The best religion – A dialog between Dalai Lama and Leonardo Boff

DIALOG WITH DALAI LAMA

the Brazilian theologist Leonardo Boff wrote:

In a round table discussion about religion and freedom in which Dalai Lama
and myself were participating at recess, I maliciously and also with interest, asked him: “Your holiness, what is the best religion?”
I thought he would say: “The Tibetan Buddhism” or “The oriental religions, much older than Christianity.”
The Dalai Lama paused, smiled and looked me in the eyes …. which surprised me because I knew of the malice contained in my question.

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Obama yang merakyat

Foto ini diambil saat kunjungan Presiden Obama ke Markas Korps Marinir di Hawaii saat liburan Natal 2011. Si bayi dengan isengnya memainkan wajah salah satu orang paling berkuasa di planet ini. Bagaimana dengan presiden kita?

The Silk Road at CNN

Just to continue the post about Silk Road (https://yalun.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/the-silk-road/).

There is a nice article on CNN

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/silkroad/

Although it is from 2 years ago, I still find it to be entertaining and informative. Enjoy.

3 good stories

The Turtles
A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last! For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years… six years… then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. turtles1

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Heaven and Hell

I got this story from one of my friends in Australia. It is a good and inspiring one. Especially for reminding us the importance of working together and mutual respect.

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A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, ‘Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.’ The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, ‘You have seen Hell.’

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Apakah Obama melirik pantat gadis muda 16 tahun saat konferensi G8?

Minggu lalu berlangsung konferensi G8 yang terdiri dari 8 negara maju (USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Canada, and Japan) dan juga dihadiri G5 (China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa). Ada adegan menarik di foto berikut

What are they looking at?

What are they looking at?

 

Sekilas tampak Obama dan Sarkozy melirik pantat sexy dari gadis 16 th yang belakangan diketahui bernama Mayora Tavares. Media sekaliber Kompas pun menulis jika Obama jelalatan (http://internasional.kompas.com/read/xml/2009/07/11/11322632/cewek.seksi.lewat.obama.pun.jelalatan…).

Namun perlu juga kita simak video berikut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUFkpv6SlvI

Dari sini kita bisa belajar jika kita tidak cermat menyikapi media apapun yang kita lihat, maka bisa terjadi salah paham.

P.S: tapi aku setuju kalau Sarzoky itu bandot tua, ha ha ha.

11 Things kids did not and will not learn in school

There is one nice article worth to share. Some said it is from Bill Gates although it may actually from an author named Charles J.Sykes. Regardless who is the source, it is a good enlightment for us.

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