Friday, March 31, 2006

Universal Love

When I first started this blog site, I was inspired by Avalokiteshvara. He was the Buddha mentioned in Tibetan textbook, probably live eons ago. His entrance into my body was remarkable, giving some hint that perhaps there are souls that live on, and that souls can merge into one, something that cannot happen with the physical body. He was the Buddha of compassion, teaching people about compassion, and reminding people about being compassionate toward one another. To me, he was a powerful source of energy, something hard to describe, but I can actually feel it.

The first thought that came to me when he entered was actually Jesus Christ, because I don't know much about Avalokiteshvara. I know the history of Jesus Christ a whole lot better, and both serve similar functions. Both teaches about love, compassion, and so on.

I consulted with Jesus Christ as to what name should I be giving to this project, and the name that came back to me was 'Universal Love'. I checked the name on the Internet, but it was taken, so I chose the name 'Compassion For All', which I think is close to what 'Universal Love' and what Avalokiteshvara would have wanted to remind you of.

I still contemplate on what Jesus Christ means when He says 'Universal Love', but I think He means enlarge your love to include the universe ... everything. Can you do it?

God is within you already. I hope you have found Him and get inspired by Him to do great things in this world. You know it's His ideas because it usually is grand, and it is good for mankind. The only thing is ... do you have the courage to carry it out. God is Love, and to be immerse in His Love is wonderful. If you don't know what God is, substitute it with Love, and you come pretty close, if not already there with Him, except you don't know it.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


For most systems to be healthy, it wants to achieve a state which is called homeostasis - balance.

Our system is currently is not in balance, and as the system seeks to balance itself, striving toward better health, it undoubtedly will upset some.

The United States is a country which has plenty, and as the global world seeks to rebalance itself, undoubtedly, the United States will experience some loss. Television and the Internet serves to interconnect the world.

I urge you to look at the big picture. What happen to our body if some cells in the body have excess while others starve to death? Either way, we don't have a healthy body. However, in sharing, the starved cells get healthier, and as a whole, the organism gets better. Most cells, fortunately, have this wisdom. However, now and then, we have a cancer cell, multiplying itself, while starving the other cells, and what happens, the organism gets sick and might even die from it.

Nature has a way to delicately convey this message to us. We are like cells within the universe. Each is unique and has its functions. Are we wise enough as our cells to share our energy, our resources to maintain a healthy universe? This is the challenge for us - not just to have better health for ourselves, but also better health for our universe. The universe, after all, is a living entity. Take care of it and it will take care of us.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Be a Master

A Master doesn't hurt others nor does he allow others to hurt him
A Master gives respect to others but he respect himself as well
A Master respects the holy ground others walk on, but he is also standing on holy ground
A Master works to better himself, but he doesn't use it to dominate others
Be ye Masters.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Afghan Christian Convert

Abdul Rahman, an Afghan Christian convert can face death penalty. How awful! The Afghan constitution, which is based on the Sharia, or Islam law, says apostates can receive death penalty. He is accused of rejecting of Islam.

Abdul Rahman is a father of two. He converted to Christianity 16 years ago after working with a Christian aid group that assisted refugee group in neighboring Afghan, according to CNN.

What is an apostate? Here is one definition. An apostate is one who has abandoned one's religious faith, a political party, one's principle or cause. He is also a defector, deserter, etc. In Islam, an apostate only has two choices, turn to Islam or face the sword.

He turns to God, maybe through a different prophet, but still, he turns to God. Although I read that he might have a mental problem. He is hearing voices. How unfortunate. God bless him.

He is seeking asylum. I hope that is granted. I hope that the Aghan government will take this opportunity to show the world that it has progressed, that it can make a good choice. Because killing a man for what he believe is just insane.

Let us all pray for him. Let us do one more thing for him. Let us visualize his safe asylum journey as he wishes. Let us lend our energy to fulfill his wishes.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Student march in LA to protest immigration policy

It is encouraging to see young people organize and come together to speak out. They demonstrate their love for their fellowmen. They see the injustice in kicking people out based on the color of their skin and their nationality. Perhaps, in their generation, when they mature, they will create a 'fairer' world, where we are all equal, but of different color.

The rescue of Christian hostages in Iraq

It is good to hear news of the rescue of the Christian hostages in Iraq. Four of them come over there, and yet only three has returned. One of them didn't make it. Unfortunately, they were kidnapped early in the process, so I don't how much have they observed in Iraq. It would be interesting to hear their perspective. Hopefully, they still maintain their lovingness after their confinement.

Monday, March 20, 2006

George Bush Speech

Apparently, George Bush still thinks he is on the 'right' track. Actually, there is no such things as the 'right' track or the 'wrong' track, only which track would serve us better, and that varies depending on whose perception you are asking. I think Bush is on the wrong track, and he leads this country toward more dangerous waters, and I feel sad for this country, because this country is full of good people.

Do you think fighting will end violence? Violence might be subdued for a while, when the other force seems strong, but it will rises again when the other force takes its eyes off. We see it in Vietnam, and we see it again in Iraq. There will be those who turn the other cheek when slapped, but then there will be those who will fight back when being struck. So, do you think fighting will end violence?

It's funny. What are you trying to save yourself from? Death? Don't you realize that once you are born, death is assured. Death is also part of nature. You embrace life and yet you abhor death, as if there is something wrong with it, and yet it is just part of nature.

If you want people not to give you harm, give them no cause to harm you. The United States might be a powerful country, but once it loses its moral ground, it's hard to get other countries to listen to you. Military might is not the way, because military might will destroy many lives, and it will not protect you. It causes envy in other countries. It is better to win on the moral ground.

It's like watching two brothers are angry with each other right now and refusing to talk to one another. Both are armed and want to get rid of the other. Their anger can be so great that they can hurt all of us.

So, let's us pray for our universe and work to heal it. The universe can only heal if we collectively work to heal it. This internet technology comes in a timely manner. Maintain your love for this universe and see good things come out of is, especially in this troubled time. When there is fear, replace it with love. With love, our decision making has a tendency to heal the world, whereas with fear, our decision making has a tendency to hurt the world. As if the world is the reflection of us, and if we change our inner self toward love more, the world will reflect that as well, and wouldn't that be a better world to live in? Instead of using your energy to engage in actions that destroy the world, use it to heal the world.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Serving God

How does one serve 'God'?
By being the best that they can be
Imagine the creator
Wouldn't He/She want his creation to be great?
Most of us have witnessed our creative ability
From thoughts to actual physical manifestation
And yet, when we look at our world
It is not such a great world
And we put the blame on Him
Saying that He doesn't care for us
And yet He has shared with us this greatest gift - creation
If we love our God
Then we show it by creating a wonderful world
If we love our God
Then we show it by treating people kindly

Although, understand this Divine Dichotomy
He is all - the good and the bad
We can choose the good and manifest it
Although the bad is also part of Him and part of us
It is there for us to choose - to give us the freedom to choose and experience
Hopefully we are wise enough to choose the better experience