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/may-i-reflect471 When we grow in Wisdom and Compassion,we are on the path to Liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ark424DY3yc472 When words of wisdom are actualized,peace and freedom we will all realize.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-15473 When Wisdom sees Nature as she is,there is in the mind Freedom and Peace.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-81-82474 Strive to cross the Bridge over SamsaraAnd arrive at the Shore of Nibbana.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/crossing-bridges-in-life475 When we conquer Greed, Hatred and Delusionwe will be on our way to Liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFcNrCKagMo
  • 100. 94FREEDOMFreedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought.Pope John Paul II476 When we are free from greed, hatred anddelusion,we attain ultimate peace and liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-road-to-ultimate-happiness477 Freedom of desire will lead us to painful greed.Freedom from unwholesome desire is what we need.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/money-money-moneyproverbs-to-ponder-on478 Break free from the chains that bind us toSamsara.We will then reach the Blissful shore of Nibbana.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ark424DY3yc479 How can you be free from fear and worry?You’ve to walk The Middle Way steadily.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/14-steps-to-conquer-the-worry-habit480 When there are no more defilements in the mindthere’s no more experience of the suffering kind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2-0snxCrc481 The conditioned mind is certainly not free.In life you’ll face suffering and misery.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-lizarda-beautiful-story
  • 101. 95FREEDOMFreedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, totouch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea,and the other person.THICH NHAT HANH482 Reflect well – Is your mind really peaceful andfree?Are you free from attachment, ill-will and worry?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/crossing-bridges-in-life483 When the mind is free from greed,delusion and hate,one can dwell in a truly peaceful mental state.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/enemies-to-conquer484 Freedom must have responsibility.Only then can we live in harmony.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/more-life-lessons-to-learn-oh-teik-bin485 Defilements bind us and cause us pain.They cause rebirth again and again.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/the-devils-in-us486 If we react to others’ words and action,we will be far from peace and liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/oh-suffering-world487 To attain true freedom from suffering,we need to have love and wisdom within.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-53-54
  • 102. 9618 HUMORHumor and laughter are very good antidotes to the manyproblems and stressful situations we are bound to meet within life. Many are the benefits of great humor and laughter.* They reduce pain, anxiety, stress and depression* They provide good therapeutic relaxation* They improve blood circulation, digestion and help lowerblood pressure* They help burn off calories in a healthy way* They can boost our immune system* They give good exercise to various parts of the body* They promote general mental and physical health* They help foster better relationship with others.Dhammaduta work involves dealing with lots of people andsituations which can at times be most trying. Apart fromDhamma reflections and application, humor and laughter canbe most useful in helping us to cope. Over the years, seeingthings in lighter vein and viewing them with humor havehelped my mind to stay more unperturbed and positive.When dealing with people with very strong mentaldefilements of greed, anger, ego, self-centeredness, delusionand so on, the understanding and realization of Dhammapoints and the evoking of love and compassion can helptremendously. Sometimes I think of humorous statementsthat diffuse any negative states and make me laugh.Aren’t the following funny and humorous?* ‘He’s so hot-tempered that mosquitoes avoid his boilingblood!’* ‘She’s so egoistic that she makes 3 bows at the mirrorevery morning!’* ‘He’s so boastful and aggressive that you wish his parentshad never met!’* ‘He’s so deluded that he tells many: “ME no money, Meno care! ME got liquor, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!”’
  • 103. 9718 HUMORA person without a sense of humoris like a wagon without springs. Its joltedby every pebble on the road. Henry Ward Beecher488 Humor, Laughter and Jest can help us to de-stress. http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-favorite-humor-bits489 Lots of Humor, Laughter and Witcan help us stay healthy and fit.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/20-ha-ha-definitions490 May laughter keep your blues awayeach and every day come what may.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-time-for-laughter491 May we look at Lifes Humorous sideand let it be a good WISDOM Guide.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-69-70492 Having a great sense of Humorwill help one cope with life better.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-65-66493 Seeing the humorous side of livingcan help to reduce mental suffering.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-63-64494 Humor Matters, Laughter does Conquer...one lives happier, healthier and longer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWAB3VsIzdc
  • 104. 98HUMORYou can turn painful situations around throughlaughter. If you can find humor in anything, evenpoverty, you can survive it.Bill Cosby495 A Laugh a day can help make your dayand keep the doctor away!http://scr.bi/c8BZ1L #readcast496 A little bit of humor a dayhelps to keep negative thoughts away.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-51-52497 Matters of the humorous kindcan be really good for the mind!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-39-40498 Having Humor is a wayto be happier come what may.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-33-34499 Its a wonder what a Smile can do.It brings cheer, joy and happiness too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EluldU-q0Pw500 Humor can teach us much.Laughter has a HEALTH touch!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-jokes-10-life-lessons
  • 105. 99HUMORA well-developed sense of humor is the pole that addsbalance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.William Arthur Ward501 Wit and Humor help one see life in lighter vein.This will undoubtedly lessen conflicts and pain.www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vpmZAEWCc502 See the funny side of many a thing.Then one can cope well with lifes suffering.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-101-102503 When there is good fun in learning,we have greater remembering.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-12-6755199504 A hearty laugh a day keeps the doctor away.It also keeps your blues at bay.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZzmyqd0sU505 Humor is not only for laughs and fun.It can teach LIFE lessons to everyone.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-103-104506 Too much anxiety and you cant give your best.A hearty laugh is a good way to beat stress.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFQsgPzl4V4
  • 106. 100HUMORA sense of humor is part of the art of leadership,of getting along with people, of getting things doneDwight D. Eisenhower507 There is much we can learn from Humorif we clearly reflect and ponder.www.scribd.com/doc/50855069/Pondering-On-Amusing-Bumper-Stickers508 Reflecting upon Humor and Wit,may you grow in Wisdom bit by bit.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/humor-lessons509 There can be so much fun in learningwhen humor is used in the teaching.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-18510 Humor is a good mental food.It de-stresses, makes you feel good.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/humor-time-for-the-mind511 Pieces of humor can brighten our dayand help us walk along the Wisdom way.http://t.co/Yen6AUl512 Remember that good Humor and Laughtercan help one cope with a problem matter.http://t.co/l1801rr
  • 107. 101HUMORIf you could choose one characteristic that would get youthrough life, choose a sense of humor.Jennifer Jones513 Wit and Humor in English Learningis most pleasing and motivating.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/fun-with-english-25514 Humor, wisely used, can help defuse a tense setting.We can then work to a more pleasing understanding.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-129130515 Laughter can indeed relieve your pain.Try it...you will not have any doubt again.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-131-132516 Humor is an excellent Health Food.It makes you feel well, happy and good.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-133-134517 Humor can help brighten your day.You feel good in a special way.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-135-136518 Humor can help you get over blues fast.I read that someone said, "He who laughs, lasts."http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-137-138
  • 108. 102HUMORHumor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minuteit crops up, all our irritation and resentments slipaway, and a sunny spirit takes their place.Mark Twain519 When faced with a stressful situation,humor can help remove the tension.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/laugh-to-beat-stress520 Too much anxiety and you can’t give your best.A hearty laugh is a good way to beat stress.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-recipe-to-beat-stress521 Laughter can be most therapeutic.Good jokes can make your day terrific.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-laugh-lessons522 Many like stories with a humor touch.Of benefits from humor there is much.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-79-80523 If one can learn to take life in lighter vein,one can better cope with criticism and blame.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/malaysian-jokes524 Doses of humor that brings good laughtercan serve as an effective health booster.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/mind-these-kids-funny-jokes
  • 109. 10319 ASPIRATIONThere are so many books and web sites on motivation andpositive thinking. Some years ago at our local BuddhistAssociation, we had a speaker giving a talk based on thebest-selling book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. Many inthe audience were so fascinated by the power of positivethinking to realize our wishes and dreams – to gain immensewealth, to be somebody, to attract members of the oppositesex, to be always healthy, to achieve brilliant academicsuccess, to be bestowed titles and recognition and what-nots.At the end of the talk, one student of mine asked me thesethought-provoking questions: Won’t these endless wanting to be successful inworldly matters lead to increasing greed and ego? Will all these material gains and success lead to realpeace and happiness? Aren’t we ‘feeding’ our desires for more and more? What about reaching out to help sentient beings inneed – practices of giving, love and compassion?In Buddhist practice we do make aspirations but they arespiritual in nature and concern things that really matterultimately. Positive affirmations and aspirations maderepeatedly and sincerely with good mental states of calm,confidence, love, peace and wisdom can come to fruit asattested by so many who are on the Buddha-Dhamma Path.These aspirations must be free from the mental poisons ofgreed, anger or hatred and delusion. Good aspirations tomake include the following:* May the Buddha-Dhamma be with me always* May I grow in compassion and wisdom* May I be virtuous, peaceful and compassionate* May I serve to be perfect and be perfect to serve* May I be Enlightened!
  • 110. 10419 ASPIRATIONKeep high aspirations, moderate expectations,and small needs.William Howard Stein525 May we all grow in the mind.May we reach the Truth Sublime.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/my-favorite-einstein-quotes526 May inspiring thoughts and advicehelp one to be peaceful and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-7-4373485527 May worthy words of advicehelp to make us good and wise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/meaningful-words528 May great words of Inspirationspur you to positive action.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-5529 Affirmations for daily livingcan build mental states of well-being.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-10530 Contemplation and Aspirationhelps to lead one to Peace and Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/contemplation-aspiration
  • 111. 105ASPIRATIONFar away there in the sunshine are my highestaspirations. I may not reach them but I can look upand see their beauty, believe in themand try to follow them. Louisa May Alcott531 May our Wisdom grow day by dayas we walk the Spiritual way.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-27-28-3690844532 Counting our Blessings is a wise practice.It leads to contentment and mental peace.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-8533 Happy New Year to you all, I say.May Laughter and Wisdom come your way.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-37-38534 Make Aspirations For The Yearto eradicate Greed, Anger, Ego & Fear.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-4535 May we grow in Wisdom trueAnd our Loving-Kindness too!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-1718lick
  • 112. 106ASPIRATIONNature loves courage. You make the commitment andnature will respond to that commitment by removingobstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the worldwill not grind you under, it will lift you up.Terence McKenna536 Affirmations and Aspirations in the mindcan actualize over time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKYHelZNfrY537 A strong Aspiration made in the mindcan lead to its realization in time.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/affirmations-and-aspirations-3-3011548538 May we lead a life of Generosity,Morality and Wise Maturity.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/a-life-handbook539 May this new year bring you Peace and Bliss.May you all live a life of much ease.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/10-great-tips-for-2010-2938929540 May your aspirations be realizedas you walk the Way to Nibbanic Paradise!http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/motivation-lists-1-2541 May your compassion and wise reflectionlead you to liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETNhKOns4QM
  • 113. 107ASPIRATIONYou aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones.St Augustine542 May we live a life of Righteousnessto attain true peace and happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-12543 May we learn and help spread the Dhammato young and old, near and far.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8KoXVdHPpQ544 May your mind dwell in calm and peace.May all your stress and worry ease.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0MklzhBqYk545 May The Rabbit Year bring you Peace.May your Problems lessen or ease.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/aspirations-for-the-year-of-the-rabbit546 When we affirm and aspire positively,the mind grows in wisdom and spirituality.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVTr5Jx_Gus547 Digesting Wise Words mindfully,may we all live more peacefully.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-25
  • 114. 108ASPIRATIONIf you would hit the mark, you must aim a little aboveit: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow548 May our mind be more creative.A richer life we will then live.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/googlethe-8th-wonder-of-the-world-7722943549 Beyond ignorance, there is Enlightenment.May you grow in Wisdom and Compassion.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wesak-2011-aspirations550 May we eat healthily. May we live happily.May our mind grow wisely.http://t.co/s1Rtt3Z551 May our mind stay heedful and clearas we live wisely year to year.http://t.co/UsHj7ix552 May Compassion spread far and wide.May we Blessed by Wisdom Light.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6YdTLcmyl4553 May we grow in Wisdom and Compassionon our Path to Peace and Liberation.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/15-favorite-quotes-on-compassion
  • 115. 10920 MISCELLANEOUSWe should constantly reflect on the ten meritorious and tenunwholesome actions in Buddhist teachings.The 10 meritorious actions are:* Charity or generosity * Morality* Mental cultivation * Reverence or respect* Service in helping others* Sharing merits with others* Rejoicing in the merits of others* Preaching and teaching of the Dhamma* Listening to the Dhamma* Straightening one’s viewsThe ten unwholesome or demeritorious deeds which weshould keep away from are:1 Killing of living beings 2 Stealing 3 Sexual misconduct4 Lying 5 Slander and tale-bearing6 Harsh speech 7 Gossip and frivolous talk8 Greed and covetousness 9 Anger, ill-will and hatred10 Wrong views or delusionAmong the wholesome actions is the teaching and learningof Dhamma. The Buddha said that the Gift of Dhammasurpasses all other gifts. No doubt Dana or giving in variousforms like donation in terms of money, material things,blood, organs etc to help or save lives is meritorious indeed.However the teaching, learning and sharing of Dhamma isthe most beneficial to a person. The Dhamma can bringunsurpassed joy, happiness, peace, wisdom and freedom ofthe mind to a person. He can then live in peace and harmonywithin himself, with others and the changing conditions ofthe world outside. And this happens not in this life only but itis carried on from life to life until Enlightenment is attainedand the person is free from the suffering of Samsara.
  • 116. 11020 MISCELLANEOUSEducation without values, as useful as it is,seems rather to make man a more clever devil.C. S. Lewis554 Winners never quit. Quitters never win.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-8555 We often complain about many things.When will we learn to count our Blessings?http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-4556 A song of the spiritual kindcan calm and sooth a troubled mind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8utGdtiJmPI557 We need to struggle as obstacles come by.Only then can we succeed and soar up high.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/for-your-reflection-1558 Compassion and Loving-kindnesslead to the Path Of Happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-4950559 Be thankful for what we have or get.So many face times that are real bad.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/thoughts-and-words-to-live-by-3560 When one has put in ones best,then there will be no regrets.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-4748
  • 117. 111MISCELLANEOUSThe aim of education is the knowledgenot of facts but of values.William Ralph Inge561 A settled mind thinks much more clearly;problems are then solved more easily.www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/creative-teasers-7562 Patience is much needed to train the mindto go beyond conditioning and time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tLD7Dn_cnU563 Peace develops with less expectation;be present, be aware, pay attention.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/wisdom-from-a-laugh-57-58564 Laughter is a must. "He who laughs last, lasts."http://www.scribd.com/doc/32162779/Wisdom-From-a-Laugh-55-56565 On this so auspicious Holy Wesak Day,resolve to live by The Noble Eightfold Wayhttp://bit.ly/ac6cqt566 The greater the mind has contentment,the closer youre to Enlightenment.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/inspirational-thoughts-3567 Walk The Middle Path with Determination.Like Buddha you too will get liberation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42g5CgGAL1M
  • 118. 112MISCELLANEOUSMoral values, and a culture and a religion, maintainingthese values are far better than laws and regulations.Swami Sivananda568 Love and Kindness pave the way to Happiness.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/story-to-reflect-upon-1516569 True Friendship is a Treasure beyond measure.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/of-friends-and-friendship570 May you be a Winner in every way come what may.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-essentials-of-a-winning-personality571 May you walk the Path to Happiness, Peace and Bliss.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLdrv0DtQL4572 One most important matteris to change for the betterhttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/12-essentials-to-change-people-positively573 When we are kind and wise, we will see Paradise.http://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/paradise-1030057574 Patience is a great virtue indeed.Today patience is truly in needhttp://www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin/14-steps-to-develop-patience
  • 119. Thoughtful Twitter Tweets To Treasure is a collection of theTwitter Tweets I posted on the Internet since the year 2009.These Tweets can be found at my Twitter Home Pagewww.twitter.com/TBroh. The more than 500 tweets conveyDhamma and educational messages or Life lessons grouped intotwenty subjects like Mind, Happiness, Love, Virtue, Freedom,Education, Meditation and so on.This book is written with the following objectives:* To convey some important Dhamma points for reflection,practice and realization* To inculcate moral and ethical values in the young* To point out our defilements and help to overcome them* To teach some valuable educational and Life lessonsearly all the Tweets in Thoughtful Twitter Tweets To Treasureare written in a Couplet form. There is rhyming in each of thecouplet pairs and each line in the pair bears the same numberof syllables. This makes for easier and catchy reading. Aftereach Tweet there is a URL link to a PowerPoint presentation,video or document which has related points to the Tweet.Most of the Tweets have been penned based on the Author’sreflections over the 25 years of Dhammaduta work at the localBuddhist Association, Persatuan Buddhist Hilir Perak.It is hoped the various Tweets can help the young and old alikereflect upon and actualize the Dhamma points in them.About the AuthorOh Teik Bin is a retired teacher and has been involved inDhammaduta work for more than 25 years at PersatuanBuddhist Hilir Perak, Teluk Intan. His Dhammaduta andoutreach services include guidance classes, community librarywork, Buddhist Sunday School, Dhamma classes, YouthCamps, Dhamma sharing and Buddhist wake chantingservices. Over the Internet, Oh Teik Bin has posted lots ofDhamma and educational material at:http://ohteikbin.weebly.comwww.dhammatelukintan.blogspot.comwww.slideshare.net/ohteikbinwww.youtube.com/ohlifelessonswww.toondoo.com/user/bteikohwww.scribd.com/teikbinhttp://engagedbuddhists.ning.com/profile/ohteikbinwww.twitter.com/TBrohHe can be contacted at Facebook and ohteikbin@gmail.com

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