Monday, August 25, 2008

The Art of Swearing.....

Malaysians are, at times, very funny and comical. It is indeed sickening to learn that, increasingly, Malaysians are being indoctrinated to accept religious swearing as a form of settling disputes.

Our Deputy Prime Minister, Najib, has recently swore on Koran that he doesn't know and is not involved in the murdered Mongolian woman. The young and handsome Saiful had also swore on Koran that he was sodomized by the former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim. To make thing even funnier, Najib has also challenged Anwar Ibrahim to swear on Koran that he did not sodomize Saiful. And it is totally unbelievable to note that many politicians also joined the bandwagon of asking Anwar to swear on Koran as a mean to defend his innocence. Hmm... Is Malaysia a lawless country now where there are no more respect for our judicial system ?

These incidences of invoking God and swearing on holy book does remind me of some backward traditional practice by some uneducated and uncultured Chinese in Malaysia many decades ago. In the early 70's, some Chinese politicians or so called community leaders resorted to settle who is telling the truths or lies by conducting ritual prayer and slaughtering chickens in the temples. Both disputing parties leave it to the “Heavenly God” to strike the guilty party with lightning and thunderbolts. The sad fact is, the poor chickens were slaughter cruely and unnecessarily, while the both the disputing party walk away knowing very well that it is extremely unlikely lightning or thunderbolts will rain on them. Well, in the name of God, human beings are indeed very creative to manipulate superstitious belief to justify their misdeeds.

He truth of the matter is, if a person is going to tell a lies or cover their misdeeds, putting his or her hand on holy scripture to swear is not going to transform lies into truths. Malaysia is a secular state, let's not be so insensitive to impose our selfish assertions using the good name of religion at the expense of degrading our judicial system. If we have disputes, the most civilized way is to bring the facts and argue our understandings in a court of law. Using religious swearing without the consent of the court is the most despicable act of contempt. Let us be rational and logical in seeking the truth, and let us not be guided by uncouth mentality of imposing the irrational aspects of religious acts on others. Believe me, if there is a God, he would probably not want to associate himself with the never ending creative misdeeds of sinners.

Ok, let me be a little bit oxy-moronic of my self righteousness on religious swearing. Let me jump into the bandwagon of Saiful and Najib swearings. I swear to my Lord Buddha that I do not know who sodomize who, or who murdered the Mongolian lady. Dear Lord Buddha, if Saiful and Najib is telling the truth, then let Barisan Nasional win the Permatang Pauh by-election. And, if Anwar did not sodomized Saiful, then let Anwar be the Yang Berhormat again in the Parliament of Malaysia. I swear I have no malice against anybody, except with the honest and genuine sincerity to seek the truth.

And, tomorrow, the result of Permatang Pauh's by-election shall reveal the truth....... Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Son of Hamas leader, becomes a Christian

Mosab Hassan Yousef, 30, said that his decision to abandon his original faith and denounce his father's organisation had exposed his family to persecution in his home town of Ramallah and endangered his own life.

"I'm not afraid of them, especially as I know that I'm doing the right thing, and I don't see them as my enemies," he said. "I do think about this a lot. But what are they going to do? Are they going to kill me?

"If they want to kill me, let them do it. I'm not going to stop anyone. It's going to be my freedom.

"My soul's going to be free of my body, not flesh any more."

Read further HERE

Hmmm... sometimes I do wonder what are the attractions of Christianity. Increasingly, there are many people converting to Christianity from other faiths. In fact, more than half of my family members have converted to Christianity. But as a Buddhist Taoist, my religion indoctrinate me to be open minded to respect and accept the rights of individual to embrace and practice whatever religions they choose. I don't know, maybe I will become a Christian in the future. I leave it to faith to decide my spiritual destiny. The door of Buddhism is always open for those who are fated to be a Buddhist, likewise, the same door is also always open for those Buddhist who decide to leave.......

I do hope Mosab Hassan Yousef finds peace in his new religion..........

Namo Amithaba Jesus !!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A betrayal of trust.....

On March 8 2008, Malaysians went to the polling stations nationwide to vote in a stronger oppositions in the parliament, and as well as putting the Pakatan Rakyat to form state government in Perak, Kedah, Selnagor, Kelantan, and Penang.

Since March 8 2008, Malaysians have been bombarded with politicians pre-occupying political stunts to cause further hardships to all Malaysians. We have the so called Pakatan Rakyat of DAP, PKR, and PAS trying their level best to engineer defection or cross over to form the federal government. While the Barisan Nasional is also trying their level best to convince Pakatan Rakyat's lawmakers to switch camp to regain the control of the state governments. While the political tug-of-war is going on, Malaysia economy suffer unrivaled deteriorations. I do wonder whether it ever crossed the minds of these politicians to have the moral decency, patriotic belongings, and political correctness to respect the mandate given to them to govern and as well as to act as opposition in a responsible manners. I guess, some of these politicians are basically a bunch of uncultured hooligans infested with shameless greeds for power and barbaric racist intents.

If I recalled the sentiments of the pre March 8 2008 euphoria, Malaysians basically wanted the country to have a strategic posture of modern and progressive Malaysia for all Malaysians irregardless of race, ethnicity, and religions. In short, Malaysians want to be addressed as Malaysians instead of Malaysian Indonesian, Malaysian Chinese, Malaysia Indian, Kadazan, Iban, etc. championed by the racially divisive political parties. The March 8 2008 elections results dealt heavy blows to the race based political parties, and rippled the signals that Malaysians are now ready and is at the threshold of discarding racial politics, but sadly, the political parties are not ready to embrace this new aspirations. Sad to note that, some political parties are now resorting to misinterpret the constitution to champion narrow minded racial rights to perpetuate racial agenda to sustain their relevancy.

Recently, a group of about 300 narrow minded pariahs stormed a legitimate open forum organized by the Bar Council because they claimed that the supremacy of their religion is being questioned. If a religion is so supreme, can a open and civil forum organized by mortal beings to discuss constitutionality degrade its supremacy ? It goes to show that, narrow minded idiots will always resort to whatever available avenues to champion their hooliganism and indecency. Do Malaysians have to suffered because a group of uncultured hooligans felt that it is their rights to deny the rights of others ? The saddest part is, some political leaders from the Pakatan Rakyat seemed to be the most vocal and abusive in the gang of 300 hooligans who halt the forum. If I remembered it correctly, Pakatan Rakyat is supposed to be a multi racial party. It does gave me an impression that, PR is an opportunist and insincere party willing to ride on racist agenda and narrow minded religion intolerances to gain popularity. I do sincerely hope, PR can come out strongly to reprimand its members who disrupt the legitimate open forum, otherwise, the NON Muslim voters in Permatang Pauh should express their disapproval by voting against PKR in the coming by-elections. Malaysians should exercise their rights to rid political party who practice Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin !

In the March 8 2008, I voted for PKR and DAP. Looking at current circumstances, I think I made a mistake. I was blinded by the arrogance of the BN and fell into the trap of the so called Pakatan Rakyat. If there is a by-election in my area again, I swear in the name of my late father, I will not waste my vote on these strange opportunistic bedfellows !

I am sicked and tired of those bastards and pariahs who seemed to have insatiable thirst to discriminate and impose their narrow mindedness on others based on religion and race. I guess, these uncultured pariahs always felt that it is alright for them to discriminate others, and the rest of civil minded people must continued to observe and accord the sensitivity to these barbarians in order to live peacefully and harmoniously.

Well, what else can I say ? With their mind filled with piss, may piss be upon them, and may they live in piss !

Om Namo Amithaba Buddha....

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friday night's reflections.....

I have not been in the best of health for the past one month or so, I guess this is basically part and parcel of growing old. I like to think that, as you grow older, you become wiser, but in the process of becoming a wiser man, degenerative body parts malfunctions slowly creeps in to test your faith and confidence.

I hate to visit the doctors. But what choice do I have, when ill health set in, visitation to the doctors are necessary evils. Sometimes, I do have a creepy feeling whenever the so called specialists have funny and strange specializations. For example, gastroenterology, urology, cardiology, etc. My God, modern medicine is such, they actually have specialists for everybody parts ! It is not uncommon that, when you checked into a hospital, you will be ding-dong among various specialists. At the end of the day, if your illness or disease don't kill you, the hospital bill will.

Honestly, I would like to grow old gracefully. I do hope ill health will not become part of the burden of growing old. As much as I need support from my family members to manage ill health, the rational side of me also dictate that I should not be a burden to my family members. Sometimes, I do felt it is better for me to keep the state of my health to myself and manage it within my sensibility, rather than causing unnecessary worries to others. I do believe, I have the mental strength and emotional stability to manage whatever that are degenerative and unwelcome. The rest, I leave it to the almighty to decide and dictate.

I have been having disturbed sleeps and woke up extremely early, sometimes as early as 4:00am in the morning, over the past few weeks. Usually I will go downstairs to the living room, tuned the radio for some soft music to listen. Looking at the positive side, I actually did enjoy the solitude in the early morning. Those serene solitudes gave me the opportunities to reflect upon life in my younger days. Honestly, I lived a humbled and down-to-earth life with beautiful children and a supportive wife, I sincerely have no regret in my life. It is a life well lived by any standard. And I will continue to live life as it is. Life may be tough in the days ahead, but who cares ? I always believe, I am tougher than life.

Of course, in my life, there are many times I felt betrayed by people I cared and loved. But those experiences did make me emotionally stronger and more appreciative of people who showered me with sincerity. I realized, whatever negative things that happened are not going to change. I must accept the reality of the past events, and move forward to let go the pain by embracing the future. What worth is revenge when we are burdened with hatreds and consciously causing hurts to others with negative energies ? I have learned to let go of the pain by becoming more forgiving. I guess, this is the wisdom gained as I aged. I am now beginning to understand certain actions of my late parents. The more I tried to be a man on my own, the more I am becoming them. Well, the seasonality of life does comes in cycles.

Tomorrow morning, whatever it may, in sickness or in good health, I would like to smell the flowers, and, life goes on................

Om Mani Pedme Hum. Good NiteZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............