I have finally decided the name for this Blog instead of calling it "Vincent Lai Blog"! Here is the reason why I want to name it "Impermanence".
Impermanence – 無常 Here are the reasons for choosing this name.
Firstly, the meaning of impermanence. Everything we see, everything here is impermanent. Just like this blog you are seeing, we know it's impermanent. It's only some data you receive through the cable and the monitor decode that to form an image. Well, don't want to get to far here, you know what I mean.
Secondly, if we can really understand impermanence, we will have a lot less worries. Say if we lose something that we really like or treasure, we will feel upset. But if we look longer, everything will go, will break, nothing we can own forever. Including this "me", biologically first, we know that our body is changing all the time. Cells are dying and new ones are form, so what's the real me. Even some may believe in a permanent soul or mind. But our mind is changing all the time too. We learn, see, experience new things every moment. Our mind is changing all the time too. We suffer because we tends to think they are permanent. What is there to be upset about when something is lost? It's just natural. So what really is permanent? Where's the Reality?
The question that we should be thinking would be finding what really is about life, point of life some may say. I don't want to get too religious here, the answer is up to everyone to find out and different method suit everyone. I am sure many of us think we have found our answer, but it doesn't hurt to understand what other people feel and say as well as teaching of other religion.
If you are interested to find out why I pick the Chinese name to be 萬法唯心, please have a look at the About & Credits page.