Friday, September 28, 2007

Use Your Will to Help the Monks

I saw the demonstration of the monks in Myanmar. I am not sure what is the issue. Perhaps it's one of the people being locked up for speaking out. I hear of similar issues in Vietnam.

The people in power view these demonstrations as a threat, and thus, they did what they did. So what can we do from a distance?

I am not someone who demonstrate. But these monks risks their lives to deliver a message, just as Christ risks his life to deliver a message.

Use your will - give a command - 'No harm shall come to them', and see what emerges. Don't be obsessed with it. Give a command then go about your business. Give a command as if you are a master, not because you are angry.

I used the same command when I saw the Christian Korean were captured by the Taliban. I am sure a lot of people prayed for them, and I simply add my energy to it.

This is a chaotic time, but it is also a time to give you the opportunity to find yourself and discover your power.

I am thinking of God speaking of advanced societies can control their weather, which we think are Mother Nature and we have no control over. Let this be the time to discover your power, bring peace, and save Mother Earth.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nuclear Iran

I listened to the Democratic debate today. The question is - should we allow Iran to go nuclear. Ahmadinejad has made the decision to go nuclear, and he considers the matter is closed to discussion (from his speech at the UN). These candidates think that with 'diplomacy', perhaps they can persuade Ahmadinejad not to go nuclear. What happens if Ahmadinejad is stubborn and continue his nuclear program? Do we start another war? Ahmadinejad insists that his nuclear program is for peaceful purpose. Do we choose not to believe Ahmadinejad and go in and his destroy his nuclear arsenals and risk escalating another war, or do we suspend our judgment, give Ahmadinejad the benefit of the doubt, while monitoring him.

The Iraq war started because we lacked patience. We believe there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There are inspectors at that time to go into Iraq to find these weapons, but we lost our patience, call off the inspection, and started the war.

Perhaps it's because the United States has a history of using nuclear weapons (ie. in Hiroshima and Nagasaki), that it is afraid other countries would do it too. Other countries, despite having nuclear weapons, have not used it.

Maybe we should start getting used to the idea of a nuclear Iran. Many countries have nuclear technology. Do we have a war because Iran choose to go nuclear? Is it worth it?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad Speech at Columbia University

It was unfortunate that the President of Columbia University condemned Ahmadinejad before he even started to speak. It should go at the end of the speech, when there is a period of questions and answers.

If Columbia University doesn't want to invite him to speak, that's fine, it's their choice, but once invited, and condemn the speaker like that, it just doesn't look good.

I admit I didn't finish listening to Ahmadinejad speech. I hear God here and there, then I start tuning out. President Bush has used extreme languange, referring to North Korea, Iraq and Iran as 'Axis of Evil'. Osama bin Laden has used extreme language, referring to nonbelievers as 'infidels'. Ahmadinejad has used extreme language, such as 'wiping Israel off the map'. When these people start utter words that increase hatred for your fellow man, distance yourself from them, don't let their hatred gets to you. Hitler comes to such power because his people agree with him, and thus giving him his power. In our case, it seems the people do not agree with Bush, but Congress is unwilling to do anything to him. Those who advocated to peace were prosecuted when they speak up ... so much for the 'freedom' of speech in this country.

It can be frustrating at times to hear people express words that destroy other people, their fellow man, because they have so much anger/hatred within them. May you center in love, unperturbed by the anger and hatred expressed around you, and radiates your love outward. Love is energy and it travels. May your love radiates outward, travel around the world, and transform the world. Believe in it ... believe that you can bring this to a reality. Know that you can bring this to a reality. This is the key behind 'miracles' ... the spirit, the mind, the heart work in unison. May you witness the power that is within you.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Peace in a Violent World

Our weapons are getting more effective at killing a mass of people. The market exists to transfer this technology worldwide. We designed our weapons to obliterate 'them', now, we become the target for these weapons. Despite the horrible effects that these weapons do, mankind still cling to them, thinking that they will protect them.

Once mankind decide that these weapons do not serve them can they shed themselves of these weapons. Your intentions have an impact. Your words have an impact. Your actions have an impact. What kind of world do you want to create? If you want to create a peaceful world, then what role does weapons of mass destruction play? If you want others don't have weapons of mass destruction to target you, how do you explain the weapons of mass destruction in your arsenal. They are motivated as you are by fear to protect themselves. They are motivated as you are to have justice in a seemingly unfair world, where the balance of power and money is lopsided.

What constitute a peaceful world? How can one achieve a peaceful world? Can there be peace in imbalanced world - where money and power is lopsided? Can there be peace in the world where people have to struggle for their daily survival? Can there be peace in the world while weapons are rampant?

Peace is in the world starts with you. Can there be a war if people are unwilling to engage in activities that hurt their fellow human beings, that kill their fellow human beings? Starts with a loving heart. Seek to serve God and protect all of His creations to your best ability. It can transform your fears and hatred, and it may transforms their fears and hatred as well. You may witness the power of love and understand its power. But it is a choice. What that means is - you love people not only when they love you and say good things about you, but also when they say mean and bad things to you and mistreats you. It's through these conflicts that you grow stronger, so be thankful for it. Another aspects is you are now the master, in charge of your views, and not the victim, subject to the whims of the world.

May you find peace in a violent world, choose love in a violent world, and radiate this love outward.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Find Your Path

When Buddha said 'Find Your Own Path' after he reached enlightenment, I ponder as to why he said this. Why doesn't he show us the step to get there? Increasingly, I understand this statement.

Buddha showed meditation as one of the way. That was how he got there. But not everyone who engages in the process of meditation gets there. For some, the simple instruction of clearing your mind is a difficult step because there are thoughts in their mind always.

What he can do is to express his experience, what it is like, but he doesn't explain it. He showed us the possibility to us to get there, because he got there ... just as Christ got there.

Once you are touched by 'divinity', you can either accept your experience or deny your experience. If you accept your experience as the truth, then the laws of the universe as it is understood right now is pretty useless in explaining your experience. If you accept your experience as the truth, when you start speaking, people may think you are crazy because they don't witness the experience. Or you can deny your experience, saying it's your fertile imagination or hallucination, and go back to the world where you can understand the logic of it and speak in a logical sense.

The beauty about finding your inner God is you realize your inner power. When you are sick, you choose whether you want to have this experience or not, and if not, you simply command it to leave, and it would leave, because now, you are the master. Now why would you want to experience sickness? That is the essence to coming to this world - to experience, to have a wealth of experience, and to show that no matter how bad the experience is, your spirit triumphs.

I know people are feeling insecured about their health and seeking universal health care. I hope you don't forget the power that is within you. Only when you realize your inner power can you be free, otherwise, what the outside world provides is just band-aid. I am not saying that what the outside world provide is bad. Many people with good intentions invested their energies to find treatments. I just don't want to see you grow dependent on it. May you find your path and discover your inner power and set yourself free.