Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Don't be so racist!

Turning this into a dharma discussion...As Buddhists, it is best not to get too carried away with this racial thing. Remember this (and I am reminding myself too) - that we are chinese or Indians or whatever only in THIS LIFE! We never know when we are going to die. And when we die, how do we know we won't be reborn in the exact race that we dislike/hate/oppose/seek justice or whatever we call it - as a result of our strong racial karma? If our dharma roots are not strong enough, we may not even get the opprtunity to listen to the dharma again. Buddhism is not only attending pujas, recite mantras, receive empowerments, etc ... we can have perfect attendance at every dharma events, but if we cannot actualise the dharma in practical situations and daily life, then what use is that? It means there's no transformation yet in our life. Think about it!

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