娑婆世界是大監獄,而我們都是獄中的囚犯。

一语点醒梦中人!大家既然为人,就不都在消磨业障吗?富贫贵贱都还是在大监狱里!富贵的又何苦五十步笑百步呢?贫贱的又何苦执着一切得与失呢?大家又何苦还执意要回来做人呢?南无阿弥陀佛!大家好好消业障,服刑其间别再犯错,服刑完毕后,也别再走错路,免得又要回来这个大监狱!

所以,有灾有难是平常!大监狱嘛,哪是给我们享受的地方?我们都搞错了!古人老早就给我们劝告了:人生不如意事十之八九!

Sharing Poem: The Angels

The Angels

How often do we search where angels are

We then always think that they dwell on the stars.

In bright blinding light, they would guard our way

Whispering a message, both night and day.

With all the longing, we dreamed to hear

Their wondrous voices, we wished were near

And yet all the time, all the while, they are close

Only if we ponder, only if we choose.

Who knows when we walk by the bustling street,

True friends we have, are the angels we meet.

Who knows when we cross, the wide open field

A stray dog or cat whose heart is filled,

With pure love and goodness, an angel indeed.

Or the homeless man who cared for others more than himself

Or a person who lost all, and yet the one who gives hope.

Or a quiet neighbor, whose deeds seemed small,

And yet they together, have given their all.

How often do we see, the bleak picture of time

And yet amidst the darkness, there is light so fine.

Who knows when we’re caught in the cold pouring rain,

When someone steps in and feels our pain.

Who knows when we cry, there’s someone listening after all.

Whether it’s a furry or human friend, who sees when we fall.

There is brightness after all, if we open our eyes

Angels everywhere in their full disguise.

Hardships that life, would at times throw at us,

But in every way, there are angels that outlast.

Ordinary people, ordinary creatures, ordinary days

But with eyes wide open, are angels that stay…

Hearts that are true, hearts that are changing,

Hands that help out, hands that are for caring.

It is such a wonder, that the angels around us,

Are those who have little or at times have none,

Yet they give everything, great deeds they have done.

Genesis

Three Answers Men Fear The Most 男人最怕的三个答案

男人最怕的三个答案 Three Answers Men Fear The Most
(1)随便

男:今天晚上咱们吃什么?
女:随便。

男:吃火锅吧。
女:不行,吃火锅脸上要长痘痘。

男:要不咱们吃川菜。
女:昨天刚吃的川菜,今天又吃……

男:那咱们吃海鲜去?
女:海鲜不好,吃了拉肚子。

男:那你说吃什么?
女:随便。

(1) Whatever

Man:     What to have for dinner?
Woman: Whatever.

Man:     Why not we have steamboat?
Woman: Don't want lah, eat steamboat later got pimples on my face.

Man:     Alright, why not we have Si Chuan cuisine.
Woman: Yesterday ate Si Chuan, today eat again?

Man:     Hmm… I suggest we have seafood.
Woman: Seafood no good la, later I got diarrhoea.

Man:     Then what do you suggest?
Woman: Whatever.

(2)都行

男:那咱们现在到底做什么?
女:都行。

男:看电影怎么样?很久没看电影了。
女:电影有啥好看的,耽误时间。

男:那打保龄球,运动运动?
女:大热天的运什么动啊,不嫌累啊?

男:那找个咖啡店坐坐,喝点水。
女:喝咖啡影响睡眠。

男:那你说干什么?
女:都行。

(2) Anything

Man:     So what shall we do now?
Woman: Anything.

Man:     How about watching movie? For a long time we didn’t watch movie.
Woman: Watching movie no good lah, waste time only.

Man:     How about we play bowling, do some exercise?
Woman: Exercise in such a hot day? You don’t feel tired meh?

Man:     Then find a café and have a drink.
Woman: Drink coffee will affect my sleep.

Man:     Then what do you suggest?
Woman: Anything.

(3)看你

男:那咱们干脆回家好了。
女:看你。

男:坐公车吧,我送你。
女:公车又脏又挤,算了吧。

男:那就打车走。
女:这么近的路不划算。

男:那走路好了,散散步?
女:空着肚子散哪门子步啊?

男:那你想怎么着啊?
女:看你。

男:那就先吃饭?
女:随便。

男:吃什么?
女:都行。

(看看四下无人,杀了她…)

(3) You decide

Man:     Then we just go home loh.
Woman: You decide.

Man:     Let’s take bus, I will accompany you.
Woman: Bus is dirty and crowded. Don't want lah.

Man:     Ok we will take Taxi.
Woman: Not worth it lah… for such a short distance.

Man:     Alright, then we walk loh. Take a slow walk.
Woman: What? Walk with empty stomach?

Man:     Then what do you suggest?
Woman: You decide.

Man:     Let's have dinner first.
Woman: Whatever.

Man:     Eat what?
Woman: Anything.

(Look around, see no one around, kill her…)

Did You Call Me? – Teachings of The Wise

You may replace "God" in the original text with "The Wise One". The teachings are really wise and the context is not restricted to any particular religion.

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God: Hello! Did you call me?
Me: Called you? No… Who is this?

God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat with you.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good.
I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something…

God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But, I can't find free time.
Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God: Sure. Activity gets you busy.
But productivity gets you results.
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure it out.
By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity.
In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the the medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.
You are worrying because you are analyzing.
Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamonds cannot be polished without friction.
Gold cannot be purified without fire.
Good people go through trials, but don't suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests?
Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessons to enhance mental strength.
Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.

Me: Frankly, in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.
Look inside.
Looking outside, you dream.
Looking inside, you awaken.
Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others.
Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead.
You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go.
Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, 'Why me?'
When they prosper, they never ask 'Why me?'
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side,
but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.
Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it.
Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret.
Handle your present with confidence.
Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is 'NO.'

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
I am so happy to start this day with a new sense of inspiration.
God: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear.
Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs.
Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve.

Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

FEAR: Lessons of Life

FEAR: Lessons of Life
written by Bobette Bryan, 2000

I feared being alone
until I learned to like myself.

I feared failure
until I realized that I only fail when I don't try.

I feared success
until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.

I feared people's opinions
until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.

I feared rejection
until I learned to have faith in myself.

I feared pain
until I learned that it's necessary for growth.

I feared the truth
until I saw the ugliness in lies.

I feared life
until I experienced its beauty.

I feared death
until I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning.

I feared my destiny
until I realized that I had the power to change my life.

I feared hate
until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.

I feared love
until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule
until I learned how to laugh at myself.

I feared growing old
until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future
until I realized that life just keeps getting better.

I feared the past
until I realized that it could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark
until I saw the beauty of the starlight.

I feared the light
until I learned that the truth would give me strength.

I feared change
until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly.