another day in life

3 days ago, i received a not-pleasant-at-all news/update. it’s irritable. but 3 days later, i learnt this (below), and i am going to thank whoever may be involved for helping me to 消除业障、增长智慧 (:


善哉善哉 🙂

reincarnation, what is

in a moment ago, i borrowed this from Su Bong Zen Monastery:

During a kong-an interview, a student asked Sifu an important doctrinal question.

Student: Sifu, what is reincarnation?

Sifu: Just right now where did you come from?

Student: The Dharma room.

Sifu: This is reincarnation.

Student: Hahaha. Thank you, Sifu, for your teaching.


Past and Future depend on this very moment. Past cannot be fixed. Future not yet come. Only this very moment is what we need to take care of. When good and bad appear in front of us, they are not for us to attach to them. Correctly use this good and bad to make correct life. Correct life means to make use of this moment and become clear with love and wisdom. That is why in Zen we say past and future do not exist. We only have this moment. This is how we truly use reincarnation.

taking another moment to acknowledge Su Bong Zen Monastery for sharing this little piece to enable us to become clear(er) with love and wisdom (:

happy children’s day

Happy Children’s Day to all who celebrated Children’s Day on 1st October when we were in primary school, and young at heart of cos! found this recently when clearing things (aka rubbish) at home 😛

Ang Mo Kio North Primary School Children's Day Gift 1983
Ang Mo Kio North Primary School Children’s Day Gift 1983

… that was when i was in primary 2 *wow*