The Prism of Life

Introduction 緒言

What is the purpose of my life? If you have begun asking this question, no matter at what age, you are ready to embark on your spiritual journey; you are ready for your spiritual awakening. This doesn’t mean you need to leave your home and live in the mountains to be...

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Legacy 傳統

A good life doesn’t end with old age or death. A good life is one that leaves the right legacy for others to enjoy. It also leaves behind guidelines based on experiences. These guidelines are what we pass down to younger generations. This has to be done in a...

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Intimacy 親密

The real union is of the minds, of the hearts. The physical part of it is temporary. One needs companionship at a deeper level. Physical - body - looks Mental - mind - intellect Spiritual - heart - love Physical union is easy to find. It brings us pleasure for a short...

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Patience 耐心

As we rush through daily life, we often forget to stop and enjoy little things. We forget to live in the moment. We are always in a hurry to get somewhere or to get something. Delays irritate, frustrate, anger, and sadden us. We often forget that time is relative....

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Lies 謊言

Lies stem from insecurity. The person lying to us is insecure. They are worried about losing face or getting punished for doing something wrong. They are lying to smooth things over, to avoid confrontation, and to cover their inadequacies. Of course, lies hurt. One...

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Outer Trust 對外間信任

When we really love someone we have to learn to trust them. A relationship without trust cannot last. Trust is the courage with which we face our fears—of loneliness, of fidelity, and of the end. Sometimes we get into relationships because we cannot face loneliness...

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Jealousy 嫉妒

As with all our insecurities, jealousy preys on our confidence, compassion, and contentment. We have been brought up in a society where we are constantly compared with others. We are taught to accept competition as the sure success of survival in this over-challenged...

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Obedience 服從

There are religious teachers that issue religious rules according to which one must conduct oneself with a goal of achieving oneness with God. Why do we that come from the Source, through different life-forms in this universe, separate from it? Why do we need to merge...

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Letting Go 放手

He who knows how to love, knows how to leave. Love is the bond between two souls, but there are times when it stops the soul from evolving. When the soul realigns itself with its life purpose, it has much to do but is unable to move forward. It has to try and let go....

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Relationships 關係

He whose heart recognises the true beauty of a relationship, shall not choose to pluck a flower over nurturing the plant. A flower carries beauty for a short period, but a plant lives for a long time. It is also important to keep this in mind when we build...

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Forgiveness 寬恕

Forgiveness comes from a heart that swallows all pride and feels more love than hurt. Forgiveness is at two levels—self and others. They are equally difficult to execute. We hurt ourselves for having made wrong choices. We must realize that although we are given...

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Impermanence 無常

Nothing is permanent. Everything changes with time. So will our love for each other. Must we, then, mourn our relationship even before it has begun? 無常 沒有永恒。一切全隨時間而改變。連你我之間的愛亦會。難道,在關係開始前,我倆已要哀悼還未開始的關係?   The Prism of Life (by Ansh Das, Signal 8 Press...

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Loneliness 寂寞

The depth of loneliness is man-made: we perceive things to be much deeper than they really are. Loneliness is detachment. Why do we feel the urge for companionship when we know we are self-sufficient? The feeling of self-sufficiency stems from the suppression of...

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Fame 名氣

Why does everyone want fame? Why does everyone want to be famous? Life begins as a tiny seed, planted in the soil. From the seed springs a tiny green shoot that bears tiny green leaves. This plant needs all the nourishment it can get to grow into a mature tree. It...

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Happy Thoughts 快樂的想法

Whenever we are upset, we think about something negative. The more we think about something negative, the more negative our thoughts become and the more upset we are. But we never tire of thinking. We think one thought after another and still create more thoughts. We...

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Disappointment 失望

Disappointment comes from expectations. Expectations come from beliefs. Beliefs come from others. We are never born with certain beliefs, this way or that. Those are imposed on us directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly, by our parents, teachers, and...

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Goals 目標

Goals are like pins marking our progress through the maps of our lives. Sometimes they are big and complicated. In order to meet them, we must break them down into a list of manageable tasks. From this list, we must focus on completing the smaller items first. Doing...

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Moments 時刻片段

As we struggle through the challenges life throws in our direction every day, we feel overwhelmed. We begin to doubt our abilities; we feel depleted. This is where it becomes important that we remember past moments of success, love, and happiness. These feelings last...

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Anger 憤怒

Anger is both water and fire. It is not an easy thing to comprehend, but it is totally under our control. More often than not, anger is directed at the self than at others. It is one emotion which hurts us more than it hurts others. We are born in the purest form....

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Compassion 惻隱之心

Every waking moment is an opportunity to change our lives for the better. When we are young, we are told we must grow up and be an important person—a doctor, an engineer, a scientist, a sportsman, an actor, a musician, etc. Maybe we are too young to form our own ideas...

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Tragedy 悲劇

A tragedy is a way of looking at things in life; it is not life itself. Just as our view of the world changes colour when we look through a different-coloured glass, we need to see things for what they are, through the lens of our heart. Each event in our life is...

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Chaos 混亂

We read in the newspapers and on the Internet; we see it on the TV: there is so much chaos in the world. It is all around us. How lucky we are in comparison! We have organized lives; we follow schedules. We are proud of ourselves for establishing utter calmness in our...

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Inner Trust 內在的信任

After rigorous training and months of practice, a sportsman is ready for the game. He knows his strengths and his weaknesses. He trusts his abilities and backs himself to perform at his best. He feels connected to his inner self and feels inspired to push himself to...

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Fear 恐懼

Just as darkness is overcome with the tool of light, fear is overcome with the tool of knowledge. Since knowledge is based on learning or experience, it is necessary to experience fear before one can overcome it. He who knows no fear may make mistakes but he who has...

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Ego 自我

Ego is the essential part of our existence that identifies us and separates us from the universe. But are we separate? The universe starts at one point and expands outward as far as we can imagine. So does ego. It starts with self and stamps its existence on all...

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Endless Possibilities 無限可能

The real way to control the mind is to set it free. We must set it free from all the bonds that hold it back and force it to adhere and conform to expected ways of thinking. Let it think on its own. We must allow ourselves to let our minds lead us to greater, bigger,...

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Collective Consciousness 集體意識

This world is an illusion. Our lives are lessons we must learn. We spend a lot of time negotiating everyday stuff in order to make progress. Even when we are being lazy or abusive towards others, we are making progress towards the ultimate goal—to be one with the...

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Judging Others 批判他人

All paths lead to the same place. Some people take an easy path. They do not want to stress over everyday issues. They know there is beauty and peace in everything. So they slow down and live at a pace, which allows them that luxury. They are happy. Some people lead a...

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Daily Life 日常生活

We rise from the same light we must return to. Each lifetime we spend is a mission. We have to complete each mission successfully in order to reunite with the light source. During our lifetime, we face many challenges: relationships, career, and finances. We spend a...

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Moving Forward 前進

Like the water that flows down from the mountains, through the valleys and the plains, and into the sea, we must keep moving forward at all times. There are highs and there are depths; this is what life is all about. Sometimes it is fast and at other times, it drags....

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Happiness 快樂

Happiness means different things to different people. Ask a child and he or she will tell you it is a piece of candy. It probably is. Those are the years when we begin learning about this world we live in. We are introduced to new things every day, things that give us...

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Sorrow 悲傷

Sorrow is an inseparable part of life. Sorrow is a lesson in itself. It teaches us how to bear it with patience and kindness at all times. Sorrow doesn't come without happiness, just like we need darkness to understand the beauty of light. The more painful our...

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Meditation 冥想

Like a fish that swims up to take a breath of fresh air before diving back into the depths, we need to rise above the challenges of everyday life and take frequent breaths of life energy before we dive down to address the chaos. These short gasps of life energy,...

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Change Cycles 變之循環

Nothing is permanent. What begins must end and what ends must begin. This is the principle of the universe and it will repeat forever in time. We know this in our hearts but we are afraid to believe in it. Time has no beginning, no end; it goes on forever. Then why...

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Morality 道德

What is preached in religious books does not need to be followed to the letter. There is a reason behind everything. Religions were started to promote unity in spirituality, to promote peaceful harmony, and to find a meaning to life. Alas, they are now just conduits...

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Godliness 虔敬

Godliness is nothing but the reflection of the universe within us. It is the ability to understand that each thing is meant to be at its place. It is the ability to look at the world through a vision full of love. It is the ability to stop hatred from affecting our...

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The Beauty of Life 生命之美

Like the water that flows from the highlands to the sea, one must go with the flow of life. Sometimes we go fast, flowing around the obstructions in our path; sometimes we fall off the edge, we tumble, we swirl, we sing, and we roar. And, sometimes we submerge...

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Nature 大自然

Facing our daily challenges drains us of our energy. It makes us sad, stressed, and somewhat negative at times. There is a need to relax and feel positive again. Our realization of this is what triggers our efforts towards achieving that inner peace. The easiest way...

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Awakening 覺醒

What we choose to focus on is under our control. It is our choice. When we are young, our focus is on a thousand things, most of which add no value to our lives, or to its purpose. As we grow older, we tend to admire the beauty of nature; we slow down and enjoy every...

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Purpose 目的

We are born with a purpose. While most of us have no recollection of it during the childhood years, we begin to get an idea of where we are going in this lifetime.But as with everything, we are distracted from our purpose. We indulge in things that keep us away from...

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