Friday, February 27, 2009

Know when to stop

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Today's dynamic and industrial world convinces us that we are always in a hurry for somewhere and we are constantly running out of time. How do Buddhists who believe in reincarnation and peaceful existence adapt to these modern views?

Answer: Hi D,

Thank you for asking me.

There are 2 aspects in our lives. One is the worldly life that we are living. The other is the spiritual life where we try to find inner peace and spiritual happiness. We have to strike a balance between these 2 aspects which more often than not, contradict each other. The Buddha's advice to us is to use our human intelligence and common sense to maintain this equilibrium. We have to be ever alert to the onslaught of worldly temptations and to know when to stop. This is Buddhist wisdom.

Smile from Justinchoo :-)

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