10 Lessons From The Japan Disaster


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Some of the contents are from a forwarded email.

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10 Lessons From The Japan Disaster

  1. 1. 10 Lessons From ThE Japan Disaster
  2. 2. 10 LIFE Lessons from the Japan tragic Disaster
  3. 3. 1. THE CALM Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
  4. 4. “ In the face of any adversity or calamity may our mind remain calm and composed.”
  5. 5. 2. THE DIGNITY Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
  6. 6. “ May we, with self-discipline, train the mind to greater spirituality.”
  7. 7. 3. THE ABILITY The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
  8. 8. “ May we put our ability to good use for the well-being and happiness of others.”
  9. 9. 4. THE GRACE People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
  10. 10. “ May we have a thought for those in need and not be overwhelmed by Greed.”
  11. 11. 5. THE ORDER No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding
  12. 12. “ May we always show understanding, kindness and compassion to others.”
  13. 13. 6. THE SACRIFICE Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
  14. 14. “ May we not be self-centred but sacrifice to relieve others’ suffering.”
  15. 15. 7. THE TENDERNESS Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.
  16. 16. “ May we have honesty, integrity and a caring heart.”
  17. 17. 8. THE TRAINING The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
  18. 18. “ May we train the mind to be always alert, heedful and mindful.”
  19. 19. 9. THE MEDIA They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
  20. 20. “ May we always act with truthfulness, responsibility and wisdom.”
  21. 21. 10. THE CONSCIENCE When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!
  22. 22. “ May we always practice morality, virtue and righteousness.”
  23. 23. The End “ May our mind be calm, strong, steady and mindful in the face of changing fortunes.” With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin