Monday, February 21, 2011

Change Our Vision

There was a billionaire who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted so many physicians and was getting his treatment done. He did not stop consulting galaxy of medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and underwent hundreds of injections. 

But the ache persisted with great vigour than before. At last a medicine man who has supposed to be an expert in treating such patients was called for by the billionaire. The medicine man understood his problem and said that for sometime he should concentrate only on green colours and not to fall his eyes on any other colours.

The billionaire got together a group of painters and purchased barrels of green color and directed that every object his eye was likely to fall to be painted in green colour just as the medicine man had directed. 

When the medicine man came to visit him after few days, the billionaire's servants ran with buckets of green paints and poured on him since he was in red dress, lest their master not see any other colour and his eye ache would come back. 

The medicine man laughed said "If only you had purchased a pair of green spectacles, worth just a few dollars, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other articles and also could have saved a large share of his fortuneYou cannot paint the world green.

Let us change our vision and the world will appear accordingly. It is foolish to shape the world, let us shape ourselves first. 

(Received via email - Author unknown)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Senior Years...

Some of the collections, received via email (authors if not indicated in the images, are unknown)..

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Year Of Rabbit

Selamat Menyambut Tahun Baru, khas untuk warga Malaysia berketurunan china dan seluruh rakyat Malaysia, amnya !

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Thirst and The Ritual...

In prayer continually
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The ritual prayer is five times daily,

but the guide for lovers is the verse,

they who are in prayer continually.*

The headache of intoxication in those heads

isn't relieved by five times, nor by five hundred thousand.

"Visit once a week" is not the ration for lovers;

the soul of sincere lovers has an intense craving to drink.

"Visit once a week" is not the ration for those fish,

since they feel no spiritual joy without the Sea.

Mathnawi VI:2669-2670
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
Threshold Books, 1996

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