Life long sharing . . .

“The Monk who Sold His Ferrari” – my note

Posted on: October 21, 2015

This is one of the books with a lot of dog ears in my book shelf.

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Re-read it again yesterday, and decided to keep some of the good sharing from this monk here, so I can access them easily, especially on days when I am down, or lost; though I keep the book just beside my bed.

Start with bad thoughts:

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And to make it a habit, always remember The Magic Rule of 21:

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I like this explanation of human-spirit relationship. It calms my heart,…

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and life is about learning lesson… (it reminded me of Andrew Matthew’s Life goes like this. We get hit by little pebbles – as a kind of warning. When we ignore the pebbles, we get hit by a brick. Ignore the brick and we get wiped out by a boulder.  If we’re honest, we can see where we have ignored the warning signs.

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And repeat this mantra when I felt defeated, need some courage:

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Of being noble and judgmental (ya, if you know me, you know how I detest the attitude ‘I am better/superior than thou‘)

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and yes, about conscience,

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Then these principles of life “industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage“. It reminded me of Lao Zi’s teaching: 仁义礼智信. Ain’t they similar?

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And seems like some similarity in Buddhism teaching: random act of kindness. The most important thing I learn from the book, when practicing kindness “Stop seeing yourself purely as an individual and start seeing yourself as part of the COLLECTIVE“.

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Lastly, learn to live in the moment. Remember the story of “Peter and the Magic Thread”.

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