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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Last Time For Everything.

Have you ever comtemplate that this will be the last time you will be engaging in whatever activity that you enjoy doing - be it enjoying reading a book, watching your favourite television show, playing with your children or grandchildren, chatting with a close friend, etc.?  A famous philosopher says " All things human are short-lived and perishable."  Buddhists believe in the impermanence of things.

Thus, it is healthy and prudent to keep in mind that all things valueable and precious will one day be lost to us.  Things can be taken away or our own death will deprive us of such things.  For some such talk may sound morbid and unpleasant to the Asian psyche.  However by comptemplating the impermanene of things and recognising that this may be the last time we are doing the thing we are more appreciative and cognizant of the blessedness of the moment.  We will not be sleep-walking through our life.  We will cherish more every moment of our life for such moments may never be repeated again!

May God bless and keep you and your family always!    

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