Wisdom knows no boundaries of religion, race and creed

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“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

The Buddha – The One Who has Awaken
Dotseng February 29, 2012

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I'm a Singaporean Chinese living in the Eastern part of Singapore. I tweet on current affairs & inspirational quotes. I blog on issues or events if they interest me. I also share interesting jokes, stories or anecdotes and observations on my blog. Thanks for visiting.
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21 Responses to Wisdom knows no boundaries of religion, race and creed

  1. M says:

    I luv reading yr posts!

  2. patriot says:

    Me an atheist and would like to say that there are much wisdom in non religious practices.
    Would like to say that it is never wrong to do anything beneficial to humanity. IT IS THE FAILURE TO DO SO THAT IS!

  3. patriot says:

    Me worships my ancestors as a traditional practice, no offering and ritual. I WORSHIP THEM ALL THE TIME. The worship also goes to all man of great virtue. And they can be of any Race and gender.

    patriot

    • Point taken. As far as Singapore is concerned, we’ve had many great founding fathers such as Dr Goh KS, Raja, Devan Nair, Dr Toh Chin Chye or even JBJ a fearless fighter. Who would you prefer to worship? I would prefer Ong TC based on what he did for the people of Singapore as reflected in this statement –
      “My loyalty is first and foremost, to the people of Singapore. It has always been so, and will always remain so.” – Ong Teng Cheong, First Elected President.
      Patriot, What about you?

      • M says:

        I like Ong TC too!

        • Then why is he not given a state funeral when so many of us like him? Strange isn’t it?

          • M says:

            Was President Ong TC ‘s inquiry about Singapore’s private reserves, an embarrassment to the govt?, secretary to the PM’s office said Ong was given a “state-assisted funeral”…whatever that means? perhaps
            Ong fell out with his bosses?
            Technically, President Ong TC should be given a state funeral. Ong was the ONLY President to ask this sensitive question.

          • I don’t know. One day when I happen to meet him in heaven I will definitely ask him personally! We just got to wait for that day.

  4. patriot says:

    Gintai;
    Other than my personal forebears and few personal friends which me am grateful for my being, there are only a couple of late Singaporeans that me has reverence. To name a few like Lee Kwong Quan, Tan Kah Kee, Tan Lark Sai, JB Jeyeratnam etc. As for post independent national leaders, one down is one opportunity for the better, too many greedy ones around and they [censored by admin]. How to respect such people?

    • Hi Patriot,
      Admin of the site is held accountable for all comments made as in what happened to ‘Yawning Bread’ and ‘TRE’ recently. I do not want to be held responsible for your careless comments.
      As it is MIWs have recently been drumming up “Code of Conduct on Internet!” and so on. We know their usual formula and modus operendi. Before they implement or change a policy it’s always the usual drum beating, posturing and war dances before they actually move in concert to ‘slaughter a monkey to freighten all the chickens!’ Let’s not be that ‘monkey’ ok? Langgar!

  5. kinjioleaf says:

    Where there’s wisdom, ape learn. It doesn’t matter to ape from where the wisdom come from.
    Practices, to ape, are but examples to manifest the teachings.

  6. patriot says:

    Gintai;

    no worry, me subjects voluntarily to the house rule of the host.

    Me aware of warning being issued but doubt they could douse the widespread disquiet of the people. Or can I put it this way, there are simply tooo many monkeys for them to deal with.

    patriot

  7. kinjioleaf says:

    Ooh, ooh. Don’t pull ape into water leh. Apes and monkeys two different species. Monkeys got tails, apes no have.

    But really ah, internet got good, got bad. Some like to KBKB, some like to PLP, some just want to TKSS. Some do all these to boost readership to earn $$$. Read wisely. We’re not daft, are we? :D

  8. patriot says:

    Hahaha….

    beans become monkeys and monkeys got mixed up with apes, lolx……

    Me feels so bad to have Sinkies compared to monkeys, but just too bad
    that me had to, just to connect with the Article. Okay, maybe now i should
    say that FIRST WORLD Beings in Singapore DO NOT WANT to be treated
    like monkeys, much less entrapped monkeys in cages for fellow mortals to
    experiment with.

    Time being, very little to add, otherwise, the whole comment may not appear.

    patriot

  9. patriot says:

    ‘Bu xiao you san, wu hou wei da'(the greatest un-filial behaviour is the failure to produce a successor)
    ‘Qunzi haocai, qizi you ter'(a man with integrity makes his wealth with propriety(with honesty/conscience and dignity). ‘Ter'(proper behaviour for accumulating spiritual credit to
    ones’ existence) is a Chinese Word to describe the wholesomeness of being. Me does not
    know of an equivalent in the English Language.
    ‘Qun yin ai ming ru zi'(Ruler should treat his subjects(the people) like his/her own children,
    constantly mindful of their well-being).

    The Above-mentioned are some non-religious Chinese Traditions which me believes are
    worth keeping perpetually. They may not be precisely interpreted here and me does hope
    that at least the essence is accurately translated.

    patriot

  10. kinjioleaf says:

    Aiyoh, patriot, can see you must be very old. Hanyu pinying langgar :p

    JunZiHaoCai,QuZhiYouDe (君子好财,取之有德)

    Well said

  11. patriot says:

    Folks;

    U All really got to excuse me leh.

    When me was a school boy, where got hanyu pinying and ‘jianpi zi’ !

    All said, there is indeed much that me has to learn, but aiyoh! Very
    little time left. I want to learn more, do correct me not just the writing,
    if fact or logic are lacking and if my assertion is way off the mark.

    And the fact is, You’re interacting with a senior(age-wise).

    Thank You Guys!

    patriot

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