萬法唯心 – Impermanence

Graduation & Impermanence

October 25, 2007 11:14 pm

Initially I thought this is going to be a long post, but after a while, there isn’t much I need to say… Starting to see that it’s better to say less in most situations but some time a bit of talking is necessary and good when done right. Therefore I try to write a little here.

However what I write here is relative anyway and likely that you will see it differently to me, graduation wasn’t particularly exciting really, but appreciate that it provides an opportunity for many to meet. It takes a lot of yuen (緣) for all of us to meet, to be in the same college, studying in same course, living in the same house. It’s up to us what we want to do with the 因緣 that bring us all together, why not make the best out of it. It’s not easy to live together, from strangers to housemates, some are thinking of living in the house that I’m currently living in, the thing I treasure is the time I get to spent with them.

This remains me of the talk given my Ajahn Brahm, I can’t remember exactly but on the line of describing Karma is like the ingredients of a cake. That we all have different ingredients (e.g. health, wealth, looks, etc) However what makes a good cake depends mainly on the cook, you can still bake a good cake with poor ingredients, but good ingredients doesn’t guarantee a good cake!

People will go, things will change, that’s the nature which is impermanence (無常). Happy things will happy and relatively unhappy moments will come, because we see things relatively (at least I still do, for me, it’s best to 放下萬緣,一心念佛). In a few years time, or even a weeks time, things that is happening right now becomes very small. Rare it is to know a group of friends as close as QuGee, easy it is to form, difficult it is to maintain. Much work need to be done, much to practise and much to learn, something to remain myself and to share:

但念無常,慎勿放逸!

過緩過急同是病,強想一心心愈亂,志堅如鋼氣如綿,不間不雜自成片。

Imperial Commemoration Day 2007

Many thanks to Kamil and Jac who have kindly taken many nice photos, their zoto urls:

Leaving Queen’s Gate

June 25, 2007 11:45 am

After living in Queen’s Gate for 3 years, all of us moved out on Sat. Everyone will be doing different things next year, but most will be at Lancaster Gate. I will be in Bracknell working for a Engineering Company. Everything from now will be very different (Impermanence), living with 4 others who I don’t know yet in a house. Things seems to be happening and I guess I’m very much following the flow rather than trying to go against it. Different definitions here, but surely you will understand if you know me.

Many things have happened this month, FYP, getting a job offer, moving house and looking forward to travel to Wutai Shan… I’m not very good at putting together what has been happening, Jac has put it very well on this post. Time to let go of the past and the future and back to the present moment.

一切隨緣

隨緣并不是消極的可有可無,不去爭取,而是盡你最大的努力後,學會等待,學會放下。

Happy Mother’s Day

May 13, 2007 1:27 am

This year for Mother’s Day, QuGee has decided to sing a song for all our mums. It was harder than I thought as I don’t sing often but it was definitely worth while. Will have some photos up later. Here is the lyrics:

《真的愛妳》

曲:黃家駒 詞:小美 編:BEYOND

-> Xiaoyun, Jac, YSS
無法可修飾的一對手 帶出溫暖永遠在背後
縱使囉唆始終關注 不懂珍惜太內咎

-> Kwok Hei, YGG
沉醉於音階她不讚賞 母親的愛卻永未退讓
決心衝開心中掙扎 親恩終可報答

-> Terry, Vincent, Kamil
春風化雨暖透我的心 一生眷顧無言地送贈

-> All
是妳多麼溫馨的目光 教我堅毅望著前路
叮囑我跌倒不應放棄
沒法解釋怎可報盡親恩 愛意寬大是無限
請准我說聲真的愛妳

-> Kwok Hei, YGG
仍記起溫馨的一對手 始終給我照顧未變樣
理想今天終於等到 分享光輝盼做到

Here are posts from QuGee related to this:

[Kamil] [Terry] [Jac] [Xiao]

Happy Mother’s Day

New QuGee Logo

April 29, 2007 9:59 am

Thanks to Jac, we now have a new QuGee Logo:

QuGee Logo

And also some changes to our QuGee frontpage, also new web buttons and badges:

QuGee button

QuGee Badges

If you want to put it on your site, this is the code:

<a href=”http://www.qugee.com/”><img title=”QuGee button” src=”http://www.qugee.com/images/qugee_button.gif” alt=”QuGee button” height=”15″ width=”80″ /></a>

Of course this is only one of the many ways to add the button. Lastly there are some very nice wallpapers which you can found on this page.